Lakeshore Records has released ARK: The Animated Series, Volume 1—Original Series Soundtrack today with original music by LA-based British composer and two-time Ivor Novello Award-winner Gareth Coker (Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Halo Infinite). The soaring orchestral score - recorded by an orchestra of up to 80 of London’s finest session musicians at Abbey Road Studio One - augments the action and drama to the star-packed animated series.

An animated adaptation of the hit video game ARK: Survival Evolved and featuring a voice cast that includes Michelle Yeoh, Russell Crowe, Gerard Butler, David Tennant, Jeffrey Wright, Elliot Page & Vin Diesel, ARK: THE ANIMATED SERIES is streaming now on Paramount+ in the US and Canada (and in international markets beginning April 19). Part two of the season will debut with seven new episodes at a later date.

ARK: THE ANIMATED SERIES is a sweeping saga spanning eons of human history. When 21st century paleontologist Helena Walker (Madeleine Madden) finds herself resurrected on a mysterious primeval island populated by prehistoric beasts, she must learn to survive with new allies from throughout time, while trying to uncover the true nature of their strange new world.

Notes Coker: “ARK: THE ANIMATED SERIES has been a labour of love ever since the idea was first introduced to me by the game’s creators, Jeremy Steiglitz and Jesse Rapczak. I’ve immensely enjoyed building ARK’s musical landscape across the game and its several expansions, the chance to add further to it through a different lens was an unbelievable opportunity, and a privilege to be the composer bringing their transmedia vision to life, from scoring both the show and the game. The most striking feature of the show is that it is character driven. This allowed me a huge canvas for thematic development, which was encouraged further by the direction of wanting the show to have a score that wears its heart on its sleeve. ARK has never been shy with its music, and the Animated Series is no different. The show has themes and melodies abound, with the power that our fanbase has come to expect, but within this show, also a more intimate side they have rarely heard before.”

Purchase / Stream the album here.

Track List

  1. Awakening
  2. Your Mission is Survive
  3. Mystery and Majesty
  4. Helena’s Theme
  5. Scary the Parasaur
  6. Raptor Riders
  7. Helena x Victoria
  8. Rockwell’s Theme
  9. Escape and Introducing the General
  10. Stranger in a Strange Land
  11. Paroxysm
  12. A Delicate Hope
  13. Nerva’s Interrogation
  14. Lost Homes and Civilizations
  15. The Artifacts
  16. The Die is Cast
  17. The Will to Survive
  18. The Long Arm of Nerva
  19. A Mother’s Wisdom
  20. ARK Life, Pt. 1
  21. Meiyin’s Theme
  22. A New Ally, A New Friend
  23. For the Future Generation
  24. The Great Alliance
  25. Artifacts and Element
  26. Broodmother
  27. Mysteries of the ARK
  28. The Green Obelisk Alight
  29. Standoff
  30. Alasie’s Theme & Forging a New Alliance
  31. Henry’s Theme & A Scientist’s Mind
  32. John’s Theme
  33. ARK Life, Pt. 2
  34. Attack of the Fliers, Pt. 1
  35. Soft Face
  36. John’s Past
  37. Attack of the Fliers, Pt. 2
  38. Recovery
  39. We Will Liberate Them
  40. Fight For Those Whose Names You Do Not Know
  41. Help Her on the Path Ahead
  42. Behavioral Adaptation
  43. How to Tame Your Dino
  44. Entering the Camp
  45. Gladiatrix Theme
  46. Always Part of Helena’s Plan
  47. Hide, Seek, and Catch
  48. Raid
  49. The Choice
  50. The Bonds of Fate
  51. Civilians or Soldiers
  52. Training a Rebel
  53. Council Debate
  54. Chef Alasie
  55. The Way of the Warrior
  56. Forged in Blood
  57. Assault
  58. Yin versus Yang
  59. Indomitable
  60. Haunted
  61. Rescue Plan
  62. These Are Not My Stars
  63. A Warrior’s Heart
  64. Infiltration
  65. Clash of Titans
  66. More than the Stars in the Sky
  67. Wakíya Natá Ú
  68. Reunited
[Press release]

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