Thursday, 9 August 2012

Artist's Bio - Philter

There's those moments in time that you just can't help but relish, especially when you just "discovered" a promising musical artist from Norway named Magnus Gangstad Jørgensen. His alterego, a guy in a pink rabbit suit called Philter.

Now the word Philter is the name for a love potion or charm and is pretty prevalent in mythology and around the 1800s. Obviously they were fake and sold by quacks but the novelty never really ended even when real medicines became commonplace.

Whatever you say boss...

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Post Haste Music - Magic Flute

I just want to give a little shout-out to all the boys in the forum, you know who you are. :)

It's been a really great day today, both for me and people involved. Met new people, faced it off with others and had some laughs with the rest. If only I was more optimistic about my assignments hahaha.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Royalty Free Music - Yankee Doodle

Hey guys, two months, can you believe it? Hahaha, I can. But anyway.

I wanted to make this belated entry (sort of), BIG, you know? And it came to me, who better to do showboating than the good ol' USA - at least related to it. And this piece came to mind; it's grand, gratuitous and oh so epic.

Here we go.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Thomas Bergensen - Remember Me

Yup, it really has been a while. 

How're you all going since this blog has been out of commission for a fair bit? Pretty good I hope, since I'm all fine and dandy. Happy Mother's Day by the way guise, belated if it's already Monday where you're from - but who's counting?

I got a special treat for you especially the mums out there.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Wow, it's been a while... Really it has.

Got bored with blogging so I kinda stopped for a while to pursue other uh... pursuits.

It led me to finding out a lot about myself and what I didn't know, most especially that 'I know nothing at all'.

Socrates, Nietzsche, Montaigne, Epicurus, Schopenhauer and Seneca had a lot to do with my 'perceived sense of self' as it were.

This blog will most definitely be back even though my mind is not yet clear doing what I love could help me further myself - in a way that leaves a lot to be understood.

I doubt people will bother but then again, it's a short life.

Monday, 16 April 2012

N - No Mercy


I dunno why but I've had a strange feeling all day, something which I haven't felt in 2 years.

Do you ever get that feeling of just doing something not because you want to but because 'your body/mind wants to'? It's kinda hard to explain the feeling unless I'm showing it to you in person but I'll try anyway. Say for example, the dishes are piling up and even though you don't want to do it, you do it anyway? No excuses, like "I'll do them later" or anything like that. It was as if I had no control over my body. It felt awesome though, I did things like I didn't give a damn hahaha.

I'm pretty sure it was 'depersonalisation' but anyway...

Sunday, 15 April 2012

M - Master and Mentor

Sorry guys, lazy as fuark today and yesterday... and the days before them...

I'll have to really get a move on with this challenge, I call myself a man and I don't go against the adverse conditions... But that's enough about my life story for one day.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Artist's Bio - Les Friction


Les Friction is an independent music group led by Helmut Vonlichten, Nihl Finch and a singer named "Paint". They produce epic trailer/rock/ballad music in keeping with two of the group member's past in E.S. Posthumus.

The group sprung up more than a year after the death of one of the member's brother (Franz Vonlichten) of undisclosed circumstances in 2010. Helmut being an archaeology graduate from UCLA imported his use of grand and historical-like feel to the band's music. Whereas Nihl was also involved with E.S.P. in the music development is now part of the band. Paint is a mystery singer who provides the vocals to all of their music where it emphasises their music to a whole new level.

"Paint" was never part of E.S. Posthumus but rather a new addition to the already broken group.

Friday, 13 April 2012

K - Kronos - Two Steps From Hell

Sup guys, won't really be a lot of proper posting from me because I just got a new volunteer job and I'm trying my best to not to lose this one. I needed something to beef up my resume you know? :P

Plus I'll probably be introducing a new system for all the music that I'm going to review.

So until that, please accept my sincerest of apologies as I most likely will not be able to post anything worth reading until next week. With the job and all...

Stay classy,

Earl

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Artist's Bio - Joe Hisaishi


Mamoru Fujisawa or more commonly known by his stage name as Joe Hisaishi is a Japanese composer whose extensive career dates back to 1981.

