Posted by patrickklepek (5460 posts) -

Ah, Bill Music.

You sorta had to be part of the several hundred people who stuck around the Molyjam San Francisco live stream to fully grasp that joke, but you don’t in order to appreciate his wonderful craft.

Bill Music, aka part-time composer Bill Kiley, wrote 15 songs for the Molyjam, though not all of them found their way into games.

He has, however, compiled them into an album appropriately called “Time, Love, & Tender-N.E.S.”

“Some were for games that didn't quite make it, but had hearts of gold nonetheless,” wrote Kiley.

You don’t have to pay a dime for the album, but Bandcamp has options for that, if you’d like.

Even if chiptunes isn't normally your thing, give 'em a listen.

#1 Posted by patrickklepek (5460 posts) -

Ah, Bill Music.

You sorta had to be part of the several hundred people who stuck around the Molyjam San Francisco live stream to fully grasp that joke, but you don’t in order to appreciate his wonderful craft.

Bill Music, aka part-time composer Bill Kiley, wrote 15 songs for the Molyjam, though not all of them found their way into games.

He has, however, compiled them into an album appropriately called “Time, Love, & Tender-N.E.S.”

“Some were for games that didn't quite make it, but had hearts of gold nonetheless,” wrote Kiley.

You don’t have to pay a dime for the album, but Bandcamp has options for that, if you’d like.

Even if chiptunes isn't normally your thing, give 'em a listen.

#2 Posted by g6065 (275 posts) -

Moly - summerjam

#3 Posted by Animasta (14711 posts) -

BOOM! Bill Music was the final boss of molyjam SF

#4 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

Bill Music. Isn't he the guy who played Garfield?

#5 Posted by qraham (64 posts) -

@LordAndrew: haha you're thinking of Larenzo Music.

I won't lie to you: 2 or 3 Garfield jokes occurred to me immediately after writing that sentence but I was too embarrassed to actually make any of them. I hope you don't judge me too hard.

#6 Posted by A_Dog (744 posts) -

For some reason i read that as Billy Mitchell...That would've been way crazier.

#7 Posted by Deusx (1910 posts) -

God damn that guy is amazing. I know from experience how hard Chip tunes can be to make but he did 15 songs in only 48 hours... Damn.

#8 Posted by InternetJames (81 posts) -

You had me at Bill Music!

#9 Posted by PattyCakes (28 posts) -

Yep, "Toybox (Dope)" is my new ringtone. Thank you Molyjam!

#10 Edited by Coafi (1490 posts) -

Bill Music was probably one of the best things to happen to Molyjam. That guy is just too awesome, he provided so much good music to many of the games, I wish him the best in all his future creative endeavors.

#11 Edited by Beatus (37 posts) -

It was nice to see a seemingly humble man get sort of "discovered" because he has real talent.

#12 Posted by Askherserenity (118 posts) -

So good! Thanks for posting this up. Only the hardest beeps and boops.

#13 Posted by Winsord (1245 posts) -

Bill seemed like a pretty cool guy during the Molyjam, and definitely did a lot considering the time constraint. Chiptune isn't my thing, but neat that he put it out there for those who want it.

#14 Posted by BagronkeN (88 posts) -

Cheers for the tip ! Instabuy!

#15 Posted by Joeku (115 posts) -

Some of this is REALLY good, as far as chiptune stuff goes. Kudos to Bill for being able to pull it off in 48 hours. Christ.

#16 Posted by TheKramer89 (423 posts) -

@LordAndrew said:

Bill Music. Isn't he the guy who played Garfield?

That's Bill Murray.

#17 Posted by Rxanadu (509 posts) -

Thanks for the info, Patrick.  Got some more great music.   
 
If no-one's heard of it, you should try the free album I Miss You .  It's a compilation of remixes of Earthbound songs featuring chiptunes ripped from the ROM itself.

#18 Posted by superscott597 (109 posts) -
#19 Posted by BillKiley (11 posts) -

Thanks so much to everybody who grabbed these tunes. I am super stoked to be part of such a solid community of people. I feel incredibly lucky. I owe all of you a separate pizza party!

#20 Posted by Coafi (1490 posts) -

@BillKiley said:

Thanks so much to everybody who grabbed these tunes. I am super stoked to be part of such a solid community of people. I feel incredibly lucky. I owe all of you a separate pizza party!

No Bill, we are lucky to have you! Great job on those tunes!

#21 Posted by selbie (1927 posts) -

DAT'S MY JAAAM

#22 Posted by Hector (3365 posts) -

Great songs. Wasn't a fan of chiptunes....this changed my mind. :)

#23 Posted by Gordo789 (359 posts) -

@BillKiley: Send me a PM and we can talk about that pizza you owe me. I KID, I KID. Awesome tunes!

