Chance Thomas joins the G4F Talents team!

January 26, 2017 in Audio, Cinema, Corporate, Music, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Chance ThomasThe start of a new story between G4F Talents and Chance Thomas

Chance Thomas is a composer of music to image who is not only recognized in the video games industry, but also has a high profile in cinema, TV and virtual reality. Chance Thomas has gained his reputation by writing compositions for some iconic cultural works in a successful career spanning 20 years.

Chance Thomas

Chance’s notable work for video games includes music for cult licenses such as the MMORPG “The Lord of the Rings Online“, Avatar, DOTA 2, Might & Magic: Duel of Champions – Forgotten Wars and Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Game.

He has worked extensively in movies and TV, including music for The ChubbChubbs!, a short animated film directed by Eric Armstrong, the TV series Lost Treasure Hunt and the satirical TV show The Daily Show. Chance’s music for many varied projects has won him some prestigious industry awards: the 2015 Emmy Award for Lost Treasure Hunt, Outstanding New Approaches; Music of the Year 2010, James Cameron’s Avatar; Best Original Instrumental 2015 and Dota 2 “Countdown” to name a few.

You can also hear some of Chance’s latest compositions with the music for Faeria, the strategic card game (currently available via early access on Steam) and The Void, the virtual reality theme park!

So a warm welcome to Chance Thomas, the first American composer to join the G4F Talents team. May this be the start of a long and fruitful relationship!

Announcement of the OST to A Normal Lost Phone

January 11, 2017 in Audio, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

A Normal Lost PhoneThe OST to the first video game from the development studio collective Accidental Queens, A Normal Lost Phone, is now available on Bandcamp! You can enjoy a sneak preview of the album with one track, “Forgotten Phone”, by the artist Stöj Snak who wrote the piece specifically for the game. The 12 tracks in the OST were composed by different artists who each bring their personal touch to the OST.

A Normal Lost Phone

The OST is a real mix of genres including pop, ambient music and indie folk inspired by the original soundtrack to the game “Life is Strange”. See the artists who created the OST:

Yllogique & Araignée Du Soir
Julien Karpi
Eduard Frolov EFG feat. Robyn Ardery
Cédric Menendez feat. Charlotte De Lilla
Mad Mathilde feat. Cassius
Alexandre Inglebert
Antoine Grelet
TAIKONAUTE
Stöj Snak
Hector Bonte feat. Corinne Fenoglio
Yponomeutaneko

We will reveal more music over the coming weeks and up to the official OST and game release on January 26.

A Normal Lost Phone Soundtrack

A Normal Lost Phone is a detective and logic game. You find a smartphone and are then free to explore its content to unveil all the secrets in the life of its mystery owner.

You can download for free (Pay What You Want) the tracks in Bandcamp and listen to them on YouTube as well.

Samuel Safa composed the tracks of the documentary “Les Mondes Perdus”

December 16, 2016 in Audio, Cinema, Music, Slideshow, Sound Design, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Les Mondes PerdusThe three-part series “Les Mondes Perdus” gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a fascinating scientific adventure about ancient animal species, from their appearance to their extinction.

The adventure offers a mix of observations and prehistoric discoveries, experiences and new perspectives from scientists all around the world, illustrated by wonderful CGI images. This technology reveals a true exploit in order to give life to these captivating species.

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Samuel Safa composed all the tracks of the documentary as well as the main theme which has been recorded by a symphony orchestra with the Scoring Orchestra. Listen to the documentary soundtrack on SoundCloud. A making-of is already available with an interview of Samuel and you will soon find a new making-of the orchestra recording on the Samuel Safa Facebook page.

The trilogy is already available on DVD and Blu-Ray online and in your favourite point of sale. Driven by the success of the program abroad, the trilogy will be broadcast this Saturday 17th of December 2016 at 8:50 pm on Arte. You can have a glimpse of the documentary and Samuel Safa tracks on the website of the channel.

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, a new OST

December 2, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

Aurion : L'Héritage des Kori-OdanAurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is an Action-RPG which takes place in an African-Fantasy world. This first project of the Kiro’o Games (the first African studio based in Yaoundé, Cameroun), fit into the will of the creators to share inspiring adventures to the players, in a world where fantasy stands alongside African myths and legends never before seen in a video game.

Jean Yves Bassangna, co-creator of the Kiro’o Games studio, sound designer and composer of the Aurion original soundtrack, was obviously inspired by this culture to transpose it in the music. Thus, we can find in the music various African sounds and instruments. Some tracks are epic and others more intimate to characterize the numerous places the Aurion hero will traverse during his journey.

The original soundtrack to Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is available on Bandcamp and YouTube.

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan offers a vast world to explore and a strategic gameplay partly inspired by the “Tales Of” series. For Kiro’o Games, Aurion is the foundation stone of a new genre, the Kiro’o Tales, stories about African culture but also inspired by traditional fantasy.

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is already available on Steam.

Ping Awards 2016: the best soundtrack prize for Furi!

November 4, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Music, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Furi Furi won the best soundtrack accolade at the Ping Awards 2016 in Paris on October 27 at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie! This award recognizes the work of G4F Records over a long period as both the publisher and distributor of this fabulous original soundtrack. Congratulations to the teams at G4F Records and The Game Bakers! You can see the presentation and the full ceremony via the VOD of the stream recorded during the event.

But the buzz around Furi doesn’t stop there; The Game Bakers announced the game release on Xbox One several weeks ago, and you will be able to see our additional video content to accompany the release. The double vinyl edition of the OST will soon be available again on our Bandcamp page.

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Remember, if you haven’t yet listened to the tracks (how is that possible!?), the OST of Furi includes international electro artists (Carpenter Brut, The Toxic Avenger, Waveshaper, Kn1ght, Scattle, Lorn and Danger) with the original compositions created exclusively for the game.

