Klang Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Klang by Blind.
At a glance:
Geek Score: 92.9
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 69.4
Album Excellence: 66.1%
Klang is a 2016 indie action rhythm game developed by Tinimations and published by Snow Cannon Games. Klang is an innovative take on traditional rhythm games that pushes the genre beyond pressing buttons to tempo into a world of fast-paced exploration, platforming and combat. In Klang, players assume the role of a tuneblade-wielding, elite rave warrior on a quest to free himself from the shackles of Soundlord Sonus. Become one with the music as you battle your way through increasingly challenging levels, timing every action and attack to audio visual cues. The score is composed by Blind.
Blind or bLiNd as is the case is a EDM composer that has been around since the 90s. Sadly, me and bLiNd hasn’t crossed paths, but they will now. For a game like this, music is the key component so that should be very exciting. The score opens with ‘Enter Klang (Trailer Theme)’ which I assume is the music used in the trailer and not the game itself. It gives a taste of what to expect and it’s flighty fast-paced EDM as expected. It’s well produced and catchy giving me hope that this is going to be another hit. At the end you can hear the Klang theme, barely, as it fades off in the distance. Don’t worry though, bLiNd got you covered with ‘Klang (Title Screen)’, and it is a great theme. It’s not just synths and percussion for EDM sake, but a theme that takes me somewhere, a theme I give a damn about and I love that.
Well now that’s over, what does the game sound like? Well training is fun. ‘Welcome To The Kick (Training Level & Elevator) which is probably the music for the opening level where you learn the mechanics of the game. Again, this is superbly produced EDM, the kind you expect from a top EDM artist. The boss themes are usually a lot of fun, and that’s the case here as well starting with ‘Bladerunner (Elevator Boss)’ where you can hear the metal of fighting swords hitting each other. Just the metal klangs wouldn’t be enough though and luckily the music delivers. This is smooth, really smooth. It’s fun to hear the EDM take on worlds filled with pirates, gladiators and more. The actual score might be around an hour since the end credits surely marks the end of the score (maybe?), but the full score lasts for approximately 105 minutes with a number of bonus cues. No one can blame them for not giving you your money’s worth. It costs only $12 at the time of writing and if you need your EDM fix, I highly recommend you check this one out.
1. Enter Klang (Trailer Theme)
2. Klang (Title Screen)
3. Welcome To The Kick (Training Level & Elevator)
5. Bladerunner (Elevator Boss)
8. Rock Bottom (Caves)
9. Otherworld (Otherworld Theme)
10. Shanty Shuffle (Pirate Cove)
12. Ether Real (Infiltration Theme)
14. Bazz (Gladiator Boss)
15. Angel Tracks (City)
16. Neoteknika (City Bonus 1)
17. Overclocked (City Bonus 2)
19. Sonus (Tower Boss)
22. Full Circle (Final Rankings)
24. Klang (Main Theme Club Mix)
25. Rock Bottom (Caves Ambient)
27. Ether Real (Alternate)
28. Angel Tracks (City Level Ambient)
30. Portal Jumper (Other Dimension)
31. Coolaid (Other Dimension)
33. Tune Blades (Bonus Song)
34. VHS (Other Dimension)