Alpha 9 introduced the Roman Republic into the game.
As I was looking forward to working on the Romans since I first joined the team, needless to say I was excited!
However, finding the proper sound proved to be challenging, and several options were thoroughly examined before finally deciding to go with a mandolin, an English horn and pizzicato strings.
This combination of sounds resulted in two tracks: “Juno Protect You”, and “Elysian Fields”.
Brand new early peace tracks were added for two civilizations: the Celts got “Highland Mist” with viola played by Shir-Ran Yinon, and the Iberians got “An old Warhorse goes to Pasture”, with guitar, fife and percussion played by myself.
While Shir-Ran was in the studio, we also recorded violin and viola parts for "The Road Ahead".
Not counting solo parts, about 40 separate viola channels were recorded to create the vast string section sound!
"The Road Ahead" also got a flawless flute performance from regular 0 A.D. contributor Marta Mc'Cave.
Thanks for listening, stay tuned for more 0 A.D. music!
- Omri Lahav