7Hz Productions in conjunction with Microsoft and 343 Industries will release the ‘Halo 4 Original Soundtrack’ on CD and digital format. This will be followed two weeks later on November 6th with the release of a limited and individually numbered special edition box set containing the original OST, a 14 track remix album, a one hour DVD on the making of Halo 4 music, including unique behind the scenes footage, a 48 page book containing exclusive art and Neil Davidge’s track production notes plus a unique Master Chief signed art print and T shirt Avatar!
Some of the biggest and best electronic producers in the world including Gui Boratto, Caspa and Sander Van Doorn deliver inspired re-workings; far from generic run-of-the-mill dancefloor fodder, every remixer has clearly been inspired by the stunning musicality and inventiveness of the source material, as they’ve pulled-out the stops, bringing adventurous and original versions to the table.
The Halo 4 Original Soundtrack Remixes will no-doubt appeal to ‘Halo’ fans and dance music heads alike, as Davidge’s original remixes are taken into both cerebral and dancefloor-friendly new directions, augmented with further sonic mastery.
Major-league producer/DJ Gui Boratto takes dramatic soundtrack opener ‘Awakening’ into a lush, deep house territory, and the UKF-endorsed post-dubsteppers KOAN Sound maintain the string-lead hue of ‘Green and Blue’, whilst delivering an expansive, symphonic gem.
Dubstep don Caspa works ‘Ascendancy’ in to a steroid-pumped, chrome-plated military monster, and Hundred Waters add vocals to ‘Haven’, turning in a piece of inspired, cinematic folktronica.
The Influential US DJ Skee teams up wity THX, who both shape the choral chants of ‘Revival’ into a masterful, leftfield-bass-sound-collage. Matt Lange turns ‘Ascendancy’ into a snarling breakbeat monster and Alvin Risk builds ‘Nemesis’ into a mentalist, maximal electro behemoth.
James Iha, guitarist and co-founder of The Smashing Pumpkins takes ‘Foreshadow’ down a dark and sinister post- rock route and Davidge himself teams up with Apocalyptica (three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer) to revisit ‘The Beauty Of Cortana’ with explosive results.
This album marks the first time a new composer has taken the reins for the series’ musical score since the launch of the original Halo game more than a decade ago. With his world-class career pedigree Neil Davidge was a wise choice, as he’s the man responsible for either co writing, producing or sonically realizing music by Massive Attack, David Bowie, Snoop Dog, Damon Albarn, Primal Scream, Elizabeth Fraser and Mos Def.
The pricing for the soundtracks are as followed;
‘Halo 4’ Original Soundtrack (available in physical CD and digital formats):
· Available for standalone purchase of £9.99 (CD) and £7.99 (download), the ‘Halo 4’ Original Soundtrack features 15 themes from Neil Davidge.
· In addition, ‘Halo’ fans who purchase a physical copy of the CD Original Soundtrack will receive a free download voucher for three exclusive remix tracks and three additional Davidge tracks not included on the soundtrack but featured in the ‘Halo 4’ game. These game pieces will not be available on any other platform other than through the physical CD purchase.
‘Halo 4’ Original Soundtrack List and Titles (CD & Digital):
1. Awakening / 2. Belly Of The Beast / 3. Requiem / 4. Legacy / 5. Faithless / 6. Nemesis 7. Haven / 8. Ascendancy / 9. Solace / 10. To Galaxy / 11. Immaterial / 12. 117 / 13. Arrival / 14. Revival / 15. Green And Blue
‘Halo 4’ Special Digital Original Soundtrack
· The Special Digital Original Soundtrack features the full content of the Original Soundtrack, a digital booklet, as well as six bonus remix tracks composed by Neil Davidge and remixed as follows: ‘To Galaxy (Sander Van Doorn & Julian Jordan Remix)’, ‘Awakening (Gui Boratto Remix)’, ‘Revival (DJ Skee & THX Remix)’, ‘Ascendancy (Caspa Remix)’, ‘Requiem (Bobby Tank Remix)’ and ‘The Beauty of Cortana (Apocalyptica vs. Neil Davidge Remix)’.
‘Halo 4’ Special Edition 2-Disc Box Set
· Available for preorder today for £49.99, the ‘Halo 4’ Special Edition Box Set includes:
o ‘Halo 4’ Original Soundtrack Cd
o ‘Halo 4’ 14-track remix album Cd
o Exclusive “Making of ‘Halo 4’ Music” DVD containing over 60 minutes of unique behind the scenes footage, interviews and recording sessions from Abbey Road
o Exclusive 48 page hardcover book on the ‘Making of ‘Halo 4’ Music’ featuring production and composition notes from Neil Davidge plus exclusive exclusive artwork images
o Exclusive and unique Master Chief art print signed by Neil Davidge
o Exclusive 180g heavy weight 12” Vinyl Full color Picture Disk of Master Chief and Cortana in a uniquely designed Sleeve bag
o Exclusive Avatar T-Shirt download (Male & Female)
o The first 5000 orders will all be individually numbered in a limited series and personalized by Neil Davidge
Preorder at: http://halowaypoint.com/halo4soundtrack
Format and price information also available at www.halo4soundtrack.com