Reserve your limited edition box set now – only available until June 3rd, 2012!
Our new project for the 20th anniversary of the Turrican Soundtrack is on its way to become one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns for music albums. With 24 days left in the fundraiser, the project total already stands at over $117,000 (or %156 of the originally planned) production budget.
Featuring a cosmic hero in a silver battlesuit, the »Turrican« series of games brought nonstop action to all gaming systems of the 80’s and 90’s, including C64 and Amiga, Atari ST and PC, as well as Genesis and Super Nintendo. The beautiful synthesizer scores for these games were created by Chris Huelsbeck, arguably one of today’s most popular game music composers in the world. Huelsbeck’s soundtracks certainly played a major role in shaping »Turrican« into a digital legend over the years.
Almost 20 years have passed since the last game in the series was released, but Chris has big plans to bring »Turrican« back from retirement –at least musically– with the production of the »Turrican Soundtrack Anthology«: The idea behind this is an epic limited edition box set of four CDs, which will feature almost every melody from the saga in newly arranged and recorded versions (including titles like »Concerto for Laser and Enemies«, »Metal Stars«, »Hall of Heroes«, as well as full length versions of all main titles and end-credits!). While this box set is bound to please every synthesizer music fan out there, new bonus recordings with the WDR Radio Orchestra are also lined up for the project, to be realised in the context of a new symphonic game music concert in November and supervised by the producers of the acclaimed »Symphonic Shades – Huelsbeck in Concert« event and album.
In order to realize these ambitious plans, Chris Huelsbeck is asking his fans to support him in a Kickstarter campaign to make the »Turrican Soundtrack Anthology« become a reality. »This project is a personal dream of mine and now, with the funding already secured, it is going to be an incredible production for the 20th anniversary of the original Turrican Soundtrack Album!«
Aside from the finished CDs, supporters of the project can get their hands on numerous goodies like a vinyl single record, a USB Stick with the original game sound versions, posters, t-shirts and »Turrican« ringtones for their mobiles.
The funding campaign and chance to get one of the limited edition box sets ends on June 3rd. More info about the project and alternative funding options like Paypal are available on turricansoundtrack.com