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Dubmood Releasing Original Album Inspired by Hotline Miami

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If you’ve fallen down the Hotline Miami hole thanks to a recent sale or if you’re just in the mood for some new synthwave, French electronic artist, Dubmood, might have your next new album. Dubmood contributed the track “Richard” to Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number but has also produced several demo tracks that were unused in the final game. With those tracks as a basis — and taking inspiration from the mood and soundscapes of Hotline Miami — Dubmood has created the original album, Force De Frappe. Releasing December 21st on the Data Airlines label, the album will be available in all your favorite retro formats with a unique mix of the music on each.

The $18 vinyl release includes a premium cardboard sleeve, folded A2 poster and extended versions of 9 tracks. The $10 cassette tape is being produced in one of the world’s last cassette tape plants and also contains a unique mix plus 3 tracks not available in any other format. For those interested in the story behind the music the cassette tape also comes with a unique printed epilogue. The $10 CD album is being packaged inside a 5.25” floppy disc shell in both black and white and contains the album’s full 14 tracks. Finally, there’s the 14-track digital version which is also included with all the physical releases so no matter how you buy Force De Frappe you still get the full musical experience.

Of the music’s design, Dubmood explains, “When [Hotline Miami Co-Creator Dennis Wedin] approached me about working on Hotline Miami 2, he asked if I could do something more along the lines of a film soundtrack. The creative process for the game was inspired by the generation of ’80s movies that in Sweden are known as ‘VHS-Violence’ or ‘Video-Violence,’ like Robocop, Escape from New York, the Mortal Kombat movies, etc., so with the unused demo submissions I had created, it was easy to sequence them together with new tracks to create a movie scenario because they weren’t written to accompany just a level, menu or boss fight. In that way, this album tells a story, setting the stage of a dark, cold and dystopic Gothenburg at the brink of nuclear war.”

You can pre-order the album and all of its limited edition physical releases now on the official Bandcamp page.

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