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PSAMATHES

versatile vocalist, music producer, talharpa player

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Psamathes is a singer, composer, and tagelharpa player based in Rome, Italy. Her wide range (G#2-G6) and vocal versatility, combined with a unique voice colour, allow her to record in a variety of styles and genres. She is known for being able to switch from powerful high belting to soaring operatic vocals, from soft, intimate interpretations to atmospheric folk chanting and even heavy metal growls, all while singing in more languages than she can count - even made-up ones!Her vocals can be heard in award-winning Original Videogame Soundtracks such as Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds, the one for the upcoming Cyberpunk turn based rhythm RPG "Keylocker", on Strayed Lights and The Pathless, both composed by Austin Wintory. Her vocal versatility has been harnessed for Kontakt Libraries OMEN and HELLEN by Silence + Other Sounds, and BLOOM by Naroth Audio. She provides remote vocal recording services for trailer music and other media, working with composers Chris Hurn, Alec Johnson, and Joep Sporck. She is also working on several unannounced AAA game soundtrack collaborations.Her tagelharpa has been recorded for trailer music, animation, videogame music, and for the Kontakt Library NORDIC FOLK STRINGS by Silence + Other Sounds. She owns three different tagelharpas in tone, range, and tunings.Psamathes also arranges vocals for solos and choirs, and writes lyrics in different languages (English, Italian, Latin, conlangs). She often records entire 4-part choirs on her own, thanks to her command of range and tone. She has over 10 years of training and experience performing with choirs, as a solo act, and with bands, and she is a light lyric soprano who trained with, among others, renowned soprano Marinella Meli. Her own original songwriting is as varied as her singing, drawing influences from dark folk, orchestral, electronic, and heavy music, with lyrics in a phonetics-based conlang she created that delve into human emotions beyond words. This helped her become a finalist in the 2021 Music Cosmos Composer Competition, and a 3rd place winner in the Metapop x Orchestral Tools City(sound)scapes Challenge.Active member of the videogame music community, from Pixel Mixers to OCRemix, she regularly contributes to tribute albums and singles, while working on arrangements for her YouTube channel, independent releases, and as a session singer and tagelharpa player.As a disabled woman who also suffers from chronic pain, she works with passion and focus every single day to bring awareness on these themes, and on the importance of including disabled musicians more and more as professionals in the industry.Get in touch via email for commissions!

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VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACKS
TRAILER MUSIC
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KONTAKT LIBRARIES
ANIMATION
SOLO & CO-PRODUCED ALBUMS
CHARITY PROJECTS
ORIGINALS
SINGLES
"APPEARS IN"

Video Game Soundtracks

Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds,
20 August 2024
Vocals and Tagelharpa(s) for Original Game Soundtrack Composed by Bryan Atkinson

Strayed Lights, 25 April 2023
Vocals for Original Game Soundtrack Composed by Austin Wintory

The Pathless, November 2020
Additional vocals and Conlang lyrics for Original Game Soundtrack Composed by Austin Wintory

Click to view the game's official announcement trailer

Keylocker | Turn Based Cyberpunk Action, TBD
Vocals for Original Game Soundtrack Composed by Elektrobear

Trailer Music

Speak No Evil (Official TV Spot),
June 2024
by Chris Hurn
Cinematic vocals and choirs

Star Wars: The Acolyte (Official Trailer),
May 2024
by Chris Hurn
Cinematic vocals and choirs

The Norse,
April 2024
by Alec Johnson
(Kapow Trailer Music)

Various nordic folk vocal techniques, tagelharpa

The Ritual,
January 2024
by Alec Johnson
(Colossal Trailer Music)

Horror trailer vocals

Splunk 2,
December 2023
by Alec Johnson
(Colossal Trailer Music)

Hybrid trailer vocals

Ashes 3,
December 2023
by Alec Johnson
(Hybrid Core Music + Sound)

Hybrid emotive trailer vocals

Fallen From Grace,
October 2023
by Alec Johnson
(Colossal Trailer Music)

Emotional solo and choir vocals

The Madman and the Hounds 2,
June 2023
by Alec Johnson
(Complexities of Sound)

Solo vocals, quirky choir vocals, chilling voice sfx

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Antonio Marras Spring-Summer 24 Collection

Ethereal high vocals from the OMEN library.

