This is the official soundtrack for the cult art-game Machinarium by Amanita Design! This album is often viewed as the mileston in the game soundtrack production due to its original and innovative approach. Released October 21, 2009.
Tomáš Dvořák has ability to create unique emotionally engaging soundscapes. The game set in world of quirky robots and mechanical cities, juxtaposed with an entirely human love story containing a level of passion and detail that oozes through every screen, perhaps only ever surpassed by the soundtrack. Each piece lends itself to the image that a mechanised band in the Machinarium world is playing the music to you. Clattering percussion and robotic bleeps are offset by Dvořák’s trademark clarinet and plush pads, evolving what could be soulless automata into an emotional, organic composition.
The Machinarium soundtrack is a comfy blanket you pull over yourself in the cold wintery nights. It’s the warm sun filtering through the leaves of the old oak tree in the park. The embrace of a lover not seen for too long. The words to appropriately describe such a beautiful body of work escape my luddite vocabulary. I only hope that something in this stream of consciousness can convince you to give the soundtrack a listen. From there, it sells itself. (Pete Thomas VGMO)