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Thread: New Thief-inspired music: "Mortified"

  1. #1
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass

    New Thief-inspired music: "Mortified"

    I started dabbling in writing ambient music lately, and here's my first effort. Normally I wouldn't post it here in the FM Forum if it were just normal ambient music, but ithis piece is in large part an homage to The Cradle, so I thought the folks here who don't frequent The Editor's Guild might appreciate it. It includes lots of sounds, effects and samples and isn't really intended for use by FM authors as background ambient music in their missions - I hope to write music more in line with that in the future.

    Taonside: Mortified (192k)
    Thanks to Random_Taffer and SlipTip for offering feedback as I was working on it. In case you're wondering, Taonside is the persona I chose for my dark ambient work.

    The length is 7:42 but for some reason as soon as I start playing it in WinAmp it reverts to 6:38 (the duration of the previous version). It works properly in WMP so I don't know if it's the file itself, an issue with WinAmp or something else on my system. Samples are taken from the movie The House On Haunted Hill (1999), the songs "Regression" (1999) and "The Glass Prison" (2002) by Dream Theater, and of course Thief 3.
    Death's Cold Embrace - Info and screenshots

  2. #2
    L'architecte de Rocksbourg
    Registered: Nov 2005
    Location: Narbonne, France
    Sounds great, I feel like I'm back in the cradle

  3. #3
    Registered: Aug 2006
    If you are having some winamp / wmp problems better check this.


  4. #4
    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Italy
    hghehe nice Yandros...

    actually i must create a music background for hoc2.. don't know where to begin.. since all the tools that i have are useless to what i want to do.
    I need to create a long suite.. something of similar of what you do. With protracker this is very difficult.
    what can i do ?

  5. #5
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass
    I don't know about protracker, but I used Audacity to do this one. I recommend the latest Beta and not the "stable" version.

    cattamer: Thank goodness I'm not having that problem. The total time displays correctly on this PC in WinAmp, by the way. I may just need to reboot the other PC.

  6. #6
    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: Ellerau, Germany
    Wow, this sounds really great!!!

  7. #7
    Keeper of FMs
    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: Meraux, LA
    Fantastic, Yandros!! This is so creepy. I am very impressed. I'm really at a loss for words. Hmph!

    BTW, I am using WinAmp v5.54, and the track length is 7:42.

  8. #8
    Very nice Yandros...

  9. #9
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: The Netherlands
    This is great!
    Should you build the FM around the music?

    Did you ever listened to the CD's of electric harpist Andreas Vollenweider?
    He also has some "cavesounds" with grid sounds and waterdrops falling from the ceiling of these caves .... you can really relate to a cave-kind-of-FM

    Gloria Creep
    There're angels who playThief and angels who don't ........ both go to heaven ............
    Dare to join .............

  10. #10
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Great. Now I can't get back in
    Very spooky, very atmospheric, very good! (recommend turning the lights off first ).

    Actually, I wondered if at least a couple of sections (roughly 1:06 - 1:32 & 4:38 - 5:23) could be used as ambience if looped correctly. Of course, it would need to be in a very creepy place...

    Hope you can find the time to keep doing this, Yandros

  11. #11
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    Good job, Yandros

  12. #12
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass
    I've posted it to my MySpace Music page.

    If anyone has a MySpace account and wants to send me a friend request, feel free.
    Just include your nick from TTLG so I'll know who you are!

  13. #13
    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Italy
    Hey Yandros ..i follow the line.. thanks for the idea.
    Now i have the MYspace site me too

  14. #14
    Sounds nice Yandros. Brought back some (bad) memories from The Cradle.


  15. #15
    Registered: Jun 2004
    I'm just glad I saw and listened to this this morning rather than late late during...the...gulp...night...AHHHHHAAAHAHAHH!!!!!!

    Really great...uh...spooky sound track

  16. #16
    Registered: May 2005
    Location: Full on Kevel's mom
    Very creepy, Russ!

    Great work!

    (and thanks for the add!)

  17. #17
    Registered: Apr 2005
    Location: Watching the puppets thrash.
    Very creepy. I need to play this on a larger speaker system and play it late at night.

  18. #18
    New Member
    Registered: Nov 2004
    Location: Kent


    That is abosolutly amazing. That would make great background music at a spooky halloween party or something similar!
    Really great work! More... more!
    Vines will twine to drink out the life of the manfools, and where the blood of trees is spilled the Leaf-man rises and topples the towers.

  19. #19
    Keeper of FMs
    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: Meraux, LA
    Just what I was thinking...great for a Halloween party!

  20. #20
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass
    One person has suggested there's too much stuff going on... would anyone prefer to hear a more sparse version? Or even a "naked" remix which was mostly just the background music? That would have to be shorter though since 7:42 of it would get boring.

    And thanks for the add, 'cat!

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