Of my three tracks in the game, this is perhaps my favorite. The track is intentionally simple: a harmonica run through paulstretch and a soft mandolin solo drifting in and out, half-asleep. In this section of the game, the player is often interacting with a set of plants which, when touched, produce a musical twang (the sound of a banjo with a shoelace draped lightly over its string). The song acts as space for the player's musical improvisation. I'm also quite fond of the wooden, creaking sound heard in this track. Produced by rubbing the hollow body of a mandolin along my pantleg, it gives the track a slowly-swaying quality, as though one is in a boat or is listening to the branches of a large tree move in the quiet wind.
from The Floor is Jelly OST
released February 17, 2014
Written & Recorded by Ian Snyder
Mixed by Rich Vreeland
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