Resistance: Retribution - Original Soundtrack from the Video Game

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Resistance: Retribution - Original Soundtrack from the Video Game
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Composed by Garry Schyman
Published by Sony Computer Entertainment
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format Digital - 12 Tracks
Release date March 17, 2009
Duration 00:45:35
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Overview

The Resistance: Fall of Man series has been one of the premiere Sony exclusives for next-gen consoles, with reasonable reviews and sales. Interestingly, the first (and so far only) score release in the series wasn't the original game, scored by Ratchet and Clank's David Bergeaud, or its big-budget sequel, with newcomer Boris Salchow behind the podium. Rather it was Resistance: Retribution, a gaiden for the PSP with none other than Garry Schyman handling the music.

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Schyman has carved a name for himself in recent years, penning retro sci-fi music for the Destroy all Humans series and a complex if incompletely released score for the critically acclaimed BioShock. Resistance: Retribution builds directly off of the latter, presenting and expansion of Schyman's ambitious, chaotic, and often atonal action music from that game. In fact, the music at times plays like a second Bioshock score release, with the paltry bit of action scoring in the original massively expanded.

The opening "Retribution" is one of the only breaks from straight-out horror or action, with a heroic major-key melody in "Retribution" reinterpreted as a lament in "James Greyson" and "Burying Our Dead." From "Parting Ways" through "Back to Business," Schyman lets the music rip, bursting with dense blasts of brass and strings, building into snarling crescendos. "Guns of Rotterdam" offers a straightforward presentation of this style, while many of the later tracks work innovative effects into their soundscapes. "Earthmover" mixes horror strings with the sounds of water drops and distant explosions building to an explosive statement of strings and percussion, for instance.

The relentlessness of the music can be wearying. The album is mostly straight-up action, with only short sections of atmospheric or horror music to break it up. There's certainly none of the impassioned, tragically romantic string writing from BioShock — no love theme or other similar material to provide respite from the brutal action, only a few statements of a mournful dirge. As such, while it's easy to appreciate what Schyman has done, it can be hard to get through the album in one sitting.

Summary

Released on the same day as the game, Sony's download-only album is available via iTunes, and contains about 45 minutes of music as well as a rare digital booklet with full technical credits. The music is heartily recommended to fans of Schyman's action music in BioShock — the album is a beautifully-arranged smorgasbord of those sounds. If you didn't care for the atonal, experimental side of Rapture, Resistence: Retribution probably isn't for you.



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Album was composed by Garry Schyman and was released on March 17, 2009. Soundtrack consists of tracks with duration over about 45 minutes. Album was released by Sony Computer Entertainment.

CD 1

1
Retribution
02:08
2
James Grayson
01:25
3
Parting Ways
03:42
4
The Chimera
01:06
5
Guns of Rotterdam
04:39
6
Earthmover
04:57
7
Desperate Missions
04:59
8
The Brink
05:06
9
Nightmares
06:06
10
Under Seige
05:45
11
Back to Business
04:03
12
Burying Our Dead
01:39
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