KingsIsle has just released the latest Wizard 101 world, with all music by your truly!-)
Azteca is a high-level world of ancient dinosaurs, hidden temples, and cosmic significance. Wizards will take on mighty foes and gain new heights of power as they race against the doomsday clock to save the Aztecosaurs and their home world.
In Azteca, Wizards will face challenges and consequences on a scale they’ve never encountered before in Wizard101,” said Todd Coleman, vice president and creative director at KingsIsle Entertainment. “While we’ve always known that the archvillain Morganthe is up to no good—in Azteca the stakes become crystal clear.”
Azteca was yet another foray into unknown musical territory. The inspiration for the music was the Mayan and Aztec cultures, and it’s not like there are any recordings on iTunes. Anthropologists have found many percussion instruments – drums, rattles, and shakers, and clay wind instruments like whistles and ocarinas. I used these as the basis for many of the themes in the Azteca music, along with live vocals – since we can assume the ancient Central Americans sang as a part of their culture as well.