Showing posts with label vinyl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vinyl. Show all posts

19/05/2022

๐Ÿ’ฟ GOTHAM ’89 Video Game Vinyl Review From Shapeshift Records ๐Ÿ’ฟ @shapeshiftvinyl #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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Purchase Link - https://shapeshiftrecords.com/products/gotham-89

A perfectly-timed release, with Batman being on a lot of minds following Matt Reeves’ (excellent) The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as the scowl under the cowl – Shapeshift Records’ GOTHAM ’89 is a re-imagining of Danny Elfman’s 1989 Batman score as a 16-bit epic. Good.

Considering that this is Shapeshift records’ first release, it’s an impressive achievement as the presentation, design, sound – and quite frankly –the idea behind the album is all awesome.

18/05/2022

๐Ÿ›ฃ️ Road 96 Original Soundtrack Vinyl Review G4F Records ๐Ÿ›ฃ️ @G4F_Records #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl

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Purchase Link - https://www.g4f-records.com/en/soundtrack/road-96-soundtrack/

My esteemed and roguish colleague Pixel Hunted recently covered Road 96, a narrative adventure from French developer Digixart – and had this to say:

“Road 96 has its heart in the right place, looks striking, is crammed full of good ideas, and has an exceptional soundtrack (it’s telling that the collectables are cassettes and that the game is full of tape players to listen to them on).”

Naturally, this information stayed rooted in my brain like an arrow of pleasure fired from a bow of joy, and so when I had the opportunity to cover the soundtrack on vinyl - I leapt upon it ferociously.

13/05/2022

๐Ÿ’ฟ Shatter Vinyl Review | Composer – Module (Jeremiah Ross) ๐Ÿ’ฟ @jeramiahrossnz @PikPokGames

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I had been previously unaware of Shatter, a physics-based puzzle game released on Steam and the PSN store back in 2009 by developer PikPok- and I certainly wasn’t aware of the quality of the soundtrack.

Following a news article that I posted on Twitter – regarding the games’ soundtrack now being available on streaming services – the original composer, Module – mentioned that there had been a limited vinyl release in 2011 through New Zealand-based label Mushroom Records…and there were actually a few records still available. Fast forward several weeks and the Shatter soundtrack arrived here in (not so) sunny Wales - and thus my love affair began.

10/05/2022

๐Ÿ“€๐Ÿ’ฟ Project Sidologie: Revolutions Vinyl Review ๐Ÿ“€๐Ÿ’ฟ @C64Audio #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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Product link - https://c64audio.com/collections/project-sidologie/products/project-sidologie-double-vinyl-lp

“An offshoot of the successful Kickstarter ‘Project Sidologie’ (https://c64audio.com/collections/project-sidologie), Project Sidologie Revolutions is a double-disc vinyl that takes C64 tracks composed by such luminaries as Rob Hubbard, Ben Daglish, Matt Gray and Chris Huelsbeck, and re-imagines them as Jean-Michel Jarre soundtracks, with selections representing different eras of Jarre’s catalogue.

Certainly one of the more niche records I’ve covered, Project Sidologie Revolutions is very clearly a passion project from all those involved and is highly recommended for those out there with a love for SID chip sounds, as the versions captured here are expansive and evocative takes on tracks that pulse with a timeless Commodore 64 heartbeat.

A double heavy rare vinyl LP with custom artwork and a beautiful gatefold sleeve with Giger-esque artwork by Trevor Storey. Thoughtfully, it includes a high-quality digital download pack so you can play the unique vinyl mixes on other equipment.

05/04/2022

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Britt's Video Game Vinyl Fantasies #3 ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl #VGM

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Hello all! My last entry in this ongoing series was back in October 2021, and I thought it was a good time to cover the records that have been getting heavy rotation over the last few months here at GF towers.

The last few weeks have seen some more gold turning up for future articles, but these are the records that have been keeping me warm and dancing through the cold, winter months. 

Along with tequila. 

This list also features two albums that are kind of video game-related, but I just wanted to mention my positive experiences with them and their creators - also, just to clarify - this list is in no particular order.

30/03/2022

๐Ÿ’ฟ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy | Vinyl | Review | Mondo Records ๐Ÿ’ฟ @MondoNews @pinchemoreno #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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https://mondoshop.com/collections/all/products/marvels-guardians-of-the-galaxy-official-video-game-soundtrack-2xlp

A very different beast to the last Marvel soundtrack I covered on the site (https://www.gamesfreezer.co.uk/2021/10/spider-man-original-video-game.html) Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy takes the approach of having a double-disc setup featuring two incredibly different genres of music.

