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Volume Original Soundtrack Available Now

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Volume, the new game from Thomas Was Alone creator, Mike Bithell, is out now and it’s accompanied by an elaborate and eclectic soundtrack from David Housden. The game is a near-future, sci-fi retelling of Robin Hood with a stark visual style and stealth-based gameplay but the music harkens back to something a little more medieval.

“By juxtaposing period instrumentation with more contemporary cinematic elements and ambiences, I created something which hopefully compliments the visuals of the game at face value, as well as alluding to its roots in the past,” says David Housden.

“Recordings taken from banging swords and suits of armor [at Sherwood Forest] make up a lot of the percussion, and we even went as far as to go to an archery range and record a variety of sounds from the flight of an arrow, to the impacts on targets, in order to create some unique cinematic sound design potential.”

The press release elaborately calls it a fusion of “medieval instrumentation, with contemporary percussive beds and synths, post-rock type ambiances and cinematic grandeur.” I haven’t played the game yet but that’s a fitting description of the samples and clips I’ve heard so far.

You can check out the full title track above or pick up the album now on Steam (along with the game), Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes or stream it on Spotify and Apple Music.

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