The legendary video game composer Grant Kirkhope, writer of many of Rare’s music in the ’90s, has now made official soundtracks available for purchase on his personal Bandcamp.
Kirkhope has published soundtracks for Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie and Perfect Dark, allowing users to pay whatever they want to download the beautiful tunes. You can buy the full albums or individual tracks.
While there are no minimum fee restrictions, I’d ask and encourage readers who are fans of the man’s work to pay generously. He pretty much wrote the soundtrack for my childhood and, listening to ‘Click Clock Wood’ while writing this, I’m more than tempted to offer my pennies for both the Kazooie and Tooie albums.
Here’s hoping that, if these are received well (as I’m sure they will among other retro enthusiasts), Grant will upload more in the future. He has a huge and impressive discography under his belt, composing such games as Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, GoldenEye, Donkey Kong 64, Star Fox Adventures, Viva Piñata, and many more.
If you missed it, Grant Kirkhope featured on an amazing hour-long episode of Game Grumps, where he revealed a ton of development secrets and his musical inspirations as well as being a hilarious guy. He and other ex-Rare developers also collaborated and are planning a Banjo spiritual successor under their new development team on Twitter, Mingy Jongo.
Article from Gamersyndrome.com