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How should The Cimmerian sound like? Cast your vote.

The song themes have been chosen by you all: – Dirges of the Pictish Wilderness (primal and wild). – Sorcery and Mystique (something to represent evil wizards and their magic)– The Wandering Adventurer (reflecting the solitude and resolve of Conan’s travels)– Jewels of Gwahlur (a sacred and seductive dance)– A Hymn to Crom. Now it’s […]

Shape The Cimmerian Album – Song Requests Now Open!

Hi everyone, I’m opening up song requests for my upcoming album, The Cimmerian, themed around the thrilling world of Conan. This is your chance to see your own musical ideas come to life. These requests are donation-based and a great way to get directly involved in the album’s creation. Dreaming of a track for a […]

Foundry and Moulinette updated with my lastest album

Hey Patrons! 🚀 Quick update: I’ve just added new tracks from my Galactic Chronicles album to the Foundry module. This album, inspired by classic Sci-Fi and voted for in our Sonic Adventures series, is now part of both the free and premium versions. The premium module now includes loops and variations for a richer gaming […]

Next Sonic Adventure: Out of Space and into Cimmeria

Hey everyone! So, we had a bit of a cliffhanger—Galactic Chronicles and a Conan-inspired album finished neck and neck in our latest poll. But, I’ve been itching to craft something straight out of a Robert E. Howard tale for ages now. So, I’m tipping the scales and diving into a world of swords and sorcery! […]

Crafting Sonic Adventures: The Galactic Chronicles Journey

If you’ve ever been entranced by the swelling, iconic sounds of John William’s original Star Wars trilogy, you’re not alone. I’ve long been a fan, and recently, I’ve embarked on a musical quest of my own – diving deep into the intricacies of the old scores and crafting my own sonic tapestry. Enter “Galactic Chronicles”, […]

Shepherds of Haven Volume 1 OST: The Musical Journey Awaits!

Hey everyone! I’ve got some news. The Shepherds of Haven Volume 1 OST is officially released! This has been a passion project, an attempt to capture the essence, emotions, and stories of Lena Nguyen’s brilliant video game, “Shepherds of Haven.” Dive Deep into the Soundscape This album is an orchestral whirlwind, echoing the vibes of […]

The Soundtrack Journey for Shepherds of Haven by Lena Nguyen

Hey everyone, Ivan here! I’m incredibly excited to share that this month, I’m putting my heart and soul into finishing the soundtrack for a phenomenal game called “Shepherds of Haven,” created by the incredibly talented Lena Nguyen. Why You Should Care? If you’re into immersive, dark fantasy worlds teeming with elements of choice and destiny, […]

David Armsby’s Sauria: Blood for Blood is out!

Everyone,  The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! David Armsby’s Sauria: Blood for Blood has been released, and you can watch this incredible story unfold right now on YouTube: For those who are new to Sauria, it’s a tale of survival, primal instincts, and the eternal struggle for power within a world as harsh […]

Upcoming Releases: From Sauria to Galactic Chronicles and Beyond!

Hey everyone, Get ready for an exciting musical journey ahead! First off, I’m thrilled to announce that when Sauria: Blood for Blood is released, an entire album will be available to you. This will include not just the main tracks but loops, stems, and ambiance versions. And for my Foundry module users, all this will […]

Exploring the Primal Sounds of Sauria with David Armsby

Hey there, music explorers! I’m stoked to share about one of my greatest artistic collaborations to date. I had the great opportunity to team up with the exceptional David Armsby, widely recognized for his YouTube channel Dead Sound. This Scottish animator, film director, writer, and sculptor is the creative force behind the engrossing Autodale animated […]

Introducing Minstrels of Mirth, Chapter 2

Hey folks! Guess what? “Minstrels of Mirth, Chapter 2” is officially here! This album is a real adventure, filled with tales of soaring airships, frosty dragon kingdoms, and plucky heroes from the heart of Reikland. Each song has its own unique story – some of them even dreamed up by you amazing folks (shoutout to […]

Foundry module issue seems to be fixed

Hey everyone! Just wanted to give you a quick update on the module issue we’ve been grappling with. After a deep dive into the problem and with the exceptional support of the Foundry’s Team, I’ve implemented a potential fix.  I’ve just deployed this fix on both the free and exclusive versions. If you were experiencing […]

Heads-Up: Temporary Issue with Foundry Module

Wanted to drop you a quick note about a hiccup that’s come up with my Foundry VTT music module. A few users have been encountering an issue where trying to configure the module can cause a crash in Foundry. This appears to be due to a database connection problem, but it’s not yet clear why […]

Launching into Space Opera: Next Sonic Adventure!

