Covenant: Project Zero Soundtrack

Covenant: Project Zero Soundtrack is an official companion to the Covenant: Project Zero game which is now available on Steam for Windows and Mac platforms.

some of kosmoplovci current and ex members worked on this game, and most prominently, made this soundtrack which we are now proud to share. Djordjevic brothers, Igor and Aleksandar, members of our old LO-TEK KINGS music project, worked together on this, with Aleksandar setting up the initial mood with his theme opening the album, and then Igor taking over to create all different themes that ended up being part of the game, while Aleksandar worked on other aspects of the game, as a game creator and visual artist.

this soundtrack contains all music used in the game, freshly composed by our veteran artists for this particular project, as well as three bonus tracks with versions and remixes. it spans through multiple genres, bringing out all sort of moods, ranging from ambient to action, reflecting different kind of situations you may encounter in the game, but also contributing to game’s overall experience and world building.

we hope you will like and support our work, as we are much proud of it. check the game’s Steam Store page where you can get more information and also download a FREE DEMO of the game:
store.steampowered.com/app/2207500/Covenant_Project_Zero/

you can also check CPZ Release Trailer for the game on youtube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-i_JE97q-Y

credits

track 1 composed by Aleksandar Djordjevic
tracks 2-17 composed by Igor Djordjevic
all tracks mixed and mastered by Igor Djordjevic
artwork by Aleksandar Djordjevic

LO-TEK KINGS LEGACY 2

in 2002, a year after LO-TEK KINGS LEGACY 1 was made, our music evolved and we wanted to do a fresh take on our promo CD, to present our new music directions but also our improved production which evolved from trackers to modular synthesis and realtime fx. we started using Buzz as our base music creation tool, which allowed us to combine samples, synthesizers and realtime fx in a ways previously not possible.

our membership has also changed a bit, because paranoid already left for finland and wasn’t able to contribute, so more space was given to contributions by dzho, speaker for the dead (dominator’s ambient/experimental alter-ego) and zchbicky/extravaganja, who colaborated and worked with us during early 2000s.

so, we have produced another CD sampler, or promo CD, which showcased our new stuff and sound. our music workflow was now allowing us to routinely produce and render stuff digitally, new tools for mastering were being discovered and used in addition to vst and daw, and new analogue simulation software like t-racks, one of the first successful analogue tube amplifier simulation that was used for mastering.

so, while compiling this second part of our LTK LEGACY series, we ended up with 13 tracks, mostly new ones compared to first edition, but with few LTK ‘classics’ that we didn’t want to miss, but most of them updated with new production, or recorded on live performances, with only few being respected as good-as-it-were. as a special bonus, we have included the latest remaster and slight dj-friendly remake of mindshit, freshly made in 2018.

the tracklist of this release, with complete credits is as follows:

01 aborigines, produced by speaker for the dead, 4:55

02 delete, produced by dominator, 5:45

03 bruce lee revence, produced by dominator, 6:53

04 sada dobro znam (live), produced by dzho, lyrics and vocals by ninja, additional music by dvojac bez kormilara (coxless pair), 4:35

05 severe brain damage, produced by dominator, 4:39

06 mindshit (2018 remaster), produced by dominator, vocal sample by marcus garvey / corrosion, 4:05

07 low, produced by dominator, 7:55

08 smisao21 (2002 remaster), produced by dominator, 5:11

09 zaeban policaec, produced by dominator, 5:45

10 congrats (live at mkc maribor, september 2000), produced by dominator, lyrics and vocals by ninja, additional production by zchbicky, 5:10

11 disoriented forces, produced by dzho, with additional work by dominator, 5:31

12 mendes, produced by dzho, 6:34

13 filterhop, produced by speaker for the dead, 6:21

mastering and postproduction on all tracks by dominator

tracks 5, 6 and 10 were created on Amiga, in OctaMED Soundstudio and DigiBooster.

tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13 were created on PC, in Buzz modular synthesis software.

tracks 4 and 12 were created in PC, in Impulse Tracker.

mastering and postproduction was made on PC, using vegas, sound forge, various vst plugins and T-Racks 2.

