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Enslaved – Odyssey to the West: NITIN SAWHNEY


Thanks to my mate Mirko-Kosmos, I came across Enslaved: Odyssey To The West. A new platforming action-adventure game developed by Ninja Theory and published by Namco Bandai Games. The game is based around on the Chinese Mythology of Monkey and the Journey to the West to India in search of holy scriptures with Trips (Tripitika) Sandy and Pigsy.

However I’m not going to talk to you about the game, but the soundtrack. This is the latest work from the genius himself, Nitin Sawhney.

In 2007, Sawhney scored the PlayStation 3 game Heavenly Sword. Using a varied combination of  global influences married with electronica and jazz elements. I remember when I caught a perform of this at the BBC Proms ’07 at the Royal Albert Hall. Sounded IMMENSE with a full orchestra!

With Enslaved: Odyssey To The West, Sawhney composes some extremely gorgeous experimental, almost post apocalyptic music. Sometimes electric, atmospheric and other times the tempo increases to  acknowledge intensity in the game … magic!

Definitely you check it out! Below are a couple of tracks from the Original Soundtrack of Ninja Theory’s game, Enslaved – Odyssey to the West. Composed by Nitin Sawhney.

The Right To Enslave

Cloud Surfing

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