- Reviewed by: Mark Goninon
- Name: Sinless Original Soundtrack
- Label: Roland Redwood
- Composer(s): Roland Redwood
- Number of Tracks: 28
One of the features that is prominently advertised if you originally purchased Sinless on Steam is that the game comes bundled with the soundtrack as well; in fact it's such a major selling point that the official entry for the game on the Steam Store is "Sinless + OST".
There are 28 MP3s that come with the Sinless OST and they vary in bitrate between 128 - 320 kbps. Each of the tracks play as background music at some point in the game and they're all composed by Roland Redwood (composer for Poland's MGP Studios).
There's an eclectic mix of genres on this soundtrack although most can be classified as short 1-3 minute ambient, trip hop, downtempo or breakbeat tracks. While most of the tracks work well as background music for the game, listening to them on their own was onerous, but that's what you get I suppose when you have a reviewer who loves a good melody with their VGM instead of ones which are mostly ambient. There were a few tracks I did enjoy though such as the cool, sci-fi syncopated rhythms of "Exchange Square" and my favourite track "Skywalk" which is a melding of dark synths and percussion that somehow reminds me of Placebo's "English Summer Rain" in terms of its style.
Another two tracks I enjoyed on the album (which have very similar melodies) are the dark synthwave "Tim's Arcade Heaven" and "Me4u" which is probably the closest the album gets to a coherent, non-ambient piece of music.
Score – 6/10
If you're looking for an ambient cyberpunk soundtrack to listen to, Roland Redwood's work on Sinless definitely delivers the goods. Fans of triphop, breakbeat and downtempo should find something to enjoy here, or if you're into acts like Placebo and the Propellerheads, you'll probably dig some of this music too. A lot of the soundtrack was a bit too ambient and rough around the edges for me to appreciate though, so mileage may vary.
If you're interested in purchasing the soundtrack, it's going to be tricky to find it standalone as I've only found it bundled with the game itself and if you're in Australia you can't buy the game off Steam at the moment. However, you can get the game off itch.io for $5 USD. Alternatively, you can stream the music for free off Roland Redwood's Soundcloud page.
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