The Portal soundtrack is one of the best pieces of video game music in recent years and it’s finally getting the vinyl treatment.
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of Portal as a part of Valve’s Orange Box game compilation, Valve teamed up with online geek culture store and art gallery Mondo to release two vinyl versions of the Portal soundtrack.
The first version will be available online in the form of a 180-gram gray and white vinyl for $30 coming later this month. The second version is a bit more special and limited at only 1,000 copies: a 180-gram translucent blue and orange pressing only available at MondoCon this weekend in Austin, Texas.
Both versions of the Portal record come in a cool, unique sleeve to match the puzzle game’s penchant for throwing interesting challenges at players — a magic wallet-style sleeve that opens from both sides.
The sleeve was designed by Alan Hynes, who has designed dozens of concert posters, movie posters for Mondo, and Mondo’s re-press of the Fight Club soundtrack on vinyl.
The Portal soundtrack is itself an intriguing and challenging series of songs that range from ethereal to eclectic and includes one of the most recognizable video game credits songs of all time: “Still Alive.”