According to a press release from today, Feb. 7, 2013, award-winning film and video game composer Kevin Riepl has created an original symphonic score for the highly anticipated blockbuster "Aliens: Colonial Marines" video game, launching worldwide on Feb. 12, 2013.
Riepl is perhaps best known for his work composing the original music for the games in the best-selling "Gears of War" franchise, with its dark, haunting sound, and an almost industrial flavor. His work on “Gears of War” his work on Gears of War has launched him to the forefront of the videogame music world. His musical style brings to mind other great composers, such as Basil Poledouris and Danny Elfman.
That isn’t to say that Riepl sounds like a carbon copy of other composers though, as he brings his own unique sound into the mix, distinguishing himself in his field. His engaging atmospheric sounds and rousing scores are recognized and praised by gamers and moviegoers alike. His music sounds as though it would fit in seamlessly in the background of an "Alien" story.
Continuing the legacy of Jerry Goldsmith's music in "Alien" and James Horner's music in "Aliens", Kevin Riepl's original score for "Aliens: Colonial Marines" features all new themes and atmospheric underscores while staying faithful to the franchise's iconic scores of Ridley Scott's and James Cameron's classic sci-fi horror cinema. Infusing his haunting, sweeping and bombastic orchestral score with familiar nods and intense cinematic action music performed by full live orchestra, Riepl draws on his own classical training and film scoring background to create an authentic "Aliens: Colonial Marines" score that will immerse players in the definitive "Aliens" gaming experience.
Composing music for multiple entertainment genres, Kevin Riepl's engaging and atmospheric scores have enhanced numerous indie films such as "ABCs of Death", "Clemency", "The Aggression Scale" (Global Music Awards Winner) and the recent holiday season horror feature, "Silent Night". In addition to scoring film festival winners and genre cult films including the emotional sci-fi short "Henri" starring Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Oddball Animation Studios' stunning concept film, "Ruin" (Global Music Awards Winner), Kevin Riepl is also renowned for composing the epic, signature score for the blockbuster video game "Gears of War". Most recently his sci-fi action score for Sony's "Resistance: Burning Skies" was awarded "Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media" in the 2013 Movie Music UK Awards.
For more information on Kevin Riepl, visit www.kevinriepl.com.
In "Aliens: Colonial Marines", players are part of a U.S. Colonial Marine squad and must prepare to face an alien assault, more intense and horrific than ever before. For more information, visit www.sega.com/alienscolonialmarines.
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