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Game News Mark Morgan To Be Composer For Wasteland 2

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Jaesun, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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  2. Toffeli Atomkrieg, ja bitte Patron

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    Well Aphex Twin has released quite a lot of material since 1998 so Morgan has plenty of stuff to steal.
     
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  4. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Oh so you are Drog's new alt. Sup Drog.
     
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    Posting my thoughts here.

     
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  6. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    It was Interplay.

    Interplay told him to do something like Aphex Twin. Mark Morgan made samples for review only for Interplay, and not actual final compositions for the game. Just to say, "Is this the atmosphere you want?" Those samples were imitations of Aphex Twin. Morgan was going to do something original.

    Interplay guys then refused to allow him to compose his final proper tracks, and took the samples (the Aphex Twin imitation tracks) instead.
     
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    Aphex is p. shit anyway :roll:
     
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  10. lulurkinglurkerlurk Learned

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    I like Nordom theme with is based on Kraftwerk Electric Caffe samples,very fitting. So if it fits,it's good.
     
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    Is Metallic Monks based on any Aphex Twins track?
     
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    Fuck yeah!

    And by the way, they were all ripping off old Steve Roach's and Rober Rich's tracks.

    Also,
    Mark Morgan > Aphex Twin
     
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  14. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    There was actual music in Fallout apart from The Ink Spots? Strange that I don't remember a thing...
     
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  15. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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    Then the soundtrack was good. Good ambient background music is, when it molds in to the general atmosphere of the game. When a song/track stands out too much so you notice it, it gets distracting.

    Overall, even though Morgan "copied" some stuff, he is still a good sound designer and one of a great influence to me. I am curious how his new stuff will sound in Wasteland 2.
     
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  16. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    That's what I thought. It must have been music that fitted the mood well as I'm pretty certain that I wasn't playing with no sound. I'd notice that more than bad music.
     
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  17. toro Arcane

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    Good news indeed, but there is no way in which they can create something equal or at least close to our romanticized and nostalgic view of the past.
     
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    Hey, Morgan can do any damn thing he wants. You'll be shitting your pants with nostalgia when he's done.
     
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  19. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Understandable if it was only for one game, but for three games, released over a 3-year period?

    Bullshit.
     
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  20. hiver Guest

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    He was inspired and gave homage :incline:
    Now shut up and let the man work his sweet magic :p

    Actually :

    http://www.game-ost.com/articles.php?id=24&action=view

    G-OST: We have the information, that Tim Cain in one of his interviews told, that he likes dark gloomy kind of music and is a big fan of Aphex Twin. Some Fallout compositions are VERY similar to Aphex works… Is there any connection, Mr. Morgan? Or, maybe, you intend to say you don’t know neither Tim nor Aphex:) ?

    Mark: When Interplay was thinking of using me for the game, they sent over some music that they liked and wanted me to do something similar as a demo. The CD they sent me had no titles or artists’ names, just a few pieces of unidentified music. I gave Interplay what they wanted and I think they must have used some of my demo in the final game. At the time, I wasn’t familiar with the work of Aphex Twin. To me, it was just my interpretation of what Interplay asked for.
     
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  21. asper Arcane

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    What romanticized view? The music just sounds good to me when I listen to it..

     
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  22. Pope Amole II Prestigious Gentleman Nerd Commando Game Studios Developer

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    Y'know, one thing I've never understood is why do they hire those generic composing hacks for ambient soundtracks when there are so much ambient masters available. I mean, Mark Morgan is not that bad (by videogame industry standards, that is), but certainly he couldn't hold a candle to either of those guys, not to mention a heck of a lot other dudes from that scene. I mean, it's not like they're so famous that they'll ask millions for composing - honestly, considering how well-known their names are (in wide circles, I mean), them asking unreasonable prices is pretty much impossible. It's, like, if rake-in-the-grass, a studio with indie budget, was able to sigh up Machinae Supremacy (who are, unfortunately, much more popular than both Rich and Roach), then certainly an AAA studio should be able to hire those guys. And even if they are not interested in making specific game OSTs (considering how prolific and open to experiments they are, that is highly doubtful), you don't even have to ask them write something new - just licensing some of their old tracks will be enough, it's not like lots of people actually heard them. Honestly, a dark ambient ost made by the people who are actually experienced in writing that brand of music would be so much better than another "unprofessional" attempt.
     
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  23. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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    Even though I love Morgans job on PS:T, they initially hired Lustmord to do the soundtrack (you can hear some snippet in the Torment Trailer which is on the Baldur's Gate:Tales of the Swordcoast addon-CD) - it sounded fucking good. I wish they would have had actually the balls to use Lustmords music. :(
     
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