The producer, Luminist, first made a splash in the gaming space with his analog remakes of the 1986 video game Metroid’s official music, gaining attention from the leading gaming publication GameSpot as well as Killscreen. The producer went on to release two original EPs, namely Simulations and Infinity Mirrors. In addition, he scored the 2017 animated short Jumpy and released his single ‘Plastic Sea’ under Mechanical Records in 2021. He draws inspiration from Rival Consoles, Steve Reich, and Jon Hopkins. In 2022, he released a remix album titled Metroid Resynthesized, which was pressed on vinyl by the US label One Run Records. The first 300 copies sold out in 10 minutes, making it somewhat of a collector’s item for fans of the game. His music has also appeared on the popular Youtube channel Summoning Salt and accumulated approximately 3 million streams across platforms.
He released his new album Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree (Original Soundtrack) on the 27th of January via Infinite Hex. The Wildboy Studios’ game Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree was first released in 2019 alongside the launch of Apple Arcade. Later that year, Luminist won a New Zealand Game Award in the Excellence in Audio category for the soundtracks he produced, one of which was featured in the release date trailer for Atone on PlayStation’s official Youtube channel. Delivered under the publisher Untold Tales, the game is available on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, and PS4.
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Luminist shares: “This was my first time writing music for a videogame, and it was a huge learning experience. A big part of the game features rhythm gameplay elements similar to Guitar Hero or Dance Dance Revolution – it was a challenge but ultimately really fun writing music that the listener will literally play to the beat themselves in order to move the story forward.”
We advise you to go and listen to this new LP!