Random Chiptune Of The Day #3
Posted by representingpuroresu on 11/10/2009
This was not going to be my first choice, but I read on one of my music/scene news sources that Armin Gessert, game designer and father of the game “The Great Giana Sisters” (aka Giana Sisters, which spawned a song that is now one of the most popular and most covered/remixed tunes on the scene), died Sunday after a heart attack. I don’t have any more info on him. I’d never heard of him but I know the song, composed by Chris Hulsbeck, so as a tribute to Gessert here is my favorite remix/cover of The Great Giana Sisters, as remixed/performed by Machinae Supremacy:
You can download this song for FREE at RKO (Remix.Kwed.Org) by clicking the link below:
Once you arrive at this page, click on the song name under “Title”. The song will load and begin playing in a few seconds. Click on “File” > “Save Page As…” to save the MP3 (this assumes you’re using Firefox).
This is one of over 2500 songs you can listen to and download for FREE on RKO, no registration required. There is one catch though: To keep bandwidth costs reasonable there is a limit of 50 downloads per IP per hour (a download is when you listen to a song even if you don’t save it to your PC). But unless you’re only listening to a few seconds of a song before going to another one, not really a problem.
(Disclaimer: Per their own disclaimer/fine print, all songs on RKO are assumed to be freely distributable. They generally are submitted by the composers/arrangers/remixers themselves)
For more from this awesome group credited as the founders of the “SID Metal” genre, check out their official website (in English):
You can download more of their older tunes for free there (click on Downloads, then Webography), plus order one of their albums they’ve released (they have done 4 albums, 2 of which-Overworld and Redeemer-are available in the US on iTunes for $9.99 each). They still tour and do live shows today, primarily in Europe.