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Amhrán Ársa (Oldsong from Pillars of Eternity)

by The Travelers VGM

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When finding out from Masha that we would be working with composer Justin Bell to craft an arrangement for him, I was quite taken. I arranged this rather quickly, probably due to the pressure! The original piece is beautiful with the use of gamelan and violin. It's simple yet full of emotion. I wanted to keep that simplicity yet offer a new, refreshing take, so I kept the gamelan part the same and arranged it for vibraphone, added guitar, bass, cello, violin, bodhrán, and ocarina. The idea was to make this sound like a song carried by the wind. I hope that I succeeded in that to the listeners. Thanks again to Justin Bell and Obsidian Entertainment for inviting us along to pay tribute to such a great game! And finally thank you to the whole Travelers VGM crew for working so hard to bring my arrangement to life! I couldn't have done it without them.

Watch the music video here: youtu.be/Cw84aO9P5mw


released July 31, 2017
Jordan Chin - Guitar
Ian Martyn - Vibraphone, Mandolin, Bodhrán, Bass
Michaela Nachtigall - Violin
David Ramos - Ocarina
Andrew Stern - Cello

Composer: Justin Bell
Arranger: Josh Barron
Mixer: Ian Martyn
Mastering: John Montoya
Producers: Josh Barron, Masha Lepire, Ian Martyn
Cover Art: Ian Martyn (photograph of Long House in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado)
Video Editing: Ian Martyn

Special thanks to Justin Bell and Obsidian Entertainment

Thank you to Obsidian Entertainment for the promotion: forums.obsidian.net/topic/93369-update-38-exploring-neketaka/

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The Travelers VGM cover video game music favorites and obscure selections in European folk arrangements of various styles including Celtic, Welsh, Spanish, French, and Slavic traditions.

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