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I picked up the Skyrim 4CD score from a music site and a month later I hadn't received it. I emailed them and they let me know they were refilling their stock and would ship it out as soon as it could. To tide me over for the time I didn't have the album they allowed me a digital download of the album and a bonus of the Guild Wars 2 score. I haven't played Guild Wars 2 yet and as such, wasn't familiar with the score. As I loaded it up in iTunes I noticed that the Guild Wars 2 and Skyrim score were both written by Jeremy Soule. Pleasantly surprised, I have been listening to it over the last few days.

As I listened to the first few tracks I started becoming more aware of Jeremy Soule's style and started thinking back to Dungeon Siege. The Guild Wars 2 score seemed somewhat reminiscent of that and I did a bit more searching on Soule and as it turns out, he did indeed compose the Dungeon Siege score. Dungeon Siege is a game that is on my list of old classics that is amazing in the tone it conveys. The score is superb and the graphics and style allow you to feel immersed in the game.

Soule is a fairly prolific composer as he has worked on many games spanning his career some of them being The Secret of Evermore, Total Annihilation, Icewind Dale, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Dungeon Siege, Morrowind, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Unreal II, Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna, Guild Wars Prophecies, Dungeon Siege II, Company of Heroes, Oblivion, Prey, All the Guild Wars Expansions, Skyrim, Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandera.

I have some of the games listed above and am trying to figure out how I can obtain the individual scores for them. The Dungeon Siege and Neverwinter Nights score stick out to me as ones I particularly want to obtain. I played those games so much that I believe I have all the music forever burned into my brain. Being able to come back to it whenever I want particularly appeals to me.

Soule is Kickstarting his next project "The Northerner: Soule Symphony No. 1" and I have linked to it above. This is a interesting project as it is not tied to a video game like much of his work. As a fan of Soule's work I am going to back this project and think its pretty cool that the starting backing option is a physical copy of the album.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 03/31/2013 at 02:56am

Beautiful stuff! I had intended on staying away from Kickstarter for a while, as I went a little nuts with it last year. This is worth jumping back in :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/31/2013 at 02:05pm

Yeah, looking forward to this one too!

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