A First

by Darius Kazemi on March 4, 2009

in MOTHER,music

Thanks to Earthbound Central, this morning I purchased my first ever OST (official soundtrack) for a video game: MOTHER 3i (iTunes Store).

I generally don’t like video game music enough to listen to it outside the context of the video game. Yeah, I downloaded a few tracks from Katamari Damacy, and I liked that one song from Portal. But to have on my daily playlists? Nahhh.
The MOTHER series is a complete exception, though. I’m not saying this is because the music from MOTHER is better than anything else out there. I’m saying this because the music from that series is inextricably linked to my childhood.


Rayna March 5, 2009 at 12:46 pm

For gaming soundtracks, I have No More Heroes and Castle Crashers. Both are great to zone out to while working:)

Amanda Cosmos March 6, 2009 at 2:43 am

I bought the Chrono Cross soundtrack back in the day and still listen to it rather regularly (Yasunori Mitsuda is an awesome composer). Not to mention my iPod right now has Xenogears Creed, Persona 4, and Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon OSTs on it! I guess I’m more of a game music nerd than I realized…

Max March 19, 2009 at 4:08 am

That childhood link is almost always the reason, in my experience. But it can also be a gateway of sorts into the larger world of game music appreciation. I myself have listened to game music since the aforementioned childhood, and it used to be something I was a bit ashamed of. Because it was so odd, and because it was something that I had trouble explaining at the time. So when I went out into the larger online world of game music fans, I was always very interested in why people listened to it.

Most people begin listening to it for one of two reasons: nostalgia, or because it partially recreates the feelings of playing the game. Most stop there.

Anyways, I’m rambling. Enjoy the OST, and the taste of childhood.

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