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
mind heist by zack hemsey
Ever since I can remember I been a fan huge fan of film scores. Be it
Lord of the Rings, The Last Samurai, SAW, The Matrix, Shawshank Redemption etc.
Something behind the intelligence of this type music which has the ability and strength to take you on a sound driven journey and push your emotions to different boundaries.
The other day I was introduced to Zack Hemsey by a Producer/Director/Editor friend Vishesh Sharma based in NYC …
Zack Hemsey is an American composer and music producer, best known for producing and composing music for film trailers. One notable piece was is his work on ‘Trailer 3‘ for the 2010 movie Inception which included his composed piece ‘Mind Heist‘.
It is a common misconception that the piece for this trailer was composed by Hans Zimmer because he composed the offical score for the movie itself. Hemsey has also worked on trailer scores for The Town, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. He has also worked on a large number of television commercials and has made his own studio albums.
‘Mind Heist‘ is filled with thrumming, pulsating strings and awe-inspiring crescendos: matching perfectly the feel and look of the film!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do:
Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey
Zack Hemsey – Empty Room (Trailer Version)
Other projects by Zack can be found at:
http://music.zackhemsey.com/ and http://zackhemsey.blogspot.com/
On that note. I must share one more video with you – taken on the premier of INCEPTION.
This is an excerpt from a live performance at the Inception premiere in Hollywood. The track is “Time” from the Inception soundtrack. Hans Zimmer (piano) and Johnny Marr (guitar). Enjoy. PS: If you want to see the whole performance go to: www.ustream.tv/inceptionpremiere
TIME by Hans Zimmer: truly blowing and epic sounds …