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Lamplight City (Original Game Soundtrack)

by Mark Benis

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The Stakeout 03:02
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Addy's Theme 02:13
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On the Case 00:53
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Celine 01:50
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Under Arrest 00:59
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The Good Man 02:04
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Lamplight City. The name alone conjures up ominous scenes and sounds: a dark alleyway, seedy figures in the night, a flickering street light. The artwork opens up a window into a dystopian world, and through this setting a story of mystery, murder and the macabre comes to life.

Getting to work on a project like this that is so innately inspirational is one of the true joys of being a composer. Here it is less my job to create a score and more so to uncover what sounds the game conveys all on its own. And after picturing the city streets and imagining the characters going about their lives, pieces of the puzzle started to fall in place: a high piano note for that flickering street light, tremelo and pizzicato strings for the dark alleyways, an unsettling harp for the unbreakable bond between our two detectives, Miles Fordham and Bill Leger. To have such associations flow so seamlessly is not a testament to the skill of a composer but rather the integrity of the world that the music comes to inhabit.

Though I may have written the score, I share much of that credit with developer Francisco Gonzalez. Without his vision and encouragement to experiment, I don't think I would have ended up with anything close to what I have today. I only hope my music shows what a wonderful time I've had exploring every corner of Lamplight City and how thankful I am to be a part of this game.

-Mark Benis

Grundislav Games is developing Lamplight City for PC, due for release in 2018. www.grundislavgames.com

UPC 00811576031035
MCOL-0138

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released September 13, 2018

"Lamplight City (Original Game Soundtrack)" was made possible by the following individuals:

Music composed, mixed and mastered by Mark Benis

Featuring Folklore Guild on “Down Among the Dead Men” and “The Fallen Angel”

“Down Among the Dead Men” lyrics adapted by Francisco Gonzalez

FOLKLORE GUILD
Conductor: Angel Mannion
Sopranos: Anne-Marie Dicce-Valenzuela, Tasha Koontz and Anne Whattoff
Altos: Elly Roseberry and Evangeline Woo
Tenors: Juan Carlos Acosta, Mitch Rosenthal and Timmy Simpson
Basses: Aaron Bullard, Martin Green, Matt Nielsen and Paul Young Jr.
Recording Engineer: Chris Hobson

Album art by Francisco Gonzalez

Video game Lamplight City by Grundislav Games (grundislavgames.com)

Special thanks to: my mentors Mark Suozzo, Irwin Fisch and Alan Silverman, Ron Passaro for helping me find the sound of LC, Sebastian Wolff for all his work behind the scenes, Kevin Won for his mixing advice, my family for supporting me, and finally Francisco Gonzalez for being someone I can call much more than just a collaborator.

© 2018 Materia Collective LLC
Ⓟ 2018 Materia Collective LLC under exclusive license from Mark Benis

For complete credits and information about this release, please visit Materia Collective: www.materiacollective.com/music/lamplight-city-original-game-soundtrack

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Mark Benis New York, New York

Mark Benis is a composer, game developer, and co-director of the production studio Moon Moon Moon. He has contributed to games like Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and his score to Lamplight City was nominated for a Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) Award for “Best Original Choral Composition”. ... more

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