Last month prolific game composer Tim Wright aka. CoLD SToRAGE announced that pre-orders had begun on his latest album , which features re-workings of his tracks from Psygnosis AMIGA games released in the late 1980s and early 90s. A vote took place and 25 tracks were selected from an initial selection of over 70 classic musical offerings.
STRIX MEMORIA ? is unique in the fact that it will not be on sale as a digital download, rather it will be Wright's first physical album. Supplied in a limited edition metal tin sporting a laser etched logo , the album will be shipped on a custom (re-usable) 4Gb USB stick in the shape of the classic Psygnosis Owl Head logo. Each tin is individually numbered and comes complete with an 8 page circular fan-fold colour brochure.
Since the original pre-order launch, Wright has now decided to up-the-ante by offering everyone who buys the album the chance to win an additional USB stick containing a vast collection of over 484 music tracks in 52 folders, amounting to over 8Gb of lossless audio files from his own personal compositional library, some of which have never been released...
“I'm really looking forward to the release of Strix Memoria - it's been great remixing and re-working all my old melodies into one really tidy looking package. I hope people see it as a fitting tribute to my early days at Psygnosis!
The idea for this bonus USB stick was something that occurred to me when I was sorting through my music back-up folders. I came to realise just how much music I'd created over the past few years, and I thought it would be a great addition for one lucky customer who pre-ordered the Strix Memoria album.
This extra USB Stick will be a standard non-custom affair, but aside from all of my current releases, it will contain music that has yet to be released along with tracks that have been submitted to various remixing competitions and posted to locations such as SoundCloud over the years. The great thing is that one lucky winner will be receiving all these tracks in a lossless (FLAC) format, so they'll be able to enjoy them as I wrote them, or of course they can convert them to MP3 too.”
STRIX MEMORIA ? is available on pre-order up until the 31st January 2013.
Orders are being taken Worldwide, and delivery is by a Royal Mail / Air Mail.
The album can be pre-ordered at; http://www.tantrumedia.com/strixmemoria/
Wright’s other music is available from; http://coldstorage.bandcamp.com/
CoLD SToRAGE official website; http://www.coldstorage.org.uk/