New tracks and artists revealed for Chime Super Deluxe

We already know the identities of five out of ten of the songs included in the upcoming, PSN-exclusive update to Zoe Mode's innovative puzzler, Chime Super Deluxe. Today, three more songs for the title were announced -- and my, what an ecclectic mix they are:
  • Chiptune artist Sabrepulse will contribute a song titled "Play With You," on which he collaborated with Jorden Milnes, previous winner of the Billboard Songwriter Of The Year Award.
  • Nathan McCree, composer for Tomb Raider 1, 2 and 3, will turn in a song titled "Machine Dream."
  • Finally, film and television composer Joe Hogan will contribute a "cinematic orchestral" tune named "Sympathy." The song was originally used in a prototype version of the original Chime, so we imagine that it's undergone quite a bit of Supering and Deluxing over the past year.
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The first wave of brand new artists and tracks revealed for Chime Super Deluxe

8-bit musician Sabrepulse leads an ensemble of today's leading underground artists in the forthcoming music creation puzzle game

BRIGHTON, UK - 10th February 2011 - Zoe Mode Entertainment, an independent multi-format game developer, are excited to announce the initial line-up of brand new artists and their never-before-heard tracks for Chime Super Deluxe, releasing exclusively on PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system this Spring.

"Play With You" is written, produced and mixed by Sabrepulse, aka Ashley Charles, a London based musician who creates Drum 'n' Bass, Electro and Electronic Dance music. Ashley is an influential figure in the increasingly popular 8-Bit and "Chip Tune" musical movements and uses a 1989 Nintendo Game Boy and a laptop to make his unique blend of sounds and compositions.

For this exclusive PlayStation Network project Ashley worked alongside Jorden Milnes, a writer/producer and previous winner of the Billboard Songwriter Of The Year Award. Milnes explains how the collaboration on Chime Super Deluxe came about;

"My publisher asked if I wanted to collaborate with Ash (aka Sabrepulse) and after hearing some of his work I thought we could come up with some magic together! The track 'Play With You' started off as an idea that Ash sent over to me. I took the parts and created the lyric and melody and a song structure. The vocals seemed to work well so we kept them and then Ash added some extra production ideas to create the song as it sounds today".

On playing Chime Super Deluxe for the first time Sabrepulse responded, "it's created an infinite amount of new remixes of this song, which is brilliant. It would take hours and hours to do that on regular computer software. The fact that gamers can go in there and mess around with the track and create completely new variations of this song, I think is amazing."

"Machine Dream" is the second new track in Chime Super Deluxe from Nathan McCree, the composer and sound designer behind Tomb Raider 1, 2 and 3 among many other video game classics.
Written specifically for Chime, and having worked on the project in the early phases of development, McCree commented on the creation of "Machine Dream" and his time working on Chime Super Deluxe, "It was a real joy working on the project. We spent a lot of time experimenting with and refining the engine until we had something that was not only great to listen to but produced different results every time you played."

The third new track is "Sympathy", a cinematic orchestral tune originally used in a prototype level during Chime's early development and totally updated for its inclusion in Chime Super Deluxe. Written by Joe Hogan, a videogame and film composer and key figure in the development of Chime's unique music systems, "Sympathy" is unlike any other track in the game providing an altogether different mood and atmosphere for the player.

Other artists from the game will be revealed soon so for more information and updates on Chime Super Deluxe please visit www.chimegame.com or follow @zoemode on twitter or sign up on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chime/168579188020

This article was originally published on Joystiq.