Kontakt Libraries

NORDIC FOLK STRINGS - Tagelharpa,
26 April 2024
by Silence + Other Sounds
Tagelharpa and Bass tagelharpa solo and rhythmic sampling for legato and sequencer across several tuning options

HELLEN, July 2023
by Silence + Other Sounds
Solo vocals and lyrics in Latin and conlang, ethereal soprano, horror soprano, growls, gasps, yells, breath loops and sequencers

ENCHANTRESS, Early 2023
by Bela D Media
Emotional cinematic fantasy mid-range solo vocals and Conlang lyrics inspired by Scandinavian languages
(preview video shows beta version of product)

OMEN, November 2021
by Silence + Other Sounds
Solo vocals and Conlang lyrics in several folk styles (Scandinavian, Slavic, etc.), ethereal soprano vocals, growls, vocal fry, and other vocal effects.

BLOOM, March 2022
by Naroth Audio
Solo Soprano Vocals

Animation

Six Sided Serpent animated short, June 2024 by Jason Brar
Main Theme (Choral Version): arrangement, lyrics, vocals


RoOLZ reveal trailer, January 2024 by Jakub Pietras
Solo high nordic vocals and bass tagelharpa

Solo & Co-Produced Albums

Beacons

Beacons: a LOTR Tribute Album, September 2022
(Vocals, Tagelharpa, Mixing/Mastering, Arranger)

Sail Together: a Sea of Thieves Tribute EP, March 2022
(Vocals, Tagelharpa, Mixing/Mastering, Arranger)

Gnosis: a Genshin Impact Tribute Album, February 2022
(Vocals, One-Woman Choir, Mixing/Mastering, Arranger)

Materia Obscura: a FINAL FANTASY VII Tribute Album, April 2020
(Co-Produced with Dacian Grada, Vocals, One-Woman Choir, Arranger)

Sacred Groves: a Celtic VGM Tribute, Album, November 2019
(Producer, Vocals, One-Woman Choir, Lyrics, Arranger, Mixing)

ICEBOUND: a "God of War" Tribute, EP, March 2019
(Co-Producer, Vocals, One-Woman Choir, Lyrics, Arranger)

Charity Projects

Dreams - Asleep, June 2021
Charity album by Charity EP Jam supporting Able Gamers
(Composer, Vocals, Lyrics, Mixing)

Heartwood, April 2021
Charity album by GameGrooves and Pixel Mixers supporting Rainforest Trust
(Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Mixing)

Her Theme: A Tribute to Women in Gaming, September 2020
Charity album by GameGrooves supporting Girls Make Games
(Executive Producer, Arranger, Vocals, One-Woman Choir, Mixing)

Originals

Call of the Shieldmaidens
Bandcamp, Spotify etc, 2024 (Songwriting, Production, Vocals, Tagelharpa, Lyrics, Mixing/Mastering)
Haego, 2023 (Songwriting, Production, Vocals, Tagelharpa, Lyrics, Mixing/Mastering)
The Lynx Theme, 2022 (Songwriting, Production, Vocals, Tagelharpa, Lyrics, Mixing/Mastering)
From Dusk till Rome, 2022 (Songwriting, Production, Vocals, Lyrics, Mixing/Mastering)
Alimi, 2021 (Songwriting, Production, Vocals, Lyrics, Mixing/Mastering)
Veima, 2021 (Songwriting, Production, Vocals, Lyrics, Mixing/Mastering)
Crescent Queen, 2020 (Songwriting, Production, Vocals, Lyrics, Mixing/Mastering)
On Her Wings, 2020 (Songwriting, Production, Vocals, Lyrics, Mixing/Mastering)
Crystals, 2019 (Vocals, Lyrics, Songwriting, Production, Mixing/Mastering)

Other Original Tracks: multi-genre collaborations where I contributed vocals and often also lyrics and vocal arrangement.

Singles

Click on each artwork to listen!
All these singles were arranged, performed, mixed and mastered by me except for collaborations with Dacian Grada and Kain White.

