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Putty Squad is released and HVSC Update

Wednesday, 25 December 2013
After 20 years, Putty Squad by System 3 is released for the Amiga and can be downloaded for free from their website. Huge thanks to them for making this possible, and to Galahad for his work in restoring the game from the original development files. Further information regarding the story can be found on Codetapper's Amiga Retro Site.

The HVSC Team has released v60 of their C64 Music Collection. The collection now contains more than 44,000 SID tunes. You can download from our mirror as well as using the web based search interface to stream the music as mp3/ogg. Big thanks to the HVSC Team, and to the C64 scene for continuing to produce excellent C64 music.

Happy Xmas everyone :)

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Turrican Soundtrack Anthology early download version

Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Emails have gone out to backers of Chris Hülsbeck's Turrican Soundtrack Anthology Kickstarter project, with download links for all 4 CD's as FLAC, mp3 and other formats. The email contained the message:

"Surprise! Winners Save The Planet! :) Finally it is done - as promised, here's your advance backer / supporter download of the entire Turrican Soundtrack Anthology! Even though this project has been a long and hard journey and it all took longer than anticipated, the entire team is very proud at what we have accomplished and we hope you'll enjoy the result! :) And we're again thanking you with all our hearts that you made this project possible! Also, we will have a shipping date for the physical goodies very soon too."
- Chris Hülsbeck


A lot of work has gone into this, and the music is excellent. Hopefully backers will also receive the hard copies soon, but it's great to be able to listen to the music in the meantime. Thanks Chris :)

The Amiga Works is now shipping

Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Amiga Works (album cover)

Those that backed Allister Brimble's Kickstarter campaign for his new Album "The Amiga Works" are now receiving their CD's and USB Sticks. For those that missed the opportunity to back the project during the campaign, the album and USB stick as well as the poster (with artwork from Rico Holmes) will be available to purchase from the new official website http://www.amigaworks.com from the 21st October 2013. Received my copy in the post today, and have been listening to it non-stop. You can tell the massive amount of work that has gone into it - it is superb! Thanks Allister :)

/ BuZz

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High Voltage SID Collection #59

Monday, 22 July 2013
On the 28th June, v59 of the High Voltage SID Collection was released by the HVSC Team. The Exotica mirror and search is now updated to the latest version (A few weeks late). The collection now contains 43,856 SIDs. You can download the complete collection or use the web based search interface to browse and search the collection, as well as stream mp3/ogg recordings on demand. Note that the official page for the HVSC is at http://www.hvsc.de.

New Amiga video game music album - "Paula Agnus Denise"

Tuesday, 7 May 2013
"Paula Agnus Denise - Best of Amiga and CD32 Video Game Music" is a collaborative compilation album released on May 6th, 2013 in CD, download and streaming formats. The album includes a total of 19 tracks which are either remastered, studio versions or remixes of Amiga game music, with five of the recordings being previously unreleased. The album includes the catchy melodies from legendary games such as Speedball 2, Cannon Fodder, Turrican 2, Hired Guns, Battle Squadron and Pinball Dreams. The CD version comes in a Super Jewel Box with a 12-page booklet.

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Music Collection Updates

Sunday, 6 January 2013
v58 of the High Voltage SID Collection has been released by the HVSC Team. The collection now contains 43,116 SIDs. You can download the complete collection or use the web based search interface to browse and search the collection, as well as stream mp3/ogg recordings on demand. Note that the official page for the HVSC is at http://www.hvsc.de.

The Atari SAP Music Archive was also recently updated to v3.6 with 315 new tunes (4630 in total). The main site for the Atari SAP Music archive is at http://asma.atari.org/, however we offer an alternative web interface at ExoticA that allows to search and download recordings from the collection (as ogg or mp3) over at the ASMA Search page. There was a v3.5 out previously that we missed, and it looks as though our download page got forgotten too, as it linked to a very old version. This is now all fixed.

The UnExoticA music collection got a small update with some composer and comment corrections. Thanks to those who submitted fixes. There is still lots of stuff outstanding, and the collection has not had much love over the last few years. Maybe XtC and Kyzer will come back to help in 2013 :)

Just under a week ago Allister Brimble's kickstarter album project The Amiga Works got funded, with 524 backers bringing in a total of £18,848. Congratulations Allister! It was also announced that Allister and Chris Huelsbeck would both be remixing one track on each others albums, which I look forward to hearing.

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