This week’s cue is another faction theme from the game Hex: Shards of Fate. This music is for the nefarious Vennen, an orc-spider hybrid race that’s an all-male religious cult to boot. I felt the music needed to be somewhat disquieting and have vaguely mystical overtones, and chose the bass viol (sometimes known as by its more glamorous name, the viola de gamba) as the principal melodic voice. Cymbal scrapes, high violin clusters, and low woodwind trills contribute to the spidery- and/or cult-y mood.
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