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Purchase WildStar Original Soundtrack – Volume 2

Sumthing Else Music Works, Carbine Studios and NCSOFT® present Volume Two of the original soundtrack for the free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game, WildStar.  The game’s soundtrack composed by Jeff Kurtenacker (Pirates of the Burning Sea) is released in multiple volumes – Volume 2 features several never before heard compositions and will be available for digital download and streaming on August 23.

Highlight tracks from Volume 2 include “For the Greater Good” and “From the Ashes” featuring the vocal talents of the Los Angeles Opera singer Nicole Fernandes.  Preview the album now at  Sumthing.com.

“The new tracks are narrative depictions of the Chua, Cassians, and Aurin, and musically tell the story of each faction’s homeworld and background before arriving on Nexus,” explains Kurtenacker. “It’s an exciting addition to the in-game music selections for Volume 2 since these are longer tracks that dive deep into the lore of the WildStar universe.”

Using synthesizers, a wide array of guitars, and a 75-piece Los Angeles orchestra, Kurtenacker’s approach to the WildStar universe is highly thematic, creating memorable and exciting music that engages players throughout their MMO experience.  Equal parts epic space fantasy and western frontier swagger, the music of WildStar delivers a unique blend of musical elements that puts you right in the middle of the action and brings space adventure to life.

Join the galactic battle between the Exiles and Dominion as they race to uncover the secrets of the Eldan—a hyper-advanced race that mysteriously disappeared long ago. Trek across the beautiful and dangerous planet Nexus, and find adventure, fun, and a hell of a good time as your skills are put to the test through high-intensity combat. Download and start your adventure at www.wildstar-online.com.

Featuring the award-winning composers of ABZÛ, ASSASSIN’S CREED, THE BANNER SAGA, BORDERLANDS, CALL OF DUTY, DEUS EX, DRAGON AGE, FALLOUT, FANTASIA, JADE EMPIRE, JOURNEY, MASS EFFECT, PRINCE OF PERSIA, SYBERIA, THOMAS WAS ALONE, TRON, VOLUME, QUAKE and many more!

Sunday, September 4th, 10:00am-11:00am
PAX Sphinx Theatre, Sheraton Seattle Hotel (3rd Floor)

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What does it take to write music for games? Hear from six of the industry’s leading composers as they share their experiences and discuss the craft of scoring music for video games.

The 2016 PAX West composer panel “Maestros of Video Games” will feature the following music star lineup:

Sarah Schachner
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (additional music).

Inon Zur
Fallout 3 & 4, Syberia 2 & 3, Dragon Age 1 & 2, Prince of Persia, Fantasia, Eagle Flight.

Jack Wall
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 & 3, Mass Effect 1 & 2, Lost Planet 3, Into The Stars.

Sascha Dikiciyan (aka Sonic Mayhem)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Mass Effect 3, Tron Evolution, Borderlands.

Austin Wintory
Abzû, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, The Banner Saga 1 & 2, Journey.

David Housden
Thomas Was Alone, Volume, The Hit Squad (movie), Volume VR.

Moderated by Emily Reese, award-winning radio host and producer of “LEVEL with Emily Reese” podcast.

Following the panel join the composers for a meet & greet / autograph session at the Westin (2nd Floor) from 11:30am-1:30pm.

For information on PAX West visit: http://west.paxsite.com.

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Purchase WildStar Original Soundtrack

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, Carbine Studios and NCSOFT® present the highly anticipated original soundtrack album for the free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game, WildStar. The game’s soundtrack will be released in multiple volumes – Volume One will available for digital download and streaming on May 31.

Composer Jeff Kurtenacker (Pirates of the Burning Sea) fuses musical elements together that bring space adventure to life. Using synthesizers, a wide array of guitars, and a 75-piece Los Angeles orchestra, Kurtenacker’s approach to the WildStar universe is highly thematic, creating memorable and exciting music that engages players throughout their MMO experience. Equal parts epic space fantasy and western frontier swagger, the music of WildStar delivers a unique blend that puts you right in the middle of the action.

Join the galactic battle between the Exiles and Dominion as they race to uncover the secrets of the Eldan—a hyper-advanced race that mysteriously disappeared long ago. Trek across the beautiful and dangerous planet Nexus, and find adventure, fun, and a hell of a good time as your skills are put to the test through high-intensity combat. Download and start your adventure at www.wildstar-online.com.

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Purchase Far Cry Primal Original Soundtrack

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, today announced the CD release of the original soundtrack from Far Cry® Primal as well other popular titles in the award-winning series including Far Cry® 3 and Far Cry® 3: Blood Dragon. The soundtracks are now available for digital download from www.sumthing.com and will be available in stores on March 22.

