Music Monday: The Spanish Empire

For this week’s Music Monday, another piece of mood music, this time by Brian Tyler: The Spanish Empire.

Brian Tyler is one of my absolute favourite composers. In his case, it’s actually a bit of a toss up as to whether I came across him first via the AC: Black Flag soundtrack or whether it was the official Formula 1 theme. Either way, he has an absolutely brilliant back catalogue that spans so many genres and with work from film, TV and video games, that if you look him up, you’re pretty much bound to find something you’ll enjoy.

This track is from the AC: Black Flag soundtrack, though, and, as the name suggests, it’s another with a very Spanish feel: the main melody is once more played on the accoustic guitar, but this time there’s more percussion and woodwind, with a little bit of other string instrumentation layered in. It’s less of a dance and more of a slow and steady creep through the jungle. It’s very atmospheric and more than a touch sinister: perfect music for the prologue and laying out the basic mystery of Cambiante.

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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