Three years later, it’s still one of the best parts of the game.
The album, composed and performed by instrumental electronic/post-rock outfit 65daysofstatic, is a two-disc encapsulation of most of the music you’ll hear in the procedurally generated universe exploration game. There’s singles like “Supermoon,” which typically play as a player enters one of the giant pyramid-like space stations, and the second disc features more longform ambient tracks like “Outlier,” which typically play while the player is exploring the surface of a planet.
IN 2015, IGN got the chance to chat with 65daysofstatic’s Joe Shrewsbury, who described the making of the soundtrack as “5 or 6 minute arrangements [exploded] into 600 million years of non-specific ambient noise.”
You can pre-order No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe on vinyl from Norman Records here for £22.49, or about $28.60 before tax and shipping. A two-disc CD version is also available for £12.99, or $16.52.
You can also stream the soundtrack on services like Spotify and iTunes.
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