read the news // live the culture
CultureMusic

Album review: Halo 4 Original Soundtrack

  Thursday 11th October 2012

On October 22nd two versions of the Halo 4 soundtrack will be released. Recorded at Abbey Road, and composed by Neil Davidge, the standard edition will include 15 tracks from the game’s score available in physical and digital formats.

Halo 4 The Soundtrack is released October 22nd.

The second edition 2 disc box-set includes the original soundtrack and a 14-track remix album, over 70 minutes of behind the scenes footage, interviews and recording sessions, a hardcover book featuring production and composition notes plus exclusive artwork. The box-set also comes with a Neil Davidge signed print.

Neil Davidge, the man responsible for producing music for Massive Attack, David Bowie and Primal Scream, has created this stunning orchestral/electronic soundtrack that is likely to mirror the success of the game. It’s cinematically captivating and engrosses tension from the thundering action of Faithless to the serrated grates of Ascendancy.

Davidge enlisted a 16-person hand-picked male tenor/bass choir, 10 females from the London Bulgarian Choir and a full 50 piece orchestra to create these emotional widescreen soundscapes.

This breath-taking album stands as a flawless effort, and one of the most important and soaring soundtracks to date.

Verdict: •••

Naomi Couper

The sound track can be pre-ordered at Halo Waypoint.

 

More about the author


Share this story


  • Pin It
  • Share on Google+
  • Reddit
  • Stumble
  • LinkedIn

Latest related

Exposure at Imitate Modern | Exhibition review
Exposure at Imitate Modern

Located on Marylebone high street, Imitate Modern poses as a space where emerging artists are able to create a [read more]

In Lambeth at Southwark Playhouse | Theatre review
In Lambeth at Southwark Playhouse

With the American and French revolutions serving as a backdrop to this philosophical, political and religious play, [read more]

Dodos, book swapping and what we’ve lost: an interview with author Steve Stack
Dodos, book swapping and what we’ve lost: an interview with author Steve Stack

Steve Stack is the author of the joyful, ticklishly funny bolt down memory lane 21st Century Dodos. The book is a [read more]

17 at the Finborough | Theatre review
17 at the Finborough

Scott’s whole world is overturned when his mum dies. So are the worlds of Lisa, Daniel and Leo, the family who take [read more]

Oscar and the Wolf at Birthdays | Live review
Oscar and the Wolf at Birthdays

As a bright-eyed, spotty teenager a free live gig often meant seeing a friend’s band play in your local pub’s [read more]

Archives