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Detroit: Become Human Original Soundtrack

"A masterful string-based score - if only for one disc out of four." Cautiously Recommended

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Artist Credits

  • Philip Sheppard (composition, conducting disc 1)
  • John Paesano (composition disc 2)
  • Adam Hochstatter (composition disc 2)
  • Nima Fakhrara (composition, performance disc 3)
  • Emily Rose (composition, performance, lyrics)
  • English Session Orchestra (performance disc 1)
  • Johannes Vogel (orchestration, conducting disc 1)
  • Max Knoth (orchestration disc 2)
  • Andreas Lange (orchestration disc 2)
  • Synchron Stage Orchestra (performance disc 2)
  • The Berlin Orchestra (performance disc 2)
  • Navid Hejazi (featured strings disc 3)

Tracks

250 minutes total

Disc 1 (68:50)

  1. Not Just a Machine (Kara) [0:54]
  2. Keep Turning (Kara) [2:00]
  3. Little One (Kara) [3:08]
  4. Dark Night (Kara) [5:12]
  5. Song of the Lost Girl (Kara) [3:07]
  6. Kara Main Theme (Kara) [6:54]
  7. Lost (Kara) [1:35]
  8. Run with Me (Kara) [2:42]
  9. I Am Kara (Kara) [3:36]
  10. Zlatko (Kara) [2:42]
  11. Confrontation (Kara) [2:48]
  12. In the Cold (Kara) [4:28]
  13. And Then Time Stops (Kara) [0:54]
  14. What Is a Mother (Kara) [4:05]
  15. Carousel (Kara) [0:53]
  16. Buzzkill (Kara) [3:39]
  17. All This Will Pass (Kara) [1:46]
  18. By Firelight (Kara) [3:00]
  19. What Light Breaks (Kara) [1:56]
  20. Fly on Foot (Kara) [3:32]
  21. Breathe In (Kara) [4:26]
  22. No Man Has Borders (Kara) [3:13]
  23. By the River (Kara) [2:20]

Disc 2 (65:49)

  1. Epilogue (Markus) [1:11]
  2. Markus Main Theme (Markus) [3:01]
  3. Father and Son (Markus) [0:52]
  4. Something You've Never Seen Before (Markus) [3:13]
  5. Time to Decide (Markus) [1:27]
  6. The Junkyard (Markus) [1:11]
  7. I Am Markus (Markus) [1:47]
  8. Lost (Markus) [1:18]
  9. Find Jericho (Markus) [2:06]
  10. We Can't Save Everyone (Markus) [1:15]
  11. A False Freedom (Markus) [1:40]
  12. Treated Like Slaves (Markus) [0:54]
  13. Time to Take Action (Markus) [5:32]
  14. Markus' Speech (Markus) [1:45]
  15. Can We Still Trust Our Machines (Markus) [1:57]
  16. Cyberlife (Markus) [1:53]
  17. It's Time We Send a Message (Markus) [2:14]
  18. We Are People (Markus) [5:46]
  19. It's up to You to Decide (Markus) [1:12]
  20. A Huge Mistake (Markus) [1:16]
  21. The Revolution Is Starting (Markus) [7:19]
  22. Not Human (Markus) [1:39]
  23. We Are Not Afraid (Markus) [4:08]
  24. I Can't Let My People Die (Markus) [3:32]
  25. Finish the Barricade (Markus) [1:29]
  26. The Horrors of War (Markus) [2:54]
  27. This Is the End (Markus) [3:18]

Disc 3 (62:42)

  1. Hostage (Connor) [2:52]
  2. Your Choice (Connor) [4:20]
  3. Connor and Hank (Connor) [2:18]
  4. The Interrogation (Connor) [3:11]
  5. Investigation (Connor) [2:09]
  6. Now (Connor) [2:19]
  7. As I See Them (Connor) [1:24]
  8. Analysing (Connor) [1:11]
  9. The Nest (Connor) [1:49]
  10. They All Look the Same (Connor) [3:40]
  11. Eden Club (Connor) [3:48]
  12. One by One (Connor) [4:09]
  13. The Garden (Connor) [2:43]
  14. Kamski (Connor) [7:42]
  15. I Trust You (Connor) [1:32]
  16. Crossroads (Connor) [1:52]
  17. What's Your Mission (Connor) [1:09]
  18. Meet Markus (Connor) [1:25]
  19. Will You Trust Me (Connor) [2:04]
  20. Wake Up (Connor) [2:11]
  21. Connor Main Theme (Connor) [8:54]

Disc 4 (52:48)

  1. Boom Goes The Music Box [3:10]
  2. Straight and Narrow [4:50]
  3. Seven Moons [3:49]
  4. I'd Rather Be Alone [6:09]
  5. C Blues [2:11]
  6. Perfect Day [4:22]
  7. Set Me Free [3:34]
  8. Can't Leave [4:01]
  9. Electric Night [4:12]
  10. Johnny Lawless [3:06]
  11. Midnight Cry [3:53]
  12. Go To Hell [2:18]
  13. Voices In My Head [3:48]
  14. Station [3:25]
  • Released Jun 22, 2018 by Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (retail 35.96 USD).
  • Detailed release notes and credits at VGMdb.

Reviews

A masterful string-based score - if only for one disc out of four.

Cautiously Recommended

Editor's review by Adam Corn (2019-01-02)

String-focused soundtracks generally haven't held the same appeal for me as those with brass and/or woodwinds also in the mix - which makes me all the more impressed by Philip Sheppard's disc-one score for the character Kara in Detroit: Become Human. Aside from some atmospheric electronic accents his score is almost entirely strings, yet it runs the gamut from tragic and poignant character themes to dark atmosphere to intense suspense with more variety and emotional effect than many of its full-orchestral counterparts. The remaining two score discs are more typical cinematic-leaning orchestral background music, and the fourth disc of mostly vocal rock, blues, soul, and electronic tracks goes all over the place, meaning only those with a strong attachment to the game are likely to find the complete soundtrack worth buying. But that first disc deserves to be heard.

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