EXILE: A Tribute to Supergiant Games

For the last 10 years, Supergiant Games have produced brilliant games such as Bastion, Transistor and Pyre. The striking artwork, memorable characters, emotionally arresting storylines, fantastic music, iconic voice-overs and immersive sound design have made Supergiant Games’ entries stand out in the crowd.

Because of the studio’s impact on the indie game scene over the last decade, as well as fan’s deep love for Darren Korb’s music, Materia Collective is proud to announce the 2019 release of EXILE: A Tribute to Supergiant Games. This album is a veritable love letter to Korb’s musical soundscapes and Supergiant Games’ fantastic storytelling.

The video game community has a lot of love for Indie darling Supergiant Games and not without good cause. The genres and gameplay of their games run the gamut of post-apocalyptic western frontier action rpg Bastion, neo-noir inspired strategy slasher Transistor, and visual novel ceremonial sportsball redemption story Pyre. With EXILE: A Tribute to Supergiant Games we wanted to reflect the diversity of those styles in our musical tribute to the original material.

With EXILE: A Tribute to Supergiant Games we wanted to reflect the diversity of styles in our musical tribute to the original material. As a result EXILE features 49 tracks spanning the original soundtracks of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. The album features musical styles ranging from big band, acapella, cosmic space rock, 90s grunge, string quartets, brass quintets, hard rock and a number of fantastic choir arrangements. Nearly 50 arrangers and over 120 collaborators have converged to show their love for the games. Some are returning Materia Collective Veterans such as Stemage, John Robert Matz and Videri String Quartet while others are newcomers to Materia Collective like Jeff Penny and Danilo Ciaffi.

We would be remiss in highlighting the work of Darren Korb without mentioning his long time collaborator Ashley Barrett who lends her wonderful voice to some of the most memorable compositions in the 3 games. To pay tribute to the singers in the Supergiant Games universe - we feature a number of extremely talented vocalists on EXILE including and definitely not limited to Laura Intravia, Sirenstar and Elizabeth Zharoff putting their own spin on roles of Red from Transistor in their respective tracks. While singers such as Alejandro Espinosa aka wolfman1405 and Stemage lend their talents to the voices of Zulf in emotionally charged renditions of Mother, I’m Here and Setting Sail, Coming Home from Bastion.

The love and attention to the details of Korb’s compositions can be heard throughout the album from every arranger and musician, and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed making it!

Track List & Credits

EXILE: A Tribute to Supergiant Games was made possible by the following individuals:

