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Chiptune composer coda brings Horizon Vanguard's high-energy VR arcade shmup action to life with a explosive retro soundtrack
SAN DIEGO - June 26, 2020 - Scarlet Moon Records is thrilled to release the Horizon Vangaurd (Original Game Soundtrack) composed by chiptune extraordinaire coda. Horizon Vanguard is a fast-paced arcade-style VR shoot-'em-up that lets players ride a high-speed hoverbike while blasting through a variety of enemies and environments. The soundtrack is provided by coda, who's best known for his work on VIDEOBALL, Omega Strike, and the upcoming Read Only Memories: Neurodiver, and features a blend or retro rock, electronica, and jazz fusion that will have shmup fans feeling right at home. Horizon Vanguard and it's explosive soundtrack are now available:
"The bright stylized low-poly graphics of Horizon Vanguard brought me back to that '32-bit generation' of consoles, full of optimism and ambition," comments coda. "I drew inspiration from some of my favorite composers, including Yousuke Yasui, Manabu Namiki, Shinji Hosoe, Jun Senoue, and T-Square and used authentic '90s sample-based sound modules (Roland JV-2080, Korg M1) blended with my own broader palette of '80s synth programming, chiptune elements and modern shine."
Learn more about Horizon Vanguard which is out on Steam today:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/5987 ... _VANGUARD/
Getting an early start in the demoscene and chiptune scene, Ken Snyder (aka coda) is known for catchy melodies and authentic retro soundscapes. From the 8-bit era and beyond, Ken has crafted soundtracks and arrangements in a variety of styles, from synth-laden nostalgic '80s and '90s jams to progressive metal, in his signature stuck-in-your-head style.
Ken has worked on a diverse range of projects including RPGs (Ancora and YIIK), VR shoot-'em-ups (Horizon Vanguard), run-'n'-gun Metroidvanias (Omega Strike), platformers (Grave Danger), mobile titles and web games by Dreamworks Animation. He's contributed remixes to high-profile projects ranging from Shovel Knight and Fez to Duke Nukem 3D and Mighty Switch Force.
coda is represented by Scarlet Moon Artists.
Learn more: https://coda.s3m.us
About Scarlet Moon Records
Scarlet Moon Records has been releasing original game soundtracks and unique arrangement albums since 2013. They're best known for their flagship album series, Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies, and the soundtracks to Indivisible, Wizard of Legend, and more.
Learn more: https://www.scarletmoonrecords.com
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