For the uninitiated, the chiptunes genre often gets thrown into the “nostalgic but silly” category of music somewhere alongside ‘Weird’ Al and Rappin’ Duke. That’s unfortunate, but occasionally, something comes along to remind people that real art is being created by people who just happen to love the sound of classic video games. In 2012, it wasn’t a indie icon like Canada’s Crystal Castles, but a California-based graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music named Rich Vreeland, who managed to do the seeming impossible: create a blippy, chiptune masterpiece with actual crossover appeal.
Getting To Know Fez Composer Rich Vreeland2
About the Author
A chemist turned technical sound designer, Roel has a passion for all things game audio. With a fondness for programming tools and implementation, he recently landed a position at Volition, Inc. (Deep Silver) as an in-house audio designer where he works with a talented audio team, making kick-ass audio for open world AAA games. He looks forward to collaborating and sharing his enthusiasm with the audio community.