Video game composers team up for benefit album

Composers from Dead Space 2, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age series involved; album's proceeds to go to struggling musicians.

No Caption Provided

Update: The article's second paragraph has been edited to specify the cause.

The last time game composers gathered to make an album for a good cause was for the Play for Japan: The Album collection to amass donations for the Tohuku earthquake and tsunami victims. This time, a slew of video game composers have teamed up to create the Novum Initium album.

The album is dedicated to supporting working musicians in need of monetary aid, specifically for those facing illness and disabilities. The album's creators are also in collaboration with the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund organization.

The album itself will contain all-new original music from the likes of Sam Hulick (Mass Effect), Brian Tyler (MW3), Inon Zur, Jack Wall (Mass Effect), Garry Schyman (BioShock), and many more.

The album is available for digital download on December 6, via iTunes, Amazon MP3,, Bandcamp, and 7digital. Twenty limited-edition CDs containing signatures from the composers and cover art by illustrator Aurelien Police are currently on sale on eBay.

The full tracklist for the album is below:

The album cover is drawn by Aurelien Police.
The album cover is drawn by Aurelien Police.

"Lionheart" - Sam Hulick
"Adagio Coda" - Brian Tyler
"Adrenaline" - Jason Graves
"Awakened" - Otto Cate & Aubrey Ashburn
"Underwood" - Inon Zur
"The Maelstrom" - Singlefrequency & Chad Seiter
"Shadows and Light" - Trevor Morris
"Chrysalis" - Neal Acree
"Trouble in Chinatown" - Tom Salta
"Dancing Outtakes" - Garry Schyman
"Versailles" - Ed Lima
"Consequence" - Neil Goldberg
"Lacus Turbatus" - Gerard Marino
"Espionage" - Mark Griskey
"House of the Vine" - Mick Gordon
"The Left-Hand Path" - Cris Velasco & Sascha Dikiciyan
"Bullseye" - Christopher Lennertz
"I'm With You" - Jack Wall & Cindy Shapiro

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 31 comments about this story