Hey space travelers! 🚀 Super excited to announce that the next sonic adventure is taking us to the stars with the theme, Space Opera! It was a close call with Lovecraft and Cimmeria, but the cosmos won out. I’m now set to work on 5 new stellar tracks, inspired by the masterful John Williams’ Star […]

Unlocking New Songs: Ivan Duch’s Free Music Pack 1.7 Update is Live!

Hey everyone, I’m stoked to announce that Foundry Module 1.7 is now out! I’ve patched things up for FoundryVTT 11 and, drumroll please… added seven fresh tracks for you to enjoy in the free version: Please let me know if you encounter any issues and I’ll fix them ASAP My Patreon-exclusive version (which, by the […]

The Ages of the Vale – Collab with CzePeku Scenes

Hey, adventurers! I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with the amazing CzePeku Scenes on a unique project: “Ages of the Vale Pt. 1.” To accompany these lush scenes, I’ve created a peaceful orchestral track, echoing the pastoral tranquility and the humble beginnings of the Ages of the Vale saga. Whether you’re taking a quiet stroll […]

The Von Dann Family Crypt (A collab with Chibbin Grove)

Hey everyone! I’m teaming up with the wonderful Chibbin Grove in a one-of-a-kind collaboration! We’re breathing life into a dark yet enchanting theme centered around the captivating character of Issa Levi Von Dann, a vampire of a fascinating blend of grounded sensibility and intellectual vivacity created by Chibbin Grove. In the ancient crypt of her […]

Let’s Collaborate: Help Me Choose the Next Musical Theme

As I wrap up a few projects that are currently in production, it’s time to look ahead to what comes next. This time, I want you to be even more involved in the creative process. From now on, each album I create will revolve around a theme. I’ll be writing approximately 5 songs per theme […]

Upcoming Music Projects: A Glimpse Into the Future

Hey everyone! I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting news about my upcoming music projects with you all. As supporters, you make it possible for me to continue creating, and I can’t thank you enough for that. First up, I have a new album called “Tribes” in the works, which I’m aiming […]

Bloodpunk: a Dark and Ominous Soundtrack

Great news! I’m finishing working on the soundtrack for Bloodpunk, a new dark and dystopic Dungeons & Dragons setting by DRS Publishing. Check out the Kickstarter (even if it’s over) to support the project and dive into the world of Tolia: #Bloodpunk #DnD #Tolia

Get ready for epic adventures in Nökortorad: Hunt for the Glacier’s Eye

If you’re a fan of Dwarf Fortress and epic fantasy stories, you won’t want to miss Kruggsmash’s latest creation, Nökortorad: Hunt for the Glacier’s Eye. I had the honor of composing the new theme for this exciting series, and let me tell you, I’m excited to see what will happen next. @kruggsmash’s storytelling skills are […]

Happy Holidays and New Year Resolutions

Everyone, As the holiday season approaches, I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for your support of my music. Your encouragement and belief in my work is what keeps me writing, and I am constantly inspired and motivated by your feedback, support, and encouragement. Your support has allowed me to continue […]

Searching for a theme

In the spirit of keeping you all updated about the upcoming album Tribes, I want to share with you the way I’m envisioning the album in my head. Mainly, there’s going to be an all-encompassing theme for the album, which is going to basically be in the DNA of all the songs. This theme represents […]

Today I started working on Tribes

Hey everyone, lately I’ve been thinking about documenting my writing process both with blog posts and videos. This morning I started sketching a song for the Wood Elves (one of the preferred races in the poll I did for this album) after having written several themes for the different races included in the album. So […]

Venture Forth, Chapter IV is out!

