The Book of Unwritten Tales Soundtrack

booktales Album Title:
The Book of Unwritten Tales Soundtrack
Record Label:
Crimson Cow
Catalog No.:
N/A
Release Date:
October 6, 2011
Purchase:
Buy Used Copy

Overview

German composer Benny Oschmann didn’t waste any time in announcing himself as a major new composing talent with his first commercial project, The Book of Unwritten Tales.

Body

Developing his brief compositions exceptionally well, Oschmann evokes in little more than 30 minutes a fully-fledged fantasy world that’s less about grandeur and more about the richness of its colourful creatures and locations.

Opening with an irresistibly brassy and fun curtain raiser in “Overture”, The Book of Unwritten Tales never forgets to put a strong melody at the centre of each cue. Oschmann always keeps things light and amiable, so that even the darker moments like “The Evil” come across as cheeky and a bit whimsical.

Oschmann handles the orchestral palette at his disposal with impressive maturity to channel his obvious love of film scoring greats like John Williams and Alan Silvestri.His use of light dance rhythms gives otherwise romantic compositions like “Mage Tower” poignancy and character, just like his choice of original instrumental colours – just sample the warmly nostalgic accordion strains of “Seastone”.

Summary

Oschmann packaged a soundtrack album with the The Book of Unwritten Tales Collection, featuring the excellent music from the main game and The Critter Chronicles. Let’s hope the impending sequel soundtrack will live up to the expectations raised by the original.

The Book of Unwritten Tales Soundtrack Simon Elchlepp

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Posted on December 6, 2014 by Simon Elchlepp. Last modified on December 6, 2014.

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A former German film student now living in Melbourne, Australia and working at the University of Melbourne's Architecture faculty - and a passionate music lover with an eclectic taste. Specialising in Western game music, I'm here to dig out the best scores Western video games have produced in the last thirty years.



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