Robots. Lasers. 80s. Retro. Phat Beats. Video Games.
If you found yourself nodding in sage approval at any of the preceding words, then you are prepared for this collection of musical works formally known as the RETURN ALL ROBOTS! ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK.
Inspired by classic soundtracks like Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country and Commander Keen, as well as artists like Vince DiCola (Rocky IV, 1986 Transformers), Kraftwerk and italo-disco, the RAR! OST brings together catchy melodies with electro drumbeats and nostalgia-inducing sounds. zircon (Andrew Aversa) and fellow Philly game composer Mike Worth collaborate on the infectious, cheesalicious Main Theme, while a team of EIGHT guest artists join up for a series of remixes.
Highlight tracks include "Cryomorph", a Tangerine Dream-inspired ambient piece that plays during ice levels in the game, "Fantastic Robotique", a bizzarre blend of synthetics, jazz and swing in the style of Fantastic Plastic Machine, and "Training Montage", an extended, over-the-top version of the ingame training center theme that will pump you up guaranteed.
This version of the album contains the aforementioned exclusive, extended "Training Montage" cut, a bonus remix from Philly chiptune artists George & Jonathan, and the dramatic trailer music "2200 AD" that can be heard in the original epic trailer for the game.
RETURN ALL ROBOTS!, developed by Space Whale Studios (http://www.spacewhalestudios.com/), is an indie action-puzzle game for Xbox Indie Games and PC, available now. Much like its soundtrack, the game is inspired by classic 90s games like Chip's Challenge, Lemmings and Bomberman blended with modern twists, a lighthearted story, and kitchsy sprite-based art. Watch trailers, read reviews and check it out at: