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Thursday, September 25, 2014

VARIOUS ARTISTS / Silent Hill Downpour: Radio Songs (2012)

An unmistakeable trademark of the Silent Hill series is its ability to wrap every tiny nuance of a game around its protagonist. With Murphy Pendleton, this expands farther into the musical realm than for any of the others by way of the radios scattered along his path. Outlaw country and more contemporary indie-country allude to his geographic past and cast the light of meaning on the locations he must visit before reaching the town proper. Less mainstream endeavors evoke his tumultuous relationships, especially those by Anna Ternheim. Save one example, this collection organically conveys specific information that enriches Murphy as a character and Downpour as a game.

It magnificently excels where Jonathan Davis utterly fails on the main soundtrack.

The complete playlist can be viewed here.

4½ Truths to Set You Free out of 5


Dr Faustus said...

It’s a fascinating collection. It’s mostly sombre but that’s okay in my book. I really love the Anna Ternheim: Off the Road track.
3.5 for me, but it might become a 4 as time goes on.

Neg said...

Murphy is almost completely sombre, fittingly. He doesn't even get to have much fun in his UFO ending :(