Monday, October 17, 2011

Rumoured composer Petri Alanko not scoring Tomb Raider

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10 hours ago via Twitter and prompted by MoTR's article on Rob Lord, the composer behind 2010's Alan Wake, Petri Alanko, confirmed that he is not involved with Tomb Raider (2012):

The exceptionally subtle musician has been a popular projected fan pick for the body behind the music to Tomb Raider; some will surely be disappointed. This follows secondary investigation stemmed from the recently developed unlikely candidacy of Rob Lord.

Who do you think is the composer for Tomb Raider (2012)? Karl Stewart, Gobal Brand Director at Crystal Dynamics, has emphasised an announcement is due late this year. Samples from Tomb Raider's "Turning Point" were made available in the Crystal Habit podcasts:

Dead Space's Jason Graves doesn't appear to be currently attached to anything, and Inon Zur wrapped up The Lord of the Rings: The War in the North earlier this year. Feel free to leave us a comment with your thoughts below. Alternatively, vote in the new poll which graces our sidebar. Alanko is now obviously not able to be included.

Karl Stewart also appears to be following Graves on Twitter. But as we know he's a huge fan of soundtracks; this doesn't necessarily imply anything. Thanks to Pasya @ the Russian equivalent of Game-OST for prompting the response!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds a bit too simple and flat for Alanko's production, almost demo quality to my ears. There are many similarities, for example the single lower middle frequency synth note "bongggg", piano and viola as a solo instrument... It sounds like one of his Alan Wake dropouts, not memorable melodies, but a very good track after all. Works probably flawlessly with the graphics.


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