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Post-Video Game MP3

At just under six minutes, Michael Bross‘ “Oscuro,” off his new Everything Is Now album, is fine instrumental pop, slowly acquiring layers of percussion, sounds, rifflets and nuance as it makes its way toward the six-minute mark (MP3). Perhaps best known for his video game scores (two Oddworld titles, Black Dahlia, Ripper), Bross has a pop aficionado’s instinct for the pithy melodic moment and a sound designer’s sense of how much depth can be instilled in such a moment. More info at

By Marc Weidenbaum

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