Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6RR Plus soundtrack premieres

Jerry on 2024-07-07
Arcade racing game Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6RR Plus arrived in arcades in April. The digital soundtrack by series composer Yuzo Koshiro is streaming on YouTube Music, Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited.

The Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune music scores have previously patterned themselves after trance and techno music conventions. In order to lend variety to the latest installment, developer Bandai Namco requested that Koshiro branch out into unfamiliar stylistic territory.

As a result, the composer incorporates Russian hard bass, progressive house, synth wave, and future funk into the background tracks of Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6RR. The musician, commenting on the official website, describes "Coming to You" as complementing progressive house stylings with a rhythm and blues vocal performance by singer-guitarist Jeff Washburn.

"Starry Night" is featured in three separate arrangements, performed by vocalist SAK. Koshiro explains that the live instruments were recorded in an effort to emulate an early 80's Japanese pop song sound. The album includes a Japanese and English-language rendition of the song, along with a future funk remix popular among established dance clubs.

Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6RR & 6RR Plus Original Soundtrack ships on compact disc from CDJapan. Excerpts of all tracks are previewed on digital music store Ototoy.

CDJapan - Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6RR & 6RR Plus Original Sound Track

Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune Official - Comments from Mr. Yuzo Koshiro

YouTube Music - 湾岸ミッドナイトMAXIMUM TUNE 6RR Original Sound Track / 湾岸ミッドナイトMAXIMUM TUNE 6RR PLUS Original Sound Track