Not an author? Write for us!

NieR Automata Soundtrack Gets Orchestral Treatment in New Album

Written by Nate Lakritz on February 25th, 2019.

For the first entry in a series of albums titled Chamber Works, parts of NieR Automata’s iconic soundtrack have been transformed into an arrangement for chamber ensembles. The album has been produced by Materia Collective alongside composer Sean Schafianski. While Materia Collective is known for publishing original music for various indie games, Schafinaski is known for his remakes of popular video soundtracks from games like Chrono Trigger, Secret of Evermore, and Final Fantasy VII.

Performances by the ETHEReal String Orchestra, Videri String Quartet, and The Game Brass can be found on Chamber Works: NieR Automata. The album features seven tracks that contain many of the more recognizable themes from the game. Schafianski has stated, “Much of the inspiration for these arrangements comes from my experience with 20th Century music, minimalism, and post-minimalism-subjects that I studied deeply during my university days. There is a lot to uncover here, including references to Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, and more. This album was challenging to put together, both from an arrangement and logistical standpoint.” You can listen to Chamber Works: NieR Automata for free on Spotify, or purchase the album through Bandcamp or iTunes.

mm

About The Author

Nate has been playing video games for as long as he can remember. He started Launch Party Gaming as a way to contribute to the gaming industry through writing. He loves reviewing games and sharing his experiences with everyone.

Leave a Comment

You May Also Like

By Jordan Lucero, 5 years ago

Capcom Bringing Several Resident Evil Games to Switch

Capcom recently announced that they will be porting several older Resident Evil games to the Nintendo Switch. In 2019, you can play the original Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, or Resident Evil 4 anytime, anywhere. Capcom made the announcement via Twitter. That’s all of the information that Capcom has shared currently, but they will reveal...

By Jordan Lucero, 5 years ago

“Unmissable” Ace Attorney Panel at This Year’s Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show is coming up soon, and Capcom has confirmed that they will be hosting a 40-minute Ace Attorney panel! Last year, a Capcom executive outlined plans in an article for better Switch support, and Ace Attorney was the only franchise specifically mentioned. It is very possible that the TGS panel will feature a...

Copyright © 2018 Launch Party Gaming. All rights reserved.