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Sankyo
20-10-2018, 18:41
Back in the 80s when I had a Commodore 64 the one thing I loved most was the music from guys like Hubbard, Galway, Gray, Daglish. I already found a Windows .sid player many years ago so I could still enjoy the music on my PC, and this week I also found that there are such players for my Android phone. Happy me, now I can listen to that music on the go as well :)

I also found that C64 music hero Matt Gray started a couple of Kickstarter projects to re-make his and others' C64 music with modern tech, called Reformation, Reformation 2 and Reformation 3 (https://c64audio.com/pages/matt-grays-reformation). All three projects reached their funding goals and the music of the first two projects is already available for purchase, Reformation 3 is scheduled for delivery in 2020. I've been listening to the music since yesterday and it is truly great IMO, highly recommended if you are into 8-bit/electronic music.

cxMilk
21-10-2018, 03:02
Still believe Galway's Title Theme form Parallax (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igVxjCecmEg) is one of the greatest pieces of sid chippery to ever grace this earth.

Sankyo
21-10-2018, 07:26
Still believe Galway's Title Theme form Parallax (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igVxjCecmEg) is one of the greatest pieces of sid chippery to ever grace this earth.

Agreed, though my personal greatest of all is The Last Ninja soundtrack (Last Ninja 1 Soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC470F2040BD725E4).
I learned this week that one of its two composers, Ben Daglish, passed away earlier this month, though :( Sad news.

MrTulip
21-10-2018, 15:13
Stellar amount of good remixes of c64 classics can be found at RKO:
https://remix.kwed.org

My favourite: Amiga/PC composer Allister Brimble's remix of Rob Hubbard's Lightforce.
https://remix.kwed.org/files/RKOfiles/Allister%20Brimble%20-%20Lightforce.mp3

Sankyo
21-10-2018, 19:09
I also found that C64 music hero Matt Gray started a couple of Kickstarter projects to re-make his and others' C64 music with modern tech, called Reformation, Reformation 2 and Reformation 3 (https://c64audio.com/pages/matt-grays-reformation). All three projects reached their funding goals and the music of the first two projects is already available for purchase, Reformation 3 is scheduled for delivery in 2020. I've been listening to the music since yesterday and it is truly great IMO, highly recommended if you are into 8-bit/electronic music.
Regarding Matt Gray's Reformation work, you can also buy a 'best of' selection and the fictitious Dominator 2 soundtrack separately at Bandcamp.com: https://mattgray1.bandcamp.com/