Kafka-inspired Metamorphosis OST is Out Now
Krakow, Poland–February 11th, 2021. All in! Games has announced that OST for Metamorphosis is now available on PC. To coincide with this release, those interested can pick up the surrealist narrative adventure for 60% off until February 28th on Steam.
Metamorphosis is a unique artistic expression, inspired by Franz Kafka’s novels, and takes place in a bizarre and surrealist world inhabited by insects and a corrupt bureaucracy. In the surrealist world inspired by Kafka’s work, the music created by Ovid Works builds into the plot and creates an atmosphere of anxiety and helplessness in Metamorphosis.
Metamorphosis gave composers Mikolai Stroinski and Garry Schyman a perfect opportunity to write music inspired by the expressionist era of art in the early 20th century. Composers Arnold Schoenberg and Alban Berg, as well later composers such as Bernard Herrmann were inspirations. The composers incorporated techniques of the era such as Sprechgesang (half spoken half sung), 12 tone, aleatoric, as well as tonal and atonal harmonies to invoke a past age that worked perfectly for the world of Metamorphosis.
Music is one of the parts of Metamorphosis that has been lauded by critics, but also by the players themselves. It is thanks to this interest that the soundtrack for the game will be released separately on music streaming platforms.
“[Metamorphosis] is an absolutely breathtaking and detailed score with otherworldly textures and effortless results.”
- Scala Radio
“Blending originality with expressionist inspiration, composers Mikolai Stroinski and Garry Schyman were able to create an enchanting and intelligent musical score for Ovid Games' Kafka-inspired Metamorphosis. The pair is worthy of praise for their music in Metamorphosis. From my knowledge, this is the first dedicated video game score that is based in musical expressionism. The composer duo pioneered something special, and criminally underappreciated.”
- The Gamer
“Game composers reach across the history of classical, contemporary classical, and film music, incorporating old techniques in novel ways and redefining what fear sounds like. Through their work, they help redefine the relationships between music and sound. Their music reinterprets the balance of power and fear, the dichotomy of horror and splendour, the inherent absurdity of violence, and even the comedy within the otherwise terrifying.”
- ABC Classics