Article Archive

Here you will find articles about video game vinyl. This is a work in progress and any input as to the shape of this will be appreciated. Also if you have any articles that I’ve missed feel free to send them this way and I will include them here.


2021

Games Freezer Interviews: Stumpy Frog Records“, Britt Roberts, Games Freezer, May 29, 2021 (archive)

Vinyl revolution or a sentiment towards old-school titles?“, Mariusz Borkowski, Gamemusic.net, May 12, 2021 (archive)

2020

Gotta get ’em all – FOMO in the World of VGM Vinyl” by Kevin, Cartridge Thunder Blog, August 5, 2020

Game-Soundtracks auf Vinyl – mehr als eine Nische?” by Achim Fehrenbach, IGM Online, August 3, 2020 (in German) (archive)

The Challenges of Bringing Video Game Music to Vinyl” by Willem Hilhorst, Nintendo World Report, June 9, 2020 (archive)

Are bootlegs game soundtracks damaging the industry” by Mat Ombler, GamesIndustry.biz, May 6, 2020 (archive)

Black Screen Records | Spiele-Soundtracks auf Vinyl? Einfach machen!” by Dennis Strillinger, Welcome To Last Week, March 19, 2020 (in German) (archive)

Videospiel-Klassiker Dieser Kölner presst den Klang der Helden auf Platten” by Dominic Röltgen, Kölnische Rundschau, February 17, 2020 (in German)

2019

Inside Yetee Records, Video-Game Music’s Most Inventive Label” by Zoe Camp, Bandcamp Daily, November 19, 2019 (archive)

How Video Game Music  Is Driving A Vinyl Record Resurgenceby Lauren Orsini, Forbes, August 7, 2019 (archive)

Cord Worldwide and Laced Records: Helping bring music to your game – and your game to vinyl” by Marie Dealessandri, MCV, May 16, 2019 (archive)

Meet the Record Label Turning Video Game Soundtracks into Super-Cool Vinyl” by Joe Donnelly, IGN, April 2, 2019 (archive)

2018

Vinyl And Video Games: An Unlikely Joining Of Forces” by Jamie, Vinyl Chapters, August 3, 2018 (archive)

Why Video Game Vinyl?” by Raghav Govindarajan, WhatsitTech, April 24, 2018 (archive)

Retro game soundtracks are getting a vinyl revival” by Willie Clark, Wired UK, April 21, 2018 (archive)

Playing The Long Game – Videogame soundtracks on vinyl” by Giacomo Lee, Long Live Vinyl, March 23, 2018 (archive)

2017

Video Game Music and the Vinyl Record Resurgence” by Robert, Obilisk, November 15, 2017 (archive)

Why we ❤ game music: Scratching the vinyl itch” by Thomas Quillfeldt, Laced With Wax, November 1, 2017 (archive)

「CDより売れてる」いま海外で復権するアナログレコード市場を徹底分析。なぜゲーム音楽がわざわざレコードで愛されてるのか?【海外キーマンに聞く】” by 田中治久, 電ファミニコゲーマー, September 21, 2017 (in Japanese) (archive)

Gamer Culture’s Hottest New Collectible: Video Game Soundtracks on Vinyl” by Morgan Troper, L.A. Weekly, June 26, 2017 (archive)

Data Discs: THE INTERVIEW” by Darren Browne, Games You Loved, May 26, 2017 (archive)

The latest and greatest trend in vintage vinyl? Video game music” by Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2017 (archive)

Vinyl Takes Video Game Music Appreciation To New Levels” by Ethan Gach, Kotaku, April 23, 2017 (archive)

The Wide World of Video Game Vinyl” by Will Greenwald, Geek.com, March 30, 2017 (archive)

2016

How Vinyl and Indie Gaming Came Together in an Orgy of Analog-Digital Awesomeness” by Charles Singletary, Playboy, November 23, 2016 (archive)

