Danny Baranowsky has released the soundtrack to the hit XBOX Live Arcade game Super Meat Boy! From the composer of other game soundtracks such as Canabalt, Gravity Hook HD and Steambirds comes 32 tracks (over 90 minutes!) of delicious meaty tunes.
The soundtrack ranges from high intensity electronic rock to fully orchestrated action pieces, even including chiptune-style throwbacks to the classic era of gaming. This ain't yo daddy's soundtrack. It's available through Bandcamp at MeatBoyMusic.com. Name your price, minimum $3.99. Individual tracks for $.99.
The Package also includes 4 remixes of the Super Meat Boy soundtrack, by artists George Dziov, Inverse Phase, Mattias Häggström Gerdt (anosou), C418 and Josh Whelchel. The remixes are included with the soundtrack but are also available individually for FREE!
I don't think I need to say much about this album to sell it. Anyone who owns Super Meat Boy or has played the demo, already has most of these tunes embedded in their brains. The soundtrack is amazing, without it Super Meat Boy would be kinda like Helen Keller except with the ability to see... so I guess just a deaf person, but a famous one.
Some say he was born in the 1980 locked in a basement forced to listen to 80s pop music, fueling the hate he would later unleash on the world, but others will go as far as to claim he doesn't even exist.
Regardless of these claims, we do know a few simple facts. Danny B (real name Daniel Baranowsky) was born in Russia on a cold winters day. Born blind and deaf, Danny's birth mother Issa put him in a reed basket and sent him down the river to a place known as Alaska.
Danny grew up in Alaska on a small farm with his adopted parents, where he tended to the animals. He would sing to them at night, they were his first fans... that is till they all died.
See Danny has the ability to kill with his music a curse he would have to live with for years to come. His love for life caused Danny to give up music and focus on his farm work, but as his love for animals grew so did his need to release his pent up musical talents.
In late 2008 Mr.B gave in to temptation, writing 3 musical tracks for a small flash game titled Meat Boy, never revealing to the games developers his cursed musical talents. It wasn't till the game was released that everyone would realize Danny's powers, thousands dead, all by his hand.
His curse spread through the Internet, first thousands then millions of kid's faces melted off, ears blown out, and eyes exploded. Danny, drunk on his new found power decided to push himself on a young developer, Adam Saltsman. Danny broke into Saltsman's house, drunk and stinking of stale cigarettes and cheap wine, forced himself on Adam, the whole time whispering in his ear the question "Can i belt you?". Of course in his drunken state this simply came out as "Canabalt?"
Canabalt, the name of Danny's next act of debauchery, a game he would force Adam to make, turning millions more onto the work of the cursed musician.
But what was this? No one died? how could this be? Could Adam's innocence counteract the curse? Could Danny bring his music to the masses and possibly reverse all the harm he had caused?
Danny was a hero, his music took the world by storm, topping the charts of online video game music.
Anyway, Danny B is the musician behind Super Meat Boy, He's fucking amazing and the music he's been working on for SMB is going to blow your mind!
Danny is one of those awesome nut jobs that just keeps blowing you away with his ability to outdo himself on each track. The one that we used for the most recent game play trailer is actually the main track for chapter 4 a very hellish chapter coupled with a perfectly hellish score. Check it out again.
Chapters 2: The Haunted Hpspital!
And here's the forest boss track for those of you who missed it.
The final game will feature well over 12 amazing tracks that build into one of the most epic final tracks ever, I swear to god you will all kill yourselves after hearing it. And if that isnt enough, the game will also feature retro (chiptune) versions of all the games main tracks, you can find them in hidden warp zones, if you're lucky!!
Danny is currently finishing a full musical score for the over 20 animated cut scenes in the game.. heres a picture of him doing so.