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Barn Fire Music: A Look At Kevin Manthei’s Music Library

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If you’re not familiar with Kevin Manthei, you have probably heard his music at some point in a video game, television series, or movie trailer.

I recently revisited some Kevin Manthei’s music, specifically the soundtrack he composed for the animated series Invader Zim.  This was not a coincidence, Invader Zim has recently returned in comic book form and with it all my great memories of the show and its excellent music.  Kevin Manthei has also worked on DC animated features Batman Gotham Knight,  Justice League: New Frontier and has written the music for the highly entertaining Ultimate Spiderman TV series.  But he actually began his composing career in the gaming industry composing the music for titles including Panzer General II, Vampire: The Masquerade, Twisted Metal Black,  Starcraft: Ghost and Star Trek Online. 

In the process of looking back at Invader Zim‘s music I discovered that Kevin Manthei also recently founded a music library company called Barn Fire Music.  The company is described as a boutique production music library providing music in any style to film and television production companies, television networks, game developers and anybody else who needs it.

The music Library itself is huge, boasting over 1900 tracks spread across just over 200 unique albums.  Kevin Manthei has contributed over 800 tracks himself, but has collected music from various composers to build the library’s content, which you can sample above.  What I appreciated was that the library even had an album titled “8-Bit Adventures,” offering 11 tracks of chip tune goodness.  I am still exploring a lot of the albums in the library and so far really enjoy “Apocalyptic Trailers vol.2“, “Heroic Legends” and “Galactic Adventures Vol.1“.

They are always on the lookout for talented composers as well, so if you’re looking to have your music heard check them out. And, if you’re looking for music for your next project, you might find what you need in Barn Fire Music’s Library. Take some time to explore and let me know what you think!

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