To us in the west he is most known for his work in Hayao Miyazaki's films; most notably Spirited Away (2001), My Neighbor Totoro (1988) and Laputa (1986) to name a few. Hisaishi’s compositions for Miyazaki’s films link to the naïve wonder of youth, or child-like emotions. Not only did he compose for animated films but also for normal films. Joe Hisaishi is also recognized for the soundtracks he has provided for filmmaker 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano, including A Scene at the Sea (1991), Dolls (2002), Kikujiro (1999) and many others.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

I - I Love You Forever - Two Steps From Hell


Nothing really special or love related to talk about today so I apologise if the title misled you. Although the piece in this post relates to what I'm going to talk about.

What do you know, there may be something worth talking about!

Monday, 9 April 2012

H - Heart - Jesper Kyd


Hey it's Easter Monday! And what a glorious day it was, for me at least :) I apologise to the A-to-Z Challenge guys for not posting this at around 12AM, won't happen again - I hope.

So I've decided to make another (dare I say it) "blog", this time about becoming a "Renaissance Man". For those of you that don't know what a Renaissance Man is or what being one is about then you might want to read on as I'll try to explain in as much detail in as little time while still being on subject.

Read on, I know you're curious...

Saturday, 7 April 2012

G - Goth - 615 Music


Seriously, what makes Good Friday so "good"?

Sup guys, first of all I hope you had a most excellent Good Friday! You know, it's kinda weird how this Friday in particular is labelled as "good" where a man who goes by the name of Jesus got crucified. Then the whole Christian world commemorates his crucifixion with a choice of chocolate eggs and rabbits. Kinda funny how that works eh?

Moving on...

About

Epic Trailer Music showcases different pieces of music from different groups that have made cinematic, theatrical and trailer music. The website is dedicated to introducing trailer music as not just the rapport of band and choir, nor just the partnership of songs and movies, but as a natural power that holds a group. We are lovers of this genre of music and want to enjoy the composers that make it.

As this genre of music is not considered by the public, their presence is obscured. Some previously unknowns though have made it big in the business and some are already big and continue to make it big.

What is "epic music"?

Epic, while an often overused concept, is subject to the person's taste and feeling, but to us it is amazing orchestral music that promotes back tingling choral sound. Its all-encompassing melodies and breathtaking harmonies. Its compelling guitars, imposing sound design, and larger than life percussion. Epic music is used primarily in movie trailers and video games, not to mention TV shows.

Trailer music can motivate

The pieces can solicit a myriad of feelings depending on the listener but some, if not most pieces are open for interpretation. That being said, these pieces can make your day feel like crap or give you a sense of empowerment to help you get on with the tasks that may lie ahead.

I believe that anyone who enjoys this type of music has been gifted to see true beauty. While most are blind in this emotionless world of riches, corruption and violence; we see what most don't and this music makes us special. 

Adieu!

Friday, 6 April 2012

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This document was last updated on March 27, 2012

F - Fountain of Life - Two Steps From Hell


Hey guys, it's Good Friday now although I struggle to think what's so good about Jesus getting crucified on a cross.

I won't say much at all today I'm afraid for in the previous day I got invited to a Jehovah's Witness meeting about Easter. I got to meet lots of new people for different religions and got some insight into some. It was pretty profound to be quite honest and the speaker knew was he was talking about as he got everyone in the room questioning after wards.

Anyway...

Thursday, 5 April 2012

E - Exercise and women (true story)


I saw a post made by Luigi Man in his weight loss blog about how women look at fit men's bums and it reminded me of something related happened to me when I was in my senior of high school.

There's a story in here somewhere so leave now if you can't be bothered, I won't hate you. ;P

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

D - Dominion - Position Music

JUST finished watching "The Walking Dead" season 1 on DVD today (finally). I have read the comics from issue 1 to 90 at my local library and it is better than any comic that I've read, EVER. Well considering that it was the first and only comic that I've read ever. But yeah, the story seems to lean on more to the human aspect of the whole apocalypse which is probably what got me hooked in the first place.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

C - Crysis 2 OST - Multiple Composers


Crysis 2 is no doubt one brilliant game, it is so brilliant in fact that it was the most downloaded game in 2011. I didn't download it of course *iamhintingthatimwinking*. But what can NEARLY correlate with it's good story, visuals and overall gameplay is its soundtrack which pretty much moulds everything together.

