September 4, 2020
TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON – SIEGE Original Anime Soundtrack Released
Hasbro has digitally released the original anime series soundtrack to TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON – SIEGE by Alexander Bornstein. The soundtrack features 17 electro-charged tracks from the hit Netflix Original Series, in partnership with Rooster Teeth.
“Being brought on to compose an entirely new musical world for the TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON TRILOGY on Netflix has been both a dream job and huge creative responsibility, said Bornstein about creating new music for the beloved franchise. “The world of the Autobots and Decepticons has been part of my pop culture psyche for a long time, going all the way back to watching G1 reruns on the Sci-Fi Channel in the early 90s. I’m very excited fans will now have a chance to delve deeper into the music of the trilogy’s first chapter ‘Siege,’ and hear the show’s themes for characters like Elita-1, extensive use of analog synthesizers, and amazing solo players.”
Executive Producer F.J. Desanto remarked, “The entire TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON TRILOGY team is ecstatic that Alex’s soundtrack for SIEGE is going to be made available. Collaborating with Alex and watching him work with the talented team of musicians he has assembled has been one of the most rewarding aspects of producing this series. He brings a genuine passion that can be felt in every note he’s written and I can’t wait for fans to immerse themselves in this incredible soundtrack.”
TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON TRILOGY – SIEGE begins in the final hours of the devastating civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons. The war that has torn apart their home planet of Cybertron is at a tipping point. Two leaders, Optimus Prime and Megatron, both want to save their world and unify their people, but only on their own terms. In an attempt to end the conflict, Megatron is forced to consider using the Allspark, the source of all life and power on Cybertron, to “reformat” the Autobots, thus “unifying” Cybertron. Outnumbered, outgunned, and under SIEGE, the battle-weary Autobots orchestrate a desperate series of counterstrikes on a mission that, if everything somehow goes right, will end with an unthinkable choice: kill their planet in order to save it.
More details regarding Chapter Two, TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON TRILOGY – EARTHRISE and Chapter Three will be coming soon.
Purchase the digital album on Amazon
Stream the album on Spotify
For more details about the composer and this score, read my interview with Alexander Bornstein here.