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This music is just so awesome! I play one of the songs in the background while i make games :D

@DesperateMeasurez I exclusively used only your music (Illusory Realm, Timeless Ruins, Into Oblivion, and Journey's Reflection to be precise) in my "One-Map Challenge" entry, Downfall FES Prologue: Fyrir Allt (https://jtheduelist.itch.io/downfallfesprologue). Feel free to add it to your list if you want.

I am in love with your work.

These are some amazing songs! Very well done and thank you for sharing them :D

Thank you so much for all the nice feedback! I appreciate all of you letting me know you enjoy the music and find it useful! I want to apologize for not replying sooner. I've been quite busy as of late and haven't been around this site as regularly as I used to be. Please forgive the delay! And thank you all so much again! I really enjoyed reading all that!

It's been a little while since I've updated this but I have a few new tracks I've released over the last month. The most recent of which is a dark, Sci-Fi piece called "We've Been Breached." It's a background, tension building track.

And we also have some film noir type music named "Nowhere to Hide." This is all about an impending sense of danger and urgency. Someone is on us and we need to get out of here as fast as we can!

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen! I hope you are well and enjoy!
Best wishes, everyone!
 

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These are simply beautiful. I promise you i WILL credit you and i WILL add a link cause these are simply too awesome! There were quite a few that were simply PERFECT for my new game Remembrance!
 

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These are simply beautiful. I promise you i WILL credit you and i WILL add a link cause these are simply too awesome! There were quite a few that were simply PERFECT for my new game Remembrance!

Thanks so much @ShellyValeras! I apologize for the super duper, double-dog long delay, but I haven't updated any of my threads on here in awhile and kind of lost track of this.

As a long overdue update, I've modified the Master Folder link on the first page. I've also reorganized the music to try to fit them into better folders than before. There's some overlap as far as genre and feeling, but it should be a bit better now. I'll repost the link here too: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m2ld7a0a8pqxr2r/Darren Curtis - Free Music Master Folder.zip?dl=0

This now contains all of my recently released, free music that's currently public. It includes tracks like the sad piano and orchestral "I Was Always Right Here." The atmospheric, Sci-Fi track "Navigating the Hive," and the intense, Middle Eastern piece "Big Trouble in Little Persia."

I hope everyone has been well, enjoys and finds the music useful!
 

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I recognize these tracks from the ******* feed. =)
 

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My game The Book of Shadows is out now, which uses the same 4 tracks I mentioned earlier. I did change The Last Stand back to standard pitch in the end as well.

One player even complimented Glory Eternal saying it really hit the mood when going after the bad guy!
 

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Your music is epic! Seriously, thank god I found this while looking around for resources! I am making a simple but long game and I want to use some of these. You'll be credited, of course. I could send you the game when the first versions are finished, but its in in Spanish though. Anyways, keep it up! I love your songs!:thumbsup-left::)
 

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My game The Book of Shadows is out now, which uses the same 4 tracks I mentioned earlier. I did change The Last Stand back to standard pitch in the end as well.

One player even complimented Glory Eternal saying it really hit the mood when going after the bad guy!

Hey, that's awesome! Thank you for letting me know. Sorry for the super late reply! I'll check that out and link it in my site's credit section if that's cool with you! Thank you!

Your music is epic! Seriously, thank god I found this while looking around for resources! I am making a simple but long game and I want to use some of these. You'll be credited, of course. I could send you the game when the first versions are finished, but its in in Spanish though. Anyways, keep it up! I love your songs!:thumbsup-left::)

Thank you, very much! I appreciate the kind words! I'm glad the music is able to help your project! Much appreciated!

It's been a long while since I posted any updates on here. I've released several new tracks and am just over 150 now. All of them are available to download here: https://www.darrencurtismusic.com

Here are a couple of my newer pieces.

A tension building theme with dark strings, brass and some clocks: "Time's Up."

A sad medieval type track featuring the Bazantar: "Eternal Sleep."

I hope everyone has been well and enjoys the music!
 

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Is it okay to write songs to these tracks?

Sure, go for it! As long as I'm credited for the music, you can do just about anything with it!

I'm also back with some new free tracks! The first is a dark epic track with booming percussion, powerful, short strings and an intense brass finish. It's called "The Black Blade."

The second piece is a softer, harp melody called "Lake of Destiny." It has a deep reflective feeling.

The third is a cowboy/western theme with a loner kind of mood. I've got a couple distorted guitars in there to give this a kind of modern or hybrid feeling. Here is "Gunslinger from the Brink."

