The Darkside Detective Soundtrack

by Ben Prunty

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Ohm0001
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Ohm0001 Absolutely love this. You just nailed the atmosphere. Great inspiration made for a great album, that makes you feel like the best darn detective in town. Favorite track: Goblins-and-Ghouls Division.
James Raynor
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James Raynor I've never heard of this game, but nothing would sell it to me like a soundtrack by Ben Prunty Favorite track: A Town Unlike Any Other.
T. J. Wong
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T. J. Wong I was a big fan of FTL, but this one sets the bar even higher. I don't know anything about the game, but I definitely get the John Carpenter vibes. Unlike most of his scores, which set creeping horror soundscapes, this one is a lot more of an upbeat darkness. For me, it sets a perfect mood conducive to writing and relaxing as each track flows seamlessly into the next. Amazing work!
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Kailan Sounds like more Halloween electro-funk. Come on, we can make this a genre. But seriously though, this is amazing. It feels like a blend of Ben's best stuff up until now. Almost like how a good boss fight is a sort of test of what you've learned. Weird analogy, but I'll stick with it Favorite track: The Darkside Division.
Stein Gunnar Bakkeby
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Stein Gunnar Bakkeby Ignore the game. Close your eyes. Imagine deep space. Imagine derelict star systems. This could very well be the spiritual successor to FTL (Faster Than Light) that we have so long been waiting for. Favorite track: The Gem of Osiris.
Nick Hoad
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Nick Hoad This is one of my favourite Ben Prunty albums, right up there with Curious Merchandise (which is one of my favourite albums of all time). There's a perfect blend of genuinely spooky moments and fun jazz tracks, along with amazing synth bass to rival tracks from FTL. And it's also one of the longest albums which is entirely a good thing. Favorite track: 66-6 St..
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This is the complete soundtrack for The Darkside Detective

Originally inspired by John Carpenter and other 80's films, this soundtrack eventually grew to pull inspirations from Danny Elfman, William Orbit, Nine Inch Nails, funk music, and old video games. The whole album ended up being quite a grab bag of different styles and ideas. This is what makes soundtracks fun!

Despite being part of a comedy game, the music plays its part relatively straight-faced. This helps sell the atmosphere and lets the comedy do its own thing without the player being distracted. I also wanted the music to reflect the rich colors of the game's gorgeous pixel art.

The album cover art was made by Paul Conway, the artist for The Darkside Detective.

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released July 27, 2017

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