Original music composed for the video game Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire by Whale Hammer Games.
In the game, you play Tahira, the last princess of a small kingdom called Avestan, tasked with leading the remnants of your people in search of a new home as you are pursued by the enemy who destroyed your kingdom.
released August 31, 2016
Music composed, performed and produced by Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis (Max LL).
I started writing Tahira’s score after traveling half a year through Central Asia and Iran. I came back with plans to express all the inspiration I had gathered during my travels through the form of a new solo album, but previous commitments precluded me from doing so.
I like to think of Tahira as a project that allowed me to channel some of that inspiration into music. As Tahira travels through her lost kingdom of Avestan, reminiscent of an otherworldly Ancient Persia, she goes through an emotional journey that I could very much relate to, having been through phases of estrangement and rediscovery in regards to my own home.
I’m hoping that beyond the great gaming experience that Tahira offers, players and listeners will be able to relate to the main character’s emotional journey, which is one millions around the world continue to go through every day. We all deserve to find a place we can call home and sometimes, we have to work together to fight the forces that prevent us and others from doing so.
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