Horizon Zero Dawn (Original Soundtrack)
by Various artists

La bande sonore d'Horizon Zero Dawn, primée par Ivor Novela, est le fruit d'une collaboration avec les compositeurs Joris De Man, Joe Henson, Alexis Smith, Niels Van Der Leest et l'équipe audio de Guerrilla Games. Optant pour une approche thématique, Horizon Zero Dawn a un motif fort qui se décline souvent en de nombreuses variations tout au long du jeu, assurant ainsi une bande sonore cohérente. Le premier morceau de musique nous séduit, on entend la voix solo de Julie Elven qui se déplace lentement dans le thème. L'utilisation de la voix féminine est très puissante dans ce contexte et est un choix judicieux compte tenu de la relation avec la protagoniste féminine Aloy.

Après avoir exploré le monde ouvert des environnements intensément magnifiques, la musique n'est pas toujours dominatrice, attirant plutôt notre attention sur les sons de la "nature" qui nous entourent, mais servant toujours à nous avertir de toute machine menaçante qui pourrait être consciente de notre présence. La musique "Battle" n'est jamais exagérée, mais reflète plutôt les origines électroniques/numériques des ennemis. Les percussions sont le contraste naturel avec le monde sonore "numérique" des machines, reflétant plutôt les thèmes tribaux de la vie dans la nature, avec la peur des ruines futuristes.

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The Ivor Novela award-winning Horizon Zero Dawn soundtrack has been a collaboration with composers Joris De Man, Joe Henson, Alexis Smith, Niels Van Der Leest and the Guerrilla Games Audio Team. Opting for a thematic approach Horizon Zero Dawn has a strong motif that plays often in many variations throughout the game ensuring a cohesive soundtrack. The first piece of music entices us, we hear Julie Elven‘s solo voice slowly moving through the theme. The use of the female voice is very powerful in this context and is an apt choice considering the relation to the female protagonist Aloy. 

Once exploring the open world of intensely gorgeous environments, music isn’t always overbearing, drawing our attention instead, to the sounds of “nature” around us, but always serving to warn us of any threatening machines that may be aware of our presence.“Battle” music is never overstated but instead reflective of the electronic/digital origins of the enemies. Percussion is the natural contrast to the “digital” sounding world of the machines, instead reflecting the tribal themes of living in the wild, with fear of futuristic ruins.

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Tracklist

Outcast & Seeker
Outcast
A1. Prologue Featuring – Julie Elven
A2. Aloy's Theme Featuring – Julie Elven
A3. Motherless Featuring – Julie Elven
A4. Vanished Voices Featuring – Julie Elven
A5. Seal Your Lips
A6. Tell Me Featuring – Julie Elven
A7. The Point Of The Spear
A8. Years Of Training
A9. The Proving Featuring – Cirlce Percussion*, Julie Elven
A10. A Boon Seeker

Seeker
B1. Aloy's Journey Featuring – Julie Elven
B2. Envoys
B3. Where You Came From Featuring – Julie Elven
B4. Identification
B5. What The Seeker Had Sought Featuring – Julie Elven
B6. Anointed
B7. The Cavalry Breaks Through Featuring – Circle Percussion, Julie Elven
B8. Across The Daybrink
B9. Victory Featuring – Julie Elven
B10. Homecoming Featuring – Julie Elven

Civilized & Moments
Civilized
C1. City On The Mesa
C2. Meridian, Shining
C3. Delver's Hymnal
C4. To Call Our Own
C5. Song To The Sun - Dawning
C6. Song To The Sun - Evening

Moments
D1. Who Do You Remember
D2. Happy Birthday, Isaac
D3. Questions On Questions
D4. Parting The Leaves
D5. Only Dust
D6. The Long Way There
D7. Strange Customs
D8. All According To --
D9. Walking In Circuits
D10. Where You Go
D11. Rarity
D12. Great Heights
D13. Grass Covers Steel
D14. New Vows
D15. A Natural Breath
D16. Her Promise Unfurled
D17. Hold, Then Release
D18. Night In The Valley
D19. Mother's Vigilance
D20. The Dimming Land
D21. Beads Fallen On Bronze
D22. To Hush The Jewel
D23. Brilliance Stirs
D24. As Is Plainly Seen
D25. A Light, Westward
D26. Another Day Rusts

Roaming & Explorer
Roaming
E1. Her Breath, Her Land
E2. In Great Strides
E3. Within The Embrace
E4. On Our Mother's Shoulders
E5. The World And All Its Lessons - Alternate
Explorer
F1. A Resplendent Soil
F2. All That The Light Reaches
F3. This New Wilderness
F4. Machine Dreams

Conflicts & Secrets
Conflict
G1. Will Against Will Featuring – Julie Elven
G2. Force Multiplication
G3. The Future By Its Throat
G4. Colossal
G5. The Spreading Eclipse
G6. Threat Assessment
Secrets
H1. The Bad News Featuring – Julie Elven
H2. The Good News Featuring – Julie Elven
H3. Hologram Myth Featuring – Julie Elven
H4. The Memory Of Old Walls
H5. Setting Out
H6. To The Hunt!
H7. Drums In The Sun Ring

Label : Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

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