This year, Lakeshore Records has curated a new playlist of select tracks featuring score cues by the world’s top and rising women composers! You may already know most of these talented individuals who have made a name for themselves in the film, television, and video game music worlds. You may have missed their latest soundtrack releases. In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2022, we invite you to take a listen and hopefully end up on a deep dive of discovery through these incredible composers’ discographies as this Spotify playlist is by no means a complete picture of all they have to offer. What soundtracks have you rediscovered below?
Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner’s score to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Original Game Soundtrack) is available now on 2xLP vinyl! There is no time better time than now to get your loved ones this record in time for the holidays! As a reminder, vinyl often sells out fast on the Lakeshore Records webshop (US deliveries). Don’t miss out on this double LP variant in Red with Yellow Splatter and Teal with Black Smoke! Details below.
What is your favorite video game soundtrack of the year?
You read that right: Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner’s dedicated vinyl release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Original Game Soundtrack is available now at retailers! If you need further motivation, we have all the details for you.
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Lakeshore Records in partnership with Ubisoft are set to release Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Original Game Soundtrack in a limited edition gatefold sleeve double album in “Red with Yellow Splatter” and “Teal with Black Smoke” vinyl featuring music by BAFTA Award-winning Danish music artist Jesper Kyd, the beloved composer of the Ezio trilogy as well as the first Assassin’s Creed Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner, the celebrated composer, musician, and producer of the acclaimed scores to Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Unity. The albums also feature vocal contributions by Norwegian musician Einar Selvik. The album will be released on May 28 and available at major retailers.
Its music, which Kyd and Schachner created alongside collaborator Einar Selvik (also of the traditionally rooted, Nordic folk act Wardruna), reflects Valhalla’s grandiosity. – Bandcamp
Bandcamp recently caught up with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla composers Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner to talk about the unique instrumentation used and how the music was created to instill the many memorable music moments in the best-selling open-world game from Ubisoft! We learn how all three artists (including Einar Selvik) collaborated across three countries to produce this hit video game soundtrack that has been all the rage since its October 2020 release via Lakeshore Records and Ubisoft Music. We also learn about Sarah Schachner’s childhood fascination with Vikings – it’s quite a story that brings her involvement full-circle with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla! Check out the full interview now at Bandcamp.
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