Une des grandes qualités d'Austin Wintory, c'est d'être parfois là où on ne l'attend pas. Sur un jeu vidéo qui a pour objectif de se dérouler dans un monde ouvert et massivement en ligne, on aura vite fait de l'imaginer partir dans des orchestrations symphoniques. Or, la bande-originale d'Absolver, ce n'est pas ça : c'est le contraire puisqu'elle tient majoritairement sur quelques guitares (et autres instruments traditionnels). C'est génial ! La vie y est un combat, le combat y est une danse.
Favorite track: The Madness of Kuretz.
Courtesy of Laced Records (www.lacedrecords.com), the full soundtrack to ABSOLVER, signed by me (Austin Wintory). Unsigned copies are also available via Laced's site (along with CD's!).
Shipping is a bit pricey on this to ensure high quality, insured shipping, with tracking numbers, since I don't have any replacement inventory. Shipment will begin when inventory arrives (probably in October or November)
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Courtesy of Laced Records (www.lacedrecords.com), the full soundtrack to ABSOLVER, signed by me (Austin Wintory). Unsigned copies are available via Laced's site (along with vinyl!).
Shipping is a bit pricey on this to ensure high quality, insured shipping, with tracking numbers, since I don't have any replacement inventory. Shipment will begin when inventory arrives (hopefully in October or November)
"The first time Austin and I talked about Absolver, what was supposed to be a quick introduction call ended up being a discussion of almost three hours covering all aspects of Absolver, from the lore and fantasy to the minute details of gameplay. One thing I said to Austin that day was "Absolver is a combat game that's about making friends"; I think it was the first time I had said it that way, and it stuck with us, because it really encapsulated the duality of the game, where combat is not always antagonistic, but can also be a friendly dance between two sparring partners who want to teach each other new attacks and techniques.
We also discussed the fact that the music needed to feel "out of this world", and "out of time", sending players to a foreign land, with it's own magical and human rules, to be discovered progressively. All this drove the creation of the music for Absolver, as we iterated and experimented for over a year, finding the tones and colors that would define the soundtrack. It has been an amazing journey, and I am very happy with the final result. I hope you enjoy this soundtrack as much as I do!"
- Pierre Tarno
Creative Director, Sloclap
I can’t much improve on Pierre’s comments above; working on this game was a great joy and rewarding challenge. The directive was to always try and approach the Martial Arts genre with some kind of twist, and free experimentation was always encouraged. As usual, I am very grateful to my core of musicians who facilitated this mad science, in this case Tom Strahle for the many guitar and guitar-like plucky things he endlessly shredded, and Kristin Naigus for her seemingly bottomless pit of flutes, reeds and other windy noisemakers.
It’s also worth mentioning the wonderful, surprise collaboration with RZA. A true hip hop legend, most probably don’t know about his many forays into other media and genres, including both film and video game music! He’s also a huge fan and expert on Martial Arts films and so he was drawn to this game like a moth to a flame. Co-creating the finale, “Risryn, Rogue Absolver” was a wild 11th hour twist and I can’t thank him enough for his great ideas and collaborative spirit.
released August 29, 2017
Music by Austin Wintory
Tom Strahle: Various guitars, mandolin, banjo, dobro, electric bass
Kristin Naigus: bansuri and English horn
Produced, mixed and programmed by Austin Wintory
Album mastered by Steve Kempster
Special thanks: Pierre Tarno and SloClap, Nigel Lowrie and Devolver Digital, John Watson, Aymeric Schwartz and Arnold Noble, Danny Kelleher and Laced Records, Sarah Kovacs and the gang at KEM, Angela Bermúdez, and RZA.
This trombone quartet, composed by my dear friend Jeremy Howard Back, won the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award and couldn't be more deserving. This is a piece of RAW POWER. Just get it ... Austin Wintory