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Eno's unique Spore soundtrack

'Just as procedural as the game'.

Brian Eno has confirmed he will be composing the Spore soundtrack.

The father of modern ambient music revealed his involvement in a recent lecture in Berlin, written up by website WMMNA.

"Generativity plays a role in many fields now, with gaming being no exception. Also built around this notion and probably one of the currently most eagerly awaited games is Will Wright's Spore, for which Brian Eno, as he revealed, will be making the soundtrack!"

Rumours of Eno's involvement have been circulating since November, when Spore creator Will Wright joined him on stage to deliver a talk on the joys and techniques of generative creation. This meeting of minds made Brian a perfect choice.

"He was asked to do it, because the designers wanted sound that is just as procedural as the game itself. He went on to demonstrate a simple software called 'The Shuffler', which even with a simple combination of samples possibly would never create the same composition twice within a lifetime."

Spore is due for release in the second-half of 2007.

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