Dead Space 2 has been nominated for “Best Sound” at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards. The awards ceremony takes place Wednesday, March 7.
MPR’s Emily Reese has named Jason’s score to Dead Space 2 one of the Best Video Game Soundtracks of 2011. “Jason managed to write music for a game that doesn’t remotely sound like it came from one. Dead Space 2 is hauntingly beautiful.” Read the complete review.
Jason has received four nominations from Square Enix’s Annual Game Music Awards 2011 – “Best Score” nominations for Dead Space 2 and Heroes VI plus “Outstanding Contribution by Composer” and “Outstanding Contribution by Ensemble” for Lacrimosa from Dead Space 2.
“There’s a four-note tune that’s forever fading in and out of Dead Space 2. An eerie little melody that’ll lodge itself in your head and refuse to leave. Its notes? D-E-A-D. We sat down with composer Jason Graves for a new take on the horror game of the generation.” Read the Computer and Video Games article.
“The Feed received a subspace transmission from Jason Graves, where he talks about what went into creating the terrifying music for Dead Space 2, answers several of our readers’ questions and reveals the very appropriate sequence of notes which make up Isaac Clarke’s theme.” Read the interview.
“On Friday January 21, composer Jason Graves will be a special guest at Electronic Arts’ press event Dead Space Exposed at The Crypt in Clerkenwell, London. Graves will conduct the world premiere of his string quartet concerto, “Lacrimosa”, from Dead Space 2 with musicians from the London Philharmonia. The performance will be followed by a talk where he will discuss scoring the Dead Space franchise.
“As it turns out, setting the bar high was just the beginning! Jason Graves discusses his bold, new score for the Dead Space franchise…” Read the complete interview.
The official Dead Space 2 soundtrack is now available on Amazon. You can also listen to samples of each track in mp3 format. Download the official soundtrack.
The Collector’s Edition is now available for pre-order on Amazon and at local game stores. It includes sixty minutes of exclusive music from Jason’s score (including thirty minutes not available on the official soundtrack), plus a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the music, including footage from the scoring sessions and an interview with Jason. Order the Collector’s Edition.
“Dead Space has a fantastic score. The eerie tunes that perforate the game are quite memorable. We had a chance to talk to Jason about his new work on the highly anticipated Dead Space 2. His work is powerful and dare we say, visceral?” Read the interview.