Thursday, October 27, 2011

EIDOS-MONTREAL PARTNERS WITH SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS TO RELEASE DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Official Soundtrack Album Available on CD and Digital Download November 15th

New York - October 27th, 2011 - Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Square Enix Ltd., parent company of Eidos-Montreal, the developers of the blockbuster video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution™, to release the critically acclaimed original music score from the game. The Deus Ex: Human Revolution Original Soundtrack CD is scheduled for worldwide release on November 15th, 2011 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and for digital download at www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Original Soundtrack features 25 captivating compositions from the game's original score composed by Michael McCann (ReGenesis, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, It's All Gone Pete Tong). Renowned for his ambient cinematic scores and emotional organic soundscapes in film, television and video games, Michael McCann's original music reflects the dark and beautifully visualized world of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and enhances the game's unique mix of stealth, action, and role-playing genres. Set during a time of great innovation in neuroprosthetics, but also a time of chaos, conspiracy and a new social divide, the transhumanism-inspired soundtrack for Deus Ex: Human Revolution fuses various musical styles and thematic elements including cybernoir, futuristic renaissance and electrosymphonic ambience.

Composer Michael McCann: "There were close to 200 pieces of music created for the soundtrack for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and I've selected 50 of those cues to create the 25 arrangements on this album. Many of the cues are a mixture of different pieces of music from the game's soundtrack, including alternate versions that were created for the various advertising trailers for the game. I have chosen these 25 to represent the arc of the game's story, drawing from the styles and ideas that make up the full soundtrack."

"We are thrilled to partner with Sumthing Else Music Works to release the Deus Ex: Human Revolution Original Soundtrack," said Sebastien Bisch, director of marketing and communications at Eidos-Montreal. "Michael McCann's poignant music score captures the essence of Deus Ex: Human Revolution beautifully and now fans of the video game will be able to enjoy new arrangements of some of the game's most emotive music tracks. This is a whole new way for people to be immersed in the Deus Ex: Human Revolution universe."

Tracklisting:

1. Icarus - Main Theme
2. Opening Credits
3. Main Menu
4. First And Last
5. Destroit City Ambient (Part 1)
6. Detroit Marketplace
7. The Mole
8. Barrett Boss Fight
9. Home
10. Jewel Of The Orient
11. Lower Hengsha Ambient (Part 1)
12. Singapore Ambient (Part 2)
13. After The Crash
14. The Hive
15. Harvesters
16. Hung Hua Brothel (Extended)
17. Everybody Lies
18. LIMB Clinic
19. Penthouse
20. Hengsha Daylight (Part 1)
21. Entering TYM
22. Return To Hengsha
23. And Away We Go
24. Namir (Trailer Edit)
25. Endings

For more information about Deus Ex: Human Revolution visit www.deusex.com.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com and www.sumthingdigital.com.

About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Since its creation in the late 1990's by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and THQ. Their catalog of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War 3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, InFamous 2, Red Faction: Armageddon, Halo: Reach, Homefront, Alan Wake, Fable III, Halo: Legends, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2: Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament III, Freedom Fighters and many others.

About Eidos-Montreal
Founded in 2007, Eidos-Montreal is a leading video game development studio in Montreal. Embracing the philosophy to always pursue excellence in the development of games and create immersive, captivating experiences for players, Eidos-Montreal recently released its first video game, the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Eidos-Montreal is part of Square Enix Europe.

About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 58 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, IO INTERACTIVE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other names of products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR IN THE NORTH ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RELEASE


Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and WaterTower Music are pleased to announce the November 1 release of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - Original Video Game Score by award-winning composer Inon Zur. The soundtrack will debut day and date with the Action RPG video game, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. After three highly acclaimed performances of the music at E3, Inon Zur has continued the tradition of iconic The Lord of the Rings music and crafted an epic and beautiful nineteen track score to the game, recorded at famed Abbey Road studios in the U.K.

"Composing the music for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North was a very inspirational, creative process," said Zur. "The story is very compelling, and this had a direct influence on my music. As a long time fan of The Lord of the Rings, I always dreamed to be a part of this franchise, and when this dream came true, I was extremely motivated to tell the emotional story of this dark heroic adventure and its captivating characters. Bringing on board the London Philharmonia Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road studios magnified the music to new heights. I am so grateful to Warner Bros. for their support and I'm very excited to have you, the players, be a part of this musical experience and hope you will be as engaged as myself."

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - Original Video Game Score will be available at all digital retailers and the CD will be available at Amazon.com on November 1, 2011.

