Concrete Genie is a small, yet magical adventure that resides among bigger games in Sony’s line-up. Of all the things that made it a gem, Sam Marshall’s music is a key aspect. In the recent video from PlayStation, he talked a small bit about the score.
Cello, flute and analogues represent key themes of the game.
Three main pillars, as he calls them, are present within the soundtrack. Analogue sets are representing the magic of the Ash’s creations, the flute is associated with the aspect of boyhood, while the cello is dedicated to the theme of bullying.
Sam Marshall’s score and the visuals of the game make it quite a breathtaking experience, and the music — led firmly by the thematic diversity of the mentioned instruments — is a treat in its own. It’s a great marriage of analogue sound and subtle, dreamy melodies for flute and cello.