I am very happy to announce volume 2 in a series of 5 song “mixtapes” from GM4A. The series is called Hey! Listen! and asks you to do just that! Check out the first mixtape page for info about how this mixtape series works. Anyway, I am glad to say we have another month with 5 more amazing musicians and another great artist! We have some great chiptunes from Amiga Agia, blistering nerdcore hip hop from Antisoc, not to mention some truly epic VG arrangements from Skull Kid, Monkey Kong, and XMark. This is all wrapped up into a neat little package with amazing undersea artwork by Mareyn!
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Track listing and artwork:
1. Skull Kid – Gauntlet Intro
2. Amiga Agia – Where Your Hiding
3. Antisoc – Trippin’ Breakers
4. XMark – Still Alive
5. Monkey Kong – Aquatic Ambience
Album Artwork by Mareyn
About the artwork:
I think cephalopods are hilarious, with that in mind I asked about to see if anyone would want to draw some, luckily Mareyn answered the call and delivered three of the best classically trained creatures below 1,000 meters. I like to imagine these three squids playing sold out clubs in a different evolutionary setting. I have also named them! That is Inky on the left, Blobby on the right, and front and center is Admiral Inksax. I am bad with names. Anyway, the album art is also partly inspired by the final song on this compilation. Major thanks again to Mareyn and her ability to draw amazing art on pretty short notice!
Thank you to all the people who download and spread the word about this mixtape, as well as the last mixtape! I hope you are convinced of the awesomeness of these groups and decide to investigate their music further. Also a huge thanks to the bands who have been more than happy to contribute songs, and to everyone who has been willing to write about the mixtapes wherever they can. Thanks again to Alex Atchley for hosting the album on Hotdog Storm. And of course thanks to everyone who contributed to the mixtape, and look out for volume 3 already underway!