Japanese Breakfast: Glider

The lead single from the forthcoming original soundtrack for the video game Sable, “Glider” by Japanese Breakfast (aka musician and author Michelle Zauner) entrances through mystical instrumentals and beautiful, call-to-adventure vocals. Zauner composed all 32 songs on the soundtrack, noting that she “wanted the main themes to recall iconic works of Joe Hisaishi and Alan Menken, to fill the listener with the childlike wonder of …

Premiere: “One Year Hence” by Daniel Hart

The composer and violinist's haunting single from The Green Knight soundtrack

As anticipation surges for the 30 July release of auteur David Lowery’s epic Arthurian adaptation, The Green Knight, from independent media company A24, LA-based composer and violinist Daniel Hart‘s aural introduction to the soundtrack comes by way of the haunting debut single, “One Year Hence.” The track alone is a thriller—an unsettling atmospheric immersion that grips listeners from start to finish. From eerie orchestration to harrowing choral punctuation, it’s an …

Cambridge University Announces “The Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music”

Cambridge University will publish The Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music, a “comprehensive, up-to-date survey of video game music,” online this March, and a print edition will follow shortly after. Academics and gamers will contribute to the effort, which aims to assess the sonic contributions games have made in popular culture. Edited by Tim Summers and Melanie Fritsch, the book strives to be a formal …