Level 101: Tim Larkin, Artifact

This episode was great fun. Composer Tim Larkin invited us to Salt Lake City to hang out during the recording sessions for the new game, Artifact. We didn’t GO go, but we did interview him after each session, and once more right before the release of the game (which was Nov. 28, 2018). This episode combines all three interviews.

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Even cooler, Tim shared “stems” from one of the tracks with us. For instance, Tim recorded groups of instruments separately, but when you stack them all together, you get the full track. We got those sections from a track called “Aghanim’s Obsession.” You’ll get to hear some of those stems, and it’s so very cool.

Tim also shared photos of the recording sessions in Salt Lake, and we’ll make those available to patrons in a separate post.

Artifact, by the way, is a new card game based on the lore of Dota. Dota is a MOBA from Valve Corp., where Tim works. And Tim’s done the music for Dota for nearly 10 years.

P.S. I *love* the music for this game.

PLAYLIST:
by Tim Larkin, for Artifact unless noted

“Aghanim’s Obsession”
“Reborn” from Dota 2
“Aghanim’s Obsession” Strings B stem
“Aghanim’s Obsession” Strings A stem
“Aghanim’s Obsession” Brass stem
“Aghanim’s Obsession”
“Aghanim’s Obsession” Balkan Choir stem
“Aghanim’s Obsession”
“Hovern Enkan” by Gevorg Dabagian
“Caravan”
“Caravan”
“Aghanim’s Obsession”
“Two Towers”
“Aghanim’s Obsession”
“Aghanim’s Obsession”
“Aghanim’s Obsession”
“Aghanim’s Obsession”
“Caravan”
“Caravan”
“Red Mist”
“Red Mist”
“Aghanim’s Obsession” Balkan Choir stem
“Aghanim’s Obsession”
“Immortal Dreams”

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