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Tetris Effect's soundtrack is now available to stream for free

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The entire Tetris Effect soundtrack has been made available for free streaming via YouTube Music (opens in new tab). And if you prefer a completely-uninterrupted version, you can get the ad-free playlist by upgrading to the $10/month YouTube Music Premium, or buy the soundtrack digitally through Amazon (opens in new tab) or Google Play (opens in new tab).

The Tetris series has been embedding its music into my psyche for almost 30 years, beginning with the unforgettable "Korobeiniki" theme from the Gameboy version. It's no exaggeration that Tetris Effect boasts by-far the most catchy, entrancing, and gameplay-enhancing soundtrack of the franchise. And it only makes sense that it does, seeing as the music is so fundamental to the gameplay and experience as a whole.

Anyway, if you've played Tetris Effect you already know what great music it has. Writing on the PlayStation Blog (opens in new tab), Tetris Effect composer Hydelic dives into some of the inspiration and processes behind the classic soundtrack. Here's an interesting tidbit about the music from the first stage:

"Because development started with this stage, the engineers and designers spent the most time working on it. Similarly, there was a ton of trial-and-error on the sound and musical side of things. At first it was ambient music with no vocals, next it became something with a beat, and then we experimented with both male and female vocals. It gradually developed into the present version of 'Connected (Yours Forever)' featuring Kate Brady."

Cheers, Wario64 (opens in new tab).

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Jordan Gerblick
Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.