American Pixels is Video Game Remix Tribute Album

A new video game music arrangement is on Kickstarter, called American Pixels. Presented by composer and music arranger Christopher “Mazedude” Getman, American Pixels is a 14-track remixed tribute album to game music from companies originating in the United States. The full album is written and composed, but the mastering, licensing, and physical CD duplication won’t happen without Kickstarter support.

Creator Mazedude was responsible for a 2005 album of the same nature called American Album, and American Pixels is meant to be a step up from that. Mazedude describes the inspiration for American Pixels as another level higher than its predecessor:

What if the project could be transformed into a vehicle that not only honored American composers, but also provided an opportunity for a new kind of videogame remix, a new caliber of genre fusion, and with it, virtuoso performances by talented soloists? Not only could the project live beyond a simple album release, but it could be an eye-opener that brings various facets of the music industry together in one place. That’s the ultimate goal of this project, to go beyond me, and to challenge musicians and audiences alike to re-think what it means to arrange music.

Interested parties can spot the America Pixel Kickstarter here. See below for a full track list, the campaign ends on August 4.

  1. “The Dragonborn Concerto [The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim]” originally by Jeremy Soule
  2. “Liquid Tribes [Puzzlejuice]” originally by Jimmy “Big Giant Circles” Hinson
  3. Aurelia for Trombone [Advent Rising]” originally by Tommy Tallarico
  4. “Switch Force Ballad [Mighty Switch Force 2]” originally by Jake “virt” Kaufman
  5. “Agent Sprawl [Dead Space 2]” originally by Jason Graves
  6. “Purple Streets [Sam and Max Season One]” originally by Jared Emerson-Johnson
  7. “Maniac Muzak [Maniac Mansion]” originally by George “The Fat Man” Sanger
  8. “Metropolis for Guitar [DC Universe]” originally by Gerard K. Marino
  9. “Angelhenge [Brutal Legend]” originally by Peter McConnell
  10. “Tribal Clayface [Batman Arkham City]” originally by Ron Fish
  11. Bernard Electric [Maniac Mansion]” originally by Dave Govett
  12. Transponder Mission [Mass Effect 2]’ originally by Jack Wall
  13. Big Sister Matti [BioShock 2]” originally by Garry Schyman
  14. Tristram in Flames [Diablo]” originally by Matt Uelmen