Award-winning composer of Tomb Raider, Dead Space, and more offers intimate soundtrack to hit VR title Moss featuring vocal theme by Malukah.
SEATTLE – August 3, 2018 – Materia Collective is pleased to present the Moss (Original Game Soundtrack) composed by Jason Graves. The intimate orchestral soundtrack features a whimsical and emotional soundscape accented with live performances by YouTube vocal sensation Malukah, Steven Universe violin player and TimeSpinner/Tiny Barbarian composer Jeff Ball, and woodwinds specialist Kristin Naigus (ABZU, Minecraft, Lara Croft). Graves–best known for his work on Tomb Raider, Far Cry Primal, and Dead Space–ventures into new territory with this enchanting soundtrack to the hit VR sensation Moss.
The Moss (Original Game Soundtrack) is available today in digital and limited edition CD formats and can be pre-ordered on vinyl which is expected to ship this holiday season:
“I can’t say anything about my experience composing the music to Moss without first mentioning the amazing team at Polyarc. Moss is the kind of game I’ve wanted to score my entire career and Quill is hands down my favorite character I’ve ever had to the pleasure and joy of being inspired by. I’ve never felt more connected and emotionally invested in a story. I also have to thank the incredible musicians Kristin Naigus (flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet), Jeff Ball (violin), and Malukah (vocals) for their endless inspiration and talent. The musical world of Moss would not exist without their heart-felt and emotional performances.” – Jason Graves
Listeners will enjoy “Home To Me,” a vocal theme featuring Malukah which acts as the template from which the rest of the score is modeled and is featured in the Moss launch trailer. “The Clearing” is a key piece featuring live flute by Kristin Naigus that grew alongside the game and was present in early builds of Moss. Finally, “Legends Old and New” offers Graves’s experiment in combat music,avoiding the typical trappings of “battle” music and instead striking a balance between epic adventure and combat on a small scale – given Quill’s diminutive stature.
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About Jason Graves
Two-time British Academy Award-winning composer Jason Graves is renowned for his textural concept scores and innovative orchestration in cinematic narrative games such as Tomb Raider, Far Cry Primal, Until Dawn, The Order: 1886 and Dead Space. His repertoire is truly diverse, from aleatoric and sweeping orchestral journeys in space, to haunting soundscapes in historical, gothic and supernatural worlds, to manipulating ancient instruments in a stone age natural environment.
Most recently Graves composed the charming and beautifully animated storybook adventure Moss, including the song “Home To Me,” featuring vocalist Malukah.
Learn more: http://www.jasongraves.com
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About Materia Collective
Materia Collective is a Seattle-based videogame music publisher and label, representing an international array of renowned video game musicians, composers, and songwriters. The collective supports its members with the financial, legal, logistical, and creative aspects of bringing videogame music into the forefront. The company has become known within the industry as a representation of highly innovative game music endeavors that move and inspire.
Learn more: https://www.materiacollective.com
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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