After working on it for five years, Pixel released Cave Story in 2004. Now, after working on it for five years, George & Jonathan have released their album “The Best Music”, an album constructed entirely using Pixel’s chiptune tracker Piston Collage. And it’s seriously incredible.
Isn’t it beautiful? It’s like some sort of vast, wonderful, aggressively poppy Alex Mauer album or something. Even the song titles are preposterously awesome: “Sludge Mansion”? “GUH”? “Troll Roll Call”? Straight up, this has to be the happiest music on the planet, and you’re a fool if you don’t download this immediately.
A little backstory: George & Jonathan are actually George Michael Brower and Jonathan Baken, two rad dudes who have done some very cool solo chiptunes previously but whose powers combined are clearly more than any of us can fathom.
Like all the best music these days, “The Best Music” is totally free; click the widget below to listen to it, and click right here (or on the widget’s tastefully scrolling header) to download it for yourself.
Oh, and if you love it as much as we do, donate them some damn money, damn it!