Greetings everybody! It’s your outdated pal Sam Marshall, Composer of the music of Concrete Genie. With Concrete Genie lately releasing on PlayStation 4, I’d prefer to share a couple of enjoyable information in regards to the music on this fantastic sport.
The Musical Themes
Within the early days of the challenge, I went by means of an idea music part very like the artists and designers on the Pixelopus staff. After loads of experimentation and a few nice discussions with the artistic leads at Pixelopus, I made a decision to establish three narrative and emotional themes that I needed to symbolize with the music. Childhood, Maturity and MAGIC! I then assigned every theme a particular musical instrument and used this palette to create all the soundtrack.
Childhood – The Pleasure of Creativity
I believed to myself, what’s essentially the most youthful instrument I can consider? The flute! It simply screams childhood. It’s playful and enjoyable but additionally very delicate and emotional. Whenever you hearken to the soundtrack see when you can discover how the flute’s position shifts all through. At instances, the flute is shiny and joyful whereas different components it cries out from the abyss to emote the sensation of Ash being compelled to make some essential selections.
Maturity – Battle – Doing the Proper Factor
The cello is an especially mature instrument. It has a large emotional vary. It may be hopeful, unhappy, scary and heroic all in a single melody. The cello is the grounding emotional pressure of Concrete Genie and connects the entire deep emotional moments all through the sport. You may hear the identical cello melody and have it ignite very completely different emotions within the soundtrack.
MAGIC! – The Dwelling Paint / Nostalgia
Our sport is influenced by traditional, coming-of-age 80s films. Utilizing analog synths was a good way to nod to those traditional influences with out getting toooo 80s. The nice and cozy analog synths turned out to be an awesome distinction to the very worldly sounds (and emotional themes) of the flute and cello. Similar to the magic in our story, it’s the glue that binds the entire expertise collectively.
One very last thing I need to point out is one thing we name The Brush Chimes. In the identical means that we wish everybody to really feel like an artist, we additionally needed to provide the participant the facility to play music! All of our brush designs have distinctive musical devices that play when you paint! The Brush Chimes will play properly with the sport’s essential music as effectively — they’ll at all times play in the correct key and in time with the rating. They vary from tender and fairly to bizarre and whacky! You should definitely attempt all of them.
Have been you in a position to discover the connection between the devices? We’d love to listen to your ideas under within the feedback!
I hope you have got a blast with Concrete Genie! You’ll undoubtedly need to try the Digital Deluxe model of Concrete Genie because it features a digital soundtrack utility and the superb digital artwork e book.