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An original cinematic-style book soundtrack inspired by the Stormlight Archive novels by Brandon Sanderson.
An original cinematic-style book soundtrack inspired by the Stormlight Archive novels by Brandon Sanderson • If you missed the campaign, it's not too late! You can still pledge now on BackerKit!
An original cinematic-style book soundtrack inspired by the Stormlight Archive novels by Brandon Sanderson • If you missed the campaign, it's not too late! You can still pledge now on BackerKit!
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      Matthew Bowman on February 8

      While I don't disagree with Stick, I do have to express that I find that explanation on the track to actually make it worse. It doesn't make anything feel special, because the only way to appreciate it is to try to imagine it in a physical storage medium. I just find the silence annoying.

      Ironically, my player (currently on shuffle) just went silent because it got to that part. The lack of sound made me once again reflexively make certain it was still playing.

    2. The Black Piper Creator on February 6

      Wow, thank you, @Stick! We're so glad that we are hitting the mark, and so grateful for all the trust that you (all) put in us before we delivered and for the support and love that you and everyone are showing for us and the project now! Thank you so much!!!

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      i am a stick on February 5

      Black Piper, for a group doing a project like this for the first time, you guys absolutely knocked it out of the park and then some. Not only is the music incredible in its own right, but you managed to capture the story of The Way of Kings so unbelievably perfectly! When I'm listening to The Assassin in White, I really feel as if I'm in the halls of Gavilar's palace, at the mercy of forces that haven't been seen for millenia. When I'm listening to The King's Wit, I feel as if I am with Hoid himself, whether talking to him or listening to him play. When I'm listening to Bridge Four, I feel as if I'm charging at the Parshendi, with arrows falling all around me. Needless to say, I could not have hoped for anything better than what you delivered. I am so excited to see what other projects you will cook up in the future, and you bet that I will be back to support again!

      And to think, I haven't even seen the art album yet!

    4. The Black Piper Creator on January 31

      Hey James,

      Sae Sae's actually finishing up an update that will include some timeline info, but essentially, we'll be starting the custom songs in about March. Earlier if we can wrap up some other things, but we'll reach out to you. We're very much looking forward to getting to yours! :) (And all of them.)


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      James Oliger
      on January 31

      Hey guys, I love this music so much. Do you guys have a estimate in starting the customer songs?

    6. The Black Piper Creator on January 25

      Hey Cliff,

      It looked like you hadn't answered the survey before everything was locked down. I went in and fixed that for you. You should be able to log into BackerKit now and the rewards should show up (both MP3's and WAV's).


    7. Cliff Newman
      on January 25

      backed the digital copy only. When will .wav files be available?

    8. The Black Piper Creator on January 24

      @quasr - glad you're loving it! Do feel free to go leave a review/rating on iTunes/Amazon MP3/CD Baby! Do you have any favorite songs?

      Also glad you love the selfie! For everyone who hasn't gotten their's yet, Marina is working hard at getting those out. Keep watching your email for the download!

    9. The Black Piper Creator on January 24

      Hi Matthew,

      Here are the lyrics for Warrior:

      Re: The Knights Radiant - so, you've discovered the "hidden" track. The first part of the song is the actual Knights Radiant theme. Then, after the silence, there's a remix, which we're calling "Radiant Rainbow Remix". It was intentional, and we thought it would be a nerdy thing to do. (There were such things as "hidden tracks" in years past - see Make sense?

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      Matthew Bowman on January 24

      I'm getting used to it, but in a way it makes it even more noticeable, so I have a question: why is there over a minute of silence in the middle of the final track?

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      Matthew Bowman on January 16

      I'm greatly enjoying this soundtrack. There's a lot of music here with great sounds. Perfect for music while I work at my desk. I'd like to second the request for lyrics, though; I have an audio processing issue where I can hear all the notes, but voices come through jumbled until I manage to decipher them, and it takes a lot of listens for me to do that.

