mandag 31. januar 2011

Flower (Original Soundtrack)

Genres: Easy Listening, Ambient, Instrumental
Composer: Vincent Diamante 
  1. "Life as a Flower" - (5:42)
  2. "Splash of Color" - (9:15)
  3. "Sailing on the Wind" - (7:30)
  4. "Nighttime Excursion" - (5:35)
  5. "Solitary Wasteland" - (11:39
  6. "Purifcation of the City" - (12:20)
  7. "Peaceful Repose" - (9:23)
  8. "Lazy Daydream" - (3:06)

Some say videogames cannot be art. While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I do not think the team behind the videogame Flower will be able to agree with this statement. It is a very beautiful game where yo take the role as the wind, creating life to flowers over different levels. It is incredibly relaxing, and visually appealing to the eye. Ill let you judge for yourself, here's a video of the game itself (note song in trailer is not on the soundtrack or in the game):

Of course, what is important here is the soundtrack itself. The soundtrack to Flower is simply a joy to the ear. Each song represents one level of the game, which each level has a distinct theme, and each song portrays it to perfection. And this is where I think Vincent Diamante has done a superb job, each song while not only great in itself, it is also perfect for the mood. What is also worth noting, this isn't typical video game music. In other video game soundtracks you can easily recognize, yeah this is most likely from a video game. If I hadn't played Flower before I don't think I'd have guessed it was from a video game. As a standalone soundtrack, it is a great listen. If you add it to the atmosphere of the game, it is an almost unbeatable combination.

If you enjoy relaxing music, this is the album for you. Even if you despise video games, I still would easily recommend this to anyone who likes this type of music. Give it a try!

4 kommentarer:

  1. Oh~, might be nice music for studying. Can't really read what I have to learn whem I'm bouncing to a high beat-intensity, y'know ;D

  2. It warms my heart to see how much videos game have evolved over the decades, and games like this one are at the forefront of that evolution. Will definitely be checking this game out now, and following this blog.