Double CD digipak limited to 500.
2D metroidvania game Timespinner from Lunar Ray Games is out today and music label Materia Collective has announced the release of its soundtrack, also available now through various digital outlets.
The soundtrack to the story-driven adventure game is composed by Jeff Ball, who served as audio director on the Tiny Barbarian DX soundtrack, as well as composing music for City Story: Metro and Dream City: Metropolis.
As a violinist, Ball has also contributed to the soundtracks of games including Moss, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, Gears of War 3, Ikenfell, and There Came an Echo.
Timespinner’s soundtrack comprises 57 tracks and is available digitally from Bandcamp, iTunes/Apple Music, and Spotify.
There’s also a limited edition double CD digipak of which there are only 500 copies. Pre-orders are available now with shipping expected on or around 1st October.
“Timespinner gave me a great opportunity to spend a few years researching ways to faithfully recreate late 1990s game music,” explained Ball. “I dug deep into the melodies and harmonies of Michiru Yamane and Yasunori Mitsuda, played a lot of late 1990s era console titles, and researched musical equipment and console technology that was used back then to see how I could incorporate those sounds into a modern music production setup.”
Towards the end of the soundtrack’s production, Ball hired Cain German, Kristin Naigus, and Christian Pacaud to provide additional instrumental performances.
“… I can’t thank them enough for adding so much life to the soundtrack. It’s been a super fun journey for me, and I’m very excited to share this [video game] nostalgia with everyone.”