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Changing How it Sounds… To Change How it Feels.

October 29, 2012 1 comment

Hi there, how are you all doing?

This week I was working on producing a couple songs of our band here in Brazil, Salvante Norte, and it was fun to toy with the sound quality of one of those recordings in order to evoke a ┬ácertain emotional effect. And I can say it’s amazing to realize how powerful such a tool can be.

That song is yet to be ready–so stay tuned for giving it a listen next Monday ;)–but I would like to share a clear example on the matter… Clear and absolutely awesome, by the way. lol It’s Ben Harper’s recording Suzie Blue, from his 1999 album Burn To Shine.

Ben Harper - Burn To Shine

SO cool. -.-

Listen to it carefully ’til the brass comes in… Brilliant–literally. :)

http://www.benharper.com/music/songs-lyrics/originals/suzie-blue

See ya, have a nice week!

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Feelings… Turning Into Music.

October 22, 2012 2 comments

Hi there, how are you all doing?

Just wanted to share a couple acoustic themes that came out as feelings I needed to throw out of my body. :P Both are waiting for friends’ lyrics, so well see were it’s heading. :)

See ya, have a nice week!

Chase Theme… Shaft Based. -.-

October 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you doing?

This week I started working on a chasing theme for the already-mentioned indie game Hive. And with that soundtrack I decided to give a 70s coat of paint in the battle/tension/upbeat themes in order to not being stuck only with regular classic RPG pieces. Naturally I’m not ashamed to state my main reference in the matter is the awesome soundtrack for the 1971 Blaxploitation movie “Shaft”, by Isaac Hayes… lol because so many people (even awesome people) has borrowed something from that very source. :)

Below you’ve got a handful nice sounds: mine (modesty aside lol), Mr. Isaac’s original source and a couple other (not less-catchy) products of the original seed. Enjoy! :D

Melodic, Rhythmic, Harmonic… Transformations.

October 8, 2012 1 comment

Hi there, how are you doing?

Crafting a nice piece of music to be the main theme of a bigger project can be quite a tough (though satisfying) challenge. But messing up with a theme already recognized as a remarkable piece to make new arrangements can be an even harder task to perform. For that I wanted to dedicate this post to Mr. Hans Zimmer who, aside being a highly creative composer, can also deal with such challenges with mastery.

This weekend I watched The Simpsons Movie with the curiosity of seeing (hearing lol) how the original (and brilliant) theme by Danny Elfman could be tweaked around to permeate the movie… and the result is surprisingly fresh.

The Simpsons Movie

Tasty… Literally!

I’ve choosen “Trapped Like Carrots” to show how those musical transformations (specially rhythmic ones here) can do wonders to a new rendition of a given theme. Also, the prelude here is way cool. -.-

Enjoy the music, see ya next week!

The 25th Street Fighter Anniversary Box Has Finally Arrived… With My Theme Inside!

October 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you doing?

Well, some time ago I mentioned being honored by Capcom with the inclusion of a theme of mine into their celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Street Fighter game series… Now the box they sent me has arrived! And I just wanted to share a couple other fan mixes I loved in the soundtrack set–aside of mine, of course. :P

Enjoy the music, see ya next Monday! ;)

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