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SECTION 8 Features Original Music By Bafta Award-Winning Composer Jason Graves

August 24, 2009


Dead Space and Star Trek Composer Creates Hybrid Score for Large-Scale Sci-Fi First Person Shooter Video Game

BAFTA award-winning composer Jason Graves (  has created an original music score for the intense first-person shooter SECTION 8 developed by TimeGate Studios. Renowned for his cinematic and prolific orchestral music on video games such as Dead Space and the Star Trek franchise, Graves delivers a powerful and anthemic score for SECTION 8 featuring vintage synth and guitar elements blended with orchestra to portray the futuristic, sci-fi setting of the game. SECTION 8 is being released by SouthPeak Games for Xbox 360 and PC on September 1st, 2009.

"SECTION 8 was a great opportunity to combine my three musical passions: orchestra, electronics/synths and guitars," said composer Jason Graves. "It was so much fun playing guitar and tweaking my analog synths. I treated them as additional members of the orchestra, sometimes taking the spotlight and other times adding textural background."

SECTION 8 gives players unprecedented strategic control over the battlefield, employing tactical assets and on-demand vehicle deliveries to dynamically alter the flow of combat. Set at the crossroads of a growing insurrection among its colonies, Earth dispatches the elite 8th Armored Infantry to turn the tide. Utilizing advanced powered armor suits, these brave volunteers are the only ones crazy enough to smash through enemy defenses and drop directly into the battlefield from 15,000 feet, earning them the nickname "Section 8."

"The music focuses on the two primary locations of the game," added Graves. "One is more orchestral in nature and the other has a hybrid rock edge to it. TimeGate gave me a lot of freedom to try different things - it was refreshing to experiment with such a diverse sound palette."

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