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June 08, 2009


Just a quick note... after a long absence, the Myst and Riven soundtracks will soon be available again. Give it about 4 - 6 weeks and you'll be able to find them at most online stores, such as: Itunes (U.S. and Internationally), Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, IMVU, Lala, Shockhound, and Amie Street.

I'll let you know when they're out.


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Yesterday, my local grocery store had a special deal on grated cheese. In Swedish, cheese is called "ost", and grated is called "riven" - hence, they were selling "Riven OST"...

So, no 4 - 6 weeks waiting required - just come to Sweden and you can have the Riven OST today!

Posted by: tor | Jun 9, 2009 12:27:42 AM

Ahh, I remember these albums so well - Brian Eno has nothing on the ambient bliss these discs take me to...

Posted by: Jonathan C. | Jun 9, 2009 7:30:45 PM

Already have Riven OST, but Myst one is requested here =D

How about a new musical project, by the way ?

Posted by: GĂ«ist | Jun 10, 2009 12:02:52 PM

Best soundtracks ever. Wish you would do more.

They still spin in my iTunes regularly as well as Ambo.

Posted by: AstraL | Jun 10, 2009 7:39:12 PM

Oh wow! Cool! I stopped by to ask if you were getting Riven put up on Rhapsody because I use Rhapsody all the time and I know you get paid for listens on there. (Two of my albums are up there so I know you earn a little bit per play. Let me rephrase that... *I* earn a VERY little bit. No one knows my music. :D ) I will put my Riven CD away and definitely be listening all the time on Rhapsody! :D Yay!!!

And I would LOVE it if you would make more music like Myst and Riven... :)

Posted by: Bonnie | Jun 16, 2009 11:31:20 AM

Already have both of them, Riven will forever be one of my favorite game soundtracks. It's a good point it's keeping avaible.

Hope for some new music from you!

Greating from Paris

Posted by: DX | Jun 17, 2009 8:34:38 AM

I love the Riven soundtrack. The first time I heard that music I thought I was on another planet - it was so unique and compelling. All of the Myst games have incredible music.

I, too, would love to hear more music from you if you are creating it these days.

Posted by: Daria | Jun 18, 2009 6:46:34 PM

Awesome. I am so ready to get these again. Hey man, you inspired me to make electronic music back when Myst came out! Hoping for some new stuff in the future! Cheers!

Posted by: David Farler | Jun 21, 2009 4:45:49 PM

Robyn, I wish to the depths of my soul that you and Rand would team up again and make us another game.

The video game, adrenaline junkies are well fed with a non-stop diet of war and horror games but we quieter sorts are left to fend for ourselves, surviving on crumbs of adventure games past. Oh how I wish I could sink my teeth in a new game as delicious as Riven.

Posted by: rob weeve | Jul 1, 2009 6:12:21 AM

Robyn- "Girls got a brand new toy" by Robyn Miller. Dude! Is this for real?!!!

Posted by: nick thomas | Aug 23, 2009 12:49:35 PM

nick, I'd love to say that Girl Got a Brand New Toy is mine, but... sadly... it's a different Robyn Miller.

Posted by: robyn | Sep 1, 2009 2:51:27 PM

Tear tear...

Please get together and remake Myst V in the way you two would have made it before. I love the idea, but it was just made all wrong... It should have been exactly as the old games were. Pre-rendered beauty.

Posted by: JayEmmAre | Sep 13, 2009 10:25:09 AM

ahhhh, who knew there so many Robyn Miller's out there making music. It's a pretty good song, though!

Posted by: nick thomas | Sep 19, 2009 1:52:52 PM

Aweseome to see these available again. I would also like to add my voice to those that say you should make more music. 1000 Years and 1 Day is still the most beautiful, moving, complex, and insightful work of art I've ever encountered.

Posted by: sinclair44 | Sep 28, 2009 7:16:26 PM

Please return Robyn! it will be awesome.

Or at least give us your opinions about Uru. What could be greater than a Miller criticizing Cyan's probably largest project(well, spinoff, but whatever :P )?

I would love to know what you think was right or wrong in Uru. And I'm sure you can bring up new points which the fanbase didn't see for years.

Posted by: ThedStranger | Oct 21, 2009 1:27:03 PM

You know it's wierd, I've just been looking for Riven & Myst walkthroughs on youtube so I could hear and see it again. And now I find your blog and see it's just been released. Excellent.
Thanks Robyn, those games were something far beyond...espescially conceptually.
Your music, also, really inspired me, in my own music as well.
I've always wanted to ask you about the origins of the game (espescially Uru):
Did you and Rand know about the Lumanian civilisation Seth spoke of (Seth Speaks, Jane Roberts)?
Apologies if people have asked you this often. I would love to know, I've always assumed you must have, there are just so many similarities there.
Will check out your other music now I've found it.

Posted by: Tegan | Jan 27, 2010 8:07:29 PM

Tegan... no, I've never heard of the Lumanian civilization. I just went to a site that talks a about it and it looks a little cultish/religious.

When we created Myst and Riven, we only wanted to make the best game we could possibly make. We had no agenda. The Myst story was always relatively simple and was never based (symbolically or otherwise) on any sort of orthodoxy. In fact, that sort of thing has always bugged the hell out of me. We only wanted to created a intriguing and very different sort of game.

I left Cyan post-Riven and so, after that time, I'm not exactly sure what the inspirations might have been.

All that aside... I'm thrilled you like the soundtracks! All of you! Thanks so much!

Posted by: robyn | Jan 28, 2010 11:27:50 AM

hey robyn-i'm creating a myst collage. may i use the album covers?

Posted by: Aaron | Aug 9, 2010 6:04:52 AM

The Myst soundtrack is perfectly ... fine... but the Riven soundtrack is amazing. I consider it a landmark in New Age soundwash recordings. I've purchased several CDs of it as well as downloaded versions, just to make sure I can't lose it.

Posted by: Leon Miller | Mar 8, 2011 11:27:38 AM

If you want to plug yourself in....sit back with a beer....look up at the milky way..... and just chill out...Riven is for you.....

Posted by: Martin Dew | Sep 27, 2011 11:58:08 AM

Any chance of a score available for sale? (Gehn's Theme in particular, as it's my favorite piece.)

Posted by: Zannick | Feb 12, 2012 5:48:33 PM

Hi - is there an article or description somewhere of how the original Myst soundtrack was created? In terms of software, synthesizers, techniques, gear and so forth. A lot of classic sounds here :) Cheers

Posted by: TK | Apr 25, 2013 6:55:52 AM

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