The soundtrack to Sony’s war-zone action game SOCOM 4 will sound a little familiar to anyone who’s seen Battlestar Galactica. Composer Bear McCreary, who wrote the epic music for the rebooted sci-fi TV show, will bring his signature blend of rock and ethnic instruments to the PlayStation 3 game, which Sony will launch in 2011.
Wired.com visited Skywalker Sound earlier this summer, where McCreary was recording the game’s soundtrack. While we were interloping on George Lucas’ ranch, we produced two videos that examine different aspects of the SOCOM 4 music. This first installment is about the specific instruments McCreary chose, such as taiko drums and a gamelan ensemble.