A new music album puts a fresh spin on the music from the acclaimed indie game.
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The video game lullaby series, Prescription for Sleep, continues with another big release later this year. GameSpot is excited to reveal today that Prescription for Sleep: Celeste is on the way, putting a new, jazzier twist on the familiar music from the challenging game.
The album was co-produced by Celeste's composer, Lena Raine, featuring violin performances by Maiko. Additionally, the album features the music duo Gentle Love, comprised of Metal Gear series composer Norihiko Hibino on saxophone and Persona pianist Ayaki on the keys. It's a delightful, pleasing album. You can listen to some previews here on Bandcamp or in the video embed above.
The series of Prescription for Sleep albums come from Scarlet Moon Records, which has been releasing "unique arrangement albums" since its formation in 2013.
Producer Jayson Napolitano said it was Celeste's wonderful music that helped him push through the ultra-challenging platformer. "I knew the game's themes of self-discovery and self-acceptance would align perfectly with what Hibino-san is trying to accomplish with his music, and we had a blast creating this volume and polling fans to include their pick," he said, referencing the fan-chosen track, "Scattered and Lost," that made it onto the album.
You can pre-order the new Prescription for Sleep: Celeste album here on Bandcamp. A physical edition of the album is also on the way, and Scarlet Moon hopes it will be available before the holidays. As you can see in the gallery above, the physical edition comes with a comic and other extras, while it also just simply looks very nice.
Scarlet Moon's previous Prescription for Sleep albums have been themed around games like Secret of Mana and Undertale. Additionally, Scarlet Moon released albums featuring lullaby versions of famous songs from games like Super Mario 64, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
Here is the full track list for Prescription for Sleep: Celeste:
- Resurrections - Dream
- Resurrections - Escape
- Checking In
- Scattered and Lost (fan-chosen)
- Quiet & Falling - In the Mirror
- Madeline and Theo
- Reach for the Summit
- Heart of the Mountain
- Solemn Acceptance (original)