Jason Graves' Unsettling Soundtrack For 'Little Hope' Offers Little Comfort
Little Hope is the latest chapter in The Dark Pictures Anthology, created by Super Massive Games. There have been disturbing events in the small Massachusetts town of Little Hope ever since the 17th Century, and the latest people to experience them are college students and their professor who are stranded there when their bus crashes. Jason Graves says the time-span of the game and its story origins in early New England guided his choice of a hammered dulcimer and hurdy-gurdy to provide the backbone of his soundtrack.
Jason used live instruments as much as possible, and roped in his daughter as voice talent for the main theme of Little Hope, as well as some childish sing-song nursery rhymes and mysterious whispering that perfectly blend with the supernatural events the college students are experiencing.
If you want to experience Jason't unsettling soundtrack outside of the game, it's available here. You might want to leave the lights on, though!
all tracks composed and performed by Jason Graves
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope: Crossing Over; Little Hope; Come Play with Me; Beyond Salvation; Impenatrable Fog; The Devil's Grasp; Prologue; Strangers are not Welcome; On Trial
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Thanks to Dick Roberts for production assistance and Greg O'Connor-Read, Top Dollar PR