Monday, 2 April 2012

B - Barrage of Noise - Two Steps From Hell


Looks like the challenge is off to a good start and is gaining pace. I've seen a fair few amount of blogs and I'm impressed by what I've seen even though I'm new to this, better step up my game.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

A - All Play, No Work - Audiomachine


It's the first day of the A-to-Z Challenge and I wanted to kickstart this day off on a high note!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Preparing for the challenge

If any of you know about the "A to Z challenge" then that's the reason why I'm taking a break. I'm preparing some pre-made posts in accordance with the letters of the alphabet and it's already becoming bleak - but press on I must!

If any of you is interested then rock up the A to Z challenge website. See you guys then!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Artist's Bio - Skanda Music

Alright, new production company today. they go by the name of Skanda Music. Two guys by the name of David Lessener and William Richter, both accomplished musicians compose for the company.

Now Skanda is a name of a popular Hindu deity especially among Tamil Hindus, worshipped primarily in areas with Tamil influences. The Hindu influences don't end there though, a lot of the titles for their compositions are taken from names of more dieties. There are English titles though so don't you worry your pretty little head :)

Wouldn't want to mess with this guy...

Monday, 26 March 2012

Brand X Music - Kill Streak

I recommend this piece if you were in need of an opening, ending and/or action scene. Although after listening to it a couple more times the feeling appears to have died out, but hey, that's just me! If you've heard this for the first time then you'd probably think of the most epic close-range combat that you could dream of, I'm not kidding - Assassin's Creed perhaps?

Then again you could always carry on with your day doing whatever you like.

Cheers guys and stay classy.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Brand X Music - All Or Nothing

It's really saddening to see that I'm not making any money anymore, even if it was just a side earner. For a teenager without a job the money gave a sense of accomplishment. I actually threw a fit today and trashed my room completely (well, almost) believe it or not, still picking up some bits and pieces though. :/

I really hope I keep my strength up with this blogging thing because it's so fun to do blog, even without the money - it really is all or nothing.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Music Playlist For Things Mediocre - Running

If you've read the about page then you most certainly know how trailer music can have such an impact on us and our body. So I've started to compile list upon lists of trailer music that feel just right for the things that we do in our daily lives. Take running for instance...

Don't worry, he's been friendzoned. Don't tell him I said that though.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Audiomachine - The Last One

Right guys, it's me Earl again. So after all that kerfuffle about the adsense thing, can't be bothered to worry about it now. I was actually depressed about it the whole day yesterday but I figured that I'll just wing it. :)

Anyway on to the music!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Two Steps From Hell - She Rises (w/ Choir)

This piece is from the album Shadows and Nightmares. The album itself is just like what the name intends, rather, implies. I've gone through the whole album one night and I have never feared for my life in such a long time. The repertoire is full of compositions that I would not recommend listening to at night, unless scary stuff is your thing.

Safe to say they really impressed me with the album, unless you count being scared for two days impress then sure, go nuts.

By the way, when you're listening to this think about Damien from the Omen movie except that it's a girl and she's following you - everywhere.

Why are girls always scarier when you attribute them to the horror genre? :'( 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Secret Garden - Sanctuary

Secret Garden is a Irish/Norwegian duo that plays New Instrumental Music or more commonly known as New Age Music but it is sometimes mistakenly called Neo-classical music.

The duo features the Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and the Norwegian composer/pianist Rolf Løvland. The duo has sold over 3 million albums and won the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway's second time in 1995 with the composition Nocturne.

The duo is currently set to perform on St. Patrick's Day in two venues in Norway for their Winter Poem tour. So, if EVER you're in Norway by that time you should check them out.

I've heard a lot of other pieces like Sanctuary before but the feelings are now pretty much forgotten. Probably because I'm swamped with so many albums that I've *ahem* acquired through means that I will not discuss.
It's really been a lazy day for me, might go for a jog tomorrow.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Review: Immortality


A centaur shot by three arrows. This is how Fired Earth Music’s latest album, entitled Immortality, was illustrated.

Solely composed by Ryan Amon, founder and composer of City of the Fallen (which just licensed a cue for an Avengers trailer!), Immortality is built around the theme of Ancient Greece, and its legendary heroes, gods, monsters, and epic battles. It is no wonder why Immortality is described as “an album of rich, epic, yet spacious orchestral cues that provide the perfect canvas to showcase dramatic theatrical impact.”

Yes, “theatrical” is the word!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Emma Watson fans, have I got a treat for you lot

First, a little backstory.