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addtional information for some tracks:

track 4 (sada dobro znam – live) was performed live on our concert with dvojac bez kormilara (a.k.a. coxless pair) at skc on december 2nd 2001. main music was produced by dzho, lyrics and vocals were written and performed by ninja a.k.a. Aleksandar Djordjevic, additional live music performance was made by Dusan Petrovic on saxophone, Boris Mladenovic on guitar and Sonja Loncar on analogue synth. some of their music (dvojac bez kormilara) can be found here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjUJ2Gxg_lY
www.youtube.com/watch?v=X02z4x32G7Y

track 7 (mindshit 2018 remaster) – was first released on dominator’s ‘i think, therefore i suffer’ lp (in 1997), updated and additionally postproduced version was released in 2001 and is now available on LTK LEGACY 1, and on this release we have included latest, fully remastered and mixed, with slitght ‘dj-friendly’ corrections, which was made in 2018. older version are avalable on following releases:
kosmoplovci.bandcamp.com/album/i-think-therefore-i-suffer
kosmoplovci.bandcamp.com/album/lo-tek-kings-legacy-1

track 10 (congrats – live) was recorded live during our stay in MKC Maribor, during Hexpo festival in august/september 2000. additional postproduction was done by zchbicky/extravaganja, who was temporary part of our crew at the event. original track (without vocals) was used in serbian hit movie ‘Munje!’ (a.k.a. ‘Dudes’).
www.imdb.com/title/tt0279248/soundtrack
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtRng9hOQk4

track 13 (filterhop) is actually a remix of zchbicky’s unreleased contribution to lo-tek kings, internally known as antiope2, named after some weird buzz fx plugin. it may appear somewhere out of our hard disks someday šŸ˜‰

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some of these tracks circulated through dj underground and some local music charts. some of them – like mindshit – were so popular that ended up on vynil dubplates for personal use by codex dj’s, and stomped more than a few dancefloors.

this anthology selection is here to bring more light on our highly popular and succesfull club oriented project LO-TEK KINGS, which was created in the 1999 as a continuation of what dominator was already doing for some years, but with more musicians who gathered and their work developed and evolved under corrosion music support and organization – beside dominator (a.k.a. domin8r), official members of the group were ninja (a.k.a. alex, asarhad and swemiratz), paranoid (a.k.a. paran0id), dzho (a.k.a. jocko) and zchbicky (a.k.a. extravaganja) and it presented wide range of our dancefloor oriented work, which mostly dwelled through the genres of drum and bass, jungle, breakbeat, triphop, and sometimes even hardcore and industrial techno.

LO-TEK KINGS music was performed live in clubs and concerts on at least 16 official occasions, and 13 more if we count previous performance under dominator name. on each of it’s live perfomances, LTK added a layer of original lyrics, videos and live perfomances by ninja, paranoid and dzho, while dominator was mostly taking care of music selection, live mix and production. this release features two pieces which were recorded from live performances, so you have a chance to catch a glimpse of how LTK sounded live – a rare insight since not much of it was ever recorded, because of lack of technical possibilites to do so during those years.

it is also worth noting that LTK perfomances included lots of custom and work-in-progress material, and it was part of the larger movement that worked on support and establishing local electronic and drum and bass scene in the early 2000’s, by pushing not only it’s work but also other local artists, including dj’s like phase and toxic of codex fame, who moved on to continue building local underground drum and bass scene.

in following years, LTK members were separated by life difficulties to survive in Serbia with their work, but also were pushed away by prevalence of dj performances over live acts. paranoid went on to live in finland, ninja went on to live in US, and dzho moved on to his movie director career. even zchbicky, our new member, was in the group less than year before he also moved abroad. so dominator, the only remaining active music member didn’t want to use the name and continued to pursue his work under his new projects and names like speaker for the dead, kosmoplovci, kdes and others. however, in the recent years, the need for LTK ideals to rise up once again are plenty, so for a time being, we have decided to remind you of our work, and when the time comes, to get back on the stage as well. stay tuned for more!

official page for lo-tek kings is permanently archived in kosmoplovci.net archive where it tries to provide complete information on it’s work, including it’s members solo projects.

