Ray's The Dead Album Artwork
Scarlet Moon Records is excited to make available the Ray's the Dead (Original Game Soundtrack) composed by Dale North, Jake "virt" Kaufman, Disasteradio, and many others. Years in the making and following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Ray's the Dead lets players command a zombie army through a distinctly '80s-flavored adventure to solve the mystery of how Ray died. The soundtrack ranges from '80s power ballads and synthwave to jazzy club tunes and traditional orchestral score. Clocking in at over two and a half hours, there's a lot to love with additional music by Jeff Jelen, Kirk Syrek, Beat Plastic, SATORI IN BED, and A Space Love Adventure. The Ray's the Dead (Original Game Soundtrack) is available on digital stores and streaming platforms.
"The Ray's the Dead soundtrack is packed with kick-ass track after kick-ass track," comments Ragtag Studio founder and developer Chris Cobb. "I am blown away by how great it turned out. It has been an honor working with such great musicians. These wizards really brought Ray's world to life!"
"We wanted to create a mix of music that captures the broad range of emotions that music of the 1980s can invoke in a listener, wether they are familiar to the genre or not," adds Ragtag Studio Art Director Matt Carter.
About Ragtag Studio
Ragtag Studio is a Texas-based independent game developer founded by long time friends and industry veterans Matt Carter, Chris Cobb, and Shawn Halwes. Their first game, Ray's the Dead, is now available on PlayStation 4 and Steam.
About Dale North
Dale North is a composer, arranger, and orchestrator for videogames, based in San Diego. As a multi-instrumentalist (piano, vocal, brass), performer, and singer-songwriter with an international training, he brings a unique voice to videogame music.
Dale's music mixes traditional instrumentation with vintage colors, blending live pianos and orchestral tones with the synthesizers and sound sets that shaped the sounds of games from the Super Nintendo and PlayStation eras. His upbringing in Tokyo, Japan helped shape his melodic sense (and his love of synthesizers), and he continues to hold the traditions of game music in the highest regard. He's best known for his work on Wizard of Legend, Sparklite, and Nintendo Minute.
Dale looks forward to working on projects that favor creativity and seek to honor game music's rich heritage.
He also really, really likes Welsh Corgis.