Last fall, Sam Valenti IV announced that Ghostly International would be involved in the Hohokum soundtrack, which is due out on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita on August 12th. Artists included on the soundtrack include Matthew Dear, Tycho, Com Truise, Shigeto, KILN, Michna, Osborne, Heathered Pearls and more. On the vinyl version, they’re including only seven tracks which includes a new Matthew Dear song (which is much more upbeat than his previous output), and new tracks from Shigeto, Michna, Osborne and more – the low track-count does luckily show in the price department. On the digital version, Tycho gets the most representation, with second place surprisingly going to KILN. Watching the trailers to Hohokum makes me want to go grab some gummy worms (frankly, any colorful candy in my midst); it just looks so sugary. What you do in the game is a bit foreign to me, but there’s no contest on the fact that the art is pleasing to the eye and the soundtrack is equally candied. Check out a full stream of the Hohokum soundtrack below via Hype Machine and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Pre-Order Note: Both digital and vinyl pre-orders include an instant download of the tracks “Pawn In Their Game” and “Increasing Ambition” with complete LP delivered digitally on release day.

Vinyl Tracklist: Vinyl edition includes the below tracklist with a download card for all 22 tracks used in the game.

A1. Tycho - L

A2. Matthew Dear - Pawn In Their Game

A3. Osborne - Mount Arvon
A4. Geoff White - Wedding Party
B1. Michna - Increasing Ambition
B2. Ben Benjamin - Air Parsing
B3. Shigeto - Lamp Lighting

Packaging Details:

Limited rainbow-spotted clear vinyl, standard weight
Vinyl is protected in a full color art sleeve and inserted in to a 2 panel art jacket
Designed by Richard Hogg

Pre-Order Hohokum for PS4:

Hohokum is a distinct creative collaboration between artist Richard Hogg and Honeyslug, a London-based game studio. The vibrantly whimsical game emphasizes exploration and creativity with a playful touch. With the vision to create an experience free of typical video games pressures, Honeyslug delivers inspiring and unique gameplay in Hohokum.

Players take on the role of a flying, Technicolor being, like a curious kite. Travelling through the colorful world, players can uncover secrets by interacting with elements around them in different ways—such as carrying characters to new areas on their back or flying over objects to illuminate them. Hohokum is full of surprise; even running into certain objects can be its own reward, as the interaction produces music or effects which add to the level’s soundtrack. From the way a player navigates the world to how characters can communicate to the vividly abstract artwork, Hohokum is an expressive and mesmerizing universe. While there are goals, secrets, and trophies discovered along the way, at its heart, Hohokum is a playground—a place to wander about and get lost in.

The music of Hohokum mirrors the game’s eclectic and detailed landscape, with a wide selection of Ghostly artists contributing their songs. Between musicians and producers like Tycho, Shigeto, Matthew Dear, and Com Truise, the soundtrack is a fully realized exhibition of contemporary electronic sounds. Hohokum Soundtrack arrives on August 12 as a 22-song digital compilation and on October 28 as a rainbow-colored 12” vinyl sampler featuring seven special cuts.

Price $9.5

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