Weekly Wiki: Michael Land

December 21st, 2010 by | 2 comments

Michael Z. Land is the in-house composer at LucasArts responsible for the many memorable tunes of the Monkey Island series. He has been involved or credited in all five games and was responsible for creating the iMuse sound-system which was used in all SCUMM based LucasArts games since its inception in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge.

He was the principal composer for the first three games and Tales of Monkey Island. His involvement was considerably smaller in Escape from Monkey Island, which was also scored by Clint Bajakian, Peter McConnell, Anna Karney and Michael Lande.

Land’s compositions in the first two games were faithfully re-created for the Special Editions by Jesse Harlin.

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2 Responses to “Weekly Wiki: Michael Land”

  1. Trenchfoot says:

    I would love to see Land as a regular composer in TellTale, altough I doubt that’s gonna happen…

  2. Farlander says:

    It sucks that Land’s latest Monkey Island soundtrack (ToMI, obviously :p ) doesn’t stand up to other MI soundtracks, mostly due to it’s excessive MIDI-feeling, you know. No live instruments and no illusion that they are live. ToMI has some great tracks, though.

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