Last night, at several people’s urging, I posted the soundtrack album to Life Flashes By online. I had a lot of fun making the game’s music this time around, particularly since this is the first time I’ve done a soundtrack using mostly real instruments. It’s not a professional-quality recording, by any means — the only gear I have to work with is a Blue Snowball mic and GarageBand — but given the general low-budget indie nature of the entire game, I think it’s fitting.
Anyway, yes, in case you’re wondering, all the music on this album is performed by myself, under the name “Squinky & the Squinkettes”, which is the new moniker for all my solo musical acts, the rationale being, of course, that no one I know would ever want to be in a band called “Squinky & the Squinkettes”.  The instruments that make at least one appearance are an archtop guitar, a euphonium,  a cornet  occasionally played with mutes, a bass guitar, a MIDI keyboard, a didgeridoo, a kazoo, and my voice. I’m most proud of “Rejection Song”, since it’s the first time I’ve actually done an honest to goodness full-length song for a game, as opposed to short little themes that loop, but I’m also quite proud of “Persian Tea & Baklava”, which was done in the style of a chain-smoking Turkish singer I’ve performed with on occasion,  as well as “Thirteen Eight”, which is what I came up with when I challenged myself to write a piece in 13/8 time.
Finally, since at least one person asked for it, I’ve also put up a credits page, so folks won’t have to go through the trouble of playing the game over again to see who worked on it. Hopefully, I’ve spelled everyone’s name correctly.