Lamplight City (Original Game Soundtrack)

"Where there is light, there must be shadow."

Lamplight City is a game I found "evocative" in every sense of the word. The name alone conjures up ominous scenes and sounds, the artwork opens up a window into a dystopian world, and through this setting a story of mystery, murder and the macabre comes to life.

Getting to work on a project like this that is so innately inspirational is one of the true joys of being a composer. Here it's less my job to create a score and more so to discover what the game is meant to sound like. And after picturing the city streets and imagining the characters going about their lives, pieces of the puzzle started to fall in place: a triangle for the flickering of a street light, tremelo and pizzicato strings for the dark alleyways, an unsettling harp for the unbreakable bond between our two detectives, Miles Fordham and Bill Leger. To have such associations flow so seamlessly is not a testament to the skill of a composer but rather the integrity of the world they come to inhabit with their music.

Though I may have written the score, I share much of that credit with developer Francisco Gonzalez, for without his vision and encouragement to experiment, I don't think I would have ended up with anything close to what I have today. I only hope my music shows what a wonderful time I've had with this collaboration and how thankful I am to be a part of this game.

-Mark Benis

Grundislav Games is developing Lamplight City for PC, due for release in 2018. http://www.grundislavgames.com/

Track List & Credits

Lamplight City (Original Game Soundtrack) was made possible by the following individuals:

: Composer
1Lamplight City2:29
: Composer
2Partners for Life1:21
: Composer
3Slums of Cholmondeley3:04
: Composer
4The Stakeout3:02
: Composer
5Addy's Theme2:13
: Composer
6On the Case0:53
: Composer
7A Premature Inhumation3:20
: Composer
8Lurking in Lyon4:43
: Composer
9University of New Bretagne1:45
: Composer
10A Victim of Society1:06
: Composer
11St. Roch's Dog is Barking1:53
: Composer
12The Chesterton Tomb2:06
: Composer
13Celine1:50
: Composer
14Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5 (for String Orchestra)4:18
: Producer
15A Missing Gardener0:12
: Composer
16Under Arrest0:59
: Composer
17The Purloined Progeny2:53
: Composer
18Gascogne Gutters1:39
: Composer
19Metempsychosis2:16
: Composer
20The Fallen Angel1:34
: Composer
: Conductor
: Recording Engineer
: Featured Artist
: Vocals
: Vocals
: Vocals
21Burning Desires3:08
: Composer
22Police Chief Snelling2:17
: Composer
23The Worcester Waltz2:25
: Composer
24The Spectre Society1:39
: Composer
25Aetheric Experimentation0:41
: Composer
26The Good Man2:04
: Composer
27A Night in the Chum3:12
: Composer
28Riding the Dragon1:47
: Composer
29St. Denis Cathedral1:54
: Composer
30Crimson Cat Rag2:14
: Composer
31A Broken Promise1:53
: Composer
32Away from Home1:36
: Composer
33The Justice Killer2:10
: Composer
34A Well-Oiled Machine1:06
: Composer
35Distant Thoughts (Upton's Song)1:03
: Composer
36Justice2:54
: Composer
37Justice Served0:58
: Composer
38A Bottle of Bowlingworth Ale1:01
: Composer
39Down Among the Dead Men5:34
: Composer
: Conductor
: Recording Engineer
: Featured Artist
: Vocals
: Vocals
: Vocals
40Opium Haze (Bonus Track)1:57
: Composer
41On the Trail (Teaser Trailer)1:04
: Composer

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