People often talk about how exciting an OST for a game may be, or how it fits the atmosphere well. Many also talk about soundtracks in a vacuum and how nice they are to listen to by themselves.
One thing I haven’t seen is how a soundtrack resonates with sadness or melancholy. There is little discussion of how a soundtrack is good to sit just sit and sight to.
For me, I have listened to the Gone Home soundtrack many times when I’m stressed or upset. The signature “bum bum buuum buuuuum bum bum buuuuum buuuuum” of it has become closely associated with more trying points of my life. The softness of the soundtrack, and the measured pace are especially suited to those moments.
What game soundtracks do you turn to (or you find yourself turning to) when you’re sad, upset, down or otherwise?