de Blob 2 Soundtrack, John Guscott, 2011
de Blob‘s funk exploits were fun enough, but also a bit rudimentary, mostly relying on the genre’s inherent energy and feel good vibes to pass muster. Thankfully, John Guscott fixes these issues in time for de Blob 2, which is a lot more substantial than its predecessor and catapults itself straight into the top league of Western game funk scores. Starting out as a joyful homage to 1970s funk, the de Blob 2 soundtrack soon branches out to take a hold of other genres and effortlessly incorporates them into its funk template. Guscott makes exactly the right choices when it comes to picking the musical styles that can enrichen de Blob 2 without turning it incoherent: mellow bossa nova, easy going samba, frantic Latin dance, disco beats laced with smooth-as-butter Philly strings, steady and strutting blues riffs, and a particularly exhilarating mix of urgent surf rock guitars with funky brass attacks and the aforementioned Philly strings on “The Chase”… de Blob 2 is as colourful and fun as its protagonist demands.
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