Thank you for clicking on the Renaine Kickstarter (OR for finding us live at PAX East!). I am thrilled to share with you today a selection of six tracks from the upcoming Indie Platformer-RPG, Renaine!
1. Aine (The Main Theme of Renaine)
Our journey begins with the menu theme, presented here in its original arrangement. To me, this theme best represents our courageous protagonist, Aine. Her hopeful demeanor in the face of darkness is represented here by the violin.
2. Shellwood Forest (Act 2), Tournament Arc - Make Way For Me
Our second offering is Tournament Arc's Latin Jazz reinterpretation of the Sherwood Forest theme. Featuring the steady patter groove of David Gibson McLean's drum performance, Tournament Arc presents a thoroughly-chill atmosphere, helping to relax you for the light drizzle present in Shellwood Forest's second act. Solos are credited to Trevor Alan Gomes, Yousef Mousavi, and Jess Destramp, respectively.
3. Trekked Desert (Act 1)
This level may not be in your demo today, but that doesn't mean its presence can't be felt in your Kickstarter! Groovy with a very worldly feel, traditional African and Asian percussive instruments help to ground this track with an accessible-yet-unique atmosphere.
4. East West Mountain (Act 1)
A mountain equally covered by traditional Japanese imagery (oni, shrines, a very Mount-Fuji aesthetic) and Western fusion (American construction, graffiti, and enemies) deserved a track with callbacks to both styles. Percussively grounded in the mid-90's, this track uses Western orchestration techniques (string writing, band instrumentation, Wah guitar lines) with a distinctly Japanese blend (Rock shakuhachi lead, quartal writing, traditional Eastern ornamentation and instruments). Our piano soloist is the inimitable Joey Izzo!
5. East West Mountain (Act 2), Edo Bushido - One Way or Another
Edo Bushido can't be stopped. Remixing the original East West Mountain theme in their exceptional style, One Way or Another provides a lyrical perspective on Aine's thoughts. Our current version features verses from Substantial, with additional scratches from DJ AArock.
6. Trevor Alan Gomes - Aine (Solo Piano Arrangement)
No one knows piano arrangements like Trevor Alan Gomes, and it has been one of the great pleasures of my career having him reinterpret one of my themes. His tender performance, vigorous passion, and clarity of harmonic approach result in a track that I'm not the least bit afraid of admitting has become a personal favorite of mine. This performance does not represent the final performance, as this will ultimately be tracked in a to-be-announced recording studio on a rather special piano!
7. The Fight With ???
As a thank you for hitting the 16k goal, we are releasing this early demo version of a portion of one of the end-game tracks as a preview! This aggressive, anime-influenced track will play during a pivotal moment where you fight... Well, we can't discuss that quite yet now can we? This entire track will be recorded live with a full symphonic orchestra, replacing the current midi samples. In other words, it's going to sound way better, and it's all thanks to YOU!