Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture is a PS4 game of advanced non-linear design. Given that the game’s story has the heavy and emotionally resonant setting of post-apocalyptic world, it is appropriate that Jessica Curry’s original soundtrack is a somberly beautiful set pieces for orchestra, choir and soprano. Double transparent vinyl LP.
Limited Vinyl Double LP £17.49 MOVATM057
Very limited 180g blue vinyl 2LP on Music On Vinyl. Edition of 500 numbered copies in gatefold sleeve with 4-page booklet.
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10/10 Addison 13th April 2016
With several major games industry award wins, including at the BAFTA Games for Best Music category, it will come as no surprise to say that the soundtrack for Everybody's Gone To The Rapture is very highly regarded indeed. Jessica Curry's composing is flawless and the sweep of the music from the joyously soaring opening with featured vocalist Elin Manahan Thomas on 'All The Earth', to the equally beautiful and intensely moving close of the London Voices choir on my favourite track, 'The Light We Cast' takes you on a musical journey that proves beyond a doubt that video game music is just as richly compelling, important and critically sound as any other Classical genre that can be named.
I was fortunate in getting the white vinyl addition on its release as there's a beautiful timbre to vinyl that suits this recording very well. I can only stress, as the previous review mentions, there is no reason to have played the Playstation 4 game or to get it when it is released in other platforms (although as I fan I'd encourage people to try it!). The musical themes included in the scoring require no knowledge of the story or characters to be appreciated and I found it far more accessible in many ways than Jessica Curry's previous work on Dear Esther.
As Ms. Curry wrote for the sleeve notes; "What could be better subject matter for a composer than to write a love song for humanity itself." The album is definitely that.
8/10 Jack 30th January 2016
This beautiful, heart wrenching blend of classical and vocal work will reach deep into your soul, whether you have played the game or not (I have not) I think it will resonate with some context for just about anyone who listens to it. Jessica Curry once again gives us a musical treat that, with Dear Esther and A Machine for Pigs, is simply incredible. Gorgeous and atmospheric, it sounds (intentionally, I think) a lot like Vaughan Williams. I haven't played the game (no PS4), but I'm still really enjoying listening to the soundtrack.
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