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Matt Gray has launched a Kickstarter for his Reformation 2 C64 remake project

And of course it also includes a vinyl option! After a very succesful (albeit slightly delayed) Kickstarter for his Reformation Last Ninja 2 remake project, Matt Gray have now launched a new Kickstarter for a new remake project.

Reformation 2 is based on a stretch goal from the first Reformation project, where Gray did remakes of tracks from other C64 composers. This means that Reformation 2 will be an entire album of remakes from other composers than Gray himself. The tracks aren’t set in stone, but according to the Kickstarter Gray is hoping to remake music from games such as Commando, Comic Bakery, Monty On The Run, Nemesis The Warlock, and more.

The vinyl version will be a black vinyl 2LP and also comes with FLAC and MP3 downloads of all tracks.

The Kickstarter launched today, April 8, 2017, and will end on April 30, 2017. If the campaign is succesful then vinyl rewards are planned to go out in September 2018 (and downloads in May 2018).

You can pledge now via Kickstarter.

The Hue Soundtrack will be released on vinyl by Black Screen Records

Black Screen Records have announced that they will be releasing Alkis Livathinos’ soundtrack to the game Hue on vinyl.

The release will be a 2LP on 180g vinyl. There will be two versions- one on blue and purple vinyl, and the other on classic black vinyl. It comes in a gatefold laser-cut jacket with original artwork. The vinyl version also comes liner notes, a download card and it includes 4 previously unreleased tracks.

The album is expected to release on May 19, 2017 and can be preordered now via Black Screen Records’ webstore.

Please note that this is also included in the Black Screen Records Mystery Bundle #2 – so you’re all set if you already ordered that one.

Hue - Front + Vinyl

AutumnKid is Kickstarting a C64 synth pop tribute album on vinyl

CORRECTION: I originally wrote that these are cover songs of C64 music, but they are in fact all new songs.

Belgian band AutmnKid have launched a Kickstarter for their album SID Waves, which is a synth pop tribute to C64 music. To do this they’ve teamed up with C64Audio, who knows a lot about SID chip music and have worked on Kickstarter for music projects like this before. All music will be performed only using vintage 1980s synthesizers and the C64 SID sound chip.

The Kickstarter has a variety of different pledge tiers with different vinyl options, including black vinyl (€25), blue, and gold colored vinyl (both €30). Additionally a bonus 7″ will be included with all pledges at the €40 tier and higher. If you’re into other formats such as cassette tapes or CDs, then those are also available. Artwork for all formats of this release have been done by Trevor Storey.

The Kickstarter was launched on March 30, 2017 and will end on April 30, 2017. The goal is €9500 and the Kickstarter is already at more than €7000 as of writing this.

If the Kickstarter is succesful then physical rewards are planned for an October 2017 release.

You can read more about the project and pledge via Kickstarter here.

SID Waves - Mockup

Upcoming game Slime-san is getting a vinyl release from Black Screen Records

Black Screen Records have announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to Fabraz’ upcoming action-platformer Slime-san on vinyl.

The soundtrack is composed by the following handful of chiptune and electronic music artists: Richard Gould, Adhesive Wombat, Mischa Perella, FantomenK, Meganeko, Kommisar, Tiasu, Lumena-tan, Kubbi, Carl Clark, Inverse Phase, Saad Akter Ali, and Michael Miller.

The release will be a 2LP on 180g vinyl and comes in two color variants – solid green and black.

The album is scheduled to release in late June/early July 2017. It cannot be preordered yet, but you can sign up to get notified for when orders open here.

Also it’s worth noting that this release will not be included in Black Screen Records’ recently announced Mystery Bundle #2.

Slime-san - Green Vinyl Slime-san - Black Vinyl

Dubmood & Zabutom’s Bad Television soundtrack is getting a 7″ release

Yesterday Data Airlines announced a vinyl release of Dubmood & Zabutom’s soundtrack to the game Bad Television.

