Posted 2004-05-24, evaluated by djpretzel
Some good Halo action; wouldn't necessarily have expected this number of mixes from the game's soundtrack, but GL and Freemind (with some tabla assistance from Binnie Katti of Northern Virginia) have come up with an interesting orchestral piece that actually feels colonial at times, like something from the Revolutionary War, save that tabla and sitar are injected. So, if some minutemen had been transplanted into the middle of bhangra gig, perhaps they all would have been groovy and jammed and made something similar. Regarding the title, Binnie writes:
"The Mahabharath is an ancient Indian tale of a great war between a fractioned royal family - a fight for the homeland. Highlands refers to the more Celtic instrumentation. Together they are cross-culturally fused, or something."
Wouldn't necessarily have placed this as distinctly Celtic in its instrumentation; certainly it has a rather worldly mixture going on. Definitely has the tone of a procession, military in nature - one envisions large battalions of what Bruce Willis in Die Hard would refer to as "badass perpetrators" coming to kick SOMEONE'S posterior something fierce. Strings, march style orchestral percussion, a flute of some nature (prolly the Celtic bit there), tabla, and later sitar and various additional percussion all combine for something that's quite cinematic, narrative, and climactic. I wouldn't have guessed this was a collab between two people, with a third adding a percussion track, which is also impressive in terms of unity and cohesion. Not techno, not really orchestral, this is more "ethnicestral" - an interesting combination of musical influences and something different in a dramatic sense. Good stuff.
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Halo: Combat Evolved (Microsoft, 2001, XBOX)
Music by Marty O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori
- Orchestral, Woodwinds
- Origin > Collaboration
Regional > Celtic
Regional > Indian
- 4,758,650 bytes
- Size: 4,758,650 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 8ac28ec580da57f3234a39e1a997d176
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