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December 2022
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Cue of the Week: “The Land in the Sky” (featuring Eurielle)

Every now and then I get to pen a vocal song for one of my scoring projects. When the option arose to do so for Dice Legacy‘s closing credits, I jumped on the opportunity!

The Land in the Sky is a vocal setting (a fancy term for adding voice and lyrics to existing music) of the game’s main theme. The main attraction here is a dazzling vocal performance from recording artist Eurielle, who also provided ambient vocals for some of the score’s instrumental tracks. The song’s style is reminiscent of dramatic musical theater, or contemporary art-song.

The lyrics reflect the perspective of the game’s protagonistic settlers. Since they inhabit the inside of a ring world, they literally see the land stretch upwards in the distance.

This collaboration was a rare and fulfilling artistic experience. I hope you enjoy the results!

18
November 2022
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Cue of the Week: “The Dark Entity”

Like many games, Dice Legacy builds to a confrontation with a bad guy – in this case a horizon-spanning demon that’s legitimately scary. Here’s its music.

Play this cue below, or check out the entire game soundtrack on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon MusicPandora, or YouTube!

11
November 2022
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Cue of the Week: “The Unwelcome Snowfall”

This week’s music is the final winter-themed piece from the Dice Legacy score. Here, the coldest season is evoked by echoing piano and icy string swells. These ethereal elements are counterbalanced by a moody and arching cello melody, courtesy of soloist Simone Vitucci.

Play this cue below, or check out the entire game soundtrack on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon MusicPandora, or YouTube!

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November 2022
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Cue of the Week: “Winter’s Toil”

This cue from the Dice Legacy soundtrack evokes the winter phase of the game through a melancholy folk melody. (My ancestral Russian roots may be speaking up here; the clarinet opening is definitely a nod to Tchaikovsky.) 

Play this cue below, or check out the entire game soundtrack on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon MusicPandora, or YouTube!

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October 2022
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Cue of the Week: “Frozen Fields”

This cue from the Dice Legacy soundtrack expresses icy winter through sustained strings as well as ethereal vocals. Said vocals come courtesy of recording artist Eurielle, whose fantastic voice is featured on several tracks on the album.

The sole lyric, “peregrinus”, is a Latin term for a non-resident settler, which perfectly describes the game’s protagonists. The lyric is also a nod to Prokofiev’s choral writing for Alexander Nevsky, one of my favorite film scores.

Play this cue below, or check out the entire game soundtrack on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon MusicPandora, or YouTube!

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