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Lullaby versions of DuckTales and Skyrim, for the sleepy little gamer in all of us

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Loving a game often means wanting to share that game with someone else in your life. Sometimes, sharing the music alone is a great way to open a door on the hobby. Now fans have access to beautiful lullaby versions of some of their favorite game music.

Scarlet Moon Records is slowly lifting the veil on its latest album, titled Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume 2. We've got a new, exclusive sample — a track based on The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim — from the album for you to check out below.

The album is performed by Gentle Love, a group featuring saxophonist Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid and Bayonetta series composer) and pianist Ayaki, who formed after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan to spread music as a therapeutic device in partnership with the Hibino Sound Therapy Lab. Their latest album, produced by Jayson Napolitano, will be released on April 27. You can learn more at the album's official website.

Another sample track was released along with the announcement yesterday: The Moon, from the original DuckTales game.

The first Prescription for Sleep album featured lullaby versions of songs from titles like Final Fantasy VII, Super Mario 64, Chrono Cross, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Demon's Souls. You can find it on iTunes and Loudr. If you purchase both albums at the same time on Loudr, you will have access to an arrangement from the Korean MMORPG Monarch: Heroes of a New Age Arrangements & Variations album titled Gentle Oblivion.

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