Japanese Breakfast releases original video game soundtrack to ‘Sable’ via Sony Music Masterworks

Japanese Breakfast releases Sable, the anticipated soundtrack to the open-world video game, via Sony Music Masterworks. The 32-track collection, featuring instrumental and vocal music written by Michelle Zauner, finds the musician, director and author making new explorations into ambient and experimental music. The resulting soundtrack is as breathtaking and otherworldly as the game itself. 

The album was initially introduced with lead single “Glider” last month, garnering critical acclaim from the New York TimesRolling StoneConsequence of SoundStereogumNMEAmerican SongwriterUPROXX and more, with Pitchfork and Entertainment Weekly naming the soundtrack one of their most anticipated albums of Fall 2021. From indie game developer Shedworks and publisher Raw Fury, Sable is now available to play with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC. 

Of the soundtrack, Zauner says, “I was so lucky Daniel Fineberg and Gregorios Kythreotis from Shedworks invited me onto this game so early on. I was immediately captivated by the world they’d built, a desert planet filled with mysterious natural and architectural wonders, and the story they’d imagined, one of a young girl coming of age through exploration. It was important to me that each biome in this world felt unique. I used woodwinds and vocal layering to make monumental ruins feel ancient and unknown, industrial samples and soft synths to make atomic ships feel cold and metallic, classical guitar and bright piano to make encampments feel cozy and familiar. I wanted the main themes to recall iconic works of Joe Hisaishi and Alan Menken, to fill the listener with the childlike wonder of someone on the precipice of a grand discovery.” 

The vinyl edition of the soundtrack, which will arrive as a 2-LP disc set in gatefold packaging in Spring 2022, is available for preorder now. In addition to the standard edition, an artist exclusive edition is also now available to preorder on Japanese Breakfast’s official merch store and various color variants will be exclusive to retailers including Newbury Comics, Light in the Attic and Vinyl Me Please.

Japanese Breakfast’s critically acclaimed new album, Jubilee, is out now via Dead Oceans. Michelle Zauner’s New York Times Best Selling memoir, Crying In H Mart, soon to be adapted for the screen by MGM’s Orion Pictures, is out now via Knopf. Japanese Breakfast is currently on tour in support of Jubilee through the end of the year. All dates below.

TOUR DATES:

9/24 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall * – SOLD OUT

9/25 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune * – SOLD OUT

9/26 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune * – SOLD OUT

9/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune * – SOLD OUT

9/28 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * – SOLD OUT

9/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom * – SOLD OUT

10/1 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom * – SOLD OUT

10/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent * – SOLD OUT

10/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent * – SOLD OUT

10/4 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park * -SOLD OUT

10/5 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl *

10/7 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf * – SOLD OUT

10/8 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater * – SOLD OUT

10/9 – Lawrence, KC @ Granada Theater *

10/10 – St Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall * – SOLD OUT

10/11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall * – SOLD OUT

10/12 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall * – SOLD OUT

10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel * – SOLD OUT

10/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel * – SOLD OUT

10/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel * – SOLD OUT

10/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel # – SOLD OUT

10/29 – Dallas, TX @ Studio at the Factory ^

10/30 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^

10/31 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (Levitation)

11/1 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger ^

11/3 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress (Outdoor Plaza) ^

11/4 – Tempe, AZ @ Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium ^

11/7 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre ^

11/9 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^

11/11 – Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery ^ – SOLD OUT

11/12 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Madonna Inn ^

11/13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst ^

11/14 – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze ^

11/15 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House ^ – SOLD OUT

11/16 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House ^

3/13 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Independence

3/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo

3/16 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquineire

3/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix

3/19 – Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso Noord

3/20 – Hamburg, HH @ Molotow Musikclub

3/21 – Copenhagen, DE @ Hotel Cecil

3/22 – Berlin, DE @ Franzz Club

3/23 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor

3/25 – Bristol, UK @ SXW

3/26 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2

3/27 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s

3/28 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Community Room

3/30 – London, UK @ Kentish Town Forum

6/9 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound Festival

* w/ Luna Li ^ w/ SASAMI

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