One of the most popular tracks I composed for the original WipEout game. As there are two interpretations of this track on the album, this and Messij Received, I thought it a good idea to have them open and close the album.
Messij Received is a little more on the wistful side, and more fitting as the track to close the album.
Why "Bobbing Boat"? Well, at around the 2'06" mark in the track, it just makes me feel like we're listening to this track out at sea for some reason.
Although I began this album with the intention that all the mixes would be slow, ambient, meandering tracks, I soon decided that chilling out didn't require all the music to be super mellow. I think this version of Messij still has some get-up-and-go to it, without being too in-your-face.
I also like the fact that it begins in a kinda 8 bit blip-blop style!
And those cheesy 80s horn stabs near the end? They are actually a tip of the hat to my friend Shaun Morris. I thought he might appreciate them. ;o)
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(Haystack) One of my favorite VG OSTs ever. Module clearly had an immense amount of fun (and blood, sweat, and tears) making this. Thanks, man! I may be done playing Shatter, but I'll be listening to your music for years to come. Goes particularly well with my after-midnight, half-hour drives home each night after work! J.R. Caldoon
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i love how the modal+minimalist+ambient+chiptune influences come together to create really strong moods and atmospheres. this album has been a huge influence on me since i first heard it cellularautomaton