I'm sure just about everyone here can name a handful of songs they've encountered and loved that are just too obscure
. As in like, "the-most-viewed-youtube-video-of-this-has-less-than-a-thousand-views" obscure. Let's be real here: there's so much music in the world that just too many deserving soundtracks slip right under the rug and lose the recognition they may deserve.
So why don't we make a kind of repository for great music that never got any attention? Here's the plan: post a link/name of an album/track, optionally say a thing or two about it to enlighten us ignorant heathens who are unaware of such a grand song, and I'll edit them into a list here of everything collected (probably at the top of this post).
Note that while this is (mostly) directed at video game music, if you know of some amazing non-VGM song that no one's ever heard of then that's fine to mention as well.
The more unknown, the more interesting.
Anyway, here are my picks:
Famicom Tantei Club II
- pretty much forgotten SNES game with some sweet tracks like this. I recall learning of this years ago from Xkeeper back on Acmlm's Board.
(among others from OCRecords) - It really kind of surprises me how OverClocked is such a popular website for music and yet the soundtracks featured in their own featured OSTs section never seem to get any love. The composer (DDRKirby) is a fantastic chiptune artist and really any of his work is worth a listen.
As for a non-VGM bonus, "Free" by the group Makr
- It's actually a complete accident that I found this, to be honest (Shazam misinterpreted a completely unrelated song I ran through it and gave me this). The link here is the most viewed video of the song on Youtube, and it has 11 views; almost all of which are myself (the only like is mine as well). It's a very dark and atmospheric song, and after checking out the rest of this hidden band's work, so is most of their other work. If you're a big fan of ambiance, definitely give this specific song a listen - it's still by far my favorite.
All of my imaginary friends think I have mental problems.
<tin> 2008 was a better and weirder time
<tin> sure, recession etc. but the internet was cooler