Cris Velasco's Empathetic Soundtrack For 'GYLT'

Dec 6, 2019

GYLT screenshot
Credit tequilaworks.com

On its surface, GYLT, the new game created by Tequila Works, is a terrifying adventure in which teenage Sally is looking for her missing cousin. But Tequila Works dives into deeper psychological waters, and the game also deals with the effects of bullying. Cris Velasco says both of those concepts gave him plenty of inspiration to create a scary soundtrack, while also incorporating a lush, empathetic sound with the orchestra.   

GYLT is set in an industrial town in Maine that's seen better times. The developers described it to Cris as "Stephen King crossed with Rime," one of their earlier games.

Cris has provided the soundtracks for many of Tequila Works' games, and he says working with them is always a fantastic experience because they realize that "a happy composer is a productive composer." The soundtrack is available in iTunes, Spotify and other digital outlets.  

Episode tracklist: 

All tracks by Cris Valasco, performed by the Czech Republic's Capilano Orchestra 

GYLT: You're Just Another Monster; Entering Bethelwood; Emily is Missing; Sally's Lullaby; Stay Hidden!; Descent into the Mines; Helplessness Chase; Violence; What Is This Place; All Alone; Everything's Going to be OK; This Isn't Your Home

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Thanks to Dick Roberts for production assistance and Greg O'Connor-Read, Top Dollar PR