I thought to myself, what’s the most youthful instrument I can think of? The flute! It just screams childhood. It’s playful and fun but also very delicate and emotional. When you listen to the soundtrack see if you can notice how the flute’s role shifts throughout. At times, the flute is bright and joyful while other parts it cries out from the abyss to emote the feeling of Ash being forced to make some very important decisions.
The cello is an extremely mature instrument. It has a wide emotional range. It can be hopeful, sad, scary and heroic all in a single melody. The cello is the grounding emotional force of Concrete Genie and connects all of the deep emotional moments throughout the game. You might hear the same cello melody and have it ignite very different feelings in the soundtrack.
Were you able to notice the relationship between the instruments?
I hope you have a blast with Concrete Genie! You’ll definitely want to check out the Digital Deluxe version of Concrete Genie as it includes a digital soundtrack application and the amazing digital art book.