Far Cry® Primal Original Game Soundtrack – Music by Jason Graves

Two-time BAFTA winning composer Jason Graves has composed the original game soundtrack for the next exciting chapter in the award-winning Far Cry® franchise, Far Cry® Primal. Graves is renowned for his textural concept scores and cinematic orchestration on AAA titles such as Until Dawn, The Order: 1886, Evolve, Tomb Raider and Dead Space.

As a classically-trained composer and world percussionist, Graves created an entirely live organic score for Far Cry® Primal, blending a diverse array of sounds from the natural environment and incorporating many animal effects into the score. The evocative soundtrack features a unique set of textures representing each of the tribes that players will encounter, including a ram’s horn and solo flute (Wenja); Aztec death whistles, female vocals, ritualistic percussion (Izilia); raw sounds from Far Cry‘s Stone Age natural environment including bushes, bones, antlers, clay pots, wooden artifacts and male vocals (Udam). Crafted together the sounds bring the rich and primal gameplay alive to players challenged to survive in a hostile environment and rise to become the apex predator.

The award-winning franchise that stormed the tropics and climbed the Himalayas now brings its innovative open world sandbox gameplay to a time when humans were not at the top of the food chain, but were fighting to climb it, bringing together massive beasts, breathtaking environments, and unpredictable savage encounters, in Far Cry® Primal.

Preview the album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9RTEef2Byo

Sumthing Else Music Works will also release the following Far Cry® soundtracks on CD:

Far Cry® 3 Original Game Soundtrack – Music by Brian Tyler

Far Cry® 3: Blood Dragon Original Game Soundtrack – Music by Power Glove

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Purchase Tom Clancy’s The Division Original Soundtrack

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, today announced the release of the original soundtrack from Ubisoft®’s highly anticipated online open world action role-playing video game, Tom Clancy’s The Division. Developed by Ubisoft Massive and published by Ubisoft, the game’s original soundtrack is now available for digital download from www.sumthing.com and a physical CD release will be available in stores on March 22.

Composer Ola Strandh (World In Conflict®, Ground Control II) has created the soundtrack for the pandemic-ravaged streets of a mid-crisis New York City. Immerse yourself in a moody mixture of synthesizers, percussion and acoustic instruments designed to complement the diverse locations and factions you’ll encounter while exploring what’s left of Manhattan.

Tom Clancy’s The Division takes place weeks after a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City on Black Friday. One by one, basic services fail and in only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, is activated to save society. Team up with other players to investigate the source of the virus, protect civilians from dangerous factions, and reclaim the city from the overwhelming turmoil.

Stream 3 tracks from the album here.

Tom Clancy’s The Division is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s The Division, visit www.thedivisiongame.com.


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Kevin Riepl’s original score to reboot of Eli Roth’s cult film out now!

Sumthing Else Music Works presents the original motion picture soundtrack for CABIN FEVER composed by Kevin Riepl (BATMAN UNLIMITED, CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO, GEARS OF WAR). A reboot of Eli Roth’s 2002 film of the same name, CABIN FEVER follows a group of five college graduates who rent a cabin in the woods. Soon, all hell breaks loose, as the group falls victim to a flesh-eating virus that attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals. Kevin Riepl’s CABIN FEVER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is now available for digital download on iTunes, Sumthing.com and all digital music sites.

When searching for the right composer the film’s director Travis Z found a short film online featuring a driving, tribal drumbeat which he used in the rough cut for reference. He showed the short to producer Evan Astrowsky who recognized the composer was none other than Kevin Riepl, the composer of CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO. Astrowsky commented, “As we were trying to give CABIN FEVER a new vision, we were hesitant to invite people associated with the other films to the table. Kevin’s work, however, is so powerful, so original, that it was impossible to resist.”

Kevin Riepl is an award-winning composer writing for multiple entertainment genres. His engaging, hybrid and atmospheric scores have enhanced numerous films including THE NIGHT CREW (starring Luke Goss, Bokeem Woodbine and Danny Trejo), CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO, SILENT NIGHT, CONTRACTED and THE ABCs of DEATH. In addition he has scored cult hit sci-fi shorts such as ATROPA, HENRI (starring Keir Dullea) and RUIN. Riepl is also renowned for composing the epic, signature scores for blockbuster video games including GEARS OF WAR, the UNREAL series, ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES, and many more. Most recently he scored Warner Bros. Animation’s movie BATMAN UNLIMITED: ANIMAL INSTINCTS and BATMAN UNLIMITED: MONSTER MAYHEM nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Music at the 2016 Annie Awards. Upcoming projects include Warner Bros. animated movie BATMAN UNLIMITED: MECHS VS. MONSTERS, Eric England’s black comedy-thriller GET THE GIRL and BATTLEBORN, the new first-person shooter from the creators of BORDERLANDS.

