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Fantasy music for your Face…book

May 28th, 2010 Comments off

The hugely popular Facebook game: Fantasy Kingdoms

My first major musical release, as defined by myself, has just taken place! Fantasy Kingdoms is a popular new game on Facebook with over 250,000 monthly players, and I was lucky enough to be chosen to provide them with an original score. Go check out the game if you’re of the Facebook gaming persuasion: http://apps.facebook.com/fantasykingdoms/

I hope you enjoy both the game and the audio!

The track for Fantasy Kingdoms was created with a number of tools and went through approximately seven iterations (there were minor changes I’m not counting which occurred in-between revisions) before we decided it was “complete”.  It was certainly an educational and interesting experience, as this was my first Facebook game for which to compose!

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Coiled Up…

August 22nd, 2009 4 comments

New music posted!

My instrumental-only cover of Lacuna Coil’s original song “Swamped” from their album Comalies (the song is also available for download in Rock Band) has been posted to the right.  It is currently the 2nd song in the list.

Remember: I am looking for singers to mix into this track, so if you think you’ve got the chops (and a mic), record a raw track of yourself singing any of the parts (no reverb, no additional sounds) and I will mix them in and post that track here as well!  Think of this as a tribute to one of the hardest working bands in the world.

Make an MP3 of your vocals, and send them to my email address: rtoomim (at) cagames (dot) com.

Learning how to Rock

August 21st, 2009 Comments off

I decided a couple of days ago that I’d make a concerted effort at recreating a rock song. Seeing as I’ve never composed a full song in this genre on my own, it’s a substantial task.

I chose Lacuna Coil’s song “Swamped” as my subject, and I’ve nearly completed the instrumental part of it. Since I’m not a great singer, I’m not yet sure if I’ll attempt to get that part in the final mix. So, if any of you out there are singers in the Austin area (liking Lacuna Coil would help), and you feel like being part of a fun experiment you should get in touch with me!

Edit: Even if you’re NOT in the Austin area, and you like Lacuna Coil enough to record yourself singing this track, I’ll welcome the submission and attempt to include it in the recording.

Even if I am unable to get singers, I’ll be posting the version of the backing track that I’ve created sometime soon. Looking forward to your critiques!

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New audio: “On the Clock”

July 21st, 2009 Comments off

This piece is setup for a TV drama-style montage, but is originally for a puzzle game.  Thinking music, if you will.  Quite simply, it is a wandering, arpeggiated piano with a cello and the piano playing the melody, then the xylophone taking over the arpeggio when the piano passes itself the melodic line (or counter melody…however you prefer to see it).  It’s in the player to the right, and as always: comments are welcome!

New audio: “Steel Pan Bonus”

July 20th, 2009 Comments off

Not sure how I missed posting this before, but now is as good a time as any!  A bit of new-to-you work here from a game I hope to release sometime in the near future.  This short clip is all kinds of happy and Summery, with that laid back bass and beat so familiar to those who live in Trinidad and Tobago, and it’s in the player to the right.  Give a listen and enjoy!

New audio: “…and Found” – Inspired by ABC’s LOST

July 16th, 2009 2 comments
ABC's "LOST"

ABC's "LOST"

There was a little contest going on in the guise of “fan appreciation” for ABC’s hit show LOST, and I found out about it last night.  Unfortunately, the contest ends tonight, but I decided to send my entry off anyway to see if they might accept it 8 hours late (next day air FTW).  Regardless, you all get to hear what I can do when pressed for time (and with a 60-second time limit…not that many of my works on the site go much longer than that).  It should be in the player to the right side of the page.  This short piece entitled “…and Found” is meant to run during a title sequence if one existed, and was inspired entirely by Michael Giacchino’s work on the show.  I hope some of his expertise rubbed off on me!  The man is a gold mine right now, so I could stand to learn from someone making as much money as he is.

I will amend an instrument list later if anyone is interested.

New audio: “The Ryokan Chase”

July 15th, 2009 2 comments
EWQL's "Play" being used with Ableton Live

Just as the title says, “The Ryokan Chase”, an easily loopable battle-music-esque short has been added to the player!  This one took approximately 3 hours to come together, and actually came out very close to what I had originally envisioned!  Hooray for my brain!

“The Ryokan Chase” is meant to portray a rough and tumble scene you’d find in a movie within which the plucky hero and his assistant are driven through a traditional Japanese inn; presumably by a group of thugs.  All you need to add are the overtly sarcastic (and intrinsically pun-riddled) quips and some sound effects!  Voila: instant blockbuster! ^_^

New audio: “The Quest”

July 3rd, 2009 4 comments
EWQL's "Play" being used with Ableton Live

Just updated the player with a new song called “The Quest”. This is my first real attempt at bringing a choir into the mix, and I’m relatively satisfied with it. It was created with the game Domain of Heroes (created by Tandem Games) in mind.  Seeing as DoH is a Web-browser game with no music, I wanted something that I thought might run well with a cut scene introduction.  Check out the game here: http://www.domainofheroes.com/, and the track is in the player to the right.

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