Soundtrack Announced For SudekiSumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios is pleased to announce the release of the original soundtrack for the upcoming Xbox video game, Sudeki developed by Climax Group Inc. The soundtrack will be released to stores in the U.S. through Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works record label on June 8, 2004 at a suggested retail list price of $15.98. The soundtrack will also be available for purchase through the Official Game Website for Sudeki at http://www.xbox.com/sudeki. Sales, retail marketing and distribution of the soundtrack will be facilitated through Sumthing Distribution, another Nile Rodgers company. The Sudeki soundtrack is the latest addition to Sumthing Else Music Works growing line of soundtracks released for Microsoft Game Studios. As was the case with Sumthing Else Music Works previous soundtracks, the Sudeki soundtrack comes with a Bonus DVD containing material from the Xbox video game. Its release in advance of the game gives consumers an early look at the Sudeki Opening Movie, Behind the Scenes Video and provides them with MSN Messenger Imagery, Wallpaper and other content from the game. Sumthing Else Music Works has made limited quantities of the soundtrack available for free to consumers who pre-order the game online through EBGames.com or GameStop.com. The promotional packages contain, in lieu of the Bonus DVD, a Sumthing Else Music Works sampler CD comprised of music tracks from other select games published by Microsoft Game Studios including the hit Xbox video game Halo. Like Sudeki the game, the Soundtrack is a journey through many musical ideas and landscapes. Tom Colvin has composed a soundtrack that Nile Rodgers sees as both complimenting the game and standing alone as a superior musical accomplishment. New Brightwater is a pastoral acoustic piece that quickly picks up the pace and gets things really moving with some up-tempo futuristic jazz that would not sound out of place in a smokey Parisian nightclub. The Temple of Mo has its roots in Indian Raga Music. Tom Colvin is well versed in world music and with The Temple of Mo, he modernizes the sound with use of block-rocking house beats. Shandani-Mo starts out as an ambient piece coupled with Latin flavored percussion but quickly gives way to a very festive explosion of found sounds, acoustic guitars, handclaps and chanting. Rumblebelly Canyon is drenched in the Americana-Folk tradition with quiet acoustic guitar pickings and a slide guitar that would make even Lead Belly envious. Devil Beat Canyon utilizes the renowned Apache drum break made famous by hundreds of rappers and hip-hop producers worldwide - Colvin adds his own twist with some chainsaw sounding electric guitar and eerie keyboard sounds. The effect is haunting. Overall, the soundtracks vastness will appeal to both gaming and music fans alike. Sudeki is fuziontastically funky, and atmospherically ferocious. Open your mind and let it in.