Independent Music & Audio Talent | The Higher Eclectic Ground Thread

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    Moon | Sam Oz


    Created by French indie collective Icehouse, this animated short of 'Moon' is based within the universe of KIBOOCHAN -- a brand of mixed media creations inspired by classical Japanese art. Its OST was written by our video game musician Sam Oz, who is heard experimenting with a plethora of new sounds and emotions in its creation.

    Oz is a freelance video game composer & sound designer, driven by a strong yearning for passionate emotions and ambience in his multi-genre work. Flexible in his rates, one may view more of his musical work and get in touch by leaving him a note on his Higher Eclectic Space, linked at all times to the OP.
     
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    Subterranean Trickery | Caleb Cuzner


    Comprised of wholly sad overtones, this composition of Subterranean Trickery speaks of the dread & sorrow of having to revolt against one's own people.

    Written by musician Caleb Cuzner, it has now been available for use in your games. One may learn of the terms associated with this usage and make a request for the same at the musician's Higher Eclectic Space.

    With over 900 tunes composed, Caleb Cuzner is a background music composer and sound designer creating audio for video games across a multitude of genres. He seeks to work well within your budget or lack of it; view his portfolio and get in touch by leaving a message at the aforementioned Space, also linked to the OP.

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    Bridge Strike (Title Theme) | J.M.D


    Drawing inspiration from 1986 jet-fighting classic Top Gun's title sequence, musician Simone Bernacchia composes the title theme to Bridge Strike. Due for a boxed set release this year, Bridge Strike is an Amiga homebrew game paying homage to 1982 Atari side-scroller River Raid.

    Simone Bernacchia alias JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die is an Italian Amiga musician still highly active with the homebrew scene. His genres of work span retro combinations of electronic, ambient and chip-rock, while operating at flexible rates/rev-shares/free based on the scope of a project.

    View his portfolio and get in touch via his Higher Eclectic Space, also linked to the OP.
     
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    Welcome To The Show | Will Phillips


    Welcome To The Show!

    A lighthearted play of rhythms by composer Will Phillips is the first track on the OST of Death By Game Show, Oointah Games' frenetic droid-based strategy game. Phillips has composed a total of 7 tunes for the same, all of which are now available as DLC on Steam.

    With a background in film and live performances, Will Phillips creates high quality, immersive orchestral music for video games at flexible rates. Learn more on his Higher Eclectic Space and get in touch for any collaborations by leaving a note therein.

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    X-Men The Animated Series Intro | Van Reeves


    Did you know?

    The introductory theme to Marvel's X-Men: The Animated Series was the primary inspiration behind composer Van Reeves' Outrun, Heavy Metal, Industrial and Electronic styled music. So much so, that the musician created this nostalgia driven, synth-infused version of the tune in tribute back in 2015.

    Synthwave, Outrun, Heavy Metal, Cinematic & Ambient. These are but the genres Mr.Reeves dabbles in, often combining them all to create intense musical compositions for video games.

    He operates on a donation basis only, catering to personalised requests and providing his compositions as free-to-use assets. Learn more at his Higher Eclectic Space.


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    You Are My Sunshine | Sam Oz



    Making use of a library of classical Barbershop Quartet styled vocals, composer Sam Oz creates his own rendition of popular American Country song 'You Are My Sunshine'. While all vocals are that of the library's, Oz adds his own blend of the banjo, guitar, violin and double bass in development of its feet-tapping rhythm.

    Sam Oz is a freelance video game composer & sound designer, driven by a strong yearning for passionate emotions and ambience in his multi-genre work. Flexible in his rates, one may view more of his musical work and get in touch by leaving him a note at his Higher Eclectic Space.
     
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    High Scores | Bridge Strike (2016)


    In his second composition for Amiga homebrew shooter Bridge Strike, musician Simone Bernacchia pays tribute to Harold Faltermeyer's 'Memories' from the Top Gun OST. This one's called 'High Scores', set to play alongside the in-game leaderboard at the end of every level.

    Simone Bernacchia alias JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die is an Italian Amiga musician still highly active with the homebrew scene. His genres of work span retro combinations of electronic, ambient and chip-rock, while operating at flexible rates/rev-shares/free based on the scope of a project.

