GL024 Act Now!

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This is a bouncy light orchestral jazz/pop track stereotypically used for 40's and 50's advertisements. It's light, fun, and kitschy, and believe it or not, incredibly challenging to produce. I spent weeks steeping my ears in the work of Les Baxter, Heinz Kiessling, Leroy Anderson, and Laurie Johnson in order to learn the ins and outs of kitsch string arrangement/orchestration. It's pretty dense stuff for what ends up ultimately being a musical joke.

Some of the flourishes in the woodwinds might be a bit distracting depending on the context of your film/game, but they're so idiomatic I couldn't bring myself to render a version without them. If it ends up being a problem, contact me and we can work something out.

This track includes the basics. I've rendered out full versions of the track as well as split intro/loop formats, and included a stinger in case you need to edit an ending into the middle. As always, uncompressed .wav are included along with 320kbps .mp3 files.

As with all the things posted here, this is freely available for use in games and/or animation projects. It also works as a sort of demo of my style and abilities. I’m actively looking for new gigs, so if you enjoy anything here please get in touch to discuss some custom work.

I’ve provided separate intro/loop files for ease of editing. If you would like to use this free loop, please message me for attribution requirements.

GL024 Act Now! Files

GL010 A Hero Rises

Through the death and destruction, through the rubble and smoke, from the ashes of self doubt and fear, a hero rises.

I recently saw The Reward from Tales of Alethrion and was inspired to write some heroic music. I knew I wanted marching rhythms in a snare, a timpani line that would inspire a sense of reverence, and a brass choir that would climb melodically to mimic the idea of an individual “rising” to the challenge (ok ok, bad pun, but it’s actually a thing one thinks about compositionally). This piece could easily be a lot longer. The melodic and harmonic material lend themselves to endless development and variations, and I foam at the mouth thinking about adding 32nd note woodwind arpeggio rips during the return of the introductory melody. That said, I think it works nicely as a short loop as well. If you need to do something you’d really rather not (go to work, jog, etc), I’d recommend listening to heroic tracks such as this one. Whatever you do will make you feel like you’re saving your city.

As with all the things posted here, this is freely available for use in games and/or animation projects. It also works as a sort of demo of my style and abilities. I’m actively looking for new gigs, so if you like anything here please get in touch and we can discuss some custom work.

I’ve provided separate intro/loop files for ease of editing. If you would like to use this royalty free loop, please message me.

GL010 A Hero Rises Files

GL008 Cardboard Castles (Let’s Build a Fort)

I really like the way this one turned out. I’d set out to do something a little cutesy and innocent. As I was writing the initial melody, though, I started imagining a story about two best friends building a rocket ship out of cardboard and blasting off into imaginary outer space. I know the title references castles, not rockets, but alliteration makes for nicer names. Do you agree?

Initially I really wanted to establish a repeating harmonic progression and just stick with that the entire time (something that I feel works much better for this loop-type work), but once the story was set in my mind I couldn’t help but get a little dramatic. As always, it was a bit of a challenge trying to bring it back home again, but I think it works.

I’ve provided separate intro/loop files for ease of editing. If you would like to use this royalty free loop, please message me.

GL008 Cardboard Castles (Let’s Build a Fort) Files

GL003 League of Shadows 03

This is the third of three loops created for the iOS game, League of Shadows (previously known as Lord of Shadows). This was the “level loading” music.

I’ve provided separate intro/loop files for ease of editing. If you would like to use this free loop, please message me.

GL003 League of Shadows 03 Files

GL002 League of Shadows 02

This is the second of three loops created for the iOS game, League of Shadows (previously known as Lord of Shadows). This was the “battle mode”.

I’ve provided separate intro/loop files for ease of editing. If you would like to use this royalty free loop, please message me.

GL002 League of Shadows 02 Files