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A Dream of Wilder Places

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The full album is on sale at Amazon and iTunes, and you can purchase the game from the developer's website. I hope you've enjoyed listening! If you'd like to support a starving artist, please consider buying the album and/or game!

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This song is the forest theme for the indy action-RPG Alcarys Complex. Inspired by classic aRPGs like Secret of Mana, Alcarys Complex sought to break established tropes in the genre and reinvent the RPG gaming experience. The game has a heavy focus on narrative and socialization instead of combat, while its graphics and feel stay true to its 16-bit roots.

The game's creators chose to make their soundtrack entirely folk music, because that genre is virtually nonexistent in game soundtracks. So, this song uses delicate, folky instrumentation to describe the beautiful forested valleys of the game world. It is meant to sound truly euphoric, as though the listener is being spirited away into a fantasy world full of wonder and beauty. It features live guitar, recorder, mandolin, and harmonica. The few synth instruments that are present are from various East/West libraries. This song is also an homage to the classic Secret of Mana track, "The Boy Aims for Wild Fields." (http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=DFKoFzNfQdA)

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A very lovely work of art. I very much love it. Good choice of woodwinds. It fits the piece very nicely. I also like the use of the harmonica in some parts. Be careful though with those high notes on strings, they get scratchy...

overall nice work! :)



This wounderful piece ot Art took me aways, indeed to far places.



Best song ive heard in newgrounds, it really makes you feel the title. you're big man. :)



It's just beatiful.



Outstanding! I can see the influence of RPG games in this piece. Very relaxing as well.


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