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Popular online game soundtracks rearranged as traditional music

By Hwang Dong-hee

Published : May 12, 2024 - 17:05

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"Lies of P" (National Gugak Center)

The soundtracks of popular online games such as Black Desert and Lineage have been rearranged as traditional Korean music.

The National Gugak Center is unveiling a series of single albums titled "National Gugak Center x Game Sound Series," which rearranges 13 popular game melodies into traditional Korean music, starting from last Thursday to May 24.

Among the tracks are theme songs and background music from Lies of P, Skul, Sanabi, MapleStory, TalesWeaver, Epic Seven, Lost Ark, Guardian Tales, Blade & Soul, Lineage, Aion and Black Desert.

From left, music producer Kim Jin-hwan, traditional Korean music composer Yang Seung-hwan and film music director Lee Ji-soo attend a listening session at the NCSoft, Friday. (National Gugak Center) From left, music producer Kim Jin-hwan, traditional Korean music composer Yang Seung-hwan and film music director Lee Ji-soo attend a listening session at the NCSoft, Friday. (National Gugak Center)

Music producer Kim Jin-hwan, traditional Korean music composer Yang Seung-hwan, film music director Lee Ji-soo and YouTuber and singer-songwriter Eunzel participated in arranging the music and writing lyrics.

Singer Lee Solomon, National Gugak Center members Park Jin-hee and Lee Joo-eun, vocal majors at Gugak National Middle School, guitarist Lee Tae-Wook from the band Soran and bassist Kim Ki-wook from BTS' live band Ghost also participated in the project.

"We hope to dismantle biases against traditional Korean music and bring it closer to the public and the younger generation," said an official from the state institute specializing in gugak, or traditional Korean music.

The single soundtracks are available on the National Gugak Center's website and major music streaming platforms.