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    Obsessive Orchestral Music Maniac Doublehex's Avatar
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    Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony

    JAMESTOWN: LEGEND OF THE LOST COLONY
    FRANCISCO CERDA

    .MP3 VBR -0 @ 320 KBPS | 17 Tracks | Running Time: 39'25

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    About the Music:

    The thing about great music is that it has a tendency to come from the unlikeliest of places. In the day and age of synthesized orchestra, it is becoming more and more probable for you to find great music with the “underdogs”.

    When I downloaded Jamestown, I was not expecting a great orchestral score. Sure, it is done by synth, but the philosophy of orchestral music is there. Despite how the gameplay gives allusion to the old school SHMUP game mechanics, the music is definitely theatrical in nature. Every song is superbly written – especially the final level and boss themes.

    Allow me to single out these specific tracks, “The Lost Temple of Croatoa” and “The Heart of Mars”. These two are great examples of how to do a chorus right. It is so easy, especially in this day and age, to think that so long as chorus is loud and done in unison with percussion that it is good. But here, the chorus is not necessarily loud so much as dominant, and it is not going on constant throughout either of the tracks. All of the instruments – the percussion, the strings, and woodwinds – are given their time to shine. And they work together so seamlessly, so well. These two tracks are fantastic. I’ll go out of the way to say that even if these two tracks were the only good tracks in the entire score – which is not the case – they would be worth the download by themselves.

    “The Journey Through the Dark Sector” is another great piece. In that level the player is leaving the domain of the English and penetrating enemy territory, and in there they unravel a dark secret of Mars. The track displays tension and a foreboding sense that works just as well in game as it does outside it.

    I don’t know where Francisco Cerda came from, but I hope he stays in the video game music scene. The world deserves to hear more great music from him.

    About the Rip:

    Credits go to Diablo1123 of the Jamestown sub-forum on the Steam forums for writing out the program I used to extract the music files.

    The files were encoded in .ogg. I used dbPowerAmp, set at VBR 320kbps -0 to convert them to .mp3. After that it was a mixture of memory and quick glances at YouTube videos to proprerly arrange the files into a chronological soundtrack. Some of the files were used twice for the after level cutscenes - "A New World" and "Virginia Dare" in particular. Also, "Boss Battle" is used for every end level boss battle, excluding the second stage of the Conquistador battle, which then "The Heart of Mars" is played.

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    Onion Kid
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    Thanks for the upload dude

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    Thx the game is vey nice, and the music awesome. A must have for your ears

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    Right at 1000%.
    The game is nice, anyone should play it.
    The music is awesome, quite orchestral yes but very deep.
    It moves so much emotion in your heart, if you want to compare, then i will think to FinalFantasy6 where world map bgm was played with pan pipe.
    Anyone who loves music should try it. Last theme is crazy ...

    ---------- Post added at 02:26 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:25 AM ----------

    lol i already reply to the post ...

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    A wizard did it. Red Arremer's Avatar
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    Thanks for this! :3

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    I know this was posted long, long ago. But sounds very curious, any chance someone still has it to re-share? Many thanks, Doublehex!

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    Onion Kid
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    Bump. I wouldn't mind a new DL for this too

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirCroftScion View Post
    Bump. I wouldn't mind a new DL for this too
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