Independent Music & Audio Talent | The Higher Eclectic Ground Thread

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    For Honor | Sam Oz


    'I like this track, simply because it started from nothing. I had absolutely no idea of the direction it will take.'

    'For Honor' is freelance musician Sam Oz's third experiment with the Epically-themed/RPG genre of music. Random in creation, the artist explains how the tune grew from but a few random samples of the violin, brass and vocals on his Higher Eclectic Space.

    Note that Sam continues to remain unavailable till at least the end of February on account of being on holiday. Even so, you may choose to explore his work in greater depth or leave him any potential job/commission requests/feedback you may have on his Sub-Forum.



    Protocol 66 | Van Reeves


    With special regard to the notorious Order 66, Protocol 66 is REEVE's latest composition to be made available for free use in your games. He writes -- 'I made this record like it's shrouded with the cold atmosphere of Doom. A bit of grit infused into a tech-thriller.'

    Request the track's usage, interact with the musician/sound designer or browse through his library of musical work here. Feedback, job and other specific track requests are certainly welcome, and may be left on Van's Sub-Forum.



    Pillar of Strength | Will Phillips


    'Pillar of Strength', the character theme for fantasy web-series Dagger Kiss's protagonist Katia, has been orchestrated by our musician Will Phillips Music.

    Currently working on the complete soundtrack for the series' upcoming second season, the Louisville, Kentucky based freelancer explains how the track clearly articulates Katia's qualities of strength & fearlessness. Read more on the same, listen to Phillips' portfolio of video game music or get in touch with your own job/commission requests via his Space/Sub-Forum.
     
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    Drivin' In Da Rain | J.M.D


    A snazzy retro tune, created to capture the brooding essence of a rainy day with a beat!

    Composed using an Amiga 500 version of ProTracker in the year of 1994, this is Drivin' In Da Rain, picked from the archives of our freelance retro audio maestro JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die. Like it? Let him know by leaving a note, along with any music requests you might have, at his Sub-Forum.

    For the rest of his portfolio, professional details and modus operandi, do visit his Space.

    Art -- Rolly Rocket by the extremely talented Valenberg.
     
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    Start The Adventure | Caleb Cuzner


    This mysteriously themed audio loop, titled 'Start The Adventure', has been made available for use in your games, demo reels & other projects by its composer Caleb Cuzner. You may view associated terms of usage or listen to the rest of the musician/sound designer's library of work at his Space.

    Requests for the track or any other work from Caleb's library, along with any job proposals you may have, are welcomed at his Sub-Forum. Alternatively, you may simply choose to leave a note in the comments below.
     
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    In The Moon For Love | Sam Oz


    For well over a year, composer/sound designer Sam Oz hesitated to record 'In The Moon For Love' for fear of it lacking in emotional depth. This was unitl recently of course, when the French freelancer decided to revisit the track with a set of violin samples and brass to take it to another musical dimension.

    Like the final result? Let Sam and us know what you think at his Sub-Forum. Affiliated to Higher Eclectic Ground, Sam Oz uses a plethora of virtual and traditional instruments to created sounds & music for games across various genres. Although currently unavailable to requests, one may choose to view his portfolio of work at any time, here.
     
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    Mobile Suit, Anti-Sheeple | Van Reeves



    'A machine designated to stand against the stream', is all REEVE has to offer in explanation of this latest audio composition of his. Even so, titled Mobile Suit, Anti-Sheeple, the track is now available as a free download for use in your games.

    You may learn of associated terms of usage at Reeves' Space, while all track requests, feedback and job requests are welcomed at his sub-forum.
     
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    Alter Ego | Will Phillips


    This Will Phillips Music composition of 'Alter Ego' attempts to bring evil vibes and dark imagery to the OST of Dagger Kiss' upcoming second season.

    Without revealing too much, the musician lays out the various nuances of its haunting melody; this of course, being his third audio piece for the web series. Learn more of the same and more of Phillips' portfolio of work, an orchestral musician looking to contribute to your games, here at his Higher Eclectic Space.

    Feedback on the track or any other job/commission requests you have meanwhile, may be left within this thread or on Phillips' own Eclectic Sub-Forum.
     
