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A sneak peek of the music behind the atmosphere by Yannick Zenhausern by L.U.R.K. 1.2.

Posted by Panzerdraco on Jun 30th, 2013

Yannick Zenhausern, Team L.U.R.K.'s lead composer, put together this one-minute taste of things to come. You can expect the music to match the mood in every map, with every level given a distinctive theme for both day and night.

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Erik313
Erik313 Jun 30 2013, 2:09pm says:

Nice! This music is so immersive and eerily ambient.

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crowhitewolf
crowhitewolf Jun 30 2013, 2:31pm says:

In my opinion it's too dramatic/progressive (fast changes) and a bit too loud to be ambient. Ambient music should blend in with the background perfectly to make the game more immersive. But good work.

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Daemonion
Daemonion Jul 2 2013, 12:07am replied:

You'll be able to adjust your volume to-taste in the options menu, as always, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.

Also, this is a teaser meant to showcase the music, so it'd be a little silly to have it at low volume.

Thanks for the feedback.

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FatalFunnel
FatalFunnel Jul 12 2013, 10:22pm replied:

It needs noise elements or at the very least some fuzz on the synths.

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loleschido8
loleschido8 Jun 30 2013, 2:40pm says:

well it sounds ok.. i mean i can't complain too much.. it is a bit progressive as crowhitewolf says.. but still a pretty good job :) it is going to be an awesome mod, that's for sure

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yannickzenhaeusern
yannickzenhaeusern Jun 30 2013, 2:51pm says:

This is a cut of four songs in 50 seconds, that`s why it appears to be to progressive. All the single tracks themselves are much longer, have more quiet parts and faster parts.
The loudness won`t be a problem as well, because it`s going to be volume controlled.

Cheers

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hunter2k
hunter2k Jun 30 2013, 3:33pm says:

Sounds awesome! looking forward to trekking through the garbage with this playing

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Dudok22
Dudok22 Jun 30 2013, 3:49pm says:

wow that was quite scary! :D

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CelicetheGreat
CelicetheGreat Jun 30 2013, 5:36pm says:

Eerie... sounds a bit like the music of Silent Hill, Metro 2033, Resident Evil, and even slightly like... Goldeneye 64?

The ambient sounds in LURK 1.1 was one of my favorite things about the mod... if there was only one thing I could ask out of v1.2, it would be to have more chilling, ghostly, unnatural noises that creep out. Just to be walking and to hear leaves crunching nearby, a branch breaking. Gunshots and screams in the distance. Deep moans. Wandering a building and hearing crying, or laughter, or stumbling footsteps.

The Zone is disturbing not only for its mutations, but for its haunted history, a deranged history of survival, loneliness, and fear. It would be a beautiful thing to capture these fragmented themes in a soundtrack for the game... :)

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Jun 30 2013, 8:48pm says:

Awesome, can't wait to hear the full versions.

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Shii
Shii Jul 3 2013, 7:25pm says:

fokin scary m8

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TehCourtJester
TehCourtJester Jul 4 2013, 12:39am says:

I loved the music in the original 1.05 for the Cordon area, so I'm glad this aspect is getting a return. It's a perfect touch for a common ongoing firefight to break the desolate ambient atmosphere and keep you on edge wondering what is coming next.

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