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2016 Classic FM Hall of Fame voting now open

In 2015, 12 famous video game soundtracks made the Classic FM Hall of Fame, and this year they want to see more.

Whether it’s fantasy favourite The Elder Scrolls Online, the space-age ambience of Elite: Dangerous, or the orchestral beauty of Halo 5, make sure to visit the Classic FM Hall of Fame website to register your vote.

You can vote for a total of three tracks from of nearly 100 in the Classic FM database, or add your own if your favourite is not listed.

Video game tracks have featured in the Classic FM Hall of Fame for the last four years, so make sure to get voting to help get video game music recognised for the fifth year running.

Boris Salchow Scores FUSE from Insomniac Games

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Coming courteous of a press release, we received the news that musical composer Boris Salchow (Resistance 2&3, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time) swaps his baton and orchestra for Moog synthesizers and rare vintage audio processors as he reunites with Insomniac Games to score their new sci-fi video game FUSE published by Electronic Arts.

German-born composer Boris Salchow is classically trained but just at home in the electronic music world. Combining these two worlds he began his scoring career writing commercials, promos and prime time television series for leading networks in Germany. Now based in Los Angeles Salchow has composed for feature films and video games including the internationally-released action thriller 80 Minutes, additional music for Elsewhere, and additional music for the Sony/Screen Gems’ teenage horror mystery Prom Night. Salchow ‘s music can also be heard in Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, Sony’s Resistance 2, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, and Resistance 3. Salchow continues to write music for commercials, promos and trailers for some of the most prestigious brands in the world including Adidas, Audi, and Lamborghini.

The latest game he turns his musical genius to – FUSE, thrusts players into the roles of four elite, covert agents each with their own Xenotech weapon and set of unique skills used to fight to protect mankind from a deadly alien energy source known as FUSE. Salchow’s original score blends analog electronic elements, adrenaline infused drums and musical sound design to provide a foreboding and rousing sonic landscape for FUSE’s dark futuristic setting and intense co-op action experience.

FUSE will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on May 28th in North America and May 31st in Europe.

Garry Schyman Records Musical Score for Bioshock Infinite

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Award-winning composer Garry Schyman has created a unique musical score for BioShock Infinite developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games. Having recorded the original Bioshock score, Schyman returns with a recording of solo string instruments, intimate string ensembles, and experimental percussion. Schyman’s raw and intensely emotional score reflects BioShock Inifinite’s compelling narrative, following the development of the relationship between the lead characters, Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth, and immersing players in the game’s spectacular alternate early Twentieth Century setting.

Film, television and video game composer Garry Schyman is one of the interactive medium’s foremost composers, renowned for his multiple award-winning score for the original BioShock – winner of Best Original Score from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Spike TV’s Video Game Award for Best Original Score, G4 TV’s Soundtrack of the Year and four awards from the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G) including Music of the Year, Best Interactive Score, Best Original Instrumental and Audio of the Year.

“It doesn’t get any better for a composer than to be able to score a game as remarkable as Bioshock Infinite,” says Schyman. “It provided a vast canvas filled with extraordinary and completely unique characters and situations that permitted me to be creative in ways that we composers usually only dream of. Much thanks goes to Ken Levine, James Bonney, and the entire team at Irrational for inventing such an astonishing world and then letting me write music for it!”

BioShock Infinite will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows on March 26th, 2013.