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Brian Reitzell Releasing WATCH_DOGS Score
Danny Riley , May 29th, 2014 07:44

Invada putting out soundtrack to forthcoming video game in July

Invada are well known for their love of soundtracks, having put out OSTs for Drive, Valhalla Rising, Clint Mansell's Stoker score and label boss Geoff Barrow's Judge Dredd-inspired soundtrack, Drokk. The label made their first foray into releasing video game soundtracks earlier this year with Power Glove's retro-futurist soundtrack for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and now they're about to do it again with Brian Reitzell's score for the new open world action adventure game WATCH_DOGS.

Among an extensive filmography, the composer has previously worked with director Sofia Coppola on the soundtracks for The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette and Lost In Translation, for which he received a BAFTA award along with Kevin Shields in 2003. His work for WATCH_DOGS, though, features dark, brooding analogue synths and claustrophobic beats alongside atmospheric moments that bring to mind Vangelis' Blade Runner soundtrack. The game itself aims to bring together Grand Theft Auto-style open world play together with cyberpunk and science fiction influences from Philip K. Dick and William Gibson.

WATCH_DOGS is out on CD and Vinyl on July 28; in the meantime, have a listen to three tracks via the sampler above.

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