Edge -Sweet Music from the Game-

 edge Album Title:
Edge -Sweet Music from the Game-
Record Label:
Bandcamp
Catalog No.:
N/A
Release Date:
May 13, 2009
Purchase:
Download at Bandcamp

Overview

There are very few puzzle scores that showcase as much creativity and variety as the Edge soundtrack. Composed by an ensemble team of French musicians, namely Romain Gauthier, Simon & Jérémie Périn, and Richard & Matthieu Malot, the freely-available soundtrack features 45 minutes of music.

Body

Edge‘s musical foundation — mixing electronic sounds with 8-bit inspired cheery leads — isn’t new, but the composers still manage to innovate. For one, they skilfully add some orchestral and ambient smatterings to the palette to make things even more colourful.

Wat’s more important is how amazingly well Edge runs the gamut of electronic music genres since the 1970s with delightful grace. No matter if it’s the 70s sci fi synths of “Eternity”, the effortless, minimalist cool of “R2” and “M Zone” or the infectious giddiness of “8 Bit”, Edge doesn’t stop to delight with its quirky nature and constant flow of entertaining new sounds.

In some ways, Edge feels like a cousin of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP — only this time, the music is not an exploration of an enchanted night time forest, but instead a trippy outer space odyssey past colliding stars and thrumming pulsars.

Summary

Edge – Sweet Music from the Game is available on a name-your-price basis through Romain Gauthier’s Bandcamp. Highly recommended if you enjoy sci fi scores with a twist.

Edge -Sweet Music from the Game- Simon Elchlepp

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Posted on April 11, 2015 by Simon Elchlepp. Last modified on April 11, 2015.

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About the Author

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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