Mortal Kombat: The Album

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Mortal Kombat: The Album
Soundtrack album by The Immortals
Released May 31, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Techno, Eurodance, Hardcore
Label Virgin Records
Producer Oliver Adams

Mortal Kombat: The Album is an album by The Immortals (Maurice Engelen aka Praga Khan and Oliver Adams best known for their work on the Techno/Industrial band Lords of Acid), released in 1994 to accompany the home versions of the video game Mortal Kombat. Television commercials for the home versions included a brief plug for the album at the end.[1]

Album information[edit]

The album featured a techno song for each of the 7 playable characters, as well as Goro, along with two additional tracks. Track 5, "Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)," dates back to 1993 when it was released as a single; the year when the game was released for consoles.

"Techno Syndrome" (with its signature scream of "Mortal Kombat!") has subsequently become famous as "the Mortal Kombat theme song" because of its use in the 1995 film, and remixed versions of the song continue to be associated with the Mortal Kombat franchise. The "Hypnotic House (Mortal Kombat)" was used as an intro in the Mortal Kombat Sega CD. "Techno Syndrome" is also a hidden song featured in the Sega CD version of Mortal Kombat, when one chooses to enter the "soundtrack" mode at the Sega CD intro screen. It can also be accessed by putting the CD in a CD player and selecting track 17. The album peaked at #16 on the Billboard Heatseekers in the United States.

It has been noted that "Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)" has some similarities to the battle music of the 1984 laserdisc video game Ninja Hayate.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Maurice Engelen and Oliver Adams except as noted.

  1. "Johnny Cage (Prepare Yourself)"
  2. "Kano (Use Your Might)"
  3. "Sub-Zero (Chinese Ninja Warrior)"
  4. "Liu Kang (Born In China)"
  5. "Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)" - written by Oliver Adams
  6. "Scorpion (Lost Soul Bent On Revenge)"
  7. "Sonya (Go Go Go)"
  8. "Raiden (Eternal Life)"
  9. "Goro (The Outworld Prince)"
  10. "Hypnotic House (Mortal Kombat)"

Reception[edit]

In 2010, 4thletter! ranked it as fourth on the list of "The Top Ten Most Ridiculous Things to Come Out of Mortal Kombat".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gimme Those Tunes". Electronic Gaming Monthly (57) (EGM Media, LLC). April 1994. p. 20. 
  2. ^ "Taito". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  3. ^ The Top Ten Most Ridiculous Things to Come Out of Mortal Kombat, 4thletter!, June 22, 2010

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