Halo 4 score composed by Massive Attack producer

Neil Davidge is series' first new composer since 2001 original.

Long-time Massive Attack producer Neil Davidge is composing the score for Halo 4, developer 343 Industries has announced.

The Bristol-born musician is the first new composer to work on the series since the first game launched back in 2001.

Davidge has enlisted a 16 man tenor/bass choir, 10 female Bulgarian vocalists and a full 50 piece orchestra to help him realise his vision, and is currently recording at London's famous Abbey Road Studios and Angel Studios. See them all in action in the clip below.

As well as being a key creative force in the last three albums from veteran trip-hop outfit Massive Attack, Davidge has also done film score work, including contributions to the Clash of the Titans soundtrack.

"As a passionate Halo fan, I'm incredibly honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to compose the score for Halo 4," commented Davidge.

"Music has always been at the heart of what makes Halo so captivating and iconic. With Halo 4, we want to build upon the franchise's amazing legacy and create a score that captures the awe and wonder of the Halo universe, and reinforces the deeper and more emotionally impactful journey Master Chief will embark on."

343 Industries' first proper entry in the Halo series is due out on Xbox 360 later this year. Take a look at our recent Halo 4 preview for more on how it's shaping up.

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