It has been ages since the last 0 A.D. music blog - three years and three days, in fact!
With the move to Los-Angeles and building a new life, it has taken me a very long time to create new content for 0 A.D.
The game's score was quite expansive, and it was self-sufficient for a while, but the time has definitely come to liven it up a bit!
Toward the end of 2017, communication began between me and a video game music label (that shall remain nameless, for now) about releasing this soundtrack.
That was a serious catalyst for me!
By January of 2018, I have gone over some of the older mixes and given them some much needed updates, as well as created several new tracks!
The Celtic Tribes got "Sunrise", an epic orchestral fantasy with Celtic harp and tin whistles.
The Roman Republic got "The Governor", a new orchestral track featuring a frame drum and mandolin.
Over 10 other tracks were remixed, thoroughly improved, and will be featured in the upcoming Alpha!
Visit the official 0 A.D. Bandcamp to check them out!
Perhaps the biggest addition to the musical world of 0 A.D. was a new song, "Tale of Warriors".
The song was written by the 0 A.D. community, composed by yours truly and performed by the incredible vocal talent - Elizabeth Zharoff.
Elizabeth sings with the Los-Angeles Opera, and has worked on many video game songs.
I was truly honored to work with her on this epic song!
I'm very thankful to Inbal-Rotem Sagiv (additional vocals), Jenni Asher (violin, viola) and Jeff Willet (drums, percussion) for their contribution to "Tale of Warriors".
As of right now, the song is not available in-game, but will be released shortly... updates coming soon!
Currently, I'm working on creating the musical identity of 0 A.D.'s newest faction, the Kushites!
As always, thank you for listening,