Posts tagged Song of da day
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!!!)
Happy to propose the song of the day :D
This one’s from the Sands of Time – love how it’s so energetic, perfectly fit for battles and yet it has a clear oriental feeling that adds to the atmosphere of the game!
Let it not be said that I never played music games! Well, actually my sister Dana did most of the hard work of unlocking new songs (and brilliant and original and each different and funny videos)… but this is one of the songs I really got into and was good at (yes, there was a choir of frogs singing! :D )
I generally dislike words in songs, but since i can’t understand these and overall it seems very powerful I shall propose this one for today! Anybody else wanna join me in choosing songs of the day… like tomorrow or whenever u remember a good game song?
Another song by Alexander Brandon. I’ve fallen asleep countless times on this one as I would have it playing all night (among other similar ones) it to inspire my dreams and hoping that my subconscious or some voodoo like that would pick up on this style of music. Why? For the same reason I had awesome dreams on it: this is music with a story, and it also helps that in my mind it directly connects to visual memories of places in the game.
A hard to forget song if you’ve ever split screen deathmatched or raced on it with silly cute rabbit noises :D I’m so very happy I found the text: “Alexander Brandon”. I’m a huge fan of this guy. It’s one of those handful of people that I somehow felt had a big impact on my life and over the years I kept trying to track him down but he disappeared. So here’s what I know: he was part of Straylight productions, a group that made brilliant music for Unreal. I think they later split up and each probably became big in their way. I think i found some traces of them on last.fm. Other games in which you can get a taste of their brilliant work are Crusader: No Regret & Jazz (2?). I remember I was staring impressed in a time when under Marius’s tutelage i was learning about making music on trackers such as Fasttracker/Madtracker/Ittracker (modtracker?) … and i was amazed how he would use amazingly many challenge to simulate on low machines complex sound effects, make true stereo depth stuff, and generally manage to create out of looping simple stuff that took lil memory and cpu music that sounded original and non-repetitive.