Yesterday was a busy day for me, and this week is probably going to be the busiest week I’ve had in a long time. The end of March is pretty significantly huge for me as I am releasing Songs for the Cure ’11 on March 29th and Poolside’s debut album Children of the Summer is coming out on April 1st. Tie that in with a lot of composing for the RAVENMARK: Scourge of Estellion, and you’ve got yourself a bit of a music marathon. However, what better way to prepare for this ensuing madness than to release a huge compilation of music that almost got lost to the internet – except now it’s in much better quality!
The Spirit Engine 2: Premonitions compilation was put together and released each month before the release of the game in December 2008 and is comprised of music that I wrote between the release of The Spirit Engine 1 and The Spirit Engine 2 for the second game. About a year before that, however, the decision was made to switch from tracked modules (which is what all of TSE2: Premonitions is) to streaming audio, as is heard in the original soundtrack. A lot of the music was rearranged or “upconverted” by means of orchestrating or, in some cases, sampling through the modules through Renoise.
The music is obviously a little outdated, for sure, especially in terms of arrangement and technicality; I put together the Bonesaw soundtrack AFTER these and even many of the tracks on Stories vol. 1 were composed after them – but I felt that the simple nature of many of the tunes along with a sense of nostalgia that I retain for tracked music was important enough that it demanded visibility. So, while I don’t expect everyone to jump on their seats screaming “OMG I WANT THAT,” I imagine listening to them can be a nice departure from reality – especially at the office or on a long car trip. Total length: ~2 hours.
Thanks for listening!