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'Trackmania Sunrise' Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PST

While PC game Trackmania Sunrise lets gamers create their very own race tracks, some of the UK's hottest musicians have already laid down their own tracks for an aural and visual feast of gaming. A unique link up between videogame developers Nadeo and The Academy of Contemporary Music has resulted in thirteen future stars of the UK music industry creating one of the hottest gaming soundtracks of the year.

t's not often that a PC game gets the chance to champion the brightest talent yet to explode onto the music scene but gamers will be offered the chance to hear the sounds of tomorrow while blasting around over 100 different courses in Trackmania Sunrise. The thirteen tracks could well be a who's who of the next decade's chart and underground stars.

Artists include D&B producer Dan Money, Guilfest 2004 surprise sensation Big Wednesday who played on the main stage supporting Blondie and The Stranglers, Silvermaker, Total Guitar Magazine's Unsigned Band Of The Month and the force behind Thumping Lizard Records, and Hijera who are responsible for Southampton's legendary Quench club nights.

"It's an incredible opportunity for these talented musicians to reach such a wide audience so early in their careers and a real treat for Trackmania Sunrise players." Says Florent Castelnerac, CEO Nadeo "The Acadamy of Contemporary Music have been fantastic in helping us to showcase the talents of these future stars and it only serves to show the growing appeal of the games industry for artists from all backgrounds.

The follow up to one of last year's most popular racers, TrackMania Sunrise ups the ante in every department. Graphically the game is leagues ahead of the original and with over 100 new tracks, along with the ability to design your own courses, it's a racing game with plenty in its tank. Regarded by many as one of the most unique racers on the market, TrackMania Sunrise combines the stupendous leaps and trickery of Tony Hawks with the track building of Scalextric and the compulsive challenge of a platform game with a retina searing turn of speed.

The Academy of Contemporary Music provides talented musicians of the future with the some of the finest educational facilities around and the tuition to harness and maximise their talents.

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