Joystuck

Mantra Sound are a music-for-media collective of performers & creators based in Edinburgh, Scotland, who love to play film and games music. For our debut EP, we came together as a special six-piece band, and rolled up our sleeves to record heart-felt and affectionate live performances of some of our favourite game music tunes. It was hard to choose what to record from so many shared and loved soundtracks - but ultimately we landed on a collection of music that had meaning to us all in some way, both from our childhood and more recent lives. JoyStuck is both a celebration and tribute to the art that accompanied our growing up - and when a group of musicians who love video games get together, the result is bound to sound something a little like this!

We'd like to thank Jamie Martin at Venice of the North Studios for his great engineering and patience; Sebastian and all at Materia Collective for their ongoing support; Elph for his superb cover art; all the musicians of Mantra Sound; the original composers of the music for bringing us so many memories; and you the listener, for taking the time to journey with us. We hope you enjoy JoyStuck!

Track List & Credits

Joystuck was made possible by the following individuals:

: Performing artist
: Album producer
: Artwork
: Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Album producer
1Hyrule Temple (from "Super Smash Bros.")2:43
: Performing artist
: Drums, Percussion
: Bass guitar
: Keyboard, Producer
: Guitars
: Sound Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Oboe, Recorder, Producer
: Cello
2Green Hill Zone (from "Sonic the Hedgehog")2:39
: Performing artist
: Drums, Percussion
: Bass guitar
: Keyboard, Producer
: Guitars
: Sound Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Oboe, Recorder, Producer
: Cello
3Warp Room (from "Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped")2:48
: Performing artist
: Drums, Percussion
: Bass guitar
: Keyboard, Producer
: Guitars
: Sound Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Oboe, Recorder, Producer
: Cello
4Misleading Signs (from "Gray Matter")3:09
: Performing artist
: Drums, Percussion
: Bass guitar
: Producer, Keyboard
: Guitars
: Sound Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Producer, Oboe, Recorder
: Cello
5Those Who Fight Further/Fight On! (from "Final Fantasy VII")4:10
: Performing artist
: Drums, Percussion
: Bass guitar
: Keyboard, Producer
: Guitars
: Sound Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Oboe, Recorder, Producer
: Cello
6Bombash (from "Super Bomberman")3:07
: Performing artist
: Drums, Percussion
: Bass guitar
: Keyboard, Producer
: Guitars
: Sound Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Oboe, Recorder, Producer
: Cello
7Max & Chloe (from "Life is Strange")4:28
: Performing artist
: Drums, Percussion
: Bass guitar
: Keyboard, Producer
: Guitars
: Sound Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Oboe, Recorder, Producer
: Cello

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