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PPPPPP cover

The cover of the album

"...if you're waiting for something good, you were waiting for PPPPPP."
―Verdegrand, PPPPPPowerup!

PPPPPP is the album for the game VVVVVV composed by Magnus "Souleye" Pålsson. It includes 13 songs and totals 30:31 in length. In making the album, Pålsson said that he aimed to create "uptempo happy songs that would ingrain themselves into your minds whether you want to or not, hopefully so much so that you’d go humming on them when not playing, and making you want to come back to the game even more." The soundtrack was released alongside VVVVVV and sold as a digital download or CD on Pålsson's website, in addition to his site on Bandcamp.

PPPPPP

1

"Powerup" 0:04

2

"Presenting VVVVVV" 2:40

3

"Pause" 0:09

4

"Pushing Onwards" 3:39

5

"Path Complete" 0:09

6

"Passion For Exploring" 2:52

7

"Positive Force" 2:48
8 "Predestined Fate" 2:10
9 "Potential for Anything" 3:42
10 "Pressure Cooker" 3:27
11 "Plenary" 0:22
12 "Pipe Dream" 2:21
13 "Popular Potpourri" 6:08
Total Length 30:31

Remix AlbumEdit

The remix album was released under the name PPPPPPowerup. It feature remixes of the original songs by various artists including Verdegrand, Gryzor87, and Professor Kliq. The helmets on the cover were modeled into notes for Souleye's pack for the game Pulsen along with 11 remixes of various Souleye songs and one other noteskin set.

PPPPPowerup cover

Pulsen PackEdit

In 2012, five songs from PPPPPP, plus Piercing the Sky (part of VVVVVV 2.0), were remixed and released as part of the Pulsen:Souleye pack. All the songs were remix as to be good for a dance game. These songs are available as part of Souleye's album "Adventure". Six other song and noteskins modeled after the heads of the original characters and helmets from the powerup album were also included.

History Edit

Terry Cavanagh first approached Pålsson to compose VVVVVV after playing Space Phallus, an indie game by Charlie's Games, which featured a song by him. Pålsson wrote on the Distractionware blog that, upon playing Cavanagh's previous games, he was "amazed at the depth that came with the games, even though they were small and short." In writing the music for VVVVVV, Pålsson aimed to make "uptempo happy songs that would ingrain themselves into your minds whether you want to or not, hopefully so much so that you’d go humming on them when not playing, and making you want to come back to the game even more. The complete soundtrack, titled PPPPPP, was released alongside VVVVVV and is sold as a music download or CD on Pålsson's personal website. On June 12, 2014 Pålsson released a power metal version of the soundtrack titled MMMMMM which was arranged and performed by guitarist Jules Conroy. The album contains a mod file to replace the in-game music with the metal tracks.

TriviaEdit

  • The only song in "PPPPPP" that has any distinguishable lyrics is a bonus track called "Waiting For VVVVVV," which had explicit content in it.

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