We're absolutely thrilled to announce that Jess' soundtrack to So Let Us Melt will be available on vinyl and CD as well as digital download, courtesy of our friends over at Black Screen Records.
The special edition vinyl will come as a blue/orange 180g double in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve with original artwork by Atomhawk (who were also responsible for the Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture vinyl artwork) with a lovely spot varnish on the front cover and liner notes by creative director Dan Pinchbeck. All songs have been specially remastered for vinyl and will be pressed on audiophile 180g blue and orange vinyl. The packaging also includes a free download code that enables the customer to download the mp3s via Bandcamp. All pre-orders start shipping in late September.
Jess says “Recording this soundtrack was such a special experience for me - it was amazing to be back at the world-renowned AIR studios with many of the same musicians and choir members who sang on Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. My previous soundtracks have had such a wonderful reaction and I’m hoping that this one will prove just as well-received. So Let Us Melt is very different to Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, but I’m so proud of it - I think it will surprise and delight fans in equal measure. I am thrilled that So Let Us Melt is being released on vinyl and CD and I am just completely in love with the artwork that Atomhawk have produced for the album. Sometimes things just align to make something really special and that’s definitely the case with So Let Us Melt. I can’t wait to get this one out into the world."
(and we're going to get her to do a special blog post all about the recording sessions - watch this space for details).
You don't need me to tell you how special Jess' music is, and what an event a new Jessica Curry soundtrack is for gaming. What I am going to say though, is that this one is really something. It moves through wonder and joy to shock and melancholy, amazement and mystery. It captures the playful energy of the singing machines as they make friends and build the world together; the epic drama of a story that spans an entire world and over ten million years. It is bright and brilliant at one moment, raw and hollow the next. It is full of hope and awe and a wonderful energy that sees Jess evolve beyond the moody atmospherics of Dear Esther and the pastoral beauty of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture to something fresh and deeply original. So Let Us Melt fuses choral traditions with contemporary minimalism, joyful and moving string and harp with playful electronics and samples. In So Let Us Melt, we hear a composer utterly at ease with her own unique and developing voice, breaking beyond themes and accents to create a sonic journey that perfectly captures the bittersweet wonder and myth-building of the game. This is an album full of warmth and life and it is unlike any other soundtrack you will hear this year.
Music has always been right at the core of our games. In some ways, So Let Us Melt is like a VR concept album, and that's really new and exciting. We're deeply proud of the music on this game- it's so far above and beyond anything else you will hear on mobile VR (and pretty head and shoulders above most game music, period). Even if you don't have a Daydream VR, you can still experience the story through the soundtrack.
The OST will be available to order on Thursday 21st September and it's limited edition only, so make sure you bag a copy early. Head over to our friends at Black Screen Records to grab it!