The Psygnosis Brand is well know and revered among long-in-the-tooth gamers Worldwide. Psygnosis were famed for their impressive innovation, stunning visuals, jaw dropping CGi in-game movies and lavish product packaging. Some of their most famous games were released on the fondly remembered Commodore Amiga Home Computer; Shadow of the Beast, Lemmings, Agony, The Killing Game Show, Carthage, Leander and Microcosm and many more...
In 2010 Tim Wright (aka. CoLD SToRAGE) set about re-creating 25 of his best loved Commodore Amiga tracks in full CD Audio, with brand new instrumentation and new arrangements, bringing to life these old 8 bit tunes in the form of new, fully fleshed out musical works.
STRIX MEMORIA ◔ is that album, and it's something rather special... Originally supplied on a custom 4Gb USB stick in the shape of the classic Psygnosis Owl Head logo, it was packaged in an individually numbered (limited edition) stylish silver tin emblazoned with the Psygnosis 'Owl' logo. The package was rounded off with an 8 page fan-fold colour brochure.
This is the Digital Download version of the album.
released December 8, 2013
Written and produced by CoLD SToRAGE.
Mixed at Shoe Box Under The Shady Pines Studios.
Psygnosis and all associated branding is copyright Sony Computer Entertainment, and used here for reference purposes only.
It’s clear from the very first track that Chris Huelsbeck's goal with this pseudo-Turrican 4 album was to provide a fresh, yet familiar listening experience - and I'm happy to report that it is exactly that! An utter surprise from start to finish. Ian Monsen