We love creating original music to share with the world, and we hope you enjoy listening to it.
Look no further than our original albums, composed by several of the most famous video game musicians in the world.
Heart Beat Circuit is an album five years in the making. After completing his Master's degree in music performance in 2010, George "Smoke Thief" Baker began to conceptualize what would take shape into his first album. He mixes genres from ambient to jazz, and fuses electronic elements with instruments such as saxophone. Features famed video game composers Manami Matsumae, Saori Kobayashi, and Takahiro Izutani.
Keiji Yamagishi is a Famicom-era pioneer and has composed music for some of the most beloved gaming franchises, notably Ninja Gaiden, Tecmo Bowl, Captain Tsubasa and Gitaroo Man. Inspired from his Famicom days and fueled with more passion and directness, Keiji Yamagishi sends us all into a "futuristic emotional chiptunes world", as he himself has described it.
After a hiatus of 7 years, Saori Kobayashi (of Panzer Dragoon) and Yumiko Takahashi (of Suikoden) returned with their musical ensemble AKANE. Journey features new original music inspired by the Panzer Dragoon series of games, compositions from Crimson Dragon, Crimson Dragon: Side Story, and a special appearance by legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu (of Final Fantasy).
IN FLUX is an East-meets-West music album that merges the two sides together in an unprecedented way, featuring the musicians of Evanescence, Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Silent Hill, Panzer Dragoon, Sworcery, Spelunky & more. The union of Japanese artists alongside their Western friends shine through the album, sidestepping the language gap and communicating entirely through the universal understanding of music.
"World 1-2: The Complete Collection" contains "World 1-2" and "World 1-2: Encore". It includes both original music and video game remixes. Musicians include Video Game Orchestra, Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), Manami Matsumae (Mega Man), Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden), Austin Wintory (Journey), Eirik Suhrke (Spelunky), Ben Prunty (FTL), Stemage, Danimal Cannon, Monomirror — and more.
Who doesn't look back on their favorite video game soundtracks with fond nostalgia?
Our artists have composed some of the most beloved music in video game history.
We aim to continue that tradition with every new soundtrack we create.
Rainblocks is an arcade puzzle game on iOS where your goal is to match color blocks continuously, with music by Manami Matsumae (of Mega Man & Shovel Knight). Touch Arcade says, "It's [Mega Man] that the theme for Rainblocks seems to call back to the most, with a light, bouncy melody that stays in your head long after you've stopped playing."
Shovel Knight's composer Jake Kaufman used freely available hobbyist tools to write the soundtrack and program all the sound effects, resulting in music that can be played on a real NES/Famicom console!
Joining him is Brave Wave's legendary Manami Matsumae, who created the music and sound effects for Mega Man and inspired Jake and other composers to start their own careers in game music.
Other soundtracks our artists have worked on or are currently working on:
Short-Length Albums (EPs)
Our EPs are short but sweet. We like to think of them as little presents hand-crafted for our fans.
Retro-Active Pt. 1 Remixed contains remixes of Keiji Yamagishi's acclaimed debut "Retro-Active Pt. 1". Artists such as Chipzel (of Super Hexagon), Kozilek (Nuclear Throne), ABSRDST, and others lend their unique touch to Yamagishi's high-energy tracks. The opening remix of Kaleidoscope by Daliesk was the Grand Prize Winner of our March 2015 remix contest.
Miyajima is a 6-track EP containing the b-sides to In Flux. We worked on In Flux for over a year and changed our approach multiple times. In doing so, we ended up with a number of unused tracks — ones that are still fun and experimental, but ultimately didn't fit into the album. Contains tracks by halc, Benjamin Briggs, Andi Bissig (Mirage), Souleye (VVVVVV), and Eirik Suhrke (Spelunky).
Year One is a name-your-price EP from us at Brave Wave to the wonderful people who supported us through our first year. 6 tracks by 6 wonderful musicians: Manami Matsumae (Mega Man), Eirik Suhrke (Spelunky), halc (Insert Rupee), Benjamin Briggs (Insert Rupee), Dj Cutman, and ABSRDST.