: Producer
: Original Composer
: Special Thanks
: Mastering Engineer
: Marketing
: Mastering Engineer
: Album Art
: Executive Producer
: Co-Producer
1The World That Was4:13
: Producer, Arranger
2Percy's Epic Orchestral Escape2:23
: Arranger
: Strings, Mixing Engineer
3The Pantheon (Ain't Gonna Catch You)2:45
: Vocals, Producer, Mixing Engineer
: Guitar
4Terminal March2:26
: Arranger, Bandurria, Laud, Octavina
: Mixing Engineer
: Bouzouki
: Kalimba, Drums
: Hammered Dulcimer, Guzheng
5Twisted Streets3:38
: Arranger, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Drums, Bass, Guitar
: Mixing Engineer
: Woodwinds (Quenas), Charango, Trompe
6Bynn the Breaker4:59
: Producer, Arranger, Trombone
: Tuba
: Violin (2)
: French Horn
: Mixing Engineer
: Trumpet (1)
: Trumpet (2), Editing
: Double Bass
: Performing Artist
: Performing Artist
7Spike in a Rail2:56
: Arranger, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming, Mixing Engineer
8If You Build It3:22
: Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Acoustic, Mandolin
9Folk of Jevel2:31
: Producer, Arranger, Mandolin
: Violin, Double Bass
: Acoustic Guitar
10The Mancer's Swing3:27
: Piano, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Trumpet
: Trumpet
: Upright Bass
: Alto Saxophone
: Guitar
: Baritone Saxophone
11Mother, I'm Here3:16
: Producer, Arranger, Additional Lyrics
: Vocals (Soprano 1), Vocals (Soprano 2)
: Vocals (Baritone), Vocals (Bass), Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Baritone), Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Baritone), Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Soprano 1), Vocals (Soprano 2)
: Vocals (Soprano 1), Vocals (Soprano 2)
: Vocals (Soprano 1), Vocals (Soprano 2)
: Vocals (Baritone), Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Baritone), Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Baritone)
: Vocals (Alto 1), Vocals (Alto 2), Vocals (Soprano 1), Vocals (Soprano 2)
: Vocals (Alto 1)
: Vocals (Alto 1), Vocals (Alto 2), Vocals (Soprano 1), Vocals (Soprano 2)
: Zulf (solo), Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Bass)
12We Could Still Evacuate4:59
: Arranger, Keyboard, Guitar, Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer
13Brushed by Her Teeth2:31
: Producer, Mixing Engineer, Arranger, Talkbox, Piano
: Percussion, Bass, Processed Percussion
14Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)4:55
: Producer, Vocals (Lead)
: Vocals (Lead)
: Electric Bass, Fretless Bass
15Vanishing Point2:22
: Arranger, Mixing Engineer
16Become One3:54
: Producer
: Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Guitar
: Vocals
17TraceVoid()2:05
: Producer, Guitar
18Coasting (Cloudbox Cruise Edition)3:57
: Producer, Arranger, Lead Vocals, Lyrics
: Mixing Engineer, Guitar, Co-Producer
19Forecast3:09
: Producer, Arranger, Guitar, Bass
: Electronic Percussion, Sound FX
20The Spine2:46
21SPLOOSH!4:27
: Producer, Arranger, Guitar, Bass
: Saxophone (Baritone)
: Drums
: Alto Trombone (Solo), Trombone
: Keyboards
: Trumpet
: Percussion
: Tenor Saxophone
: French Horn (Solo)
: Alto Sax (Solo)
: Tenor saxophone
: Alto Saxophone
: Violin (Solo)
: Soprano Sax
: Tuba
: Baritone Saxophone
22Where are you, Red?4:59
: Arranger, Guitar, Bass, Programming, Mixing Engineer
23She Shines4:37
: Viola
: Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Lead Vocals
: Tuba
: Violin (1), Violin (2)
: Clarinet
: Trumpet
: Horn
: Bassoon
: Flute
24In Circles4:06
: Producer, Arranger, Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Mixing Engineer
25Don't Break Me This Time3:50
: Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Mixing Engineer
26Heightmap2:32
: Producer, Arranger, Performer
27Spark of Hope (Blank Canvas)3:22
: Arranger, Vocals, Flute, Lyrics
: Additional Vocals
: Drums
: Mandolin
: Viola
: Electric Guitar (Lead), Electric Guitar (Rhythm)
: Mixing Engineer, Acoustic Guitar
: Bass Guitar, Double Bass
: Electric Guitar (Solo)
: Vocals
28Apex Beat3:22
: Arranger, Mixing Engineer
29Gateless3:53
: Arranger, Producer, Mixing Engineer
30We're One4:03
: Arranger, Keyboard
: Vibraphone, Drums
: Tenor Saxophone
: Mixing Engineer
: Flute, Vocals
: Electric Guitar
: Alto Saxophone
: Performing Artist
31Paper Boats4:57
: Producer, Arranger
: Mixing Engineer, Guitar
32Roimh an Ollóg Uiscí Saillte (Before the Salt and Roiling Sea): a Vagrant Song2:55
: Arranger, Vocals, Sound Design, Percussion
: Vocals, Lyrics, Translation, Additional Sound Design
: Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
: Mixing Engineer
33Downriver Dirge3:20
: Arranger, Vocals, Mixing Engineer
34In The Flame3:20
: Producer, Vocals (Lead), Vocals (Backing), Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Mezzo), Vocals (Alto), Arranger, Vocals (Tenor), Acoustic Guitar, Mixing Engineer
: Co-Producer, Co-Arranger, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums
35Path to Glory3:14
: Performing Artist
: Violin, Recording Engineer
: Arranger
: Violin, Recording Engineer, Editing
: Mixing Engineer
36Forbidden Knowledge3:06
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
37Water Falls Downside3:58
: Arranger, Lyrics, Guitar, Synth Programming
: Recording Engineer (Vocals)
38The Eight Scribes2:26
: Producer, Arranger
: Mixing Engineer
39Flutter Fly1:56
: Producer, Arranger, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer
: Violin, Percussion
40Strange Voyage4:59
: Performing Artist
: Drums
: Lead Vocals, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
41Foolproof Plot4:59
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Synths
: Upright Bass
: Vibraphone
: Clarinet
: Engraving Assistance
: Tenor Saxophone
: Trombone
: Alto Saxophone
42Dies Irae Grandioso2:23
: Producer, Arranger, Lyrics, Mixing Engineer, Harpsichord, Vocals, Drums
: Violin
: Violin
43Mourning Song1:23
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Vocal Lead, Vocals (Lead)
: Vocals (Soprano)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Soprano)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Lead)
: Vocals (Tenor)
44Sky Dance4:13
: Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Piano, Organ
: Electric Bass
: Electric Guitar
45Quest for Honor2:12
: Arranger, Track Producer, Mixing Engineer, Vocals (Alto 2), Vocals (Tenor 1)
: Vocals (Alto 1)
: Vocals (Soprano 1), Vocals (Soprano 2)
: Vocals (Tenor 2), Vocals (Baritone), Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Baritone)
: Vocals (Baritone)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Tenor 1), Vocals (Tenor 2)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Tenor 1)
: Vocals (Tenor 2)
: Vocals (Soprano 1), Vocals (Soprano 2), Vocals (Alto 1), Vocals (Alto 2)
: Vocals (Bass)
46Will of the Scribes2:19
: Producer, Mixing Engineer, Arranger
47The Old Ways3:52
: Performing Artist
: Tuba
: Arranger, Trumpet (1)
: Trumpet (2)
48Never to Return (p a r t y)4:50
: Arranger, Producer, Mixing Engineer
49Bound Together (Exile)4:54
: Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Lyrics, Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar
: Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Soprano)
: Vocals (Soprano)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Soprano)
: Lead Vocals
: Performing Artist
: Vocals (Tenor)

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