Edge Soundtrack, Romain Gauthier / Matthieu Malot / Richard Malot / Jérémie Périn / Simon Périn, 2009
There are very few puzzle scores that showcase as much creativity and variety as the Edge soundtrack. Its foundation – mixing electronic sounds with 8-bit inspired cheery leads – isn’t new, but the composers behind Edge still manage to innovate. While they skillfully add some orchestral and ambient smatterings to the palette to make things even more colourful, what’s more important is how amazingly well Edge runs the gamut of electronic music genres since the 1970s with delightful grace. No matter if it’s the 70s sci-fi synths of “Eternity”, the effortless, minimalist cool of “R2” and “M Zone” or the infectious giddiness of “8 Bit”, Edge doesn’t stop to delight with its quirky nature and constant flow of entertaining new sounds. In some ways, Edge feels like a cousin of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – only this time, the music is not an exploration of an enchanted night time forest, but instead a trippy outer space odyssey past colliding stars and thrumming pulsars.
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