    View his portfolio and get in touch via his Higher Eclectic Space.
     
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    Rock The Rooftops | Caleb Cuzner


    Earlier this year we at Higher Eclectic Ground had put our musician Caleb Cuzner in touch with Bubble Head Games, who at the time were looking for a rock tune for their upcoming action music game Beats Of Fury.

    The game was recently Greenlit and we're proud to announce that Caleb's composition of 'Rock The Rooftops' is now one of 13 tracks that will make up its OST! Read our official press release titled Beats of Fury To Feature Rock The Rooftops, a Caleb Cuzner Composition for more.

    With over 900 tunes composed, Caleb Cuzner is a background music composer and sound designer creating audio for video games across a multitude of genres.He seeks to work well within your budget or lack of it; view his portfolio and get in touch by leaving a message at his Higher Eclectic Space.


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    Remnant 13 | Will Phillips


    Set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse, Lindsay Productions' upcoming TV Series of Remnant 13 will feature our video game composer Will Phillips on its soundtrack. Phillips provides us with a taste of his work on the same, with this low, eerie composition for the series' official teaser.

    With a background in film and live performances, Will Phillips creates high quality, immersive orchestral music for video games at flexible rates. Learn more on his Higher Eclectic Space and get in touch for any collaborations by leaving a note therein.​
     
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    Brujo Boss | J.M.D


    Upcoming Jump n' Run Amiga homebrew game 'The Dream of Rowan', will have players face off against a particular Wizard as one of its many boss fight. With composer Simone Bernacchia contributing to the game's OST, here's his proposed theme for the fight what he deems a Luna Park fortune-teller.

    Simone Bernacchia alias JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die is an Italian Amiga musician still highly active with the homebrew scene. His genres of work span retro combinations of electronic, ambient and chip-rock, while operating at flexible rates/rev-shares/free based on the scope of a project. View his portfolio and get in touch via his Higher Eclectic Space.

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    Alep | Sam Oz


    While recently experimenting with a newly acquired Piano, our video game musician Sam Oz stumbled upon two notes and an idea. Exactly an hour later he was done with 'Alep'; this two and a half minute composition that's truly every bit moving.

    Sam Oz is a freelance video game composer & sound designer, driven by a strong yearning for passionate emotions and ambience in his multi-genre work. Flexible in his rates, one may view more of his musical work and get in touch by leaving him a note at his Higher Eclectic Space.
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    P/G System Malfunction | Van Reeves



    Originally intended to serve as the titular track to an E.P he is working on, 'P.G System Malfunction' speaks of composer/sound designer Van Reeves' fear of malfunctioning systems.

    Even better, the track's the latest to be made available for free-use in your projects as per the Synthwave/Heavy Metal/Ambient musician's terms listed on his Higher Eclectic Space.
     
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    Fight Among Friends | Caleb Cuzner


    Here comes Fight Among Friends, a final boss-battle theme developed for Fall of The Springs by composer/sound designer Caleb Cuzner. As the musician explores its undertones of personal conflict and doomed civilisations, the track has now been made available for use in your games.

    Learn of associated terms and make your request at Caleb's Higher Eclectic Space. With over 900 tunes composed, Caleb Cuzner is a background music composer and sound designer creating audio for video games across a multitude of genres.

    He seeks to work well within your budget or lack of it; one may view his portfolio and get in touch by leaving a message at the aforementioned Space.
     
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    Factory Theme - Powder (1991) | J.M.D


    A chip-rock tune for a complex of industrial war ships. This was Simone Bernacchia's composition for the Factory stage of Powder, Verkosoft's 1998 Amiga 2D side-scrolling shoot 'em up.

    Simone Bernacchia alias JMD - Jovanotti MUST Dieis an Italian Amiga musician still highly active with the homebrew scene. His genres of work span retro combinations of electronic, ambient and chip-rock, while operating at flexible rates/rev-shares/free based on the scope of a project.

    View his portfolio and get in touch via his Higher Eclectic Space.

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    Hello - Remix | Sam Oz



    Eager to prove that Adele's vocals are adaptive to more varied instrumentals than just that of the piano, our video game composer Sam Oz decides to create his rendition of 'Hello'.

