Music of Dark Adventure

Music of Dark Adventure

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Since the very first episode of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre, thrilling orchestral music has been a key part of the series' success. Reber Clark has written some wonderful scores, but most of the music we've used was composed and performed by Troy Sterling Nies. At last we've sifted through the DART archives and prepared two downloadable collections of his great music for your enjoyment. Please note, this product is ONLY available as a download - it is not a set of CDs.

  • Selected Favorites - we've picked at least one of our favorite cues from each of Troy's Dark Adventure scores and combined them here. Enjoy 26 tracks spanning 1 hour and 41 minutes of music.
  • Omnibus Edition - enjoy all of the Selected Favorites plus 63 more tracks, for a whopping 89-track album featuring almost 5 hours of music

Die-hard Dark Adventure fans will hear familiar music presented in a new way. When composers send us music, we often cut, alter, and manipulate it substantially to meet the needs of the show. Here, you'll experience the music as the composer intended it! Because there's no talking, gunfire or roaring monsters, you'll hear these compositions as you've never heard them before. By turns creepy, haunting, tense, moving and pulse-poundingly exciting, all of this music is highly evocative and inspiring. Great for setting the mood for role playing games, serving as a background for writing or making art, or simply to enjoy for its own sake.


SELECTED FAVORITES TRACK LISTING (click links for previews)
"Armitage" from The Dunwich Horror
"Conclusion" from The Horror at Red Hook
"I Fell Through Infinite Gulfs of Sentient Darkness" from The Shadow Out of Time
"Outsider" from A Solstice Carol
"Escape" from The Shadow Over Innsmouth "Bring Me the Book" from The White Tree
"Gardner Farm" from The Colour Out of Space
"Finale" from The Thing on the Doorstep
"Cosmic Awe" from The Dreams in the Witch House
"Sphinx vs. Jackals" from The Brotherhood of the Beast
"Old Cairo" from Imprisoned with the Pharaohs
"Galloway Expedition" from The Brotherhood of the Beast
"Secret Passages" from The Rats in the Walls
"Sarah Cornwallis" from The Brotherhood of the Beast
"Suite" from The Curse of Yig "Miskatonic Adventure" from The Brotherhood of the Beast
"Night on Tempest Mountain" from The Lurking Fear "Aerial Assault" from The Brotherhood of the Beast
"Chelsea Hotel" from Masks of Nyarlathotep "Flight to Zanzibar" from Masks of Nyarlathotep
"Stakeout" from Masks of Nyarlathotep "Cuncudgerie" from Masks of Nyarlathotep
"Abduction" from Masks of Nyarlathotep "Sir Aubrey" from Masks of Nyarlathotep
"Talking Board" from Masks of Nyarlathotep "Closing" from At The Mountains of Madness


More Music! - If you want even more of Troy's great music, we also offer the soundtrack albums of the motion pictures The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in Darkness!

Licensing - these musical tracks are for personal enjoyment only. If you want to use them in videos, published games, or other projects, please let us know and we can make arrangements.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Jeremy L
Great for CoC games!

I always loved the DART music! Now I can listen to it whenever I want. It's all your favorite music and then some.

Joshua Tyler Little
So much fun to listen to!

I love musical scores and the DART soundtracks have been fantastic, and fun to listen to and great as supplement to the mood when reading Lovecraftian fiction. I recommend it for any who enjoy soundtracks for an original and immersive collection of music. Troy Sterling Nies does an amazing job! Keep up the great work.

Atmospheric, varied, and vast

If you been looking for you been looking for music and sound to accompany RPGs, RPG prep, reading, writing, etc., and the movie soundtracks of your favorite weird films and tv shows and are too uneven, short, requires programming, look no further. The omnibus edition of the Dark Adventure radio series is what you've been looking for. It is more than four and a half hours of high production value modern classical music. Check out the other reviews to find out more. I agree with others that having this on is a completely different experience than it being a part of the radio shows. Lots of so-called Lovecraftian music is freely available from the web. But a lot of it lacks subtlety and is usually repetitive. It "sounds" like someone making sound. This on the other hand is the real deal.

Long Overdue

It is nice to finally be able to purchase Troy Sterling Nies' music for Dark Adventure, thereby enabling me to better enjoy his great work. My only complaint, a minor one, would be the availability of all the music for each episode.

Tobias Nilsson
Auditory enlightenment

The best part of the DART productions is the music!
- Well, it certainly is one of them.

The best part of the DART music is that it is available as soundtracks!
- Reber Clark's music is available straight through him, and finally Troy Sterling Nies' music is available here, through the HPLHS.

The best part of the DART soundtrack release is the options!
- And of course I am talking about the Omnibus edition, why go for the lesser evil?

The best part of the DART music is the length!
- Here I am not only talking about the maddingly amount of tracks on the release, but the fact that they are presented here in full song length, instead of the edited snippets often used in the DART shows.

The best part of the DART soundtrack is that it is now available!
- So what are you waiting for? Get yours this very minute, and get ready for a musical adventure beyond the spheres and known universe - and save the last song for yourself!