Much of the epic adventure in the Banner Saga series is conveyed not only through visuals, but also through the game’s powerful music. Composer Austin Wintory has masterfully created some of our favorite game soundtracks, including the Grammy-nominated score to Journey (a first for any soundtrack album, to be sure).
Arnie Jorgensen, art director of the Banner Saga series, took great care in crafting the visuals exclusively for this vinyl release, staying true to the game’s soulful mythology, while embracing the unique canvas that is album design.
As with all new iam8bit music releases, the audio is being mastered specifically for optimal vinyl audio quality by our talented friends at Telegraph Mastering Studio.
Music composed, conducted and produced by Austin Wintory
Performed by the Colorado Symphony
Árstíðir – vocals
Taylor Davis – violin
Peter Hollens – vocals
Malukah – vocals
Holly Sedillos – vocals
Noah Gladstone – bukkehorn
Mike Neimietz – prepared electric guitar
Randin Graves – didgeridoo
Accordion – Austin Wintory
Orchestrations - Susie Seiter and Austin Wintory
MIDI transcription - M.R. Miller
Copyist – Steven Juliani Music
Librarian for the Colorado Symphony – Joanne Goble
Score engineer and mixer – Steve Kempster
ProTools digital recordist and music editor – Kevin Globerman
Mix assistant – Jeff Gartenbaum
Score implementation – John Watson
Album Art: Arnie Jorgensen
Lyrics by Malukah and Austin Wintory
Translations by Andri Þór Sturluson
The award winning and BAFTA nominated saga continues in Banner Saga 2. Continue your journey soon after the climactic events of the Banner Saga. The choices you made in the first game will affect who is alive and who is dead in this exciting sequel. As the world continues to crumble around you, only one bastion of hope remains, but getting there will require strong leadership, hard sacrifices, influencing new heroes, and, as always, sound strategy in combat.