The release will be a 7″ record on red vinyl and will be limited to 350 copies.

The game was made by Bitslap for the Ludum Dare game jam in just 6 hours. So don’t fret if you’ve not heard about it as we’re heading into slightly obscure territory. If you’re curious about it, then you can download it for free via Ludum Dare’s website here.

It is scheduled to release on April 30 and can be preordered now via Bandcamp here or Data Airlines’ webstore here.

Bad Television - Front Cover Bad Television - Back Cover

The Owlboy soundtrack is getting a vinyl release

iam8bit have just announced that they will be releasing Jonathan Geer’s soundtrack to the game Owlboy on vinyl.

It will be a 2LP on 180g “cloudy sky”-colored vinyl. It comes in a gatefold cover with new artwork by Nicole Gustafsson. It also comes with a digital download for the soundtrack.

It is priced at $35 and scheduled for a Q2 2017 release. Preorders will open on March 23, 2017 via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK/EU store here.

Owlboy - Front Owlboy - Gatefold

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse can now be ordered from Mondo

As announced on Mondo’s blog a few days ago, orders for Konami Kukeiha Club’s soundtrack to Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse are now live.

The release will be a 2LP on 180g colored vinyl. It comes in a gatefold cover with brand new artwork done by Sachin Teng. There will be two color variants – a split variant with colors based on game characters (limited to 1000 copies) and an orange translucent with black and white splatter (limited to 2500 copies).

Disc 1 on the album will feature the NES soundtrack, while Disc 2 features the Famicom (VRC6 chip) soundtrack. Both will be newly mastered for this vinyl release by James Plotkin.

Orders are open now via Mondo’s webstore and they are expected to ship out soon.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Front

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Gatefold Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Back Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Split Records Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Splatter Records

The 2Dark soundtrack is getting a vinyl release

The stealth horror game 2Dark’s soundtrack by Samuel Safa is getting released on vinyl by G4F Records.

The album will be a single LP on red translucent vinyl with black splatter. It comes in a standard jacket with new artwork by Rudy Wilde.

Since it’s being sold via Bandcamp it also comes with an instant download of the digital soundtrack. It’s worth noting that some of the vinyl tracks are exclusive to the vinyl version, but some digital tracks are not included on the vinyl version either.

It is scheduled to release on July 17, 2017. The album can be preordered now via Bandcamp.

2Dark - Front Cover + Vinyl 2Dark - Back Cover + Vinyl

“Undertale on Piano” 2LP coming from iam8bit and Materia Collective

iam8bit have announced that they are collaborating with Materia Collective on a series of video game music piano cover albums titled Series 88.

The first release in this series will be piano covers of Toby Fox’ Undertale soundtrack. The arrangements for the covers are done by David Peacock and performed by Augstine Mayuga Gonzales.

The album will be a 2LP on 180g cream white and red vinyl. The cover art will be done by Andy DeGiulio and is an homage to classic piano and jazz covers. This art style will supposedly be present throughout this series of piano releases.

Preorders placed before March 19, 2017 comes with a chance to win a copy of the Annoying Dog Song 7″, which was originally released together with the Undertale Soundtrack.

It is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release in Q2, 2017. Preorders open on March 15, 2017 via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK/EU store here.

Undertale On Piano - Front Undertale On Piano - Records Undertale On Piano - Tracklist

iam8bit to release a Warframe 2LP

The official Warframe site posted an announcement today saying that they’ve partnered with iam8bit for merchandise – which includes a vinyl release of the game’s soundtrack.

The release will be a 2LP on 180g “custom oxblood” vinyl and comes in a gatefold cover with new art by Patricio Betteo. It also includes a digital download of the soundtrack.

The soundtrack is composed by Keith Power and George Spanos and was given a full remaster specifically for this vinyl release.

It is priced at $36and  is scheduled to release in Q2 2017. Preorders will open on March 17, 2017 via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK/EU store here.

Warframe - Outer Gatefold Warframe - Inner Gatefold