Starting the week off, Crystal Dynamics announced the release of the Lara Croft GO Official Soundtrack for free via SoundCloud as part of "Lara Croft GO Music Week". Day 2 of the occasion marks an interview with the music outfit responsible, Pixel Audio. The team behind the "mesmerising" music consists of composers Ulric Corbeil Trudel, Eric Shaw and Mathieu Beaudet:
"We were inspired by the work of Nathan McCree (Tomb Raider I, II and III) in the early stage of production. His musical composition hints to something grandiose and mysterious, almost religious, with a feeling of loneliness, while remaining luminous. Our challenge was to keep these key elements while acknowledging that Lara Croft GO is a completely different game than the franchise. It’s a turn-based puzzle-adventure game. Even though it can become very intense at times, there are no action sequences per se. We decided to go for a softer and more ambient mood in general." - Pixel Audio
The Lara Croft GO Official Soundtrack will grace our Community Discography page once all of the tracks have been released (CD promises by Friday). Read the entire Q&A and see additional photographs from the Lara Croft GO recordings at the official Tomb Raider Tumblr, as well as after the jump below!
Lara Croft GO Music Week Recapitulative:
- Day 1: Official Soundtrack announcement with track #1 A Forgotten Path
- Day 2: Pixel Audio Interview
- Day 3: Pixel Audio Live at PAX music video
- Day 4: Q&A with James Wearing, sound designer at Square Enix Montreal
- Day 5: Lara Croft GO Official Soundtrack released in full
However, from an emotional point of view, the style is not so different from what exists in other Tomb Raider games. It contains the same leitmotifs: mystery, solitude, discovery and adventure. As far as arrangements go, we tried to rethink everything.
It’s while listening to music and experimenting with vinyl that we came up with the style. Albums like Rubycon by Tangerine Dream, Mezzanine by Massive Attack and the Mysterious Cities fo Gold OST greatly inspired our creativity.