Soundtracks to Your Life: Streets of Rage 2 and OutRun Reviews, Interview with Data Discs’ Jamie Crook” by Mike Scherf, Bearded Gentlemen Music, August 15, 2016 (archive)

Data Disc Records im Test: Alte Musik auf altem Medium” by Martin Woger, Eurogamer.de, August 8, 2016 (in German) (archive)

How iam8bit Picks Their Vinyl Video Game Soundtracks” by Steve Haske, Inverse, July 22, 2016 (archive)

Groovin’: Video Game Soundtracks Return To Vinyl” by H. B. Duran, [a]list, July 15, 2016 (archive)

The Cottage Industry of Indie Game Soundtracks” by Casey Jarman, Bandcamp Daily, June 15, 2016 (archive)

Das Spiel auf dem Plattenteller: Soundtracks auf Vinyl” by Sonja Wild, Superlevel, March 29, 2016 (in German) (archive)

A Return to Label Love: The 405 meets Ghost Ramp” by William Tomer, The 405, March 29, 2016 (archive)

The Pipeline: Video Game To Vinyl” by Gavin Sheehan, Salt Lake City Weekly’s Daily Feed, March 24, 2016 (archive)

SEGA on Vinyl: New Life for Four Classic Game Soundtracks” by Jeremy Parish, USgamer, February 25, 2016 (archive)

Inside Data Discs, the M2 of Video Game Vinyl” by Jeremy Parish, USgamer, February 24, 2016 (archive)

How record label Ghost Ramp is embracing games” by Andy Kelly, PCGamer, January 26, 2016 (archive)

Soundtracks to Your Life: Axiom Verge, Mother, Shenmue, Streets of Rage, Mega Man” by Mike Scharf, Bearded Gentlemen Music, January 17, 2016 (archive)

2015

Interview: Jamie Crook | Data Discs” by Nick Spacek, Starburst Magazine, November 22, 2015 (archive)

From Cartridge To Club: A Look At The Labels That Recontextualise Video Game Music” by Sam Eckhardt, Noisey, November 11, 2015 (archive)

Video Games On Vinyl” by Brent Lindquist, No Continues, October 28, 2015 (archive)

Interview with Ship to Shore Phono Co.” by Mike Scherf, Bearded Gentlemen Music, October 28, 2015 (archive)

Video Games On Vinyl? Check Out The Video Game That Was A B-Side!” by Matt Keely, Unicorn Booty, October 16, 2015 (archive)

Vinyl Fantasy: How limited edition records are taking video game soundtracks to the next level” by Mike Driver, The Vinyl Factory, September 22, 2015 (archive)

How the latest vinyl resurgence is coming from classic games” by Charlie Brigden, Eurogamer, September 13, 2015 (archive)

Merch ado about gaming: How being a geek became cool” by Matthew Jarvis, MCV, September 9, 2015 (archive)

The Megadrive megamix – how classic videogame soundtracks went from background noise to cratedigger gold” by Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian, August 27, 2015 (archive)

VGM Vinyl Talk with Data Discs” by Brenna Wilkes, Original Sound Version, August 3, 2015 (archive)

Game music vinyl albums: so hot right now” by Dan Morse, Press To Jump, July 23, 2015 (archives)

Turntable Game Jams – The Resurge Of Vinyl & VGM” by Brenna Wilkes, Original Sound Version, June 23, 2015 (archive)

Interview: Aaron Hamel on Bringing the Mother Original Arranged Soundtrack to the West” by Ron DelVillano, Nintendo Life, March 27, 2015 (archive)

2014

80s First: Video Game Released On A Vinyl Record” by Jason Gross, Rediscover The 80s, January, 2014 (archive)

2012

Collectors embrace video game soundtracks on vinyl by James B. Eldred, Goldmine, October 25, 2012 (archive)

The Sound Card 007: Game Music On Vinyl” by Jayson Napolitano, Destructoid, May 23, 2012 (archive)

2007

Video Games Hidden In 80s Albums” by Susan Arendt, Wired, June 19, 2007 (archive)