“The games soundtrack, produced by High Frequency Bandwidth, really brings the game to life. Its’ an eclectic blend of music that matches the environments you are in. You will bop your head as you listen to the catchy techno sounds when you fight one of the bosses and the classy jazz sounds will provide you with brain food as you figure out what youre supposed to do next. Its a great soundtrack I cannot wait to purchase.” 8/10
"High Frequency Bandwidth is back again providing an even better soundtrack than the first game. The music is more varied and even more atmospheric this time around. Sound effects are expertly executed. Almost all the enemies have their own unique sounds and you’ll be able to tell where threats are coming from before you even see them. This becomes especially useful in later levels where light is at a premium and you have to rely on sound even more."
"Soulful Soundtrack: High Frequency Bandwith, a UK-based electronic duo, returns to handle the soundtrack for "Shooter 2" as they did in the original. It's extremely rare that I'll listen to a game's soundtrack outside of the game itself, but the one in "Shooter 2" is so good, I often found myself leaving the game running in the background, just so I could have something to groove to. It's a down-tempo mix of jazz and electronica, all fitting perfectly with the events on screen."
Kotaku: http://uk.kotaku.com/5772852/in-the-beautiful-belly-of-pixeljunk-shooter-2-there-lies-a-better-bite-of-call-of-dutyThe Soundtrack:"Some people tune video game music out, or so I've heard. Sometimes they do this because the music is not as stylish nor as interesting a mix of record-scratching, jazz and whatever other eclectic influences inspired the series' maestros, the producers of 'stoned soul hip-hop' High Frequency Bandwidth."
Just Push Start: http://www.justpushstart.com/2011/03/01/pixeljunk-shooter-2-review/
"Music is Catchy - Once again High Frequency Bandwidth did an amazing job on the game’s soundtrack. It’s just as catchy as it was in the first game and more than once you will catch yourself tapping your foot to the music. It does a good job of setting the tone and the mood of the level just as it did in the first title."
"...Not to mention that High Frequency Bandwidth layed some of the chillest music this side of Onra into the multiplayer aspect, PJS2 introduces an appealing new mode in the franchise that isn't just a throw-in by request of a studio head."
Playstation LifeStyle: http://playstationlifestyle.net/2011/03/01/pixeljunk-shooter-2-review/2/
"The music is awesome, if a little out of place at times, and makes Pixeljunk Shooter 2 an awesome game for headphones. 8/10"
"If you were wondering the music is once again handled by High Frequency Bandwidth. Every song seems tailor-fit for the moment you are playing. But if you want you could use the custom soundtrack feature, if you do that though you are off my friends list."
"The music in this game is undeniably good. It eschews the chip-tune or bubbly 8-bit soundtrack that it could obviously have made good use of, in favor of a more modern, urban sound."
"Arguably, the best part of any PixelJunk game is their unique use of music. Q Games collaborates with a different artist for each title, and this time they went with High Frequency Bandwidth, a British electronica outfit who provided a funky, almost trip-hop soundtrack infused with just the right amount of synthesizer noise and sci-fi samples. It perfectly evokes the mood the game tries to establish, and I would have to say it’s my favorite bit of game music of the year."
"La música la ha realizado de nuevo el grupo londinense de ambient, electrónica y hip-hop, High Frequency Bandwidth, con unas melodías que acompañan estupendamente a lo largo de los menús y la aventura y que dan un toque muy personal, característico y apropiado."
" [The music sees the return of new ambient, electronic and hip hop group High Frequeny Bandwidth from London. With melodies that perfectly accompany the menus and gameplay, they add a personal touch which is both distinctive and appropirate.]"
"Brave choice of theme, with solid quality and avoiding cliche. It raises expectations for a game score at any level". (British Academy of Film and Television Awards Programme 2010)
“Laidback hip hop with a jazzy flair.” Time Out
“Dabbling in subtle dubtronics” Mojo
“Fabulous. A project knee-deep in throbbing funk, dirty R ‘n’ B and East Coast rap. The effortless loping hip-hop of ‘Harmless Feather Bed’ provides a grimy euphoria. Continues Dr. Paterson’s rich vein of form.” Clash 8/10
"...booming break beats and obscure samples with... dizzying alacrity." (Rupert Howe) who even gets our names right!
"a deft blend of nostalgic hip hop and chill-out soundtrack" (Gary Mullholland) By the way... Ben Frost - we've never even met him - isn't in HFB.... I think Mr Mullholland is a bit overworked! (Blame it on the sub?) HFB is Alex Paterson and Dom Beken
" sassy blend of hip hop and electronic[a]"
"...arguably one of the most exciting records of the summer." (Dave Jenkins)
(July's edition of iDJ contains a full album review and interview with HFB.)
"The Orb’s Alex Paterson has teamed up with producer Dom Beken to form High Frequency Bandwidth and indulge in some deep funk, dirty R‘n’B and East Coast hip-hop. ... this EP bundle contains the effortless loping hip-hop of ‘Harmless Feather Bed’, featuring Bronx veteran and Bambaataa druid Dynamax, while British rapper Funky DL provides a grimy euphoria to the fabulous ‘HeptoFleuroButryl’. The whole album reeks of fun – ‘Happiness Feels Brilliant’ is the perfect closer... High Frequency Bandwidth continues Dr Paterson’s rich vein of form. (John Freeman)
Read the full review by clicking here.
"...With a scattering of guests such as Dynamax who adds a real old skool rap flavour to the sound, you’ll be struggling to dislike this collection of tunes, all three EP’s contain flawlessly executed samples and simple but perfect orchestration and production." (Adam Irving)
"DMC Bigs Up High Frequency Bandwidth, Haphazard Flying Beats" - click here to read the full article and interview.
"EP #1 ... a funk fueled project that has plenty of potential. The first of three EPs, this track trio features Dynamax and Funky DL, taking nods from the more back-packer-style hip-hop and some serious Shaft-riding funk. Worth checking..."
"... 'Hoops for Baskets' from the first EP is perhaps the standout track, it's disperate melange of old but undead styles and mirages of global sounds played off against one another in a pool of vibes."
"Inner city meets outer space as Dr Alex Paterson and studio wiz Dom Beken unveil their mind-blowing new strain of widescreen stoned soul-hip hop, , boosted by the rapping skills of MC Dynamax." (Kris Needs)