Of last Friday’s trio, I’m going to have to go with the theme from Ori and The Blind Forest. It seems indie games are killing it with soundtracks lately, and I do hope major releases see a resurgence in iconic songs.
The song has a very slow build, but doesn’t overstay its welcome. There is a melancholic undertone that would naturally come with a song that pays tribute to a doomed captain on a South Pole expedition.
There is irony in having an album opener that feels so much like a conclusion, but that is the consequence of this concept of the album. As the band puts it, “Departure Songs is inspired by failed, yet epic and honourable journeys or events throughout history where people have done extraordinary things for the greater good of those around them, and the progress of the human race itself.”
To appreciate this song all the more, I highly recommend you read Ignacio De Vincenzi’s exceptional article about the album on canthisevenbecalledmusic.com. His article goes more in-depth than this simple recommendation and provides a concise but substantial review of the entire album.
“Find Me” by Marcus D (Ft. Jun)
“Hide” by FKA Twigs
“I Am Here” by Funky DL
“El Pescador” by Banda Magda
“Empires” by Electric Swing Circus
“Jungle” by Tash Sultana
“Never Knew a Thing (Live)” by Kileza
“Time of Extinction” (소멸의 시간) by Jambinai (잠비나이)
“Hi-Lights” by Savlonic.
“Common Ground” by Kognitif ft. The Mic Jordon
“Believe” by Kenichiro Nishihara ft. Cise Starr
“Gerudo Valley (Metal Version)” by Machinae Supremacy
“Bloody Tears” by Naoto Shibata Project
“Satting Sail Home (End Theme)” by Darren Krob
“Ori and The Blind Forest (Main Theme)” by Gareth Coker
“A Gallant Gentleman” by We Lost The Sea