The Hamster Alliance

The Hamster Alliance is a one man music project. The goal of "THA" is to produce awesome and diverse music without constraints. All music by THA is freely available on the internet to listen to. If you would like to use THA music in a project, please send me an email

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Hang Drum Test

28. April 2008 19:01 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Here’s what I’m doing with the Hang Drum and Khim:

Hamst3r – Hang Drum Test

The electronic drums are a Korg Prophecy ran though some distortion.

I plan on expanding this quite a bit. Adding a new melody with some nice strings. Probably somewhere in the middle. The track will definitely be longer, probably by 2 minutes.

I want to expand on the electronic beat too, make it do a few more tricks later on to sound busier towards the end without actually adding more layers.

It also needs some “sweeps”. Synths and sounds that whoosh in just before a new bar to give it more impact. I have a good idea of what kinds to use too.

Anyways, check it out. :)

By the way, do you guys like hearing unfinished stuff or would you rather just hear the finished tracks? Lemme know!

New Tracks: Where Am I and Barricade of Fire

19. April 2008 19:02 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Hi! :D

I just finished two new tracks. Stayed up all night working on them.

The first one is an extended and heavily built upon version of one of the “Portal Inspired” tracks. The track was called, Where Am I? and was actually the first track that I wrote for that ambient music project.

This extended Where Am I? mix takes the original theme and expands on it greatly, slowly building up to some heavy drum chops and piano arpeggios at around 3:00 in.

The second track is a hard rock song that I worked on with guitarist Josh Calles. The track is called Barricade of Fire and is part of another [insert video game name here] inspired project. I already have the guitars and groundwork laid out for 4 more of these rock and rocktronica tracks, so I’m guessing they’ll be up here pretty soon. :)

You can stream both tracks on THA Radio.

Or you can download them by right clicking on these links:

Hamster Alliance – Where Am I? (Extended Edit).mp3

Hamster Alliance – Barricade of Fire.mp3

Thanks for listening! :)

A quick update and some WIP MP3s

7. March 2008 19:04 by Hamst3r in Tracks, Updates

I haven’t said much lately as I haven’t been working on much music lately. If you’re curious what I’ve been up to all this time, just click that big button to the right that says THA BLOG. It will take you to Hamst3r.com. I’ve either been playing video games, doing a lot of nothing or attempting to make some cool illustrations.

But I’m starting to get in the mood again to finish some tracks.

Here are some unfinished previews of the few I’ve been working on:

1. In The System (GLaDOS + Drum and Bass)
2. Understand (An oldie-style thing with a twist? Ignore the “mouth pop” – I’ve already removed it, it was a dumb idea. :P)
3. BossaHamster (Bossa Nova + Nintendo)
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My assumption is that “In the System” will be the popular track, but lemme know what you think and if you think I should finish a particular track first.

I’ve also done a few remixes that I haven’t posted here before:

1. Sublime – Doin’ Time (THA Amateur Step Mix)
2. Jennyrave – Nemesis Flower (THA Contemplative Mix)
3. BigYo – Earth Plate

Those remixes were done pretty fast, just for fun, not really aiming on making my next epic track. But enjoy them, nonetheless. :)

Thanks to everyone that’s been sticking around and checking the page even though I haven’t been posting new stuff every month!

New Track: The Midnight Sun

31. March 2007 19:22 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Marimba, bass, musette (accordian-like sound), strings, ambience, electronic zips, zaps and a phat beat. This track has a chilled out Neo-Tango sound to it with a wide mixture of influences and although the track is chill it’s still upbeat. Lots of variation in this one!

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