To accompany the Playstation 2 video game Primal, Sony
Computer Entertainment has boldly commissioned a stunning
symphonic score. Primal is a story-driven game of exploration,
combat and puzzles, presented through the experiences of Jen
and Lewis, a present-day, human couple drawn into discord
by eternal forces...
soundtrack to Primal is indeed a bold move by the game
producers and Silva Screen Records. But then Silva Screen
has always been at the forefront of releasing quality soundtracks
that cover a niche market.
again, this has paid off. Bob & Barn (Paul Arnold and
Andrew Barnabas) have crafted a work of beauty. From the opening,
haunting theme you know that you are listening to something
much more impressive than just another soundtrack for a game.
This is certainly music worthy of a blockbuster movie.
composers are obviously themselves huge fans of film scores
as there are countless nods to famous composers. Raum &
Empusa is inspired by the great John Williams; A Prince
in Chains owes a lot to Howard Shores music for Silence
of the Lambs and, more obviously Dead Ringers.
And The Turbulent Depths is a nod to James Horner's
Star Trek work. It's almost as though someone had asked
the World's best known film composers to come together and
help write new music for Primal.
& Barn's work is amazing and the fact that the majority
of the music was composed in just five weeks is unbelievable.
am reviewing this soundtrack before having seen the game,
but to be quite honest I couldn't care less whether Sony have
a winner on their hands. The soundtrack is wonderfully captivating
and I'm going to have to buy the game to see if as much love
has gone into constructing it.
is one of the finest soundtracks I have heard in a long time.
I can't wait for Bob & Barn's move into film composition.
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