Friday, January 09, 2015

Behind the scenes of the "Isis' Lament" Sebastian Freij remix

Freij performs "Isis' Lament" by looping layers live

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris developer Crystal Dynamics has released a video accompanying the recording of Wilbert Roget, II's "Isis' Lament", as performed and arranged by cellist Sebastian Freij. The talented musician uses a recording device to play back and over looped musical layers, on the fly:

"Isis’ Lament [Sebastian Freij Remix] is the first of three remixes I commissioned for this soundtrack. Sebastian plays cello on several pieces in this score (most notably on “Beneath the Desert Stars”), but one of his most unique talents is playing “live looped” electric cello. Seb played this entire piece in one single take, layering parts one at a time and using a system of foot pedals to arrange them live. When I first had the idea to include remixes in the score, I immediately thought of Seb reinterpreting one of my more melodic pieces in his own style, and so I’m very happy with how this performance turned out." - Wilbert Roget, II

The Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris original soundtrack has been segmentally released for free over the last month. The entire core soundtrack plus the Sebastian Freij remix of "Isis' Lament" is now available via SoundCloud, with 2 more remixes due to be released as out-of-game bonuses for the completion of additional community challenges. MoTR interviewed lead composer Wilbert Roget, II in December.

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