Besides from the very odd tuvan throat singing in the game here is what olly has to say regarding the songs in the game + song downloads.
Many thanks to Olly and the sound team guys for putting together this brilliant music pack! Thanks again to Olly for writing the below as well .
Tuvan throat singing? There were definitely a few raised eyebrows when it was first suggested that we wanted this style of music to grace our game, after all it’s not your typical war game music. Then again OFP DR is not your typical war game so we felt we wanted our choice of music to really stand out.
During development we all lived with this piece of music in the menu to see how it sat, Immediately it struck a chord, it’s full of sorrow and is not a gung ho orchestral motivational piece, it really gave the game an ominous feeling and combined with the random radio chatter (well done to those that spotted it) kept you wanting to hear more.
Eventually we needed to get some proper music in before we started showing the game to the press and the public, we had worked with Christian Marcussen before and knew he had the talent to deliver, Christian composed a piece of music that invoked all the same feelings of Fly Fly My Sadness and also combined that with a more western feel to give OFP DR a truly unique sound.
On many occasions we took this game to universities and had students, professionals and even forum members visit Codemasters, everyone wanted to sit and listen to the whole piece to the end and was very taken back by such “different” music, it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but at least we hope that for some people it’s given them those same feelings we had when we first heard it.
Also we have put together for you a pack of music loops from all of our trailers, we’d love to hear them being used on films you make and posted on youtube! Thanks to Mark Willot for taking the time to make these available in such a useful format.