Neptune Gasoline Original Soundtrack

neptunegasoline Album Title:
Neptune Gasoline Original Soundtrack
Record Label:
Bandcamp
Catalog No.:
N/A
Release Date:
April 11, 2012
Purchase:
Download at Bandcamp

Overview

Cancelled at an advanced stage of development, indie game Neptune Gasoline had already received a full-blown score by Jonathan Geer. Thankfully, not all was lost and Geer managed to still release the score as a stand-alone digital album.

Body

Geer’s compositions here are just as fluid and varied as on Azkend 2: The World Beneath — only that Geer now deals in a light-hearted, quirky mix of modern and retro beats. Combining strong composition and production values, these elements are brought together to perfection on a track like “Star Tripper”.

Neptune Gasoline is clearly a sci-fi score, but it playfully explores that genre’s possibilities and limits. There’s the soaring guitar lead on “A Thousand Light Years” that fittingly portrays the bold exploration of space, or the chunky rhythms of “Galaxy Hopper”, which takes a confident turn into swing jazz brass and latin-influenced beats.

Among the two free outtakes of this release are the aptly titled, utterly original “Kuiper Quickstep”, a fascinating duet for drum kit and vibraphone.

Summary

The electronic sci-fi stylings of the Neptune Gasoline soundtrack aren’t unknown territory for Geer, but it’s the first time his work in this genre is as good as his orchestral soundtracks. This album is available to download for a cheap price at Bandcamp now.

Neptune Gasoline Original Soundtrack Simon Elchlepp

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Posted on August 4, 2014 by Simon Elchlepp. Last modified on August 3, 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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