37 tracks • 127 minutes • November 20, 2020
The soundtrack from Aground pushes the status quo of what a typical video game soundtrack in the Western part of the world is perceived as. Aground is certainly inimitable and in great measure to be combined with complete originality and euphony. Many of the pieces bring excitement, nostalgia and joy to the players/listeners. Each track is carefully crafted to compliment hours of game-play never to become monotonous. It conflates funky rhythms with psychedelic synths in juxtaposition of idiosyncratic time signatures that have never been used in the history of video game music ever before.
This deluxe edition of the soundtrack (the original of which was released in 2019) includes 7 additional tracks never heard before, 2 tracks originally from the game Deity Quest, and 3 pieces of sheet music transcribed and arranged for solo piano by David Peacock: "Ancient Aquatic Energy," "Brave Crusader," and "Nightly."