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      quasr on January 15

      finally received the stormlight selfie and it does not disappoint! The album was excellent too and I can't wait until the next one

    13. The Black Piper Creator on January 8

      Oh, that's a bummer, Elon! Sorry you missed it!
      @i am a stick - I'll be sending an update regarding that, soon
      @Matt - The lyrics will probably be included in the digital liner notes, but I may also put them up on The Black Piper's website. I'll let you know if I do.
      @Anyone with website dedications - I sent out an email before Christmas about this, but if you'll respond to that email, I'll get your dedications put up!

      Thanks everybody!

    14. Elon Svärdhagen on January 7

      I only backed the Spren pledge level because I though this would get released after I finished Oathbringer and I prefered to had the music running while I read. But now I still have a good 300+ pages left, so I'll just buy the songs from CD Baby then. Too bad I missed out on most other add-ons then!

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      i am a stick on January 3

      Hey so I saw that there are multiple album download links on the download page, what are the differences between them?

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      Matt Graubner on January 1

      I've really been enjoying listening to the music (it was a great accompaniment as I finished reading through Oathbringer). I do have one question though--are lyric listings available for the tracks with audio? On some of them I haven't been able to make out all the words so I'd love to be able to read the lyrics as I listen. Thanks so much.

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      Bernadette on December 22

      Is there an estimate on when the online song-dedication (from the add-on) will go live? (Any chance before Christmas day?) Also, will we get the opportunity to select the song? On BackerKit it asked me for a person's name, but didn't ask which song.

    18. The Black Piper Creator on December 21

      @Adrian - Yes, I've had a few reports about that. I'm putting together a new batch and re-distributing it with the fixes

    19. Adrian Fritz on December 21

      Yes, it's a pretty nice album indeed, but the tagging was a bit broken, in my download at least. Had to fix a few minor things.

    20. The Black Piper Creator on December 21

      @Kirby Carlson - Awesome!! We are very fortunate and happy to have you join the journey!

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      Kirby Carlson on December 21

      @The Black Piper - That is very cool! I never knew this was a thing, and will now listen more closely to the track to hear the differences.

      I look forward to seeing what else you guys come up with in the future - I don't follow many things, but I will definitely continue to follow and support you guys!

      Thanks for the speedy response!

    22. The Black Piper Creator on December 21

      Hi @Kirby! Thanks so much! It was a monumental effort by so many people - we appreciate all the encouragement!

      Re: The Knights Radiant - you've discovered the "hidden track"! The piece after the long pause is another version, lovingly dubbed "(Radiant Rainbow Remix)". We wanted to do something a little nerdy and hide a song on the album. ( Nice catch!

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      Kirby Carlson on December 21

      Hey this album is amazing! I'm very impressed with the quality of all the songs and can't wait for all the other rewards that will be coming in the future. Its so hard for me to chose even one favorite but from initial impressions, I'd probably have to go with "The Day of Recreance" and "Warrior".

      I do have one question though - in the final track "The Knights Radiant" is there meant to be a silent gap from around the 2:13 mark to 3:30? It seems like weirdly long pause. Should I try redownloading the track? Thanks in advance!

      Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to allow us to enjoy this amazing finished product. I hope you guys are able to take some rest - you definitely deserve it!

    24. Adrian Fritz on December 21

      Guessed as much. But yes, FLAC will be much appreciated =3

    25. The Black Piper Creator on December 21

      @Adrian - that's correct

    26. Adrian Fritz on December 21

      16bit is fine as long as I get uncompressed FLACs =3
      Is it because your WAV source is 16bit?

    27. The Black Piper Creator on December 21

      @Grant - I'm talking with my co-producers, and I'll get back to you

    28. The Black Piper Creator on December 21

      @Adrian - I'm looking into converting the WAVs into FLACs for those that want them. The one caveat is that they will be CD quality (44.1 kHz / 16-bit).

      @Jeff Whiting - Absolutely! Once we have that complete, all digital backers will receive a digital copy

      @bbmd4 - Can't wait to hear what you think!