CABIN FEVER is currently showing in select theaters and available On Demand.

For more information visit http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/cabin-fever.

Sumthing Fans,

Next week, we’ll be giving away 20 digital codes (10 for PS4 / 10 for Xbox One) to download Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition. All you need to do to qualify is sign up for our newsletter! You can find the newsletter signup toolbar at the bottom of our home page. Go ahead and sign up now… we’ll wait.

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A newsletter will be sent out at 12PM Eastern on Tuesday, November 10th with instructions to claim the prizes. The first subscribers to follow these instructions will be gifted the download code for the console of their choice. Don’t worry; it’ll be a breeze. Sign up now, as you don’t want to miss out on this awesome re-master of an excellent game. The soundtrack’s not half bad either…

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Buy the soundtrack and get hyped!

IMPORTANT: The PS4 codes are only good for North & South America. The Xbox One codes are worldwide. Thanks and good luck!

Assassin’s Creed® soundtracks to be issued on physical formats from September 25; Publisher-label deal also includes Far Cry®, Prince of Persia®, Rayman®, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Original Game Soundtracks.

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Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, today announced that it has entered into a multiple-title licensing agreement with Ubisoft, to release physical editions of the original soundtracks from blockbuster video game franchises Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Prince of Persia®, Rayman® and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®.

“We’re excited to be working with Ubisoft in bringing their physical product and lineup of artists and titles to the worldwide marketplace,” said Andy Uterano, President of Sumthing Else Music Works.

Under terms of the agreement Sumthing Else will issue Ubisoft’s music catalog on CD and select titles on vinyl, commencing with the original soundtracks from its historical action-adventure series Assassin’s Creed® on September 25.  Featuring the music of BAFTA award-winning, Billboard and MTV Video Music Awards nominated composer Jesper Kyd and Grammy award-winning, Emmy and BAFTA nominated composer Lorne Balfe, the first physical soundtracks to be released include:

BAFTA winning composer Jesper Kyd’s immersive soundtrack evokes the medieval Middle-Eastern setting. Set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart, Assassin’s Creed enables players to become truly immersed into the mindset of Altaïr, the game’s main character, and the rich environments of the game through Jesper Kyd’s thematic original score. The combination of cinematic compositions with Middle-Eastern acoustic instruments and vocal performances, featuring full choir and soloists, delivers a deeply meditative and spiritual aesthetic.

Assassin’s Creed II features a new hero, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a young Italian noble, and a new era, the Renaissance. To reflect the change in character, story and setting for Assassin’s Creed II, Jesper Kyd took the music in an adventurous and dramatic new direction, crafting a melodic, acoustic and progressive musical palette. The music propels the action, captures the allure and mystery of the story and immerses players in the breathtakingly detailed settings. Kyd’s multi-award winning Renaissance-inspired score features the series’ iconic theme, “Ezio’s Family”.

The third iteration in the critically acclaimed series, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood was inspired by historical events during the occupation of Rome by The Borgias in 1503. “Researching the history of the Borgia Family it became clear early on that Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood would require a very dark score in order to match the Borgias’ aspirations to become the rulers of Italy. The music follows the compelling story of Ezio as a Master Assassin going up against The Borgias.” – Jesper Kyd

In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Master Assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of the legendary mentor Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation. Introducing the “Assassin’s Creed Theme”, cut-scenes and multiplayer music by Grammy winning composer/producer Lorne Balfe, recorded with a full live orchestra, and featuring a rich, evocative hybrid in-game music score by Jesper Kyd drawing on Greek, Renaissance and Middle-Eastern instrumentation, combining his emotional melodic writing and acoustic/electronic styles associated with the series.

Assassin’s Creed III invited players to experience the untold story of the American Revolution through the eyes of a new Assassin, Connor.  Designed from the ground up, Assassin’s Creed III takes one of gaming’s most beloved franchises to new heights with Lorne Balfe returning to helm the original score.  “I wanted to create an epic feeling that would complement the grandeur of the visuals. This was the beginning of America as we know it today – filled with cultures from across the world. With such diversity available, I was able to bring Celtic and other musical influences into the game to further accentuate the complexities of the game itself.” – Lorne Balfe

The remaining Assassin’s Creed original soundtracks will be released on CD in October and select titles on vinyl in 2016:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Original Game Soundtrack – Music by Brian Tyler
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Game Soundtrack Sea Shanty Edition – Various Artists
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity Original Soundtrack Volumes 1 & 2 (2-CD) – Music by Chris Tilton and Sarah Schachner

The licensing deal announced today also includes physical releases for the Far Cry®, Prince of Persia®, Rayman® and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® soundtracks – release dates to be announced.

