Weekly Game Vinyl Releases
Welcome all, to another week of Video Game Vinyl Releases; be ready for a wallet drain. There are a number a high-caliber titles this week that I'm going to be picking up myself, including one of my favorite games from 2021 that I was intently keeping an eye out for... Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart! There are four colored variants of this 2LP set. We also have Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island & Legends with five different variants(see below for links), FAR CRY 6, Detroit Become Human Soundtrack Vol. 2, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands(Borderlands spin-off and sequel to Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep), the Original Bomberman I & II Soundtracks from the NES, Volume 2 of A Hate In Time and the 90's alternate-history internet parody Hypnospace Outlaw.
The links are below to each of the variants. Make sure to grab any of the limited-releases before they sell-out. We've been asked for a while about an e-mail campaign and we're still working on it. In the meantime, check back here next Thursday or the following week—depending on the amount of releases we have—and we'll have another update for our fellow vinyl enthusiast.
Merchantsoft proudly presents 25 tracks from Hypnospace Outlaw in a beautiful 2LP collection, pressed on clear vinyl and featuring art from Joe Aquiare. Composed and produced by Jay Tholen. Some tracks composed and produced by Hot Dad (C1-C8), Dan Warren (D1), queenjazz (D2-D3), and Brian Carnrike (D4-D6).
Milan-Records/Newbury Comics/Light in the Attic/BlackScreenRecords/Vinyl Luxe/Very OK Vinyl
Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart (Original Game Soundtrack) Vinyl 2XLP
Milan Records is proud to present the music to Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, composed by Mark Mothersbaugh and Wataru Hokoyama, on vinyl!
When an evil robotic emperor intent on conquering cross-dimensional worlds puts Ratchet and Clank’s own dimension next in his sights, the old duo is thrust right back into action. The dynamic pair need to dust off their outrageous weaponry and stop a dimensional collapse in its tracks.
This release features twenty tracks of original music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh and Wataru Hokoyama for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart pressed on a pair of dimensional rift color vinyl discs and housed in a gatefold jacket with original artwork by Shan Jiang.
Far Cry 6 (Original Game Soundtrack) 3xLP
Lead composer Pedro Bromfman’s credits include three seasons of Netflix’s Narcos, Need For Speed: Heat and Max Payne 3. Having grown up studying the beautiful and soulful music of the Caribbean and Latin America, he brought his particular experience with stringed Latin instruments to bear on Far Cry 6’s score. Bromfman carefully layers Spanish guitar, Cuban tres, Bolivian ronroco and more atop oppressive dark ambient and percussive elements, creating music that evokes a nuanced blend of sadness, anger and hope — contrasting the menace of El Presidente with the spirit of the guerrillas.
The vinyl set includes a selection of diegetic and in-game radio tracks that serve to immerse the player in the vibrant setting of Yara. This in-world body of music is lead by two exceptional composers: Cuban-Canadian jazz master Hilario Duran created faithful Afro-Caribbean street ensemble pieces; while composer-producer Ariel Contreras-Esquivel recorded a real military band for his fictional national anthem “Himno Nacional Yarano” and other militaristic marches.
It was a priority for the Far Cry 6 music team to truthfully represent the latino spirit, and highlight authentic Latin American and Afro-Latin artists from off the beaten path. Venezuelan rapper Gabylonia (with backing by Peruvian producer Rilabeats) contributes “Camino Revolucionario” and “Carta al Tirano”, the latter performed during the chaotic in-game Máximas Matanzas hip-hop show. American-Puerto Rican emcee from Brooklyn Nitty Scott lays down the law with hip-hop track “Pelo”; Qbanoamerikano Pico pays tribute to Buena Vista Social Club with “Cuba Linda”; singer Diana Fuentes and rapper El Micha, both Cuban, performed pop number “Canción Bonita”; while Cuban reggaetón star El Chacal brings the party with “Talento Y Dinero”.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (Original Soundtrack) 2xLP
Laced Records (true neutral at best) continues its fantastical journey with fellow party members Gearbox Entertainment (chaotic good, naturally) to give the epiiiiiiiiiic music of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands the wondrous wax treatment.