In the past few days I've decided to listen to more of Future World Music's compositions and I can say it was pretty well worth the wait. I have recently acquired a few of their albums (don't ask) and I came across this little gem of a piece.

So I trolled YouTube to see if it was uploaded (otherwise I would have done it myself) and found it, yet it was more than what I expected. On the video is a black and white image of Emma Watson and the piece playing in the background, I can't tell whether I fell in love with the piece, Emma or both! On the other hand, the ending wasn't what I expected but hey, that's my opinion :P

Sunday, 11 March 2012

City Of The Fallen - Seraphim

I'm not religious but I have always had a soft spot for the word "Seraphim". I mean it's so archaic, esoteric, cabalistic, and all the other words that have -ics and can be used as a word other than "cool".

Now correct me if I'm wrong, I read on a forum thread one time that Seraphim are the holiest of angels and even simply looking at one will cause you to go blind. When I read that I wasn't surprised because they are apparently they're caretakers of God's throne and continuously shout praises: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. All the earth is filled with His Glory."

That's what made them so appealing to me I guess, the utter feeling of knowing something that others can't - all part of human nature I suppose.

On a related note, Cherubs aren't those little babies with wings on them they're called Putti and are non Judeo-Christian. They are something much more...

Saturday, 10 March 2012

615 Music - War Zone

Here's some epic pseudo-electronic music to light your senses up, to be honest I've been holding this piece for a while and I needed a reason to post it. I guess now would be a good one.

Still doing some final things before I add some more stuff, life has not been kind to me these past few days so my time is limited to getting stuff done and dusted.


Cheers guys!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Adding a few things, might take a while...

If you didn't notice already I just changed the title from Epic 'Theatrical' Music to Epic 'Trailer' Music. The word "Theatrical" didn't seem right for the genre as these compositions are mainly used for trailers - hence trailer was used.

In addition to this, I'm going to add and rearrange pages for the different music companies and their albums for easy searching. Although I could always put a search bar but where's the fun in that? :D

I'm still thinking of adding a few more things but I don't know about them yet.

On an unrelated note I now present you a GIF with Putin making a balloon elephant in commemoration of his presidential win!

Thanks for reading this well thought out post!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

E.S. Posthumus - Pompeii

One highway.
Hundreds of cars.
Road rage.
And this song playing in the background...

Hmm...


Epic and chaos written all over it.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Hans Zimmer - Chevaliers De Sangreal - The DaVinci Code

I just watched "The DaVinci Code" again for the heck of it and got to the ending part where Robert (Tom Hanks) nips himself on his chin and the blood moves in the drain. From there I did not realise that there was such a piece as beautiful as this that was playing, I was just focusing on Robert the whole time.

I know, I can be passive sometimes.

But this, THIS composition I did not know until now was/is the work of Hans Zimmer. I haven't listened to a lot of his other ones except for Inception, The Dark Knight and such but this one definitely takes the cake.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Future World Music - Final Judgement

When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart.
~Russian Proverb

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Immediate Music - Proud Nation

To be honest. The people of the United States of America are some of the proudest people I've ever met. Not in terms of that kind of pride where it's overbearing and haughty but pride like you would for a family member or someone really close to you. Now I've met some really dumb asses while I was in the states on holiday 6 years ago but the other people I've met changed all that.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Two Steps From Hell - Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters was recently used in the 2009 Star Trek film trailer.

I would like to dedicate this piece to the citizens who are currently being oppressed by their state and are fighting to regain their rights as governed by their laws.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Immediate Music - Lacrimosa

Epic music time! I bring you Immediate Music's composition Lacrimosa. I used this in school related incidents twice. Once I had like 10 minutes left before the bell would ring and the journey to school takes 25 minutes while walking.

I got there in 7 - funny how things work out aye?

Monday, 27 February 2012

E.S. Posthumus - Vishnu

Yep, you read that right. Vishnu, the Hindu god or part of the five primary forms of God. 

He's described as the All-Pervading essence of all beings, the master of—and beyond—the past, present and future, one who supports, sustains and governs the Universe and originates and develops all elements within. Vishnu governs the aspect of preservation and sustenance of the universe.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Frank Klepacki - Hell March 1 + 2

The shiznit that you are to hear are compositions of Frank Klepacki. Also known as the man who composed the soundtrack for the Red Alert series.