26/03/2022

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ The Songs of Time (Vinyl) | “A Melancholy Tribute to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” | Composer: Daniel Collins (TPR) ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€@TheMangoMage

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Record Label: Mango Mage Records & Respawned Records (a collaborative release)

Product Link -

https://www.mangomagerecords.com/products/the-songs-of-time-by-tpr-king-of-thieves-var?variant=39835808366797

“A Melancholy Tribute to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”

Being as loved as the Zelda franchise is, there are several takes on the music from the series out there, of which I’m most familiar with Mikel’s Zelda & Chill. Mango Mage’s The Songs of Time, composed by TPR actually acts as a fantastic companion piece to Zelda & Chill in that the groovy, night-time trip-hop of the latter leads beautifully into the hazy morning mellowness of the former. I found myself really letting the music of The Songs of Time wash over me in the mornings, sipping a coffee in the early sunshine, it perfectly matches that ‘dawn of the day’ mood with its tinkling, relaxing melodies.

24/03/2022

๐Ÿ’ฟ Across The Worlds – Chrono Cross Wayo Piano Collection | Wayo Records ๐Ÿ’ฟ @WayoRecords #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl @WayRecordsJP

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“Created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Chrono Cross in November 1999 (Japan) and August 2000 (USA), Across the Worlds is an arrangement album licensed by the Japanese music right-holders Septima Ley and Procyon Studio (Yasunori Mitsuda’s company). This album is the concretization of a long time dream to create a high-class piano solo album featuring the music from the legendary game, arranged, designed and produced with veteran Japanese video game artists.

18/03/2022

๐Ÿ• Samorost 2 | Soundtrack (Vinyl) | Tomas Dvorak (Floex) | "Dvorak’s singularly idiosyncratic approach can be felt in full force here" ๐Ÿ• @Amanita_Design #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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https://merch.amanita-design.net/products/samorost-2-soundtrack-by-floex-double-vinyl

The work of Amanita Design often features somewhere in my end-of-year lists, such is the quality of their releases, and this soundtrack from Samorost 2 is no different in terms of the quality and talent that it brings to the (turn)table.

17/03/2022

๐ŸŽถ Yann Latour Interview ๐ŸŽถ @_YannLatour #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl #VideoGameMusic

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Following my recent coverage of Yann Latour’s -very good - ENCODYA soundtrack, I was keen to know more about him, as I’d not previously been aware of his work.

He kindly responded and our subsequent chat is below, enjoy!

05/03/2022

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ’ฝ ENCODYA | An Original Soundtrack by Yann Latour | Vinyl Review ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ’ฝ @_YannLatour #vinylrecords #videogamemusic #videogamevinyl

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I’ve covered a lot of records over the last few years, but ENCODYA stands out as one of the most memorable. An almost purely ambient release devoid -for the most part – of beats, drums or percussion, the layers of mood and scene are punctuated by guest spots of organic instrumentation that add character and identity whilst never deviating too far from the focus on melodic simplicity.

An album that really set me in a (much appreciated) zen-like state. Good.

11/02/2022

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Dying Light 2 | Original Game Soundtrack | Vinyl | Composed by Olivier Deriviere | @oderiviere ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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Black Screen Records

https://blackscreenrecords.com/dying-light-2

The original Dying Light - released by Techland in 2015 - is a game that I’m very familiar with, having completed it twice (once solo and once in co-op), as well as making my way through the DLC. I always secretly pined for a vinyl release of the OST for the original as the audio was memorable, harked back to the synthtastic ‘80s and had some gorgeous melodies.


Sadly, it was not to be and so Black Screen Records announcing pre-orders for the Dying Light 2 soundtrack within a few days of the game itself being launched is very much welcomed as it’s a very strong and emotive OST that Olivier Deriviere (A Plague Tale, Streets of Rage 4) is clearly very proud of, and rightly so.

26/01/2022

๐Ÿ“€๐Ÿ’ฟ Evergate (Original Game Soundtrack) | Vinyl Review | Black Screen Records | "Evergate Really Does Feel Like an Audio Journey" ๐Ÿ“€๐Ÿ’ฟ @blackscreenrec #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl

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blackscreenrecords.com/evergate-original-soundtrack-by-m-r-miller

Music by M.R. Miller

Released across multiple platforms in 2020, Stone Lantern Games’ Evergate tells the story of two kindred spirits named Ki and Ha, spirits that travel through memories of past lives; ranging from China in 1715 through to Alaska in 1838, England in 1942 and beyond – to New York in 2071. The accompanying triple album soundtrack is comprised of over two hours’ worth of music, re-telling the spirits’ tales of love, separation, breakup and reconciliation across not just time itself, but also the afterlife.

12/12/2021

๐Ÿ’ฝ Murder by Numbers: Original Game Soundtrack | Vinyl Review ๐Ÿ’ฝ @m_sugimori @blackscreenrec #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl #VGMVinyl

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Artist - Masakazu Sugimori

Available at: https://blackscreenrecords.com

Released to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Mediatonic’s visual novel meets investigative puzzler Murder by Numbers, this catchy and energetic soundtrack features all of Masakazu Sugimori’s compositions on a double vinyl release, created by and available from Black Screen Records.

