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XIII Soundtrack To Feature Original Music By 'Future Primitive Sound'

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT

Ubi Soft announced its partnership with San Francisco-based label Future Primitive Sound to record exclusive tracks inspired by XIII, Ubi Soft's highly anticipated first-person shooter. The XIII soundtrack is the first videogame soundtrack to feature original music inspired by the game, and will be available exclusively through XIII's pre-order program, launching in September. XIII will be available on all game consoles and the PC in Fall 2003. Listen to clips from the XIII soundtrack at: www.whoisxiii.com/community/soundtrack.php

"We wanted to create something which ties together everything that makes XIII unique," said John Coghlan, Ubi Soft brand manager for XIII. What better way to illustrate XIII's unique style and leave a lasting impression than with music. Using a visionary group of artists like Future Primitive Sound was a natural selection, and the soundtrack captures the mood and style of the game to perfection."

"We wanted to capture the essence of XIII in this soundtrack by showcasing its nostalgic style while giving the beats a modern twist. Our intention was to tell its story through the music and create a seamless headnodding mix that would complement the energy of XIII and get gamers hyped," said Mark Herlihy, founder of Future Primitive Sound. "The game is solid and we feel privileged to be able to add our artistic touch to the project"

The soundtrack features a unique blend of funk beats and progressive hip hop produced by Future Primitive's team of visionary artists, including Z-Trip, Romanowski, DJs Faust and Shortee, J-Boogie, Jack Dangers, DJ Zeph and Bing Ji Ling. The 13 tracks were all inspired by XIII's themes of conspiracy and government intrigue, as well as the stylish 70s-influenced vibe created by the videogame designers. XIII is a stylish, first-person shooter thriller featuring a conspiracy of epic proportions. The game involves a secret agent with complete amnesia who must discover clues behind his true identity while avoiding those who are out to capture him.

The game's all-star cast includes actor David Duchovny as XIII, actress/musician Eve as Major Jones, and actor Adam West as General Carrington. The soundtrack will be available through pre-order at select retail locations in September. Ubi Soft and Future Primitive Sound will also collaborate on a multi-city club tour to promote both the game and soundtrack this fall. For more information about XIII, please visit: www.whoisxiii.com.

Future Primitive Sound is a popular San Francisco-based art collective, consisting of many local pioneers of the San Francisco music scene who push the boundaries of Hip Hop and Urban Art. The collective was born out of Future Primitive Soundsession, a critically acclaimed concert series cultivating hip-hop culture. Many of its artists - such as Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5, Ozomatli) and DJ Z-trip (Hollywood Records) - have gone on to become successful mainstream recording artists and producers. The company includes an independent record label, production company, retail store, art gallery, and private-label clothing line. For more information, please visit: www.futureprimitivesound.com.

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