Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Composition from Eugene Des inspired by TR: Survivor's Guilt

Classic and "resurrected" reboot Tomb Raider fan Eugene Des proves quite the maestro, having submitted the above fan tribute composition to MoTR for publication. Although composing the piece was an in-the-moment idea after seeing the film Tomb Raider (2018), the video game composer Jason Graves is a huge inspiration to Des and this piece somewhat of a dedication to the work of Graves. The resulting creation is actually Des' version of Lara's theme, set to the 2014 comics series #1 issue "Survivor's Guilt":

"[The piece is] divided [into] four parts with its jungle-vibe intro, followed by Tomb Raider main adventure melody... [then a] more intimate but strong theme [especially] for Lara’s character, with its battling woodwinds/strings and brass finally resolving as one by the end. [The] outro gives us a hint of future adventures, a destiny waiting for her..." - Eugene Des

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

"Speak Loud" by Trills advertises Shadow of the Tomb Raider

The 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo is in full swing this week with Shadow of the Tomb Raider making its gameplay footage debut in a trailer during the Microsoft conference (above). The trailer is accompanied by the song "Speak Loud" by Trills, an all-girls British band established in 2016. "Speak Loud" is available for purchase now via iTunes and all good music retailers/streaming services:

Trills is the latest miscellaneous musical affiliation with the Tomb Raider franchise - Tomb Raider (2018) was headlined by K.Flay and Karen O provided a song for the launch trailer (and end-credits) of 2015's Rise of the Tomb Raider. Shadow of the Tomb Raider launches worldwide on September 14th, 2018. The in-game soundtrack is seeing an enclosed release with special retail editions.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Martin Stig Andersen attached to Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Composer Martin Stig Andersen has been attached to the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider, if the website of the award-winning Dane is anything to go by. A seemingly unpublished node lists credentials for "TOMB RAIDER: Ambient music design (underwater) for The Shadow of the Tomb Raider". Andersen is well known in the video game music sphere for his ambient work on Limbo (2010) and Inside (2016).

We first heard music for Shadow of the Tomb Raider in March, but the composer is yet to be officially announced. The attachment of Andersen, as per his website description, does not indicate that he is involved in the capacity of main composer - there perhaps could be more than one on board, with Andersen writing supplementary music only. The thematic motif created for the rebooted series by composer Jason Graves carries over, last utilised by Bobby Tahouri in 2015's Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the eleventh pillar instalment of the Tomb Raider franchise - starring the pop-culturally iconic Lara Croft, to be released worldwide on September 14th, 2018. Owners of special retail editions are to receive a dedicated soundtrack album release to download.