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You’ve woken up, but are you dreaming still? You feel a pull; you are being thrust toward something. What lies at the end of this cold, dark tunnel?


This is a song from the soundtrack to the independent game TIE, with art and programming by developer Tony Nowak.

This particular song is the one associated with the first day in the game, and it is the first song that the player will hear while they are in control of the character. I am publishing the songs in order, but technically I started out of order with 'daily grind' the other day - I think it is fitting nonetheless.

In the game, the player goes through the seven days of the week. They wake up, get on the bus, go to work and come back home. Each day is associated with a song that follows the progression of the internal struggle of the character as he attempts to cope with the drudgery of the daily grind.

Overall the tone of the game seems rather downhearted, but in my conceptualization of the soundtrack and the game itself I see a hopefulness to it. It is a 'leaving behind'. It builds an emotion that is characterized with an ever-present negativity and then lets that emotion die, thus enabling oneself to move on and forward into an open future.

If you would like to listen to the full soundtrack now, you can do so by going to this link:


Otherwise, I will be submitting the rest of the songs on NG throughout the next week, and you can listen to them on here. If you decide to download it, I would recommend getting the higher quality (much better sounding) version on bandcamp :)

- if you are thinking of using this anywhere else, I would ask that you please contact me first/beforehand.


Another great track from MeatAnalogue. I read your response to InfernoZN's comment, and you've taken the words right out of my brain. I was going to say that while the character in the game is going through the drudgery of repetition externally, internally it is always more complex than that as you struggle to find purpose in the everyday tasks required in this life, and I feel that is reflected in your music. Great work, looking forward to more.

MeatAnalogue responds:

Glad you like it man, thanks !

As far as an ambient track goes this is pretty sweet. I like how it gives off a particular mystical but creepy feel. I especially like how you did what most ambient artists don't and actually change up the chords and stuff half way through the song. That can really make a song go from eh to sweet, because 3 minutes of the same thing gets dull.

Keep making music dude!

MeatAnalogue responds:

Thanks I'm glad you like it! Yeah, as much as the game has a prominent theme of repetition, I didn't want the repetition in the music to get to the point where the music becomes unenjoyable. All of the songs in the soundtrack follow this basic structure of one half of the song establishing one idea, and then the next half doing something else - which is meant as a call to the character's emotional transformation.

The way I see it working in-game is that as the song goes on, the player will slowly let it sit in the background of their attention, and then when the change happens it calls to them again.

And I'll definitely keep making tunes as long as people keep listening to them :)

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3.11 / 5.00

Jun 2, 2014
11:05 AM EDT
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2.6 MB
2 min 51 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.