Asthmatic Kitty Gives Away Free "Music For Videogames" Compilation
Download: Sufjan Stevens - "Year of the Boar"
Download: Fantastic Mr. Fox - "Paths" (previously unreleased)
Audiosurf is a online game which combines those two most magically nerdy obsessions--video games and music, respectively--to create a self-described "music-adapting puzzle racer" where "the shape, speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose." One earns points by clustering together blocks on the same highway and can compete with others on the internet for high scores. Sounds pretty bitchin', no? The folks at Asthmatic Kitty couldn't agree more with you. That's why, fine folks they are, the label has put together a free album designed especially for AudioSurf
From the Asthmatic Kitty Website:
(The label) decided to round-up a few friends of the label and put together a compilation designed especially for play in AudioSurf. The call was quickly answered by signed and unsigned alike, including folks from Anticon Records, Sounds Are Active, and imputor. The end result is a driving, definitive, compilation comprised of previously released and some unreleased material that is cohesive if only because our criteria was playability in addition to quality. Apparently, there is a mathematical and musical beauty in that.
We're releasing it for free as a digital download, to be enjoyed with AudioSurf, or without. Download it here, or stream from AKradio here. If you have a Windows PC, you can play a demo of AudioSurf here, or buy it for a mere $10 here.
The sampler, featuring acts like Sufjan Stevens, Dosh, and the Fantastic Mr. Fox (who contribute an unreleased track), can be downloaded here.