100 recent albums
I've made a playlist of the 1st song of the 100 most recently released albums on Magnatune.
This makes it easy to listen to what's new, since you can quickly scan a bunch of music to see what you like.
The player is on the "new releases" page, which you can find by clicking the "newest albums" link on the home page:
which takes you to this page:
and the 100-recent-releases player looks like this:
Note that put the GENRE: a the beginning of each track name, so you can skip the types of music you don't like.
This week, I'm also going to try including this "new releases" player in the new-releases announcement email, so people can listen to the new releases inside their email program. We'll see if people like that or find it annoying.
Braid video game launches to acclaim with Magnatune music
The video game Braid came out today for the Xbox Live Arcade to rapturous reviews, such as this one from PC Gamer Magazine (UK): "Braid is an ingenious and startlingly creative puzzle game, built with an understanding of good game design that even some of the industry's most revered figures could learn from."
The music used in the game is:
Here is a youtube video showing the game play, as well as the use of the music.
A big hearty thanks to Braid for blogging and promoting their use of our music!