23 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Darren Korb’s first game soundtrack was for Amir Rao’s critically acclaimed, 2 million–seller Bastion. It's no surprise that Rao again turned to his boyhood friend to score Transistor; he shrewdly gives its action play a pop music angle. This soundtrack "definitely feels pretty different,” Korb says. “I wanted to do some of the similar synthesis of different styles that I did in Bastion, but it’s a different set of [influences] this time.” Korb explains it’s “a game where you play someone who was a singer. It’s definitely an important part of her character, so the use of vocals in this game has increased. I’m definitely hoping that will contribute to the understanding of her character.” Korb says this shift in focus has yielded a soundtrack “with a lot more electronic elements. It feels quite a bit darker. There's a lot of percussion and stuff, but it has less of a trip-hop vibe. I’m taking influences from everything like Imogen Heap, Björk, and Radiohead to post-rock and electronic.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Darren Korb’s first game soundtrack was for Amir Rao’s critically acclaimed, 2 million–seller Bastion. It's no surprise that Rao again turned to his boyhood friend to score Transistor; he shrewdly gives its action play a pop music angle. This soundtrack "definitely feels pretty different,” Korb says. “I wanted to do some of the similar synthesis of different styles that I did in Bastion, but it’s a different set of [influences] this time.” Korb explains it’s “a game where you play someone who was a singer. It’s definitely an important part of her character, so the use of vocals in this game has increased. I’m definitely hoping that will contribute to the understanding of her character.” Korb says this shift in focus has yielded a soundtrack “with a lot more electronic elements. It feels quite a bit darker. There's a lot of percussion and stuff, but it has less of a trip-hop vibe. I’m taking influences from everything like Imogen Heap, Björk, and Radiohead to post-rock and electronic.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings
127 Ratings
Devildog140 ,

So good

This soundtrack is so good it's impeding my progress through the game. I just gotta stop and enjoy this.

chrisjamess ,

Genius.

I never thought I would be saying this but I think this album may top the Bastion soundtrack which is saying A LOT. I think this one is just easier to listen to the whole way through whereas there are a few songs I prefer to skip on Bastion. Download this album. You won’t be disappointed.

Junivore ,

Hummed Versions?

So I'm a little disappointed because for the same price on Supergiant's website, you can buy the digital version of this and it comes with additional bonus tracks, which are all of the tracks with Ashley Barrett humming in them. I don't know why it isn't offered on iTunes.

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