I've been waiting for the perfect day to talk about this project that has been so close to me for the last few years, and I think that tonight's blood moon eclipse is the perfect evening.
When @jonathanhawkins and I began discussing the score for Eclipse: Edge of Light, we both had a huge appreciation for the ambience and ethereal emotions that neo-classical composers provided through their minimalism. It takes dedication to intricate sonic detail to create a feeling which is effective during the slow-churning space between the notes. Speaking further, we also had a fondness for shoegaze music and creating a huge sound through minimalism and tension.
A large inspiration for the world of Eclipse was Jóhann Jóhannsson’s ‘How We Left Fordlândia. I too was emotionally moved by his album ‘Fordlândia,’ and had been listening to it for years as a piece of reflection. The world of Eclipse was very mysterious and unknown, and we wanted to provide the player with a sense of peace while exploring the world, incorporating elements of uneasiness and mystery to create tension.
I primarily used recorded ambiences, analog synth, guitar soundscapes, traditional and manipulated voice, and most importantly, a heavy use traditional and manipulated cello( @j.shrad )to create the sonic backbone to this game. Much like the game flows from one act to the next seamlessly, I created custom versions of the in-game loops to flow into one another. I hope this record provides a sense of peace and reflection as you auditorily follow the story of Eclipse: Edge of Light (@whiteelkstudios ). https://tinyurl.com/EclipseSpotify
https://tinyurl.com/EclipseSoundcloud (Link in bio)
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