Countdown (not that one)

posted in 90MC032 on Aug 31, 2021

With apologies to most of the string players, who had the thrilling task of playing a single note for the entire piece.

And apologies to the listeners for the way I got bored and gave up halfway through.

Floating Bits

posted in 90MC031 on Aug 24, 2021

I'm away from my usual setup again, so I had to improvise. I started by writing some musical ideas in MuseScore (which I wish I could say I got on with...), then exported each part separately and brought them into REAPER for arranging and post-processing. I then topped it off with some drum samples, courtesy of Zoe Blade.

The Legend of Airborne Whales

posted in 90MC030 on Aug 17, 2021

I've been on something of a 2A03 kick recently, so here's something straight out of an NES action-adventure game! You can probably tell that I hit a bit of a brick wall at the 30-second mark, and decided to switch tracks. Just pretend that's the bit where a dogfight breaks out between the two whales.


posted in 90MC029 on Aug 10, 2021

Not much more than an experiment with some chords. Also I totally didn't run out of time. (Heh. "Run.")

Theme of the Raider

posted in 90MC028 on Aug 03, 2021

I've heard this theme so many times over the years that I was able to write it from memory. Unfortunately, it's quite difficult to write music while you're also watching someone stream your game, so hopefully this doesn't have any janky chords in it...

Above the Horizon

posted in 90MC027 on Jul 27, 2021

Definitely bit off more than I could chew in 90 minutes here! It's a spin on the main theme in Call of the Horizon, a piece I wrote donkeys years ago.

Attempted Nutshell

posted in 90MC025 on Jul 13, 2021

My initial attempt at this sounded like a 12-year old's bassoon recital, so I scrapped it and tried to make something that sounded a bit like a Kurzgesagt soundtrack. That didn't exactly work either, but here's the less rubbish of the two attempts.


posted in 90MC024 on Jul 06, 2021

Listen really carefully and you might hear something underneath all of this: a repeating pattern of C5-C6-C5-C6-C#5-C#6-C#5-C#6. That's right, it's the drowning theme from Sonic!

A Fallen Angel at the Bar

posted in 90MC022 on Jun 22, 2021

This one was quite fun to write. I reused a motif from a piece I wrote a long time ago called Cadentes Angeli. That one was quite grim and serious, so putting this spin on it was really exciting.

Also, piano solos are hard!

Requiem for Doughnuts

posted in 90MC019 on Jun 01, 2021

Okay, bear with me on this. If a doughnut has a hole in the middle, that makes it look like an O, right? Well, I decided that was all the justification I needed to write a choral piece with all the parts singing to "ooo". If only my virtual choir had got the memo.

By the way, I accidentally ripped off Pachelbel's Canon a bit at one point, but I don't think anyone will notice if I don't point it out.

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