A year and a half ago, I wrote the soundtrack for a video game called Void War. It was a small production, but seems to live forever in some ways. Didn't pay much, but as part of my contract, I asked for and received permission to post the full soundtrack to the Internet for public use a year after the release of the game.
Proving yet again that good music is never finished, just abandoned...
So here are the songs. All of them are designed for release with a game that had a very limited size, so they're between 2-3 minutes long. I'm also listing them in the order they were (mostly) written, so you can hear the theme develop from beginning to end. I consider Bereft to be the best tune on this collection.
All tunes were originally Ogg Vorbis format; Ogg provides smaller file sizes and higher quality than MP3. Unfortunately, due to previous complaints on this board about the goofy format (unreadable in Windows Media Player), I've gone to MP3. Enjoy the lower quality :)
Each song in this collection has an inspiration from "Das Wohltempierte Klavier" (The Evenly-Tuned, or Well-Tempered, keyboard), Vol 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach. I managed to include a little Tocatta, too... The inspiration is often buried, and if you're not familiar with the collection it will be very difficult to pick out in some cases.
I apologize that, even at high-quality, the songs have kind of a tinny midrange. This is due to the target format I was shooting for in the distribution: a 16KHz, 16kbps .ogg file. It had very limited range, so I emphasized frequencies which sounded good in that range. They made the "high-quality" recordings sound a bit off, though, and I don't want to spend hours re-mixing and re-mastering these from the start again.
Hope you enjoy. Not exactly music everybody's gonna want to listen to in their cars, but I felt like I needed to archive it somewhere!
Rights regarding these pieces: All songs but "Blood Bash" Copyright© 2004 Matthew P. Barnson. All rights reserved. Duplication in whole or in part for any purpose is allowed, but attribution of authorship in ID3 tags or other prominent method must be retained. "Blood Bash" is jointly Copyright© 2005 Matthew P. Barnson and Justin Timpane. All rights reserved. For the love of everything holy, don't reproduce Blood Bash willy-nilly, you could put an eye out.