OTHERWORLD: A Tribute to Silent Hill

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Album Credits:

Alasdair Dunn: Album Art (Immortalpict Illustration)
Jaime Cross: Producer
James C. Hoffman: Mastering Engineer
John Michael Hunt: Producer
Lauren the Flute: Marketing
Sebastian Wolff: Executive Producer

Originally released in 1999 for the Sony Playstation, Silent Hill has since become one of the most iconic horror franchises of all time. This is in no small part due to Akira Yamaoka’s music. Moody, unsettling, introspective, beautiful, gritty, and occasionally outright terrifying, Yamaoka’s work has played an essential part in creating this foggy town of monsters, cult rituals, and harrowing psychological drama.

OTHERWORLD features reinterpretations of tracks from the first four Silent Hill games, all arranged and performed by the diverse and phenomenally talented members of Materia Community. We believe we have created an album that reflects the unique voices of each of its artists, embraces Yamaoka’s experimental spirit and captures the unmistakable aesthetic of his legendary works.

In addition to providing/contributing to two tracks on this album, I was also involved in the development and production of it alongside my co-producer John Michael Hunt. After our proposal was accepted at the start of the year we were responsible for sourcing and managing any contributing artists, providing feedback to them at various stages of the production cycle, sourcing and working with an external artist, and working with Materia Collective’s internal production and marketing officers.

John Michael and I wanted to produce an album that was different to other Materia Collective tribute albums, something that asked those contributing to look to left-field production and performance techniques and sound sources to provide a fitting tribute to Silent Hill and the work of Akira Yamaoka as a whole.

Sadly, the album is no longer officially available for purchase or streaming due to allegations made against the then CEO of Materia Collective in 2021, resulting in a number of artists pulling their usage rights for the tracks they created for tribute albums. The above Youtube video is an unofficial upload and currently the only remaining way to listen to the whole thing publicly if you didn’t get the album when it was released.