Today iam8bit announced that they will be releasing Disasterpeace’s soundtrack to the game Hyper Light Drifter. The soundtrack to Heart Machine’s game was met with critical acclaim when the game was released back in late March this year.
The soundtrack will be released as a 4LP set where each record comes on 180g vinyl in a different translucent color – pink, blue, green and red. The album will come in a triple gatefold housed in a hardcase and will feature new artwork from Heart Machine and Drew Wise.
The 4LP has been mastered for vinyl by Infrasonic Sound and the release comes with an instant digital download of the full soundtrack upon purchase.
Preorders are set to open tomorrow, May 26, at 10am PDT and the estimated release date is Winter 2016.
The release can be preordered via iam8bit’s US store here and iam8bit’s UK store here.
It was teased via a small YouTube-clip from The Yetee back in January, but now it’s up on their website and it is set to release on Saturday – April 16th (Record Store Day 2016).
Black Materia is a rap/hiphop album by Mega Ran & Lost Perception in which they use background music and samples from Final Fantasy VII. The album was originally release on CD and digital back in 2011, but is now receiving a vinyl release as well. The vinyl version has been remixed and remastered with new orchestrated Final Fantasy VII arrangements by R23X. A full remaster of the track “Avalanche” have been uploaded to Soundbutt. Additionally, the full unremastered album can still be streamed via Bandcamp, although the new version is bound to be somewhat different.
The album features completely new artwork done by Drew Wise.
The album will come out on a 140g 2LP via Yetee Records. It’s marketed as a limited edition, but there’s no word on how limited it is.
The Black Materia 2LP can be ordered from their website here (orders cannot be placed until April 16, though).
iam8bit has really found their niche with video game music on vinyl and have presented yet another pre-order.
This time it’s a greatest hits compilation with music from the BIT.TRIP games. It will feature music from Bit Shifter, Bubblyfish, Nullsleep, Anamanaguchi (who also did the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game OST), and minusbaby.
The artwork is done by Drew Wise and the record will be a picture disc pressed on clear vinyl (see the mockups below).
As an extra bonus this will come with codes for all 7 BIT.TRIP games (on Steam) as well as their full digital soundtracks. It will be limited to 1,500 copies and will cost $25.