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Autechre says they were originally asked to do Metroid Prime’s soundtrack

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Autechre, a music duo, had been included in the credits of Metroid Prime. In fact, both of its members, Sean Booth and Rob Brown, were specifically credited. However, despite some fan speculation, it was never officially known why they were there in the first place.

Well, that has changed. Sean Booth recently took part in a Twitch AMA. There, Booth was asked about the matter. Booth revealed that they had been originally asked by Nintendo to work on the game’s soundtrack. Unfortunately, according to Booth, “Nintendo kind of borked it for some reason and wanted their guy to do it”.

Booth also comments that “I don’t know how much involvement they had in the sound of it, whether they intentionally tried to make it sound a bit more [like] us, but I don’t think so really. I’ve read people saying that they think it sounds a bit like us, but I don’t think it does. But it’s subjective”. A tweet relaying the news is down below.

3 thoughts on “Autechre says they were originally asked to do Metroid Prime’s soundtrack”

  1. The story is incorrect here. Nintendo didn’t ask them to do this soundtrack. That’s an important distinction… because that implies that Nintendo first asked him, then quietly rescinded it out of nowhere. Instead, it was Retro Studios who hired these two, and then Nintendo decided to have Super Metroid veteran Kenji Yamamoto do it instead.

    He even said so in the video… did you guys not even watch it?

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