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PERFECT SELECTION Dale North, Vol. 1 -- Digital Liner Notes

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PERFECT SELECTION Dale North, Vol. 1 -- Digital Liner Notes

Today marks the release of a new album titled PERFECT SELECTION Dale North, Vol. 1. It’s my take on the kind of collection album that Japanese composers and game publishers release (I’ve always loved these), and it kicks off a series of albums of this type for me. In between bigger games and projects I’m doing lots of smaller ones and it occurred to me late last year that I’ve written more than 100 pieces that haven’t been released anywhere outside of these projects. Compiling them into an album has proved to be fun and I can’t wait for the next one!

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First off, the album is available everywhere: Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, Google Play, and more. Thanks in advance for your purchase or stream. It means a lot.

Given that this album is a collection of various songs from several projects I figured track-by-track liner notes would be good to give listeners some background. In writing these I realized that there are some pretty interesting stories. Honestly it took me through a bit of an emotional journey!

So here are the liner notes. I hope you enjoy them

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Majula Frontier Original Soundtrack is now available!

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The soundtrack to Majula Frontier is now available for purchase and streaming through several distributors and stores. This role-playing game score has a modern, melodic heart and covers many different styles across its 14 tracks. I’d absolutely love if you took a listen — while it’s not a big release this is some of my favorite work yet!

Buy/stream here: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Bandcamp, and Spotify.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Hardcore Gamer on my work on this soundtrack. Please check that out for more details and song samples if you’re interested.

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Wizard of Legend: Composer commentary and soundtrack liner notes

The full digital Liner Notes and Composer’s Commentary for the Wizard of Legend Original Soundtrack are right here! Click through to read them.

This commentary includes a look at the music making process for Wizard of Legend, complete with stories from the game’s development as well as visuals, music examples, and even minute notes so that you can read and listen along. In these minute notes I get into fine detail on my musical decisions, pointing to how themes tie together, or how songs might reference gameplay. I’ve also included selected samples from previous revisions and unreleased tracks for your listening pleasure.

Please enjoy!

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Wizard of Legend is out now on all platforms!

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Wizard of Legend soundtrack is out Right now!

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Wizard of Legend launches tomorrow on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC but my soundtrack is out a day early on several music platforms. Speaking of early: early reviews are still trickling out but the word seems good already! I was delighted to see that Bonus Stage called my work "an absolutely sweeping and enthralling score."

It would mean the world to me if you'd buy and listen to this soundtrack. It's available now on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, Line Music, and Tidal. And Bandcamp! It will release on additional platforms in the coming days and I'll update this post accordingly as they come up.

I wrote this soundtrack over the course of a year, working with developers Contingent99 along the way to carefully match the game's various stages and challenges. Given that the game features super fast gameplay that revolves around magic spells and combos, I wanted to mix sharp, high-tempo synthesizer work with soaring orchestral backing. It took us awhile to figure out how that would work and we definitely went back to the drawing board a couple of times. I truly hope it does this awesome game justice.

Please let me know what you think!

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