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Old Western Town
Publisher: Sonic Legends
by Christopher H. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 06/18/2012 13:11:10
The style and tone of this piece perfectly capture the feel of a “spaghetti western,” and it’s a lot of fun to listen to. The simple, bouncing piano melody and vocal effects belong inside a saloon or dance hall, where this piece spends most of its time. You’ll probably get the best use from this track if you approach it from that perspective. You wouldn’t want to score a gunfight or any other tense situation with this piece, at it’s far too lighthearted, and almost humorous. Also, I think this piece may have too much of a “storyline” of its own to work well as background music (though it’s a fun listen regardless), but that’s probably a matter of taste.

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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Old Western Town
Publisher: Sonic Legends
by Berin K. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 05/17/2010 22:16:44
Here's a hokey track that sounds like it fell out of the musical Oklahoma. Very orchestral, heavy on strings and the xylophone. There are sound effects of horses and a howling wolf. Toward the middle of the piece we get an interlude on piano, with some background noise indicating we're in a saloon. A steam train whistles in the background. It's a light, upbeat piece overall. nothing I'd use for a gritty western but certainly appropriate for pulpish, high-heroic games.

It's mostly a good piece, and hits all of the tropes of the musical genre, possibly too well. I think my problem is that the western film genre is so vast that there's already plenty of "generic" western music out there. With fantasy, you're limited; everyone's going to pick out a track from "Lord of the Rings", and if you don't want those associations in your game you want to turn to generic tracks like this. But westerns... there are thousands of films you could cull soundtracks from. It's not like it begins and ends with Ennio Morricone and the theme from The Magnificent Seven. My only critique of the piece itself is that the piano bit went on too long, was too repetitive; I was ready to shoot the piano player by the end of the track.

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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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