November 2021
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Cue of the Week: “Laid-Back Loot Grab”

This week’s selection is another cue from Tales of the Dread-Naught Kid, a bouncy tropical accompaniment for a loot collection phase of the game. The game’s pirate-y essence is well-represented by the bandoneon, an instrument similar to an accordion.

In other news, I’m bristling with excitement about an impending game soundtrack release. I’m just waiting for it to appear on all the major streaming platforms before tooting the proverbial horn. Watch this space for more info!

October 2021
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Cue of the Week: “Light Inside”

This song was originally written for the end credits of the feature documentary Touché: A Blind Fencer’s Story, which I also scored. The lyrics reflect the theme of the film: maintaining inner strength and hope when the outside world feels remote.

The tune has been re-recorded and remastered for the newest album release from Natalie Nicole Gilbert, Recovery. The music has been transposed into a new key, putting Natalie’s vocals in a particularly gorgeous and expressive register. If you enjoy the tune, check out the entire album on SoundCloud, Spotify, or Apple Music.

September 2021
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“Dice Legacy” now available for PC, Nintendo Switch

I’m happy to mention that DESTINYbit’s newest game Dice Legacy is now available for PC (via Steam) and Nintendo Switch! This real-time strategy game balances resource management, exploration and tech development — all in the uniquely beautiful setting of a ringworld.

Dice Legacy won the Most Original Game award at Gamescom 2021, and it’s not hard to see why: in this game the dice are real in-game entities with jobs, abilities, and physical personas.

I had a blast writing music for this game, which combines atmospheric orchestral scoring with solo performances by Simone Vitucci (cello), Mats Wester (nyckelharpa), and Eurielle (vocals).

The soundtrack is currently available as purchasable downloadable content for the game itself. A streaming release will follow in coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details!

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