Cody Carpenter is a third generation musician. His father, John Carpenter, is a director and composer and his mother, Adrienne Barbeau, is a star of film, television and the Broadway stage. His grandfather, Howard Carpenter, was a founding member of the Nashville Strings.
Cody was introduced to his first musical instrument around the age of three and has been playing and composing original music since. In addition to contributing music for two of his father's films, Vampires (1998) and Ghosts of Mars (2001), Carpenter composed and performed the full-length score for "Cigarette Burns" and "Pro-Life" in Showtime's Masters of Horror (2005) movie series.
Cody co-wrote, co-produced, and performed on the acclaimed Lost Themes (2015) and Lost Themes II (2016) with his father and Daniel Davies. In 2016 and 2017 Cody toured North America and Europe with his father and a 6-piece band, performing material from both Lost Themes albums and his father's films. In 2018 he will be co-composing the new Halloween movie.
Learn more: http://www.codycarpenterofficial.com
Mark Day is a musician that has composed soundtracks for popular videogame releases like Diner Dash and Championship Manager as well as for indie games like Aqua Kitty. The latter's soundtrack was listed among TwoDashStash's "Top Ten Best Indie Game Soundtracks of All Time."
Beyond videogame soundtracks, Mark has also developed tracks used in some of television's most watched shows, like BBC's Top Gear, The Apprentice and Sky Sports' Sky Sports Football.
Learn more: http://www.electriccafe.xyz
Below is a selection of tracks from our JRPG album Shadow Spirits Vol. 1. These tracks cover a variety of musical styles.
"Nothing beats a good chiptune album...unless it's an RPG themed one! Cody Carpenter (Vampires, Ghosts of Mars) and Mark Day (Diner Dash, Aqua Kitty) join up to delivery an exquisite 14-track RPG concept album that aurally paints the journey of a brave samurai." RPGfan.com
"The result is an album that tracks the full range of emotion and experience expected from a satisfying role-playing game, with contemplative passages rushing into propulsive action, and triumphal flourishes and melancholy elegies appearing like signposts along the journey...
Listen to "Beyond Reason," premiering exclusively here at Paste, and try not to see a squad of brave anime sprites marching over a verdant world map towards an ominous mountain in the distance. When those synths slice in at the two minute mark is obviously when the lightning hits and the sky turns red and black and the evil demon who was masquerading as the ancient religious leader the whole time appears above the mountain with a malevolent smile scarring his face. I can feel the Genesis controller in my hands right now." pastemagazine.com
"I cannot possibly pick out favorites for this album, so these are just some of the key tracks that I think tell something special. Every track is important, and I absolutely love this chip-tune RPG soundtrack.... Fans of retro RPGs and electronic music will not in any manner be disappointed. As long as I have permission, you’ll probably hear it in my Smite, Paladins, and MTG streams whenever the opportunity arises." onrpg.com
"Each of the fourteen electronic retro tracks are good and my favorite is probably the first song, Scarlet Warrior. This song is nearly five minutes long and has some sequences that I think would make an epic ring tone. What can I say, I’m a sucker for good retro music. If you’ve enjoyed RPGs on the NES and SNES, you’ll feel right at home with this album. There are no bad songs and each one is different from the rest." christcenteredgamer.com