Konami’s 'Bomberman' and 'Contra' Properties Get New Vinyl LP Soundtrack Releases

PhonoCo. to release first “Bomberman” Vinyl LP soundtrack and special issue vinyl LP Soundtrack due for “Contra’s” 35th anniversary celebration.

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September 12, 2022

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"Bomberman" LP Sleeve, with engraved black vinyl LP tucked inside.Konami

Konami Cross Media NY has signed an agreement with Ship to Shore PhonoCo. the New York independent record label, to release vinyl LP soundtracks of Konami’s gaming properties, "Bomberman” and “Contra.” 

Ship to Shore PhonoCo., which specializes in bringing collectors releases of rare and hard to find music, is charged with issuing the first original "Bomberman” vinyl LP soundtrack.   

Containing the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) soundtracks to both "Bomberman” and "Bomberman II”, the limited-edition vinyl features new artwork by Japanese artist, Maddie Copp and a zoetrope etching on the A-Side that recreates the sprites of the game when viewed. The soundtracks for "Bomberman” and "Bomberman II” launched earlier this year with further "Bomberman” releases, including "Bomberman Hero,” planned for 2023. 

“The chiptune and synthesizer scores for both ‘Bomberman and 'Contra’ are not only nostalgia-laden timeless masterpieces guaranteed to invoke the gaming days of your childhood, but also sensational pieces of composition in their own right,” says Aaron Hamel, co-founder, Ship to Shore PhonoCo. 

Ship to Shore PhonoCo. will provide music from the vast "Contra” series, with vinyl LPs representing every era of the franchise being released over a period, starting next year to commemorate "Contra’s” 35th anniversary.  

Related:Exhibitor Spotlight: Konami Cross Media at Brand Licensing Europe

“With its addictive techno/synthetic beat, the 'Bomberman’ and 'Contra’ soundtracks will provide fans with a dose of adrenaline that powers them through the most challenging parts of the games,” says Jennifer Coleman, vice president, licensing and marketing, Konami Cross Media NY. “We are pleased to partner with Ship to Shore PhonoCo. to give fans the chance to add to their listening pleasure with these memorable soundtracks.” 

Konami Cross Media NY is exhibiting at Brand Licensing Europe 2022. Find out more info here. 

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