Earlier this year, the indie Xbox One game Cuphead made quite the stir thanks to both its 1930s cartoony charm and its formidable difficulty. Now, fans of the game can experience its music in a whole new way.
Newly released by Materia Collective and Diwa de Leon (a.k.a. YouTube's String Player Gamer), the 11-track Pluckhead (A Cuphead String Album)features a blend of classy and high-energy violin and guitar arrangements of the indie game's original soundtrack.
"Kris Maddigan's Cuphead soundtrack is brilliantly written for brass and horns," comments String Player Gamer. "It captures the sound of 1930s animation and is as authentic as it can get. But what if it was written for strings instead of brass, for a symphony orchestra rather than big band? This is the question that I attempt to answer in this 11-track album using a varied combination of string instrument configurations from chill jazz guitar, chamber strings, rock jazz, latin jazz, and full on string orchestra."
Pluckhead can be found on BandCamp, Spotify, and iTunes.