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The music

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Slurmp, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Slurmp

    Slurmp Tentacle Wrangler

    Who else really likes the music? I think it fits perfectly with the game, I haven't heard a track yet that doesn't blend really well with the setting/enemies/things happening on screen/etc.

    Is there an OST for the game anywhere? I'd love to have it in my collection.
    • Vahnkiljoy

      Vahnkiljoy Ketchup Robot

      There IS an OST you can purchase, the music is also within the AUDIO folder, they are all .ogg files to btw.
      • Daimera

        Daimera Cosmic Narwhal

        OST album is here!
        • onus

          onus Master Chief

          I adore the music. some of the best game music ever.
          • AstronautDown

            AstronautDown Title Not Found

            Thanks, Daimera, for posting the link to the OST ;) And thanks everyone else who has said many nice things about the music already since the kickstarter! You guys are really great! :)

            Btw, if you're going to use the .ogg files, you can still visit the link to get the names of the tracks :p

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            • Stormquake

              Stormquake Scruffy Nerf-Herder

              Coalescence, the theme of the final stage, it just gives me all these ridiculous chills that I can't explain. It's my second favorite song in the album though. Chanson d'Automne is simply too good and is one of the finest and most fitting songs I think I've ever heard in a game ever.
              • Stovepipes

                Stovepipes Void-Bound Voyager

                Risk of Rain is one of those games where I ALWAYS play with sound on, just because of how ridiculously polished the soundtrack is. The different tracks are varied in genres but constantly goes back to elements introduced in the main theme, which I absolutely love.
                • AstronautDown

                  AstronautDown Title Not Found

                  It's touching when people express love for this track, it's very personal and very dear to me. I had my doubts if it would fit with the game or with the rest of the OST but it worked out alright after all... :) Thank you!
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                  • needsomemiracle

                    needsomemiracle Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                    Now that I think of it, I've beaten the game three times and haven't heard "Intermission" anywhere.
                    • Dehlak

                      Dehlak Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                      All I'll say for "Intermission" is: BEGINNING OF PART II ..

                      PS: There should've been one more period at the end for it to be a proper ellipsis, Chris.
                      • AstronautDown

                        AstronautDown Title Not Found

                        That is correct. It's just part of the OST album.

                        YES! You're the first one to notice as far as I know! Send me an e-mail with the actual text please: ghostnotes.cc@gmail.com
                        P.S. There should've been one more period if it was meant to be an ellipsis... Didn't you miss the same two dots on "Chanson d'Automne.."? It's a little message to someone ;)
                        • Burby

                          Burby Phantasmal Quasar

                          Wait, so it was one of those files like "Look" by Venetian Snares? I never knew how to get something like that to work, but I did have a hunch.
                          • AstronautDown

                            AstronautDown Title Not Found

                            I'm not familiar with the particular track but it could very well be. What I did is hide some text in the audio spectrum by "painting out" some frequencies off of white noise. That's what's creating the moving sound in the audio (bsically the absence of frequencies). To see the actual text you need an offline (non-real-time) spectral analyzer. There are several but a free one can be found in Audacity.
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                            • Nanodeath

                              Nanodeath Space Hobo

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                            • Burby

                              Burby Phantasmal Quasar

                              Yes, that's indeed what I was thinking of. For comparison, here's Look. In spoiler tag so that it'll take up less space.
                              • DJFlare84

                                DJFlare84 Spaceman Spiff

                                I LOVE Coalescence.

                                Honestly, the entire RoR soundtrack makes me think of Cave Story (and a bit of Dust Force, if you know that game). Especially that final level.

                                I think Cyclogenesis is another favorite of mine.

                                ... crap, now I'm rattling off a list in my brain of all the ones I like. (Hint: it's all of them.)
                                • needsomemiracle

                                  needsomemiracle Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                                  Oh man. Oh wow. Yeah, I've heard that about Aphex Twin, that he inserted his face in the frequency response of some of his tracks.
                                  Never would've guessed to check that here though.
                                  • Biomatter

                                    Biomatter Subatomic Cosmonaut

                                    Holy cow. Chris - you did an amazing job on the soundtrack. I love it so much. I can't really put into words how much I appreciate it, and by extension, you for making it. Sometimes I play the game just because the music starts running through my head and then I get the urge to play :p Seriously, fan-fucking-tastic job.
                                    • AstronautDown

                                      AstronautDown Title Not Found

                                      Exactly. This particular one (cats) is created slightly differently, by importing the image to a software that "translates" it to sound (I'm guessing Adobe Audition or Photosounder), but the idea is the same.

                                      Thank you guys, seriously. You and everyone else who's been so kind about the music... It's overwhelming :)
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                                      • onus

                                        onus Master Chief

                                        I honestly think the music is what puts the game over the edge. It turned a great game into a stellar game. I am sure that I will be listening to this for decades to come! You are the man!
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