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Sound the Clarion Call: A Musical Tribute to 1001 Knights

by DarkeSword

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I've been writing music for a long time—almost 20 years!—but this is my first ever original album. I'm very excited for everyone to hear it, but I'd be remiss if I didn't say some thank-yous up front.

This album would not be possible without the existence of Annie and Kevin's fantastic project, 1001 Knights, and all of the incredible artwork contributed by all of the artists involved. This album only came about because I was so inspired by what everyone else involved in this project was able to accomplish. I'm honored and humbled to be a part of it.

I also want to say thank you to all of my friends at OverClocked ReMix; without OCR, wouldn't be the musician I am today.

To my dad, thanks for instilling a love of music in me at an early age with all of that Indian music and jazz; it was all wildly influential to me. To my mom, I hope I can play this album for you when I see you again.

A big shoutout to my siblings, Shazia, Saad, and Nabeel, for being fans of my music before anyone else, and an especially big thanks to Nabeel for helping to master this album.

To Maya, thanks for being such a great friend and being a sounding board for all my ideas and works-in-progress.

To Sandra, my perfect girlfriend, thank you for pushing me hard to work through my creative blocks and finish this album.

And lastly, thanks to all of my fans who've said nice things about my music over the years. It really means a lot to me.


released March 26, 2018

Composed, Arranged, and Produced by: Shariq Ansari (DarkeSword)
Mastering by: Nabeel Ansari
Album Art: Annie Stoll, Shariq Ansari


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The goal of OverClocked Records is to promote video game music and the amazing musicians that write it. We are a record label and collective of musicians, composers, and producers who have written original music for video games, or original music inspired by video games. A portion of every sale goes to OC ReMix to continue its non-profit operation. ... more

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