Published on February 24th, 2011 | by Kole Ross, Editor
More Silent Hill Music Than You’d Ever Need
I’m a big fan of using ambient music to increase my productivity. Music for Airports by Brian Eno was designed specifically to soothe anxieties and increase focus. The minimalist compositions of Phillip Glass melt into the back of your mind. The Braid soundtrack inspires wistfulness and coaxes out my creativity.
Sometimes, though, I like to work to the sounds of weeping machinery, lumbering unholy monstrosities, and radio static.
You can imagine my delight when I found out that Konami is releasing a 9 CD box set of music from the Silent Hill series, deftly composed by Akira Yamaoka. The Silent Hill Sounds Box is priced at 13,230 yen, or roughly $160 American.
You can imagine my dismay at learning that the box set is only planned for release in Japan, and will likely never see a stateside release.
The best we can do here in the US is tune our radios to dead stations and scrape rusty farming implements together.