Primal - original
game music soundtrack
game soundtrack composed by Andrew Barnabas (known from
the Amiga scene as Nightshade / Crusaders
and composer for Amiga games such as SWIV
and others) and his partner, Paul Arnold.
This soundtrack was recorded with a
full orcestra and choir in Prague. Here are the composers'
own words about this work:
"We wrote the bulk of the score's
content over a 5 week period. It was a real production line
as we were working 7 days a week, 3 sessions a day (morning,
afternoon & evening) with everyone involved having to
keep to schedule to avoid deadline slippage. The final cue
was approved on Oct 19th - at which point we got Interflora
in as a peace offering for our "other halves"!
In each realm we attempted to create
a unique sonic environment to echo their visual contrast
- primarily by using different themes and instrumentation.
The score is somewhat cyclic in nature as it begins with
a solo voice (Jen's theme) as the viewer is introduced to
the world of Primal and comes full circle as you leave the
world with that same theme.
"The score was recorded at
the Barrandov Scoring stage between the 23rd and 26th
October 2002. With over 100 minutes of music to record
and almost 7,000 pages of score, we had to work quickly.
All 109 musicians (including choir) were exceptionally
flexible to our needs and produced a wonderful result.
From the time we first put pen to paper (or fingertip
to key more like) to the playing of the last note by the
orchestra, only 6 weeks had poassed. This is the most
prolific we've ever had to be in scoring for any media"
- Paul Arnold and Andrew Barnabas (Bob & Barn, March