Catacomb Snatch Soundtrack, C418 / anosou, 2012
It’s an original challenge: create a new game from scratch in 60 hours. Minecraft developer Mojang was up to the task when they put together Catacomb Snatch (for the good cause of supporting various charities). Indie game composers C418 and anosou provided Catacomb Snatch‘s score, and once more confirm their talent: writing music this creative and polished in such a short amount of time is truly an impressive achievement. Inspired by the game’s Egyptian theme, both composers have fun concocting a heady brew of electronic sounds that mix chiptune rhythms, vintage grooves and contemporary beats with absolute ease. The Catacomb Snatch soundtrack might only be about 20 minutes long, but the composers still manage to take listeners on a journey into exotic lands and intriguing soundscapes that are as groovy and smooth as they are complex. An inventive mix of new and old, and a showcase for how to write chiptune-inspired music that feels fresh and innovative, Catacomb Snatch rewards attentive consumption on headphones as well as relaxed head-bopping along.
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