I've been listening to Monkey Island game soundtracks recently, CMI actually (well, self-made, unofficial ones..), and regretted that there isn't more music.
Then I've investigated a bit what Michael Z. Land
) is doing and found that his output somewhat slowed down over the last few years.
Now, connect that with the fact that famed composer Chris Hülsbeck
recently funded a re-recording of his music via kickstarter
, one of the more notable game-music related projects on kickstarter, IMHO.
Also, let's highlight the Thimbleweed Park
kickstarter project - so good to see the old gang churn out new content.
So, here's the idea:
Let's contract Michael Land directly for composition and recording of more "Michael Land-ish music"
As a rough outline, let's ask him to do some tracks "in the vein of" Monkey Island, this laid-back, calypso, steeldrum style (more Danjer Cove, more Brim Stone Beach ambients); and possibly some more symphonic works à la The Dig (I'd like to see a weird "Ghosts", part 2) - maybe compiled on a 12 track album. Recorded to high standards, mixing live instruments with synths, recorded and/or mastered at Lucas Digital/Skywalker Sound
- as in the olden days. We could do a poll here, to decide on the musical direction.
To fund the project, we'll init a simple yet serious kickstarter project, ~100,000 $US ("simple" as in 'less rewards hassle', but "serious" as in 'properly funded'), for composition, recording, etc. Funders receive the finished product as digital download starting at let's say $10 - $18 or a physical copy for ~$20 - $30. Additional rewards could be signed copies or so. A bit more pricey as the average music album, but hey, it's custom made, more or less.
Also, we could structure the kickstarter with stretch-goals (as an example):
70,000 $ - funded (6-track mini album, "more ambient music to plunder to")
100,000 $ - 12 track album (full album, "+6 tracks of Dig-ish sci-fi symphonics")
150,000 $ - 18 track album (full album with extras, "+6 reworked Monkey Island classics")
What about that? Let's discuss.
Here or on reddit
: Let's contract Michael Land for new original compositions
(Or at least leave your vote in the poll)