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Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with CAPCOM, is proud to announce the digital release of Devil May Cry® Sound Box, the original soundtracks collection for one of CAPCOM’s most successful and critically acclaimed video game franchises. Featuring the original soundtracks from Devil May Cry®, Devil May Cry® 2, Devil May Cry® 3 and Devil May Cry® 4, Devil May Cry® Sound Box is now available digitally from Sumthing.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital music sites.

Devil My Cry Sound Box

Debuting in 2001, Devil May Cry immediately redefined the action genre. The title captured gamers’ hearts through its stylish, over-the-top action and bad boy anti-hero Dante. Son to a human mother and a devil father named Sparda, the half-demon Dante uses his innate abilities and the powers of ancient demons to fight a one-man war against the forces of darkness and save humanity from damnation.

For more information on Devil May Cry visit www.capcom-unity.com.

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF “HALO 2″ WITH BLOWOUT SALE ON ALL “HALO” ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS

Iconic “Halo” video game OSTs 50% off on Sumthing.com through January 2015!

Halo 2: 10th Anniversary Sale

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to video game soundtracks, celebrates the 10th anniversary of Halo 2 and upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection with a special sale on all the Halo original soundtracks. Commencing today and running through the end of January 2015, Sumthing’s entire catalog of the Halo original soundtracks, including both volumes of the classic Halo 2 soundtrack, are on sale for 50% off exclusively at http://www.sumthing.com.

Widely considered to be among the greatest video game scores of all time, the best-selling Halo 2 Original Soundtrack was released in two volumes and features the iconic music of Martin O’Donnell and his writing partner Michael Salvatori, the composers behind the award-winning Halo: Combat Evolved Original Soundtrack (winner of Rolling Stone‘s Best Original Video Game Soundtrack Award). Halo 2 Original Soundtrack Volume One also includes the original compositions by Breaking Benjamin and Incubus as well as the signature guitar sounds of revered rock guitarist Steve Vai. The album was produced by Grammy® award-winning artist, musician, producer and Sumthing Else Music Works founder Nile Rodgers.

The following Halo soundtracks are on sale from Sumthing.com:

Halo: Combat Evolved Original Soundtrack
Halo 2 Original Soundtrack Volume One
Halo 2 Original Soundtrack Volume Two
Halo 3 Original Soundtrack
Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack
Halo Reach Original Soundtrack
Halo Legends Original Soundtrack
Halo Wars Original Soundtrack
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Soundtrack

To start shopping visit: http://www.sumthing.com/halo-sale/.

DISNEY INTERACTIVE AND SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF “DISNEY FANTASIA: MUSIC EVOLVED ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK”

Includes new recordings of classical compositions by Bach, Dvořák, Liszt, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi; “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved” themes by Inon Zur; and music by Harmonix

Classical music recorded at Abbey Road with London Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin In The Fields, and Chamber Orchestra of London

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to video game soundtracks, in partnership with Disney Interactive and Harmonix, today announced plans to release the “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Original Soundtrack,” featuring the original score and classical music selections from the award-winning musical motion game arriving October 21. Developed by Harmonix, the innovative minds pioneering new ways for users to connect to music through gameplay, “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved” is a breakthrough musical motion video game inspired by Walt Disney’s classic animated film “Fantasia.” The “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Original Soundtrack” will be available for streaming, digital download and physical CD on October 21.

In “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved”, players enter the magical realms of Fantasia, selected by the legendary sorcerer Yen Sid to hone their musical and magical prowess as his new apprentice. “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved” takes players on an interactive and immersive motion-controlled journey through worlds of music and magic, unleashing their creativity along the way.

The album comprises the game’s orchestral themes scored by award-winning composer Inon Zur and the music team at Harmonix, alongside new performances of classical masterpieces recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin In The Fields and Chamber Orchestra of London at the famed Abbey Road Studios.

“The Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved soundtrack is a perfect marriage of classical music and contemporary game score that will take listeners on an animated journey through the layered worlds of the modern Fantasia with the timeless feel of the original property.”
– Gwen Bethel Riley, Head of Business Affairs Music, Disney Interactive.

