I hope you are ready to climb through some vents and save humanity from the Illuminati because this week we are taking an elevator ride with Deus Ex: Human Revolution by Michael McCann. Pressed by Sumthing Else Music Works on two gorgeous “Golden Smog” vinyl, Human Revolution is without a doubt one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. Get the Neuropozyne and dial in your ears for this one!
This past month has been insane for video game vinyl. I feel like every week since the beginning of November we have had a new soundtrack announcement. I am super excited for a lot of these new titles, as well as ones from earlier this year that are starting to get shipped out. It feels like I have had a consistent list of tracking numbers to handle, and all I can say is that I am excited. This year I feel has been absolutely crazy for this industry and I can’t even imagine what 2019 will bring!
Meet me at the summit because this week we are covering the soundtrack to Celeste by Lena Raine. Pressed by Ship to Shore PhonoCo. this eclectic and wintry score to one of the best indie games of the past year is here to knock your mittens off! Grab your comfiest throw blanket and snuggle up with your electronic device as we dash right into this weeks post! Hope your brought some strawberries!
The Game Awards
Tomorrow is The Game Awards, and today’s soundtrack is up for “Best Score/Music”. Be sure to head over to The Game Awards website and cast your votes for this years nominees. Music from Celeste will be performed live at the show, and it is sure to be a blast! Keep an eye on my social media for a chance to win a Bandcamp version of Celeste, provided by Lena herself, to listen to until your hearts content!
See you on the slopes!
Fight back the Process and free your soul with Transistor by Darren Korb. Pressed on “Coke-Bottle Clear” vinyl by Supergiant Games & Gotta Groove Records, Transistor is Super Giant Games’ follow up to instant cult classic: Bastion. Take a trip with me to Cloudbank as we explore every dark alley and underbelly slum with a neon blade in hand!
Thank you, Supergiant Games!
This was a truly surprising release for me, and I am so grateful that I was able to snag a copy of this re-press. Darren Korb has always been one of my favorite composers ever since experiencing Bastion with everyone back in 2011. His work has always stuck with me, and the work here on Transistor is, without question, incredible. I want to give a huge shoutout to everyone on the team for signing my copy and for providing extra Bandcamp codes for some of my lucky readers. Please keep an eye on my social media pages — Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook — for a chance to get a digital copy of this incredible soundtrack!
Back to the pressing plant!
Dust off your old cartridge and have a seat in front of your CRT, this week we are taking a light-speed jump into Gradius by the Konami Kukeiha Club pressed by Ship to Shore PhonoCo. Take a trip down nostalgia lane with me as we explore this fantastic tribute to one of gaming’s most iconic franchises. There is no rose tent here — what you will experience is truly magical in every sense of the word. So without further ado, “Destroy the core!”
🎂 Birthday! 🎈
Today marks another revolution around the sun for me and a lot has happened this year that makes me feel very grateful to be doing what I love. This has been one of the best years of my life by far; my continued passion and drive pushes me into becoming the best version of myself for those I love, and the industry I care so deeply about.
I thank each and every one of you who come and read my thoughts every week. It truly means the world and so much more to me. Thank you for your support and for all your love, I hope to spread as much of my own to you.
Let’s continue this journey together and make the best of this ride we possibly can!
Grab your Pip-Boy and kick back with a refreshing Nuka-Cola! This week we are taking a look at the soundtrack to Fallout 4 by Inon Zur, pressed on “Vault Suit” blue vinyl by Spacelab9. Containing all 65 incredibly arranged tracks, this deluxe vinyl box set is truly a marvel, despite minor flaws worn beneath the grooves. Climb out of your vault and bring some Rad-X along — we will be hearing the clicks before too long.
Happy Launch Day to Fallout 76!
I hope many of you are staying safe out in Appalachia today, facing the freshest wasteland we have ever seen in a Fallout game to date. Make sure to stay hydrated, take many breaks, and eat plenty of healthy snacks during your long game sessions. I know I will be right there with you all exploring this brand new world!
Take me home, country roads!
This week we are traveling at the speed of light with Zanshin's Lightfield soundtrack, pressed on white vinyl by Minimum Records. This is truly one of the prettiest vinyl I have ever seen in terms of packaging and design. If you have yet to give this album a listen, I highly suggest you check out the album on Bandcamp. This one will surely take your table on the ride of its life!
This past weekend I played some sweet grooves at my local geek hang out and got to spend some quality time representing the artists and labels that make our lives better. I also got a few shirts and stickers printed up for friends, family, and local fans. If you are interested in either of these, drop me a line at my email: email@example.com
Keep riding those grooves!
Glide your way into this week with a little red breegull in your backpack with Banjo-Kazooie by Grant Kirkhope pressed by iam8bit. This was one of the first video game soundtracks I ever picked up on vinyl. Take a trip back in time with me and relive your nostalgic past with this beloved score to one of Rare’s most cherished games, and one of Nintendo’s most killer games of all time for their N64 system! Gather around the cauldron and let’s all have some brew on this Halloween night! Pop in your cartridge or let your own copy of this beautiful release spin on your table and defeat that wicked witch! Be careful to not get honey on anything!
Have a spooky one!
After working almost 24 hours in two days at my job, it was wonderful to sit down and listen to some awesome music and share my thoughts and a fond memory with all of you! Take a moment to reminisce with me about a classic release, one that I’m sure we all hope gets a much needed re-press. Whether you are out with friends tonight or tucked into your homes playing games, I hope you have a wonderfully spooky evening!
