13th December 2013
The Psygnosis brand is synonymous with memories of a golden era in home computer gaming. Commodore AMIGA games such as; Shadow of the Beast, Lemmings, Agony, The Killing Game Show, Carthage, Leander and Microcosm and many more, gave us stunning visuals and top notch music, prefaced with (of the time) cinematic intro animations, that often occupied a whole extra floppy disc in the box!
In 2010 Tim Wright (aka. CoLD SToRAGE) began work on creating a brand new 25 track album, featuring some of his most recognised and treasured Commodore Amiga tracks from a number of Psygnosis games. This time, they would all be in full CD Audio, with brand new instrumentation and new arrangements, bringing to life these old 4 channel tunes in the form of new, fully fleshed out musical works.This album was finally released in 2013 as a Limited Edition physical release on a custom USB Memory Stick, in a stunning, individually numbered metal tin, along with an individually numbered and signed booklet, all of which sold out very quickly...
So now, by popular request, he has finally released the Strix Memoria album as a digital download. This new download is also Limited Edition as Tim is creating individual PDF booklets for each and every person...
“The Strix Memoria project has been both challenging and rewarding - almost in equal measure. We fought long delays due to manufacturing difficulties time and time again. Eventually we won out, and we successfully delivered a truly special product to around 250 really happy customers. The reviews for the album have been wonderful too, so I really couldn't have asked for more. This, coupled with the many requests for a digital release has led to me hosting Strix Memoria on Bandcamp for anyone to download.
The download is in many ways just as special as the physical USB Stick Album, because I'll be hand-writing and numbering each booklet, and then scanning and sending this in PDF format (via email) as a very unique keepsake. The digital download is also limited to 250 copies, so once they're all gone I'll be removing the album from Bandcamp.
The Strix Memoria project has been the longest musical project I've ever undertaken, and I'm glad that it came good in the end, and has had such a great reception!”
Strix Memoria is available (while stocks last) from: http://coldstorage.bandcamp.com
His Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/C.LDST.RAGE
His Twitter page is at: https://twitter.com/CoLDSToRAGE
His official website is at: http://www.coldstorage.org.uk