The Hamster Alliance

The Hamster Alliance is a one man music project. The goal of "THA" is to produce awesome and diverse music without constraints. All music by THA is freely available on the internet to listen to. If you would like to use THA music in a project, please send me an email

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Music for the iOS game Treads!

25. May 2015 12:00 by Hamst3r in Tracks

So, there's this game you can play on your iPhone - and probably your iPad too - assuming you have an iPhone or an iPad. It's called Treads. In it, you are tasked with simultaneously driving a tank and manipulating it's turret. There is much shooting, exploding and crushing.

While you traverse and perpetuate this horrific pixelated battlefield though, you get to listen to some bumpin' tunes. Hamst3r tunes! Stuff with big orchestrations, big booms, rippin' guitars, chiptune noises, electro synths, impact wrenches, tuned servos and all manner of noises.

 

I made three tracks for the game, but I only think these two are really worth posting, being the main level music and the upgrade garage music. The menu screen music is just a couple looping chords and and not much else. These though, these are some bangers.

 

Go check out Treads for yourself, it's fun: http://goo.gl/LwjLem

 

Here's the music:

Download: 1. Treads - Level | 2. Treads - Garage (right click, save as) or stream them on THA Radio.

New Track: Bullet Hell

16. July 2014 23:00 by Hamst3r in Tracks

pew pew pew! Bullets! Everywhere! Far too many bullets! It's like some sort of bullet hell in here or something!

This is my take on that particular style of Fast Rock plus Orchestral plus Electronic mixture so often used in anime and anime-themed video games. Blasting along at 180 BPM, this track features a set of 4 main guitars with even more secondary guitars on top. Lots of guitars. Yet, there's still room for drums, lead synthesizers and various types of string and brass instruments. Oh and some harpsichord, piano and epic choir as well. Gotta make use of all those silly sound libraries I have of people shouting. Lastly, there's also a bit of Super Meat Boy in there too. Anyway, best to let the music speak for itself...

Check it out:

Download: THA - Bullet Hell (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.

New Remix: Quake Theme

5. September 2013 21:16 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Do you remember the game Quake? It was a first person shooter released in the mid 90's by iD Software. It was really something special and had me hooked immediately, especially the all of the multiplayer mods that people were making. I still occasionally listen to the music from Quake, which was done by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, with the theme song being the real standout of the bunch.

 

So, I've done a remix - or more accurately a cover - of the theme song to Quake. I wanted it to start out sounding very similar and then break out into some fresh guitar riffs and new melodies. Big drums, big guitars, big booms abound. It's a whole lot of stuff going on, packing quite a punch.

 

Check it out:

Download: THA - Quake Theme (remix) (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.

 

Remix: Water World from Duke Nukem 3D

29. May 2013 15:17 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Bobby Prince. Maybe you've heard of him. He did the music for DOOM. He also did some of the music for Duke Nukem 3D. This is my take on one of his tracks.

So, what we've got here is some chillout ambience, everything awash in reverb, blips and bleeps, a solid beat with fast-paced fills and a fat sub bass. I more-or-less continued from where I left off with the Reveal remix.

This track was also my way of testing out Native Instruments Battery 4 for drum sequencing as well as the new NI reverb plugins. :P

 

Check it out:

Download: THA - Water World (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio

 

New Track: Everything`s chill in Silent Hill.

10. July 2011 13:33 by Hamst3r in Tracks

An homage to the awesome music by Akira Yamaoka in the Silent Hill series.

A barrage of industrial sounds and orchestral underscores creating a dark atmosphere. There’s a small melodic break in the middle but it doesn’t last for long. The track finishes off on broken strings.

Check it out:

Download: THA – Everything’s Chill in Silent Hill (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.

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