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Milan Records announces the release of GHOST OF TSUSHIMA: MUSIC FROM IKI ISLAND & LEGENDS with music by CHAD CANNON and BILL HEMSTAPAT. Available everywhere now, the album features 45 minutes of new music composed by both Cannon and Hempstapat for the Director’s Cut of Ghost of Tsushima. Developed by Sucker Punch Productions, the director’s cut of the game will be available on PlayStation®4 and, for the first time, on PlayStation®5 systems on Friday, August 20.

In the late 13th century, the Mongol empire has laid waste to entire nations along their campaign to conquer the East. Tsushima Island is all that stands between mainland Japan and a massive Mongol invasion fleet led by the ruthless and cunning general, Khotun Khan. As the island burns in the wake of the first wave of the Mongol assault, samurai warrior Jin Sakai stands as one of the last surviving members of his clan. He is resolved to do whatever it takes, at any cost, to protect his people and reclaim his home. He must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.

Chad has worked with several of the world’s best-loved film composers as arranger and orchestrator. As chief arranger for Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi since 2017, Chad has created large symphonic suites for Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, and Spirited Away. His score to the Academy Award- winning Netflix documentary American Factory has been called “stirring” (NY Times) and “graceful” (Washington Post) and was nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors Award for Outstanding Original Score. The film is the first release by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. Chad’s debut soundtracks also received global recognition: in 2017, Paper Lanterns, lauded as “haunting, mystical” by The Japan Times, received two IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Awards) nominations for Best Original Score for a Documentary and Breakthrough Composer of the Year, while Cairo Declaration, co-composed with Xiaogang Ye, received China’s highest film prize, the Golden Rooster Award for Best Music.

Originally from Thailand, Bill Piyatut Hemstapat is a composer and record producer based in LA whose works have been featured in Video Games, TV and cinemas all over the world. Bill’s passion for video games music has led him to working at Sony PlayStation’s music department. Along with his most recent work re-imagining Shunsuke Kida’s iconic music of Demon’s Souls for the PS5 remake, he also contributed additional music and arrangements for Ghost of Tsushima as well as music editing for God of War, Days Gone and Hideo Kojima’s critically acclaimed Death Stranding.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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