Cliff Martinez, a celebrated film composer who frequently collaborates with filmmakers Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, The Knick) and Steven Soderbergh (Solaris, Contagion, Showtime’s The Knick) has composed the soundtrack to the highly anticipated first-person shooter Far Cry 4.
Martinez collaborated with Ubisoft Montreal’s Far Cry 4 music designer Jerome Angelot, music supervisor Simon Landry, and audio director Tony Gronick to craft original music for the gameplay and also added musical textures that enhance the detailed environment and ruthless characters featured in the game.
Before he embarked on his film career, Martinez was a former drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers (he, along with the band, are Rock and Roll Hall of Famers).
“It was an honor to be asked to write the music for the Far Cry 4 game as my first full-length video game soundtrack,” said Martinez, who also scored Spring Breakers. “It was exciting for me to be asked to take my usual minimalistic cinematic approach to the immersive game world. Any game where you can ride on a rampaging elephant is a project you can’t turn down!”
Far Cry 4 comes out November 18 for the PlayStation 3 &4, Xbox One & 360, and Windows PC. The Far Cry 4 Original Game Soundtrack (digital edition) comes out November 4, with a limited 2-CD edition hitting North America on December 2 (December 9 in Europe). A 3-LP version releases on January 2015.