I will fully admit that I am a whore for the little played game called Rez which is domestically available for the PS2. I liked this game so much that I bought the PS2 version even after owning the Dreamcast version which I gushed about in my review. The bottom line is that I thought this game was a work of art on every level and the music was no exception.
The music featured on the Rez soundtrack disc covers most everything you would face in the game and then some. The music is slightly different since it's slightly interactive in the game, however the essence is still there. Clocking in at a solid hour, the 10 tracks feature plenty of 'Synaesthesia' to keep anyone happy. Even if you haven't played the game, this disc features some exceptional trance music for fans of that genre.
My favorite track of the disc is easily Adam Freeland's "Fear" which is the song from the stunning 5th level of the game. The other tracks certainly do not disappoint with some stand out songs from Ken Ishii and Joujouka. This is a perfect soundtrack to just kick on for background music for pretty much any occasion. Rez: A Gamer's Guide To... features a lot of memorable tracks and one experiment in esoteria with the last track, "P-Project."
Not only is the music high quality, but even the CD packaging is nice. The reflective foil embossed front and back designs are very eye catching and even create some interesting screen caps on the back of the CD case. The booklet is also full color throughout and even features hints for the different levels in Rez, however they are in Japanese so I'm not quite sure if they're even useful. All in all, the Rez soundtrack is one of the highest quality CDs I've seen in a long time from the music production and even the overall packaging. I highly recommend this one.
1. Buggie Running Beeps 01
2. Protocol Rain
3. Creation The State Of Art (Full Option)
4. Rock is Sponge
5. Fear (Rez Edit)
6. Boss Attacks (Remix)
7. F6 G5
8. Octaeder 0.1.
9. Creative State
10. P-project (Trancemision)