My name is Xavier LaRue and I would like to introduce myself. I’m a 28-year-old male programmer that hopes to share with you guys my love for music. I’m going to help genoboost write articles about music I love as well as many other subjects.
When I was young, I used to play a lot of video games on multiple platforms. I had an NES, a Game Boy, and games such as Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Chrono Trigger. The music in those games left their mark on me.
When I got around to listening to the intro song from the album Roots by Danimal Cannon, I literally fell in love within seconds. That was my chiptunes awakening shall I say. I couldn’t believe that this was done using a single Game Boy and was totally impressed.
Danimal’s first album is absolutely phenomenal, but I’m digressing already. After this discovery, I started hunting the web for more of that chip goodness and found Joshua Morse’s first Waveform album which has become one of my favorite albums of all time.
Later on, I bought the first Indie Game Music Bundle and that was my VGM re-awakening. Since then, I’ve been listening almost exclusively to VGM and VGM related music.
My interest in music is pretty diverse, I enjoy pretty much everything related to VGM. To name a couple of things I absolutely love:
- Nobuo Uematsu’s FF OSTs in general
- Darren Kobb’s Bastion OST
- Austin Wintory’s whole collection
- Joshua Morse’s Waveform series
- Ubiktune’s whole collection.
In conclusion, I’ll try, through my words, to make you guys feel the passion I have for game music and help you discover more VGM.
Xavier “paxl13″ LaRue