The soundtrack to Ori and the Blind Forest is breathtaking and wonderfully crafted. The music was composed by Gareth Coker and performed by the Nashville Music Scoring Orchestra, with additional soloists. I have been listening to it for the past week and can’t seem get enough of it. The game designers describe the game as a Metroidvania-style platformer, and that they were heavily influenced by the works of Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki, and films like The Lion King and The Iron Giant.
Below, you’ll hear the music from the trailer for the game. The soundtrack consists of 32 solid tracks and has a playtime of 88:51. In this review I will highlight my thoughts on what makes this score special, if any musical elements of the designer’s influences show up in the score, and why its worth your listening time.