World of Goo has been an indie gaming sensation, and now Kyle Gabler has made the soundtrack that he created for the game available as a free download.
The majority of the instruments you’ll hear are computer instruments, with a few live performances on top to add a bit of warmth. For the older music, I used one of those Sound Blaster cards that let you load samples into memory. More recently, I’ve been using the freeware sfz soundfont sampler. I have an m-audio keystation 49e midi keyboard for picking out melodies. Influences include Danny Elfman, Vangelis, Bernard Herrmann, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, and all the big movie guys. I grew up listening to them, and they remain a big influence in everything I write.
Many of the songs were written specifically for the game, but a few were also salvaged from previous projects that he had worked on, but if youâ€™re looking for some interesting music to get you through the day, then give the World of Goo Soundtrack a try.