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    The Trial | Alfredo Sirica


    The Trial, a classical tune of violins & violas by orchestral composer Alfredo Sirica, describes a court room atmosphere of humour and competitive tension.

    It plays during the course of Running Wild Films' 2016 comedic murder-mystery film Porches and Private Eyes, to which Sirica has contributed to in the form of a 15-track original score. Listen to the entire soundtrack, more of Sirica's portfolio and learn of his freelance music services for games at his Space.

    For feedback and job/commission requests meanwhile, please feel free to reach out via his sub-forum.
     
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    H.O.M.M II Snowy Plains Remake | J.M.D



    Since 2014, retro musician JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die has been working on an Amiga port of classic turn-based strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic II. With only a YouTube playlist for inspiration, his task has been that of remaking each of the original score's 20 tracks in .MOD format from scratch.

    As he chronicles his progress on our Forums then, here's a look at the completed remake of the game's Snowy Plains theme. More on its creative process & his journey so far, here.
     
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    Rainy Forest | Caleb Cuzner


    Rainy Forest, a Caleb Cuzner tune created for the forest level of upcoming platformer Ninja Cube, is now available for use in your games. Requests for the track may be left in the comments here or on the musician/sound designer's sub-forum on Higher Eclectic Ground.

    Associated terms of usage, as always, can be found at his Space. Additionally after a short hiatus, Caleb's library is now back online on his website.

    Besides taking on original music commissions, the artist also maintains a library of past creations that may be requested for use in your own games. Of course, this usage is governed by the terms listed at his aforementioned Space at all times; should you choose to make use of any of the work from his library, the ideal way to reach out would be by leaving word here or on his sub-forum.
     
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    After The Rest | Sam Oz


    For several years, the tune of 'After The Rest' lingered on composer Sam Oz's mind as a concept he just couldn't make a satisfactory recording of.

    When he did decide to commit himself to it seriously however, he'd end up playing with numerous samples, instruments and nearly breaking his computer to come up with the version heard here. He still thinks he can do better though, hoping to revisit the track for a game perhaps. What do you think? Feel free to let him know on his sub-forum.

    Sam is also back from his holiday and has resumed accepting job/commission requests. The best way to reach out with your own would be via the same sub-forum (or by leaving a note here), while a portfolio of his work and other professional details may be viewed at his Space.

    Also, in news that's completely unrelated yet worth conveying to all our followers/prior clients here at the IndieGamer forums, to celebrate the launch of pointfiveteam.eu, Higher Eclectic Ground affiliated developers Pointfive Team are giving away seven PC/Android copies of their 2016 indie puzzle, RAM BOE. Valid 1st-8th March, 2017, the rules are simple and accessible to all with only a few hours to go on the clock. You're invited, get in!

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    Bread Puppies/Nomasaurus Rex Medley | Will Phillips


    Need your feet tapping this Friday? Here's a compilation of tunes from two of Bake450's hit mobile games, Bread Puppies and Nomasaurus Rex. Composed and compiled by Will Phillips Music, the Louisville, Kentucky based orchestral composer has contributed to both games in the form of original soundtracks.

    Which tune's your favourite? Both games are also available for purchase on the App store, more on information on which can be found on Phillips' portfolio here. For feedback, discussions and/or job requests pertinent to the musician, feel free to visit his sub-forum.
     
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    The Journey Begins | Alfredo Sirica


    Although created for the opening scene of The Young Socratics' scientific puzzle adventure Odyssey- The Next Generation Science Game, The Journey Begins was eventually replaced by a much subtler tune.Even so, its composer Alfredo Sirica cites the track's sense of adventure as one that holds a special place in his heart.

    Does it leave as much of an impact on you? Discuss on the classical musician's sub-forum.
     
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    No Chill | Van Reeves


    'A heavy & driven track, distorted with and punctured by synths. As always, with Cyberpunk sensibilities.' Our synthwave musician Van Reeves' latest audio piece has absolutely No Chill; and yet it's now available for free-use in your games. Learn of associated usage terms at his Space.

    To request usage of the track, simply leave a note here on on Reeves' sub-forum. Remember that besides creating royalty-free music for games, Van Reeves is also looking to contribute to your projects in the form of original scores; feel free to reach out with any job requests!

