Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games and Laced Records have teamed up to bring the music of Control to vinyl and digital. Fans can now pre-order a deluxe double LP featuring 16 tracks by co-composers BAFTA award-winning Petri Alanko (Alan Wake, Quantum Break) and G.A.N.G. award-winning Martin Stig Andersen (Limbo, INSIDE, Wolfenstein.) The soundtrack is also now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and more.
Developed by Remedy and published by 505 Games, Control is a supernatural third-person action-adventure game that challenges players to master a combination of abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments, while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world. The title was named “Action Game of the Year” at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences D.I.C.E. Awards and won Critics’ Choice at the 37th Annual Golden Joystick Awards. It was also named “Game of the Year 2019” by IGN, Game Informer, GamesRadar+, and many more. Control achieved a historical milestone when it was nominated in 11 categories at the 2020 BAFTA® Games Awards — the most nominations for a video game in The British Academy’s history.
Control has been showered with praise for its rich atmosphere, architecture, design, and immersive audio. The soundtrack team — comprising long-time Remedy collaborator Petri Alanko and Martin Stig Andersen — was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences D.I.C.E. Awards.)
Among other sonic experiments, Alanko recorded a coffeemaker and burned a piano in order to find unique sounds for his smouldering pieces for Control. Co-composer Andersen has also built a reputation as a dark wizard of audio, going to similarly extreme lengths to create and process sounds that add menace and depth to game worlds. The pair have created an unsettling and shadowy score that perfectly complements the mysterious setting of The Oldest House.
16 tracks, specially mastered for vinyl, will be pressed onto two audiophile-quality, heavyweight 180g discs in black and red. These will be housed in a deluxe cardboard gatefold sleeve, with artwork created by the teams at Remedy and Laced Records.
The Control (Original Soundtrack) double vinyl can be pre-ordered now via www.lacedrecords.com (www.lacedrecords.co outside of the USA) and will ship in September 2020.
Price: GBP £33 / USD $35