Sunday, April 26, 2009

[s.c.o.u.r.g.e] Swift Strike - combat

Let me show you the next track in the chain of Scourge music cues! Replacing the old looping combat music of Scourge gave the idea to pull in some variety - after all the combat is one of the most important parts in this fantasy RPG! So a new chaotic combat track has been born, with a lot of tension/disharmony/chromaticism and atonality, and some more balanced speed than in the previous quick paced one.

It consists of 2 major ideas plus some chaotic passing parts to give the basic urgent feeling. I have used strings and brass at start and later added some woodwinds (clarinets and contrabassoon) for a better orchestral sound and variety. Also a set of very heavy drums is used. One of the major ideas is a quite fast, impulsive and combatant part, while the other is something like the battle dance of a mad but pitiable being somehow dragged into the flowing of the story.

Have a listen: Link.

Interested project: S.C.O.U.R.G.E

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

[s.c.o.u.r.g.e] Till Last Blood - combat

As some of you might already know through the, I've recently came up with the idea to help with music in a more direct way, this time a project with a rather respectful development history, a project that is quite close to the genre I like best to create music for. It's 'S.C.O.U.R.G.E - heroes of lesser renown' an exciting opensource 3D fantasy RPG. As a first step in a row I created a new impulsive combat track for its combat mode.

The track is most notably played by the brass section with a heavy timpani rhythm, and later on in this short piece the piccolo flute comes in to accompany the quickly marching theme. It's already committed into SVN of the game.

You can have a listen here: Link.

Interested project: S.C.O.U.R.G.E

Donated so far: $0.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

[Action] Tainted Vision - background

The next piece is now a more edible one probably than the previous. It's a bit backgroundish in its nature. It could fit probably an adventure or an exploratory game as well. Consists of two major parts, one slower and one more impulsive. I've used some additional drumkit to have a good rhythm to accompany the usual symphonic orchestra instruments. For me the mood of it is the mood of a not so naive and young Hero.

Have a listen here: Link.
If you'd like to use it, comment here and we can discuss.
PS: The good news is that the first track (Rolling Militia) published on this blog now has an interested project! I'm glad to see that there's some practical use of my music going on. :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

[Introspective] Moments In Discord

I'm not quite sure if this one will ever have any practical use. Anyway the next piece to be published is here. A rather disharmonic, and unkind listening probably, with some eventual more pleasing harmonies appearing abruptly. I have used some additional non-symphonic drums to spice it up a really little bit. Probably it could be used for some kind of non-thematic game after all.

Check out here: Link.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

[Fantasy] Conquerers of Stoneheart Keep - main theme

The next musical track in the pipe is a proposal for a main theme of an arbitrary fantasy themed game, probably an adventure, an RPG or a strategy? I can't exactly tell, but it's up to you, people to decide. If you know a project or are a member of a project that could use it, don't hesitate to comment here so we can discuss it.

The music consists of 3 quite easily distinguishable but short parts: a quick starting with greater impulse to push things onward to a medium paced second part that's more for painting a picture of a troublesome situation, where the listener is facing the foreboding (but not overpowering) feeling of the now; and then comes the third part, medium slowly building up the possibility of the solution with a quite happy ending. I've titled if 'Conquerers of Stoneheart Keep', as I found it fitting for setting up the theme of such an adventure where the brave ones enter and liberate such a dangerous place. :)

A lot of sections of the symphonic orchestra is used, ranging from strings, percussion, brass to woodwinds and choir. The choir was the last layer that I've added. Probably the final product is a bit less easy to follow, not too 'transparent' at parts, as one seasoned musician told me, but I hope it's still enjoyable.

So if you think you can find use of it, or want to give some criticism, don't hesitate to comment here! :)

Here you go, have a listen: Link.

Donations needed for liberation to CC-BY-SA: $80
Donated till now: $0 (no donation button yet, as till now there's no interested project)