World of Goo Soundtrack

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World of Goo Soundtrack
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Composed by Kyle Gabler
Published by 2D Boy
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 1 Digital - 27 tracks
Release date December 2008
Duration 00:49:01
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The time may have come for publishers and game developers to realize that if you’re not able to issue a commercial soundtrack then you should release the music via the Internet. It’s no wonder that Ubisoft doesn’t follow this rule cause its wonderful soundtracks for Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell: Double Agent and other world's hottest selling video games haven’t seen the light of day at all. Of course there’re people who reacted quickly to the situation and ripped tunes and samples (e.g. Double Agent has dynamically changing in-game music system) out of these games and managed to completely reconstruct all the tracks. Well, we’ve got off the point so let’s return to our subject.

World of Goo is an entirely freaky puzzle game with charming goo balls living in the beautiful World of Goo. Both the idea and the quality of its implementation are delightful. It’s the example of a casual game in which everything is well done. There’s nothing to conceal, we’re not the lovers of this game category but mostly due to the great percent of standard fakes à la “arkanoid, tetris, lines” and not because of a second-class genre. But against a background of low-budget trash such pearls as World of Goo shine especially blindingly.

In the manner of the last few years the game’s gameplay is entirely physics based. We won’t tell you about the plotline and the way these curious little beings interact, as you’d better go to YouTube or GameTrailers and see some gameplay trailers, videos and teasers. But as for the music we’d like to tell you a few details.

The game was conceived by a team of only 2 people at most during development, and one of the devs was as you understand not only a composer but a designer too. His name is Kyle Gabler and the soundtrack of the game is likely to serve as a proof of a fact that there should be more of them to love. Influences include Danny Elfman, Vangelis, Bernard Herrmann, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, and all the big movie guys.

Frankly speaking solely the main theme of Wold of Goo called Beginning even without these names can tell us a lot. It’s a very rhythmical, lively progressive melody with a touch of a pseudo sci-fi. You remember that scene from Men In Black where in the final zoom-out the entire universe seems to be inside a ball used during a game of jacks played by two alien creatures? It is these emotions that emerge after listening to the main theme of the game. According to Kyle’s words, he wanted the theme of the game to somehow reflect the song Libertango by Astor Piazzolla. What for? Cause it was the track he used in the original Tower of Goo prototype back in school. And as the saying goes, apples don't fall far from the tree.

To tell the truth, music from World of Goo is kinda little chamber symphony. There’s no hint of casual game genre or any other toy like features. The OST almost doesn’t contain electronic music with the exception of a couple of tracks really strongly inspired by Vangelis. Neither the leitmotif nor the common main theme is the thing that runs through the whole soundtrack. It’s more likely to be a special set of music instruments, which Kyle is using: strings, harps, flutes and a choir. This very language he uses to tell the listeners a sad story about a conflict between goo balls and The Corporation.

Of course there’re some driving tracks here and its own chip-tune and even a tribute to Bridge Builder – a cult casual game based on laws of physics, in which you have to build a bridge which will hold a train passing over it. But… but anyway World of Goo is a little but a very touching symphony with epic roots. It’s a symphony that can be freely released separately from the game or used as a soundtrack to a considerate movie.

And the most important thing is that World of Goo soundtrack is available for free download from Kyle’s own website. You can find there a set of track notes and World of Goo soundtrack cover art as well.

Read, download, enjoy!

Album
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Soundtrack available for free download at official site of Kyle Gabler.

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Album was composed by Kyle Gabler and was released on December 2008. Soundtrack consists of 27 tracks tracks with duration over about 50 minutes. Album was released by 2D Boy.

CD 1

1
World of Goo Beginning
01:08
2
The Goo Filled Hills
00:25
3
Brave Adventurers
01:06
4
Another Mysterious Pipe Appeared
01:18
5
World of Goo Corporation
00:16
6
Regurgitation Pumping Station
03:39
7
Threadcutter
00:55
8
Rain Rain Windy Windy
02:44
9
Jelly
02:37
10
Tumbler
01:52
11
Screamer
01:36
12
Burning Man
01:48
13
Cog in the Machine
04:03
14
Happy New Year (tm) Brought to You by Product Z
00:54
15
Welcome to the Information Superhighway
01:55
16
Graphic Processing Unit
01:05
17
Years of Work
03:39
18
My Virtual World of Goo Corporation
01:05
19
Hello, MOM
00:06
20
Inside the Big Computer
02:20
21
Are You Coming Home, Love MOM
03:01
22
Ode to the Bridge Builder
01:24
23
The Last of the Goo Balls and the Telescope Operator
00:59
24
Best of Times
03:41
25
Red Carpet Extend-o-matic
04:03
26
World of Goo Corporation Valued Customers
00:13
27
World of Goo Ending
01:09
  STATISTICS
  • Average album rating: 9.2 (18)
  • Page views: 44330
  • Album achieved 208 place in our Hall of Fame
  • 18 persons have this album in collection

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