The album really covers a lot of sonic ground and dances between genres; but always has a sense of cohesion caused not only by the warm production but the sense of melody and a musical approach that feels intrinsically Japanese. 

Presented on two 180g vinyl – one purple and the other a vibrant yellow – held in a gatefold style cover and contained within anti-static sleeves (always a bonus), the cover itself shows Honor and Scout (the main protagonists) as well as a handful of other characters from the game against a background that echoes the purple colour of the vinyl within.

This is all framed as if in a section of film stock, furthering the sense that this is a narrative-driven game. I’d also like to point out the very ‘Phoenix Wright-esque’ pose sported by Honor on the cover, you KNOW that is a pose that will be familiar to players of Murder by Numbers!

Opening up the gatefold, the inside rocks a very ‘90s vibe with that shade of purple again making a reappearance as well as some shapes and styles that wouldn’t look out of place if used as a background in the Mega Drive classic Toejam and Earl. Overlaying the patterns are cut-out sketches of scenes and characters from the game.

The back of the record continues the film cell styling and lists the tracks on each side – 29 in all.

05/12/2021

Last Ninja 2 | Reformation Vinyl | Review | "I just enjoyed wandering around, being a ninja" @mattgrayc64 #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl #VGVinyl #LastNinja2

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https://6581records.com/products/reformation-last-ninja-2-double-picture-disc-vinyl-downloads-matt-gray

It’s always a pleasure to be blindsided by pure joy and, when this Last Ninja 2 vinyl arrived, I couldn’t believe how quickly I became completely infatuated with it. Over two weeks on from arrival, it is still getting daily spins in my record player with no signs of slowing up. For the record, the A-side of this album consist of three songs that are so strong that they rank up there at the top of the genre in terms of album kick-offs, it’s unbelievably good stuff.

22/11/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Kingdom Come: Deliverance Album Review ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ @valtajan #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl

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by Jan Valta - @ValtaJan

Thank you to Warhorse Studios! - Warhorse Studios - Warhorse

Firstly, a huge thank you to Warhorse Studios for this opportunity. For the reasons I’ve written below, this game was a big part of a unique section of my life and, although it is sold out and not widely available at present, they kindly send over a copy that they had in their office specifically for this article, which is very cool of them and hugely appreciated, I definitely owe them a beer, Na Zdravi!

20/11/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Metal Slug X Original Soundtrack Record Label - Wayo Records Artist - SNK Sound Team ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ @WayoRecords @WayoRecordsJP #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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‘The iconic soundtrack from the legendary game Metal Slug X for the first time as a stand-alone release in vinyl format, for the 25th Anniversary of the legendary SNK game series! Go Peregrine Falcon Squads!’

05/11/2021

๐Ÿ“€๐ŸŽถ Skelattack | Original Video Game Soundtrack | Music by Jamal Green ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐ŸŽต @JamalGreenMusic @MondoNews @skelattack #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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Available From:

https://mondoshop.com/products/skelattack-original-video-game-soundtrack-2xlp

A perfect pack of Halloween tunes suitable for all the family, the Skelattack soundtrack is taken from the 2020 action platformer of the same name. Featuring songs that instantly come across in a very whimsical, ‘Burton-esque’ way, the joyously kooky ‘n spooky approach that Jamal Green takes really makes this an addictive listen that sets a great mood, calling to mind not just some great games but also timeless family favourite movies.

24/10/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ BattleTech: Original Game Soundtrack Vinyl | Composer - Jon Everist | Produced by – Black Screen Records ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ @blackscreenrec #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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Black Screen Records: BattleTech

https://blackscreenrecords.com/products/battletech-original-soundtrack-by-jon-everist?ref=DKckbeLXWw8-aj

Our home is one filled with love for Jon Everist, as mentioned in my previous Vinyl Fantasies article (https://www.gamesfreezer.co.uk/2021/05/video-game-vinyl-britt-recommends.html) I was quite taken by his Shadowrun: Hong Kong soundtrack and even now, almost nine months on, we listen to it pretty regularly.

Whilst this game was also created by Harebrained Schemes – those heroes behind the resurgence of the Shadowrun franchise -  it’s the first soundtrack that I’ve listened to from Jon Everist outside of the Shadowrun series and so I was intrigued as to how his approach would differ.

23/10/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Narita Boy Original Soundtrack on Vinyl "A retro-futuristic audio heaven" ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ @studiokobaGAME #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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Available from (https://studiokoba.com/music/)

By Salvinsky (https://salvinsky.bandcamp.com/)

Narita Boy was a title that I reviewed back in April and, whilst the gameplay didn’t click with me, the visual and audio presentation were real highlights -  a vision of a digital future purely viewed through the lens of a romanticised ‘80s mindset was a heady mix and this soundtrack, comprising of a selection of thirteen tracks from the game, feels like a well-chosen highlight reel and has been firmly glued to my turntable since receiving it just over a week ago.

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