[We talk to original Sonic & Knuckles soundtrack creator Howard Drossin on his game music career from Sega to Afro Samurai, just as the classic title gets republished for XBLA.]Late last week Sonic & Knuckles was released on Xbox Live Arcade. The digital download includes lock-on functionality that allows for exploring Sonic 2 and 3 as the character of Knuckles. We took the opportunity to catch up with Sonic & Knuckles composer Howard Drossin, who served as music director at Sega in the days of the Genesis.Since then Drossin has scored numerous game titles. Most recently he returned to the world of Sonic to contribute several tracks to Wii title Sonic and the Black Knight. He was also a central contributor to the soundtrack for Namco Bandai’s Afro Samurai, together with long-time collaborator the RZA. Music from various conceptual stages of the game’s development is available to listen on his personal website. The composer is currently working on the background music to Namco Bandai’s reboot of Splatterhouse.In this interview, Drossin offers his perspectives on such subjects as serving as music director at Sega Technical Institute, rumors regarding Michael Jackson’s involvement in the soundtrack to Sonic 3, and the surprising impetus… Read full this story
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