Black Screen deploys BattleTech vinyl soundtrack by Jon Everist

Eric on 2020-01-14
Cologne's Black Screen Records has published the vinyl soundtrack for Harebrained Schemes’ turn-based strategy game BattleTech. Also available through Light in the Attic Records in Seattle, music is by Shadowrun: Dragonfall composer Jon Everist.

Released for Windows, Mac and Linux by Paradox Interactive, BattleTech takes place in the 31st century where noble houses pit feudal lords against each other in battles between battlemech vehicles. The largely orchestral score for the audiophile 180g double vinyl release was recorded in Hungary, Germany, Seattle and Latvia, and remastered by Christian Bethge at RAMA Tonstudio.

Album art is by developer Harebrained Schemes concept artist Joel DuQue. A seven-part "Behind the Music" playlist can be viewed on YouTube. Excerpts from the digital music score and the Urban Warfare expansion soundtrack are streaming on SoundCloud, Bandcamp and Apple Music.

From the product page:
The year is 3025 and the galaxy is trapped in a cycle of perpetual war, fought by noble houses with enormous, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs. Take command of your own mercenary outfit of 'Mechs and the MechWarriors that pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as you find yourself drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war. Upgrade your starfaring base of operations, negotiate mercenary contracts with feudal lords, repair and maintain your stable of aging BattleMechs, and execute devastating combat tactics to defeat your enemies on the battlefield.
Light in the Attic Records - BattleTech Vinyl