Lakeshore Records will release 1979 Revolution: Black Friday – Original Video Game Soundtrack digitally on May 13, 2016. The album features the game's original score by Nima Fakhrara.
Called "A truly revolutionary video game," by The New Yorker. BuzzFeed says, "You're Going to Love This." 1979 Revolution: Black Friday has already been featured in both videogame and mainstream press including NPR, BBC, Washington Post, and Time Magazine.
"The beauty of this game is that it has different points of views, the player chooses and explorers these views, its the players perspective not the game itself," explained Fakhrara. "The game itself has no political agenda, it's more as a platform to be a storyteller and also in some ways an educational avenue. My background of being an Iranian American brought a different approach to the musical ideas of this game. Been brought up in an Iranian family but being raised in an American culture allowed me to capture both worlds."
"For this project, authenticity of the location and the era was important," said Fakhrara. To capture the time period, he used period-accurate recording techniques (right down to the microphones, compressors and tape machines) and analog synths. "One of the things that I tried to do was to replace any western instruments with an Iranian instrument from the same family. I want to emphasize that I ONLY used Iranian instruments, not arabic, greek, Armenian, or any other countries' instruments, I wanted to use authentic instruments from my country. For example, the Santour, being a dulcimer, and dulcimer coming from the Piano family, was used to replace and accentuate the sound of the piano. And at times the Santour replaced piano. Also at times the sounds of the Iranian interments were shaped to become something that we recognize as 'Tradition Western Instruments'."
Ink Stories presents 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, currently available via Steam or GOG and coming soon to iOS.