The track listing is as follows:

Echoes Of Angmar
Between Hammer And Anvil
Sons Of Forgotten Kings
Nordinbad
Ghosts Of The Grey Mountains
The Savage Ettenmoors
Before The Citadel Gate
Into The Heart Of The Storm
Realm Of Ancient Kings
A Gathering Storm
The Savage Peaks
Men Of Carn Dûm
Trolls!
Beast Among The Ruins
In The Footsteps Of Kings
The Forges Of War
Halls Of Valor
Shadow On The Ettenmoors: Reprise
Against The Darkness

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The Lord of the Rings: War in the Northis an intense Action RPG video game based on the renowned The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship, the game breaks new ground as the first The Lord of the Rings video game to embrace the gritty and brutal reality of Middle-earth. Exploring previously unseen lands, storylines and characters as well as those familiar from The Lord of the Rings film and literary trilogy, gamers experience expansive co-op gameplay and upgradeable weapons, character customization and development, skills and special abilities. Gamers must play together or perish as they work to defeat Sauron's forces in the North. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Games for Windows.

Monday, October 10, 2011

FORZA MOTORSPORT® 4 SOUNDTRACK FEATURES ELECTRONIC MUSIC FUSION AND CINEMATIC SOUNDSCAPES BY AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER LANCE HAYES


Seattle, WA – October 10th, 2011 – Following the critically acclaimed soundtrack for Forza Motorsport 3, ASCAP award-winning composer and producer Lance Hayes (aka DJDM) returns to provide custom music for Forza Motorsport 4 developed by Turn 10 Studios of Microsoft Game Studios. Lance Hayes’ original soundtrack for Forza Motorsport 3 was hailed as one of the best electronic albums of 2010 by G4 TV. Created exclusively for the Xbox 360, Forza Motorsport 4 is scheduled for release on 11th October, 2011.

Working closely with Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the Forza Motorsport franchise, Lance Hayes crafted definitive musical statements to complement the new look and feel of Forza Motorsport 4. The new soundtrack features a broad range of music styles and overall chill demeanor encompassing primarily electronica, ambient and downtempo with forays into ambient breaks, illbient and acid jazz.

Audio Director Nick Wiswell: “The music of Lance Hayes is an integral component of the UI of Forza Motorsport 4, as it was in Forza Motorsport 3. The menus in Forza Motorsport 4 are vast and many players will spend hours in them setting up tuning options or creating liveries; Lance has provided 15 songs to make this experience as enjoyable and varied as possible for the player. He also produced 4 tracks for the in-game race soundtrack which are very different in tempo, scope and feel, showing the breadth of his compositional skills.”

Composer Lance Hayes: “I was honored to be brought back to work on an expanded soundtrack creating over 100 minutes of music for the UI as well as the in-game experience. The score has an increased cinematic feel as well as incorporating many of the styles (downtempo, electronic, ambient) that made the Forza 3 OST a fan favorite.”

The highest-rated racing franchise of this generation returns. Unrivaled in its innovation and quality, Forza Motorsport 4 pushes the racing genre forward, delivering the most stunning graphics ever seen on the Xbox 360 platform, radical experiences only possible with Kinect, groundbreaking social features through Xbox LIVE and a landslide of new content, cars and new ways to play. Launching this October exclusively on Xbox 360, Forza Motorsport 4 is an entirely new automotive experience. For more information visit
http://www.forzamotorsport.net.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES RED ORCHESTRA 2: HEROES OF STALINGRAD ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Digital Album Now Available, CD Releases November 1st

New York - October 4th, 2011 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc. proudly presents Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from Tripwire Interactive's critically acclaimed World War II first person shooter experience for the PC. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Original Soundtrack is released today for digital download at www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites. The CD soundtrack will be available at retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com on November 1st.

Focusing on the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian from July 1942 to February 1943, the game allows the player to experience one of the most brutal battles in all of human history. For the first time ever in a first person shooter, gamers will be able to experience WWII from the Axis side in a German single player campaign.

Heroes of Stalingrad features a unique dynamic music system that adapts the emotional mood of the soundtrack to match the morale of the player based on the flow of the battle. To highlight the differences between the two warring powers the game features a completely unique soundtrack for both the Russian and German sides. Award-winning composer Sam Hulick (Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2) composed the evocative, emotional and haunting music that sets the mood for one of the most brutal battles in all of human history-the battle for Stalingrad.

Heroes of Stalingrad takes the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise into the next generation of gaming. Cutting-edge graphics and audio built on Unreal Engine 3, inventive features and streamlined realism deliver an unrivaled WWII experience. As always with the Red Orchestra franchise, Tripwire delivers unrivaled accuracy and attention to detail, along with gritty, vicious combat in multiplayer, co-op and solo modes. For more information visit: www.heroesofstalingrad.com.

About Sumthing Else Music Works
Since its creation in the late 1990's by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and THQ. Their catalog of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Gears of War 3, Space Marine, InFamous 2, Red Faction: Armageddon, Halo: Reach, Homefront, Alan Wake, Fable III, Halo: Legends, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament III, Freedom Fighters and many others.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com and www.sumthingdigital.com.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies.

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