Tuesday, 27 November 2012

5 Bucks to Burn: Wii U Grooves by DJ Cutman

5 Bucks to Burn

     This is a series dedicated to Indie Game Music whose albums are good but don't get enough recognition to mainstream gamers. Why not put this with a Lost in the Music? Some albums, while very good, are sadly too short to warrant a full article.

     However these albums are good and deserve a mention. The people behind these albums are incredibly talented and they deserve to be recognized. Five Bucks to Burn will showcase these artists.

Wii U Grooves: DJ Cutman

     As of this writing, more then 400k Wii U's have been sold in the US and Canada since it's launch last week and one of the first things that everyone did was get a firmware update. Some people griped about it while others took to the internet and made jokes about. One musician decided to make a song, then an entire album using the music from the firmware screen.

     Wii U Grooves, by DJ Cutman is a concept CD utilizing the tracks from the Wii U's dashboard and firmware status screens. This is an interesting concept and aside from Danimal Cannon, I haven't seen any other artist do this. It is good to see something unique brought to the Video Game music community.

     So how is the album? It's a wonderful tribute to the new generation of consoles. DJ Cutman sampled various tracks from Wii U console and turned them into a wonderful tribute to Nintendo. The songs are laid back and relaxing. This is the sort of music you want to listen to when you want to just kick back with your favourite book on a miserable day and relax.

     DJ Cutman has released this album on his bandcamp page for a pay as you wish price and I would suggest picking it up for yourself or those who enjoy Video Game music. With the holidays around the corner, It would be a great way to send this as a gift to your musically inclined friends or family.

     This is Daimo Mac and I am lost in the music.

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