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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]


SEATTLE - November 9, 2018 - Materia Collective is excited to release Joystuck, a laid back indie rock album performed by Mantra Sound. Based out of Edinburgh, Scotland, Mantra Sound is a collective of music-for-media performers and creators who've come together to craft their debut EP comprised of game music favorites alongside hidden gems that don't often get this kind of treatment and will expose listeners to something new. Joystuck is now available:


Joystuck on Bandcamp

Joystuck on iTunes

Joystuck on Spotify


"For our debut EP, we came together as a special six-piece band and rolled up our sleeves to record heart-felt and affectionate live performances of some of our favorite game music tunes," comments Mantra Sound. "It was hard to choose what to record from so many shared and loved soundtracks - but ultimately we landed on a collection of music that had meaning to us all in some way, both from our childhood and more recent lives. Joystuck is both a celebration and tribute to the art that accompanied our growing up - and when a group of musicians who love videogames get together, the result is bound to sound something a little like this!"


Joystuck features fan favorite themes from Super Smash Bros./The Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Final Fantasy VII along with some pleasant surprises from Crash Bandicoot, Super Bomberman, and Life is Strange. The full track listing for Joystuck is as follows:


01. Hyrule Temple (Super Smash Bros.)

02. Green Hill Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog)

03. Warp Room (Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped)

04. Misleading Signs (Gray Matter)

05. Those Who Fight Further/Fight On! (Final Fantasy VII)

06. Bombash (Super Bomberman)

07. Max & Chloe (Life is Strange)


Learn more about the Joystuck


About Mantra Sound


Mantra Sound are a music-for-media collective of performers and creators based in Edinburgh, Scotland, who love to play film and game music. They came together as a six-piece band for their debut EP, Joystuck.


Follow Mantra Sound on Twitter, Facebook, and SoundCloud


About Materia Collective


Materia Collective is a Seattle-based videogame music publisher and label, representing an international array of renowned video game musicians, composers, and songwriters. The collective supports its members with the financial, legal, logistical, and creative aspects of bringing videogame music into the forefront. The company has become known within the industry as a representation of highly innovative game music endeavors that move and inspire.


Learn more:

Follow Materia Collective on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and SoundCloud