XIII
by Lionel Gaget

Ubisoft, Microids and Laced Records have conspired to bring the fabulously percussion-heavy music of XIII to vinyl. Based on the graphic novel by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance, the 2003 cult first-person shooter adopted a cel-shaded look and visual onomatopoeia to set it apart. Mixing action, stealth, and exploration, XIII is chock full of conspiracy, assassination, and plot twists.

French composer Lionel Gaget created a superb spy-jazz soundtrack that fuses John Barry’s ‘60s James Bond musical blueprint with David Holmes’ Ocean’s Eleven instrumental funk. The 11 specially remastered tracks on the LP — featured in both the 2003 and 2020 versions of the game — are stuffed full of first-class percussion, deep bass and subtle jazz stings.

Tracklist

Side A
Kellownee Lake
FBI Headquarters
Bristol Suites Hotel
Rocky Mountains
Winslow Bank
USS Patriot

Side B
Plain Rock Canyons
Emerald Military Base
Willard's Estate
Rooftops
Brighton Beach

Label : Laced Records

LP Black & White 2021
€31,00
VAT excl. €25,83