Music 2015

Every year I try to make a post about the music I listen to. I think I have done this for 2 or 3 years in a row now and it has become some sort of, end of year, tradition. Below are some links to my favorites from the year, and then a list of all the albums I purchased this year. I feel like I might have missed some, but the quality of albums I cam across this year has been incredible. Bands like Pallbearer, Subrosa, Pelican, have been huge inspirations for when I am writing my own music.

Below The Sun – Envoy

Intronaut – The Direction of Last Things

Monolord – Vaenir

Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden

Subrosa – More Constant Than The Gods

Town Portal – Chronopoly

Below The Sun – Envoy
Between The Buried And Me – Coma Ecliptic
Chon – Grow
Cloudkicker – Little Histories
Cloudkicker – Live with Intronaut
Cloudkicker – The Map is Not the Territory
Cloudkicker – Woum
Colaris – The Disclosure
Colaris – Renewal
Intronaut – The Direction of Last Things
Isis – Oceanic (Remastered)
Karnivool – Asymmetry
Monolord – Vaenir
Necrophagist – Epitaph
Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God 1
Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction
Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
Pelican – Untitled EP
Retinwaav – Ephemeris
Retinwavv – Movements
Sarah Jarosz – Build Me Up From Bones
Subrosa – No Help for the Mighty Ones
Subrosa – More Constant Than The Gods
Sumac – The Deal
Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser
Tesseract – Polaris
The Pax Cecilia – Blessed Are the Bonds
Town Portal – Chronopoly
Veil of Maya – Matriarch
Zozobra – Harmonic Tremors

Grid Paper

A friend and coworker Jason McCord recently started the Grid Paper Map Layout tumblr. He is collecting top-downs/layouts of levels for games of all genres and posting them up here. Perhaps other designers may be interested to see some of these layouts, maybe they will inspire you, or maybe you just like to stare at them? Who knows, but if you are interested in Level Design I would highly recommend you check it out.

http://gridpaper-maps.tumblr.com/