    Also, a massive shout-out to Andrew Statkevych for letting us use his super-rad combat aircraft animation.
     
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    Bridge Strike In-Game Music 2 | J.M.D


    An in-game tune for Project R3D's Amiga homebrew game, Bridge Strike, that pays homage to Atari's 1982 side-scroller River Raid. Composed by freelance retro musician/sound designer JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die, the track draws inspiration from the likes of Top Gun, as does the rest of his original score for the game.

    Listen to more on his Higher Eclectic portfolio, while freely interacting with him for job/commission requests and feedback on his sub-forum.
     
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    The Woodmaster | Caleb Cuzner


    Music created for the Forest Level boss fight of Ninja Cube, an upcoming retro/modern platformer. Courtesy of its composer Caleb Cuzner and titled 'The Woodmaster', the track is now available for use in your games.

    In the case of non-commercial games/projects, this usage is governed by a Creative Commons Attribution [CC-BY] license along with the following terms --

    • Do not upload Cuzner‚Äôs music to any music sharing websites without his permission.
    • Do not use his music in any production that contains adult content, excessive gore, or excessive language.


    This doesn't mean that the track is not available for use in commercial game projects, however; payment for the track will have to be negotiated with the musician, with your budget and other requirements (exclusivity etc.) being taken into consideration at all times.

    The best way to request The Woodmaster's usage then would be to leave word within this thread, or by creating a request on his sub-forum at Higher Eclectic Ground.
     
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    In The Stars | Sam Oz


    You're listening to Part One of 'In The Stars'; a two-part musical piece constructed by Sam Oz, as his first experiment with Synthwave. Besides hoping that the track shows off his talent in the genre, the video game musician states that it also reminds him of music he grew up on as a child.

    Are you a Synth-fan? What do you think of this track? Let Sam know or reach out to him with your own music requests via his sub-forum.. For an in-depth look at his services and background, please visit his Space. Also, shout-out to beeple for letting us use his art.


    Bit #8 | Will Phillips


    Written by Will Phillips on request for an 8 bit/16 bit tune, 'Bit #8' is the opening theme for the Learn to Adult Podcast. The musician draws heavy inspiration from the fast-paced racing/fighting games of yesteryear, adding modern sounds for added effect.

    What do you think? Primarily an Orchestral composer, Will is also actively looking to contribute to your games. Learn more at his Space.
     
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    Lumberjack Reloaded Title Theme | JMD


    Interpreting Monty Python's classic Lumberjack Song, our retro musician JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die renders the title theme for Amiga OCS/ECS game Lumberjack Reloaded. A Timberman port by COBE, Project R3D and Lemming880, the game has players cut down a tree as fast as they can while avoiding the branches above.

    Note that JMD is actively looking to contribute retro chip-rock, electronic and ambient music to your games. Reach out to us via the comments below.
     
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    Jazzy Paris | Alfredo Sirica


    Jazzy Paris is a goofy, comedic, almost mysterious tune by classical maestro Alfredo Sirica, that hails from the OST of Cowcat's 2016 quirky adventure Demetrios. Nostalgic, the musician recalls how he was asked to capture the game's spirit exactly a year ago.

    Now also on the look-out for new game projects to commit to.
     
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    Impractical Son | Van Reeves


    Van Reeves forays into the ambient this week with Impractical Son; grand, spacey, subtle, sombre all-in-one. Drawing inspiration from space exploration, the track is available for use in your games as per the terms listed here.

    Simply leave us a comment below and we'll send the audio file your way. Note that Reeves is also looking to develop original music for your games; more on his Higher Eclectic Space.
     
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    Flaming Volcano | Caleb Cuzner


    Originally created for the Volcano level of upcoming retro/modern platformer, Ninja Cube; this audio loop of Flaming Volcano has now been made available for use in your games by its composer, Caleb Cuzner.

    Simply leave us your request below after consulting associated terms of usage. Of course, besides maintaining a library of music for commercial/non-commercial games, Caleb is actively looking for new game projects to create original scores for. More information may be found in the URL hyperlinked to his name above.
     

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