Jupiter & Mars soundtrack comes vinyl this summer!
Digital version available through bandcamp beginning april 22, 2019; other digital services beginning early may
To commemorate the release of PlayStation 4 VR-compatible Jupiter & Mars , Brave Wave has teamed up with Tigertron to bring the Jupiter & Mars original soundtrack to Bandcamp, iTunes and streaming services, as well as vinyl!
When the Tigertron team set out to create the soundtrack for Jupiter & Mars, an underwater adventure game starring two dolphins, they wanted to leave an impression, and that meant moving away from the type of music one might find in a nature documentary, as beautiful as that may be. Instead, the team had to be very specific about the kind of soundtrack it created for the game's ruined future Earth.
Therefore, Tigertron enlisted Jon Atkinson, touring drummer with Howard Jones and Kim Wilde, multi-instrumentalist and TV and film composer. Jon’s enthusiasm and breadth of experience would make for a versatile collaborator to develop Jupiter & Mars’ soundtrack.
Result: the Jupiter & Mars Original Soundtrack, or as its alternate title states, an audio specimen of future Earth vol. 1. A primarily electronic listening experience, save for a lone acoustic guitar making a special appearance midway through the album, the Tigertron team felt it would be more interesting to create an electronic score to match all of the sounds in the game, which are completely synthesized. Finding inspiration in the synthetic film scores of Wendy Carlos’ Tron and Vangelis’ Blade Runner soundtracks, in vintage analogue synths, and in the sound design of Ben Burtt, this approach to audio, married with the deep blue neon visuals of Jupiter & Mars’ underwater world, makes for a harmonic pairing of sights and sounds.
The team also enlisted Tokyo songbird, Nami Miyahara, to provide lead vocals to the game’s theme song “(We Are) Shooting Stars”, which can both be seen and heard in the accompanying video on the Bandcamp page. While it certainly works well in-game, the album as a standalone experience makes for an intoxicating, atmospheric listen, from beginning to end, on the sound system of your choice.
So sit back, relax, and soak in the deep ocean tones of Jupiter & Mars.
Jupiter & Mars (Original Soundtrack) on digital retails for US$15.00 through Bandcamp. iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and other services will begin from early May. The 2-LP vinyl edition retails for US$35.00 and is now available to pre-order from Fangamer; it is scheduled to ship in early September.
Jupiter & Mars (Original Soundtrack) Tracklist
Descending Into Darkness
Descending Into Chaos
Descending Into Dreams
Ghosts Of The Past
Cities and Consequences
Lord Of The Deep
To Be With You Again
(We Are) Shooting Stars
Enter The Vortex
Jupiter and Mars
A Mother's Child
And Suddenly He Was Gone
Keep Your Wits About Yours