Celebrated composer Chris Huelsbeck to unleash second orchestral album of Turrican favourites plus bonus album
For Immediate Release
San Francisco, June 1, 2017 – Following the highly acclaimed success of last year’s Kickstarter campaign for Turrican II – The Orchestral Album – which reimagined tracks from classic Amiga game Turrican II as glorious, full orchestral suites – composer Chris Huelsbeck is delighted to announce his latest, crowd-funded album project.
Returning once more to the golden era of 16-bit gaming melodies, Turrican - Orchestral Selections is sure to send nostalgia glands into overdrive with a new album featuring tracks from all three Turrican games. Exclusively arranged for full orchestra and professionally recorded and mastered to the highest quality, Turrican – Orchestral Selections is a full on aural blast of the very best video game music has to offer.
As part of the Turrican - Orchestral Selections project, Huelsbeck will also be flexing his composing muscles to produce a brand new soundtrack of music, created with his classic sound tool TFMX and recorded on original Amiga hardware. This “virtual” Turrican 4 soundtrack will be Huelsbeck’s ultimate “Thank You” to fans and a fitting tribute to a Turrican game that could have been.
Starting today (June 1, 2017) and running for 18 days, the campaign seeks to raise $85,000 and offers multiple reward tiers for fans to pledge for. As well as digital downloads, physical CD and vinyl editions of the album, fans can grab art prints, full score PDFs of the arrangements and the chance to attend recording sessions, both in person and via exclusive online live streams.
“The response to the original Turrican II – The Orchestral Album Kickstarter was so incredible that we just had to do it again,” said Huelsbeck. “There are so many fan favourite tracks that we didn’t get to perform on the first album that I really wanted to get our amazing team and a full orchestra back into the recording studio. Not to mention, the chance to create a brand new Turrican soundtrack from scratch is a challenge I’m really looking forward to. If the Kickstarter is successful then I promise to do you all proud!”
You can pledge towards Turrican – Orchestral Selections from June 1 until June 18 by visiting the Kickstarter page.
Turrican II – The Orchestral Album is available to buy now from iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retail platforms.
About Chris Huelsbeck Productions
Founded in 2009 by Chris Huelsbeck, an award-winning composer and sound designer working mainly in the video game industry for 30 years, Chris Huelsbeck Productions offers high quality music ranging from elaborate electronic compositions to full orchestral scores as well as many other music styles for Games, Film and TV projects of any size and budget. Having provided high quality music and sound for over 80 projects, Chris made himself a name not only with fans, but also as a trusted contractor. He creates memorable music ranging from elaborate electronic compositions to full orchestral scores as well as many other music styles. Credits include projects like the Star Wars Rogue Squadron Series, Turrican, Giana Sisters, Tunnel B1, Extreme Assault, War of the Worlds, Doctor Who: Legacy and Symphonic Shades, a 70-minute full orchestral concert and CD release covering Huelsbeck’s work of more than 25 years.
For more info, please visit: www.huelsbeck.com