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Schnauzer Radio Orchestra - Music for a 1950s Video Game
October 17, 2013 8:18 PM   Subscribe

If you looked through Dark Roasted Blend's collection of "Music For ..." album covers, you might have noticed Music for a 1950s Video Game and scratched your head. No, it's not an archive of soundtracks for the proto-video games of the 1950s, but modern creations by the Schnauzer Radio Orchestra, aka Rob Geboers of Shnauzer Studios. Basta Records has two tracks on Soundcloud (Into The Cave and Final Boss), and Schnauzer Studios has a few clips of SRO in the studio (Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV), and CD unboxing. You can hear more from Schnauzer Radio Orchestra on Soundcloud.

Rob Geboers also produces jingles and background music for other folks, including Extralife Radio, and he shared a ton of the music he made for the show. If you want to know more about SRO, here's an audio interview with The Morning Stream, where you can hear more samples of the album.
posted by filthy light thief (13 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Looking for other sources of SRO songs, I turned to Grooveshark, which only has two tracks, but one is a cover of Spinal Tap's "Hell Hole", as mentioned in the interview. And if you're user of Rdio, it looks like the album is there.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:27 PM on October 17, 2013


Into the Cave is pretty fun, though I was expecting more theremin...

(Also, is it just me or does sound cloud not work in chrome for linux? and am I allowed to complain about that?)
posted by kaibutsu at 8:40 PM on October 17, 2013


(for future generations who might find this thread, the answer to your woes is "sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra".)
posted by kaibutsu at 8:43 PM on October 17, 2013


Into the Cave is pretty fun, though I was expecting more theremin...

As mentioned in this review, it's more wacky than sci-fi, with "quirky sounds from vintage Philicordas, Omnichords, Wurlitzers and Moog Synthesizers," and I think he mentioned 1950s era lounge albums in the interview.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:54 PM on October 17, 2013


This reminds me of some of the stuff on Ultra Swank.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 9:27 PM on October 17, 2013


That Total Boss number is totally about a car chase involving a Deux Cheveaux and a Vespa on the Côte d'Azur in a French farce starring Yves Montand and Brigitte Bardot.
posted by islander at 9:41 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


This reminds me of several songs from the Katamari Damacy soundtrack, especially Que Sera Sera and Katamari Mambo.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 11:36 PM on October 17, 2013


This is crazy. My work morning has suddenly become SO MUCH MORE JAUNTY. Quickly, someone put up dark wood paneling in my office, and cover my desk in formica!
posted by mittens at 5:42 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


that final boss track kinda sounds like the baby elephant song.
posted by lester's sock puppet at 6:47 AM on October 18, 2013


Monsieur Caution: This reminds me of several songs from the Katamari Damacy soundtrack

My wife heard some songs and thought of Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra
posted by filthy light thief at 7:00 AM on October 18, 2013


The whole album is on Spotify as well.
posted by modernserf at 8:27 AM on October 18, 2013


The music's great and all, but I can't be the only disappointed this post isn't about an orchestra of schnauzers.
posted by neroli at 11:04 AM on October 18, 2013


neroli, to avoid future confusion, I added the tag "NotActualSchnauzers" but it gets cut off as "NotActualSchnau...". Hopefully this comment will clarify the issue.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:30 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


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