By SlowHands 1 Comments
I saw Symphony's Memorable Music Tracks! series of blogs (part one, part two, part three) and decided to steal that idea.
Video game music that I remember. Right. Bloggity blog bloggy blog blog. I'm going to use slightly more recent releases than Symphony's choices as my focus.
The 2007 Selection
BioShock - Cohen's Masterpiece / Cohen's Scherzo No. 7
This is fabulous. Gary Schyman seemingly emulated Rachmaninoff's piano style, which, as a fan of the ol' Ruskie, just crushes my face. Listen to it! If you have played BioShock, do you remember where this is in the game? The juxtaposition for me of this beautiful Romantic-esque piano scherzo and the... peculiar objective that the player character is given at the time.
Mirror's Edge - Main Menu Theme
A lot of people didn't like Mirror's Edge, but I did. The world was beautiful, filled with strong, bold colours and lovely soft synth sounds. The main menu theme is this warm inviting aural pleasure, that wants you to just sit and listen. It is also similar to Lisa Misovsky's Still Alive, which was used during the promotional run up and over the end credits.
Mass Effect - Mass Effect Theme
Synths and an orchestra rising higher and higher into the vast reaches of the galaxy. Spreading through space with the human race. Gorgeous.
Backwards To Go Forwards
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath - A Remote Town
A lot of the music in Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is tense and atmospheric. It is evocative of the Ennio Morricone's soundtracks to Sergio Leone's films while still being true to the World of Odd.
Fable - Main Theme
And so continues my love of all things Lionhead. Danny Elfman wrote the main theme for Fable. It has just the right amount of that grim fairytale tone that helped set the mood for a lot of that game, besides the rude and crude emotes.