Music For Pillar

by Michael Hicks

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PURCHASE INCLUDES EIGHT BONUS TRACKS, CONCEPT ART FROM THE GAME, A PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM AND MORE!

These songs were written and recorded off and on from 2011 - 2014 and make up the soundtrack for Pillar, a video game coming to PS4. Some of the songs were written fresh for the game, while others are reworked versions of older songs I released in the past. I was in a unique position to work on the music while designing the game, so I put a lot of effort into making sure the music "speaks" with the game design. The album was almost entirely recorded by recording a playthrough of Pillar; because the game has a dynamic music system I was able to mix the album by playing the game a certain way.

I wanted the songs to feel very atmospheric, like you're walking through the dead of winter by yourself, a perfect place to meditate. Parts of the game have some intense puzzle solving, so it was important that I made music that was interesting by itself, but doesn't interfere with you while you're trying to think... pretty much the exact definition of ambient music Brian Eno describes.

Thanks for listening.

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released December 12, 2014

All music written, performed and produced by Michael Hicks

Additional credits:
Adrian Garcia - The Postmaster (track four)
Lee Anne Connaway, Katie Wall, Kaylin King, Marisa Uhls - Library Visitors (track four)

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Michael Hicks

Hey! I'm a game designer and musician. My game soundtracks and solo projects are released here, so each release usually sounds pretty different. Hope you enjoy. Follow me on Twitter and say hi!

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