Sam & Max Save the World: Moonscape
"To the moon!"
This piece was written for the exterior sequences on the moon in Sam & Max season 1, episode 6: Bright Side of the Moon. I remember deliberately branching out into some different, darker jazz sub-genres for this cue, to give it an otherworldly vibe. This was something I would do much more of in season 2 and especially in season 3 of Telltale Games' Sam & Max series.
Listening to it again after all these years, I think parts of Bernard Hermann's score to Taxi Driver were vague influences on this piece. Even if they weren't conscious reference points at the time, I can certainly hear the influence now, so why don't we say it was intentional, shall we?
This wraps up Sam & Max Season One's selections on The Vault. Tune in next week for a non-Telltale selection from my back catalog!