Appears In

ALBUMS

2024
Soon!
2023
- Pixel Mixers - Fairy Fantasia - Bravely Games Tribute Album, 2023 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Arranger, Mixing)
- Pixel Mixers - Indie Games: The Great Tale of the Little Ones Vol.3, 2023 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Arranger, Mixing)
- Pixel Mixers - Final Fantasy V: To a New Dawn, 2022 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Arranger, Mixing)
- GameGrooves - Divergent Waves: A Chrono Cross Tribute, 2022 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Arranger, Mixing)
2021
- Pixel Mixers - Catch This! Vol. 2: Goldenrod FM (Pokémon Gold/Silver), 2021 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Lyrics, Arranger, Mixing)
- GameGrooves - Archstones: A Metal Tribute to Demon's Souls, 2021 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Arranger, Mixing)
2020
- Leo Val - "Hack the Power" (Original Album), 2020 (Vocals, Vocal lines)
- Dacian Grada & PrjzCalavera - "TNT: The Nsane Two (Crash 2 Goes Metal)", 2020 (Vocals, Growls)
- Pixel Mixers - Valkyrie Profile Series: "Nibelung Valesti", 2020 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Lyrics, Arranger, Mixing)
2019
- Materia Collective - "EIDOLON: Music From Final Fantasy IX", 2019 (Producer, Arranger, Mixing, Vocals, One-woman Choir)
- Pixel Mixers - Final Fantasy IX: "Beyond the Mist", 2019 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Acoustic Guitar, Lyrics, Arranger, Mixing)
- Gamelark - "Hearts of Light" (Kingdom Hearts tribute), 2019 (Vocals)
- Materia Collective - "EXILE: A Tribute to Supergiant Games", 2019 (Producer, Arranger, Mixing, Vocals, Choir, Acoustic Guitar)
- Federico Dubbini - Final Fantasy X: "FFX World", 2019 (Vocals)
- Mohmega - Persona 5: "The Velvet Records", 2019 (Vocals)
- Pixel Mixers - Guild Wars 2 (Super Adventure Box): "Try Hard and Tribulations", 2019 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Lyrics, Arranger, Mixing)
- Pixel Mixers - Indie Games: "The Great Tale of the Little Ones Vol. 2", 2019 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Arranger, Mixing)
2018
- Pixel Mixers - Secret of Mana: "Whispers From A Verdant Grove", 2018 (Vocals, One-woman Choir)
- Pixel Mixers - XENOGEARS: "Shattered Memories", 2018 (Arranger, Vocals, Choir, Lyrics, Mixing)
- Pixel Mixers - Final Fantasy VI: "World's Requiem", 2018 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Lyrics)
- Pixel Mixers - Kirby Series: "The Green (Greens) Album", 2018 (Vocals, Lyrics)
2017
- Pixel Mixers - Metroid Series: "Huntress", 2017 (Vocals)
- Pixel Mixers - Final Fantasy II: "The Roses of Rebellion", 2017 (Vocals)
- Pixel Mixers - Legend of Zelda 2D Classics: "Hylian Downfall", 2017 (Choir)
- Pixel Mixers - Ace Attorney: "The Court Sessions", 2017 (Vocals)

