Besides being one of the best games of the year, Elden Ring has an absolutely amazing soundtrack – like all FromSoftware games. Tsukasa Saito, Shoi Miyazawa, Yuka Kitamura, Yoshimi Kudo and Tai Tomisawa created orchestral music that pays homage to the studio’s past and brings something new.
67 tracks for listening at any time of the day
The Elden Ring soundtrack is available on music streaming services worldwide. This 67-track album includes all the music from the game, so you can listen to the soundtrack on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Tidal, and YouTube Music, and if you’re still buying the albums, it’s also available on iTunes. .
FromSoftware has accustomed us to the epic and catchy music of the bosses, but the ambient tracks have not been left out.
On this occasion, Tsukasa Saito, composer and lead sound designer who worked with FromSoftware on Bloodborne among others, provided exclusive interview on PlayStation. Among other things, we will learn how the design and recording of music takes place on Elden Ring.
“For most productions, the process begins with a resume provided by the director. The briefing describes the desired mood and imagery for the track, including information about the character’s background or the intended location/situation for the battle music. We refer to this text, concepts and screenshots of the game, which allows us to develop an original vision and build a work. After the work is completed, it is submitted to the director for consideration. he explains.
Budapest Film Orchestra
“We also recorded with a full orchestra and singers for the Elden Ring score. The orchestrator and performers did an amazing job. »
You can see an excerpt from this work, as well as from the Budapest Film Orchestra, in the video at the top of the article. The orchestra has been heavily involved in the production and recording of Elden Ring titles, especially in the brass section.
“One track, Song of Honor, plays at Redmayne Castle before the Radan festival. Initially, we planned to record this track only with members of the choir. However, we realized that a gathering place for many mercenaries and soldiers would not necessarily be filled with competent singers. We wanted to try a direction that didn’t specialize in vocal music, so as a hasty request, we asked the members of the horn section if they could play the part for us. They were very happy with the idea, and I am extremely grateful to them, because we finally got a fantastic recording from them, very suitable for a warrior song.
This is the kind of initiative we’ve come to expect from musicians making epic music from FromSoftware games, and it’s the kind of idea that matters. So now you can take the bus with the Necrolimbo theme music or even put some heart balm on before going to the gym thanks to the soldiers of Radahn.