Saturday, 25 February 2012

Position Music - Ira Deorum

I posted one before this a few minutes ago but here's another one from James Dooley.


Ira Deorum means wrath of the gods in latin so like the vast majority of inhabitants of the ancient world, the ancient Romans practiced pagan rituals. Believing it important to achieve a state of pax deorum (peace of the gods) instead of ira deorum (wrath of the gods): earthquakes, floods, famine, etc.

Apparently Ira Deorum is a guild in WoW as well, who knew?

Position Music - Carol of the Bells

This was composed by James Dooley and I thought the title was very weird but interesting for a composition. Don't judge a book by it's cover right? After trawling around YouTube and the interwebs for a while I realised that there are so many of these boutique music production companies out there. Tens if not hundreds (hopefully not that much)! Sampling their music is going to be an epic journey indeed.

You should have noticed by now that I place YouTube comments here. Those are mostly top rated comments and its always interesting to know how someone interprets what they hear either by translation or by transliteration. This one is (by far) the funniest comment I have read so far. :)
"When Santa Claus is cursed by an ancient, evil power and Christmas is threatened to end forever, a Hero must rise to save the holiday. Armed with Christmas faith and the hopes of millions, the Hero must journey to where the evil power dwells and destroy it to save the Christmas spirit. A story of Hope. Of Love. And of Betrayal."
Coming some (distant) Christmas, probably not in any theatre near you very soon... "Title of Movie."
                          - ChrisN1995


Imagine a winter setting where heavy, fast paced music stems from the background. Since when did christmas caroling get so serious aye?

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Two Steps From Hell - The Last Stand

After yesterday's downer of a post I want to go back to the level of epicness that I had for so long been accustomed to.


If you want the wallpaper go here.

Immediate Music - Believe (with rant?)

When I was out jogging around late afternoon/early evening the sun was at the right temperature and the birds were loud as always. I was in the middle and not a car was on the road, I felt I owned the world. Then I realised something...

Back in my day (late 90s), kids would've packed the streets with their friends playing ball, jump ropes, tag and general talking. Nowadays I either see them infront of screens, smartphones and reality shows. Stooped in a world where people are none the wiser since virtual reality allows them anonymity to enact their deepest of feelings. 

Some don't know how to interact with the opposite sex. As a 17 year old, it's all about "fitting in", the individual itself has been scrapped where everyone is a carbon copy of someone somehow.

As the Japanese say, "the nail that sticks out gets hammered down".

What I'm saying is, people need to find true themselves and stop hiding behind a facade. The younger generations take cue from us and will construe our actions as the "right thing"

Now, I don't want to get you guys complaining about this like I'm doing now but what I want to leave you with today is this. "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." I live my life as an individual even though my parents dislike of it. I can be conniving, deceitful and be a downright arsehole. But I can also be loyal, open and a friend - if I choose to be. That being said, nobody's perfect so why be perfect when you be yourself?

I am proud to be an individual and hope that you should be too.

TL:DR Click on the video and read while listening.

 

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Audiomachine - Nomad (Brutal Mix)

Monday, 20 February 2012

Audiomachine - Life or Death

I'm particularly fond of compositions like this that bring out that fast paced nature that you feel similar to when playing multiplayer games. There's that sense of "knowing what to expect" but you don't really feel that until it happens to you. I hope that makes sense though.

Future World Music - New Beginnings

I love it when the title makes you think of what the music may entail, then it pleasantly surprises you once you get to listen to it. This is just one of those compositions that makes me feel happy, just that happy. If I try to give it a better sounding word then the whole thing will just sound cheesy.



Sometimes, we all need something to stimulate our minds or get us thinking. For me, it's songs like these. Ever since I was a kid I've wanted to become something greater than the president, just so I could be sure that the world's leaders aren't as corrupted as they are now. Of course that'll never happen, but at least I have dreams!
                                      - theshadowofanoutcast 

I wanted to be a Power Ranger when I was little... But ever since they kept on milking the series I was like, screw this shit.
2012 is here! put your petty differences aside and rejoice! let us savour every moment we get and let no one get in your way! Sieze every good oppotunity you get! Its a fresh start, so make the most of it!
(no im not saying this cause u lot may think its going to all end on the 21st december, i want everyone to get the most in life)
                                       - ultimiteknight

I'm sure that this music will help us get there.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Jeremy Soule - Skyrim OST - One They Fear

This is for the Elder Scrolls fans who managed to keep going with the game more than me.



