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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Peter McConnell (Video Game Composer and Musician, Psychonauts 2)

By Marty Mulrooney

Peter McConnell Psychonauts 2 Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Following on from Alternative Magazine Online’s review of Psychonauts 2 – “some of Tim Schafer’s best writing and world-building since Grim Fandango – and interview with Nicki Rapp (the voice of fan favourite Lili Zanotto) earlier this year, I am delighted to welcome back video game composer and musician Peter McConnell for yet another exclusive online interview – this time to discuss the incredible Psychonauts 2 soundtrack!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Robert Holmes (Composer, ‘Sequel: A Collection of New Game Themes By Robert Holmes’ Kickstarter)

By Marty Mulrooney

Sequel - Robert Holmes Interview

Robert Holmes is the hugely talented composer responsible for some of adventure gaming’s most memorable music, including the soundtracks for the iconic Gabriel Knight trilogy and Gray Matter – standouts of the genre written by his wife, legendary game designer Jane Jensen. Following the launch of his exciting new Kickstarter campaign, which promises to deliver a new album of game themes in a similar style, Alternative Magazine Online is delighted to welcome Robert back – for the first time in over a decade – for yet another exclusive online interview to find out more!

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MUSIC REVIEW – Closer Than You Know by The Changes

By Marty Mulrooney

The Changes - Closer Than You Know

Closer Than You Know is the third album from The Changes, a band formed in 2002 in Chicago. Since then, the four band members have spread out considerably across the globe. Darren Spitzer (lead singer) and Jonny Basofin (drums) are still living in Chicago, while Rob Kallick (bass) has moved to LA and Dave Rothblatt (guitar/songwriter) is living in Taiwan. That’s what made the 2013 release of their second album – American Master – such a pleasant surprise, with AMO describing it as “a worthy follow-up that quickly proves to be a real grower” and “sadness delivered with a smile.” Closer Than You Know offers fans old and new alike 10 fresh tracks to listen to and enjoy, but has their “trademark wistful lyrics and permeating sense of joyful, exuberant damp” remained intact?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Joshua Rigal (Little Brother Eli, Cold Tales)

By Marty Mulrooney

Little Brother Eli Cold Tales Interview

Little Brother Eli describe themselves as “a bluesy garage band who combine soulful blues grooves with hip hop and raw rock.” Alternative Magazine Online described their debut EP in 2013 as “arguably the best £2 you’ll spend on music in 2013” and interviewed the band’s bassist Joshua Rigal following the release of their wonderful second EP in 2015. Having closely followed their music from the very beginning, AMO is proud to present yet another exclusive online interview with Joshua, this time to discuss the band’s upcoming debut album!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jesse Gunn aka Warmer (Joe Davis, Downfall: Redux)

By Marty Mulrooney

Jesse Gunn Interview

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed horror adventure game Downfall: Redux, followed by interviews with the game’s creator (Remigiusz Michalski) and the unforgettable voice of Agnes (Tina Beaudry). Another performance that immediately stood out for all the right reasons was the voice of the troubled main character. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with Jesse Gunn, the voice of Joe Davis, who also contributed some memorable music to the game’s soundtrack as solo project Warmer!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Peter McConnell (Video Game Composer and Musician, Grim Fandango Remastered)

By Marty Mulrooney

Peter McConnell Grim Fandango Remastered Interview

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Grim Fandango Remastered, describing it as “a 17-year-old classic LucasArts game remastered in HD, looking and sounding better than it has ever done.” This was in large part due to the remastered score, with many of the songs now fully orchestrated by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Therefore, AMO is delighted to welcome back the game’s award-winning composer Peter McConnell (Monkey Island 2, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Full Throttle) for yet another exclusive online interview!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Joshua Rigal (Musician, Little Brother Eli)

By Marty Mulrooney

Joshua Rigal Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Little Brother Eli is a five-piece band fronted by bassist Joshua Rigal and vocalist Alex Grew. Together with Linus Taylor & Adam Stowe on guitar and Benji Page on drums, they released their first EP in 2013 which Alternative Magazine Online described as “arguably the best £2 you’ll spend on music in 2013.” With their second EP releasing today, AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with Joshua Rigal – best get those pound coins ready!

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