BattleTech is a timeless story of a ruler, High Lady Kamea Arano, who's been dethroned in a coup and gathers a band of mercenaries to reclaim the power that's rightfully hers. Jon says he approached scoring the cutscenes in the game as if he were writing for an intense, multi-part drama.
Although the budget for his soundtrack wasn't huge, Jon made the most of it by planning which cues he wanted to record with orchestras, soloists and a chorus, and he was able to reuse those recordings by blending them with synths, and with his homemade "franken-string," created from a cheap violin and some unusual parts from the hardware store.
Jon's BattleTech soundtrack is available on Bandcamp, and he's offering a generous discount code for Music Respawn listeners! Just enter the code musicrespawn2018.
All tracks by Jon Everist, performed by Erika Kadi, cello; Emily Ridgeway, vocal soloist; Budapest Symphonic Scoring Orchestra; Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt; and the Latvian Radio Choir
BattleTech: Cost of War; I Didin't Know; Coronation Day; Remember Me; The Vast Expanse; Mercenary Blues; Raju; Vox Nihili; Past as Prologue; Who Will Watch the Watchers; For All Mankind (cinematic opening)
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Thanks to Dick Roberts for production assistance