Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A bastion of awesomness - you can listen to all of Transistor's soundtrack for free

Transistor, the long-awaited follow-up to the 2011 smash-hit RPG Bastion, finally made its way to the public this week - and most action-RPG fans are already hours into the experience.

There are times, however, when these fans can't lose themselves in the gameplay of Transistor.  While driving, for example, or showering. Or, hell, maybe while working in whatever field it is they choose to work in.

But that doesn't mean they can't find a way to sneak some Transistor into their time away from the game.  Supergiant and composer Darren Korb (who also scored Bastion), went ahead and put the entire soundtrack online alongside the game's release.

So, if you're looking for an hour's worth of wonderful game music to put in your ears - or you just want to make your IT guy go nuts over your streaming habits - you can give the video below a listen.

But it gets better - you can also go to Supergiant's YouTube channel and listen to individual, favorite tracks or buy the whole soundtrack from Supergiant for $9.99 - which isn't a bad way to support an artist like Korb.

There's a lot of Bastion in the music for Transistor, from the thrumming, gritty guitar work to the distorted, gravely vocals in The Spine - but it's a wonderful OST in its own right.

And, better yet, listening to it won't cost you a dime.