The world-renowned, 50-year-old female choir, Mystery of Bulgarian Voices is featured in the "Alone in the Dark" Atari videogame soundtrack CD, the first ever for leading film soundtrack label Milan Records.

Due in stores and available digitally May 24, the soundtrack music is a highlight of the current 19-date North American "Mystery" tour that opened May 8 in Quebec City. With a highlight appearance at the San Francisco Jazz Festival May 28, it winds up June 1 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

"After 30 years of being on the forefront of releasing classic soundtracks such as the recently Oscar-nominated 'The Queen' and 'Pan's Labyrinth,'" Jean-Christophe Chamboredon, label soundtrack executive producer tells billboard.biz, "we're very excited to partner with Atari and the legendary Mystery of Bulgarian Voices. This is a significant new step in the catalog diversification that we have started the past five years."

For its part, Atari is providing significant cross-marketing support for "Alone in the Dark," due in Europe June 20 and North America June 24 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Wii, PC and PC Digital versions, with PlayStation 3 later this year. The highly anticipated game is the newest in the franchise that is credited with starting the popular survival horror genre.

Confirmed by Kathy Butters, Atari interactive properties VP, the game publisher will have a full page color ad advertising the soundtrack in the game's booklet for all formats and will host a player with the music on the official game Web site centraldark.com, with a hotlink to iTunes, where Milan is providing an exclusive download track, "A Solo In The Park." The label also is designing social networking sites for the soundtrack and game.

"Atari has a proven record of creating great original music for its videogames," she says, "and we are thrilled to have partnered with Milan Records. With an evocative score, thanks to [composer] Olivier Deriviere, we believe this soundtrack will resonate with both the core videogame market as well as music lovers everywhere."

A classically-trained French-born composer, Deriviere created his first critically-acclaimed video game scores for "Obscure" and "Obscure: The Aftermath" that also feature performances by the Children Choir of the National Opera of Paris and The Boston [Symphony Orchestra] Quartet.

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