Monday, July 14, 2008

Great Gaming Music #18: Atom Bomb

The Wipeout series is known for delivering thrilling high-speed futuristic anti-gravity racing. While superficially similar to Nintendo's F-Zero games, Wipeout distinguishes itself through an extreme sense of speed and a history of trance soundtracks featuring big-name artists, including Orbital, The Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Prodigy and Fluke.

The soundtrack to the Psygnosis-developed Wipeout XL was heavily promoted in partnership with Red Bull Energy Drink. Stations running the game were set up in nightclubs and an extensive marketing campaign was set in motion. The soundtrack album spawned a single, "Atom Bomb" by Fluke (featured above) which reached #20 on the UK charts. "Atom Bomb" also appeared on Fluke's fourth album Risotto and represents one of their most successful creations.

1 comment:

madlep said...

Yeah, the whole soundtrack to that game rocked. I picked up the CD for it back in the day. Packed full of late 90s electronic goodness - Future Sound Of London, Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Daft Punk, Leftfield - and Fluke as you mentioned.

Atom Bomb was definitely a stand out track.