Tiny Barbarian DX -The Serpent Lord- Original Soundtrack

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Tiny Barbarian DX -The Serpent Lord- Original Soundtrack
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June 6, 2013
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Violinist Jeff Ball had already made a name for himself as a first-rate performer on both indie games and AAA titles. But surprisingly, his breakthrough soundtrack Tiny Barbarian DX: The Serpent Lord turns out not to include a single solo string instrument in favour of a retro-inspired sound.


The Tiny Barbarian DX: The Serpent Lord soundtrack matches the game’s 8bit graphics with glorious, unabashedly melodic chiptune music of the highest order. From the stomping opening chords of “TBDX Opening Street”, Ball unleashes a steady stream of utterly catchy, head-nodding melodies and huge hooks, while busy arpeggios bubble away in the background.

Tiny Barbarian DX hits the ground running and never looks back, as it rushes through the more cinematic “Break Down the Walls”, the Castlevania-inspired “Kinda Creepy” and the absolutely euphoric “Haters Gonna Hate” on a wave of adrenaline and muscular tunes. Ball greatly expands upon his two minute soundtrack for 2011’s Tiny Barbarian to give a fully-fledged 35-minute effort.


One of the best retro indie soundtracks released so far, Tiny Barbarian DX sees eye to eye with the classics of yesteryear – it’s uncomplicated fun, but it’s anything but simple. Released through the eminent Ubiktune chiptune label, the album can be streamed or downloaded for free (or you can name the price) through Bandcamp now.

Tiny Barbarian DX -The Serpent Lord- Original Soundtrack Simon Elchlepp

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Posted on May 19, 2014 by Simon Elchlepp. Last modified on May 19, 2014.

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A former German film student now living in Melbourne, Australia and working at the University of Melbourne's Architecture faculty - and a passionate music lover with an eclectic taste. Specialising in Western game music, I'm here to dig out the best scores Western video games have produced in the last thirty years.

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