The composer’s first video game soundtrack.
To coincide with the release of surreal adventure game Sole, music label Materia Collective has announced the game’s soundtrack is also available now.
Sole’s soundtrack is composed by Nabeel Ansari and marks the composer’s debut video game project. The 14-track album comprises orchestral pieces with additional performances by Kristin Naigus, Laura Intravia, Michaela Nachtigall, Ryan Thompson, Tiggs, and Doug Perry.
In Sole, players take on the role of a lone source of light in a conversely dark world. Players will be exploring “the remnants of great cities and discover the history of an ancient civilisation” as they attempt to “restore life to an abandoned world,” reads the game description on the developer’s website.
“Writing the score to Sole has been a long personal journey, and very much parallels the narrative mechanic of the game itself,” Ansari explained. “The direction and tone have changed drastically throughout the five year process, ironically settling back onto the initial vision we had long ago, which was to create a work paying tribute to the renaissance of aesthetic-driven or ‘art’ games like Journey, whose composer, Austin Wintory, served as a mentor to me throughout the scoring process.
“I also delved deep into my personal philosophy, re-examining my notions of artistic merit, originality, perfectionism, and self-acceptance,” he said. “I think I definitely needed those many years of growth and self-discovery in order to finally make the full circle and make this score my own.”
The Sole soundtrack is available now from digital outlets such as Amazon Music, Bandcamp, Google Play and iTunes, as well as streaming services including Apple Music, Deezer, Napster, Spotify, and TIDAL.
Developed and published by Gossamer Games, Sole is available now for Xbox One, macOS, and Windows.