Tchia: The Beach-Sides ambient environmental cues on Bandcamp

Jerry on 2023-06-03
Publisher Kepler Interactive and composer John Robert Matz have assembled an ambient environmental cues compilation from the adventure game Tchia. Titled "The Beach-Sides," the companion piece to the soundtrack album, incorporating sound design by A Shell in the Pit, is now on Bandcamp and the Epic Games Store.

The composer recalls, in the liner notes, "After careful consideration of track order and flow, the album internally called 'Tchia and Tchill' was born (I'm so sorry), a sort of 'B-Sides' album featuring many of the more ambient cues I'd written, and allowing us to take a different, more relaxed path than the mainline album's journey of adventure. Tchia's world was a beautiful and wonderful one to create music for, and I am incredibly proud to have been a small part in it. Enjoy your time in the archipelago."

The tropical physics-driven adventure game, developed by Awaceb launched in March for PS4 and PlayStation 5 consoles, along with Windows through the Epic Games Store. Tchia invites players to climb, glide, swim and sail around a pristine archipelago inspired by New Caledonia, complemented by fully animated cutscenes and an orchestral score.

Emperia Records previously published Tchia Original Soundtrack through Bandcamp, featuring over two hours of orchestral and folk-inspired music. "Tchia: The Beach-Sides" is streaming on YouTube Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music Unlimited. Lyrics are by Marilou Lopez-Aguilera, with guitar by Erik "Viking Guitar" Peabody, and mastering by Alec Justice.

From the Steam page:
Featuring more than two hours of music spread across 64 tracks, a suite of songs, and a fusion of orchestral and native folk traditions, Tchia’s soundtrack album represents a true labor of love. Embracing the sounds, culture, and voices of New Caledonia, Tchia’s score revels in the joy of exploration and discovery, vibrant, energetic, and emotional in equal measure.
Epic Games Store - Tchia: The Beach-Sides

YouTube Music - Tchia: The Beach-Sides