Wayô Records presents a wide assortment of releases dedicated to the RPG series Grandia.
A month ago Loftur Studio launched its videogame Kofi Quest: Alpha Mod, adaptation to the video game of its popular series of the same name. To celebrate it, the studio has decided to distribute the original soundtrack of the game, composed by Mariano Ruiz. This soundtrack will come with 82 different songs + 13 exclusives for those who participated in Kofi’s kickstarter campaign.
Brave Wave Productions is pleased to present a star-studded tribute to Stemage’s Card of Darkness soundtrack. Released earlier this year on Apple Arcade, Card of Darkness is a hand-drawn card game adventure created by Zach Gage, Pendleton Ward, and Choice Provisions with music by Stemage. Brave Wave Productions and many of their friends, with credits ranging from Mega Man 3, Ninja Gaiden, and Wonder Boy to Bayonetta, Sonic Mania, and Transformers, have arranged the score in a variety of styles including electronic, rock, and piano ballad in the grand tradition of Japanese game music remix albums. Card of Darkness: The Remixes is available today.
A number of classic Rare games are set to see their soundtracks released on vinyl. The developer is teaming up with iam8bit, a studio that has previously worked on another of other soundtracks, to release Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, and Viva Pinata.
As an extra special bonus, the Conker’s Bad Fur Day will come as a two-piece album with extra music that has never been released before. Each of the vinyl releases will also come with a digital download code so you can listen to them on modern devices as well.
iam8bit have successfully created vinyls of other classic video game soundtracks. As well as collaborations with Rare to release the original Battletoads and Perfect Dark albums, they have worked on games such as Cuphead, Hyper Light Drigter, and Orio and the Blind Forest.
Composer Calbert “Schematist” Warner is proud to present Anireal, an original videogame-inspired album exploring child abuse and the journey to recovery. Inspired by the life story of friend and videogame developer Jessica Fong,
Anireal is a contemplative and emotional electronic soundtrack to healing with proceeds to be donated to helping others on their journey to recovery through the New York Center for Children, which was founded in 1995 and provides free evaluations and therapy to victims of child abuse and their families. Anireal is now available wherever digital music is sold.
“After several conversations with fellow composers and artists, I noticed the topic of mental health was an area that was frequently ignored or unexplored,” comments Warner. “While meeting Jessica Fong and hearing her talk so candidly about her abusive past, I realized I had more than enough motivation to create this project. I was heavily inspired by videogame composers such as Yuzo Koshiro, Nobuo Uematsu, Shoji Meguro and Zircon and wanted to blend a variety of styles together to create a convincing melodic storytelling experience and I am proud of the end result.”
Anireal emphasizes this melodic storytelling element throughout the course of the album. The opening track, “Fragments,” symbolizes Jessica reminiscing on happy moments from her childhood, while the next track, “Recovery,” immediately shifts and allows the listener to experience the intimate thoughts of someone suffering from depression. The subsequent tracks all highlight key turning points in her life and concludes with Jessica regaining her sense of self in the final track “Anireal.”
All proceeds from the sale of Anireal will go to charity.
Dark Souls publisher Bandai Namco is releasing a limited edition vinyl set of the franchise’s distinctive soundtrack. Known as the Age of Fire collection, it will arrive in autumn, however, there will only be 2,000 copies manufactured. The set will include music from across all three games and will comprise of nine separate records.
Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, today released the official soundtrack for Halo Wars 2 on CD. The album will be available for digital download and via streaming services including Amazon, iTunes and Sumthing.com on February 21.
Musical superstar Utada Hikaru is working on music for Kingdom Hearts III, confirming that at least one song from the artist will appear on the soundtrack for the game.
The number of classic video game soundtracks you can collect on the 20th century’s most popular music format is growing. Soon you’ll be able to add Zelda to the list when Hero of Time, a new recording of the Ocarina of Time soundtrack by a 64-piece orchestra, is released by iam8bit.
The soundtrack to the hit indie platformer Shovel Knight is set to be released on vinyl. The Double-LP Blue Vinyl, which features every song from the game, is available to pre-order right now from BigWax.
One of the best parts of Skyrim, and the Elder Scrolls series in general, are the amazing soundtracks that accompany the games. Any fans of the music living in London will be able to experience it in live form thanks to the Skyrim in Concert show that is set to head to the city on November 16.
It sounds hard to believe, but in the 30 years since its opening weekend, there’s never been an official soundtrack release for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. John Hughes himself stood in the way, believing such a disc to be unprofitable. “I mean, would kids want “Danke Schöen” and “Oh Yeah” on the same record?” he told the website Lollipop in 1999. “They probably already had ‘Twist And Shout,’ or their parents did.”