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Game Composers Come Together for Benefit Soundtrack

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 Game Composers Come Together for Benefit Soundtrack

Novum Initium, features original compositions from great game composers, including Sam Hulick (Mass Effect), Gerard Marino (God of War), and Brian Tyler (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3), and many more. All proceeds from album sales will go to up-and-coming musicians, whose dedication to the art form they love often leaves them struggling to pay medical bills from injury and sickness. You can buy a digital track from various sites or if you are feeling lucky you can try to get 1 of 20 limited edition Autographed copies which are being auctioned off.

“There are many musicians who struggle with medical bills and making ends meet during tough times after dealing with unexpected health issues,” said Novum Initium co-producer Sam Hulick, who’s probably better known to gamers for his work on the Mass Effectsoundtracks. “We wanted to put together a special project to help our peers who are on that stressful road after recovery.”

“We reached out to our friends in the videogame industry and were overwhelmed with the response,” added co-producer Jason Graves, the composer of the Dead Space soundtrack. “As full-time composers, we are self-employed contractors and there’s no such thing as ‘time off’ or ‘paid vacation.’ If we don’t work, we don’t get paid. Medical bills can add up quickly. That’s the whole impetus behind the album.”

Here is the full list of tracks:

  • “Lionheart” – Sam Hulick (Mass Effect)
  • “Adagio Coda” – Brian Tyler (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3)
  • “Adrenaline” – Jason Graves (Dead Space)
  • “Awakened” – Otto Cate (MAG) & Aubrey Ashburn (Dragon Age)
  • “Underwood” – Inon Zur (The Lord of the Rings: War In The North)
  • “The Maelstrom” – Singlefrequency & Chad Seiter (Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony)
  • “Shadows And Light” – Trevor Morris (Army of Two)
  • “Chrysalis” – Neal Acree (World of Warcraft)
  • “Trouble In Chinatown” – Tom Salta (Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands)
  • “Dancing Outtakes” – Garry Schyman (BioShock)
  • “Versailles” – Ed Lima (Doom 3)
  • “Consequence” – Neil Goldberg (Shift 2: Unleashed)
  • “Lacus Turbatus” – Gerard Marino (God of War)
  • “Espionage” – Mark Griskey (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • “House Of The Vine” – Mick Gordon (Shift 2: Unleashed)
  • “The Left-Hand Path” – Cris Velasco & Sascha Dikiciyan (Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine)
  • “Bullseye” – Christopher Lennertz (Medal of Honor: European Assault) & Timothy Wynn (Red Faction: Guerrilla)
  • “I’m With You” – Jack Wall (Mass Effect) & Cindy Shapiro (Myst III: Exile)

Digital editions of Novum Initium will be available starting tomorrow, December 6, on Bandcamp, CDBaby.com, Amazon, iTunes and 7digital. For the more serious and deep-pocketed game music fan, 20 limited-edition CDs, autographed by the composers, are up for auction now on eBay. All proceeds will go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides financial assistance to musicians suffering from illness or disability. To find out more, hit up sweetrelief.com.

 Game Composers Come Together for Benefit Soundtrack

Luigi Guarnuccio

I am a Multimedia Gamer. I have been gaming all my life and it is my main source of inspiration for my work as a designer/developer.

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