Fans have been clamoring for it and Supergiant Games has delivered. The Bastion (our review) soundtrack is now officially available for purchase. Featuring 22 fully remastered songs, the soundtrack is great for fans. The music is what helped make Bastion such a great game to play through, it added to the overall ambiance of the game, and is one of the best soundtracks of 2011. Also included is a brand-new track titled, The Pantheon (Ain’t Gonna Catch You), featuring the narrator like you’ve never heard him before. Spoiler Warning: The music in Bastion is key to the experience. We advise playing through the game before listening to the soundtrack.
The soundtrack will cost you $10 if you want to purchase it digitally, or $15 if you want a compact disc. It should be noted that the compact disc version of the soundtrack does come signed by the composer Darren Korb and features original artwork by Jen Zee. Their site, found here, also notes that there are currently only 1,000 compact discs versions available, so be sure to get your copy now, and they will begin shipping around September 2.
“About Our Soundtrack: The music in Bastion was essential from the early stages of development, back when we had a feel for the kind of tone we wanted but could only begin to get at it with words. Darren ran with those ideas, creating a style of music he calls acoustic frontier trip-hop — an expression of the particular blend of familiar and exotic that we wanted for Bastion’s world. Darren’s music nailed our high-contrast tone perfectly and fueled much of our content creation.”