I don’t usually work with music – it often distracts me – but lately when I needed a little background music, I’ve been obsessed with lo-fi remixes of video game music on YouTube.
I’ve already left on record that I sometimes listen to video game music while at work because a) I’m a big nerd and b) a lot of video game music is already designed as a pleasant background noise that can be repeated endlessly without being annoying. It wouldn’t be that fun to spend hours upon hours in the worlds of Pokémon When the music was always on your face and eventually distracted. (I will give Pokémon Ruby and sapphire‘s weird prominent horns a pass here.)
So it makes sense that the infinitely audible quality of video game music, much of which crossed my mind after days in virtual worlds, combines very well with the soft electronic sounds of Lo-fi chill-hop beats, what I can Likewise listening for hours. Now i’m addicted.
Here are a few remixes that I recommend.
If you are a fan of Final Fantasy VII‘s amazing soundtrack i think you will dig this series of remixes from Rifti Beats. I think I go back to this video more than any other. (And there is one Second part!)
“Zelda & Chill 2”From GameChops adds a fantastic touch to a classic Zelda Melodies. (The Remix “Midna’s Lament” is so, so good.) If you like what you hear, you may want to hear the original. “Zelda & Chill. ”
I recently hit Nier: automatonsand I couldn’t get the game’s incredible music out of my head. I recently turned to this remix of two of the game’s best songs – the city ruins theme and the amusement park theme – by Alex Moukala (A name that you may think of as the originator of the funky remixes of the Wii’s Mii Channel).
If you are familiar with that persona You might want to give the very good music of the series these remixes by Courtar a listening.
And if you don’t want to sort through the many mixes available on YouTube, just turn them on Live stream from the GameChops Video Game Study Lounge. (In a creepy coincidence, I opened it to grab the link and it played the aforementioned remix of “Midna’s Lament.” The song is just so good!)
Have fun while listening. And Tweet me with any recommendations you have!