Sunday, April 01, 2018

Junkie XL shares detailed Tomb Raider "Studio Time" episodes


Throughout March, Tomb Raider (2018) composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL released erudite Studio Time episodes detailing the production of cues from his score to the film, as the composer usually does with his current projects. The tracks from the Tomb Raider: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featured include "Return To Croft Manor", "Karakuri Wall" & "What Lies Underneath Yamatai".

Since the release of Tomb Raider, March 16th, 2018, visitor's to TombRaider.JunkieXL.com have been invited to explore the music from the film. Unlocking all three tombs "containing musical treasures composed by Tom Holkenborg" revealed the Studio Time episodes. Watch all three videos after the jump!

MoTR recently had the exclusive privilege of interviewing the composer pre-release. Tomb Raider is in theaters now and the Tomb Raider: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available via all good music retailers & streaming services - check it out in MoTR's Commercial Discography.

Monday, March 19, 2018

First Shadow of the Tomb Raider music in "Path of the Stars"


A new franchise entry in the third Tomb Raider continuation from Crystal Dynamics & Square Enix was announced last week - Shadow of the Tomb Raider launches on September 14th, 2018. "Path of the Stars" is an online puzzle open to select territories - those who can solve the puzzle have the chance to win prizes including a trip for two to attend the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reveal Event in Los Angeles.

The "Path of the Stars" happens to feature several musical segments presumably from the upcoming video game. The track is eight and a half minutes long and we're uploading it to our YouTube peripheral for our readers to stream, but the file can be downloaded directly via the official Tomb Raider website.


Crystal Dynamics are yet to make an announcement naming the composer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, but the track we're first hearing features the distinct thematic motif created for the rebooted franchise in 2013 by composer Jason Graves. Bobby Tahouri utilised the same theme in his score for 2015's Rise of the Tomb Raider and it's likely the composer could return to compose for Shadow.

Monday, March 12, 2018

K.Flay releases music video for Tomb Raider's original song


While Tomb Raider (2018)'s music supervision didn't align itself with its predecessors - both Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) & The Cradle of Life (2003) producing companion compilation soundtracks - the upcoming film has spawned an original song. The credits-accompanying single by K.Flay, "Run for Your Life", now has a music video featuring footage of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft from the upcoming film :


Tomb Raider hits cinemas worldwide on March 16th. K.Flay's "Run For Your Life" is available via all good digital music retailers and streaming services. The Tomb Raider: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL was released March 9th (the album does not feature the K.Flay track).