To be honest I've never played Skyrim before, well I have but not to the extent that I like it. I'm not interested in playing that game again. My little brother plays it but from looking at the gameplay, it seems a bit too, eh, tedious. Sure the dungeons and killing monsters are something to worry about but like I said, there's too much micromanagement going on for me to actually comprehend the game itself.
You can't even use the mouse when you use the menus which is a downer for me, computer mice and me are like peas in a pod :3. The inventory gets me as well, so many items yet I never knew what to do with them all. So I just left the game at that.

Let's face it, I only played the game to hear the old man say the "arrow line" which spawned an internet annoyance for a couple of months. Oh and not to mention the "fus-ro-dah". Now I can be grateful that both died, I hope.

Just my opinion, to the fans that may not take my opinion lightly then get in line. I got some geeky friends that hated my guts after saying the game sucked.

As always, keep enjoying the music!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Immediate Music - Serenata Immortale

Haven't had one from Immediate Music in a while so why not aye?

The first time I heard this one was like I was standing on the edge of a high cliff. Watching at the sea in front of me, watching the waves splashing on the rocks and I got the fantastic feeling of accomplishment. The feeling that the world is mine, that this is the first day of the rest of my life...

But who wants to hear me rambling on how I feel about this music, you came here to listen.




"judgment day shall come upon us. We look side to side, joining hands with loved ones waiting for it to end. but at the crack of doom, a savior shall rise from the ashes of destruction and save our world from chaos and death. He sacrifices himself for the sake of earth and all her inhabitants, No one knew his name, nor knew what he looked like, but all humans knew what he did to save us all"
My teacher was playing this music while my class was writing poems for an assignment. i got a 100% A+
                                               -10Altiar01 [YouTube user | Posted on 3rd Feb '12]

Two Steps From Hell - Armored Cars

Another one from Two Steps From Hell because a lot of their compositions are bloody epic! They have nearly ~800 compositions but vary in terms of them having just instrumentals, choir or both!

When I first heard this one, I was so pumped I just wanted to watch Black Hawk Down and Generation Kill again. How awesome would it be if you listened to this on your way to work/school or maybe even - Church~?






I don't care if you're tired or sleepy, get pumped NAO! >:D

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Position Music - Knights of Palmyra


Position Music is an independent music production company that, much like the others produce music for trailers, TV shows, films and games. But what surprised me was not the repertoire of trailer music but that they support and cater for up-and-coming artists and bands. I was expecting them to focus more on orchestral/choir music but the other genres that they do are just as good.

Although some aren't the best, but the others make up for the rest.

After delving more into their website I saw that they catered for some big-name entertainment brands. Hell, they even produced music for AC: Revelations, CoD: MW3 and Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. When I saw those games, I CAME, to a conclusion that I'm gonna have fun listening to their music.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Yiruma - Kiss The Rain

This piece is dedicated for all the lost and broken hearted this Valentine's Day. You might as well cry those thoughts away because it's only gonna get better as life goes on.

I Ru-ma or who is known by his stage name Yiruma is a South Korean pianist who composes beautiful, if not sad pieces that have been heard world-wide. He has performed in Asia, Europe and North America and studied in King's College London as a child.

That might explain his music...



Best if heard in conjunction with RainyMood

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Two Steps From Hell - Magicka

If you're thinking about the indie game then I'm afraid you're mistaken. This piece is great if you want to be a Pirate or ever thought of being one.

Now if you don't already know, these guys did trailer music for the Pirates of the Caribbean Quadrilogy so you can hear the similarities in the beginning of the piece.

The only thing I dislike about this one is that it's too short, but hey, on the plus side it's too epic to not listen to. :)



As always, enjoy!

Craig Armstrong - Escape

Since someone requested this I'll post it. This piece was composed by Craig Armstrong who also composed for movies like; Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and The Incredible Hulk (2008). This composition is frequently used on TV, film trailers, and in sports, due to the emotional buildup caused by its rising crescendo and choir.




It's pretty long but it's still awesome in it's own right.

Enjoy!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Hans Zimmer - Epilogue - Crysis 2 OST

I'm sure the you guys already know who Hans Zimmer is right? You know, the composer for; Lion King, Gladiator and Inception, you know those movies... no...?

