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The Axiom Verge vinyl soundtrack will be released on January 18

We’ve known that Thomas Happ’s soundtrack for one of last years best-reviewed indie games, Axiom Verge, would be released on vinyl by Ship To Shore PhonoCo. for a while. However, it wasn’t until earlier today that we knew exactly when.

In addition to that we also received a handful of new information such as this release being limited to 1000 copies – 250 on “Axiom Disruptor” red/orange sunburst vinyl and 750 on purple marbled vinyl. The “Axiom Disruptor” variant will be exclusive to Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s own webstore. Ship To Shore have stated that they will upload pictures of the different variants over the weekend and I’ll be sure to add them to the pictures of the artwork below (UPDATE: They’re up now – check below).

Not only was the game well received, but so was its soundtrack, which received praise from several vgm and electronic music outlets including a #1 spot on FACT Magazine’s list of “The Best 15 Videogame Soundtracks of 2015”. It will be released as a single LP, meaning that it won’t be the full soundtrack (which can be heard here on Bandcamp), but a selection of 11 tracks.

Something that wasn’t news (but still very good) was the fact that Ship To Shore not only will start taking orders on this release on Jan 18, but they’ll start shipping it the same week – no pre-orders!

The product page is already up so you can check out the tracklist, but you cannot place your order until Monday at noon EST.

 

Axiom Verge FrontAxiom Verge BackAxiom Verge - Purple RecordAxiom Verge - Orange Record

Guild Wars 2: Heart Of Thorns soundtrack will be released on vinyl

A listing for the Guild Wars 2: Heart Of Thorns soundtrack have been put up on Iam8bit’s webstore.

The soundtrack is done by Maclaine Diemer, Lena Chappelle and Stan LePard and artwork for the vinyl version was done by Cory Schmitz. From the images provided (see below) it appears to be a 2LP on green splatter vinyl in a gatefold cover with printed inner sleeves. The score has been mastered specifcally for vinyl by Telegraph Mastering.

Additionally, ordering the soundtrack will give you a download link for the full digital soundtrack including bonus tracks.

The price is set at $40 and it is set to release in Q2 2016.

You can pre-order it from iam8bit here. EU customers might want to wait a bit as it is not yet up in iam8bit’s UK store.

UPDATE: It’s now listed on iam8bit’s UK store as well.

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Dustforce vinyl soundtrack to be released by iam8bit

Iam8bit have just announced that they will be releasing Lifeformed’s soundtrack to the game Dustforce on vinyl. From the mockup image (see below) it looks like it’ll be a single LP on clear translucent vinyl with swirl effect.

Release date is set to be Q1 2016 (hectic Q1 for iam8bit with FTL and Uncharted vinyl soundtracks also being released). The soundtrack has been specifically mastered for vinyl by Telegraph Mastering Studio and with brand new art by Drew Wise. The album will come with a Steam code for the game and the full digital soundtrack and will be limited to 1000 copies.

Pre-orders open tomorrow (Dec 3) through iam8bit’s store.

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The FEZ Soundtrack can now be ordered on vinyl

It was teased in a reddit post a few days back, and now it’s here! The FEZ Soundtrack by Disasterpeace can be ordered through Polytron’s webshop – and what’s even more surprising – it doesn’t appear to be a pre-order!

It’s a 2LP on gold translucent vinyl and comes in a gold-foil decorated gatefold cover with special artwork by the game’s developer, Phil Fish (see below.

UPDATE: It is indeed ready to order. The first copies have already started shipping out.

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Novu Records to release the soundtracks to Kingdom Hearts I & II as well as Metal Gear Solid 1 on vinyl?

I received a tweet today informing me of a new vgm vinyl label called Novu Records along with a link to their site. Now the site itself may not reveal much at first glance, but after signing up for their newsletter you’re greeted with this message:

Novu Records Signup Message

This is all there is to it at the moment, hence the question mark in the title. As there is no other information about this new label and these releases I’m considering this a rumor for now. But I’ll be following up on these news as more is revealed.

Release date ready for the Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture vinyl soundtrack

It’s been a while since composer Jessica Curry teased that the soundtrac kfor Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture would be receiving a vinyl soundtrack. But now Music On Vinyl has put up the soundtrack in their online catalog confirming that they will be releasing the soundtrack.

The soundtrack will be out on a gatefold 2LP, is set to release on Nov 30 and will be limited to 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl. Knowing Music On Vinyl it seems likely that an “unlimited” black pressing will be released once the clear pressing sells out.

It will be released as a part of Music On Vinyl’s ‘At The Movies’-series, that covers all their motion picture, tv show, and video game soundtrack releases.

Being released by Music On Vinyl also means that this will receive a wide release and will be available through several online and physical record stores.

Everybody's Gone To The Rapture - Mockup

Square Enix to release a vinyl album with arranged music from Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross

Square Enix have put up a listing on their Japanese store for the vinyl album “To Far Away Times: Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross Arrangement Album”. It is currently only available to order from the Japanese Square Enix Store (which only ships within Japan), but with recent trends there should at least be hope that it’ll be made available in the EU as well.

It’s set to release on December 16, 2015 for 4,860 yen (~$41/~€36).

This is the first time that Yasunori Mitsuda’s music from these games will be made available on vinyl. The tracks chosen for this album are as follows:

  • From Chrono Trigger
    • Wind Scene
    • Schala’s Theme
    • Corridors Of Time
    • On The Other Side / Epilogue ~ To Good Friends
    • To Far Away Times
  • From Chrono Cross
    • Time’s Scar
    • Radical Dreamers
    • The Frozen Flame
    • Marbule
    • The Bend Of Time

Chrono Trigger & Chrono Chross Arranged - Mockup

Spacelab9’s Fallout 3 vinyl soundtrack finally announced

A post on Modern Vinyl today showed what had been teased for a while – and maybe a little more than that. Inon Zur’s Fallout 3 score will be released by Spacelab9 on a 14-track picture disc sampler (exclusive to Hot Topic) as well as a 3LP + a 7″ blue vinyl housed in a triple gatefold inside a slipcase box that’s being sold by the official Bethesda Store.

There’s no release date confirmed for either, but the picture disc is currently being sold at Spacelab9’s booth at New York Comic Con meaning that they have been pressed.

UPDATE: Spacelab9 has revealed on Facebook that the release date for both will be November 13.

UPDATE: Bethesda have revealed that the 3LP+7″ will cost $85

UPDATE: Pre-orders are now live through the Bethesda Store

Fallout 3 Picture Disc - Mockup

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Iam8bit to release FTL: Faster Than Light soundtrack on vinyl

Iam8bit has just put up a pre-order listing for a vinyl release of Ben Prunty’s soundtrack to FTL: Faster Than Light. It will be released on a 2LP splatter vinyl and the cover will feature brand new artwork done by Leif Podhajsky.

The soundtrack will be remastered for vinyl by Telegraph Mastering Studio and will contain a download code for the full digital album. The album is scheduled to release on Q1, 2016.

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