DEMAND FOR VRENNA'S SOUNDTRACK TO ALICE SURGES FOR
For the second year in a row, CHRIS VRENNA's dark soundtrack CD
to American McGee's Alice (Electronic Arts) is seeing a surge in sales
and demand for the Halloween season. The creepy and chilling original
game soundtrack is suddenly hot again, even though the video game was
released almost two years ago.
CHRIS VRENNA, the composer of the soundtrack, is best known as a former
founding member of the band NINE INCH NAILS. Vrenna has also been a producer
/ collaborator / remixer for artists including U2, P.O.D., MARILYN MANSON,
ROB ZOMBIE, COLD and WEEZER among others.
" I love video game soundtracks", says Vrenna, "They are
incredibly challenging to compose, since you are basically making music
that needs to be compelling enough for people to enjoy even after playing
a game 1,000 times but also not be so out of control that it is distracting
to the player."
Jeff Antebi of Kabuki Digital, the record label for Alice, says of the
phenomenon "People who played the game are remembering the music
and suddenly want the music for their haunted house or some other strange
use I don't want to know about. It's looking like it will be a cult classic
which would be unusual for a video game soundtrack, but it does seem to
transcend the genre. It's a great word-of-mouth thing among people who
are into haunting, dark music."
Vrenna is currently composing the soundtrack to an upcoming Inevitable
video game, but more details cannot be revealed until 2003. Additionally,
Vrenna collaborated on a track with MESMER on the upcoming video game
soundtrack for Toxic Grind (THQ).
The movie version of American McGee's Alice is currently in production
with horror master WES CRAVEN at the helm (Dimension / Miramax).
For more information on the soundtrack and Vrenna, please check out Tweaker.net