We are glad to present our fifth Featured Friday. The next Featured Team Member: Bryan Akers.
I am Bryan and I am composing the music for Sanctum Polis - Rest Eternal Memory!
I go by the moniker of Sleepmeld, which is a band I formed with my friend, though I compose the music for this game by myself.
I am used to creating music that you can dance to but fall asleep to as well, and I try to implement this format in the OST for this video game.
I have been making music for many years but only recently did I start making music I felt proud of in general. It is a mixture of IDM, Techno/Pop, acoustic, and downtempo.
For Sanctum Polis, I have been interested in using more realistic-sounding instruments like strings, percussion, flutes, etc. but with a combination of pop/dance that gets stuck in your head.
When I am not making music for Sanctum Polis, I am working, going to school for my Masters in school counseling, playing video games, making music of my own, hanging with friends, or playing live shows when I have the opportunity.
Some of my favorite videos games include: Half-Life 2, Mirror's Edge, Beyond Good and Evil, Fez, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the EarthBound/MOTHER series, BioShock, Gone Home, Life Is Strange...it goes on.
Some favorite bands or musicians I love or am influenced by are: Crystal Castles, Washed Out, Grimes, Burial, Disasterpeace, Kelly Bailey, capsule, Studio Killers, Radio Dept, Flying Lotus...that also goes on and on.
Being a part of the Sanctum Polis team has been an incredibly enriching experience so far and has allowed me to become a better musician as well! Thanks for all the support!"
Click on the link below to hear some of the composed music!
Power Up! [Sanctum Polis: Rest Eternal Memory OST]