Rob Chilcott

THE MUSICIAN VLADEPTUS
(ROB CHILCOTT)


BIOGRAPHY - PERSONAL DETAILS - SANTHARIAN WORKS - DEV AWARDS
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hile my geeky passion for words and essays has led me to a degree in English Literature, my eternal passion is for all things audio - particularly movie and game soundtracks. Composing since my Amiga-loving days in the early 1990s, my talents now cover all things MIDI and audio.

Photo of Rob

Picture of Rob

Since March 1999, I also have provided fantasy fans with free fantasy music, which you can download at my mp3.com page, so don't forget to check it out if you want to hear more of my compositions. With extensive knowledge of sound design and game music, I'm keen to provide customers with all their multimedia audio needs - I have worked on student films, web page fx and music, shareware games and full commercial projects.

I hope you'll enjoy the freely downloadable music on Santharia, and also hope you'll consider spending a few dollars on one of my CDs, exclusively for sale via mp3.com if you're feeling generous.

I have been a rabid/avid games player since an early age, holding such games as the Final Fantasy and Resident Evil series' in high repute, and particularly admiring Nobuo (Final Fantasy) Uematsu and Nathan (Tomb Raider) McCree as my game soundtrack-composing heroes. I believe game music to be an often sadly overlooked aspect of video games (note Artimidor: well, make sure to listen to Rob's music and you'll soon find out that you don't wanna miss it in games;)...


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Gender
Male
Date of Birth
April 1st, 1979
Profession
Civil Servant
Languages
English (native)
Location
Bath/England
Nationality United Kingdom British
E-Mail
Messengers None
Website
Everland - electronic easy listening
and
Fantasy Soundtracks at MP3.com

Check these sites out to download samples of Vladeptus' works and to buy the CDs shown below:

   
Favourite Authors
Richard Laymon, James Herbert, J D Salinger, Terry Pratchett
Favourite Music
From independent Brit rock to heavy metal. The best band ever are a relatively little-known Texan group called Eels. Radiohead used to be brilliant, but have become obscure. And I'm currently into Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne.
Favourite Games
RPGs, adventure games. I have a Gamecube, and Eternal Darkness currently rocks my world. Alongside Super Mario Sunshine, of course.
Hobbies I'm a novelist. Just, at the moment, an unpublished one. I write mainly magic realism and fantasy/reality crossover literary fiction.
Santharian Focus
Composer. In the future, given time, I may contribute as a writer.
Joining Date
January 24th, 2002

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The Best Musical Contribution Award 2011
Winning Siece: "The Journey"

Sometimes combined circumstances are necessary to make a good idea into something great. And so it was the combination of Vladeptus' originally titled "Fate Takes Your Hand" composition and a picture of Monsonius made by Judy which resulted in a tale that made it to the story of the year 2010. Indeed the music and its fascinating title was first in this case and it inspired the mind to get going and enter a magical world where mystery engulfs the protagonist while travelling in what might appear to be an enchanted forest, pulling him or her deeper into the unknown, and it just needed to be committed to paper. Vladeptus' piece is calm, but always progressing, always taking the next step, slowly evolving in a somewhat circular, almost hypnoticly entrancing structure. It's eerie and mysterious, with thoughts, ideas, be they foreboding or hopeful, trickling like raindrops on someone who got lost, tying to find a path and a goal. While the traveller continues, the music gains depth, even gains epic undertones, touches on long forgotten memories or even foresights one might say, invites at any rate to dance further with it and once it has ended, one wants to hear it all again. Vladeptus told the whole story of "The Journey" already with his music - masterfully!


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 Date of last edit 18th Sleeping Dreameress 1669 a.S.

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