Wednesday September 17, 2003

Chris Vrenna to do Area 51 Soundtrack

If you're getting tired of watching website backgrounds move at a rate of a few pixels every few days or so, and feel down that Trent's not doing the Doom 3 soundtrack anymore, don't forget the former drummer who's always got things in the works, for instance:

Midway Entertainment has brought on Chris Vrenna to compose the soundtrack to their first-person shooter, Area 51. Featuring online play for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox™ Live, Area 51 is set in the U.S. government’s most top-secret and secure facility located in the Nevada desert. Players take on the role of Lt. Nick Cross, a hazardous biological waste specialist sent to investigate. During his investigation, Lt. Cross stumbles across alien creatures and a virus that threatens his very humanity. To save the earth and himself, Lt. Cross must fight to solve the enigma of Area 51.

This game also has creatures designed by Stan Winston Studios, famed creature designer for such films as “Aliens”, “Jurassic Park” and “Predator.” Vrenna himself said of the deal, “After seeing how dynamic the game was going to be, I was honored to be asked to compose the score. It seemed like a great opportunity to produce music as unique as the game itself.

The soundtrack will most likely see a release on Waxploitation, which publishes The Alice Soundtrack, and will be seeing over the release of the new Tweaker album, 2am Wake-up Call, early next year. You can download a minute-long preview of the new album from here. 2am Wake Up Call features new collaborations with David Sylvian, Will Oldham, Azam Ali of VAS and Mellowdrone.