“Bamboo. Plants. Clay plots. Gravel. These might seem like odd choices for instruments under normal circumstances, but for Far Cry Primal’s BAFTA-Award winning composer, they were perfect. Jason Graves reached deep into humanity’s musical past to craft a soundtrack that would not only enhance the experience of playing through Primal’s Stone Age setting, but also immerse players deeper into central character Takkar’s personal journey to survive and rebuild his life.”
SpaceLab 9 and Ubisoft have teamed up for a special, limited edition release of Jason’s score to Far Cry Primal. The double LP set is also available with the “Cave Painting” Multi-Color Variant – a SpaceLab9.com exclusive.
Jason’s newest score is for Farlands – an exclusive game bundled with every Oculus Rift and developed by the in-house team at Oculus. An official soundtrack with over an hour of original music is available on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify.
“Get ready for an emotionally provocative soundtrack made out of wood, bones, rocks and sweat – this is what a mammoth rushing at you would sound like! Jason’s music will put you in that visceral zone, leaving no choice but to survive and fight!” – Simon Landry, Music Supervisor, Ubisoft Purchase on iTunes here.
Ubisoft has released an official track from Far Cry Primal on their YouTube channel. The final soundtrack will contain two hours of original music. Listen to “The Heart of Oros” here.
Sony has officially announced Jason as the composer for their biggest release of 2015, The Order: 1886. A digital copy of the soundtrack will be included with both the Premium and Collector’s Editions of the game. The complete score is over two hours long, spanning three years of music production. Watch the behind the scenes video, “Orchestrating The Order: 1886.”
“The audio in games is sort of an unsung hero. Done well, it enhances a game’s atmosphere without distracting you from the action. Today we’re talking with Jason Graves for his thoughts on game audio and what it was like to compose music for Evolve.” Read the interview.
“At the dawning of a new era, what better time to look back upon the musical high points across nearly a decade of games. It’s tough to narrow it down to a select few (or twenty), but here goes… Maestro, if you please!” The Soundtrack to a Generation.
Jason is appearing on ABC National News to chat about what makes music truly scary. The segment is scheduled for 1:15 pm EST on Halloween, October 31 and will include selections from his scores to Tomb Raider and Dead Space. It will also be available online at ABCnews.com.
Jason has teamed up with Spotify’s Trends Export Shanon Cook and UCLA professors to create “Music To Your Fears” – a exclusive Halloween-themed playlist for Spotify listeners.
Jason’s chilling score for the next installment of the Dead Space series is now available in the iTunes store and on Amazon.com.