EarlyGame's Artist of the Day: Thy Veils

We met up with Thy Veils, our Artists of the Day, and asked them about their favorite video games!

Artist of the Day: Thy Veils
A pioneering name in the Romanian ambient music scene. | © Thy Veils

Thy Veils is an ensemble of syncretic art. It is a concept turned into style, a minimalist and complex meditation. Born out of the reality of the past millennium, nurtured by digital media expression and communication, Thy Veils’ art speaks through dense vision about exploration, experimentation and the search within the sphere of the undefined, of movement in the quantum.

Thy Veils started out as a studio project in 1995, headed by Daniel Dorobantu, and soon it became a pioneering name in the Romanian ambient music scene. After 13 years of studio productions, in 2008 Daniel transformed Thy Veils into an ensemble of performing art.

By 2016 Thy Veils self produced six studio albums, three live recordings and numerous singles, a DVD with non-narrative video essays, video art for live performances and video installations, music for film and contemporary dance.

Thy Veils’ live events are immersive audiovisual shows, transporting the auditorium towards the worlds within and the unfathomable depths of empathic comprehension and contemplation.

Of course, we decided to ask them a few questions about music and video games. Here's what they had to say...

What is your favorite video game soundtrack?

Journey.

Who's your favorite video game music composer?

Jesper Kyd.

What’s your favorite video game?

Journey.


What game inspired you to do music?

Assassin's Creed 2.

What video game are you currently playing?

Elden Ring.

Would you ever like to write music for video games? What would it be like?

I would love to be involved in video games, I think it will be an amazing opportunity.

How important is music for video games / video games for music?


Music in video games can control emotion, the atmosphere and establish the tone of the story being told. It can also be a non figurative character in the game. Vice versa, video games have an immense effect on music in general. Personally being very interested in the atmospheric properties of art, I’m happy to observe that video games opened the doors for many people to enjoy music from an atmospheric perspective. Also, video games offer the opportunity for various interactions between music and the listener, a domain that I’m sure will develop a lot more in the future.