Kameo: Elements of Power Soundtrack, Steve Burke, 2005
There’s something about British composers going to Prague to work with arranger Nic Raine and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra – often enough, the result are career highlights like MediEvil: Resurrection and Viva Piñata. Now Steve Burke joins this exalted list with his Kameo: Elements of Power soundtrack, a terrific fantasy score that ticks all the right boxes. There’s all the breadth lovers of orchestral scores would hope to find in a fantasy epic, as Kameo runs the gamut of emotions and instrumental colours. There are ravishing, idyllic evocations of the game’s world like “Forest Glade”, recalling classical composer Frederick Delius’ ability to concoct delicious tone paintings. On the other hand, Kameo more than delivers on the necessary calls to battle and adrenaline-pumping action cues, best exemplified by the furiously determined “Thorn’s Pass”. To cap off it all off, Burke uses vocal elements to full and entrancing effect – choral sounds for the soundtrack’s grander moments, dreamy female soli to underscore Kameo‘s fairy world.
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