If you listened to today’s Song of the Day or were gaming in the mid-to-late ’80s and early ’90s, you will probably know who Allister Brimble is. For those of you who don’t know who he is, rest assured that he is Kind of a Big Deal in the “composing music for video games” sphere, with over 100 games on the Commodore Amiga platform alone bearing his name. He’s still working today, too — if you played the Xbox Live Arcade title Alien Breed Evolution or the DS version of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, you’ve heard his work.
Brimble, it seems, is keen to return to his past work, however, and has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund a limited run of albums consisting of remixed, modernized versions of some of his Amiga classics. He’s looking for a total of £13,000 to fund the creation of the new tracks and production of a run of 500 CDs — the album will also be available digitally via Bandcamp. With 47 days left to run on the campaign, he’s over halfway there already, which shows that there’s clearly a lot more people out there who fondly remember the Commodore Amiga than I thought.
The album will include 20 tracks in total, consisting of music from Alien Breed, Troddlers, Body Blows, Project X (pictured above) and more. Rewards for backers range from a simple download code for the album when it’s finished to signed physical copies of the album, personalized USB sticks containing new remixes and the original “MOD” music files from the Amiga games.
Check out the Kickstarter page — which includes some musical samples — here.