Duet Duets – out now

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“Duet Duets” features re-interpretations of Tim Shiel’s Duet soundtrack by nine Melbourne artists including Lower Spectrum, Friendships, Aoi, Jahnne, Alligator Williams, Luke Howard, Surf Dad, Clue to Kalo and Winterpark.

Out now only on Bandcamp – download for free or pay-what-you-want:
http://timshiel.bandcamp.com/album/duet-duets

Stream the opening track, featuring Lower Spectrum, on SoundCloud:

New album / game soundtrack: Duet

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After a long wait, I’m excited to finally share with you something new – it’s called Duet OST, and it is my first album of new music in quite a while. It is also my first ever video game soundtrack.

It features my Gotye bandmate Ben Edgar on lap steel guitar, and my good friend Luke Howard on pianos both prepared and unprepared. And truly, I ask, what piano is ever really prepared for the raw power of Luke Howard?

The album is available right now on Bandcamp and iTunes. Go and get it!

Find out more about the game here: http://www.duetgame.com

Game audio: random inspirations

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recently i’ve become very interested in the idea of pursuing a role in the design and composition of music and sound for video games. what started as a simple idea about a month ago – “I wonder how hard it is to get a start in game audio” – has been followed since by many late nights since of long reads, software downloads, YouTube tutorial videos, Facebook and email chats with friendly strangers in the industry, and finally, my attendance at a full-on geeked-out gaming conference this weekend in Melbourne.

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I shook hands with a guy from Metallica

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an editor of a music website wrote to me at one point last year asking me to write a tour diary, saying “you guys should DEFINITELY be documenting all the insanity you’re currently going through, for your own future vague memories” // he was probably right. i didn’t take enough photos either.

and so here we go. before we get on to anything else, let me get this out of my system.

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