Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fountainhead - NES Soundtrack Tribute Album

One of the major advantages of the classic NES was its ability to be upgraded through chips that were built directly into the game cartridges. This was largely responsible for the systems wide range of software that continued to impress well after the systems prime. Without the assistance of chips such as the many MMC (Memory Management Controllers) chips, we wouldn't have had classics such as Castlevania 3 or Super Mario Bros. 3. Sound was yet another area that benefited greatly from these expansion chips allowing Nintendo's first home console to pump out some of the greatest video game music ever. Musical group Xenon Odyssey has put together an album titled Fountainhead which uses almost every sound chip that was available for the system to create a wonderful 8 bit tribute to the classic NES. The album is available at Bandcamp where you can name your own price including FREE. Enjoy!

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