Far Cry 4 Soundtrack Composed by Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer
"Any game where you can ride on a rampaging elephant is a project you can't turn down!," Cliff Martinez says.
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Confirming earlier reports, Ubisoft today announced that Cliff Martinez, former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer and composer of movies such as Drive and Traffic, composed the music for upcoming open-world action game Far Cry 4.
Martinez worked with Ubisoft Montreal's music team, including music designer Jerome Angelot, supervisor Simon Landry, and audio director Tony Gronick on Far Cry 4. The music he created for the game is meant to "bring to life" its world and characters.
Gronick said bringing Martinez on to compose the music for Far Cry 4 was a "no-brainer" and a "dream" experience.
"It was an honor to be asked to write the music for the Far Cry 4 game as my first full-length video game soundtrack," Martinez said in a statement. "It was exciting for me to be asked to take my usual minimalistic cinematic approach to the immersive game world. Any game where you can ride on a rampaging elephant is a project you can't turn down!"
You'll be able to buy a digital copy of the Far Cry 4 soundtrack starting tomorrow, November 4. Meanwhile, a limited-edition 2-CD version will be released in December, followed by a 3-LP edition in January 2015.
Martinez is not the first high-profile music talent that has contributed to Far Cry 4. In October, Ubisoft revealed that it worked with actor/singer/comedian Donald Glover for a trailer for the game.
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