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Behind the Scenes: Creating the surprisingly symphonic F1 22 Soundtrack

Surprisingly symphonic!

Codemasters, the developers for the F1 game series, released an “as live” behind-the-scenes footage showing the recording sessions of the F1 22 soundtrack. The cross-over of electronica and cinematic orchestral music has long been a staple of the menus of the F1 series games and composer Ian Livingstone has made this year’s theme particularly special. It borrows parts of previous riffs, themes and chord progressions from previous games whilst using a sci-fi electronica palette to at additional colour to the score. Considering you only get these themes in the menus, they show some excellent attention to detail.

The video is to celebrate the F1 22 soundtrack being available to stream on various platforms and buy from digital music platforms. Enjoy the symphonic performance below. I also highly recommend the Grid Legends soundtrack as one of the best symphonic electronica soundtracks made in recent years too.

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