Independent Music & Audio Talent | The Higher Eclectic Ground Thread

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    In The Stars Part II | Sam Oz


    Part II of In The Stars picks up where the previous left off; illustrating Sam Oz's capabilities with the Synthwave genre. Debuted last month, In The Stars being a two-part musical trip that the composer/sound designer hoping to compose similar music for game projects.

    Missed Part I? Listen to it here. Wish to work with Sam Oz on your own game? Give us a shout below.

    Thanks Beeple for the art!
     
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    Jam On Avenue One | Will Phillips


    Inspired by 90's classic, SimTower, Droid Towers is a free-to-play Android game tasking players with building skyscrapers & keeping their tenants happy. From its OST, our orchestral maestro Will Phillips shares his composition of Jam On Avenue One that intends to keep players moving to a light-hearted groove.

    Of course, Will is also looking for new game projects to commit to. Simply leave us a comment below should you wish to collaborate.
     
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    Decelerate | Van Reeves


    This cerebral, atmospheric, tense tune of Decelerate by Van Reeves derives inspiration from RTS game Homeworld. As he explains -- 'I've attempted to pay homage to an experience that accommodates for a deliberate & methodical approach to gaming.'

    The track is now available for free-use in your games; simply leave us a comment below to get started. Need Reeves to create similar, but ORIGINAL music for your game instead? Don't hesitate to shout.
     
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    The Investigation Begins | Alfredo Sirica


    Tasked with capturing the spirit of mystery, investigation and a Southern twang all-in-one, this tune of The Investigation Begins is perhaps composer Alfredo Sirica's trickiest pieces yet.

    It was created for the original score of 2016 film, Porches and Private Eyes. Alfredo is always looking for new game projects to contribute classical/orchestral music to; leave us a comment below or reach out via team[at]highereg[dot]com to get started with your job requests.
     
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    Climby Skies Music A | J.M.D


    In-game music created for Climby Skies; an upcoming homebrew platformer in development for unexpanded Amiga consoles. Composed by Simone Bernacchia alias JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die, the track borrows inspiration from the work of LukHash, while playing over a tech-demo of the game with placeholder art.

    JMD is also looking for new retro game projects to create old-school chip-rock, electronic & ambient music for. Reach out with job requests by leaving us a comment below or at team[at]highereg[dot]com.



    Carried Away Now On Steam Greenlight; Launch Trailer Features Music By Alfredo Sirica


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    Huge Calf Studios' maiden game venture, a bridge-building physics puzzler named Carried Away, went live on Steam Greenlight last weekend. What makes it all the more special for us is that Alfredo Sirica, Higher Eclectic Ground affiliated classical musician, has put together the game's launch trailer theme.

    This is the first collaboration we've helped effect for Alfredo since his joining us in December; we go in to the details here, while also linking you to Carried Away's Steam page.
     
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    Ultimate Storm & The Thundermaster | Caleb Cuzner


    Here's even more Caleb Cuzner composed music from the Stormy Level of upcoming retro/modern platformer, Ninja Cube. While Ultimate Storm's sombre & foreboding tune is the level's main background theme, The Thundermaster is a remixed, upbeat version of the same track for the level's boss fight.


    Both tracks are available for use in your games. Comment below or e-mail us at team[at]highereg[dot]com to grab them; of course, Caleb is also looking for new game projects to create original soundtracks for. Portfolio and professional details lie here.
     
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    Missile Destroyer | Van Reeves


    Missile Destroyer, Van Reeves' latest ambient composition, takes the Halo: Combat Evolved OST and infuses it with motifs from the musician's recent work. Having recently completed Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, he describes the tune as an undercurrent of ominous intensity that attempts to fit the atmosphere of the franchise.

    This track is now also available for use in your games. Simply comment below or at team[at]highereg[dot]com to get started.

    Note: Van Reeves' terms corresponding created compositions and original work has now been amended as of May, 2017. Where previously his compositions were made available free-of-charge, his created audio pieces may now be availed of on a donations-basis with clients/developers invited to donate any amount of their choosing.

    Reeves will also continue to accept job requests for original compositions, allowing developers to compensate him for his services at a rate of their choosing as well. More information can be found under the Terms & Conditions section of his Higher Eclectic Space.
     
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    Presence of Evil | Will Phillips


    With 'Presence of Evil', Will Phillips attempts to emulate the evil, dirge-like theme of Star Wars' Emperor Palpatine. Created for the soundtrack of web series, Dagger Kiss' second season, the musician regards this to be his most menacing composition yet. Do you agree?

    Nee similar created for your games by Will? Comment below or mail us at team[at]highereg[dot]com.
     
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    Beyond Adventure | Sam Oz


    Sam Oz may not have been a fan of audio sample libraries, but his foray into jolly, orchestral sounds had his mind changed. Called Beyond Adventure and composed nearly two years ago, the track marks his first experiment with this style of music. It was also his first time putting an audio sample library to use, particularly Sonokinetic: Vivace.

    What do you think of it?
     
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    City Of The Necromancer | JMD



    Cities in classic turn-based game, Heroes of Might and Magic II, were fundamental to the game's strategic core. Used to allocate resources, fund armies, hire heroes and do business, each city level also had its own theme.

    One such city level theme was City of the Necromancer, which our musician JMD - Jovanotti MUST Die has de-made for an upcoming Amiga port of H.O.M.M. II. He walks us through the track's evolution, his creative process and experience working on the port's OST thus far.
     
