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Prisonic Fairytale
06-20-2009, 12:29 AM
Excuse me if this board isn't for general video game music. I listen to way too much Silent Hill music. I mean on a smurfing loop. Sometimes all day. Not only that but like remixes and stuff by other people. Help me. I have an unhealthy obsession with Akira Yamaoka. :p

Kawaii Ryűkishi
06-20-2009, 12:58 AM
Well, your screen name is appropriate, at any rate.

Silent Hill 2 has one of the greatest soundtracks ever, of all time. In the game, the dynamic sequencing of the music is incredibly effective at getting your heart racing as you step cautiously down a pitch-black hallway and begin to hear the inevitable abominations shuffle nearer. When you're in a "safe" location, it's just as good as soothing you into a temporary state of calm. All the compositions are more than formidable enough to stand on their own, outside the game's context, as well. My favorite tracks are probably "Theme of Laura," "The Darkness That Lurks in Our Mind," "Laura Plays the Piano," and "Betrayal."

The only other Silent Hill game I've played has been Origins, which also has some great tracks (see "Shot Down in Flames" and "Not Tomorrow 4"). I'm currently looking forward to Yamaoka's work on Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

The grungey, noisy, guitar-shredding stuff he did for Contra: Shattered Soldier is pretty abysmal, though. I guess no one's perfect.

Prisonic Fairytale
06-20-2009, 03:37 AM
Laura Plays the Piano and Heaven's Night are my two favorite tracks. Silent Hill 2 does have the best soundtrack in my opinion, followed closely by Silent Hill 4. My obsession with Prisonic Fairytale comes from how it made me feel in the game, so atmospheric.

Sephex
06-20-2009, 03:40 AM
Silent Hill 2 has one of the greatest soundtracks ever, of all time.

Absolutely. I listen to it while working sometimes, and it really makes me feel at peace for some reason.

My favorites are: Promise (Reprise), Alone in the Town, Fermata in Mistic Air, True, Betrayal, and Black Fairy.

Markus. D
06-20-2009, 02:17 PM
Akira Yamaoka is among my select favorite composers.

Hell, I'm yet to PLAY Silent Hill but have purchased 1, 2, 3 and Origins' OST.

Prisonic Fairytale
06-20-2009, 10:08 PM
Akira Yamaoka is among my select favorite composers.

Hell, I'm yet to PLAY Silent Hill but have purchased 1, 2, 3 and Origins' OST.

I highly recommend the games, especially if you enjoy the music that much. :greenie:

Markus. D
06-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Akira Yamaoka is among my select favorite composers.

Hell, I'm yet to PLAY Silent Hill but have purchased 1, 2, 3 and Origins' OST.

I highly recommend the games, especially if you enjoy the music that much. :greenie:

I've watched entire playthroughs of all :p

Prisonic Fairytale
06-22-2009, 08:58 PM
Akira Yamaoka is among my select favorite composers.

Hell, I'm yet to PLAY Silent Hill but have purchased 1, 2, 3 and Origins' OST.

I highly recommend the games, especially if you enjoy the music that much. :greenie:

I've watched entire playthroughs of all :p

Nice. That works too. ;)

BG-57
06-25-2009, 01:08 AM
I was so impressed with the soundtrack to the SH movie I tried to track it down, only to find there wasn't one. So I went to FYE and downloaded the first four game soundtracks and edited together a playlist, in order, as they appear in the movie. Minus Ring of Fire and the final battle music.

Having reached the games belatedly through the movie, I was struck by how the same pieces of music worked well in different contexts. Wounded Warsong was standout in this regard, both in the game and movie.

Markus. D
07-06-2009, 03:45 AM
I was so impressed with the soundtrack to the SH movie I tried to track it down, only to find there wasn't one. So I went to FYE and downloaded the first four game soundtracks and edited together a playlist, in order, as they appear in the movie. Minus Ring of Fire and the final battle music.

Having reached the games belatedly through the movie, I was struck by how the same pieces of music worked well in different contexts. Wounded Warsong was standout in this regard, both in the game and movie.

I'm unsure if there was ever an actual physical soundtrack.

But there's a "Silent Hell (Music from the Silent Hill Movie)" available on iTunes. Akira's name changed to "stanton shows" ... I think it's a rip.

BG-57
07-06-2009, 12:55 PM
As far as I know there has never been an official ST to the SH movie.

I heard about Silent Hell, but I also heard the quality is extremely poor.

xXsarahXx
07-06-2009, 05:08 PM
I love Silent Hills music :D

Your not here from SH3 takes my top spot!

Markus. D
07-08-2009, 04:56 AM
As far as I know there has never been an official ST to the SH movie.

I heard about Silent Hell, but I also heard the quality is extremely poor.

Not poor, as in quality poor.

Poor as in, it's directly ripped from the film :{

BG-57
07-08-2009, 11:49 AM
Piracy issues aside, I don't care for that sort of thing because of the ambient sounds, voices, and sound effects detracts from the experience of just listening to the music.

Turkish Delight
07-08-2009, 12:32 PM
Hell yeah, Akira Yamaoka is a beast. "Promise (Reprise)", "Alone in the Town" and "True" are some of my favorites.

His non-Silent Hill stuff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiV63j47VEU) is really good too, though.

krissy
07-29-2009, 06:17 PM
yeah the movie was surprisingly true to the game soundtracks
not quite as good though

yamaoka manages to make things a little queer in the way he writes, but it's so subtly queer that you don't notice it until it's stuck to your veins and at that point it's too late and you can't walk outside alone at night anymore (or during misty days)

Rodarian
08-08-2009, 09:13 AM
I have the Complete Collection and then some of All Silent Hill soundtracks up to date.


My fav will always be Silent Hill 2 because it has the best bittersweet tranquil music...

A lot of my mates who are u aware of Silent Hill are yet truly moved by the music I play sometimes on my Ipod.

My Playlist is set up as such.

Silent Hill 0/1

Silent Hill 2/3

Silent Hill 3/4

Silent Hill Liminality: A Tribute Music for Akira Yamoaka

Silent Dreams: All the Best Bittersweet Tranquil Music from the Series

Silent Hill Vocals: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Joe Romersa