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August 7th, 2013, 19:22
Richard Gariiot was hanging out at Google+ and shared his views on the music in Shroud of the Avatar.


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Richard Garriott:
For Shroud of the Avatar, I have musical goals which include inspiration from Ken Arnolds work in Early Ultima's, historical style pieces akin to Iolo's Stones and other work. http://www.moongates.com/music/

I still have a strong affinity for the early Ultima music scored by Ken Arnold, that even with only 3 voices, had great memorable melodies. Don’t listen to the simplicity nor the instrumentation, just the fact that they have memorable simple melodies.

My favorites for inspiration are:
Ultima 3
  • Campfire
  • Wanderer
Ultima 5
  • Captain John’s Hornpipe
  • Worlds Below
Ultima VI
  • Bootup
Other Music that inspires me while working on SotA
  • AWOL Nation – Sail: Love the power, instrumentation and melody, lyrics unrelated.
  • Beats Antique – Beauty Beats : Love the instrumentation and melodies
  • Beats Antique – Mission: Ditto
  • Synthetic Dream Foundation – The One Eyed Maiden: Ditto
  • Steam Powered Giraffe - Automatonic Electronic Harmonics: Ditto
  • Metallica – Enter Sandman: Metallica Power Ballads fit the melodic, powerful style I would like to achieve for some parts and the “intro” theme song.
  • Metallica – Unforgiven
  • Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Found at UltimaCodex.

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August 7th, 2013, 19:22
Richard has that space rabies pallor. might want to get that liver checked.
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August 8th, 2013, 01:53
Pallor or not, I've kind of missed seeing his face on webcam on the front page….kind of like picking at a scab or wiggling a loose tooth. But where is his headset?
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