Critical Role continues to expand with not only a game publishing company, comics, novels, and an animated series, but now they are moving into music with the newly announced record label, Scanlan Shorthalt Music. And to kick off this exciting announcement Critical Role is releasing their first album through Scanlan Shorthalt Music, Welcome To Tal’Dorei a Critical Role soundtrack. The music that Critters have heard throughout the live streams during Campaign 2 and Campaign 3 is now available for fans to listen to and incorporate into their own games.
Welcome To Tal’Dorei is 17 tracks making up almost an hour of gorgeous fantasy music inspired by Tal’Dorei and the world of Critical Role’s Exandria. Welcome To Tal’Dorei is composed by Colm McGuinness, Omar Fadel, and the team at Hexany Audio with album art by Kent Davis. The Welcome To Tal’Dorei project was helmed by Marisha Ray, Creative Director and Critical Role Co-Founder, and Maxwell James, Senior Producer at Critical Role.
“We were absolutely blown away by the top tier talent we were able to work with on this project. It was an honor working with Hexany Audio and their team of composers. They had such a great understanding of our world and what we were looking for. And Omar Fadel was a powerhouse to work with. He’s so good at taking real influences from our own world and making them sound fantastical and unique in the tracks he composed.
I also can’t say enough nice things about Colm McGuinness. We have worked with him on a few projects now and everything he creates is so grand and beautiful. Being able to expand our world and tell stories through music is a dream come true… I hope this is only the beginning of Scanlan Shorthalt Music.”– Maxwell James, Senior Producer at Critical Role
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This is not Critical Role’s first foray into music with The Legend Of Vox Machina soundtrack as well as themes for Campaign 2, 3, and 4-Sided Dive already available. With Critical Role not only sharing the immersive fantasy music in The Welcome To Tal’Dorei soundtrack, but announcing their own record label hopefully there is even more exciting music on the horizon. And for all the Critters who are also streamers Critical Role has made it clear that you are welcome to use their music to elevate the atmosphere of your own TTRPG experiences.
CRITICAL ROLE’S WELCOME TO TAL’DOREI ALBUM ART AND COMPLETE SONG LIST
- “Welcome to Tal’Dorei” Colm McGuinness
- “The Adventure Begins…” Colm McGuinness
- “Tea with the Pansophical” Sterling Maffe (Hexany Audio)
- “1000 Steps” Matthew Carl Earl (Hexany Audio)
- “Entering Zephrah” Robert Wolf (Hexany Audio)
- “The Caverns of Crystalfen” Robert Wolf (Hexany Audio)
- “Deathwalker’s Ward” Sterling Maffe (Hexany Audio)
- “The Grey Hunt” Omar Fadel
- “The Cinder King” Omar Fadel
- “Illusory Bonds” Sterling Maffe (Hexany Audio)
- “The Nymph’s Heart” Matthew Carl Earl (Hexany Audio)
- “Umbra Hills” Robert Wolf (Hexany Audio)
- “The Slayer’s Take” Omar Fadel
- “The Pools of Wittebak” Omar Fadel
- “Fields of Joy” Omar Fadel
- “The Whispered One” Steven Grove (Hexany Audio)
- “The Champion’s Goodbye” Matthew Carl Earl (Hexany Audio)
Music by Hexany Audio
Composers: Colm McGuinness, Omar Fadel, and Hexany Audio: Matthew Carl Earl, Robert Wolf, Sterling Maffe, Steven Grove
Mastering: Chris Willmott
Artwork: Kent Davis
Music Supervisor: Laura Katz (Supe Troop)
You can now listen to and purchase Welcome To Tal’Dorei via Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and any other online music services. Bells Hells will return in Campaign 3 of Critical Role June 30, 2022. Are you excited to listen to Welcome To Tal’Dorei? What other music do you want Scanlan Shorthalt Music to produce? Which track is your favorite? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media and check back with The Illuminerdi for more Critical Role.
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Source: Critical Role