Alan Wake OST composed by yours truly is finally, officially out – now. Get it from here:
Amazon (as a CD)
iTunes (link to USA iTunes Store)
and straight from Sumthing Digital.
So there. Unfortunately, for us Europeans, it’s Amazon.co.uk only.
Also, I have to notify that iTunes USA quite falsely advertises flute solo recordings also done by a guy with a same name, although we’re not even related. His recordings are top-notch as well, but be warned that it’s not me. I better charge him some royalties for promotion duties. 😀
Ok. While you’re there, try finding some concert organ stuff by Kalevi Kiviniemi as well, with a hint of Osmo Vänskä & Sinfonia Lahti thrown in for some Scandinavian taste. End of promotion.
SEMO (Square Enix Music Online) published a recently made interview by yours truly. Go check it out. Damn, that’s a long one.
Top Dollar PR announces it now officially: Alan Wake OST will be out soon, both as a digital download from iTunes and Sumthing Digital, and a physical CD as well for those who prefer to read the cd sleeve whilst listening to some great tunes.
There are 18 tracks total, some of which were taken from in-game music and meticulously edited into one piece of music – a challenge in itself, by the way – but everything seems to fit in, pretty nicely, I’d say. Some of the track still bring the tears to my eyes – even though I’ve heard them literally hundreds of times, first composing, then arranging, recording, mixing, playing AW… everyone making music knows what I’m talking about. As a composer/produces/engineer one-man-does-it-all combination I face the challenge of arguing with myself on artistic values over technical aspects, the stuff normal people usually do in a group, or with a team. But, I’d like to emphasize there never were any real problems, just some choices to be made.
Check the whole thing on the Top Dollar PR site.
According to Amazon.com, my Alan Wake Soundtrack will be finally released 20th July – which is pretty soon. I’ve heard the mastered files a few times on different sound systems and it sounds really damn good. Besides, it seems that the Amazon pricing is quite competitive, at least for a physical CD. Sometimes I feel a bit baffled about all the marketing and promotion stuff, as this link came my way by accident. Literally. I just clicked a wrong link. The usual “what the…” moment.
Also, Sumthing Digital has a link for the soundtrack download already (although the tracks aren’t yet available for download). They have also wisely included a listening station with enough audible clips to close a deal. 😉