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[ April 11th 2007 ]
Plichta, an independent musician specialising
in electronic and experimental compositions, recently
got in touch to showcase a small collection of
music inspired by the Tomb
Raider series, and we're delighted to be able
his music to fans of Lara
Croft via our new Soundtrack
to Michael: "I am an independent musician… I compose,
arrange, perform and record original electronic
music. I use a Korg Triton Music Workstation and
a PC to create my music. My style is mostly experimental;
I don't confine myself to any one specific sub-genre.
I've released two albums to date: "Virtual Cinema"
(August 2005) and "A Dark Blue Place" (January
anything can inspire me to create music. My latest
piece, titled "Decade Raider" was entirely inspired
by the Tomb Raider video games, which I am a huge
fan of. "Decade Raider" is an upbeat dance/trance-like
track that celebrates the upcoming release of
song starts with a grand choir voicing a very
familiar tune from the original Tomb Raider soundtrack
(Where the Depths Unfold). A trance-like state
is then established, based around those chords
and notes, while integrating patterns from the
TR2 'Skidoo' theme.
of dance drum beats and string ensembles follows…
finishing with a subtle integration the TR 2 'level
complete' theme… which leads into an interpretation
the TR 2 'Vertigo' theme… then building into the
big finish: A dramatic trance interpretation of
"Time to Run" (From the TR1 soundtrack).
Raider" in not my first Tomb Raider inspired song.
On my debut album "Virtual Cinema", I have a piece
titled "Legend"; a completely original song which
was inspired by and created before the release
of the game "Tomb
latest album "A Dark Blue Place" I have two original
tracks that were largely inspired by videogames…
"Bloodrage", a fast and furious guitar & synth
driven piece; was conceptualized after playing
the game "BloodRayne 2". Furthermore, a lot of
inspiration for "Silent Assassin" came from playing
the game "Hitman:
of my music can be heard and demonstrated at my
website. Both of my albums are available for
purchase, on CDs or mp3 downloads from retailers
such as Apple iTunes.
is my true passion in life. I continue to compose
and record new original music, and plan on releasing
another album within a year or so. In addition
to releasing new albums, my ultimate goal is to
compose music for videogames, TV and movies."
Music Of Michael Plichta