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Here’s our selection of video game soundtracks released in February 2022.

This is a non-exhaustive list without any classification hierarchy. We invite you to discover new soundtracks that will brighten up your day! 🙂

It’s here, it’s almost spring! Hoping these soundtracks will brighten up your day 😀


Horizon Forbidden West: A Powerful, Deep and Surprising Soundtrack

Composers: Joris De Man, Niels van der Leest, The Flight, Oleska Lozowchuk

Horizon Forbidden West is a game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It’s an action RPG game that takes place six months after the previous installment: Horizon Zero Dawn. In this post-apocalyptic action game, you will embody Aloy, an intelligent and agile young fighter whom you will follow during all her trials.

On the music side, the soundtrack is in good hands since we find Joris De Man (Velocity 2X, Killzone 3, Horizon Zero Dawn…) as well as Niels van der Leest (Phoenix II, SkyWorld VR…) but also The Flight (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Horizon Zero Dawn…) and Oleska Lozowchuk (FIFA 21, FIFA 20…) at the controls. These 4 composers, except Oleska Lozowchuk, were able to work together on “Horizon Zero Dawn” with a powerful, deep and surprising soundtrack. Coming back to Forbidden West, it’s quite simply a tremendous amount of work that has been done. Moreover, the music is very hypnotic thanks to the use of pads and its cinematic orchestral universe.

We absolutely fell in love with the song, “Echo of You” composed by Oleska Lozowchuk featuring Melissa R. Kaplan!

Here are two making-of videos with the project’s sound team:

To listen to the soundtrack:


Dying Light 2: Stay Human, To the Delight of Your Ears

Composer: Olivier Derivière

Dying Light 2: Stay Human is an RPG-style FPS, brought to life in an open world, published and developed by Techland. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world infested with zombies. This game begins 15 years after the events of Dying Light, with new protagonist, Aiden Caldwell.

The game’s soundtrack was released on February 4, 2022 and was composed by Olivier Derivière. The album goes from orchestral to electro, to the delight of your ears.

We can find the work of this composer on other great games such as Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (2013), Vampyr (2018) or A Plague Tale: Innocence (2019). The London Contemporary Orchestra group collaborated with Olivier Derivière on this magnificent album recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studio.

The recording of the main theme song, “Run, Jump, Fight”, is available as a making-of video on the YouTube channel, “Dying Light“. See below ⬇️

We particularly appreciated the melancholy of the acoustic guitar solo on the track, “The Night Runners“, featuring the London Contemporary Orchestra.

To listen/buy the soundtrack:

The Vinyl Edition HERE


Infernax, An Atmosphere of a Retro Arcade Room

Composers: Jason Létourneau’s, Jules ‘FamilyJules’ Conroy and Olivier Couillard

Infernax is a game developed by Berzeck Studio and published by The Arcade Crew. This retro game plays out like a side-scroller with multiple endings based on player decisions. Like any good RPG, Infernax is a game where you can unlock new powers, or even EXP to get extra HP.

To accompany the story of this great knight in his native land, a magnificent soundtrack was composed by 3 artists. We find the 2 Quebecers, Jason Létourneau’s and Olivier Couillard, as well as the American, Jules Conroy, alias FamilyJules. With the help of their music, we’re directly immersed in an atmosphere of a retro arcade room.

The music of these 3 artists fits perfectly with the retro, pixelated aestheticism of this game. The “chiptunes” sounds bring back excellent memories, and a burning desire to bust out your old console lying in the back of the attic, covered in dust.

We particularly appreciated the piece, “Prepare for the Worse“, composed by Jules Conroy with crazy arpeggios.

To listen/buy the soundtrack:

Jules Conroy Tracks
Olivier Couillard Tracks
Jason Létourneau’s Tracks

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Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, An Orchestral Style Soundtrack

Composers: Maclaine Diemer, Michael Choi, Sojin Ryn, Andi Roselund, Bryan Atkinson, Lena Raine, Joyce Kwon, Steve Pardo

Developed and published by ArenaNet, Guild Wars 2: End of dragons is the extension of the MMORPG of the same name: Guild Wars 2. The story takes place 250 years after the events in the first game.

Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons is the third expansion for Guild Wars 2, the much-acclaimed MMORPG. The cycle of dragons, which has made Tyria live and suffer for generations, seems to be coming to an end. End of Dragons takes place in the Cantha Empire, which players had already discovered in Guild Wars Factions fifteen years ago. The extension now offers four main areas to explore and discover a new story.

Pour ce qui est de la bande son, on dénote Maclaine Diemer (lead composer) Michael Choi, Sojin Ryn, Andi Roselund, Bryan Atkinson, Lena Raine (Celeste…), Joyce Kwon et Steve Pardo aux commandes. Cette B.O a été enregistrée au studio “Ocean Way Nashville” avec des musiciens japonais et américains pour donner un maximum de diversité à cette OST. Maclaine Diemer nous a concocté une B.O sur un style orchestral mélangeant les instruments japonais et les percussions. Ci-dessous, il nous raconte la création de la bande originale avec son équipe ⬇️

As for the soundtrack, we have Maclaine Diemer (lead composer) Michael Choi, Sojin Ryn, Andi Roselund, Bryan Atkinson, Lena Raine (Celeste…), Joyce Kwon and Steve Pardo at the controls. This soundtrack was recorded at the “Ocean Way Nashville” studio with Japanese and American musicians to bring maximum diversity to this soundtrack. Maclaine Diemer has concocted an orchestral style soundtrack for us, mixing Japanese instruments and percussion. Below, he tells us about the creation of the soundtrack with his team.

Le thème principal du jeu nous a directement envoûté et séduit.

The main theme song of the game immediately bewitched and seduced us.

Itunes

Pre-order Vinyl Edition HERE