The first expansion pack for Age of Conan takes the players to Khitai - a vast country similar to the real world ancient China. The music is strongly influenced by Chinese musical traditions and was recorded with some of the finest players of traditional instruments.
The score was nominated for several awards.
“Peerless musical score” - Massively
“The music is extremely high-quality. The music, for me, was the strongest stand-alone aspect of the expansion.” - IGN
"The authentic-sounding, powerful Eastern Soundtrack is in a class by itself.” - G4TV
“Sublime soundtrack” - Jeuxvideo
“No game has a better soundtrack than AoC. You just don’t get tired listening to the background music in AoC, unlike most other games.” - TenTonHammer
Score composed, orchestrated and produced by Knut Avenstroup Haugen.
Mixed by Gary Thomas and Knut Avenstroup Haugen.
Recorded by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adam Klemens.
With Tony Hinnigan, Wang Xiao, Cheng Yu, Sun Zhuo, David Corkhill, Chris Terian and Cameron Sinclair.