Composer notes: Chris Tilton

As a PC gamer I’ve spent plenty of time listening to Chris Tilton’s music but missed out on his earlier work because the games were released on the PS2 and Xbox. Black (2006) had a significant following but as a PC gamer I never played it. As an action driven FPS it was no surprise to see…

GoA: Captain’s cabin pirate ship ambience

Guild of Ambience returns with an hour-long nautical soundscape. This is what it sounds like to spend some time in the captain’s cabin of a pirate ship. Har yee!

Composer notes: Jesper Kyd

A key name on the video-game music landscape is Jesper Kyd. He created an impression on people when the Assassin’s Creed franchise exploded in the late 2000’s. As the AC brand bled into the mainstream market, the chance of hearing his music was significantly increased. “Oh yeah, that guy who did the Assassin’s soundtrack!”, I’ve…

Dinky Island ambience

The ambience extravaganza continues with a 30 minute loop of the jungle sounds of Dinky Island from Monkey Island 2 – LeChuck’s Revenge Special Edition. I’ve been having a lot of fun playing through this game again… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this series is one of the best in…

Medieval Town Ambience

Guild of Ambience presents…

You can’t do better than this, really…

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Tycho Live

I almost missed this one. I hadn’t been paying attention and was a few weeks late to the Awake party, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Tycho. I’ve described them as a “sort of an accessible, upbeat Boards of Canada” in the past, which is a fairly big call. But then I just get asked who…

hollywood magic

CSO / RMC Hollywood Magic!

The weather last Saturday proved to be a classic Canberra afternoon – perfect for a matinee at Llewellyn hall. While not everybody’s cup of tea, the music of movies proved interesting enough to pull a big crowd. The demographic was expected, with a combination of (mostly) older people and very young people. The older generation…

Sonic Mayhem: Doomsday EP

I hadn’t spotted this teaser vid/track from Sonic Mayhem a.k.a Sascha Dikiciyan. Apparently due out sometime in 2014, he’s clearly still able to respect his industrial roots!

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Beyond Absence

It’s great having a large music collection. I’ve been growing mine for years. Occasionally, not often thankfully, the collection has to be moved and or cleaned up, usually on account of my purchasing a new computer or faster haddrive. It’s now at the size where it’s difficult to manage. I haven’t made the call yet,…

Top 100

CLASSIC 100: MUSIC IN THE MOVIES

Well, ABC Classic FM has been running their equivalent of Triple J’s Hottest 100. It’s more exciting than the Hottest 100 (these days), I’d say. They’ve never pretended that this would be an exhaustive list and even a quick glance over the list of 100 presents a challenge, albeit an entertaining one. If Vangelis’ Bladerunner…

Tomorrow’s Harvest

It took quite some time. But we have it now.