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Singles to Check Out: Michael Bross, Chance Thomas, and E.S. Posthumus

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Kind of a slow week, so I thought I’d get around to sharing with you a few recently released singles that are worth your attention. Some of my favorite composers have been very busy lately, and it’s been much too long since we’ve heard from a number of these guys.

Let me start with Chance Thomas. He recently scored the Monopoly Streets videogame, and while the game may not be your thing, Thomas has composed a pretty interesting jazz piece that acts as the game’s main theme. I was kind of surprised by it as I’m used to hearing a big orchestral sound out of him, but I recommend heading over to VGMdb for more details and picking it up for $0.99 online if you’re interested.

Next up, Michael Bross.  We’re huge fans of his work in both videogames and his solo electronic music, but he’s been busy with a number of game projects as well.  One of his biggest projects is Firefall, an upcoming MMO from Red 5 Studios.  Bross has provided a pretty insightful look into his work on the game, and the team has even made one of his tracks available for download.  That’s right, it’s free.  You can’t beat that!

Last up is a very special release.  E.S. Posthumus brothers Helmut and Franz Vonlichten have been favorites of many of us here on the site, and Helmut had the very unfortunate news earlier this year that his brother, Franz, had unexpectedly passed away.  Helmut has gone on to release this single titled “Christmas Eve,” a holiday tune that turned out to be the last recording the brothers would work on.  They had planned on releasing an album of Christmas music (a fantastic idea if there ever was one), so hopefully fans enjoy this and keep Franz and his surviving family in mind this holiday season.

Feel free to chime in and let us know what you think of the above singles.

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