    Making use of the guitar and various orchestral set pieces, here's his original composition in tune with the original vocals.

    Affiliated to the Higher Eclectic Network, Sam Oz is a freelance video game composer & sound designer, driven by a strong yearning for passionate emotions and ambience in his multi-genre work. Flexible in his rates, one may view more of his musical work and get in touch by leaving him a note at his Higher Eclectic Space.
     
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    Tap-Rack-Bang | Van Reeves


    Tapping the magazine, operating its action & repeating fire in the event of a firearm malfunction. This manoeuvre, the Tap-Rack-Bang, arrives as the subject Van Reeves' latest booming composition.

    Now available for free-use in your games by leaving a request at his Higher Eclectic Space.

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    Project: Omega | Will Phillips


    Will Phillips makes use of a blend of orchestral and synthesizer driven instrumentation in this conceptual tune for a post-apocalyptic RTS game.

    Dark and dramatic, you're listening to Project: Omega. Explore more from the jazz/latin/funk/rock musician's portfolio at his Higher Eclectic Space.
     
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    Factory Boss Theme - Powder (1992, Unreleased) | J.M.D


    Listen to it in all its foreboding! Composed by Simone Bernacchia, this was originally meant to serve as a boss theme on 1998 Amiga game Powder.

    Players were to face off against a massive assembly robot in an industrial complex during its course, which due to time constraints, never made it into the full game.

    Simone's main theme for the Factory level did however. Missed it? Catch it on his Higher Eclectic Space.
     
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    Dark Corridors | Caleb Cuzner


    Dark Corridors is a haunting, deeply melancholic tune developed by Caleb Cuzner, for upcoming Horror RPG Lights of Memory. This being his first contribution to the game's OST, one is free to request its use in their own games as per the musician's terms listed at his Higher Eclectic Space.

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    Wutt's Waltz | Will Phillips


    As U.H Wutt, the protagonist of Oointah Games' Death By Game Show is faced by killer droids and corny puns, he's backed by the Wutt's Waltz.

    Composed by Will Phillips, the Waltz is listed number five on the game's OST, the entirety of which has been developed by the musician himself. Listen to more or get it on Steam via his Higher Eclectic Space.

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    In The Moon | Sam Oz


    Video Game composer/sound designer Sam Oz's first experimentation with the Dubstep genre is a melange of electronic waves & traditional instrumentation.

    Starting out as a classical piece until the beat drops, this is In The Moon. Listen to more of his original work only on his Higher Eclectic Space.
     
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    The Death of Version One | Van Reeves


    This is The Death of Version One.

    An audio expression of composer Van Reeves' attempts to break from his usual flavor of music, along with that of his strong disdain for stagnation.

    Set to be featured on the artist's upcoming E.P., the track is also available for free-use in your games. While you may make your request for the audio file here, feel free to browse through associated usage terms at the musician's Higher Eclectic Space.

    A self-taught, underground electronic musician out of Manila, Phillipines, Van Reeves combines Synthwave, Heavy Metal, Cinematic & Ambient notes to create intense musical compositions and sounds for video games.

    One may choose to collaborate with him on their projects, or make use of his existing library of musical work. Learn more at the aforementioned Space!
     
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    Ruins Boss Theme - Powder (1993 Unreleased) | J.M.D


    The Ruins level (Level Three) of Verkosoft's 1998 Amiga game Powder was to originally unfold in two phases. Players would have to first dodge falling debris from a mined ceiling, before battling a mole-like robot that would suddenly crop out of the junk.

    The boss ended up being scrapped due to time constraints. Regardless, here's what composer Simone Bernacchia's theme for the Boss fight would have sounded like back then. More on his Space.

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    Bomber Blues | Will Phillips



    The final track on the OST of Oointah Games' Death By Gameshow is every bit blues-y, with just the right dash of New Orleans.

    'Bomber Blues' is the work of our Louisville, Kentucky based musician Will Phillips, who put together the entirety of the game's soundtrack ahead of its release earlier this year. Listen to the rest of his work or get the album on Steam via his Higher Eclectic Space.

