If you’re headed to your weekly Dungeons & Dragons session sometime soon, you might want to bring Spelljams with you. The compilation features artists produced by The Decemberists guitarist and noted D&D player Chris Funk, and is inspired by Spelljammer: Adventures in Space. Check it out in full below as it rips through everyone from Red Fang and Osees to Shabazz Palaces and Magic Sword, and grab a copy here! My only question about this compilation is why the actual band Spelljammer isn’t on it.
“You know what they like on the Rock of Bral?” said Perkins. “Rock music! The brilliant Chris Funk has assembled a motley crew of bards to create Spelljams—music inspired by our newest Spelljammer adventure, Light of Xaryxis. I encourage Dungeon Masters use Spelljams as background music during their D&D game sessions or listen to it while dreaming up future hijinks. Everyone else: enjoy the music of Wildspace!”
“Helping facilitate bringing this world to life through music and the amazing artists’ visions that were selected was an honor of a lifetime,” said Funk. “I am of the opinion when people think of Dungeons & Dragons that there is a preconceived underscore of what these worlds might sound like. With this bold return to Spelljammer we were excited to push the boundaries deep into Wildspace, working with artists from diverse musical backgrounds that could challenge what music in the multiverse of the world’s greatest roleplaying game might sound like. Each artist was given a character or plot prompt from the storyline, then challenged to write an original composition based on Light of Xaryxis. We hope you enjoy the result!”
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