Posts tagged Song of da day
Still can’t get over the silliness in the game, yet the music is kickass every time it randoms into my ipod.
What a surprising song… it would fit for so many themes, from sci-fi to cyberpunk to psychedelic game worlds. Amazing gem from 1995.
Cohen’s Masterpiece (Andante con Fuoco) – by Garry Schyman
quite impressive! I found that game’s themes and atmosphere to be quite special.
The song is composed by Peter “Skaven” Hajba. I associate it with so many great memories:
- studying it’s music as to the advanced it/fm tracker ways of composing music in those days of tech limitations for composers of game music
- awesome music atmosphere
- the revolutionizing tool that was Unreal Ed(itor)
- playing that adrenaline game as a challenge only (surprising for me as a story oriented player) and then as I took the grand decision to change from being right handed to left handed and my big step was replaying it with the left hand :P
- the whole awesome demoscene before 2k, both on the programming assembly side and the electronic tracker music composition side (I remember the day when with my brilliant musician friend Marius we celebrated our highschool graduation by managing to push out a wannabe song that was like 3-4kb and one minute in length with self made instruments out of mini loops), binaries which were supposed to be tiny… great nostalgia
- love the start of the song! even more impressed knowing how it was made from sample loops and how different columns of “notes” would be mixed to create even basic stuff like reverbs or choruses. I remember Impulse Tracker, Mod tracker was the cutting edge, but my old love remained for the old dos classic FT, Fast Tracker :D The beauty of midi with the (almost) sound quality of wavs… aaa… maaajiiik!
So I’ll leave you with another beautiful Unreal song, in it’s original composer form :D
For all us salsa loving people who through some funny act of fate also happened to enjoy at least a Metal Gear Solid :)) This song totally surprised me and cracked me up due to that irony. I never expected to hear a mix of the MGS song with it’s universe themes of war, patriotism, sacrifice and such serious stuff with the light and happy sounds of salsa dancing music.
Also I wanted to take this occasion to point anybody who doesn’t yet know of the OCREMIX movement to have a look, they do some fantastic remixes of game themes in all sorts of styles and often with more than original twists. Check them out at http://ocremix.org/ for a huge library of amazing music. You might be surprised to find your old favorite game remixed in a way that even better than the original, or at least very surprising, like this one.
To be honest unlike other games I never particularly noticed the Dishonored music, but that might also be a testimony to it’s integration into the world, not of it’s weakness, because after a long time I found myself this weekend just wanting to try out the universe again for a few minutes, and (to my surprise) found myself replaying the game and having a LOT of fun and it feeling different and new due to not just my forgetful memory but the choices and the beautiful artwork to study with new more experienced eyes.
PS:the violin (cello? ) around 0:30 seems to me to have the same musical theme as one of my favorites in Fallout New Vegas, or at the very least so very fitting to the desolate post apocalyptic world there. If I should find the song I’ll post it or if anybody knows it please do!
Yet another brilliant song by Alexander Brandon, this time from the surprising cult classic Deus Ex (yep, there’s a new one close, let’s hope they make it more rpg like the first :P )… i wonder where this guy might be right now. He made great soundtracks for a bunch of games i liked.
I believe this was the only NFS that I actually played for a while and got into it… I believe a big part of it was the great soundtrack… an amazing thing back in it’s day, and with the cool ability to switch between a techno and a rock (and ?) type soundtrack. With this kind of adrenaline pumping i was able to do the otherwise boring thing of doing the same lap over and over again to cut a few seconds off by remembering turning speeds at certain curves.
Best listened to while driving around GTA: Vice City … of all of them the only GTA I actually finished :D It is THAT good! (for those that don’t know, these games tend to be reeeeeeeeeeeeeallly long, and/or with some hard mission stopping u at some point)
The whole soundtrack to this game was very professional and superbly polished (too bad I can’t say the same about the game, which IMHO fell bellow it’s stellar predecessor in terms of atmosphere).
The video kicks ass too! A great song for a surprisingly remarkable game (yep, i even finished it… a casual game… the shock, the horrrrroor!!!)