"Revived Power" from Shadow of the Colossus on Playstation 2
Record Label: King records (Japan)
Composer: Ko Otani
Game Developer: Team Ico
The soundtrack for Shadow of the Colossus is, on a whole, fantastic. Orchestral, exciting, at times dark and fearsome, it might be hard to pick an appropriate single. However, Shadow of the Colossus also uses event-triggered music, blending different tracks together. Anyone who plays this game will agree that the music does a lot of work to augment the experience of the player.
In this way, the track Revived Power stands out above the rest. When I hear this track, I am clinging for dear life to the shoulders of a fifty foot tall behemoth, slowly climbing my way to my goal. It's been a struggle to get here, but the tides are turning in my favor.
I also hear flavors of John Williams in this track by Japanese composer Ko Otani. This might be my imagination, or a product of my limited musical vocabulary. However, if Otani is indeed standing on the shoulder of giants (or colossus), well then, that only seems appropriate.