Happy 2011 from Audiosurf-land! This week we've got some upbeat rock from the UK's Heifervescent. These songs remind me of sitting around watching Brady Bunch reruns where Greg wants to be a rock star--the lyrics suggest there's nothing more to worry about than which girl to take to Friday night's dance, or arguing over who's got the dreamiest eyes. I like it.
"Magnetized" and "Superglue" have the thickest traffic. "What's this all about?" has a 70s pop feel to it, and "Lunar Module" is the most laid-back of the bunch.
Happy holidays from Audiosurf-land! We've got a few spiced-up holiday tunes to entertain you this week from J.E.L.L.i. If you've ever wondered what a punk version of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" would sound like, then you're in luck. And you've got to appreciate a version of "The 12 days of Christmas" that's sung so incredibly fast it's done in 4 minutes.
And then we end things a little more calmly, with a holiday piano composition by Torley called "Celebrate Every Day."
This week on Radio we're featuring some Makina, which is a new genre for me. It originated in Spain, and it's like really fast bubbly techno/trance with chipmunk-like vocals thrown in. I'm not sure what's up with the chipmunks, but they start to fade in the background of the driving pulse of these rides.
We start off with Prana Yama's "Convicted" and its 251 traffic count. For me, the pounding bass of "Call me back" was balanced by its happy ecstatic parts. "Beautiful Girls" is almost 8 minutes long with plenty of hills and valleys. I enjoyed the "cyclone" sound effects for these.
Welcome to all our new players this week! There are some fantastic Steam sales going on. We hope you enjoy our little tribe of music-obsessed gamers.
The joy of Audiosurf is enjoying your own music collection. Each week we also have some free songs available to everyone to play, called our "Radio" songs. To welcome you all I've chosen a few tracks to show off different styles of music in the game.
"Days of Fulfilled Hope" by Somniaferum is my favorite ride lately. It has amazing red tunnels at the end. "Troyitska Pisnia"by Viy is a Ukranian folk song that I can't get out of my head. "I Know you Reiter" by King Richard's Sunday Best showcases about 10 different genres in one song--from country western to gregorian chant. Lastly, "Childhood" by Aleksey Chistilin is a relaxing piano piece.
Thanks to all the artists who submitted music for Radio this week! My favorite of the bunch was Jonathan Araldi's trance.
"Transmission" has an intense feeling throughout, then "Purity Nation" has a more ecstatic feel with some cresting vistas. "Sky Blue and Sun Orange" is probably my favorite of the bunch--I'm a sucker for ultra-happy techno!