Hey everyone, Thanks to all your support, today I released my new album.  Mostly a mixed bag of fantasy music, full of songs belonging to collaborations I did in the past months.  You can get it in my updated Foundry Module, Moulinette, or on my website ( I’ll be posting the songs separately in the […]

A Little Update

Hey everyone! I want to let you know that I’m currently wrapping up Venture Forth, chapter IV. This new album will include 10 songs, many of them part of collabs I’ve done in recent months. Shortly after that, I’ll be releasing Atmospheres IV and V, which will include ambiances from this new album and the […]

Poll: Let’s pick some fantasy tribes together.

A friend (Rob) gave me the idea of going back to my unfinished album Tribes, and actually making it about fantasy tribes. An album with a primal, natural sound and some grit to it.  I thought the idea is great so I’ve been thinking of making that my upcoming project (which I expect to be […]

The Story Behind The Collection

Hey there! Let’s dive into the backstory of The Collection—a compilation of music I’ve been crafting since 2018 when I first set my sights on becoming a fantasy music composer. It’s been quite the adventure! Before embarking on this journey, I was a music teacher, dabbled in rock bands, and even spent some years as […]

Venture Forth, Chapter III is out now!

This album is my take on old-school fantasy, inspired by video games like Baldur’s Gate 2 and Lord of the Rings movies. Click here to get the full album Or browse the songs using my website:

You can now download single songs from my song browser

Hi there! I spent all afternoon working on the song browser and the Patreon Button.  Check them here:  Now you can download single songs from it. You’ll need to be logged in to your Patreon account and that’s all you need.  Moulinette will remain being used for the albums (because those are big files […]

New Song Browsing System

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to create a better song browsing system on my website since I think Patreon itself is very lacking on that front. Well, version 1.0 is now ready for testing on my website. From now on the plan is to only post songs on my website and […]

What to expect in the upcoming weeks

Hey everyone! I wanted to mention some of the upcoming features and music I have planned for you all.  I’m currently wrapping up Venture Forth, Chapter 3, and Atmospheres III (my new ambiance album). These two will be released in April.  In the meantime, I’ve also been working hard on my new website which now […]

New website feature for Patrons

Given my recent issues with Dropbox, I migrated all my music to a new hosting system. This new hosting service also makes use of Moulinette for authenticating patrons in my website and so I was able to add a new feature: From now on you can browse my music packs from and simply click […]

What to expect in the upcoming months

Hey everyone! First, as always, thank you for all the support. It’s allowing me to be able to focus more and more on writing music for you all. That takes me to the main topic of this post: Since I’ve been able to dedicate more and more to this I started thinking about my workflow […]

Pick my upcoming orchestral work

I’m currently wrapping up Venture Forth, Chapter II, which should be released sometime in the upcoming two weeks. And after it, I want to work on writing my first Symphony or Orchestral Suite. It will be fantasy focused and I plan to write it both as concert music (real orchestra) and also in a way […]

Music now available on Moulinette Cloud

Hey everyone! My music is now available on Moulinette as well. Moulinette is an awesome module for Foundry which allows you to organize your assets and also get them directly from a cloud. To learn more about it check out here: Discover (as user) – Moulinette Cloud I uploaded my content in two versions, a […]

Patreon Exclusive Foundry Module Updated

The module has now been updated to version 1.1 which includes some fixes for songs that weren’t playing. I should use the opportunity to mention that some have experienced issues when trying to download the module. Mainly because the new Patreon integration from Foundry is currently in beta.   If you experience any issues, please let […]

Coming Soon: Patreon Exclusive Foundry Module

Hey everyone! I know many of you are Foundry users just like me and just wanted to let you know the good news: I’m working with their team on a module containing all my music. This one, unlike my free one, will be exclusive to patrons and include all the material that’s part of my […]

Patreon Exclusive Foundry Module Released!

I’ll leave you with Foundry’s official announcement and instructions but before that: If you’re just subscribing to my Patreon for this or are an existing patron wanting to install it please let me know if you find any issues with the module or the integration. You can contact me via email at or join […]

I invite you to shape my upcoming releases.

Hi everyone, I’m writing to invite you to give shape to my upcoming album Venture Forth Volume 2. You can do so by requesting specific songs that you might find useful for your project. The caveat is that the songs must fall within the theme and aesthetics of Venture Forth (orchestral and relatively peaceful). If […]