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Blood Magic

I wrote this song for the upcoming Dream Realm Storytellers project: Bloodpunk.  The song is very peaceful since it’s going to be the underscore to the trailer for the whole project. 

Basilisk’s Lair

A fathomable beast lives down here, hiding in the dark, waiting for his next prey… Look away, because few survived the deadly gaze of the basilisk. I wrote an ambiance for the Basilisk Lair and became once again part of The Goblin Explorer‘s Endless (and Amazing) Dungeon.

The Priestess

This song is part of Folk, a 12 song album (2 of which were first released in Venture Forth, Chapter 1). It’s also the start of a new series, in collaboration with Chibbin Grove; Folk is a collection of colorful and eclectic characters for you to add to your tabletop endeavors. GET THE EXCLUSIVES AT […]

The Witch

This song is part of Folk, a 12 song album (2 of which were first released in Venture Forth, Chapter 1). It’s also the start of a new series, in collaboration with Chibbin Grove; Folk is a collection of colorful and eclectic characters for you to add to your tabletop endeavors. GET THE EXCLUSIVES AT […]

The Street Urchin

This song is part of Folk, a 12 song album (2 of which were first released in Venture Forth, Chapter 1). It’s also the start of a new series, in collaboration with Chibbin Grove; Folk is a collection of colorful and eclectic characters for you to add to your tabletop endeavors. GET THE EXCLUSIVES AT […]

The Arena Caller

This song is part of Folk, a 12 song album (2 of which were first released in Venture Forth, Chapter 1). It’s also the start of a new series, in collaboration with Chibbin Grove; Folk is a collection of colorful and eclectic characters for you to add to your tabletop endeavors. GET THE EXCLUSIVES AT […]

Revolutionary Love

This song was written for an animation done by Pilgrim Pass we did, depicting a tragic romance between a French Police officer and a Neo-Jacobin Revolutionary girl from an Alternative 1920s France. This Project was Inspired by Kaiserreich, specifically the idea of France undergoing a second revolution. But it doesn’t take place in that world, […]

The Red Opera

Enter a place of macabre display, where performances are made with living actors until they aren’t anymore… Join the first row as a spectator, or the stage as part of the show… I wrote this song for the Red Opera and became once again part of The Goblin Explorer’s Endless (and Amazing) Dungeon. Check him […]

Maantje’s Mystical Emporium

It is difficult to say whether it is the shopkeep, inventory, or the building itself for which the emporium has developed its reputation, but the combined effect is certainly not one onlookers forget easily. Maantje’s Mystical Emporium is a large stone building shaped in the form of a hand. When unmoving, its fingers extend skyward. […]

Dwarven Ruins

Somewhere deep in the mountains of your world lies the forgotten grove, once populated with hard-working dwarves. Hugged by mountain chains, the entrance to the legendary city is sealed to this day. What lies beneath? What awaits the brave adventurers who will (surely) stumble upon the ancient settlement? For this, I collaborated with Mikwewa, an […]

A Place of Magic

Both the talented artists from Mikwewa and I are great fans of Baldur’s Gate 2. And what better way to pay homage to that classic than by making a collab to its name? This song is part of these collaborations we did together. Check it out at Mikwewa’s patreon: https://patreon.com/mikwewa

Dark Encounters

Both the talented artists from Mikwewa and I are great fans of Baldur’s Gate 2. And what better way to pay homage to that classic than by making a collab to its name? This song is part of these collaborations we did together. Check it out at Mikwewa’s patreon: https://patreon.com/mikwewa

Welcome to Spellhold

Both the talented artists from Mikwewa and I are great fans of Baldur’s Gate 2. And what better way to pay homage to that classic than by making a collab to its name? This song is part of these collaborations we did together. Check it out at Mikwewa’s patreon: https://patreon.com/mikwewa

Soothing Darkness

Both the talented artists from Mikwewa and I are great fans of Baldur’s Gate 2. And what better way to pay homage to that classic than by making a collab to its name? This song is part of these collaborations we did together. Check it out at Mikwewa’s patreon: https://patreon.com/mikwewa

The Embrace

For this one I imagined a vampire transforming a mortal into a night creature like himself. The heartbeat accelerates until death, and then, eternal life.

Cursed Island

This one is about a cursed island in the middle of nowhere where you can notice at first glance things are not right.

Wasted Blood

This a synth-based rendition of my previous song: Wasted Blood. Meant for vampire combat in modern nights.

Good & Evil

I wrote this song while thinking on the internal confrontation between good and evil. Very common in vampire literature.

Fangs

Yet another song for my Vampires Music Pack. This particular song is a dark combat one.

Mystery Aboard the MNO

Today’s song is product of a collab with Venatus Maps and inspired by another addition to Venatus Maps’s Great Expanse setting and a direct accompaniment to last month’s Pugolite Crossing map, which had in turn been built specifically with the MNO Train Cars in mind. Unfortunately, those same Train Cars have taken a bit of […]

Masquerade

For this song I imagined vampires hiding in plain sight, in a ballet of disguises, lies and shadows.

