Kris Maddigan - Cuphead
Kristofer Maddigan is a percussionist, drummer and composer based in Toronto, Canada. A member of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra since 2010, Kris also performs regularly with a wide range of groups including The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Toronto Concert Orchestra, The Thunder-Bay Symphony, Kris also works with numerous jazz, theatre and new music groups in and around Toronto.
Kris has composed music for the ‘My Virtual Dream’ project which premiered at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche in 2013 and one of his latest projects was composing the soundtrack for the video game ‘Cuphead‘, which debuted on X-Box One, Windows 10 and Steam on September 29, 2017.
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil!
In this episode of The Annotator Kris Maddigan cuts deep into two tracks which have not gotten the attention from fans and reviewers so far - one of which is his personal favorite from the soundtrack.
03:20 - Disc 1, Track 6 - Inkwell Isle One
06:40 - Disc 1, Track 26 - Pyramid Peril
00:00 - Track 1 - Introduction
12:24 - Disc 2, Track 8 - Dramatic Fanatic
The original score by Kris Maddigan was released on September 27, 2017 by Studiomdhr Entertainment Inc. and can be found on Amazon.com, iTunes and streaming on Spotify. You can also order the Cuphead Deluxe 4-LP Edition (Vinyl) from IAM8BIT
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