Deus Ex -Mankind Divided- Original Soundtrack Extended Edition

deus ex mankind divided Album Title:
Deus Ex -Mankind Divided- Original Soundtrack Extended Edition
Record Label:
Sumthing Else Music Works
Catalog No.:
SE-3197-2
Release Date:
April 11, 2017
Purchase:
Buy at Sumthing.com

Overview

Revered composer Michael McCann returns to the universe of Square Enix’s Deus Ex five years after his original work for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. In the interim, McCann enlisted the talents of composers  Sascha Dikiciyan, aka “Sonic Mayhem”, and Ed Harrison for work that culminated in the LP for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in 2016. The completed album contains over two dozen songs. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided furthers the exploits of protagonist Adam Jensen as he continues to unfurl the mess of intricate webs left behind by powerful secret societies and figures largely obscured from view.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a record that was everything people suggested that it was, everything you read about it, and everything that the industry crowned it for being: a highlight among musical accompaniments in gaming history. Composer Michael McCann would have been within his rights to understandably walk away from the prospect of yet again creating for the franchise. Not only was Human Revolution‘s LP this tirelessly celebrated champion, it was also most certainly just as emotionally draining and mentally taxing on McCann to compose. So to those familiar with Human Revolution, you’d be right to question McCann’s motives for continuing to tinker within the Deus Ex universe, as Human Revolution seemingly contained all of McCann’s definitive works; it felt final.  Still, 5 years later, McCann chose to return, because it seems, (which is obvious from the outset), where Human Revolution was merely a cursory stage to lasting treatment, Mankind Divided is indeed the full measure.

What is both so surprising and arresting about Mankind Divided is just how much Human Revolution left unsaid. Mankind Divided proves that Human Revolution was part of a much larger, much more virulent mass not easily excised. If by the sheer bulk of the album, you’re somehow concerned that McCann or Mankind Divided has been dulled or diluted in the concentration, perhaps leaning on some wobbling support beam, you’d be mistaken. McCann delivers several of this lore’s very best works. ” Embrace What You’ve Become Trailer”  “The Machine God” and “Sewers” in particular are three of the most evocative and deliberative of McCann’s time in the company of Adam Jensen. McCann’s enigmatic pieces and their dualistic aims remain difficult