LTK official url is ltk.kosmoplovci.net or www.kosmoplovci.net/music/ltk/  

this unofficial lo-tek kings album was originally created in 2001 to present our work to dj’s, promoters and publishers, a way to introduce them to our work at the time when we were unable to publish and distribute a ‘proper’ release, which unfortunatelly never happened due to fucked up circumstances of local (serbian) music scene and it’s labels.

music was produced in CD quality and was available both as CDDA-audio and MC-audio tape, recorded and multiplied on CDr and MC at our own DIY resources.

it contains 10 tracks, mostly never released before, with some exceptions that were part of our other releases, but remastered for this one.

– track 1 – wandering – was previously released on hardcorrosion ‘brain damage’ lp, but in different version.
kosmoplovci.bandcamp.com/album/brain-damage

– track 6 – congratz – ended up in serbian hit movie ‘Munje!’ www.imdb.com/title/tt0279248/soundtrack
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtRng9hOQk4

– track 7 – mindshit – was previosly released on dominator’s ‘i think, therefore i suffer’ lp, version on this album is remastered in 2001.
kosmoplovci.bandcamp.com/album/i-think-therefore-i-suffer

– track 8 – n2o extended a.k.a. vratolom – has become part of our later released n2o ep – our only ‘official’ lo-tek kings release until now, featuring versions and guest remixes of our original track n2o, inspired by the ps2 game.
kosmoplovci.bandcamp.com/album/n2o
another version of this track was also used in short-movie called ‘road to hell’ made by low-fi video group called ‘kadar’ a.k.a. ‘mladi kadrovi’
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b2VaelZY8M

some of other tracks circulated through dj underground and some local music charts. some of them – like mindshit – were so popular that ended up on vynil dubplates for personal use by codex dj’s, and stomped more than few dancefloors.

last track on this album – stabbing spears – was created intentionally in the form of 15 minute long minimix, presenting wide range of styles that LTK was known and respected for.

all in all, this anthology selection is here to bring some light on our highly popular and succesfull club oriented project LO-TEK KINGS, which was created in the 1999 as a continuation of what dominator was already doing for some years, but with more musicians who gathered and their work developed and evolved under corrosion music support and organization – beside dominator (a.k.a. domin8r), official members of the group were ninja (a.k.a. alex, asarhad and swemiratz), paranoid (a.k.a. paran0id) and dzho (a.k.a. jocko) and it presented wide range of our dancefloor oriented work, which mostly dwelled through the genres of drum and bass, jungle, breakbeat, triphop, and sometimes even hardcore and industrial techno.

LO-TEK KINGS music was performed live in clubs and concerts on at least 16 official occasions, and 13 more if we count previous performance under dominator name. on each of it’s live perfomances, LTK added a layer of original lyrics, videos and live perfomances by ninja, paranoid and dzho, while dominator was mostly taking care of music selection and production. it is also worth noting that LTK perfomances included lots of custom and work-in-progress material, and it was part of the larger movement that worked on support and establishing local drum and bass scene in the early 2000’s, by pushing not only it’s work but also other local artists, including dj’s like phase and toxic of codex fame, who moved on to continue building local underground drum and bass scene.

in later years, LTK members were separated by life difficulties to survive in Serbia with their work, but also were pushed away by prevalence of dj performances over live acts. paranoid went on to live in finland, ninja went on to live in US, and dzho moved on to his movie director career, so dominator, the only remaining active music member didn’t want to use the name and continued to pursue his work under his new projects and names like speaker for the dead, kosmoplovci, kdes and others. however, in the recent years, the need for LTK ideals to rise up once again are plenty, so for a time being, we have decided to remind you of our work, and when the time comes, to get back on the stage as well. stay tuned for more!

tracklist of this release, with complete credits is as follows:

01 wandering (ltk version), produced by dominator, 3:53
02 drugstore, produced by dominator, 3:59
03 they eat people, produced by ninja, 4:35
04 smisao21, produced by dominator, 5:12
05 zaeban policaec, produced by dominator, 5:59
06 congratz, produced by dominator, 5:10
07 mindshit (2001 remaster), produced by dominator, 4:04
08 n2o extended (vratolom), produced by paranoid and dominator, 11:16
09 jeez, produced by dominator, 3:42
10 stabbing spears, produced by paranoid and dominator, 14:56

mastering and postproduction on all tracks by dominator

all music was created on Amiga, in octamed soundstudio and digibooster.
mastering and postproduction was made on pc, using vegas, sound forge and various vst plugins.

official page for lo-tek kings is permanently archived in kosmoplovci.net archive where it tries to provide complete information on it’s work, including it’s members solo projects.

