Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X Original Game Soundtrack

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H.A.W.X Original Game Soundtrack, Tom Clancy's
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Composed by Том Салта
Published by Ubisoft Music
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 1 Digital - 18 tracks
Release date April 04, 2009
Duration 01:00:49
Genres Classical: Orchestral Music
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Overview

The Tom Clancy franchise has seen explosive grows over the last decade, from books to films to video games. While the games usually strive for a semblance of realism in their war and terrorism scenarios, 2009's H.A.W.X. was primarily aimed at creating a series of arcade-style dogfights more akin to Japan's Ace Combat than Rainbow Six. Ubisoft drafted Tom Salta, veteran of several other Clancyverse games, to provide music.

Body

Salta takes his inspiration from beefy synths scores from airplane movies past, integrating real-sounding instruments along with drum loops, synth sounds, and occasional bursts of chorus. The music owes an equal debt to Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermayer, with many orchestrations (like the unison string runs) those composers used in 80's and 90's war scores. The resulting sound is a good fit for the game's setting, though it does mean that parts will feel rather familiar.

The game's main theme, introduced in "Artemis Ascendence," is simple and malleable, a series of optimistic ascending notes. Salta works it into nearly all of the cues, often in subtle ways or as counter point, which helps give a nice feeling of cohesion to the music. It's the only real thematic material on the album, which is something of a shame — there's no real softer or more contemplative material.

One area where H.A.W.X. takes a page from Ace Combat is its use of a choir. While the chorus is never as hyperbolic as in some of the more frenzied moments of Ace Combat, Salta does use it to lend weight to some of his heavy-hitting action pieces — sometimes with lyrics, as in "Washington Under Siege," and sometimes guttural and wordless backing for strings as in "Top Guns." The voices are used sparingly, though, and don't appear in every track.

Summary

Most of the music consists of action packed strings and electronics, which serve as empty calories — exciting, but not particularly filling. And while H.A.W.X. gets airborne, it never quite soars with the best of the aviation game scores. Salta has created a fine work in H.A.W.X., generally speaking, and if it can't go toe to toe with the best of its ilk it can at least hold its own. The album, with an hour of music, was released as a digital download at the same time as the game. It's recommended to lovers of modernistic action music, and delivers a solid packaging of those ideas.



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Alex Watson

Ubisoft делает невероятное

Лучше поздно, чем под себя – этот нехитрый лозунг, кажется, зажёгся в светлых головах боссов Ubisoft. Иначе как можно назвать создание подразделения Ubisoft Music, чьей задачей будет являться выпуск саундтреков? На данный момент выпущено 2 саундтрека: Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X за авторством Тома Салты и Far Cry... Показать

 05.04.2009    3304

Том Салта озвучил Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X

Ребята из Ubisoft всегда славились своими отличными музыкальнами кастингами (а также безумным количеством обещанных, но не выпущенных саундтреков). На стапелях их проектов побывали и Джеспер Кид, и Амон Тобин, и Стюарт Чатвуд, да и много других замечательных людей. В их числе засветился и Том Салта, озвучивший... Показать

 06.03.2009    2646
Album was composed by Том Салта and was released on April 04, 2009. Soundtrack consists of 18 tracks tracks with duration over more than hour. Album was released by Ubisoft Music.

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CD 1

1
Artemis Ascendance
Tom Salta
02:55
2
Ready Aurora
Tom Salta
01:57
3
Washington Under Siege
Tom Salta
04:14
4
Top Guns
Tom Salta
02:26
5
Silver Horizon
Tom Salta
04:27
6
Scorched Earth
Tom Salta
02:50
7
Nose In My Weeds
Tom Salta
04:42
8
Easy Money (Hired Wings)
Tom Salta
02:52
9
Tally On Multiple Contacts
Tom Salta
02:41
10
Briefing Room
Tom Salta
00:58
11
Ghost Rider
Tom Salta
02:24
12
Eagle to November Four
Tom Salta
03:17
13
Shadow of Intent
Tom Salta
02:30
14
On a Wing and a Prayer
Tom Salta
01:36
15
Racing Death
Tom Salta
01:30
16
Trapped In Tokyo Bay
Tom Salta
02:27
17
Secure Those Nukes!
Tom Salta
06:06
18
Ending Credits
Tom Salta
10:57
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