Renowned Silent Hill Series Composer Will Compose 10 Tracks For Decarnation



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  • A psychological horror adventure game, Decarnation, will now feature music by Akira Yamaoka, renowned for his work in the Silent Hill series.
  • It has been confirmed that Decarnation will feature a remarkable selection of 10 tracks meticulously crafted by Akira Yamaoka.
  • The involvement of Akira Yamaoka as the music composer for Decarnation aligns perfectly with the game’s vision, as his work on Silent Hill is one of the most remarkable things about Silent Hill.
  • The Japanese composer is also excited to work on this project as Decarnation has incorporated elements inspired by his favorite literary works.

The psychological horror game, Decarnation, has officially announced the inclusion of 10 tracks composed by Akira Yamaoka, renowned for his work on the Silent Hill series. Yamaoka has expressed his enthusiasm for Decarnation, remarking that it evokes memories of his cherished horror novels. Quentin De Beukelaer, creative director of Decarnation, is also honored to work with such a distinguished artist on this project.

Renowned for his contributions to the critically acclaimed Silent Hill series, Akira Yamaoka has attained legendary status as a composer. His impact on the series can be attributed to his remarkable ambient music that seamlessly intertwines with the game’s aesthetics and sets the perfect mood. As such, his work on Decarnation is shaping up to be something worth looking forward to.

The tweet has confirmed that Akira Yamaoka has meticulously composed 10 tracks that will be featured in Decarnation. Since Decarnation has taken inspiration from many beloved cult-classic films and novels, Akira Yamaoka has remarked that it evokes memories of his cherished horror novels, reminding him of one of his favorite novels, Moju: The Blind Beast, by Edogawa Rampo.

I am delighted to have been able to take part in Decarnation‘s development, which draws its inspiration from works that are extremely dear to me, such as Moju: The Blind Beast by Edogawa Rampo. It is one of my favorite novels and has inspired many of my personal creations. In many ways, Decarnation reminds me of this work, and I have developed a special connection with this game. I sincerely hope that players will enjoy it as much as I do!” says Akira Yamaoka.

Creative director Quentin De Beukelaer also commended Akira Yamaoka’s work on Silent Hill, saying that his unwavering creative genius has persisted for over two decades since the inception of the first Silent Hill game. In addition, Decarnation seems to take inspiration from elements of Japanese culture, making Akira Yamaoka’s involvement even better.

The Silent Hill aesthetic and mood have played a crucial role in shaping my creative work on Decarnation. Therefore, having the opportunity to receive assistance from the talented and generous master Yamaoka-san is a tremendous honor.” says Quentin De Beukelaer, Decarnation’s creative director. 

Classic horror fans can expect to see Decarnation on Switch and PC (via Steam) on May 31, and it will be priced at $14.99. 

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