Réal T Cardinal
I'm professional game sound designer and music composer. I've worked alongside some incredible people at BioWare (Mass Effect 2 onward, Dragon Age, and Anthem), and at Microsoft / The Coalition (Gears of War 4). As well as several indie game companies in Canada and abroad.
I have my own projects as well -- Comaduster and Underfelt.
Comaduster is a project where I take influences from everything that I know and love about electronic music, and adapt it to more traditional vocal songwriting. It's ever changing in contour, scope and detail -- But always at home in the cracks between genres. It's been my main project in some form or another since 1999-ish.
A self released EP in 2009 entitled 'Slip Through' grabbed the attention of several labels, and started a devoted following of fans.
In 2011 I was asked to perform at the prestigious MUTEK Montreal electronic festival for an A/V piece entitled 'Scrape'.
2013 saw the release of 'Hollow Worlds' on Tympanik Audio. The release made it to the top of many year end lists across blogs and zines alike.
In the late summer of 2017 the long awaited sci-fi concept album 'Solace' was self released to critical acclaim.
Underfelt is where I explore. Dark, bassy, and ambient. Dabbling in Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Minimal Techno, and Dark Ambient works. Honed and shaped by the blossoming underground bass scene while living in Vancouver Canada -- I can't speak enough good about the SHAHdjs, TURU Crew, and Smokey Crow Records. Your dedication to bringing a unique sophistication to the floor opened me up to a whole new world of experience and fun.
I'm currently developing an AV component to bring this project to booths and stages.
I have music released on Tympanik Audio, Metropolis Records, FiXT Music, Hymen Records, Smokey Crow Records, and many others.
I don't remix often, but I have official remixes out for:
I've done mastering for several releases with some really talented artists from Edmonton, Vancouver, and well beyond!
Some labels included:
Smokey Crow Records (Vancouver Canada)
Metropolis Records (USA)
and many others!
I also design sound effects for sound libraries and have worked on numerous projects, most notably would be Soundmorph's 'Sinematic', 'Bloody Nightmare' and my own library of drum sounds called 'Transient Foundations'.
If you're out there listening, I really hope you enjoy my creations!
Shoot me a line on here for any inquires regarding performance, releases, production questions, or anything.
Réal T Cardinal
Réal C ( Comaduster / Underfelt )’s tracks