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Pterodactyl Squad

Pterodactyl Squad is a netlabel - an online record label which distributes music for free - and all the music we release is inspired by video games. We split our releases into three categories: original music, video game soundtracks - these may be faux soundtracks or soundtracks for indie games - and tribute albums. Download all the music you want and play it on your PC, put it on your MP3 player, burn it to CD and tell your friends!
We host our music through the Internet Archive and PC Ninja.
Pterodactyl Squad is maintained by Joe Allen and Ross Murdoch. Artwork by Jonathan Price.
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The Dark Side of the Moon - The 8-bit Album

38 years ago today Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon was released in the UK, and Pterodactyl Squad are pleased to mark this date with our 30th release, The Dark Side of the Moon - The 8-bit Album!

After the success of Weezer - The 8-bit Album in 2009, the Squad turned our attention to Pink Floyd and one of rock music's all-time great LPs, assembling an all-star cast of chiptune talent to create a VGM-inspired tribute to 1973's, The Dark Side of the Moon. All 9 tracks have been filtered through an 8-bit lens, and while each artist brings a different sound and creative angle to each track, the album flows seamlessly together, just like the original.

"Although attempted numerous times before, Pterodactyl Squad have finally done the original album justice with the definitive 8-bit interpretation of Pink Floyd's progressive rock classic. Produced as an 8-bit mirror of the original, the music on this release was created using sounds from various old games consoles including the Sega Mega Drive and Nintendo Game Boy."

PTE030 release page

Featuring tracks from Bit_Rat, EvilWezil, khades, Rabato, sergeeo, Videogame Orchestra, Jason Vincion, echosignal and Brad Smith and Temp Sound Solutions, the album is, as with all our releases, free to download. If you enjoyed it please consider making a donation through the Shop page. Enjoy!