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Old 02-12-2008, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Michael Hoenig - Baldur's Gate I & II Soundtracks

Michael Hoenig is a German composer who has written many soundtracks, played for Tangerine Dream and has a couple of solo albums. He was an editor for a music magazine during the birth of prog. Most of these soundtracks are film soundtracks, but his most famous works would have to be the Baldur's Gate I and II game soundtracks. His music is part of what made them such memorable games, possibly the greatest RPGs ever.

So I thought I'd provide a few samples of his work. I feel the BG2 soundtrack is better than the first one as it is more diverse and exotic sounding, but both are great. Unfortunately, there aren't many of his songs on youtube, and the ones that are there are mainly from the first soundtrack. The BG soundtracks are so good that I find myself listening to them when I'm not playing the game itself. He's at number 11 on my last.fm top artists.



EDIT: I just created this video - it's a selection of 5 tracks from the two soundtracks.



Some others:
Baldur's Gate II - Main Theme
Baldur's Gate I - Exploring the Plains
Baldur's Gate II - Romance I (ignore the video)
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No bad at all. Some interesting stuff going on. much prefer the ambient side of it though.
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No bad at all. Some interesting stuff going on. much prefer the ambient side of it though.
Yeah, I'd say the ambient side is better. I love how exotic and worldly sounding it is. There's some truly beautiful stuff in there.

I'm still getting into his solo albums - they sound like Tangerine Dream.
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