Sometimes I make hip hop beats. Sometimes Ivan Ives spits over them. This is one of those times. It's a track full of big strings, big brass, a bassoon, an oboe, some drums and a cowbell that goes donk.
I think my track kinda sticks out as the odd man out if you listen to the whole album, but hey, that could just be me being overly self-conscious about it. Regardless, as a whole, Stranger is quite a good album and definitely worth a listen! So, check it out:
You can preview and purchase Stranger from the Ivan Ives Official Site, iTunes or Amazon, and you can find more Ivan Ives over on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook.
Watch out, I'm going to pretty you to death, piano style. This is an uplifting track with a whole lot of stuff going on. It starts off with a piano and some slow swelling strings, building up into a big beat with a bunch of chops and stutters. After this it drops you into a wall of sound with big guitars, more strings, and an e.piano.
There's also a violin doing it's soloing thing and then a new synth and an 808 and...okay, how about you just listen to it?
Check it out:
Download: THA - What This Could Be (right click, save as) or stream it on THA Radio.
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
Starting off 2013 with a remix! I've taken the tune, "Reveal" by Sary - originally a trance tune - and converted it into this chilltastic float tank for you to relax in. Get comfy. Sink into it.
If you want to peep the original track, you can find it here: http://soundbutt.com/sarychen/reveal-2009
As for the new mix, check it out:
Download: Sary - Reveal (THA Chillout Mix) (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.