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WoW - Jade Forest

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:36 pm
by IskatuMesk
Arising from the unexpected depths of Blizzard is a series of relatively talented composers, most of which are devoted only to the various WoW updates. WoW has an uneven track record, with classic retaining quite a few quality pieces, slipping off during Burning Crusade and Wrath, and Cataclysm only offering a few notables. But Mists of Pandaria impressively swings around from traditional Blizzard fare, with a mix of Eastern and Western influences, producing easily one of the best soundtracks of the year if not amongst my top ten period.

Jade Forest is my favorite piece from the soundtrack, a simple albeit incredibly powerful piece. I can only dream to find music as subtly good as this, with similar instrumentation.

With so many Asian games focusing on bombastic, go-lucky Orchestral pieces, a genuinely Asian instrumented soundtrack like this seems all the more rare and valuable.

The soundtrack almost makes up for the game being a copy-paste grindfest.

Re: WoW - Jade Forest

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:28 pm
by mark_009_vn
Doesn't sound all that special for me... It sounds just like all the Western/Eastern stuff Americans like to make....

Re: WoW - Jade Forest

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:02 am
by IskatuMesk
I'll let you know when I find stuff that sounds this good as often as you imply. While many western composers attempt to make this style of music, almost all of them fail at it. It is those subtle differences that make the bill or not.

Re: WoW - Jade Forest

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:20 am
by mark_009_vn
IskatuMesk wrote:I'll let you know when I find stuff that sounds this good as often as you imply. While many western composers attempt to make this style of music, almost all of them fail at it. It is those subtle differences that make the bill or not.


i don't know, sounds pretty standard issue... I've seen better...

Re: WoW - Jade Forest

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:16 am
by UntamedLoli
This is when you link it instead of going hurr durr.

Re: WoW - Jade Forest

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:38 am
by Hercanic
Woot, more MP3's of the Week!