I contend that the Wii game de Blob has the best video game music ever.
The tracks embedded at right were composed by yours truly in-game. I say “composed” because the genius of the music in de Blob is that the music is a fully-integrated part of the experience you get when you play the game.
Each level starts off totally silent. The music begins to kick in as you bring the drab grey city to life with colorful paint. The more colorful the city gets, the more intense the music becomes. Plus, different musical flourishes (vocal ‘dows’, keyboard, guitar, etc.) are added to the music with each building you paint, with the instrument determined by what color you’re painting with at the time.
For more of my thoughts about this under-appreciated gaming masterpiece, check out my full review.
de Blob 2 comes out in a week, we’ll see if they can live up to the high musical standard set by the first game.