SINGLES & EPs

2021, etc
Under construction, check my Appears on Tab while this gets updated!
2020
- Dinnick the 3rd - OP1 - Chikyuugi (From "Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter "), 2020 (Vocals)
- ZoharEmulator - Landscapes of the Zohar (From "Xenoblade Chronicles"), 2020 (Vocals)
- Ferdk & Dacian Grada - Reach Out To The Truth (From "Persona 4"), 2020 (Vocals, Growls, One-Woman Choir)
- Dacian Grada & Ferdk - Tribal (Nightwish Cover), 2020 (Vocals, Growls, One-Woman Choir)
- Dacian Grada - The Dark God Suite (from "Octopath Traveler", 2-Track Single), 2020 (Vocals, One-Woman Choir)
- Dacian Grada & Ferdk - Noise (Nightwish Cover), 2020 (Vocals, One-Woman Choir)
- Mr. Feral - Lifelight (From "Super Smash Bros Ultimate"), 2019 (Vocals, Mixing)
2019
- Dacian Grada - Silhouette (From "Naruto"), 2019 (Vocals)
- Dacian Grada - 1000 Words (From "Final FantasyX-2"), 2019 (Vocals)
- Kain White - Still Alive (From "Portal"), 2019 (Vocals)
- Dacian Grada - This Game (From "No Game No Life"), 2019 (Vocals)
- Amber Eden - "The Windfall", 2019 (Vocals)
- Kain White - Ezio's Family (From "Assassin's Creed II"), 2019 (Vocals)
- The Goatee - Knock on the Core (From "Fairy Gone"), 2019 (Vocals)
- Dacian Grada - Kawaki wo Ameku (From "Domestic na Kanojo"), 2019 (Vocals)
- Ro Panuganti - Devil Trigger (From "Devil May Cry 5"), 2019 (Vocals)
- Danilo Ciaffi - Lullaby of Woe (From "The Witcher 3"), 2019 (Vocals)
- Kain White - Simple and Clean (From "Kingdom Hearts"), 2019 (Vocals)
- Bullicann - Original Rock EP: "School Days", 2019 (Co-Arranger, Vocals, Lyrics)
2018
- Dacian Grada - Extra Magic Hour (From "Amagi Brilliant Park"), 2018 (Vocals)
- Dinnick the 3rd - Brighter Side (From "Viewtiful Joe"), 2018 (Vocals)
- Ro Panuganti - Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There (From "Persona 5"), 2018 (Vocals)
- Dacian Grada - Rivers in the Desert (From "Persona 5"), 2018 (Vocals)
2017
- Danilo Ciaffi - Original Single: "Good Luck on the Trail", 2017 (Vocals)

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REMOTE VOCAL RECORDINGS
REMOTE TAGELHARPA RECORDINGS
LYRICS & TOP-LINE MELODY WRITING
VOCAL COACHING

Remote Vocal Recordings

I offer a remote vocal recording service for composers, artists, and audio industry professionals in several fields thanks to my versatility. The variety of skills and experience that I bring to the table helps me bring results in very quickly and at competitive rates, as I can provide several vocal services at once. Get in touch through the form in Contact or through my email below (the form goes to my email, don't worry!).EXPERIENCE
- Training in several modern singing techniques and classical singing (opera) since 2007
- Live singing experience with bands, choir, soloist
- Remote recording experience since 2017 with hundreds of solo projects and collaborations all over the world.
VOCALS
- Range: G#2 to G6 (C4 = middle C)
- Pop: powerful belting, breathy, melismas (inspo: Christina Aguilera, Lara Fabian, Billie Eilish)
- Rock & Metal: belting, falsetto, growls, classical crossover (inspo: Floor Jansen, Evanescence, Epica)
- Lyric coloratura soprano (opera repertoire: Sonnambula, Rigoletto, Queen of the Night from Die Zauberflöte)
- Throat singing and overtone singing: adapted to my own vocals and style
- Jazz & Blues: expressive and improv-based (inspo: Etta James)
- Soul: emotional mid-range (inspo: Aretha)
- Traditional singing techniques: specialized in nordic folk singing like Swedish kulning, melisma and glottal stop-based styles from Scandinavian, Slavic, and Celtic traditions.
- One-woman choir: can recreate full 4-part choirs in several genres (see REELS)
LANGUAGES
As a native Italian speaker and a major in English and Japanese with a background in Classical Literature (Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek), I have a wide experience in Languages and Linguistics beyond the study of a language for singing purposes only. Having lived in Sweden, I also have an understanding of Scandinavian languages. These are just a few of the languages I can proficiently sing in:
- English
- Italian
- Japanese
- Latin
- Greek
- Icelandic
- Ancient Norse
- Swedish
- German
- French
- Spanish
- Chinese
- Russian
- Sámi
- Sindarin and other Tolkien-created languages
TECH STUFF
- Home studio
- 2 mic setup with possibility to record simultaneously (for example, for "close" and "room" sampling)
- Audio provided up to 24 bit 48 Khz
- Experience with remote live sessions using plugins like Audiomovers

Remote Tagelharpa Recordings

I own a Tagelharpa, a traditional Scandinavian folk instrument, manufactured by a folk instruments creator. Its sound is unique and ancestral, and works well in many contexts such as folk, orchestral, but also horror music and sound design. It can be used for rhythm accompaniment and solos in a wide range, for either a unique sound thanks to its horsehair strings or to sound close to instruments like: fiddle, nyckelharpa, intimate strings ensemble.I own three different tagelharpas:
- standard 3-strings
- bass tagelharpa
- 4-strings
Overall I can cover several tunings from C2 to around D4 across these instruments. I already worked with composers on how to write for tagelharpa or either improvise it for them directly.Feel free to get in touch through the contact form for any questions if you would like me to help you implement this wonderful instrument in one of your projects!All tagelharpa reels are here.

