Album: Psychonauts (Original Soundtrack)
Artist(s): Peter McConnell
Label: iam8bit (@iam8bit), 2016
You know you're in for something great when the opening track of an album is called "The Meat Circus". For PAX 2016 iam8bit teamed up with Double Fine (@doublefine) to release the soundtracks to Broken Age and this - Psychonauts - on vinyl. Psychonauts was the first Double Fine game and was released all the way back in 2005, and might just be their finest game still (although it's a tad dated here in 2018). The soundtrack is for the most part a laid back jazz-y listen with equal parts mystery and slapstick. It's an exceptionally playful album too and complements the game really well in setting that strange atmosphere that works so well for the mindblowing adventures of Raz.
iam8bit had Lunar Saloon handle the album artwork and they did a pretty cool job. It's a sturdy single pocket jacket, but it features a small wheel you can turn on the jacket opening that will make the brain in Raz' head turn around with it. Neat little touch that connects well with the game. My copy of the album is on orange with pink "brain" splatter colored vinyl. This is limited to 500 copies and was initially sold at PAX, but was later made available online. It's also been pressed on pink vinyl.
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