Hark, noble travellers, for Tiny Tina has some sweet candy for your ears.
Laced Records (true neutral at best) continues its fantastical journey with fellow party members Gearbox Entertainment (chaotic good, naturally) to give the epiiiiiiiiiic music of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands the wondrous wax treatment.
This Standard Edition double LP set features ‘black as the starry night’ discs. Forged by Butt Stallion’s finest sonic smithy, 23 tracks have been sprinkled with aural pixie dust and carefully pressed onto heavyweight vinyl. The deluxe double gatefold sleeve with metallic pink foil features artwork by the masterful artists at Gearbox.
In-house Gearbox composer Joshua Carro brought his globe-trotting, experimental creative background to bear on the chaotic realms of the Wonderlands. The score briefly threatens more traditional fantasy fare, coaxing the listener in with big, bright celebrational themes; before twisting and turning, stealing listeners away to unexpected places. Unusual, unsettling rhythms and textures are woven together to create a dense and sophisticated sound world, where one can hear strands of Minimalism, Folk, Rock, Generative, IDM, Drone, World, Romanticism, Aleatoric, Modern, and Noise Music. Strange uses of percussion, piano, synths, strings and more intrude like grimdark messengers, as Carro charts a new course both for soundtracks in the Borderlands® universe and for fantasy video games.