Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nathan McCree on original Tomb Raider Soundtrack release

In a reply to a fan query on Twitter today Nathan McCree, composer of the original Tomb Raider (1996) soundtrack, mentioned eventual plans for a music release could be fulfilled as early as this year:

2014 marks the 18th anniversary of the phenomenally successful video game featuring iconic heroine Lara Croft. Of the entire saga to follow, to date only the soundtrack to 2013's reboot, Tomb Raider, has seen a commercial soundtrack release. Hopefully this major hole in the periphery market is finally being repaired.

After too long without appearance, last year McCree was interviewed by Daryl Baxter for Platform Magazine. Discussion on McCree's Facebook page has occasionally hinted at the subject of a soundtrack release and the composer is quite new to Twitter. His professional profile can be found at LinkedIn.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

"Monstrum Chronicles" novelist inspired by Angel of Darkness

The Monstrum Chronicles writer Katherine Silva treats Tomb Raider music fans today with an article reminiscing on Peter Connelly's music to Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. Silva, author of the dark and mysterious The Monstrum Chronicles novel series, first published in 2010, cites Connelly's music as a great source of inspiration for her creative writing process:

"Peter Connelly and Martin Iveson’s engaging score for this game is one that I have gone back to time and time again while working on books. There’s this ominous undercurrent of menace that runs through each piece. These songs have proved invaluable while writing my horror series, The Monstrum Chronicles, as well as other books that I’ve worked on in the past. " - Katherine Silva

The author also details four specific tracks and what scenes she makes out from listening to them. The audio accompaniments are derived from none other than MoTR's community developed "Deluxe Edition" soundtrack to Angel of Darkness. Full article via The Monstrum Chronicles.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Tomb Raider: Original Soundtrack sees physical retail release

The critically acclaimed soundtrack to Tomb Raider, composed by Jason Graves, launches at retail today, according to Electronic Theatre. The physical Audio CD of the Tomb Raider: Original Soundtrack has been available to order since launch, March 5th, 2013, from major retailer However, this marks the first Tomb Raider video game soundtrack album to be stocked on location in music stores.

This could be attributed to the re-release of a technically upgraded Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition later this month, strong digital sales of Graves' Tomb Raider: Original Soundtrack over the last year, or both. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launches January 28th, 2014, on next gen systems: Xbox One & PS4.