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    Emanating Darkness | Caleb Cuzner

    Caleb Cuzner makes available Emanating Darkness, an ominously ambient loop created for upcoming horror game Lights of Memory, for use in your games.

    Feel free to leave your request in the comments below. For all associated terms of usage, visit his Space.


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    In The Ocean | Sam Oz



    Playing and experimenting with a virtual Belarus piano, composer/sound designer Sam Oz has devised this tune of In The Ocean. Although fully and quickly conceived out of contemplation, the musician admits to being much more comfortable with a real instrument.

    Come listen to more from his assortment of original and video game work at his Higher Eclectic Space.
     
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    Kirkhopin' | Will Phillips


    A playful melody composed by Will Phillips, as part of a demo sent in to the developers of an upcoming project.

    Called Kirkhopin', it not only bases its style in the works of British composer Grant Kirkhope, but has also led to a successful partnership between the developers and Phillips. An official announcement is expected to be made by Spring 2017. Till then, listen to more of Will's work via his portfolio on his Space.


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    Power Space Level Theme | J.M.D


    While the Space Level from 1998 Amiga side-scroller Powder might have been canned at the last minute, composer Simone Bernacchia lends a listen to what his theme for the Level was to sound like.

    The shoot 'em up was Bernacchia first commercial video game music project, with him having shared up to seven compositions from its OST already! Jump in and explore all of them on his Higher Eclectic Space.



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    Abadon's City/Day | Mr. Reeves


    The soundtrack to Ummagumma Games' upcoming 2D co-op roguelite is being developed by our composer Mr.Reeves! With the above tune being the theme backing the daytime variation of the game, come take a look at his work on the game's title theme & more so far.

    This is the second collaboration Higher Eclectic Ground has helped effect for Reeves, having previously enabled his contributions to the OST of Rainbite Games' Slick: Ruff Justice.
     
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    For The Brave | Sam Oz


    Out of his residence in Winterthur, Switzerland, our musician Sam Oz is experimenting with Epically themed music over the holidays!

    Titled 'For The Brave' and suited for RPG use, this is the first true demonstration of his capabilities within the genre. More on his Space.
     
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    Higher Eclectic Ground Welcomes Alfredo Sirica To Its Network of Audio Talent!
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    Porches and Private Eyes | Alfredo Sirica




    We're finally glad to announce and have the talent of Alfredo Sirica join us as part of the Higher Eclectic Network!

    With three years of expertise in the composition of orchestral & synthesized classical music, Alfredo will now be seen offering his talents towards the development of independent games via Higher Eclectic Ground.

    In commemoration, we take a look at his three-year professional career thus far; one that has included several short-films, the point n' click tale of Demetrios & since recently, a full-feature film called Porches and Private Eyes. Grab our official announcement here!

    A listing has now been created for him in the OP as well.
     
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    The Higher Eclectic Forums - Now Open

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    We're back!

    And we're commencing a new year of operations by finally announcing and opening the Higher Eclectic Forums.

    Our members & associates have spent the past few weeks of January testing the place, getting themselves acquainted with its machinery and setting themselves up. Created primarily to facilitate interaction between them, potential clients, followers and the press, the Forums also serve to provide independent game development talent not particularly affiliated to us with room to promote their own creativity.

    If you -- the Musician and/or Sound Designer that you are -- haven't done so yourself, please do come in and set up threads around your work, promote your creative portfolios of game audio work and interact with others'.

    The forums also provide developers looking to fill positions on their teams/projects, with a more organised means to get in touch with Higher Eclectic Ground's affiliated freelance talent -- all of which is clearly outlined in our official announcement. Note that the OP of this thread has also been amended to reflect the existence of our Forums (see Getting In Touch With A Musician/Audio Artist).

    Normal flow of work should resume over the course of this week, so do stay tuned for updates to this thread. Thank you for your patience, continued support and we hope to see you all online. Here's wishing every one the very best of creativity for 2017.


     
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    And with that, here's the latest from what our musicians have been up to over the past week!

    Caleb Cuzner | Darkness Around The Corner/Facing Darkness


    Composed by Caleb Cuzner, 'Darkness Around The Corner' & 'Facing The Darkness' are two individual horror loops from upcoming horror RPG, Lights of Memory.

