I have been busy but I still managed to get a new track up. I did upload a cover version of Simon and Garfunkel's "I am a Rock" but I did not post a blog. Well actually I did, but it got deleted by Weebly before I could post it. Then I got depressed and never bothered rewriting the post. Now that it is a new week, I think that I might post it up there for you all.
But on to the new song...this week's song is the battle theme for a game master that I am writing music for. The style is decidedly different from the gaming music that I was writing before...OK I think that this might be confusing so lemme start again.
Before Phrygian Phish, I wrote a complete gaming score for a gaming friend of mine, Howard Brandon. He was a game master (guy who runs the story and the universe for a table top game) for a Star Wars theme game. So, I asked what he would think about game specific music for his Star Wars campaign. He liked the idea, so I wrote the music for him. I wrote several "themes" that he could use to create an atmosphere (such as a love theme or a battle theme etc.). I think that we have in total 8 themes for his game. When I was writing THAT gaming score, I wrote for an orchestra and tried to imitate John Williams and a Neoclassical style. This was to help keep the same feeling as the Star Wars movies in Howard's game.
NOW, I am working on another gaming score. A lot of the themes are the same (still fighting etc.) so I am writing music for the same theme but in a different style. The setting for THIS game is more of a medieval era campaign, you know castles and swords and goblins etc. So, in order to create the mood for that, I picked instruments that were more folksy and a time signature to match. So, even though this is a battle theme, this is NOT the same one that I did (and is on my soundcloud) from a couple of months ago.
This new game score is for my brother, Bryan Bailey. He will be running a game at Momocon on the weekend of St. Patrick's day, so I am really rushing to get that done. Take a listen and let me know what you think. I have much more stuff that I am working on that is in the pipeline. So stay tuned! I'll work on the blog post for "I am a Rock" and share that this week as well.
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