This is the soundtrack for a video game prototype I made for a racing game called “Speed Racist”. It sounds very Sega Genesis. I wrote this specific piece in late 2015.
(MY OK BBS is the artist name I release all my solo chiptune work under. I don’t release it under the same artist name as my progressive rock music because it’s so incredibly different in every way, and would have entirely different listener bases. I got a Google Voice phone number as part of another project, and went to a website that would suggest words for a number you gave it, and that was one of the suggestions for the number. The other project (now Horchata Network) rejected the name, so I used it for this.)
It’s the first song on this album, so, I just have the whole album linked here.
I always think of synth brass when I think of racing games, probably because of Mario Kart. And synth brass always reminds me of Frank Zappa/Tommy Mars, which is why I have that little tribute section in there to them.
I was feeling really inspired by the harmony style of John Linnell from They Might Be Giants at this point in my life, and I wrote a few things with those augmented and diminished chords over the course of two years.
The section at 2:04 is the Frank Zappa/Tommy Mars section. That was so so much fun to do. I still haven’t figured out how to accurately duplicate either the Mario Kart or Tommy Mars brass sound yet. I’ve tried on a number of occasions. They’re both different and amazing. Maybe some day I’ll get it right, although for this song, I was also trying to duplicate the Genesis brass sounds, which are a bit different.