    With one meant to transition into the other during an in-game boss fight, each of the tracks are also available for use in your own games.
    Learn more of associated usage terms and leave your request at Caleb's Higher Eclectic Space. Feedback, job or commission requests, may additionally be left on his sub-forum.


    Will Phillips | Dagger Kiss: Blood of The Stars (Promo)


    With Will Phillips scoring the second season of web series Dagger Kiss, the musician previews the following orchestral piece from his ongoing work.

    Titled By Moonlight, the track is a highlight of the tenderness yet underlying sadness that greets two reunited lovers. Delve deeper into Will's musical work and listen to the rest of his portfolio via his Space. Feedback and job/commission requests are welcome; please be sure to leave them on Will Phillips' Sub-Forum.


    Alfredo Sirica | Odyssey


    Orchestral musician Alfredo Sirica speaks of the adventure and emotional turmoil of a voyage in his latest composition, 'Synopsis of an Odyssey.'

    Created for The Young Socratics' upcoming puzzle adventure Odyssey- The Next Generation Science Game, the track's significance is illustrated in the game's recent Steam Early Access trailer. Catch Alfredo speak more of his ongoing work on the game's soundtrack on his Space; Be sure to leave word and any other job/commission requests you might have on the musician's Sub-Forum.


    Van Reeves | Space Marines


    Giving the archetype war-fighter of science fiction a tune of vigour. Van Reeves' latest synth-wave composition, The Space Marine, has been made available for free use in your games.

    Find associated usage terms and leave your requests/feedback at the musician's Space. Additional feedback may also be left on the musician's Sub-Forum.


    Sam Oz | A Long Journey Begins


    The tune of 'A Long Journey Begins' sees Sam Oz experimenting with the RPG genre of music yet again. Making use of the piano, violin and cello, the musician explains how the track came to be while on holiday at his in-laws' home in China. Although currently unavailable to requests, one may choose to leave any feedback on his Sub-Forum.


    JMD | HOMM II

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    1996 turn based strategy adventure, Heroes of Might and Magic II is currently being ported to the Amiga console by members of the EAB (English Amiga Board). Among which is our freelance retro musician JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die, who happens to be tasked with porting the entire original soundtrack for the same.

    He can now be seen documenting his progress on our Forums, having already shared a preview of the game's Grassland Theme port so far. Come have a listen.


    Don't forget to set up threads for your own audio portfolios/work on The Higher Eclectic Forums!

     
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    Step into a world of 80's themed, scrolling-shooter action with this in-game composition from Bridge Strike -- Project R3D's Amiga homebrew homage to Activision's River Raid.

    Composed by our freelance retro musician JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die, the tune is but one piece of a soundtrack that derives heavy inspiration from the likes of Top Gun. Listen to more from the game's album and the musician's portfolio on his Higher Eclectic Space.

    L.A based JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die is a freelance musician affiliated to Higher Eclectic Ground, proficient in the creation of retro chip-rock, chiptune, electronic and ambient music. With his rates varying from negotiable to free depending on the scope of a project, one may choose to interact with him/discuss job requests at his Higher Eclectic Sub-Forum.
     
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    Ninja Cube's Theme | Caleb Cuzner



    Music composed as the titular and main menu theme of Ninja Cube, an upcoming retro/modern platformed tale of a cube-shaped ninja.

    Created by Higher Eclectic Ground freelance musician/sound designer Caleb Cuzner, the tune is but one from the game's 17 track OST he's currently contributing to. He's also made it available for use in your games, although this usage is governed by the terms listed on his Higher Eclectic Space.

    Do be sure to give them a gander and if all sits well with you, please feel free to reach out to Caleb directly by leaving your request here. Feedback, job/commission requests or requests for older tracks are also welcome, and may be left at the same place.

    Affiliated to the Higher Eclectic Network, Caleb Cuzner is a freelance background music composer with a history of more than 900 compositions written for games since 2007. With him proficient in a multitude of genres, one may view more of his portfolio & rates, use his existing creations or make specific job/commission requests at the aforementioned Space or by leaving us a note on this thread.
     

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