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Most of you are probably busy wrapping up Commander Shepard's final adventures in Mass Effect 3. I am, too. But if you've got a hankering to re-experience the sounds of Shepard's second quest, composer Jimmy Hinson has the perfect solution.
Hinson, better known by his nom de music Big Giant Circles, was part of the Wall of Sound composition team that worked on Mass Effect 2's original soundtrack. On Thursday the OCRemix veteran and Puzzlejuice composer released Legacy, a mini-album of tributes and tracks that never made it into the final game.
Legacy combines sweeping orchestral compositions with sci-fi synth work and propulsive beats, creating a diverse set of sounds that instantly call to mind the Normandy's epic journeys through deep space (and endless hours scanning for minerals).
The album's available at Hinson's Bandcamp page — free to listen, $2.99 to download. And while you're at it, head over to his profile page at OCRemix and check out his work there. (I'm particularly fond of his contributions to Voices of the Lifestream, OCR's Final Fantasy 7-centric offering.)