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...


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.

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