May 7 2021
Multi-instrumentalist Tomáš Dvořák aka Floex releases already his fifth game soundtrack. This time for the Polish adventure game Papetura, the long-awaited debut of developer Tomasz Ostafin. Although Dvořák has extensive experience with composing soundtracks for Amanita Design studio, Papetura differs in its genre range and choice of instruments.
"For each such project, I always try to create my own sound musical universe. The music in Papetura is deliberately cleaner, closer to a contemporary neoclassical sound. In simple terms, we could say that I made a simple soundtrack based on piano and bowed string instruments. I think it fits the world of Papetura perfectly. It also has something to do with the wooden quality of the various instruments shaping the sound of the soundtrack. They connect very well with the paper world of Papetura," says Floex, who invited cellist Tomáš Jamník and violinist Eva Jamníková to collaborate on the album.
It took six years for Petums, i.e. Tomasz Ostafin, to breathe life into the world of glue and paper with a play about the characters of Pape and Tura and their battle against monsters. The music reflects the fragility of paper, the fear of loneliness and destruction, as well as hope and friendship.
Floex himself knows Papetura by heart, and not just from a musical point of view: "You have to play the game for which you are composing music many times, ten times, a hundred times. All the possibilities of what the player will do have to be fine-tuned. It may not be playing in the classic sense of the word, but it’s certainly not a separate process. With Papetura, the situation was a little more complicated because of the manual process of making an advenure game, but you had to test and rehearse over and over again."
Papetura Soundtrack features nine mostly ambient neoclassical pieces, the master was taken care of by Matouš Godík. The 180-gram vinyl in pink marble colours also includes three large-format prints with scenes from the game. Papetura Soundtrack is released in digital format on 7 May by the Czech label Minority Records, with the label launching the vinyl album pre-sales on its e-shop on the same day, with a release date of 18 June.
Papetura Soundtrack is available at online digital and streaming services: https://lnk.to/papetura-ost