Sunless Sea’s Stunning Soundtrack 1

Sunless Sea, which came out in February, was one of the games I’ve most enjoyed play­ing this year. There was some­thing real­ly sooth­ing about steer­ing your ship through the Underzee beneath horror-Victorian England, even though the game has a dis­tinct dark touch to it.

Not least impres­sive about the game was its sound­track, an ambi­ent folky nau­ti­cal affair with an appro­pri­ate­ly psy­che­del­ic edge to it. The var­i­ous themes made the reach­ing of a new arch­i­pel­ago of the Underzee coin­cide with new music. After a while there’s a very strong sense of home­com­ing when you hear the first notes of the Wolfstack Docks theme come in as you near London.

It was a pity that the sound­track was­n’t avail­able out­side of the game for a long while, but luck­i­ly that changed when it was released around three weeks ago. You can now buy or stream the sound­track through Bandcamp, and per­haps it will be sold along­side future edi­tions of the game as well. One impor­tant bonus about the sound­track is that many of the tracks are expand­ed upon, with rich­er arrange­ments and extra bits that are not present in the game’s ver­sions of the com­po­si­tions.

Do have a lis­ten using the wid­get below, and immerse your­self in the sounds of the Underzee.

Odile Strik

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Odile A. O. Strik is editor-in-chief of The Ontological Geek. She is also a linguist from the Netherlands. She occasionally writes in other places, such as her own blog Sub Specie. You can read her innermost secrets on Twitter @oaostrik.

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  • Bill Coberly

    This is one of my next pur­chas­es, after I get a lit­tle more time out of Crypt of the NecroDancer and actu­al­ly fin­ish a game of Pillars of Eternity.

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