New York – November 19th, 2007 – Sumthing Else Music Works Inc., through its licensing relationship with Eidos Interactive Ltd., today announced the award-winning music soundtrack for the video game Hitman: Blood Money is now available on iTunes as well as Sumthing Digital. Previously released on CD, the 15 track digital download album features the stylish original music score composed by British Academy award-winner Jesper Kyd whose powerful blend of epic orchestral, choral and modern electronic compositions beautifully enhances the cool, dark cinematic flair of the Hitman series (www.hitman.com).
"Jesper Kyd's unique and emotionally intense scores for Hitman are synonymous with the main character Agent 47 and revered by fans as an essential signature of the blockbuster action/stealth video game series," said Andy Uterano, President of Sumthing Else Music Works. "Due to popular worldwide demand, we're now making the Hitman: Blood Money soundtrack available for digital download on iTunes as well as Sumthing Digital, alongside his BAFTA award-winning soundtrack for Hitman: Contracts."
The Hitman: Blood Money music soundtrack received numerous accolades including the Best Original Score Award from IGN.com who described the music as "A rousing combo of organic orchestration and electronic manipulation" while MP3.com acclaimed, "What's lent the Hitman series its distinct identity over the years is the memorable scoring of composer Jesper Kyd, who returned in top form for the original soundtrack to the latest in the series." Kyd's critically acclaimed score was also nominated for Best Original Video Game Score at the MTV Video Music Awards and GAMES Magazine recently rated the music of Hitman among the top 5 video game scores of all time.
Fan favorites from the Hitman: Blood Money OST include the foreboding operatics of "Apocalypse," the surreal soundscapes capturing "Night Time in New Orleans," the retro lounge club vibe of "Vegas," and the ethereal choral passages of "Funeral."
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark and now living and working in Los Angeles, Jesper Kyd has scored all the titles in the Hitman series, including Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Hitman: Codename 47. His latest projects include the original score for Kane and Lynch: Dead Men, a gritty, character-driven third person action shooter from IO Interactive, the creators of Hitman. For more information on Jesper Kyd, visit www.jesperkyd.com and www.myspace.com/jesperkyd.
About Eidos Interactive Ltd
Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, Battlestations Midway, the Conflict series and Just Cause. Some of the titles currently in development include: Kane and Lynch: Dead Men, Conflict: Denied Ops and Highlander.
About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Nile Rodgers started Sumthing Else Music Works (SEMW) as a nationwide record label and creative outlet for independent artists and unique musical projects. Through its affiliated company, Sumthing Distribution, SEMW prides itself on its ability to rapidly and effectively deliver to the marketplace many innovative products. In view of the successes of its previous game soundtrack releases, the company is now recognized as the leader in this newly emerging musical genre. Accordingly, SEMW has bolstered its commitment to enhancing gamers' overall experience by acquiring many new titles to complement its current catalog of releases. For more information visit www.sumthing.com and www.sumthingdigital.com.