Dziś na bandcampie kompozytora ukazała się muzyka z "Banner Saga 2":
1. An Oath, Until The End 01:05
2. The World is Breaking 03:36
3. Faces to the Wind 01:32
4. Minds like Streams and Streams like Minds 01:58
5. A Path through the Skies 03:59
6. Under the Black Banner 02:11
7. Only Snow can Shield the Sun 02:30
8. Blades Yearn for Courageous Blood 02:31
9. Promises of Sanctuary 01:25
10. The Endlessly Grasping Bogs 03:04
11. Descended from Fire 01:11
12. Dragons in the Mud 02:40
13. Deep into the Rocks 01:19
14. Even the Trees can Smell your Blood 04:11
15. To the Skies 01:00
16. Children of the Fallen 01:13
17. Broken Shells 01:42
18. From the Shouting Rocks, his Eyes finally Opened 03:23
19. Paths Part 02:05
20. The Twilight Flight 02:24
21. With Eyes to the Endless Sun 02:27
22. Walls like Mountains 02:17
23. More Stars Tonight than Last Night 01:10
24. Threads Unweave 06:33
25. Our Steps, To the Night 03:16
Disc length 60:42
THE BANNER SAGA is one of my favorite things to have ever been part of, but despite that approaching the sequel was a huge challenge. It was the first sequel I've ever scored, and so reconciling old ideas with new ones proved tricky. Add to that that the game is actually pretty different based on how the first one ended (who fired the arrow???), and that has implications for the score and the need to capture multiple perspectives (or in some cases, compose entirely alternate cues).
As ever though, in the end, it was a joy and privilege to work on. The wonderful Stoic Studio prove to be the perfect collaborators yet again; they simultaneously push me and yet remain quite hands-off. While conducting the recording sessions I kept frequently thinking "I can't believe they okay'd this!"
One last note about the performers: I was very lucky to have two new major additions to our Banner this time out. The orchestra itself came in the form of the Colorado Symphony, my hometown orchestra, recorded in their native Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver. How giddy I felt standing there recording this in a place I visited many times as a kid.
Also, adding to the splendid vocal work of Malukah and Peter Hollens, comes a phenomenal Icelandic band called Árstíðir. These four musicians are world class. I discovered them on YouTube and became an instant fan. I bought all their albums and then proceeded to stalk them until they agreed to sing on the score. The various icelandic war chants and anthems, and of course the final song "Our Steps, To the Night" are simply unfathomable without them.
Of course, capping it all off I am once more honored to have Taylor Davis grounding the winds and brass with her lone violin.
Music composed, conducted and produced by Austin Wintory
Performed by the Colorado Symphony
Árstíðir – vocals
Taylor Davis – violin
Peter Hollens – vocals
Malukah – vocals
Holly Sedillos – vocals
Noah Gladstone – bukkehorn
Mike Neimietz – prepared electric guitar
Randin Graves – didgeridoo
Accordion – Austin Wintory
Orchestrations - Susie Seiter and Austin Wintory
MIDI transcription - M.R. Miller
Copyist – Steven Juliani Music
Librarian for the Colorado Symphony – Joanne Goble
Score engineer and mixer – Steve Kempster
ProTools digital recordist and music editor – Kevin Globerman
Mix assistant – Jeff Gartenbaum
Score implementation – John Watson
Album Art: Arnie Jorgensen
Lyrics by Malukah and Austin Wintory
Translations by Andri Þór Sturluson
Special thanks: the incredible soloists, the musicians of the Colorado Symphony, my extraordinary crew (Susie, Steve, Kevin, Mike, Jeff), Anthony Pierce, Kyle Kamrath, Sarah Kovacs, Amin, my family and Meg.
And finally Stoic Studio for their incredible game design and fearless artistic vision. Onward to chapter 3!
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