Hello and welcome!
Somehow or another you have stumbled across the website of composer Hunter Van Brocklin. Here you will find his music freely available to listen to and download. Want to know more? Check out the about page. Otherwise, head to the music section—and enjoy your stay!
August 21, 2020
A few cool updates today! SPCXII is wrapping up - currently in voting round - so I will have some new music to share once that is finished. But for now, I have some new tracks out on compilations, both of which are chock full of incredible tunes well worth a full listen:
secret forest for ewe+eye (STAFFcirc vol. ω) - My first attempt at writing glitch music in the style of Kashiwa Daisuke or World's End Girlfriend. (Bandcamp link)
(I Want A) Cold Drink Right Now (Sinecraft Vol. 1) - A summery bossa nova jam with some cool rhythmic spice in the middle, done entirely using retro game sample libraries in Super Audio Cart. (Bandcamp link)
One more cool thing of note: I recently shared the orchestration I did in 2013 of Kashiwa Daisuke's piano piece "Scorpion of Red Eyes" and he enjoyed it enough to share it on his YouTube channel himself! Check out that video here.
May 22, 2020
A few exciting items of business today!
First off: my new album Moon Jellies Fly First Class is out around the web. Read about it here on this site, listen to and/or purchase it on Bandcamp, or alternatively listen on SoundCloud or Spotify. I am especially proud of this new music and can safely claim it as my finest work yet.
Second: All this music was actually written for VGMusic's Sample Pack Contest XI, which ran from January-May 2020 hosted by zenkusa. I am pleased to report that I narrowly eked out a win for the contest! "California Rose Gold Rush" took 1st place by less than half a point. It was a pleasure writing all this music, hearing what all the other brilliant minds came up with, and being a part of the community around it. I wholeheartedly recommend checking out the whole album, not just my contributions.
And last but not least, Sample Pack Contest XII is now underway - if you want to be a part of the fun, visit my page for it here. All are welcome! Sample submission closes May 25, and the tentative end-date for track submission will be in mid-August.
January 11, 2020
Sample Pack Contest X has concluded and seen the light of day; check out all the Christmas and winter-themed tunes over on Bandcamp. I made 7 tracks for this one! The highest-placing was a four-way collab that took 9th.
Given that I've made so much music for SPC in the latter half of 2019, I actually put together a compilation album for easy access, plus a bonus track: me playing a solo piano cover of someone else's entry that I loved in SPCIX.
There are a few places you can listen to it all: first is Bandcamp, second is my own webpage for it, and third is on SoundCloud - however you choose to enjoy, I think there's some mighty fine music in there!
November 6, 2019
VGMusic's Sample Pack Contest IX was released today on Bandcamp! This time the contest was Halloween themed, and we ended up with a whopping 71 entries! Four of them are mine this time: Dawn Breaks on Magical Girl Dream Island (3rd place!), Infinite Loop (w/ Kevin Green as Stereolith, 8th place!), hippopotamus (w/ Shane Evans), and the extremely silly From Up on Dust Hill, a tribute to another participant's style.
A ton of awesome and diverse music was created for this contest and I encourage you to listen to it all on Bandcamp. In particular, the contest's winner Tony Thai made an incredible jazzy jam named "Ghost Town Funk" that you need to hear right this moment.
If you would rather listen on SoundCloud than Bandcamp, I have a playlist up here for all four entries I worked on. Direct download links will be coming once SPCX concludes shortly into 2020.
September 18, 2019
The VGMusic.com Sample Pack Contest VIII album is finally out! Participants made music exclusively using a "pack" of submitted samples, to some truly astounding results. I have a track on this album - track 30, N.F.B. - but you should absolutely 100% check out the whole album on Bandcamp because it is filled with so, so many incredible composers who took so many approaches to this format.
Download it here or feel free to also listen on SoundCloud if you prefer it to Bandcamp.
September 1, 2019
It's album release time! I have two new original solo albums to share: one is the retro-inspired JRPG soundtrack pastiche I set out to make, and it's called The Adventurer's Logbook. It's a full two discs' worth of material! The second album sprung forth from the same well of retro-inspired ideas but came about from wanting to explore writing longer tracks in a similar but more electronically-focused style; it's called Magical Realism. Both are released under my full name, not a pseudonym.
You can read all about The Adventurer's Logbook here or go ahead and find it on Bandcamp here! It is structured around 12 fantasy-themed areas to explore. What will you discover in this seasoned adventurer's journal?
Likewise, you can check my page about Magical Realism right here or visit the Bandcamp page for it right here.
These albums are the result of nine months of intense (but fun) work, and I'm beyond ecstatic to finally be able to share it all with you! It amounts to nearly three and a half hours of music! Please enjoy it.
And, incidentally, if you are a game developer or know one who's looking for a composer, please do let me know. If you have any comments and don't already have a way to contact me, feel free to send an email as well.
All works, unless otherwise noted, are copyright © 2004-2020 by Hunter Van Brocklin.