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Video Game Music

Video Game Music refers to the tinny, electronic music that is played in the background during video games. At first, video game music was cheaply-produced, naggingly catchy computer music, but as the systems became more sophisticated, so did the music. By the mid-'90s, video game music was being composed by such musicians as Trent Reznor and Fluke, two artists who had come to grips with electronic music, dance, and rock. And, in a weird way, it demonstrated that the early days of video game music suggested the repetitive, hypnotic electronic rhythms that became the foundation of modern dance and techno.