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Soothing Flower Soundtrack Hits PSN This Week

In our opinion, it was the best downloadable game of 2009 and a big part of that singular, relaxing experience was the soothing soundtrack.

The music fit every aspect of the production in Flower and actually making music a part of the gameplay - a note of some sort would sound with every flower that opened - was a stroke of borderline genius. If you were equally impressed with the sound in the game, you might want to pick up the soundtrack, which will be available to purchase on Thursday from the PlayStation Network. As announced at the PlayStation Blog, the collection will boast eight tracks that total an hour's worth of music for the price of $2.99. Furthermore, through the previous link, you can read the thoughts of award-winning composer Vincent Diamante, who was responsible for the soundtrack in question. We particularly like this bit here:

"Ostensibly, I was the one in control, penning each note in my music synthesizer as environment after environment demanded score. Not just any score, though; an ambitious score where the number of instruments present in the music ultimately dictated a different perspective on the game. From that simple directive, I codified a way of writing the music that would result in the interactive score I dreamt of."

Developer thatgamecompany is one talented group and we can't wait to learn all about their new project. We haven't heard anything about it just yet so we're hoping it might debut at E3 (or perhaps earlier). In the meantime, take a break with Flower and mellow out to the soundtrack in your car.

Related Game(s): Flower

4/6/2010 9:01:22 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

Qwarktast1c
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 9:44:13 PM
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Definite purchase!! :D

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 9:46:19 PM

I agree, that's a very fair price and I enjoy relaxing music.

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NightHawk17
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 11:08:15 PM

I'm with you brother
*high five

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Highlander
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:19:37 AM

Indeed, sounds like it might even displace a few white noise machines for those who have trouble sleeping.

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Kowhoho
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:33:10 PM

I listen to music as I fall asleep... this is such a buy. Look for this in the top ten downloads! :)

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 9:47:01 PM
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One question, can I copy it into my USB flash drive?

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 11:25:33 PM

Well, I was able to with the PAIN theme, so I think you'll be able to. I dont see why not, as it's only an audio file.

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Qwarktast1c
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 11:29:16 PM

i'm 99.99% sure you can

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Highlander
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:22:44 AM

Flower soundtrack on my PSP FTW!

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 10:05:47 PM
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We need more games which make music a beautiful part of the experience.

Not garbage like Guitar Hero

Last edited by Scarecrow on 4/6/2010 10:05:57 PM

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Alienange
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 10:16:22 PM
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Are you joking me? The soundtrack to Flower?? In my car??? Spending 2.99 on a beer would be just as hazardous to my driving as listening to this.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 11:11:15 PM

What about when you're in the Jacuzzi with the guys, this could help set the mood.

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Banky A
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 3:32:48 AM

Thanks for tehh aWsUm tipzz LimitedV.
x0xx

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NightHawk17
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 11:08:38 PM
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I can't wait for thatgamecompany's next psn game

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Qwarktast1c
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 11:31:18 PM
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I wish more game companies would release soundtracks of their games.... people like insomniac! ratchet music FTW!

of course you can always find game rips of the music....... ;)

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Highlander
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:22:06 AM

Some companies do, you have to look hard for it. I am currently trying to talk myself into buying the Xenosaga soundtrack. The legitimate original from Japan is expensive though.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 4:10:38 AM

You can find the entire OST collection online to download. It's roughly 927mb. Just search for it on isohunt or some other torrent search engine.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:52:33 PM

And that's the reason they might as well not release their music at all =p

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Underdog15
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 4:14:00 PM

I fell in love with Xenogears back when it came out. I wish I could remember exactly, but some group named Creid... or something like that (Don't worry... I'm not talking about rock group Creed) had some brilliant music from the Xenogears soundtrack. With actual, unsynthesized intruments, it's gloriously moving! In all the many many moves I've done across Canada... I've managed to misplace it... >.< I accept all thumbs down for my admittance of this heinous crime.

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___________
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:51:38 AM
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i wish sony would release their PSN titles on disks too so i can see what all the fuss is about.
they did it with pain and R&C FQFB so what the hell are they waiting for?
i really want to give fat princess, shatter, flower, pixle junk shooters and such.

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FullmetalX10
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 4:10:27 AM
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Nice, I'll buy this, someday.

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Kowhoho
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:34:40 PM

When I read your comment out loud it made me lol. "I'll buy it....*stares off into distance*....someday."

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Silent_J
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 9:31:16 AM
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Actually I just finish playing Flower, really good experience.

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