Redwood City studio Crystal Dynamics is set to officially release the Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris original soundtrack, composed by Wilbert Roget, II, in waves of eight tracks or so at a time throughout the months of December 2014 and January 2015. Eventually the entire album will be available for free via SoundCloud. The first few cues have been released today, to coincide with tomorrow's worldwide launch of the game on Xbox One, Playstation 4 & PC. Direct from the makers themselves, this is a gift of the first of its kind to the Tomb Raider community. The full track list for the album (also to be revealed in instalments) can be found in MoTR's Community Discography.
Wilbert Roget, II is the award-winning composer behind numerous projects such as indie titles Super Roman Conquest, Antiseptic and the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. He has assisted in-house production on many other titles for the now liquidated LucasArts. This year the composer freelanced simultaneously on both Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and Dead Island 2. Crystal Dynamics has kindly offered MoTR an exclusive pre-release interview with the talent where Roget, II elaborates on his work for the digital Lara Croft title. Individual track notes are to feature on the Official Tomb Raider Blog, also following the interview below, the first of which is for the "Lara Croft Overture":
"The “Lara Croft Overture” presents Lara’s theme, performed on the English horn by Kristin Naigus. This was the first piece I wrote for the score, with the intention of creating a sonic guide for the rest of the soundtrack. I focused on showing the juxtaposition between Lara’s posh, educated British upbringing and her perilous archeological adventures. While most of this track intentionally steers clear of overtly Egyptian sounds, its ending introduces an Arabic flavor that characterizes the rest of the score." - Wilbert Roget, II
The complete dialogue and some exclusive production photos are available below, after the jump!