Remedy and 505 Games have enlisted two renowned composers to create the music for their upcoming action-adventure game, Control. Martin Stig Andersen and Petri Alanko will work together to construct a score that will complement Control’s supernatural setting and gravity-defying gameplay.
You may be familiar with Martin Stig Andersen’s eerie compositions if you have played games such as Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus or INSIDE. Likewise, Petri Alanko’s orchestral works may ring a bell to those who’ve played previous Remedy titles Quantum Break and Alan Wake. The two will combine their skills to compose a unique score for Control that will accentuate the game’s surreal environment. You can learn more about the duo’s creative process in the interview below.
Control Composers Revealed
The Game Director of Control, Mikael Kasurinen, spoke highly of the duo in today’s press release. “I couldn’t imagine a better match for Control than Petri Alanko and Martin Stig Andersen. Martin’s deep and moody style combined with the unique energy of Petri Alanko elevates the end result into something special,” said Kasurinen. “While both capture the tone of the experience, they approach it from different perspectives, complementing each other beautifully.”
Control’s Senior Audio Designer, Ville Sorsa, also seems optimistic about what the pair of composers have to offer. “We knew Control required a very specific form of music to fit the aesthetic vision,” said Sorsa. “Given the exceptional scores of their previous projects including Alan Wake, Limbo, and Inside, it was clear to us that combining the talents of both Petri Alanko and Martin Stig Andersen would be perfect for creating such a weird, supernatural soundtrack for Control.”
Overall, it seems that these two composers are the perfect pair for the job. Remedy recently announced Control’s release date, which is slated for August 27, 2019. Pre-orders for Control on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC are available now. For a preview of what’s to come, check out the unsettling action in the most recent Control gameplay trailer below.