This Limited Edition double LP set features ‘dragon blood’ and ‘Tiny Teal-a’ galaxy-effect discs. Forged by Butt Stallion’s finest sonic smithy, 23 tracks have been sprinkled with aural pixie dust and carefully pressed onto heavyweight vinyl. The deluxe double gatefold sleeve with metallic pink foil features artwork by the masterful artists at Gearbox.
In-house Gearbox composer Joshua Carro brought his globe-trotting, experimental creative background to bear on the chaotic realms of the Wonderlands. The score briefly threatens more traditional fantasy fare, coaxing the listener in with big, bright celebrational themes; before twisting and turning, stealing listeners away to unexpected places. Unusual, unsettling rhythms and textures are woven together to create a dense and sophisticated sound world, where one can hear strands of Minimalism, Folk, Rock, Generative, IDM, Drone, World, Romanticism, Aleatoric, Modern, and Noise Music. Strange uses of percussion, piano, synths, strings and more intrude like grimdark messengers, as Carro charts a new course both for soundtracks in the Borderlands® universe and for fantasy video games.
Ship to Shore/Vinyl Guru/BlackScreenRecords/Very OK Vinyl
Bomberman / Bomberman II (Original Game Soundtrack) LP
Ship to Shore PhonoCo. is proud to present the original NES soundtrack release of Bomberman and Bomberman II, on vinyl for the first time! The much-beloved Bomberman first hit the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985 and quickly became a firm favourite of gamers around the world, with Bomberman II following in 1991 to much acclaim. The chiptune scores for both are not only nostalgia-laden timeless masterpieces guaranteed to invoke the gaming days of your childhood, but also sensational pieces of composition in their own right! Containing the original NES soundtracks to both Bomberman and Bomberman II, this limited edition vinyl features new artwork by Maddie Copp and a fantastic zoetrope etching on the A-Side that recreates the sprites of the game when viewed!
Newbury Comics/Light in the Attic/Milan-Records/Vinyl Luxe/BlackScreenRecords/Channel 3
Ghost of Tsushima: Music from Iki Island & Legends Vinyl LP
With Tsushima on the brink of destruction, Jin Sakai must sacrifice everything to defeat the ruthless Mongol invaders and protect what’s left of his home and people. As he embarks on an epic adventure for the freedom of Tsushima, he is forced to set aside samurai traditions and become a new kind of warrior. Ghost of Tsushima: Music from Iki Island & Legends builds on the groundbreaking soundtrack to Ghost of Tsushima, the third-person adventure game by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Featuring music by Chad Cannon and Bill Hemstapat, Music from Iki Island & Legends includes selections from Ghost of Tsushima’s popular Iki Island and Legends expansions. This release includes a color LP housed in a beautiful gatefold jacket with a folded insert.
Limited Run Games/Quantum Dream Shop
Detroit: Become Human Original Soundtrack Volume 2
Relive some of the most tense and emotional moments from Detroit: Become Human with this double vinyl.
Experience again the cold and clinical personality of Connor with the electronic soundtrack of Nima Fakhrara, feel the moving and emotional quest of Kara with Philip Sheppard’s orchestral creation, and join the fight for android freedom with Markus and Jericho thanks to John Paesano’s composition.
Discover a selection of amazing songs that helped shape Detroit: Become Human’s unforgettable ambiance.
In Detroit: Become Human, the fourth character is the city. To give players a real sense of Detroit in 2038, local artists contributed to the soundtrack of life in the game. From soul to techno, blues to hard rock, discover eight talented independent Detroit artists who helped bring the spirit of their beloved city to the game.
A Hate in Time: Original Soundtrack Volume 2
Hitch a ride on the subway and enjoy the nightlife with Volume 2 of A Hat in Time! Pressed on Nyakuza Splatter vinyl, the soundtrack to Gears For Breakfast's hit action platformer by Pascal Michael Stiefel is here to take you on a trip through the sands of time itself! Featuring a selection of fan favorite tunes from the Nyakuza Metro and Seal the Deal DLCs, this Volume 2 vinyl selection is available for pre-order now!
The record ships with a unique download code that unlocks an exclusive in-game sticker. These are limited edition and exclusive to the code!