And lastly we have a horror theme that combines a lot of ambient elements with melodic phrases. "They Live in the Mist."

All of these and many more tracks can be downloaded free from my site right here: darrencurtismusic.com

I hope everyone is well and finds the new tracks useful!
 

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@DesperateMeasurez Hey, do you think you could make a background music track that would be appropriate to traveling through and exploring rolling green plains? I looked for one in your resource website, but I didn't find one; if you already have one that would work well, could you show me?
 

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[ISPOILER]@DesperateMeasurez Hey, do you think you could make a background music track that would be appropriate to traveling through and exploring rolling green plains? I looked for one in your resource website, but I didn't find one; if you already have one that would work well, could you show me?[/ISPOILER]
Hello there! I'm not sure exactly the specific kind of tone you're shooting for, but off the top of my head I have a few I could point you toward. I don't know which tracks you heard and didn't on the site, so if these were among what you already discovered, I apologize!

For a more cinematic and sprawling feeling, I have "Journey's Reflection" and "Into Oblivion."

For something with a bit more of a magical element, I have "Haven of the Faeries" and "A Time Forgotten."

And lastly for some straight up exploratory harps and fading strings we have "Heaven's Dream" and "To the Horizon."

Several of these are a few years old and not as well put together as what I do now. Specifically "To the Horizon" has some glitchy sounding problems. Just a friendly warning. Some of this is my early work when I was first starting!

I'm not sure if any of those will be of help because I'm not sure of your specific requirements. I just linked some of the tracks I thought might fit a grassy overworld type theme. If you already heard all those, feel free to describe in more detail what you're looking for and if I get some time I may try to write one in the coming weeks. Thank you!
 

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@DesperateMeasurez Hey, thanks for the reply! I have listened to all of those songs except Heaven's Dream, but all of them (including Heaven's Dream) seem a little too... I don't know... cinematic and magical, too ethereal. It's hard to describe. I hope you know what I mean. I'm just looking for something more ordinary, or something like Field02 from the RMXP RTP:


Your song "Greener Pastures" is a little closer to what I'm wanting, I think.
 

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Thank you for this! :D I saw you actually have wholesome music that goes perfect with the game I'm making dedicated to the memories I had with my best friend who passed away in 2018.
 

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@DesperateMeasurez Hey, thanks for the reply! I have listened to all of those songs except Heaven's Dream, but all of them (including Heaven's Dream) seem a little too... I don't know... cinematic and magical, too ethereal. It's hard to describe. I hope you know what I mean. I'm just looking for something more ordinary, or something like Field02 from the RMXP RTP:

Your song "Greener Pastures" is a little closer to what I'm wanting, I think.
@Nightblade50 I think I see what you mean. It's an unfinished work in progress, but what about something like this: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mtybc71zx6mcrzc/Grassy_Plains_Sample.mp3/file

It's a bit more ordinary sounding. There's some pizzicato, wood blocks and a triangle to keep things kind of light. The lead is taken by a wooden flute and I added some timpani in there to give us a hint of exploration and adventure.
Thank you for this! :D I saw you actually have wholesome music that goes perfect with the game I'm making dedicated to the memories I had with my best friend who passed away in 2018.
@ProfessorCreepyPasta Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad to know the music is being of help, but I'm really sorry to hear about your friend. It's nice to know the music may help immortalize your very dear memories. Best wishes!
Nice stuff in here!
@Kyuukon Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed some of the music!
 

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@Nightblade50 I think I see what you mean. It's an unfinished work in progress, but what about something like this: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mtybc71zx6mcrzc/Grassy_Plains_Sample.mp3/file

It's a bit more ordinary sounding. There's some pizzicato, wood blocks and a triangle to keep things kind of light. The lead is taken by a wooden flute and I added some timpani in there to give us a hint of exploration and adventure.
Oh wow, that sounds awesome! Yes, it's just what I'm looking for. If you could finish it sometime, that would be really great!
 

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Niceee. Keep up the good work!
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoy some of the music!

It's been a long while since I've kept up on this due to several personal things over the last half year. I'm finally getting set up where I'll be able to keep this updated more regularly.

To start, here are two of the latest free tracks I've published. The first is an intense Sci-Fi, hybrid piece for some kind of intense invasion called "The Raid."

The second is a creepy piano solo named "Bloody Keys."

I hope everyone is well and enjoys!
 

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