Hey, got some new epic-sounding stuff here. :) This track is a continuation of the ideas I expressed in the tracks, “Chaos out of Nothingness” and “Ablation Cascade”.
There’s a moody cinematic quality to it all with influences being pulled from industrial and film score. The track is mostly comprised of synth drones, dissonant noise and drums. There’s also a piano, some strings and brass to balance it all out.
Influence Of Mind takes a little trip into Psychedelic Rock territory. Basically, I've taken some ideas from Pink Floyd and regurgitated them into my own thing. There are some other influences in there too, but whatever, you'll notice the Floyd. :P
Astral Projection is an upbeat and carefree sounding electronic track. 808 drums, crusty synth sounds and some strings. There's also a bit of guitar towards the end. I wrote this one during a justin.tv video broadcast.
I have a huge appreciation for Post Rock and Progressive Rock music. I borrow from their ideas quite often. I haven’t really done a full on track in either genre though. Making Contact is the closest I’ve come to making a Progressive Rock or Post-Rock track.
Chaos Out Of Nothingness comes much closer. Layers of guitars, bass, drums, piano and ambience that build-up slowly to the big finale. Not too slow of a build-up though, cause I get bored when the build-up is several minutes long. :P
I saw the film District 9 last night. I suggest you go do the same, it’s very good! It’s also what inspired this piece of music.
Climate Change revolves around a piano melody that is supported by some light percussion, a few synthesizers and some soaring strings. It has a moody tone overall, but there’s a sense of hope in there too. :)
I have an idea for an animation that revolves around a piece of music I wrote titled, “Mode 7”. The title is a reference to a technology developed by Nintendo for the original NES that would allow for 3D-like environments. It was used in games like F-Zero and Mario Kart.
Anyways, this cityscape is a backdrop for the animation:
I finished up a new track tonight. It was made using 4 Game Boy emulators playing in unison.
I’m a fan of single oscillator saw synths being used to emulate lead guitar sounds and other such nonsense, so there’s some of that sort of thing going on in this track.
Stylistically, I wasn’t attempting to mimic the music from any particular video game, though classics like Mega Man, F-Zero, Castlevania and others will always be in the back of my mind when I’m making stuff like this, so you might hear a bit of those in there.
There are around 260 games listed there. If I had taken better care of my stuff during my youth, the list would probably be twice as long and contain a lot of console games, but alas I gave away my consoles and lost, lent or broke the majority of my PC game discs. If only Steam had existed back then. :P
At least now that the list is done it'll be easy to update with new stuff.