Music: Jeremy Soule and others

As you probably know, I love me some epic music. One obvious source for epic music is  movie soundtracks, particularly for Lord of the Rings,  Chronicles of Narnia or Star Wars. Many composers of movie music have become household names: Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, and of course John Williams spring to mind. And holy shit, do I love these guys. They have made some of the best and best-known epic music of the last few decades. But another excellent source of awesome music is often forgotten: video games. As much as I dislike playing Halo games, the theme is beautiful, exciting, and just plain awesome. The music of Nintendo’s best-known franchises, the Mario and Zelda games, is fairly well known, even if nobody remembers who composed it (Koji Kondo was the main music guy, but many, many people helped out with the music for the Legend of Zelda games). However, there is a lot of good music out there with little recognition besides one line in the end credits of a games that most gamers will never get to or just plain skip.

Jeremy Soule is the composer behind the music of several fairly well known games, notably the Elder Scrolls series (Morrowind and Oblivion at least), Neverwinter Nights, and the Guild Wars games. He has a lot of cool songs and you’ve probably never heard of him. Even if you don’t care about him, at least you got some links to other awesome songs above… 🙂

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