The NORCO Original Soundtrack is a collaborative joint release containing the complete in-game score by Geography of Robots composer Gewgawly I, as well as an album’s worth of new material from Baton Rouge-based sludge metal band Thou. Featuring over 2 hours of music across 43 tracks in total.
The driving, post-industrial electronic score by Gewgawly I is a master work of ambiance, not only reminiscent of some of the best game soundtracks from the 80s and 90s but also a stunning work of contemporary experimental music pushing the genre forward in exciting ways.
Thou have rounded out the game's grit with a wash of downtuned doom and drone. The band’s music been described as ""for fans of: alienation, absurdity, boredom, futility, decay, the tyranny of history, the vulgarities of change, awareness as agony, and reason as disease,"" and these themes come to life vividly in Thou's collaboration with the richly illustrated world of NORCO.
At the heart of this South Louisiana collaboration is the standout track ""Goo in a Burning City (fmGew Remix)"" which is a remix of a Thou track by Gewgawly I and Geography of Robots sound designer fmAura, marrying the two sounds, and is featured in-game and in NORCO's Act One trailer.
Artists: Gewgawly I, Andy G, fmAura, Thou, and fmGew
Composer: Gewgawly I
All tracks composed, produced, and mixed by Gewgawly I, except: track 11 by Andy G, tracks 22 & 28 by fmAura, track 37 by Thou & fmGew, and tracks 38-43 by Thou.
Tracks 1-37 mastered by Michael Buchanan at Hyperboreal Audio.
Tracks 38-43 are recorded and mixed by James Whitten at Hightower Recording. Mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone.