Rising star composer Sarah Schachner returns to Ubisoft's flagship series Assassin's Creed to score the combat, co-op and multiplayer music for this year's most anticipated next-gen blockbuster title, Assassin's Creed Unity, a new epic adventure set within Paris during the French Revolution. Assassin's Creed Unity - Original Game Soundtrack is now available digitally through Ubisoft Music and will also be released on limited edition vinyl. 4 full-length tracks are available to preview on Soundcloud.
Schachner combines her dynamic talents as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (violin, cello, guitar, mandolin, voice) and modular synth artist/programmer to create a unique classical soundscape infused with analog pulses. "The French revolution was an interesting time musically because it was at the beginning of the classical period but there was still some crossover from the baroque era," explains Schachner. "The missions at Versailles, for instance, reflect more of the overly flourished baroque sound that the aristocracy was reluctant to let go of."
Sarah Schachner's action-driven score for Assassin's Creed Unity immerses players in the time period during which the action takes place but also reflects the game's overarching modern sci-fi element. "The combat music in Unity needed to strike a balance between the methodical and calculated chamber sound of the era while also encompassing the passion and struggle that was at the center of the revolution," continues Schachner. "As always with the franchise, the player is periodically reminded of the sci-fi modern Abstergo element with low gritty analog synth pulses weaving in and out of the classical soundscape."