Another project sound-powered by G4F also won an award at the evening: Seasons after Fall, developped by Swing Swing Submarine. The magnificent soundtrack written by Yann Van der Cruyssen (listen here), was also nominated in the OST category, but Seasons actually won the best graphics prize at the Ping Awards 2016.

Visit the official website of the 2016 Ping Awards to see the full list of winners.

A Xavier Collet track in Brice 3!

October 27, 2016 in Audio, Cinema, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

Logo Brice 3The movie Brice 3 has been showing in cinemas since October 19, and if you’re a fan of video games and Japanese anime, you’ll be struck by one particular scene. Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t yet seen the film and wants to enjoy the surprise! This scene pays affectionate tribute to the legendary manga Dragon Ball, and was set to music by Xavier Collet!

The movie in fact contains some Dantesque combat between two main characters in a Dragon Ball-type animated sequence. The music was composed exclusively for the scene by Xavier Collet and works perfectly with the image to the great thrill and delight of fans.

The music created by Xavier is a blend of ’80s hard rock largely reminiscent of the famous band Van Halen and Japanese sounds all with an extensive use of synthesizers. Not only is it a real homage to this anime, a cult for a whole generation, but Xavier has also seized the genre to share a musical style that is truly his own.

Listen to the Xavier Collet’s previous projects on our website G4F Records.

Tempest DLC and new tracks for Endless Legend

October 14, 2016 in Audio, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

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The Tempest expansion brings a host of new original content to Endless Legend, the game developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Sega. FlybyNo composed four new tracks for the new content and, like his previous works, the music in Tempest is a subtle blend of soothing passages, dreamlike sequences and exciting naval battles that will keep gamers enthralled.

The tracks were recorded at Studios Ferber in Paris. FlybyNo used the Scoring Orchestra to bring the music to life. A large ensemble of musicians and singers performed FlybyNo‘s compositions and brilliantly conveyed the character of the Morgawr, the new major faction in Tempest.

The music is available on Bandcamp, YouTube and all the other digital download platforms.

In addition to the new music and the new class of the Morgawr, Tempest contains an eagerly-awaited feature: the ability to engage in naval warfare. New control zones will also be available on the oceans with a variable climate system. Players will also find a new minor faction on the battlefield: it goes without saying that all this comes with lots of new quests and special items.

Endless Legend Tempest OST

The expansion release is today, Friday October 14 on Steam and the original soundtrack is available on Bandcamp, YouTube and all the other digital download platforms.

Ping Awards 2016: 2 OST from G4F nominated!

October 11, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

logo_pingawardsThe Ping Awards 2016 ceremony will take place on October 27 at the “Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie” in Paris. This year, we are proud to announce that Furi and Seasons after Fall, two sound projects powered by G4F, are nominated in the “Ping best soundtrack” category!

The Ping Awards 2016 ceremony rewards and promotes artists and personalities of French numeric arts and video game industry. The main objective is to highlight talents who are an integral part of the video game industry with the media, the institution and the general public. The event will be marked by several reports, musical live performances and numerous personalities invited on stage.

Furi developed by The Game Bakers, has a 100% electro OST composed by several well-known artists such as Carpenter Brut, The Toxic Avenger and Danger. Seasons after Fall, Swing Swing Submarine‘s platformer, delivers a much more soft and mysterious orchestral soundtrack composed by Yann Van der Cruyssen. Both projects have a fabulous OST, therefore their nomination is anything but a surprise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both games are also present in other categories. Furi is nominated in “Ping best console game” and “Ping best PC game” categories. Seasons after Fall is not only nominated in the “Ping best PC game” category but also in the “Ping best graphics” and “Ping best scenario” categories. You can find the complete nomination list on this page.

The winners will be annouced during the ceremony on October 27.

Seasons after Fall original soundtrack is now available

September 2, 2016 in Audio, Music, Slideshow, Sound Design by Rémi Laouti

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Discover the Seasons after Fall OST on all the digital platforms!

The Seasons after Fall original soundtrack composed by Yann Van Der Cruyssen  is finally available today on Bandcamp and YouTube. You can enjoy some making of a few tracks on our channel.

The OST includes 44 choice tracks for all the fans of mysterious and somewhat melancholic atmospheres. If you download the OST Bandcamp, you will get a free music score of several tracks of the album.

All the tracks have been recorded by a string quartet in the G4F and Studio 180 recording studios. The tracks of Seasons are a true delight, sometimes relaxing and sometimes rousing. You can dive into the world of Seasons by downloading the game on Steam.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay tuned for the OST to come.

Seasons After Fall available on Steam on September, 2nd.

August 26, 2016 in Audio, Music, Slideshow, Sound Design, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Logo SeasonsThe Seasons After Fall adventures and the OST are coming on September 2nd!

Seasons After Fall is a 2D puzzle-adventure game developed by the Swing Swing Submarine’s French team and edited by Focus Home Interactive. In the magic and enchanting world of Seasons, you play a wild fox sent on a perilous journey to meet the 4 Guardians of the Seasons. Along your quest, you will learn how to manipulate seasons as you like in order to reveal all the secrets of the game.

G4F powered the original soundtrack of the game. Yann van der Cruyssen (Morusque) composed this superb OST performed by a string quartet. The captivating melody will accompany your journey all along. Morusque‘s tracks really contribute to create the astonishing universe of Seasons and we are excited to share it with you. We are also preparing a making of the orchestral recording of the soundtrack that you’ll be able to watch in a few weeks.

Seasons After Fall will be available on September 2nd on PC. The OST will be available on September 2nd as well on Bandcamp and YouTube.

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