In the Shadows (Modern Nights)

For this song I imagined vampires lurking in the shadows, waiting, hunting. Yet another song for my Vampires Pack. And this one is a premium one. Only available to my patrons and those who purchase the full pack.

Penumbral Curse

This patron-exclusive song was written as part of an upcoming collab with Kelfecil’s Tales. A very interesting adventure module involving a green dragon and a curse. Hence the mix between a natural sound and dark vibes.

Wasted Blood

Yet another song for my Vampires Music Pack. This particular song is a dark combat one. Relies a lot on strings and a church organ, two type of instruments I relate a lot to gothic horror and vampires. I hope you enjoy and find many uses for it.

In the Shadows

For this song I imagined vampires lurking in the shadows, waiting, hunting. Yet another song for my Vampires Pack. And this one is a premium one. Only available to my patrons and those who purchase the full pack.

The Toy Maker

A toy shop? In the middle of The Endless Dungeon? Who can be so insane? Little trains, a doll, stuffed dragons, wooden swords… how nice. Wait, this doll again? I’ve seen this doll before… I have the weird feeling I’m being watched. This week I wrote an ambience for a Mad Toy Maker and became […]

Old Nights

This is song is part of my upcoming album Vampires. Ideal for settings such as Ravenloft or Vampire: The Masquerade. Also for creating content about vampires. This particular song is ideal for vampires hunting in the night or a party of adventurers entering a vampire’s domain.

At Night

This is song is part of my upcoming album Vampires. Ideal for settings such as Ravenloft or Vampire: The Masquerade. Also for creating content about vampires. This particular song is ideal for vampires hunting in the night or a party of adventurers entering a vampire’s domain.

Link Street

Check out their library of work over at https://ChibbinGrove.com! Link Street resides in a city infested with rats, horses-and-carts, and shady merchants. Some say crossing the street is like rolling a loaded dice for your life, with the odds stacked against you. Locals avoid these busy roads and instead venture in the dark alleyways and […]

Staring Abyss

Their names have been forgotten for so long… they are the Forgotten Ones. And as a machine without purpose as a traveler without destination they are sleeping and waiting. But don’t get confused by their inaction, their power has not fizzled out and the whole world shall see their might when they awaken once again… […]

Eerie Forest

This is a collaboration with Metal and Magic. He releases a wide variety of TTRPG supplemental content, primarily focusing on non-system-specific GM aids such as tips & tricks, ready-to-use lists or tables, and finally – his site’s most popular feature – an archive of tavern posters filled with plot hooks, downtime activities, and worldbuilding events. […]

Alchemy Lab

Here’s the first of hopefully many collabs with Chibbin Grove. This time I wrote a 20-second loop to go along with an exquisite 20 seconds animated map of an Alchemy Lab. Chibbin Grove produces maps and assets for tabletop role-playing games. This includes (but isn’t limited to) battle maps, city maps, region maps, tile maps, […]

The Skeleton Battle

This song was written for a free request made by the amazing guys and patrons from Cast Die Podcast. Check them out here: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Cast-Die-Podcast-Podcast/B08K573LVH

The Carnival

“It begins with a tingle of anticipation—a sense of dread or hope, but nothing more. Out of the blue, the residents of a village sense that someone or something will soon enter their lives. Then the handbills appear—eerie, teasing flyers, promising that the Carnival is near.” I wrote this song thinking of Ravenloft’s ever-moving Carnival.

Aceroc

This song was requested by Wkavengers and it’s about a character he plays. Here’s Aceroc background: Basically, he was abandoned as a baby in the middle of a warzone, the horseman War took him in, and he is now a God Killing Prophet/Guild Master of a Cult that Worships the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. […]

Haunted Mansion

I’ve been working on a horror soundtrack for a video game along with other commissions and so I thought I could keep with that vibe and make a Haunted Mansion ambiance for you all.

Creepy Swamp

This song is part of my Atmospheres album, covering an array of fantasy ambiences. I’d call it fantasy elevator music, meant to suggest a place and mood. Ideal for writers, D&D players or anyone wanting to be transported somewhere far away. IMPORTANT: this ambience includes royaly free SFXs that were licensed to me, I wouldn’t […]

Born to Darkness Ambience

This song is part of my Atmospheres album, covering an array of fantasy ambiences. I’d call it fantasy elevator music, meant to suggest a place and mood. Ideal for writers, D&D players or anyone wanting to be transported somewhere far away. IMPORTANT: this ambience includes royaly free SFXs that were licensed to me, I wouldn’t […]

Born to Darkness

For this song I imagined a vampire waking to its undead life. Seeing the night in its full expression for the first time.