Hello! First I wanted to thank you so much for taking the time to answer some questions. The NRW community loved your album and would love to learn more about you.
Hayley: The pleasure is ours! We're thrilled to be here.
Jared: Likewise, we are both followers
Mega Man feels like an arcade game. It is so hard that it feels punishing at times and so addictive that you can’t stop coming back to it.
Old games used to get overly serious and realistic art.
Arcade games and console games are fundamentally different
in a lot of ways. While the hardware, game mechanics, and depth of narrative
might be the most obvious, there is something at the core of the two that keeps
Crossing Souls is an independent and retro-inspired video game currently looking for funding on Kickstarter. You can check out the trailer for the game on the Kickstarter page or on YouTube. Does the song in the trailer sound familiar? Yep, that's Timecop1983! He is going to
We here at NRW review music and films, and so I wanted to kick off a series of video game reviews with a game whose name has grown to weigh more than any contribution to the series.
While listening through OGRE’s most recent release, particularly
the funky “Job For A Cowboy”, my girlfriend walked by and said something
interesting: “Are you listening to 80’s soundtracks again?” This was
interesting because as I listened through 195,
one word kept popping into my mind. Cinematic. This album is
Constellations by Dead Astronauts is a cool album. I wish that didn’t sound so clichéd. The release just exudes such a unique vibe and creates such dense atmosphere with what feels like little effort.
What initially got
you interested in creating music?
When I was 12 I had a friend which I met on Holiday in France
and he told me he made music with the computer. He showed me how he used a
program called Scream Tracker to make great music
I was seven years old when I was
first exposed to the world (metaworld?) of Final Fantasy. It was
a few days after Christmas of 1999 and my cousin had received Final Fantasy
VIII as a gift. Being seven in the presence of a teenager meant I had
Dead Astronauts is a cool album. I wish that didn’t sound so clichéd. The
release just exudes such a unique vibe and creates such dense atmosphere with
what feels like little effort. It manages to skirt retro/synthwave clichés
throughout, but subverts them in subtle ways to make
The Master System
by Awkward Silence is in some sense a debut EP. This musical project by actor
James Harris released a sample heavy 90’s rave inspired romp in May, but this
is his first release in this genre. The 90’s sample heavy style seems to peek
I know, I know. When is a bad time to enjoy music from NRW?
Funerals? Even that’s debatable. You don't need me to tell you how to enjoy music, but I’ve broken down the six ways that I enjoy the
music from this scene.
I’m a writer