Nitheren

by Zweihänder

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js225 R.I.P Tek Syndicate. May you live on forever in the cloud. With your amazing tech videos, great 8 bit music and your random madness. Favorite track: Satan's Shiny Shoes.
Rafał Będźkowski
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Rafał Będźkowski Gamers are a peculiar bunch. We are often split when it comes to storylines, gameplay made too easy or too difficult, balancing and monetisation.

But one thing most of us agree on is the fact gaming music has become an art in itself. Thanks to the advent of 8- and 16-bit music, we may now sink into some fantasy world without even touching the pad or a mouse/keyboard combo, and just wander through caves and forests filled with chiptunes and easily recognisable themes.
Khoi Tran
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Khoi Tran Watched your utube video about flac n 320kbps mp3, heard the weird background music, fell in love with it immediately. amazing work. thanks !
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about

The first album was mainly an experiment with the software and the sounds. This album is where the story truly begins. I won't give away everything (in case we make a game or music video or something), but I will lay some groundwork:

The hero seeks to slay the devil. He associates most of the evil in the world with Satan. He and his reluctant associate, the Sleuth, find themselves in some sort of netherworld where they encounter all sorts of interesting characters, conundrums, and traps. Each song is a different chapter in their journey. Some songs represent a new character, some an obstacle, and some a leg of the journey.

This album took a little longer than expected to create. It can be difficult to balance work and creative time. I would end up creating in bursts after forcing myself to take a break from the regular work. Most of the songs were made in one or two days while My Teeth was created in just a few hours. Metasleuth and Snakes Everywhere were slow going. I started them both at about the same time and hopped back and forth. Then came the move. After everything was said and done those two songs were worked on using three different computers. My Teeth, The Gaze of Raccoons, Satan's Shiny Shoes, Catacombs, and Entry to Höllental Depths were all totally created using the Honey Badger while staying at Pistol's house. We were only in town for a week, but all of those songs were completed by the time we left. If we could have stayed a month I might have 20 more songs. Our new forest office is more conducive to creative work, so the third album should take less time than this one did.

Chris Bonnell (www.ctbonnell.com) is responsible for the artwork. He also helped with the story. Pistol and Qain helped a great deal with the story as well. Pistol is totally responsible for Snakes Everywhere. The song was going nowhere until she outlined a story for it. Perhaps we will soon do something with this story.

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released October 31, 2013

Artwork: www.ctbonnell.com
Qain, Pistol, and Chris all helped with the story.
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