Cowboys. Outlaws. Bandits. Gunslingers. Bounty Hunters. Rustlers. You know what I'm talking about. The Frontier. The Wild West. The Buttery Convocation. Okay, maybe not that last one.
Anyway, I like Westerns. I like Spaghetti Westerns. I like the iconic imagery evocative of the lawless western frontier. The Western setting has always been one I've enjoyed in film and music. The sound of the west is magical. "Riders of Vengeance" is my latest foray into that sound space.
Previous excursions include "Lonestar" and "The Stranger", both available on the music page of this site.
As for this new track,
Check it out:
Download: THA - Riders of Vengeance (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.
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.
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.
Barfquestion? Exactly. That's right, I've written the score for the animated series "Empire of Sock" by Dr.Barfquestion. He doesn't claim to be a doctor, I just like prefixing things with "Dr."
The first video in the series used two pieces I had already written titled "Everything Is Chill In Silent Hill" and "Rupture". The second installment in the series, which is embedded below, also makes use of "Rupture" as well as a new piece titled Exitium Aeternus.
I have it on good authority that the third installment in the series will make further use of Exitium Aeternus...and by good authority I mean intertwined weasels with bloodied mouths dripping through the cracks of my bedroom ceiling like ghastly vapors. I trust everything they say to me.
The new track can be downloaded here: THA-exitiumaeternus_eos.mp3
Be wary of the man with no name. You will recognize him by the drum machine on his hip. He's also carrying a saxophone, a bouzouki, a violin, a grand piano - not sure how he gets that one up on his horse - a slide guitar, a ukulele, a waterphone, a vibraslap, a didgeridoo, and a few other assorted odds and ends. The dude is kind of weird, I mean I don't know, just be careful if he rides in to your town.
This track is a mish-mash of sounds, but I think they work together quite well. What started off as a mostly Greek Folk music sounding piece turned into hip hop, got darker and kept taking on new non-Greek instruments until "The Stranger" happened.
Check it out:
Download: THA - The Stranger (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.