Sable, with its evocative visual design and focus on calm open-world exploration, is quickly coming together as one of 2019’s most promising independent titles. There is one final element that we are yet to discuss that ties the entire experience together, that of the sound design and score. While you’re wandering around the desert sound can often be sparse, a decision that only helps to heighten the isolation that you feel, while still immersing you in the awesomeness of the world all around you. Occasionally, however, you will receive a jolt straight to the heart, a surge of emotional resonance courtesy of Michelle Zauner.
She’s perhaps best known for her work as Japanese Breakfast, the critically acclaimed indiepop creative. Zauner is handling the score for Sable, and she’s doing an incredible job of bringing a new dynamic to the flow of play. Her ambient soundscape only emphasises how soothing, welcoming and beautiful the game world is. You can hear a track she recorded just for Sable’s trailer, Glider, online now.