Back in the day, Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings was the single greatest experience on the planet for a 10 year old (and probably most of the population older than that). In reverence, honor, and for the fun of it, I’ve decided to start remastering the tracks with some of the new instruments I have (and lots of the old ones).
While the game itself is legendary and wonderful and the soundtrack is excellent, the naming conventions on said soundtrack are not. While there technically are names, most of them are inside jokes to the composers/developers. On top of that, the music in the song is just one giant 40 minute mp3 file.
So I’ve done my darndest and have named the first piece… Final Track! Because… it is the final track on the 40 minute mp3 file. Get it?
This is a piece I worked on a few years ago and completed in one sitting (unlike most of my work). It is a dark, moody piece of music that was written at a point in my life when I felt like I should have been at ‘peace’, but because I had so little going on it felt miserable. Looking back on it, I feel like I should have appreciated the time a bit more. This type of style was characteristic of a lot of my music post-high school. I tend not to follow a particular style. I just write what comes to mind as I go. Hopefully it works for other people
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