Did I say last album release for this week? Well, scratch that.
Some of you might remember my Chronicles albums, which were available from Jamendo years ago (until I took them down in 2012 following a payment dispute). Well, now they’re back online again:
While this music may not be overly relevant and useful in this day and age (due to the limited skill and technology involved in creating it), I look upon these two phases of orchestral(ish) writing as important milestones for me as a composer and musician.
Please note though that I haven’t uploaded Chronicles III; this would be kind of reduntant as those tracks are now parts of The Wesnoth Years and Miscellaneum.
Third and final album release this week — Miscellaneum:
This one is a compilation of various tracks composed between 2006 and 2016, all CC BY-licensed. Enjoy!
I’ve uploaded a second album to bandcamp, this time featuring all my compositions from Battle for Wesnoth. CC BY license, pay what you want.
I have moved all Summoning Wars WIP tracks to CC BY (as it is very unlikely that I will ever continue working on them), and I’ve compiled them into a 20-track, 40-minute album over on bandcamp.com:
Just like the game the music was never properly finished, so some tracks are a bit rough around the edges. Nontheless I think it might still be useful to other developers and game music enthusiasts. CC BY license — pay what you want.
PS: In case you’re thinking “I’ve already heard all that”, there’s a actually few previously unreleased tunes in there!
Stay tuned for more details.
Edit 2016-09-12: Rough version of the final chapter is now up, and the storyline has been updated.
Ever since I started using my netbook for casual composing I’ve kind of felt that the tracks I’ve written on it have sort of a unified feel, a certain atmosphere, like bits of a soundtrack to a storyline that doesn’t exist. So I said to myself: let’s come up with a storyline! Below is what I have so far, a playlist with all tracks can be found here. Please keep in mind that these tracks are all works in progress.
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Hopefully something in there will be of use!
The complete Talisman: Digital Edition soundtrack is now available from my Soundcloud page. Enjoy!
I don’t know how many of you have noticed the “Forum” link up top. It’s been there for almost a couple of months now but I didn’t want to post about it officially unitl things were properly under way.
Anyway, Scoring Central is a new indie composer’s forum where you can discuss everything related to virtual orchestration and working with DAW’s and samples, post your music (and get feeback on it, if desired), and generally rub shoulders with like-minded individuals. Everyone’s welcome, whether complete noob or seasoned pro. The forum is quite active despite the relatively small number of users, and we’ve been having a lot of interesting and educational discussions so far.
If that alone hasn’t convinced you to join, I might also mention that I’m frequently sharing new and experimental samples on the forum that you won’t find anywhere else. So if you want to stay up to date on any additions to SSO as well as other releases, registering (or at least keeping an eye on the forum) might be a good idea.
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