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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.