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Featuring the award-winning composers of ORI AND THE BLIND FOREST, BLOODBORNE, MINECRAFT: GREEK MYTHOLOGY, YOOKA-LAYLEE, ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY, EVOLVE, BANJO KAZOOIE, DEAD SPACE, GOD OF WAR, GOLDENEYE, MASS EFFECT 3, PERFECT DARK, THE ORDER: 1886, TOMB RAIDER, UNTIL DAWN, and many more!

Saturday, August 29th, 5:30pm-6.30pm
PAX Sphinx Theatre, Sheraton Seattle Hotel (3rd Floor)

What does it take to write music for games? Hear from five of the industry’s hottest composers as they share their experiences and discuss the craft of scoring music for video games.

The 2015 PAX Prime composer panel “Maestros of Video Games” will feature:

Gareth Coker
Ori and the Blind Forest, Minecraft: Greek Mythology, ARK: Survival Evolved

Sarah Schachner
Assassin’s Creed Unity, Assassin’s Creed Black Flag*, Far Cry 3*
*additional music

Jason Graves
Until Dawn, The Order: 1886, EVOLVE, Tomb Raider, Dead Space trilogy

Cris Velasco
Bloodborne, Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, God of War trilogy, Mass Effect 3

Grant Kirkhope
Yooka-Laylee, Banjo Kazooie, Viva Piñata, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark

Moderated by Emily Reese, award-winning radio host and producer.

Following the panel join the composers for a meet & greet / autograph session at the Westin (2nd Floor) from 7pm-9pm.

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

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Original themes by BAFTA award-winning composer Jesper Kyd
available for purchase in-game, digital download and streaming

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to video game soundtracks, and Plarium, one of the world’s fastest growing developers of social and mobile games, presents a new concept soundtrack album, “Five Worlds of Plarium” featuring the original themes composed by Jesper Kyd for Plarium’s major game worlds. With over 130 million registered users, Plarium is consistently ranked among Facebook’s top hardcore game developers. Kyd is internationally renowned for his iconic music from the historical action-adventure series Assassin’s Creed.

Five Worlds of Plarium” is a unique compilation album comprising Jesper Kyd’s distinct and yet musically diverse soundtrack themes spanning all five of Plarium’s game worlds – from sailing the high seas in Pirates: Tides of Fortune™ to the mystical world of ancient Greece in Sparta: War of Empires™ and the dark medieval fantasy of Stormfall: Age of War, to the advanced military warfare of Soldiers Inc. and the apocalyptic sci-fi of Total Domination.

“Five Worlds of Plarium” will be available digitally on iTunes, Amazon.com, Sumthing.com and all major music streaming sites on June 2, 2015. Additionally, the album is also available to purchase in-game, launching today with Soldiers Inc.™ on Facebook.

“This album includes all the main themes I’ve written for Plarium’s games over the last couple of years,” said Jesper Kyd. “It’s a really diverse collection reflecting my interest in combining different music styles but they all share a sense of creative fun and adventure. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did writing them.”

Track listing for the “Five Worlds of Plarium” album:

1. “Pirates – Tides of Fortune” (main theme)
2. “Hellas” (Sparta – War of Empires™)
3. “The Conquistadors” (Pirates – Tides of Fortune™)
4. “Outer Limits” (Total Domination™)
5. “Total Domination” (main theme)
6. “Meltdown” (Soldiers Inc.™)
7. “Zheng Shi Rising” (Soldiers Inc.™)
8. “Sparta – War of Empires” (main theme)
9. “Stormfall” (main theme from Stormfall: Age of War®)
10. “Barbarians & Dragons” (Stormfall: Age of War®)
11. “Soldiers Inc.” (main theme)

Music samples from “Five Worlds of Plarium” are streaming on SoundCloud and the album is available for order at Sumthing.com. Follow the album’s release and conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #5WorldsOfPlarium.

Plarium is dedicated to creating the best mobile and social experience for hardcore gamers worldwide. Their popular titles include Total Domination®, Pirates: Tides of Fortune™, Stormfall: Age of War®, Soldiers Inc.™, Sparta: War of Empires™, Total Domination: Reborn™ and Stormfall: Rise of Balur™ for iOS/Android. For more information, visit: http://plarium.com.

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