Today, triple j and Double J host and musician Tim Shiel announced the release of his forthcoming album Glowing Pains: Music From The Gardens Between. The album is a soundtrack to a Melbourne-made adventure game The Gardens Between, which became one of the most highly-anticipated global indie games of 2018.
Glowing Pains: Music From The Gardens Between boasts an impressive roster of contributors. It features Australian Music Prize-nominated composer Luke Howard on piano, Wally de Backer (Gotye) on ondioline, Liam McGorry of Dorsal Fins and Saskwatch on trumpet. With vocal contributions from Lonelyspeck, Researcher, KAIAR, Eric J Dubowsky (producer for Flume and Chet Faker) and many more.
When discussing the creation of the album, Shiel has detailed “I wanted this album to reflect on the game’s bittersweet themes of memory, time, and childhood friendship.” He continued “Similar to the game, the album does this largely without words. I also wanted the album to exist as a distinct experience to the game itself – this is much more than just a collection of the music that was written the game.”
Shiel worked in cahoots with Melbourne-based development team The Voxel Agents for over four years on the product. It’s since garnered impresssive hype. It has already scored itself pre-release awards at a selection of prestigious games events.