Posts Tagged ‘ambience’

12 Years A Slave: Sound Design

March 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you all been?

First of all I must state it makes me sad to belong mankind. Of course, the movie brings nothing new to the table, but facing the fact we can (still nowadays, mind you) be so absurdly grotesque to each other kills a part of me everytime I do it.

That said…

12 Years a Slave

Aside the story, the brutality itself and the strong acting what really makes the movie land its punches in my modest opinion is the sound design–even more than the music score, which would be a more usual emotional artifice in that regard.

Music in such a movie can become a cheap trick if misused; the strenght needed to pass the feelings on lies on being realistic, in… immersing the spectator in sorrow. Seeing blood spilling can be shocking for sure, but hearing whiplashes tearing flesh apart is just plain terrifying–more than anything else. And there’s plenty of loud-and-clear pain to be heard here.

Here’s a trailer but that doesn’t do the sound design any justice, really. I hope you watch the movie and, aside taking technical notes, it serves the purpose of making you ponder on everyone’s deeds and how to make things better for generations to come.

See ya, yake care.


Nothing. (sic)

December 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

This week I want to share an old rough sketch for an indie game. It was composed based only on some abstract drawings and the idea of shifting icy and fiery environments.

Check the cool drwings (by Louie) and the little piece of music it inspired. :) I hope you like it!

See ya!


Another Oldie–A Mysterious One. :)

November 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Another lost piece of music found! This one was composed by influence of the book “Les marins perdus” by the French writer Jean-Claude Izzo. Wonderful read, made me think of a “floating mystery” if I can describe this recording that way. :P

Les marins perdus

Have a nice week, take care! :D

Orc War March. ~.~

November 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you all been?

This week I want to share an original Orc War March for an Audio Catch gig. :)

As a comissioned work, I composed this with this description of the Orcs in mind:
“The mentality of an orc is quite simple, it can be summed up in an unrestrained id. Their minds are similar to a 2 year old’s, they simply want what they want and will do whatever they need to do to get it, without considering anyone or anything else and those wants are usually simply food, fighting, and fornication.”

So, no complex melodic lines or rhythm patterns; just plain and staightforward “work” (if we could call their dirty deeds work) song.

I used STRICTLY organic instruments to make this. Everything there really exists and helped me to keep that “real” feeling–even some lack of metronome can do wonders in such case.

The sentence “Mirdautas vras” stands for “It is a good day to kill”. :)

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

Digging Deeper… New Fat Acoustic Theme. :)

September 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Those effect racks are going to kill me someday… :P But it’s getting more and more interesting. ;)

Space Sketch. :)

September 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you all been?

This week I want to share a quick recording on a space-theme idea… I’ve been digging making acoustic takes drenched in late-FXs for some time now, this one isn’t different. :)

(Pick this image because I suddenly recalled I used to love those NASA logos when I was a kid… *-*)

NASA Voyager

That’s it for now, I hope you like it. See ya!

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