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
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.