Music Monday: Rather Death Than Slavery

For this week’s Music Monday we’re back in the world of soundtracks, this time Assassin’s Creed: Unity, with a piece by Sarah Schachner.

This is another relatively short piece but it packs a lot in. I’ve mentioned before that I do love a good bit of layered production, and this has that in spades, with the use of La Marseillaise overlaid on a ticking clock rhythm and a gradually building counter-melody. There’s nothing terribly subtle about it and it gets loud as it comes up to its climax and it’s all a little bit like the musical equivalent of a mob building up towards violence…which is appropriate given it’s a piece of music from the soundtrack to a computer game set during the French Revolution!

It also works (for me) as a piece for writing action to as there’s a tension and a desperation to it that really helped me when I was doing some of the Sekhmet chase sequences.

The Elsehere Soundtrack on Spotify has been updated to add this in.

That’s all for now. Happy reading and listening!

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