Evermoon Music studio is proud to announce further musical developments in Sand Sailor Studio’s dark and sinister video game Black the Fall. After years of experimentation with abusing metal objects and forcing huge string sections to strangle their instruments I developed a sound palette riddled with suspense, darkness and oppression (with a hint of dubstep!) If you would like to hear some excerpts from Black the Fall’s evolving soundtrack you can do so on the music page.
As you can see by the image above, the soundtrack harnesses a wide range of sounds and atmospheres driven by the strings, (heavily modified) percussion and brass of EWQLSO as well as the amazingly unusual sounds of Epic World. This was thickened out using a series of Sytrus synthesizers and many effects. The fleeting dubstep sounds are courtesy of the construction kits from Bomdrop.
Black The Fall started in 2014, as Cristian Diaconescu and Nicoleta Iordanescu’s art project; a black & white stealth-platformer set up in an alienated world. The game concept came as a way to illustrate and express rebellion against the mechanisms of a heavily corrupted system, rooted in the decades of communism Romania has endured.
“We lived in times where there was no freedom of speech, intellectuals were thrown in prisons and tortured, food was subject to rationing, there was no access to contraception. Access to western culture was minimal. It sounds Orwellian, but unfortunately it happened in real life in most of communist countries. And the worst part is that it’s still happening in some parts of the world.” said Cristian Diaconescu, Creative Director at Sand Sailor Studio. “Also, as we explored this path we realized that the oppressive mechanics apply to the western world today, where a lot of people who feel trapped in conforming with a system they don’t believe in. With Black the Fall, we are offering an alternate course of action, where anyone has the chance to outsmart the system and escape it.”