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Bastion Original Soundtrack

August 5, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 5, 2011
  • Label: Supergiant Games
  • Copyright: 2011 Supergiant Games
  • Total Length: 1:00:18
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B005IJ1G0Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,079 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Even the lyrical songs are fantastic.
Allison Pearman
While the artwork, music and gameplay all stand up very well on their own, the game's truly unique feature, reactive narration, ties it all together.
KieferSkunk
An excellent soundtrack for an excellent game.
Phillip Baxter

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DJ on November 28, 2011
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It is a good thing a soundtrack was made and released for this game. When I first played the demo on Steam a month ago, the music is the first thing that lured me in. The gameplay was the second thing. And lastly, the colorful visuals topped everything off.

A lot of the tracks has a western style theme to it, which fits quite well to how the game and its story is narrated. Every time I hear "Slinger's Song," it tickles my funny bone because it felt it was done for a classic western film. And after playing through the game, it finished off with the song "Setting Sail, Coming Home" which really fits the sequence perfectly. It felt like an ending theme all the way through and the mixing of both vocals is fantastic.

Video game music has always been a tricky thing. Very rarely does a soundtrack really made the game that much better and very rarely does a soundtrack stand out for being so great to listen to. The game should have included the soundtrack with the game rather than as a separate add-on. But then again, the soundtrack can also be purchased directly from them if you want the FLAC version instead of lossy mp3s.

Verdict: Oh my GOD just get it already!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael M. on November 7, 2011
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I am not normally the kind of person that buys music, let alone video game soundtracks. This has been the case for me since the late 90's. But sometimes, you'll just come across something that stops you dead in your tracks and captivates you. Bastion is one of those games. Bastion has one of those stories. Bastion has one of those soundtracks.

If you haven't played the game (buy it!), the feel of the soundtrack is a kind of a funky industrial western tinged trip hop. Despite the overarching western themes, Darren Korb successfully utilizes a wide variety of synthesized exotic instruments, such as the berimbau and sitar, to paint the locales of Bastion. The atmospheric album progresses through the tracks, themes and pacing like the game's story. It is, dare I say, almost akin to OK Computer in the sense that it is an album that should be played from start to finish. The album itself is a story that like the Bastion, you want to keep revisiting.

This actually costs a buck less than purchasing through Steam at the time of writing this. If you liked the game and loved the soundtrack, buy this and support the studio and composer! Maybe we'll see more from them. Maybe we won't. But you'll feel good about it either way.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Maxwell on September 5, 2011
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Bastion is a great and stylish adventure game recently released on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam by Supergiant Games. Not only does it have amazing visuals but it has an amazing soundtrack as well. Darren Korb, the "one man band" from Supergiant Games, composed this incredible album for Bastion. He describes the soundtrack as being a "acoustic frontier trip-hop", and I can't think of a better description.

You'll notice from the start with "Get Used to It", that there is a narrator. Although he has an important role in the game, he doesn't show up much in the album. To be clear I'm not a big fan of narrated tracks on albums, but it's not long and it is a good intro for what's to come. Once you the next track plays, "A Proper Story", you'll understand what Darren Korb meant in his discription. Almost all the songs have this feel to it and never do I feel like I'm listening to the same song over and over again, which happens quite a lot in video game soundtracks.

With tracks like, "Bynn the Breaker" & "Terminal March", they make you want to turn up your stereo just because of the heavy bass alone. Seriously, if you have a sub you will enjoy this album even more. You'll also notice a hint of Arabian like music from "Terminal March" and some Spanish tunes in "From Warf to Wilds". It's also obvious when listening to "Percy's Escape" that Darren Korb knows his way around with percussion and strings.

When hearing "Build That Wall (Zia's Theme)" & "Mother, I'm Here (Zulf's Theme)", the album takes a turn by slowing down and dropping the trip-hop to allow some vocals. Towards the end of the album, the two songs make a reprise together in "Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)". A nice touch if you ask me.

Even if you're not a gamer the soundtrack to Bastion is great by itself. This is the first album I've heard from Darren Korb and I'm quite impressed. I will be keeping an eye on his future career, as should you.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timothy C. Brownrigg on September 18, 2012
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I'm not one to purchase soundtracks to much of anything, but this one is worth more than the price charged. I played Bastion, loved it, and couldn't get the songs out of my head. I've never bought a game soundtrack before, but I couldn't keep away. Bravo, SuperGiant Games. Bravo.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Buck on February 4, 2012
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The music was one of the best parts of Bastion, and the narrator is right: that is one of the things that I missed the most about it. So I got the soundtrack. Even if you haven't played the game, you will enjoy this album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KieferSkunk on August 30, 2011
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Bastion, released on Steam and Xbox Live Arcade ($15 USD on XBLA), is an amazing video game. While the artwork, music and gameplay all stand up very well on their own, the game's truly unique feature, reactive narration, ties it all together. The end result is a game that truly draws you into its compelling storyline and instantly connects you with its unforgettable characters.

Of course, this review is about the soundtrack. You get a glimpse of the narrator's charming voice and sense of style in the first track, "Get Used To It", and this makes a nice prelude to Bastion's excellent background music. The music ranges from simple, innocuous themes like "Twisted Streets", which accompanies you as you first begin to explore your shattered world, to the driving beat of the India-inspired "Terminal March", punctuating most of the fights with the game's bosses.

Each theme has a place, even if you've never seen or played the game. Feel the ground crumbling away beneath your feet in "Percy's Escape". Get lost in the Wild Unknown with themes like "Brusher Patrol" and "Slinger's Song". Or be touched by Zulf's sadness in "Mother, I'm Here" and the quiet introspection of the Ura in "Pale Watchers". There really is something for everyone in this album.

If you have an Xbox 360 or a Steam account and have not played Bastion, you owe it to yourself to experience everything this fine game has to offer. And in my opinion, this soundtrack is worth the $15 that Supergiant Games is asking for the entire game.
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