Four Shadows - Music for Trail of Cthulhu

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Publisher: Pelgrane Press

Product Code: PELGT05D (?)

Publishing Year: 2009

Pages: N/A

Cover Price: $4.95

Composer(s): James A. Semple

Artist(s): Jérôme Huguenin

Style(s): Atmospheric music

Format(s): MP3 Download

ISBN: N/A

Contents

This download pack contains instrumental music which can be used to evoke the appropriate mood for a Trail of Cthulhu game.

Four tracks are included.

From the composer:

Trail of Cthulhu features elements of tension and horror but also thoughtful and considered investigation and dramatic moments of revelation. The music here is designed to play beneath those key moments to help enhance the all-important atmosphere of the game. In creating these tracks James Semple drew upon many influences from the worlds of classical orchestral music and film scores. The Golden Age scores of film composers such as Franz Waxman and Bernard Herrmann were particularly inspiring.

Trail of Cthulhu Theme (Pulp) The Pulp theme emphasizes the action scenes of a typical game, inducing excitement, and depicting an encroaching terror and a desperate flight to safety.

Ruminations Ruminations was written for a classic investigative scene. Many times I’ve found players puzzling over the clues they have for long periods. This music helps reflect the background tension and sense of lonely desperation so typical of the game.

Anagnorisis Anagnorisis is the moment when the Investigators understand the true horror of what they are facing. The opening of this track is a whole minute of anticipation in sound design building into the orchestra and vocal chorus.

Trail of Cthulhu Theme (Purist) To open a game played in the purist style, this theme conveys a sense of a mystery and a brooding threat just out of sight but constantly lurking and waiting.

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