Lyrics & Top-Line Melody Writing

I can write lyrics in English, Italian, Latin (great for epic choirs!), and constructed languages. Having studied Latin and Ancient Greek for 5 years starting from high school, as part of a Humanities-oriented program, I have a great understanding of languages, but also of literature, poetry, and history.I later obtained a Bachelor and a Master's Degree in the fields of Languages and Humanities, with majors in English and Japanese. During these years I studied subjects ranging from Chinese History, Japanese Philology, to Buddhism, Linguistics, Economics, and other disciplines contextualized in the East-Asian region while living in Italy, Sweden, and Japan. This was a vital experience to deeply understand lyrics when I sing, but also to write lyrics that are linguistically correct and emotionally engaging. This knowledge became very useful when I started creating my own constructed languages as well.As a professional singer myself, I have tons of experience with writing singable and fun melodies that work well with the music and make the vocals shine. My wide range ensures that I know how to keep things creative both for high and low notes in order to elevate the meaning of the lyrics.I usually provide this service together with my remote vocal recordings.

Vocal Coaching

While I don't offer full live or remote vocal coaching lessons at this time, I do offer feedback sessions for singers who wish to work on a specific song to improve their performance or tackle a difficult passage (a high note, a challenging phrase, a long note...). Get in touch through the contact form for details and availability.

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SINGING REELS
TAGELHARPA REELS

Singing Reels

More samples are available in the main video on the About page, across my YouTube Channel or Spotify. Feel free to send an email, or use the contact form in this website and ask me for a specific sample if you're looking for something unique!

Fantasy, Orchestral
Electronica
World, Cinematic
Dark Folk
Slavic/Nordic Folk
Metal (Chinese Lyrics at 2:00)
A Cappella (Conlang Lyrics)

One-woman choir (multi-genre)

Epic / Powerful (rock, game vocal theme)

Cinematic (desert theme with vocals adapted to unique style)

Symphonic Metal (Nightwish-style)

Operatic Metal

Nordic Folk Vocals + Metal

Icelandic, Viking, Operatic

Sea Shanty, Nordic Folk, Choral

Tagelharpa Reels

Read this for more info about my instruments and get in touch if you have additional questions about their tunings, range, or how to write for them so we can collaborate on your project!

Standard Tagelharpa

Bass Tagelharpa

Photo by Psamathes

You can easily get in touch with me about anything from remote recording work to interviews via email using the form below. Keep an eye out on all your email folders for my reply! You can also contact me via Twitter or Instagram DM if you're unsure about the form, and feel free to follow-up. Let's defeat email anxiety together!

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If you would like to discuss an interview, or any other type of press feature, feel free to reach out via e-mail or Twitter DM (linked below)!INTERVIEWS/QUOTES
- GameGrooves Uncovered: Psamathes (Audio Interview)
- Game Grooves: Psamathes Interview: Creating 'Sacred Groves'
- Game Grooves: Kain White and Psamathes Interview: Creating Pillow Covers
- OverClocked ReMix: ReMix: Undertale "Guided by Hopes and Dreams"
- Game Grooves: ICEBOUND Review: A Synthesized Crushing Debut
REVIEWS/FEATURES
- Kotaku: My Favorite Games From Today's Game Devs of Color Expo Direct
- LEWITT Blog: Best of Music challenge feat. Marina & the Kats
- RPGFan: RPGFan Music Review - EPOCH: A Tribute to Chrono Trigger
- Siliconera: Keylocker Is an RPG With Chrono Trigger-Style Battles and Relationship Elements
- CineWriting (ITA): La musica che omaggia i videogiochi - Consigli di ascolto
- Game Grooves: Sacred Groves Review: An Ethereal Journey
- Game Grooves: Psamathes Is a One-Woman Choir
- Game Grooves: Final Fantasy XV's Campfire Song, sung by a One-Woman Choir
- Game Grooves: The Velvet Records - A Persona 5 album sure to steal your heart!