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Marty O'Donnell's Musical Prequel to Golem, ECHOES OF THE FIRST DREAMER Available

Marty O’Donnell’s Musical Prequel to Golem, ECHOES OF THE FIRST DREAMER Available

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Sumthing Else Music Works and independent game studio Highwire Games have released the vinyl edition of “Echoes of the First Dreamer: The Musical Prequel To Golem,” the new visionary album from Halo and Destiny composer Marty O’Donnell. The LP is released on classic 180g black vinyl and presented in a deluxe gatefold package.

Written for piano and orchestra, “Echoes of the First Dreamer: The Musical Prequel To Golem” is not the soundtrack to Highwire’s forthcoming exclusive PlayStation VR game Golem – it is a musical prequel; composed, arranged and recorded as an independent work that introduces audiences to the world and themes of Golem.

“For a composer, a prequel album is an interesting challenge because, unlike a traditional soundtrack, it cannot lean on the listener’s memories and experiences from the game. It needs to stand alone and have its own independent emotional journey. At the same time, it must relate to Golem‘s tone and world.

The story of Golem is more intimate — it’s about a small family living on the outskirts of a fallen city so I chose to work with a somewhat lighter ensemble than I have in the past: a piano, chamber orchestra and harp. But I wrote them all at the piano and it was interesting how the emotional impact of a piece would evolve from the original piano solo to the fully orchestrated version.” – Marty O’Donnell, Composer

The new vinyl album is currently available on Amazon, along with digital and CD formats.

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