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    Aqua & The Aquamaster | Caleb Cuzner


    Get a taste of Aqua, an in-game level from upcoming retro/modern platformer Ninja Cube, with its background and boss themes. Composed by musician/sound designer Caleb Cuzner, both tracks are now available for use in your games.

    Take your pick and get in touch by commenting below, or mailing us at team[at]highereg[dot]com.

     
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    Swing Away | Alfredo Sirica


    Alfredo Sirica's successful collaboration with Huge Calf Studios on their bridge-building physics puzzler, Carried Away, had resulted in him developing the game's launch trailer theme late last month.

    This week, the artist shares what was his original composition for the game's trailer. Aptly titled Swing Away, it differs from the current version is in its more prominent use of brass in the second half (0:40 onwards)-- adding much more intensity to the composition in the process.

    The current version of the launch trailer theme meanwhile may be heard for comparison in the game's trailer below.

     
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    A Tribute to From Up On Poppy Hill | Sam Oz​



    Sam Oz's tribute to 2011 film, From Up on Poppy Hill, is a composition of the piano, clarinet and cello.

    The track of course, being one of seven from the musician's ongoing tribute to Japanese animation studio, Ghibli, that is available for download via Bandcamp.

    Usage right, album details, the rest of Sam's portfolio and professional background should you choose for him to compose similar, original music for your games can be found at his Space.
     
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    Droid Death Dance | Will Phillips


    Drawing influence from the music that accompanied gear-filled factories in old cartoons, Droid Death Dance is more rhythm than melody.

    With it, orchestral composer Will Phillips attempts to emulate the workings of enemy droids on Oointah Games' Death By Game Show. Need similar latin/rock/funk/jazz infused sounds for your game? Comment below or mail us at team[at]highereg[dot]com!
     
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    0001 | Van Reeves



    Moved by the ulterior philosophies of NieR: Automata's dystopian adventure, Reeves has put together 0001. A subtle, precarious ambient composition, the artist describes its purpose as one to soothe and captivate. Part of a larger, upcoming EP, 0001 is now available for use in your games.

    As always, comment below or mail us at team[at]highereg[dot]com to begin doing so.
     
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    Bridge Strike In-Game 1 | JMD



    Here comes the last of Simone Bernacchia, alias JMD - Jovanotti MUST Dies built-in compositions for Project R3D's Amiga shooter Bridge Strike.

    Just as its predecessors, the track stands heavily inspired by the likes of Top Gun and other classics of the 1980s. Bridge Strike's development thread, more from its OST and the rest of JMD's portfolio may be found at his Space.
     
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    Secret Lab & Cutscene Themes | Caleb Cuzner


    Caleb Cuzner composed background music for the upcoming retro/modern platformer, Ninja Cube's Secret Lab level & cut-scenes. Have you listened to the rest of Caleb's 17-track original soundtrack for the game? All tunes are now available for use in your games.

    Listen to and grab them, here. Alternatively, commentbelow or mail us at team[at]highereg[dot]com to get started.


     
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    Blood and Sugar Cubes | Alfredo Sirica


    With Bullets and Sugar Cubes, music composer Alfredo Sirica sets out to capture the unlikely friendship of warring soldiers on opposite sides of the Second World War. From upcoming short film PAWNS - Short Film, the emotionally compelling piece is one of several created by Sirica for its soundtrack.

    A freelance music composer affiliated to Higher Eclectic Ground, Orvieto (TR), Italy based Alfredo Sirica utilises his expertise in the composition and orchestration of classical music to create high quality soundtracks for games and film.

    These orchestral compositions are prone to utilising a mix of traditional instruments, played or recorded live against a professional studio setting, and high-end synthesizers.Flexible in his rates and pricing, one may learn more of his professional background and portfolio here.

    To get in touch with job/commission requests, simply mail us at team[at]highereg[dot]com or comment below.
     
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    Blood and Sugar Cubes | Alfredo Sirica


    With Bullets and Sugar Cubes, music composer Alfredo Sirica sets out to capture the unlikely friendship of warring soldiers on opposite sides of the Second World War. From upcoming short film PAWNS - Short Film, the emotionally compelling piece is one of several created by Sirica for its soundtrack.

    A freelance music composer affiliated to Higher Eclectic Ground, Orvieto (TR), Italy based Alfredo Sirica utilises his expertise in the composition and orchestration of classical music to create high quality soundtracks for games and film.

    These orchestral compositions are prone to utilising a mix of traditional instruments, played or recorded live against a professional studio setting, and high-end synthesizers.Flexible in his rates and pricing, one may learn more of his professional background and portfolio here.

    To get in touch with job/commission requests, simply mail us at team[at]highereg[dot]com or comment below.
     
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    For Honor: Viking vs Knight Music Trailer | Will Phillips


    Will Phillips sets the tone for For Honor: Viking vs Knight, Forest Studios' independent live-action homage to Ubisoft's hack n' slash.

    Combining sounds of the flute, traditional harmonies and modern film-score elements, the video game composer attempts to create an epic orchestral piece reminiscent of the medieval era. Here's six minutes of the live-action short for your viewing pleasure as well.


    With a work record that spans the production of film scores, performances and various accompaniment pieces, Will Phillips is a Higher Eclectic affiliated, freelance orchestral musician looking to contribute to your game projects.

    His specialities lie in the creation of orchestral jazz/latin/rock/funk infused sounds. As always, to task him with creating similar music for your own games, simply e-mail us at team[at]highereg[dot]com.
     

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