Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Original Soundtrack

by melos han-tani

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about

Tracks 62-69 are for owners only, and include cool things like the "Sound Test" and a few alternate song versions!

For super fans, additional free music is at analgesic.productions/anodyne2OST.html . You'll find:

- The "Fatum Novae: Armor of Destiny OST" (from the New Theeland level)
- The ambient audio from the game
- Around 20 drafts, ideas, and experiments.

You can read a pretty big list of the music's influences here: meloshantani.wordpress.com/2019/11/25/anodyne-2-musical-influences-an-incomplete-list/

Buy Anodyne 2 here: store.steampowered.com/app/877810/Anodyne_2_Return_to_Dust/

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This soundtrack pays homage to multiple decades and histories of video game music from the NES to contemporary times, as well as a wide canon of electronic, dance, classical music and more. That is, it builds upon the work of both famous and well-known composers, to composers with small Soundcloud or Bandcamp followings. It also builds upon the sounds and textures we hear every day!

The instruments range from many of my own synthesizer instruments and textures made in Ableton Live's Operator, Wavetable and Collision synths, to samples from the SNES and Genesis, to common percussion or live instrument samples.

I hope the music successfully helped create a memorable game and that you enjoy this music.

Pre-production and tests for this OST were done from 3/2018 to 8/2018. The rest was written from 9/2018 to 7/2019.

credits

released August 12, 2019

Melos Han-Tani - All tracks, EXCEPT:
R23X (Marc Junker) - track 54
Equip (Kevin Hein) - track 39

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Gratuitous Detail For Music Otaku Like Me:

54 "The Land" draws on multiple songs and samples from Anodyne 1, especially "Terminal" and "Fields"
53 "White Expanse" is "White Expanse" from my All Our Asias OST
52 "Dustdra Fight" is my own arrangement of the classical public domain song Clorinda False, Adieu!
51 "Yolkwanda" is a remix of my song "Friend" from Anodyne 1.
50 "New Theeland" is my own arrangement of the folk song Greensleeves
43 "Ghost Bridges" is the same song as "Through His Father's Memories [Mountain Pass]" from my All Our Asias OST
40 "Nexus" from Anodyne 1 OST
30 "Gravityshift Spire" is based on "Freezing Desert Night" from my Perfect OST
29 "Within The Dust Storm" is based on "The Data Sea" from my Perfect OST
28 "Longing" is based on "Evening Balcony" from my Perfect OST.
27 "Levitating Aurora Temple" loosely based on a secret abandoned music project
25 "Tree Master Fan Cave" is a rearrangement of an old, unlisted soundcloud sketch.
37 "Poppy Hills of Hope" based on 12 "Center City Cenote"
57/58 "Sinister Glandilock Seed"'s melody draws on 12 as well.
12 is a cut/moved extension of 4 "Albumen Shore Awakening"
8 "Welcome to Alive..." and 4 "Albumen Shore..." are based on 3... I think.
3 "Guardian Palisade", 33 "Handfruit Haven" are based on Track 60 "The Life That We'll Live"
41 "Pastel Horizon" loosely based on Anodyne 1's "Fields"
1, 6, 7, 18, 35, 55, 59 are based on Anodyne 1's "Anodyne". (i.e., "Anodyne II", "The Blessing Of Great Chalaza VIII", "Center Sanctuary", "Purification Hymn of The Center", "COSTUME PARTY'S OVER, NERDS!!", "The Anodyne", "Consume Me, Visionary")
61 "Return to Dust" is a remix of an old draft (in the bonus .zip) and draws upon Anodyne 1's "Fields"

Got questions about composing or synth choice, etc? I'm happy to answer e-mails! (See above for e-mail)

license

Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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