MASTERMINDS is a collection of composers who wrote music for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO). This music is offered as a downloadable add-on to CS: GO called “MASTERMINDS MUSIC KIT BOX”.
Each composer was tasked with writing an original music kit that could be used in place of the existing in-game music. Mike Morasky from Valve Software invited each of the composers to compose music in whatever style they wanted. The only restriction was that the music had to fit the specific timing and functionality required for each in-game event.
The result was a wildly diverse collection of seven musical “skins” that continue to be very popular in CS: GO years after it’s original release in 2020.
For the soundtrack version, each composer provided three tracks. These were most often the composer’s Main Theme, and then two other tracks that were drawn from other compositions in their kit. The resulting album is roller coaster ride that is surprising and fun, just like CS: GO!