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OC ReMix Interviews Wipeout composer Tim Wright (CoLD SToRAGE)

By: Larry Oji, larryoji@ocremix.org

"A good tune is a good tune. That’s basically it! If a melody can stand the test of time when it’s being played with a one channel sine wave then it can stand being a fully orchestrated piece of music. I guess really it’s substance over style."

- Tim Wright, OC ReMix Interview

June 5, 2008

Fairfax, VA -- OverClocked ReMix today published its first video game composer interview, with pioneering British VGM composer Tim "CoLD SToRAGE" Wright. Wright helped usher electronica into professional game scores with his work on the landmark racing title Wipeout, released in 1995 by Psygnosis for the then-emerging Sony PlayStation. The interview touches on other career highlights such as Wright's days composing for the Commodore Amiga, his development of popular music creation programs eJay and MUSIC (a.k.a. MTV Music Generator), and his upcoming original album, CoLD SToRAGE HD, which functions as an unofficial soundtrack to Sony's latest title in the Wipeout franchise, Wipeout HD for the PlayStation 3.

The interview is available online at http://www.ocremix.org/info/Composer_Interview:_CoLD_SToRAGE_%28Tim_Wright%29.

Conducted by site staff, OC ReMix interviews cover major aspects of a composer's career, featuring targeted questions unique to each subject, as well a standard list of questions that specifically delve into a musician's formative years, creative inspirations, and views on the current state of the game music industry. This unique format presents both a contemporary look at a composer's recent activities as well as more comprehensive questions about the nature of video game music composition.

About OverClocked ReMix

Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and interpretation of video game music. Its primary focus is www.ocremix.org, a website featuring hundreds of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans.

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CoLD SToRAGE done Shadow of the Beast? Wow, I loved that game, and still have it on a C64 cartridge somewhere.

I also like in the standard question set, how he managed to namedrop 3 of my favourite SID composers in Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway and Ben Daglish. It's a wonder how all the C64 and SID-related stuff tends to stick to RKO and very few of it actually ends up here.

Either way, a very interesting interview, loved reading it.

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The Wip3out ost for ps1 is actually close to one of my fav electronic albums of all time, vg or not. The game disc plays on a cd player so its the shit. On top of that he released all the tracks plus extended/remixed versions of some of them on his site. Fucking awesome guy.

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