Jim Guthrie is a composer and musician from Toronto, Canada. He has been nominated for two Juno awards and has composed for award-winning films and video games including Indie Game: The Movie, Sword & Sorcery and Sound Shapes. He recently composed music for the video game Below by Capybara Games for the Xbox One.
He is currently composing music for two Kickstarter projects Outerlands: Season One, which is a documentary about the people and culture of videogames, and Amplitude a remake of the cult classic hit for the PlayStation 3 and 4.
Jim Guthrie has a variety of sounds so the best way to accurately describe his sound is to illustrate a few of his styles. In songs such as “The Children of the Clone” and “Dot Matrix Revolution” (my personal favorite) you’ll hear the familiar sounds of synth combined with retro gaming sounds, creating fun tunes reminiscent of Freezepop’s sound in “Science Genius Girl”. In “Human Highway”, you’ll hear a completely different sound including drum beats and guitar combined with vocals. The range of sounds and variety within Guthrie’s work is impressive. Tracks from his album Takes Time reveal that he is truly diverse; the songs are peaceful and melodic with soothing vocals. Lastly, “Bring on the Night” is a great example of the calming, mellow side you can expect from Jim Guthrie.