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

GL009 Intro to Murder

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted something. I’ve been working on a more epic track, but I’ve run into a few snags and it’s taking a little longer than expected. In lieu of that, I present a (non-loopable) piece I wrote as an intro to a film that was unfortunatelyabandoned before release. This is dark and ominous with violent undertones. Themes of murder, assassination, international treachery, double agents, and false identities all come to mind. Imagine a close up of drops of red ink falling onto a sheet of white paper, or black ties and socks neatly being placed into carry-on luggage by a faceless entity, and shoes that are just a little too well polished. Or, if we want to get creepy with it, a slow pan across disheveled carpeting and a tattered teddy bear slumped in the corner. Crikey!

This was written a number of years ago when these particular instruments were still pretty new to me. The character of some of the swells in the woodwinds is a little off-putting, though I’m not convinced many people would notice had I not just pointed it out. Let’s just pretend it was intentional and adds to the creepy factor ;) Production quagmires aside, I like how it came together as a composition.

No loop files are provided with this one as it’s not really a loop. I’ve provided a direct download in the event that I reach my max on Soundcloud, though. If you would like to use this royalty free track, please message me.

GL009 Intro to Murder Direct Download

GL001 League of Shadows 01

First post! This was the first of three loops created for an iOS game called Lord of Shadows. Later on, they change the name to League of Shadows. Like Clash of Clans, this game featured both a building mode where you would build your fortress, and a battle mode where you could go to war with other players. This was the building mode music.

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

GL001 League of Shadows 01 files