What do you get when you combine the Kraid theme from Metroid will the chilled-out jazz orchestration of Gentle Love — the musical duo behind the Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies albums? Well, you end up with something a little like the track that you can hear above, exclusively revealed to us today by Scarlet Moon Records.

'Kraid' is one of the 12 tracks that make up Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume III, a brand new album from Norihiko Hibino (composer on the Metal Gear Solid series) and AYAKI (performer for both the Etrian Odyssey and Persona Q soundtracks).

Each track is an improvised jazz rendition of a different piece of video game music, with musical moments taken from the likes of Ocarina of Time, Mega Man X, Diablo and Metroid amongst others. Many of these themes and motifs might not immediately strike you as relaxing tunes, but the Gentle Love renditions take even the most intense melodies and give them a new, chilled flavour.

For an idea of what else that album has in store, here's the full tracklist from Scarlet Moon Records:

01. “Windmill Hut” – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
02. “Theme of Prontera” – Ragnarok Online
03. “Boomer Kuwanger” – Mega Man X
04. “Tristram” – Diablo
05. “This Dream” – NieR
06. “Eruyt Village” – Final Fantasy XII
07. “Yeul’s Theme” – Final Fantasy XIII-2
08. “Traveling in the Town of Hagure” – The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
09. “Kraid” – Metroid
10. “Rosenkranz” – SaGa Frontier II
11. “Trading Town of Redmont” – Ys III: Wanderers from Ys
12. “Daybreak” – Original Composition

The third album in the duo's Game Music Lullabies series releases on 19th May and can be pre-ordered on a variety of music platforms from the official Scarlet Moon site.

What do you make of the mellow Metroid melodies? Let us know in the comments.