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The Sounds of SOMI SE 04 Jul, 2009, 22:08 / 13 comments

Jan "Laserschwert" Hofmeister recently got his crusty talons on the Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition soundtrack, and wrote up his thoughts over here.

We're hitting Monkey Mania here at Mojo Mansion!

Comments

  • LGH on 25 Jul, 2009, 13:21…
    Great review. Well written, and I couldn't agree more. The flutes in the opening theme (but also in many other themes, such as the cannibal village) are awesome.

    I also LOVE the LOVE-theme (nice pun, eh?), with the violin opening and then the brass. And the LeChuck theme on the trombone... and Peter McConnell jamming on the violin for the Ghost Ship Shuffle... and... and... and...

    Most sound effects that are directly mixed into the music track didn't disturb me at all, since I somehow feel they are part of the music. I've already heard orchestral songs with whistles, rainmakers, hammers or typewriters... So why shouldn't I accept rhythmically used whistles inside circus music? Or wave sounds that occur on two specifically chosen moments during the opening music. They could have used a cymbal row instead, but perhaps decided waves fitted better? I'd definitely agree on that.

    Even the ghosts somehow feel in tune (and somehow consciously out of tune as well).

    On other hand, I've turned down the general ambient sound for about 50%. For example, I really thought the pirates in the Scumm Bar were too loud. But thankfully, these sounds were not mixed directly into the music. (So, were they included to the audio-track on the CD you've recieved?)
  • foxxy_pc on 17 Jul, 2009, 09:29…
    When is the soundtrack being released?

    I cant see it installed as part of the game....am I missing a link or something?
  • Murray the Chao on 06 Jul, 2009, 21:06…
    I would like to hear it, too.
  • QueZTone on 05 Jul, 2009, 10:19…
    ohhh nice stuff :)

    congrats on the exclusivity :) looking forward to this soundtrack!
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 05 Jul, 2009, 00:58…
    The bonus track is: Maniac Mansion! (Of course! :)
  • The Tingler on 04 Jul, 2009, 23:40…
    Cool... can we hear it? :P
  • Giygas on 04 Jul, 2009, 22:34…
    You never did explain what the second bonus track was...
  • neon_git on 04 Jul, 2009, 22:39…
    Maybe out-takes from the voice recordings or something like that?
  • Laserschwert on 04 Jul, 2009, 22:37…
    You should read my interview with Jesse, a while back. It'll explain.
  • jp-30 on 04 Jul, 2009, 23:35…
    That mysterious cue that was never featured in-game?
  • ATMachine on 04 Jul, 2009, 22:58…
    Oh, it's the Maniac Mansion theme!
  • The Tingler on 04 Jul, 2009, 23:39…
    AHA! Cool!
  • elTee on 04 Jul, 2009, 22:33…
    Soundtrack seems like it'll be decent, and I'm pleased that Laserschwert got to hear it first. Well done!