Tracklisting for Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Original Soundtrack:

1. Main Theme – London Symphony Orchestra (Inon Zur)
2. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor – London Symphony Orchestra (Johann Sebastian Bach)
3. Meeting The Master – Inon Zur
4. The Shoal – Emeen Zarookian, Steve Pardo
5. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Allegro) – Academy of St. Martin In The Fields (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
6. Introducing The Hat – Michael Veloso, Inon Zur
7. The Hollow – Michael Veloso, Inon Zur
8. Night on Bald Mountain – London Symphony Orchestra (Modest Mussorgsky)
9. Scout’s Theme – London Symphony Orchestra (Inon Zur)
10. The Nation – Peter Moore, Steve Pardo, Inon Zur
11. Symphony No. 9, from the New World, IV. Allegro con fuoco – Chamber Orchestra of London (Antonin Dvořák)
12. Pressing On – Michael Veloso, Inon Zur
13. The Press – Drew Olsen, Inon Zur, Steve Pardo
14. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 – Chamber Orchestra of London (Franz Liszt)
15. Asking The Moon – Michael Veloso, Inon Zur
16. The Capsule – Peter Moore
17. The Next Phase – Michael Veloso, Inon Zur
18. Making An Impression/A Malignant Force – Inon Zur
19. The Apology – Inon Zur
20. Selections from the Nutcracker (Medley) – Academy of St. Martin In The Fields (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
21. The Four Seasons: Winter, I., Allegro non molto – Academy of St. Martin In The Fields (Antonio Vivaldi)
22. Theme from Fantasia: Music Evolved – Inon Zur
23. A Familiar Friend – Michael Veloso
24. Finale – Inon Zur

A “Director’s Cut” soundtrack, will offer exclusive remixes of the classical selections and original score B-sides for collectors who want to experience Fantasia “unlocked”. The Director’s Cut will be released for digital download exclusively on Sumthing.com.

“Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved” is rated “E10+” by the ESRB and will be available October 21, 2014 for $59.99 for the Xbox One and for $49.99 for Kinect for Xbox 360. For additional information about “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved,” join the Facebook community at https://www.facebook.com/fantasiagame, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @FantasiaGame and view all videos on our YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/FantasiaGame.

Game Music Connect

Sumthing Else Music Works partners with Game Music Connect 2014, the international video game music conference created for fans of music in games, aspiring and professional composers of all backgrounds and those interested in learning about the art and craft of creating today’s cutting edge video game soundtracks. Game Music Connect 2014 attendees will receive a free digital soundtrack sampler, featuring selections from Sumthing’s extensive catalogue www.sumthing.com, when they attend the second annual event at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, London on September 24, 2014.

Game Music Connect 2014 will feature a highly distinguished and dynamic line-up of international A-list music talent including: Garry Schyman (BioShock), Jessica Curry (Dear Esther, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs), Olivier Derivière (Remember Me), Jason Graves (Tomb Raider), Richard Jacques (Mass Effect) and David Housden (Thomas Was Alone).

Programme: http://www.gamemusicconnect2014.com/#schedule.

Speakers: http://www.gamemusicconnect2014.com/#speakers.

Tickets: http://www.gamemusicconnect2014.com/#registration.

Game Music Connect is created by BAFTA and IFMCA award-winning composer James Hannigan (Transformers Universe, Runescape 3) and veteran game audio director, composer and industry commentator John Broomhall (Forza 5, Transport Tycoon), to celebrate and explore the music of video games together and the extraordinary talent behind it. For more information, visit www.gamemusicconnect.com.

25th Anniversary “Rockcan” box set to be released digitally

Mega Man Soundtracks Vol 1

Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with CAPCOM, is proud to announce the digital release of Mega Man® Soundtracks Volumes 1-10, featuring the official soundtracks to the 8-bit classic series.

Previously released in Japan as part of the 10-disc “Rockcan” collection, the Sumthing Else Music Works digital release of Mega Man® Soundtracks presents the collection in ten separate volumes for $9.99 each. Volumes 1-4 are available now, with two new volumes scheduled to be released every month through November, 2014.

Mega Man® Soundtracks Volumes 1-4 are now available from Sumthing.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital music sites.

