My memory isn’t what it was, but I believe I’m correct in saying that the sounds I made for Doomsday was my very first bespoke programming project.
When I released my first commercial soundset, Massive Darkscore II (Massive Darkscore I was a freebie, before you ask!), one of the first people to purchase it was Sascha Dikiciyan. I recognised the name instantly from the music for Mass Effect, so was hugely pleased that someone as talented as Sascha would buy my little synth soundset.
Consequently, Sascha emailed me and asked me if I was interested in working with him to make some original sounds for a project he was working on. This project turned out to be his debut artist album, Doomsday.
It’s a great album, featuring collaborations with artists such as Powerglove, Malukah and Blue Stahli. If you’re into aggressive, synth driven, sci-fi, cinematic electropunk… you won’t go wrong grabbing a copy!
I’ve worked on numerous projects with Sascha since the original Doomsday work was done, and we figured it was high time we released the sounds so that others could enjoy them too. I’ve even gone back into them and given some of them a sprucing up – after all, I like to think my programming has improved over the intervening years!
So, grab your copy of Doomsday and get noisy.