'Stardew Valley' Creator Teams Up with 'Metal Gear' Composer for 'Prescription for Sleep' Album

Listen to "Fall (The Smell of Mushroom)" and "Night Market" now
'Stardew Valley' Creator Teams Up with 'Metal Gear' Composer for 'Prescription for Sleep' Album
Eric Barone — a.k.a ConcernedApe, the creator of the Stardew Valley video game — has teamed up with Metal Gear Solid video game score composer/saxophonist Norihiko Hibino of Gentle Love for a new album of Stardew theme covers aimed at helping you fall asleep. Prescription for Sleep: Stardew Valley will arrive on May 19 via Scarlet Moon Records.

The record features 11 hand-picked tracks from Barone's original farming game soundtrack, with Gentle Love's jazz reinterpretations. In addition to the reworks, the collaborators have also recorded a new track titled "Beauty in Seasons," every two bars of which represents a month of the year in Stardew.

"As a long-time fan of Gentle Love, it's been an honour and a pleasure to collaborate with them," Barone said of the record [via Vice]. "I believe this is a deeply relaxing and beautiful album."

Hibino added, "Every time I do the mixing on these albums I fall asleep. That is enough for me to prove they work for relaxation, or maybe I work too hard."

Listen to a preview of Prescription for Sleep: Stardew Valley with "Fall (The Smell of Mushroom)" and "Night Market" below.