ABYSSIUM Chapter II

by CosmoMoose

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about

In early 2016 I was asked by game designer, Glen Chudley, to compose a soundtrack to a computer game based on a fantasy adventure book "Slaves of the Abyss". This is one of those books where you are the hero of the story and you decide what to do next on your quest.

I couldn't get the rights to use the book's name (which may not have been a suitable album title anyway) in the album so decided on the name ABYSSIUM. Each track on this album represents a scene from the game. Chapter I was released in September 2018 and Chapter II is the sequel carrying on the themes and the drama to greater levels.

Glen gave me specific directions on what music he wanted in each scene in the 'quotes' below:

CALL TO BATTLE – ‘A basic military drum beat, overlaid with other instruments to give the impression of a final showdown (actually turns out not to be, but oh well)’
ITER PERICULOSUM (Latin for Journey of Peril) – ‘should be like [ITER FORTISSIMUM] (on Chapter I) but sounding more ominous”
UNDERGROUND PASSAGES [Glen wanted something based on the Kallamehr theme from Chapter I but the action is happening in the sewers rather than in the City]
HIDDEN TUNNEL – ‘Mysterious, in a slightly surreal way. It is the first time the player enters the Abyss’
LOST IN THE ABYSS – ‘Surreal and should give the impression of an endless barren expanse’
CASTLE OF DOOM – 'Church organ music. Should suggest the massive size of the castle. (The Castle is basically designed for use by someone 50 feet tall)’ I plan this piece to be the first ORGAN PHANTASY in a series.
SOUL CHAMBER – [Glen wanted something dark, surreal and disturbing]
ESCAPE FROM THE ABYSS [This is the End theme] – Something epic, suggesting exploring infinite new possibilities
RECOLLECTION is a composition inspired by the game recalling many of the existing themes
SONG OF THE SAVED is the only song with lyrics, sung from the point of view of those being saved. It is also deliberately an allegory to how Jesus gave His all to save us all. This song and all my music is made for God’s glory.

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released November 21, 2018

Composed Arranged Produced and Performed by Chris Medway (CosmoMoose)
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Medway at 9EQ Studios, Dawlish, Devon UK

Artwork by Chris Medway

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CosmoMoose Dawlish, UK

CosmoMoose creates timeless electronic music full of catchy melodies and imaginative themes with dramatic, emotional and playful qualities that Jarre & Vangelis fans would instantly love.
CosmoMoose is composer/producer Chris Medway from Devon, UK who has written music in many genres from musical theatre to children's songs and is available to provide an original score for film and media projects.
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Track Name: Song of the Saved
In the dark abyss
The chamber of souls
Encaged, we had no strength to carry on.
Nowhere else to turn
We helplessly yearned
For freedom in this place where hope was gone

And then you came
To light the flame
When the darkness fled, your sword broke every chain
Our saviour’s come
To light the dawn
For you fought against the odds to save us all

Bang a distant drum
To where light once dawned
Enslaved in the Abyss we could not hear
But you chose the course
Upon your white horse
To free from the abyss and free from fear

We waited for this day
To become free again
These captives that were lost
You freed and paid the cost
Your sword broke all our chains
You took away our pain
And now the light has come
You saved us all

You saved us all, saved us all
When hope had gone
You had conquered all.

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