For more information on Mega Man® visit www.capcom-unity.com.

Featuring the composers of ASSASSIN’S CREED, BASTION, BORDERLANDS, DEAD RISING, DESTINY, HALO, HITMAN, MASS EFFECT, RATCHET & CLANK, STATE OF DECAY, SUNSET OVERDRIVE, TRANSISTOR and many more!

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PAX Sphinx Theatre
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Saturday, August 30th, 5.30pm

What does it take to write music for video games? Hear from six of the industry’s most accomplished composers with diverse musical backgrounds as they share their experiences and discuss the craft of scoring music for some of the most popular titles in interactive entertainment.

The PAX Prime 2014 composer panel “Maestros of Video Games” will feature award-winning composers:

Martin O’Donnell
Destiny, Halo

Jesper Kyd
Assassin’s Creed, Borderlands, Hitman, State of Decay

Darren Korb
Bastion, Transistor

Boris Salchow
Sunset Overdrive, Ratchet & Clank, Resistance

Sascha Dikiciyan
Mass Effect 3, Borderlands, Dead Rising 3, Tron

Oleksa Lozowchuk
Dead Rising 3, Dead Rising 2

Moderated by Emily Reese, host and producer of Minnesota Public Radio’s “Top Score” podcast, attendees will receive a complimentary soundtrack sampler courtesy of premier video game soundtrack label Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com. The panel will be followed by a Meet & Greet / Signing Session – details to be announced.

For information on PAX Prime visit: http://prime.paxsite.com.

 Kevin Riepl’s original score to horror/thriller film prequel available digitally on July 22

Cabin Fever Patient Zero

Sumthing Else Music Works presents the original motion picture soundtrack for CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO, the next installment to the cult hit CABIN FEVER releasing in US theaters on August 1, 2014.  Featuring an original music score by award-winning film and video game composer Kevin Riepl (Contracted, Silent Night, Gears of War), the CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available for digital download on iTunes, Sumthing.com and all digital music sites on July 22, 2014.

CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO was written by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher),  directed by Kaare Andrews (Altitude and The ABCs of Death) and stars Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Currie Graham (Pompeii, NYPD Blue), Ryan Donowho (Soldiers of Fortune), Mitch Ryan (One Tree Hill) and Jillian Murray (Bad Ass).

CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO tells the story of a group of friends enjoying a bachelor weekend on a yacht in the Caribbean.  As they run ashore to explore a remote island, they stumble upon an abandoned research facility, where a massacre from a deadly virus is unleashed.  They must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all.  Their answer – an uninfected survivor:  “Patient Zero.”

“For Cabin Fever Patient Zero, I wanted the music to have a blend of atmospheric electronics, rhythmic orchestral work and a host of very dry, very gritty organic instruments,” explains Kevin Riepl.  “These instruments, which are not played in any traditional manner, created the tension throughout the film.  There’s a lot of scraping, hitting, dynamic bowing, and on top of that are the dissonant plucking notes, performed on the banjolele and violin.”

Kevin Riepl is an award-winning composer writing for multiple entertainment genres. His engaging and atmospheric scores have enhanced over twenty films, as well as blockbuster video games and TV.  Riepl’s upcoming projects include the action/thriller feature film The Night Crew starring Luke Goss, Bokeem Woodbine and Danny Trejo.

Featuring previously unreleased music by Jesper Kyd and Cris Velasco,
Soundtrack to be released digitally April 15

Borderlands 2 Volume 2

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to video game soundtracks, presents a Volume Two soundtrack featuring previously unreleased original music from the blockbuster Role-Playing-Shooter, Borderlands® 2. The Borderlands 2 Volume Two Original Soundtrack will be available digitally from iTunes, Amazon.com, Sumthing.com and other music sites on April 15.

Borderlands 2 Volume Two Original Soundtrack features the remaining original music scores composed by Jesper Kyd (Assassin’s Creed) and Cris Velasco (God of War), and several tracks from Raison Varner (Gearbox Software). The Borderlands 2 team of composers created a colorful and dynamic music score fusing multiple music styles for the game’s adrenaline-fuelled combat and diverse atmospheric environments. Music samples from Borderlands 2 Volume Two Original Soundtrack are available on SoundCloud and the album is now available to pre-order at Sumthing.com.

Developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed four-player cooperative shooter-looter that combined intense first-person mayhem with role-playing gameplay. For more information visit www.borderlands2.com or Facebook.com/BorderlandsGame.

 Soundtrack CD and Sumthing.com Digital Album Available March 25

Infamous Second Son

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sony Computer Entertainment America will release the inFAMOUS Second Son Original Soundtrack as a CD album on March 25. Developed by Sucker Punch Productions, inFAMOUS Second Son™ is an action-adventure title available exclusively for the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system. The inFAMOUS Second Son Original Soundtrack will be released to North American and European retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and for digital download from Sumthing.com.

Second Son is a brand new origin story in the inFAMOUS™ franchise featuring new leading superhuman Delsin Rowe. Set in the realistic Pacific Northwest city of Seattle, superhumans are now ruthlessly hunted down and caged by the tyrannical Department of Unified Protection. Having recently discovered his own superhuman abilities, Delsin is now capable of fighting back against the oppressive DUP. Enjoy the freedom to choose how you will push your awesome abilities to the limit, and witness the consequences of your actions as they affect the city and people around you.

Featuring 22 original pieces from the score, the inFAMOUS Second Son Original Soundtrack album showcases an exciting collaboration between veteran composers Marc Canham (Far Cry 2, Driver San Francisco), Nathan Johnson (Looper, Brick) and Brain (inFAMOUS™ 2, Tom Waits, Primus). The score echoes Delsin’s experiences finding and fighting his way through the forces that have besieged his city. A brilliant blend of chaotic guitars, musical sound design, and driving grooves, this innovative collection is inspired by both the plight of the game’s characters and its iconic setting.

inFAMOUS Second Son for the PlayStation® 4 will be available March 21, 2014 and is rated “T” for Teen with Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Sexual Themes and Violence. For more information about the ESRB, visit http://www.esrb.org. For more information about the title, visit http://us.playstation.com/ps4/games/infamous-second-son-ps4.html.

Original Score by Three-Time GRAMMY® Award Nominated Composer David Arkenstone

Starlight Inception OST

 

Sumthing Else Music Works releases David Arkenstone’s original music score from the space combat game for PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, Starlight Inception™. Created by indie game developer Escape Hatch Entertainment, Starlight Inception is a space combat experience with modern strategic elements. The sweeping orchestral soundtrack by composer David Arkenstone is now available for digital download at iTunes, Amazon.com, Sumthing.com, and other digital music sites.

In Starlight Inception players assume the role of a young space fighter pilot assigned to the star carrier USF Independence, deploying to hotspots throughout the Solar System during World War IV. Combining a unique blend of action with an involving storyline, Starlight Inception features ship-based combat both in space and on planets and moons, interplanetary exploration, and multiplayer dogfighting.

Starlight Inception is the latest addition to David Arkenstone’s video game scores, which include World of Warcraft’s groundbreaking expansion, Cataclysm. Music samples from the Starlight Inception soundtrack are available at Sumthing.com.

“I really enjoy the exploration feel of Starlight Inception and, of course, battle music is always fun to write!” enthuses David Arkenstone. “And I loved the different planet and moon musical opportunities. I strive to create music that enhances the experience and really puts the gamer ‘out there’.”

Celebrating the 25th year of his impressive recording career that includes more than 30 albums, 20 Billboard hits, film and television soundtracks and game scores, three-time Grammy nominee David Arkenstone has established himself as one of the best contemporary instrumental musicians of our time. This visionary continues to create distinctive tracks that inspire the imagination. A musical storyteller, David is passionate about taking his listeners on a journey, creating sonic tapestries that evoke every emotion. “I envision a place where I would like to go, or an adventure I would like to take, and let my imagination run free,” says Arkenstone.

A spectacular live concert event, “David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure” is set to tour in 2014/15 and is currently a popular public television pledge drive special. The show features David’s epic new album, Lovéren, nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Vocal Album at the ZMR Awards. For more information on the composer visit www.davidarkenstone.com.

More information about Starlight Inception can be found at www.starlightinception.com.

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