Straight from the Underground
July 28, 2016
The Massive Undertale Remix Album That Just Won't Quit
One of the easiest things to fall in love with from the megahit video game Undertale is the indie darling's unique and captivating music, and the fandom shows no sign of stopping their creative outpouring. Orlando netlabel Tiny Waves, including project director Ben Briggs and all of their friends, indeed fell in love with the music and decided that it was time to unleash all of the best remixes they could produce all at once. "Straight from the Underground" includes 2 hours and 9 minutes of music-- coincidentally the same running time as the 101-track soundtrack by Toby Fox-- and is officially licensed in collaboration with publisher Materia Collective, meaning that Toby earns royalties on every purchase. The album also includes select remixes courtesy of fellow netlabel GameChops, featuring some of the best of those releases as well. With 35 tracks and 30 different musicians, this compilation stands as a monumental tribute to the game's critically-acclaimed original score. Featuring heavy-hitting contributors as well as introducing fresh new faces, the project places some of the most well known people in the field alongside more unknown talents that clearly deserve the attention. Tiny Waves and their team were determined to assemble an impressive list of talent and passion, all in service of celebrating a quirky, lovable game that everyone-- even the Pope-- seems to love.
You can stream "Straight from the Underground" on Spotify and Soundcloud, or purchase a download from Loudr and iTunes. Find out everything you need to know at http://undertunes.net. (Ha ha, get it?)
If you're not convinced, just take a look at these perfect-score reviews of the album from some of the biggest names in the gaming industry:
"These are the worst renditions of the DK Rap I've ever heard." 10/10 - Grant Kirkhope (Composer of Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64) "Surprisingly Unprofessional." 10/10 - Dodger (Press Heart to Continue, DexterityBonus) "It's music, as far as I can tell." 10/10 - Vinny (Vinesauce) "It's lit. Wait... what was the question?" 10/10 - MegaRan / Random "I don't really have time to listen to this right now." 10/10 - GRIMECRAFT (GameChops)
"UNDERTALE"® is a trademark of Royal Sciences, LLC, registered in the U.S.. Musical compositions are © Royal Sciences, LLC and under license to Materia Collective, LLC, d/b/a Materia Collective Music Publishing, and are used with permission. All rights reserved.