We love retro games here, so of course we love retro gaming music! That's exactly what the debut EP from 0MEGAVIZI0N delivers, and then some. The album is titled Omikronian and is much more than just 8-bit music. It's not actually a game soundtrack, however it tells the story of the game being played in real time.
Omikronian follows a character named Pants Fad as they "travel through time and space to save the future from certain doom brought forth by an evil thaumaturgist from Omikronia."
Throughout the album, you will hear all of the sounds associated with boss battles, running, jumping, earning points, and even dying. All of these sounds are harmoniously layered into the composition, creating a truly unique combined Musical and gaming experience. The songs bring up nostalgic feelings from the NES and Atari era of games which is exactly what the artists were going for.
One of the composers, Jimmy Burdine, shares their vision for the album saying, "It's not a purist 8-bit album, it's more inspired by retro 80s video game music." We love the journey we're taken on listening to Omikronian and highly recommend checking it out.
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