After playing Crysis 1 I thought it was the best game that had ever come to this earth in 2007. The gameplay was phenomenal and the suit abilities gave the the feel of replay value even though the linear storyline was still there. Yet the suit, I felt was underpowered even if I played in normal mode, let alone easy.
I mean, one shot from an AK would literally take off a quarter of my suit energy, multiply that with a patrol of North Koreans then I'm boned. Thank god for the shotgun.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Two Steps From Hell - Merchant Prince

This is a piece worth crying for to be honest. The song starts great, continues greater, but the ending part since the female vocals is pure awesomeness at so many levels that I fail to describe. And the ending brings tears to my eyes, as If I could not contain all that much beauty within my head. Seriously.




Keep enjoying the music!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Two Steps From Hell - Flameheart



Saturday, 4 February 2012

Audiomachine - Army of Kings

Audiomachine is a boutique music production house based in Beverly Hills, CA specializing in original music and sound design for film and television advertising campaigns. If you didn't know already.


Immediate Music - Age of Discovery

This is piece was composed by Immediate Music a music composition company based in Santa Monica, CA. They have produced many high-end trailer music for a myriad of motion pictures and video games.Their collaborations include the Spider-Man trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and the Harry Potter films.


 

This composition is what I use when I have a hard time studying. Like what the title says, "Age of Discovery" it feels like I'm learning how the Europeans learned about the new world (the Americas). You know, before they enslaved them all.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Two Steps From Hell - Dragon Rider

This is another brilliant piece of music made by the Los Angeles music production company Two Steps From Hell. They have made many pieces for different movies and game trailers like; The Twilight Trilogy, 2012, Mass Effect 2 and Prince of Persia (film).






After hearing this one I was hooked! Not that E.S. Posthumus didn't influence me either. I listened to this while exercising once and the effect of it was instantaneous!

Ugh, I don't even know why I'm typing this down. You should just listen for yourself, I promise you, you won't regret it.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

#1 E.S. Posthumus - Unstoppable

This one is an absolutely brilliant piece of work by E.S. Posthumus, an independent music group that produced cinematic style music. This piece that was recently used in the trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The group is now disbanded after the other member's brother died.


Unstoppable was the one that got me into listening to this kind of music. Somehow it got incorporated into my daily routine and is now (safe to say) a lifestyle! Many people didn't understand why I listened to such a different genre of music, and I respect that. Much like I don't understand why they listen to the crap being sold as "music" nowadays.

Finding this genre has been a game changer for me, it's like finding something that's been buried deep inside you for so long yearning to get out.

I'm very positive that it can have a massive effect on your life as well, in a good way. :)

Songs may move the heart but Music touches the soul

Ever heard of that phrase before? If you have then great! If you haven't then let that phrase sink in for the moment, in the meantime continue reading.

Ever since music was composed they were mostly used in the religious, symbolic and warlike context. They made you go into a state of being that whatever the occasion was, you would feel it. As time went on, man has also incorporated words into music, allowing us to express our feelings in ways music cannot. Before you get confused, music and songs are different. A lot of people would mistakenly say that they are the same only to say otherwise.

Fast forward to the present. Nowadays the airwaves are filled with pieces that we pass off as music - Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and so on. If you've noticed, these "musicians" manage to take the world by storm sometimes in a month or less. Then they rise to the top of the tower of fame and as time goes by, for some reason, stop making music and only do collaborations with others. Looking back to these "musicians" they never really leave a mark for music in this world.

Defining music

A snippet from the Marriam-Webster's dictionary on the definition of music

noun, often attributive \ˈmyü-zik\
a : the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity 
b : vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony

A snippet from the same dictionary on the definition of song(s)

noun \ˈsŋ\
1 : the act or art of singing 
2 : poetical composition 
3 
a : a short musical composition of words and music 
b : a collection of such compositions 
5
a : a melody for a lyric poem or ballad 
b : a poem easily set to music
And that's that on their differences.

Reverse Fast Forward

Fast forward backwards to when musical compositions were hand made by musicians ON THEIR OWN which express a certain emotion. Granted there were many composers back in the day and some never even became famous yet they were inspired by others before them - it's a cycle. Music is timeless and indeed it has been grossly perverted in many ways than one but one may supposed that as a necessary evil, a double-edged sword if you will.

The music may be crap nowadays, but thankfully Music is still alive and kicking.
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