#24 Posted by BillKiley (11 posts) -

@Gordo789: I have to warn you, if it involves a PM, the offer then becomes limited to a PERSONAL PAN pizza. I'm sure you understand.

#25 Posted by Nert (31 posts) -

Thank you for pushing us towards some great music, Patrick. Is there a list of the games that these songs (well, the ones that were used) are in?

#26 Posted by Gordo789 (359 posts) -

@BillKiley: Maybe I'll just eat pizza while i jam to these searing hot tunes then.

#27 Posted by BillKiley (11 posts) -

@Gordo789: It's a deal! Please be careful.

#28 Posted by bkbroiler (1634 posts) -

@qraham said:

@LordAndrew: haha you're thinking of Larenzo Music.

I won't lie to you: 2 or 3 Garfield jokes occurred to me immediately after writing that sentence but I was too embarrassed to actually make any of them. I hope you don't judge me too hard.

@TheKramer89 said:

@LordAndrew said:

Bill Music. Isn't he the guy who played Garfield?

That's Bill Murray.

HOLY SHIT.

#29 Edited by cruxking (204 posts) -

Jesus man, if this is what you can throw together in 48 hours how about taking a couple months to put together an album? That would be pretty damn worthy of iTunes.

#30 Posted by Dalfiuss (28 posts) -

So many of these songs are bananas awesome. Best original soundtrack 2012: Molyjam 2012 - Bill Music.

#31 Posted by SharkMan (663 posts) -

that track 'old timey fun' is freaking awesome

#32 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1144 posts) -

Aw hellz yeah. Bill Music! He got me into chiptune single handily.

#33 Posted by aceofspudz (938 posts) -

I listened to Perfect Stranglers like 3 times.

#34 Edited by Duecenage (215 posts) -

@bkbroiler said:

@qraham said:

@LordAndrew: haha you're thinking of Larenzo Music.

I won't lie to you: 2 or 3 Garfield jokes occurred to me immediately after writing that sentence but I was too embarrassed to actually make any of them. I hope you don't judge me too hard.

@TheKramer89 said:

@LordAndrew said:

Bill Music. Isn't he the guy who played Garfield?

That's Bill Murray.

HOLY SHIT.

Want to blow your mind even further? Lorenzo Music was the first voice for Peter Venkman in The Real Ghostbusters. When filming Ghostbusters 2, the actors got meet the crew making the cartoon and Bill Murray made a comment about how everyone else got voice actors that sounded close to Ramis and Akroyd and all he got was the guy that did "Garfield". So they replaced Lorenzo Music with Dave Coulier. 10 years later... Bill Murray is the new voice of Garfield! FULL CIRCLE!

Also... My itunes won't see my Iphone! I need to get this music on it tonight!! Can't. Update. Fast. Enough!

#35 Posted by bkbroiler (1634 posts) -

@Duecenage said:

@bkbroiler said:

@qraham said:

@LordAndrew: haha you're thinking of Larenzo Music.

I won't lie to you: 2 or 3 Garfield jokes occurred to me immediately after writing that sentence but I was too embarrassed to actually make any of them. I hope you don't judge me too hard.

@TheKramer89 said:

@LordAndrew said:

Bill Music. Isn't he the guy who played Garfield?

That's Bill Murray.

HOLY SHIT.

Want to blow your mind even further? Lorenzo Music was the first voice for Peter Venkman in The Real Ghostbusters. When filming Ghostbusters 2, the actors got meet the crew making the cartoon and Bill Murray made a comment about how everyone else got voice actors that sounded close to Ramis and Akroyd and all he got was the guy that did "Garfield". So they replaced Lorenzo Music with Dave Coulier. 10 years later... Bill Murray is the new voice of Garfield! FULL CIRCLE!

Also... My itunes won't see my Iphone! I need to get this music on it tonight!! Can't. Update. Fast. Enough!

I actually got that deep on my research of it, and IT BLEW MY MIND ALL OVER THE PLACE!

#36 Posted by AdMordem (462 posts) -

He really should go with the BILL MUSIC name.

It's catchy and ummm, bill-able.

#37 Posted by billthearle (14 posts) -

Damn it, why is my favorite track only 48 seconds long? Sad panda.

#38 Posted by Lyfeforce (383 posts) -

Awesome music. I downloaded for free to try it out, then went back and paid 'cause it's that damn good.

#39 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Hey, this is pretty badass. Thanks for sharing, Partick!

#40 Posted by leinad44 (523 posts) -

I paid for the album, because this guy deserves every single penny I gave him

#41 Posted by RVonE (4657 posts) -

Boom! 10 bucks for mister Bill Music!

#42 Posted by Shaanyboi (1318 posts) -

This album is fucking KILLER

#43 Posted by X19 (2306 posts) -

Oh wow, 48 hours.

#44 Posted by Ub3rSlug (153 posts) -

Bill Kiley has a sweet Bullet Bill tattoo and he makes fresh jams for neat games.