This weekend I am going to spinning a bit of my collection at my favorite local spot, Club Geek! I want to spread the love of music as far and wide as I possibly can. I hope you all can join with me in supporting all these amazing artists that help make the games we play the best they possibly can be!
Back to the pressing plant!
Venture into the future this week with Equip’s Synthetic Core 88 Soundtrack. A blast from nostalgic past, Synthetic Core 88 sets it’s sights on 90’s nostalgia and takes on a 16-bit era style that will surely knock your socks off. Pressed on “Laser Disc” vinyl by Yetee Records, this is not a release to be missed. Although Synthetic Core 88 isn’t really a game (please someone pick up this idea and make it a thing), let your imagination carry you off into a neo-dystopian RPG adventure to save the future!
Thanks for coming back for another weekly dose of WAX! Covering Synthetic Core 88 was a real treat. This is truly one of my favorite releases to come out this year, and I am extremely excited to see what Equip comes up with next. I highly recommend you go through and listen to everything from Equip, Kevin Hein, and Subhumanizer. The talent on display from all of these libraries of music is extraordinary! Stay tuned next week for a spooky Halloween edition of WAX Wednesday!
Keep it spoopy!
I hope you all have your cotton candy ready this week, because we are taking a screaming descent into the amazing You, Me & Gravity: The Music of Planet Coaster composed by Jim Guthrie & J.J. Ipsen. This wonderful soundtrack will take you on a trip through one of the most magically down to earth theme parks you could ever imagine. Fill your ears with analog grooves and plucky tunes; sit back, relax, and take a ride on the worlds most folky coaster. Pressed on “Day Turns to Night” vinyl by iam8bit, the soundtrack to Planet Coaster is surely a masterpiece that will be loved for years to come!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful week. I have got some exciting new vinyl on the way. I’ve been slowly trying to catch up on all the amazing releases over the past year or so. This year is not even over, and I feel like there has been more amazing releases this year than in the past. We are nearing the end of 2018, and it seems like there are many more surprise announcements to come. Keep an eye on my social media pages, and give a follow to all the amazing labels I have linked HERE.
Take care, and I will see you all next week for another Blog Post!
Back to the pressing plant!
Welcome back to another weekly groove session. This Wednesday we are going to be talking about the lovely Shadowrun: Hong Kong by Jon Everist. This release was pressed on gold and silver vinyl by Black Screen Records, and was truly a treat to spend some quality time with. The Shadowrun series has always held a special place in my heart, and I hope to share some of my love for this release with you. I highly recommend you spend some quality time not only with this album, but the game if you have a chance. The insane work Harebrained and company have put into reviving this amazing series is not something that should be dismissed. Sit back, relax, and bask in this Eastern dystopian synth-capade. Hopefully when you unplug you’ll remain more than just a vestige of your former self!
Stay locked into the groove!
A lot of exciting new content will be coming up soon. Thanks so much for continuing to come back week in and week out to follow my passion project. This is truly a delight for me to sit down each week and really focus on a particular release in my library. I hope that you all are having as much fun reading my thoughts as I am with sharing them. None of this could be possible without the incredible support of my family and friends, not to mention the insane work that record labels and artists have put into making this an industry worth supporting. There has been a lot of heartache surrounding bootlegs this week, and I just want to be upfront. I will not be featuring any release that does not directly support those who pour their heart and souls into making the things that enrich our lives so much a reality. Keep on pressing, much love to everyone!
Catch you on the flippty flip!
This week is a big one! Today I will be covering the exquisite DOOM soundtrack by Mick Gordon pressed on red vinyl by Laced Records. This limited edition box set is easily one of the greatest releases to grace my turntable, and I am so glad to be able to share it with you. So grab your BFG and jump head first into hell!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my website. There are tons of awesome upcoming releases, so keep an eye on my Twitter to see when I retweet announcements. Also, Blip Blop is literally one of the best resources out there for staying up to date on releases as soon as they are announced. I will be working more on the new releases part of my site in the future (there’s a lot of ‘em), but for right now those are the best resources out there!
Take care, and I’ll catch you on the B-Side!
Back to the pressing plant!
Welcome back to another weekly dose of wax. Today I am going to be sharing with you the wonderful Ballads of Hyrule composed by Rozen and pressed on limited Milky White vinyl by the wonderful people over at Materia Collective. This was such a treat to experience, and I hope to share some of my excitement with you. Hop on over to the blog post and give it a listen while you read. I know you will be transported to a beautiful adventure just like I was!
You are awesome!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out this weeks blog post. I have a lot that I am still working on getting up and running here on the site. Please feel free to check out my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, where I post regularly and engage with the community. I’d love to see you over there, and look forward to hearing from all of you. Thank you so much to everyone who has been so supportive of this journey; whether you are family, friends, or industry wax heads, please know that you are loved, and I appreciate all of you more than you know.
Catch you on the next one!
Back to the pressing plant! <3
Welcome to VGM WAX!
Hey there, my name is Jacob. Thanks for being awesome and visiting my website! I am dedicating this project to my collection and love of video game music vinyl. This will be a space for me to post pictures, share thoughts about releases, and just talk about the medium I love so dearly. So please hang around and take a look. This is a huge work in progress, so there will undoubtedly be more to come in the future. For right now, please feel free to read my first blog post about the wonderful DEADBOLT by Chris Christodoulou, pressed by Black Screen Records, and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when I post anything new here.
Stay locked into that groove!
It is an extreme pleasure for me to write about one of my favorite artists’ pressings from one of my favorite labels. This little journey I am taking is definitely one that I am excited to share with all of you. Please feel free to like, share, or leave a comment about your thoughts on this awesome record. I’d love to hear from you!