If you loathe electronic music, I will save you the ten minutes of your lifespan it would take to read this article and let you go about your business. However, if the pulse of ambient, layered synths is music to your ear, then by all means, hang out for a bit and experience what is in my humble opinion one of the best electronic albums of the past year, which also happens to be the official soundtrack album for Forza Motorsport 3. Smooth curves, chill breaks and sample tuneage ahead.
Let's get this out of the way. Nope, I haven't touched Forza 3. Do I intend to? No again, simply because my driving game skills are horrible. So, that said, if you aren't playing it either, (Warning Sign: Watch for Bad Puns) don't let that stop you from taking this album for a spin, especially if you love electronic beats. Released by Sumthing Else Music Works last month, the Forza 3 album features a dozen songs that stand alone and sequence perfectly as a linear listening experience. The music is composed by Lance Hayes, better known as DJ Drunken Master (or DJDM if you will). The really unique thing about this release is that all the music here comes from the game's User Interface. Yep, an album made up of menu music that is utterly amazing. Surprised the heck out of me, too.