As previously reported, Beck contributed three new songs to the Playstation 3 game, Sound Shapes. Now, given that the game is currently in stores, the three tracks have made their way online. Below, the recently previewed “Cities”, “Touch the People”, and “Spiral Staircase” are all accompanied with gameplay footage for each of their respective levels in the game (via Stereogum).
The music itself, however, finds Beck in a thorazine state of mind. His vocals are far more subdued, allowing the electronic instrumentation to take center stage, especially on the percussion-heavy “Touch the People”. Stream all three tracks and keep in mind that this might be the only new music you’ll actually hear from him.
“Touch the People”:
Sound Shapes also features music used in a similar fashion from deadmau5, I Am Robot and Proud, and Jim Guthrie, and is currently available for PS3 and PS Vita.