Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Composer Luminist creates sonic perfection with latest album 

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Award-winning producer Luminist shared his newest album Heart of the Elder Tree (Original Soundtrack) on the 27th of January via Infinite Hex. Hailing from Sydney, Australia,  Luminist cites the musical sound of  Rival Consoles, Steve Reich, and Jon Hopkins as the inspiration for his music and produces music that is influenced by the years he spent as a chorister in the St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir in Sydney during his adolescence.

Stream/ buy: Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree (Original Soundtrack)

The sound of the new album is cinematic and all-encompassing, evident in by usage of raw electronic piano, gentle elongated synths and other electronic musical instruments. Ultimately, the experience of listening to the album is akin to witnessing a live theatrical performance that focuses on the sonic integrity of each note and the result is a musical sound that produces an out-of-body experience that is difficult to forget.  

Luminist tells us about the process in the making of Heart of the Elder Tree (Original Soundtrack): “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”.

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