In Extremis

Soundtrack Saturday: Sep.25

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Forest Glade” from Kameo: Elements of Power.

Released in 2005 for the Xbox 360, Rare’s action-adventure game is about controlling the titular character and elemental abilities by transforming into ten elemental warriors. The game was visually bright, received fairly well by critics, and was praised for its soundtrack composed by Steve Burke and is notably the developer’s first orchestral soundtrack.

This track is notable for it’s use of consistent string swells throughout almost the entirety of the piece, usually in the high register but sometimes appearing in mids and lows, and frequently doubled by other instruments. Between and over the swells little melodies form, are developed, and fade away.

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