Cowboys. Outlaws. Bandits. Gunslingers. Bounty Hunters. Rustlers. You know what I'm talking about. The Frontier. The Wild West. The Buttery Convocation. Okay, maybe not that last one.
Anyway, I like Westerns. I like Spaghetti Westerns. I like the iconic imagery evocative of the lawless western frontier. The Western setting has always been one I've enjoyed in film and music. The sound of the west is magical. "Riders of Vengeance" is my latest foray into that sound space.
Previous excursions include "Lonestar" and "The Stranger", both available on the music page of this site.
As for this new track,
Check it out:
Download: THA - Riders of Vengeance (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.
So, there's this game you can play on your iPhone - and probably your iPad too - assuming you have an iPhone or an iPad. It's called Treads. In it, you are tasked with simultaneously driving a tank and manipulating it's turret. There is much shooting, exploding and crushing.
While you traverse and perpetuate this horrific pixelated battlefield though, you get to listen to some bumpin' tunes. Hamst3r tunes! Stuff with big orchestrations, big booms, rippin' guitars, chiptune noises, electro synths, impact wrenches, tuned servos and all manner of noises.
I made three tracks for the game, but I only think these two are really worth posting, being the main level music and the upgrade garage music. The menu screen music is just a couple looping chords and and not much else. These though, these are some bangers.
Go check out Treads for yourself, it's fun: http://goo.gl/LwjLem
Here's the music:
Download: 1. Treads - Level | 2. Treads - Garage (right click, save as) or stream them on THA Radio.
Barfquestion? Exactly. That's right, I've written the score for the animated series "Empire of Sock" by Dr.Barfquestion. He doesn't claim to be a doctor, I just like prefixing things with "Dr."
The first video in the series used two pieces I had already written titled "Everything Is Chill In Silent Hill" and "Rupture". The second installment in the series, which is embedded below, also makes use of "Rupture" as well as a new piece titled Exitium Aeternus.
I have it on good authority that the third installment in the series will make further use of Exitium Aeternus...and by good authority I mean intertwined weasels with bloodied mouths dripping through the cracks of my bedroom ceiling like ghastly vapors. I trust everything they say to me.
The new track can be downloaded here: THA-exitiumaeternus_eos.mp3
A mixture of ideas from film score, post-rock and metal. After what I think is the longest build-up I've ever done, the track drops into some metal chugga chugga widdly weeooeoo and continues to build, getting darker and darker in tone before breaking into some orchestral stuff.
This track was written on camera, so there's video of the music writing process right here: THA Studio Session 2.
As for the final product, check it out:
Download: THA - Cerberus (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio
Synthesizers Pulsing, rapid-fire. Strings soaring. Percussion hitting hard. Ahh! Zombies! Run! It's now or never. Run for your life.
I like making big noisy film score tracks. Always trying to think of new ways to approach that style and do something interesting with it.
As such, this new track goes a lot of different places, switching from intense to somber and back again.
Check it out:
Download: THA - The Collapse (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.