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Probably most of you are aware of the ill-fated Ultima X: Odyssey project that was never released, yet the music survived and only several copies of the CD soundtrack were made for a team staff by the composer himself. The orchestra was recorded in Bastyr Chapel in Seattle, Washington. A small portion (roughly 6 pieces of the original 33) of the musical pieces were later released as part of the online game for Lord of Ultima.  This score provides a unique look into what Ultima X: Odyssey would have been like.

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I’ve gathered here 10 amazing ambient tracks from the World of WarCraft expansion composed by the one and only Matt Uelmen. I also did this custom cover art.

  • Composed by: Matt Uelmen
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Riven

For Riven, the sequel to Myst, Robyn Miller returned to create an atmospheric accompaniment to the game. Riven – The Soundtrack is a more authentic experience than its predecessor, since the tracks are pretty much identical to those in the game. It retains a very atmospheric feel, but focuses more on soothing electronic soundscapes with percussive and ethnic elements playing only a supporting role. It works flawlessly in the game and is fulfilling on a stand-alone basis too.

Riven

Myst

Originally, Myst was going to be a game without music: just sound effects. But then one day, Robyn Miller was screwing around and composed one song (many assume it to be the Myst Theme); that got him on a roll, and this 26-track soundtrack was the result. Outside of the game, this soundtrack is good for sleeping, napping, resting, and otherwise relaxing. Even some of the harsher tracks (like those from the mechanical age) are soft enough to lull you to sleep.

Myst

Torchlight 2

Finally! Matt Uelmen is one of my favorite composers and I was looking forward to this soundtrack, I have to say it is bloody amazing!

EDIT: Runic has officially released the digital version of the soundtrack for free, get it from here.

As I reminder, if someone is selling the Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction Original Soundtrack CD, let me know, I’ll pay good money for it!

  • Composed by: Inon Zur
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Soulbringer

Very nice old school fantasy soundtrack.

  • Composed by: Patrick Phelan
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