Half-Life: Alyx episodic soundtrack arrives on Steam

Eric on 2022-07-11
Developer Valve has taken a unique approach to publishing the official soundtrack for its hit VR title Half-Life: Alyx, released episodically, with new tracks releasing alongside their corresponding in-game chapters.

Set between the end of the original Half-Life and the beginning of Half-Life 2, the game casts the player in the role of fan-favorite Alyx Vance as she and her father join the rebellion against Earth’s militaristic oppressors, the Combine. Outside of several iconic tracks originating from Kelly Bailey’s Half-Life score, the Half-Life: Alyx soundtrack is composed by Mike Morasky.

As an in-house composer for Valve, Morasky has also created soundtracks for Portal (with Kelly Bailey), Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Portal 2, credited as “Aperture Science Psychoacoustic Laboratories."

Music from "Chapter 1: Entanglement," "Chapter 2: The Quarantine Zone," "Chapter 3: Is Or Will Be," "Chapter 4: Superweapon," "Chapter 5: The Northern Star," "Chapter 6: Arms Race," "Chapter 7: Jeff," "Chapter 8: Captivity," "Chapter 9: Revelations," "Chapter 10: Breaking and Entering," and "Chapter 11: Point Extraction" are streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

From the product page:
Following the story and locations of Half-Life: Alyx, the soundtrack evolves and combines industrial, electronic, experimental and orchestral cinematic pieces, alternating between abstract environmental, emotional soundscapes and direct action-oriented cues.
YouTube Music - Half-Life: Alyx (Chapter 11, "Point Extraction")