The History of the Mortal Kombat and Marathon Tracks
The music of the orginal Mortal Kombat is iconic, and it could only have sprung from the depths of the 90s rave scene. Here’s more from CDM:
You haven’t hit peak 90s until you’ve got a rave-y techno project with the track “Welcome To My Mind,” tons of vintage CGI, scores for Mortal Kombat and Halo predecessor Marathon, and an acquisition by Thomas Dolby’s Internet audio startup. Let’s take a moment and revisit Psykosonik and Power of Seven.
The logical starting point to this story is definitely “Welcome to My Mind,” with ultra-1993 vocals, nerdcore rapping before it was ironic, slightly dorky square rhythms, and fantastic computer graphics. Plus speech synthesis, of course. (That hook also feels weirdly similar to The Monkees’ 1966 “Steppin’ Stone” – not in a lawsuit-ish way, but in a deja vu way, yes. Or that’s just me)
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