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Keeping Score with Ludvig Forssell - Death Stranding

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Ludvig Forssell is the featured guest on our Keeping Score podcast, produced and hosted by Crossover Media's Max Horowitz. The Death Stranding composer reveals his experience working alongside Hideo Kojima and crafting the gritty score by utilizing household appliances and synths that help create the natural, eerie sound. 


After the collapse of civilization, Sam Bridges must journey across a ravaged landscape crawling with otherworldly threats to save mankind from the brink of extinction.  In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With spectral creatures plaguing the landscape, and the planet on the verge of a mass extinction, it's up to Bridges to journey across the ravaged wasteland and save mankind from impending annihilation.

Ludvig Forssell is a Swedish composer known for his work on Metal Gear Solid V and Death Stranding, as well as an audio director at Kojima Productions. He is composing the soundtrack for Death Stranding. For the Metal Gear series, he composed the soundtracks for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Forssell also wrote the lyrics for Sins of the Father, performed by Donna Burke and "Quiet's Theme", performed by Stefanie Joosten. As an actor, he provided the voices of minor characters, and the likeness for the Shago Platoon commander.