Composer Jason Graves Signed On for Score of Still Wakes the Deep

Still Wakes the Deep Composer
Get ready to enjoy a good score. The Chinese Room

The Chinese Room and Secret Mode announced that composer Jason Graves is set to lend his musical talents and create the score for Still Wakes the Deep. The involvement of this two-time BAFTA award-winning composer is detailed in a new documentary which showcases both the score and sounds of the game.

The Chinese Room has long been known to put a premium when it comes to magnificent and award-winning music. This is but one of the many reasons why the studio wanted to make sure to signs composers able to create a score which matches with the quality that's expected from the game. Jason Graves has been composing soundtracks for video games for more than two decades. These include music for titles like Tomb Raider, Far Cry, and Moss. When it comes to horror games, his previous works are the likes of the Dead Space franchise, Until Dawn, and The Dark Pictures Anthology.

You can watch the documentary below:

For Still Wakes the Deep, Graves commissioned for the use of a unique instrument in creating the score so that it matches the feel and tone of the game. It's a metal sound structure that's similar in shape to an oil rig and affectionately called as "The Rig." What it does is create those unearthly and metallic sounds which permeate the score. In addition, to fill out the body of this sound, Graves utilized a Moog Model D synthesizer, which added another layer of eeriness when combined with The Rig.

The documentary mentioned also shows the quartet of musicians who provided the string and woodwinds allowing the soundtrack to have more human elements. The video also reveals on how they collaborated to bring the world of the game to life and how a truly unexpected instrument made its way into the score.

Still Wakes the Deep is an upcoming horror game where players get to take on the role of an offshore oil rig worker. They'll be fighting for their life through a vicious storm, perilous surroundings, as well as the dark and freezing North Sea waters. All lines of communication have been severed and all exits are gone. What remains is to face the unknowable horror that's come aboard.

Still Wakes the Deep is coming out in 2024 and to be available for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and the PC.

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