Microsoft and 343
Industries' latest Halo 4 trailer takes you behind the scenes on the
game's soundtrack. The fourth title features the series' first new
composer since Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatore began work on
the original Combat Evolved's score. This time, Massive Attack
producer Neil Davidge lends the series' signature aural palette a
touch of the trip-hop sensibilities he's previously brought to
releases such as 1998's Mezzanine.
If this trailer's look into
the score leaves you wanting to hear more, Rolling Stone has a stream of Arrival, one of Davidge's tracks composed for the game. Davidge
says he's been playing Halo since the series' inception, with the
first game a regular fixture in the Massive Attack recording studio.
And you wondered why that band's output had become more minimalist
even as the Halo series grew progressively more expansive...