Last year, outside wild cards received its first expansion, the renowned eye echoes. Now the music for that DLC is getting its own DLC. Wait delete that, I’ve heard people in the music industry actually call expansion packs a “deluxe edition”. In any case, outside wild cards you’ll get one of those tomorrow on songwriter Andrew Prahlow’s new album, Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (The Lost Reels).
Hear the initial lick of outside wild cards it’s enough to send anyone who’s played Mobius Digital’s tour de force of a spaceship crash simulator into an existential crisis. After all, it’s something you’d hear a lot through repeated runs of the game’s puzzling 22-minute time loop. And once you learn its many secrets, you realize that music is integral to more than just sounding great.
“Music has always been baked into the heart and soul of the Outer wild cards experience,” outside wild cards creative director Alex Beachum said in a press release. “Some nights I wake up in a cold sweat thinking someone might be playing outside wild cards with the music volume slider turned down to zero.”
the music in outside wild cards it’s moody and atmospheric, the kind of evocative, textured soundscapes that convey the infinite possibilities, with all the thrill and terror that implies, of space. In fact, just this week, people compared Prahlow’s song “Uncertainty Principle” to a sonification of NASA data from a black hole some 240 million light-years away. There’s a reason Prahlow’s soundtrack outside wild cards it has racked up millions of streams on services like Spotify. Prahlow’s soundtrack for eye echoesReleased last year, it was no different and was also hugely popular, garnering over a million collective streams within its first month of release.
“When I finished writing the music for echoes, these characters felt like friends I would never see again,” Prahlow said in a press release. “It has been a wonderful experience to step back into their world and revisit them.”
Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (The Lost Reels) includes six new tracks:
- “Last dream of home”
- “No signal”
- “The End of River Times”
- “The Spirit of the Water”
- “The Shadow of Home”
- “Older than the universe”
You can hear the first song, “The Last Dream of Home,” in the video above, which my box is able to share exclusively today. Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (The Lost Reels) It drops in its entirety tomorrow and will be available on all major streaming music platforms.
“The new compositions are reminiscent of everything that outside wild cards and the community has meant to me, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone,” Prahlow said.