Milan Records has announced that the original video game soundtrack for Ghost of Tsushima will be available on July 17th, 2020 and can be pre-ordered now. The album features music written by both Ilan Eshkeri and Shigeru Umebayashi for the latest action-adventure game from Sony Interactive Entertainment. Included in the album are tracks written by Eshkeri that serve as the sonic companion to the game’s narrative, as well as music written by Umebayashi for the exploratory, open world dimension of the game.
Of the soundtrack, composer Ilan Eshkeri says:
“Ghost of Tsushima is such a beautiful game set in a culture that has always fascinated me, with a powerful and compelling story. Everything about it touched me creatively and I learned so much on the journey. The score brings together Japanese music and instruments, with sounds I’ve performed and a symphony orchestra all led by melody. I hope together it creates an emotional world that touches you and draws you into the heart and spirit of Ghost.”
“When I was composing for Ghost of Tsushima, I was inspired by Japan’s nature, climate, traditional lifestyle and classical Japanese music. When players hear the music, I hope that they feel the hearts of the people of Tsushima – those who love the land, living and plowing with the natural bounties it offers, and those of the warriors who take their katanas and follow the way of the samurai,” adds composer Shigeru Umebayashi.
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA (MUSIC FROM THE VIDEO GAME)
1. The Way of the Ghost*
2. Jin Sakai*
3. Komoda Beach*
4. The Way of the Samurai*
5. Lord Shimura*
6. No Mercy*
7. Lady Masako*
8. A Reckoning in Blood*
9. The Last of Clan Adachi*
10. Heart of the Jito*
11. The Tale of Sensei Ishikawa*
12. Forgotten Song*
13. Khotun Khan*
14. Honour to Ash*
15. The Fate of Tsushima*
16. Sacrifice of Tradition*
17. The Way of the Ghost feat. Clare Uchima*
18. Tsushima Suite: I. Seion**
19. Tsushima Suite: II. Shurai**
20. Tsushima Suite III. Bushido**
21. Tsushima Suite IV: Kodoku**
22. Tsushima Suite: V. Seiiki**
In the late 13th century, the Mongol empire has laid waste to entire nations along their campaign to conquer the East. Tsushima Island is all that stands between mainland Japan and a massive Mongol invasion fleet led by the ruthless and cunning general, Khotun Khan. As the island burns in the wake of the first wave of the Mongol assault, samurai warrior Jin Sakai stands as one of the last surviving members of his clan. He is resolved to do whatever it takes, at any cost, to protect his people and reclaim his home. He must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.
The soundtrack for Ghost of Tsushima is available for preorder now.
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