Essential games for music nerds from the Steam Winter Sale

2020 saw the gaming industry supplant film as the predominant AV medium. There are plenty of great possibilities for immersion now on sale for Mac and PC – and titles music makers and nerds won’t want to miss. Here are some favorites, including some that might fly under the radar.

That Hans Zimmer ad, but it’s chiptune

“In music, you’re basically having a conversation…” Sometimes that conversation is best expressed in 8 bits.

Peter Kirn - June 29, 2020

From the far edges of experimental electronic compositions, inside Elli Records’ In the Room

Radical times call for fearless experimentation – and fast. Elli Records bends polyrhythms, noise, and custom software to the breaking point. The toolmakers and sound alchemists talk to us about just what they’ve been building in there.

David Abravanel - June 9, 2020

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