Critical Role Launches Record Label Scanlan Shorthalt Music

Los Angeles, June 21, 2022 – Critical Rolethe most popular story-driven and worldbuilding digital media brand in the world, is setting a new tune and expanding into the world of music with the launch of their new record label, Scanlan Shorthalt Music. As part of the official launch, Critical Role is debuting its first album under the label, Welcome to Tal’Dorei. Led by Critical Role’s Creative Director Marisha Ray and Senior Producer Maxwell James, this full length soundtrack features 17 original tracks inspired by the Tal’Dorei continent of Exandria as featured in the Critical Role campaigns.

The album’s 17 tracks were composed by Colm McGuinness, Omar Fadel, and the team at Hexany Audio and include:
  • “Welcome to Tal’Dorei” Colm McGuinness
  • “The Adventure Begins…” Colm McGuinness
  • “Tea with the Pansophical” Sterling Maffe (Hexany Audio)
  • “1000 Steps” Matthew Carl Earl (Hexany Audio)
  • “Entering Zephrah” Robert Wolf (Hexany Audio)
  • “The Caverns of Crystalfen” Robert Wolf (Hexany Audio)
  • “Deathwalker’s Ward” Sterling Maffe (Hexany Audio)
  • “The Grey Hunt” Omar Fadel
  • “The Cinder King” Omar Fadel
  • “Illusory Bonds” Sterling Maffe (Hexany Audio)
  • “The Nymph’s Heart” Matthew Carl Earl (Hexany Audio)
  • “Umbra Hills” Robert Wolf (Hexany Audio)
  • “The Slayer’s Take” Omar Fadel
  • “The Pools of Wittebak” Omar Fadel
  • “Fields of Joy” Omar Fadel
  • “The Whispered One” Steven Grove (Hexany Audio)
  • “The Champion’s Goodbye” Matthew Carl Earl (Hexany Audio)
“The album is meant to be an audio journey through Tal’Dorei, capturing the peaks and valleys of adventure,” said Maxwell James. “Working with all these incredible composers was surreal. They knew exactly what we were looking for, and their music brought so much depth and beauty to our world. We hope Welcome to Tal’Dorei inspires others to tell their own stories, and answer the call to adventure.”
Welcome to Tal’Dorei is available today for purchase and streaming on all major digital music platforms.
For more information on Scanlan Shorthalt Music and Welcome to Tal’Dorei, visit critrole.com.
About Critical Role:
Critical Role is one of the fastest growing independent media companies in the world, starting as a roleplaying game between friends and evolving into a new kind of organization dedicated to storytelling, community and imagination. As Critical Role continues to expand the unique universe it has created, with complex stories set in an ever-evolving world, it also continues to create more ways for fans to experience the brand, including both fiction and nonfiction books on the New York Times Best Sellers list, comic books, graphic novels, collectibles, tabletop and roleplaying games, podcasts, live events, and an animated series, The Legend of Vox Machina, airing exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Additionally, Critical Role has launched two major initiatives: an official 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Critical Role Foundation (CRF), and a tabletop game publishing company, Darrington Press. With an original cast of award-winning veteran voice actors who are also co-founders of the company, including Matthew Mercer, Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Laura Bailey and Liam O’Brien, Critical Role is committed to ensuring anyone can discover its stories, characters and community. For more information on Critical Role go to www.critrole.com.

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