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"Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris" Soundtrack (featuring DrumUltimA, AeroZ, zircon, A_Rival...)

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Hey guys! I just wanted to share my soundtrack to Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, latest game in the isometric top-down Tomb Raider spinoff franchise. Crystal Dynamics is releasing the score on Soundcloud for free:

https://soundcloud.com/crystaldynamics/sets/lctoo

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What's super cool about it is that I got to work with a bunch of OCR folks as both solo instrumentalists and official remixers - practically every performer on the album is an OCR remixer, MAGfest attendee, or an avid gamer in addition to being a professional musician. More on this later, but for now I hope you enjoy Kristin Naigus (of Project Destati fame), DrumUltima, Shrack, and AeroZ's performances on these first few tracks!

Edited by bustatunez
Full soundtrack is now up!

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Great work Will, I love the attention to rhythmic detail you put into the first few tracks, and that you keep things very melodic and tuneful while retaining atmosphere, which is something I typically find missing from modern scores.

Sequencing is top notch, I am having trouble telling what is recorded and what is sampled, as everything is very expressive and smooth.

I've got this page bookmarked and I am pretty excited to hear some more next monday. Great work, you should be proud. :-)

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You have no idea how excited I am for this game! I got the gold edition of it pre-ordered and I'll finally get to play it with some friends tomorrow.

Exceptional music! Very well done.

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Next 8 tracks are up!! Check out tracks 9-16

https://soundcloud.com/crystaldynamics/sets/lctoo

In particular I'd like to call out track 13 "Under the Desert Sun" as one of my favorites to work on. I had Kristin Naigus (http://field-of-reeds.net/) perform duduk and English horn solos at the beginning, she did an incredible job bringing such a lyrical tone to the melody. Honestly I think one of the best experiences I had on this score was learning to write appropriately for the English horn, it's a wonderful instrument that's often underused when compared to its higher pitched sibling, the oboe. Later in this track you can also hear AeroZ play Lara's Theme beautifully on solo cello - I remarked on one of the interviews I did that at this point it's almost easier to count the soundtracks where I haven't worked with AeroZ, I think you'll see why :-)

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Tracks 17-24 are up!

https://soundcloud.com/crystaldynamics/sets/lctoo

I think this chunk of the soundtrack has pieces that show my influences more clearly than anywhere else in the score:

"Shrine of Osiris" uses very Lord of the Rings orchestration, "Riddles of the Ancient" has a very clear Indiana Jones flavor in the harmony and textures, "The Putrid Depths" is very Chrono Trigger in its use of jazz upright bass mixed with orchestra and high mallet ostinatos, and "Sobek, He Who Eats..." is about as Vagrant Story as it gets :-P

Hope you enjoy!

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Oh man, oh man, I am really digging this!

I'm glad I waited until the whole thing was out to listen to it, I would have driven my self crazy waiting if I had jumped right in before the whole soundtrack was up.

Really, it's just damn good.

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Thanks Armadon! :D

So all of the tracks in the OST are up now, but Crystal is also starting to post some of the bonus remixes! The first has been posted, AeroZ's live loop-cello remix of Isis' Lament:

https://soundcloud.com/crystaldynamics/35-bonus-track-isis-lament-sebastian-freij-remix?in=crystaldynamics/sets/lctoo

Crystal hasn't posted it just yet, but you can watch live video of AeroZ's performance here as well:

http://youtu.be/o1WFf1O7cMg

(please don't share outside of OCR just yet...!)

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