LTK official url is ltk.kosmoplovci.net or www.kosmoplovci.net/music/ltk/  

Artist: Swemiratz
Album: Seobe
URL: www.kosmoplovci.net/music/swemiratz/

Label: floatingjoint / kosmoplovci
Catalog Nr.: KOOI0014
Released: 10/9/2003
Source: CD

Tracklist:
01. kalinka (5:58)
02. halogen infinitum (4:20)
03. grid cage (3:38)
04. dzoni sa zvezda (4:40)
05. ponekad se nadjem tamo (4:01)
06. soul out far (4:58)
07. blok 3 (4:30)
08. ekstenzija (5:02)
09. toplina (7:01)

electronics and ambience, emotional and engaging yet raw and simple, swemiratz’s full on release may just be a perfect gift to oldskool techno and elektro people.

Ā 

Artist: Hardcorrosion
Album: Brain Damage
URL: www.kosmoplovci.net/music/audio/crscd01.html

Label: corrosion / kosmoplovci
Catalog Nr.: CRSCD01 / KOOI0002
Released: December 1996
Source: CD / MED

Tracklist:
01. dominator – intro (4:32)
02. dominator – phuse (4:02)
03. dominator – lamer hunt (5:09)
04. dominator – fokin dead (4:11)
05. dominator – thcore (3:19)
06. dominator – metallic brainwash (3:28)
07. dominator – afterlife (3:34)
08. dominator – repressive thoughts (6:35)
09. dominator – brain system collapse (4:45)
10. dominator – wandering (3:52)
11. dominator – severe brain damage (4:39)
12. dominator – phuckinin darkness (4:01)
13. alex – breakzone (2:25)
14. alex [remix by dominator] – mighty dub players (3:08)

tracks 13-14 composed by alex,
track 14 remixed by dominator.
all other tracks, post production, CD mastering and audio tape recording by dominator.

BRAIN DAMAGE, released in december 1996, was our first attempt to make some kind of promo release which will present our best work in various music styles. it is also the first release treated as a label production.

Originaly, BRAIN DAMAGE was created as promo tape entitled hARdCoRRoSioN promo v1.o but after succesful entries on radio station’s top lists and making of our first video for phuse we decided to make this an official release, renamed it to BRAIN DAMAGE and made it available on audio tapes.

as our technical knowledge grew, we managed to make BRAIN DAMAGE our first CD master, but due to a cost limits, the actual release was still distributed on audio tapes. however, sound quality was a large advance comparing to THE MIX, mainly because of new technology and software which allowed us to burn cd tracks directly without analog conversion.

after a while, we decided to release it online, so it is now available as module release #56: crs_brd.lha (2,588,884 bytes) or as 128kbps mp3 files [packed in zip files] from original release page – or here on bandcamp in full quality lossless audio formats like flac or wav.

BRAIN DAMAGE presents 14 tracks in more or less 5 music styles. It begins with dark ambient INTRO which announces four 200+ BPM hardcore tracks. After them, the unfortunate listener is confronted with the experimental METALLIC BRAINWASH followed by the dark industrial AFTERLIFE. REPRESSIVE THOUGHTS easilly beats up the tempo and set it to trip-hop/breakbeat pace in the next 4 tracks. Last two tracks are a bit of old-school breakbeat phused with industrial sounds.

Torrent release of BRAIN DAMAGE contains mp3 version of the album, with all source modules included in octamed soundstudio format. you can download it here >> www.kosmoplovci.net/torrents/KOOI0002_hardcorrosion_-_brain_damage_(1996).zip.torrent or here >> www.kosmoplovci.net/music/releases/KOOI0002_hardcorrosion_-_brain_damage_(1996).zip

This version for bandcamp is freshly rerendered in 2014 to provide lossless quality, using original music project files and amiga emulator.