The world of video gaming and electronic music have long gone hand in hand. With roots nestled deeply in the virtual realm, it’s not hard to see why either. Whether it’s meeting in the Twitch live-streaming universe, marshmello’s live Fortnite concert, the star-studded Ninjawerks compilation album, or REZZ’s album debut in VR, the crosshairs between the two realms overlap often and always. The latest to join the fold are The Glitch Mob, Tycho, TOKiMONSTA, and Nine Inch Nails’ Alessandro Cortini, and Tycho, who released his “Ghost of Kodoku” remix just last week.
The four artists have come together on a four-track remix EP for Sony’s top-selling action and adventure game, Ghost of Tsushima, which was released on July 17. Even CloZee admitted she was “impatiently awaiting” its release in a previous Reddit AMA with fans. The 18-minute EP is not the kind of music that one would associate with Ghost of Tsushima‘s black and white samurai cinema mode. But it more than delivers on its four themed remix contributions.
From The Glitch Mob’s march-into-battle style on “Saikuron” and Alessandro Cortini’s ambient re-work of “Bushito” to Tycho’s mystifying “Ghost of Kodoku” and TOKiMONSTA’s expansive landscapes on “The Ghost Burns,” the soundtrack proves why electronic artists are so perfectly suited to score the video gaming world. The album, Sound of the Storm – Ghost of Tsushima Soundtrack: Reimagined, is out now exclusively on Spotify.