A little help: How would you describe Portal 2 music?

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A little help: How would you describe Portal 2 music?

Post by WMRhapsodies » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:47 pm

Hi,

A friend of mine is working on a Portal 2 review. He's worried about to which genre belongs it's music. He has read something about "grindhouse music"…(?)

He demands my help, but I know nothing about electronic music genres. If any of you can help us it will be highly appreciated:

Here is an example,

Portal 2  OST- Science can be fun:



Complete soundtrack (free):

http://www.thinkwithportals.com/music.php

What seems to be remix of a song from Nine Inch Nails. A documentary about the game says it served as inspiration:


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Re: A little help: How would you describe Portal 2 music?

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:14 pm

It's electronic but has a rock feeling. Therefore I'd say 'industrial' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_music), although a soft and lo-fi electronic kind.

Here it sounds more industrial, with acoustic sounding drums. Also a bit big-beat'ish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_beat), like Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim.



It reminds me a bit of http://www.frankklepacki.com (Command & Conquer etc), although not nearly as good.
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Re: A little help: How would you describe Portal 2 music?

Post by WMRhapsodies » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:46 pm

Thanks a lot, man, that was fast!.

These wikipedia entries are very interesting, I would thought of "industrial" as something more limited...I'm gonna learn a lot myself.

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Re: A little help: How would you describe Portal 2 music?

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:54 pm

Haha I'm kind of obsessed with the connections between musical genres, so it was my pleasure.
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