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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Awesome.

October 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Yesterday I finally watched the full, extended version of Leone‘s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly“–the classic Spaghetti Western–and it’s an easily-reckognizable masterpiece, both movie and music wise. I don’t care if it takes almost 3 hours to completely unfold itself, the only thing I know is EVERY second should be there the way it is–with the music serving it good too.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Ennio Morricone has managed to engrave in everyone’s mind a typical “western” sound crafted from nowhere and his style really shows off in this movie in particular.

I can’t say any better than “go watch it”, but for now I just want to share my favorite scene, when Tuco finally arrives at the cemetery and starts looking for a particular grave. Awesome stuff.

See ya, take care!

Bernard Herrmann, You Nailed ME.

October 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

This week I re-watched Hitchcock’s classic Psycho with all ears on Mr. Bernard Hermann’s soundtrack… And I must say any score below a rare “perfect” for such a work would be an understatement. Everything and more is there: aggressiveness, thrill, fear, mystery… All thrown up within an absurd level of cohesion and vaguardism.

My favorite one–despite “Murder” being more important, of course–is “Prelude”. I think all the other content derives from that piece and it encapsulates the overall mood of the entire work. But you’re free to disagree, of course. ;)

See ya next week, take care!

Psycho

Hackathon Music! :)

October 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Well, this weekend I took part of a hackathon (a coding marathon, in my case to make a game) for the first time in my life and I must say it was a terrific experience. Needing to be creative with the clock ticking above your head isn’t that easy for sure, but I’m glad to say we managed to grab a honorable 2nd place! :) Of course, I can’t code that much… -.- But I can make music, so I want to humbly share my work there.

Gotta thank so many influential space-themed soundtracks, from 2001 (Kubrick‘s movie) to these days’ Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)… With a special mention to mr Nathan McCree and his astounding OST for Soul Star (SEGA CD game). :)

I hope you like it, see ya next week. :)

Zero Gravity

An Old Forgotten Song…

October 7, 2013 1 comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Just dug up an old song which was written to be performed by a band but such thing never happened. lol The concept is to use some endless lyrics–by tying the final and the first verses together–while adding instruments to the mix progressively.

I hope you like it, undestanding Portuguese or not. ;) See ya!

If
I could take you
somewhere far from here,
I would say: "I'm already
ready to go.
No need to ask,
I'm not frightened by deciding.
(Almost nothing to take with,
only recollections of what I've seen...)"
But if you turn me down
I stop and ask myself...
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