Super Hydorah OST

Super Hydorah

The main pillar of Super Hydorah music is the synth and the retrofuturistic sound.

Real synthesizers’ models like the Korg TR-Rack or the 05R/W have been used, in addition to virtual models like Jupiter 8V, Hypersonic2, FM7, FM8, among others. Also, I’ve recorded direct sound from a replica of a 1622 virginal muselaar builded by myself. You can listen this instrument in the later stages.

Regarding music composition, I wanted to bring a modern touch with retrospective to the classic roots of sci-fi and the shmup arcades. To name a few references: Ulysse 31: This TV serie had direct and punchy themes. Some like Space-Rock from the beginnings of the 80s. Gradius (I-IV/ Gaiden/MSX): As might be expected, Super Hydorah has too much influence from the music of these games. Also, if we look back longer in time, the Konami games took their influences from the progressive rock band Camel.

In the film “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” (1970) there was a fantastic scene where a group of mutant beings were adoring a missile inside of a subterranean Cathedral. The coral music of this passage is absolutely astonishing and very experimental. When I saw it, I said: “ I need to put something like this in Super Hydorah!” and that’s the result of delusional corals of sci-fi in the game.

Finally, the music of the game has also references of music bands like Dream Theater, Judas Priest, Symphony X, UK, Allan Holdsworth or Coroner for the intense moments where heavy metal music fits perfectly.

Track Listing:

  1. First Contact 00:33
  2. Title Screen 00:51
  3. Take Off 00:13
  4. Outer Wall 01:20
  5. Under Attack 00:29
  6. Cyclades Liberation 01:04
  7. Into the Rock 01:36
  8. Prepare to Die 00:44
  9. Interlude 00:33
  10. Robot Chase 00:53
  11. Orbital Tree 01:02
  12. Verminest 01:01
  13. Space Creature 01:17
  14. Dunarys 01:02
  15. Dunarys II 01:35
  16. Hard Rain 00:29
  17. Rubinia 01:20
  18. Forgotten Lab 01:21
  19. The Oracle 01:30
  20. Select 00:34
  21. Coronel 00:16
  22. Battlefront 01:02
  23. Battlefront II 01:40
  24. Battlefront III 01:22
  25. Battlefront IV 01:22
  26. Berserk 00:40
  27. One Great Victory 00:19
  28. Storm Eye 00:48
  29. Untulia 01:40
  30. Besieged Moon 01:31
  31. Red Eden 01:02
  32. Meroptian Menace 00:43
  33. Klaverona I & II 03:18
  34. Path of Scylla 01:02
  35. Moa Urdz 01:20
  36. Black Gate 00:30
  37. Black Gate Descent 00:45
  38. Evil Seed 00:26
  39. No Mercy 03:01
  40. Intelligence Report 00:27
  41. Underground Base 01:45
  42. Underground Base II 01:02
  43. Underground Base III 01:13
  44. Silent Fleet 01:23
  45. Charybdis 01:51
  46. Continue A 00:10
  47. Meropticon 00:29
  48. Meropticon II 01:20
  49. Meropticon III 01:28
  50. Meropticon IV 01:09
  51. Meropticon V 01:02
  52. Evil Garden 00:36
  53. Evil God Hydorah 00:36
  54. Desperado 00:33
  55. Game Over 00:12
  56. Continue B 00:10
  57. The Explorer 00:42
  58. Name Entry 00:55
  59. Back into Black Gate 01:48
  60. Somet Nac 02:00
  61. Peace 00:34
  62. Send me to the Stars 02:25
  63. Smile 00:03
    BONUS/UNUSED TRACKS:
  64. Trailer 2017 01:15
  65.  Hydorah very first idea (2008) 01:16
  66. Unused bonus 00:32
  67. Stage part clear 00:09
  68. Black Gate Descent test 00:26
  69. Muselaar idea for Final Stage 00:18
  70. Meropticon III ALT 00:41
  71. Dancing blocks early test 00:34
  72. Evil God Hydorah ALT 00:32
  73. Game Over B 00:11
  74. Game Over C 00:09
  75. Space Step 01:09
  76. Trailer 2010 01:19

Running time [01h:13:21]

 

Original soundtrack composed, recorded and produced by Gryzor87 © 2017 A game by Locomalito Published by Abylight Studios