The original game soundtrack to Syberia: The World Before, composed by Emmy-award winning and multi-BAFTA-nominated composer Inon Zur, and featuring Grammy-nominated Emily Bear on solo piano, will be released in a special 2-LP color vinyl edition on 1 April 2022.
Syberia: The World Before is the fourth installment in the cult adventure game series – Syberia – created by late author and graphic novelist Benoît Sokal and published by Microids. This new game follows the incredible journey of two women across two time periods and is set in the fantastic and poetic world of Benoît Sokal’s Syberia. Dana Rose, in Vaghen, 1937, is beginning her brilliant career as a pianist and Kate Walker, in Taiga, 2004, is imprisoned in a salt mine.
“The music came out from my deepest emotions”
“I’m absolutely thrilled and proud to return to the magical and evocative world of Syberia for the third time,” said soundtrack composer Inon Zur. “It is very personal to me since the story touches, in many places, the history of my own family. The amazing Benoît Sokal and the Microids team crafted a masterfully written story which I was so taken by, and the music came out from my deepest emotions. I really hope that my music will emotionally move the players as much as I felt when I was introduced to Syberia: The World Before.”
Inon Zur’s soundtrack for Syberia: The World Before is a romantic suite for orchestra and solo pianist that transports the listener to a different world on every track.
“Classical music is such a huge influence on my score”
“The music in Syberia overall is very, very important. There will be real instruments inside the game …So the music is not something that is just in the background,” explained Inon Zur. “Classical music is such a huge influence on my score that I had to record live orchestra …”
19-year-old Emily Bear’s piano playing is featured prominently in Inon Zur’s soundtrack. She has already achieved groundbreaking success as a pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter and is a creator behind the Tik Tok phenomenon The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical.
Emily Bear said, “I’m just dipping my toes in the video game world but what I love so much about it is how much the music is a part of the game …the music is a huge part of the storytelling.”
The 2-LP color vinyl edition of Syberia: The World Before features concept drawings by late author and graphic novelist Benoît Sokal and is a tribute to the franchise’s visionary creator.
Syberia: The World Before was named Best PC Game at the 2021 Gamescom Awards.
The 2-LP color vinyl edition of Syberia: The World Before will be released on 1 April 2022 and can be pre-ordered here.