      @EnochSeven - thanks! Any favorites?

    29. EnochSeven
      on December 21

      This is a very nice album! Lots of variety that fits well with the book.

    30. bbmd4 on December 21

      Only now got a chance to start listening to the album and let me tell you it's brilliant <<33

    31. Jeff Whiting on December 20

      I bought the digital version of the album, anyway I can get a digital version of the CD booklet?

    32. Adrian Fritz on December 20

      I received the MP3 version, but is there a way to get this lovely work in FLAC too?

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      Grant Esomonu on December 20

      Absolutely adore the album, just downloaded it onto my cell phone and can't get enough of it!

      I was wondering, reading through the reward tiers there was the option to add $10 for a kickstarter version of the physical album. Is that still available via backer kit?

    34. The Black Piper Creator on December 20

      @Quinn - strange, it aught to work on mobile. I know others have had success on mobile devices. What type do you have? Android/iPhone?

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      Quinn Kirchner on December 20

      Never mind. Apparently it doesn’t work on mobile devices.

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      Quinn Kirchner on December 20

      When I try to download the music by clicking the link provided nothing happens. It’ll start loading, and then stop immediately. I’m not sure what’s going on. Does anybody know what I might be doing wrong?

    37. David Lowe on December 20

      Looks like I don't have an actual login for the site but using the link from the survey email from October seems to get me to the download link. Thanks for the help :)

    38. Michael Smalley
      on December 20

      You need to log in to backer kit, then click on review details, then it will say get your digitaldownloads

    39. David Lowe on December 20

      I go to the Backerkit link in the email and I just get an option to fill out a survey. Do I have to create a login for that site for it to work?

    40. Michael Smalley
      on December 20

      The update says to go to backerkit to dl it :)

    41. David Lowe on December 20

      From the email received last night, it sounds like the digital album should be available now. Should I have received another email with a link to that or it's just not ready yet?

    42. Michael Smalley
      on December 20

      Now they need to make a movie and put this in it!

    43. The Black Piper Creator on December 17

      @Daniel -

      Tonight was the pre-release party, so it'll be a few days before the official release. We're shooting for the 20th, but it may be a few days after that.

      I'm still working out the details on the digital distribution, but I think mp3s will be sent through BackerKit, and wavs through another means for those who want a higher-quality/larger file format.

      @Bridget - I forgot to mention that we did make an announcement through our social media a few days ago. It was definitely rather late (unfortunately), which I'm rather sad about, so a lot of people couldn't plan for it. We did still seem to have a good turnout.

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      Daniel McPherson on December 17

      So if it has been released, how do we pick up the digital version?

    45. The Black Piper Creator on December 16

      Hi Bridget,

      So Sae Sae had two seizures this week and also was in the hospital and was unable to get to sending out an official post. But if anyone is near Provo, the party is happening at The Manor at the Riverwoods tonight for the next few hours. Free food and family friendly! Please come join us!!

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      Bridget G. on December 16

      Hey I saw on the Sanderson FB page that the release party is today. Last update on the 29th said we would get an official announcement. Was there one?

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      James Oliger
      on December 14

      one more week or so and it should be in our hands. Stormfather, this is exciting!

    48. The Black Piper Creator on December 11

      @Jared -

      The selfies are a digital reward, which we were planning to do next year, but... I've talked with the artist, and she's open to setting up an ordered backlog for those who are hoping to get their selfies in time to print them for Christmas gifts. So... anyone who is hoping to get theirs by Christmas, please email us and we'll put you in the queue. We can't guarantee we'll be able to get everyone's in time, so the sooner you email, the better. Please send your selfie as well, if you haven't done that through BackerKit.


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      jared joyce on December 9

      @creator -- i'm assuming the "physical rewards" also include the selfies.... can you verify? that sure would be awesome to be able to stick some of those under the christmas tree in the next couple of weeks. thanks!

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