Sunday, September 29, 2019

Summer is over, but we keep the summer mood on with this new song!

Hi all,

yeah, well... Summer is over. We're back at work and the rest of our daily routine. But this last song I've published kinds of keeps the happy mood of the Summer on!

Meant to be used in a podcast episode out of the "aircraft series", the goal was to create a more festive song. But it couldn't go "full party mode", it had to have a quick pace to fit the opening of the episode while keeping it tamed and with a happy mood. So, what came out was a straight and simple rock song, even with pop touches (that drum pattern is anything but used on metal).


The song was released on September 22th 2019, as the "Cargo song" featured on the C-2 Grayhound episode, but was created, recorded and mixed during early August. If case you want to listen the podcast episode where it was featured just click HERE. Hope you enjoy the song! :)

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Back from holidays and new song!

Hi again folks,

summer holidays are almost over for me. Just came back from a couple of weeks of relax away from the city, but before leaving I left one song ready to be released (well, it was more than one, but the rest will be released later). As always it's a one minute long metal song. But that's what bumper music for fighter pilots' podcast is all about, isn't it? :)



If you want to check the podcast episode where this song has been featured click HERE. The episode is also available on all big streaming platforms, including Spotify and YouTube.

During this two weeks of holidays I've been playing guitar around 6 hours a day, so expect to have new songs comming soon ;)

I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer. I'll be back soon, that's for sure...

Enjoy the song!

Monday, July 08, 2019

New song and Happy Summer!

Hi again folks,

 Summer is already here and here goes a new bumper song for The Fighter Pilot Podcast.

This one is inpired on a renowed german industrial metal band, and despite it wasn't originally meant to be used as song for the spy aircraft episodes Vincent prefered it to the one I created for them. So be it :)


This song was composed and recorded on February 2019, but hasn't been released until the SR-71 Blackbird episode has been published. I love this amazing spy aircraft since I was a kid, so I'm extremely happy to be involved somehow in something related to that rocket-like plane :)

Hope you enjoy the Summer. I'm keeping myself really busy creating more music, despite that isn't showing up here. But it will, eventually... :)

Kindest regards

Friday, February 22, 2019

Ridin'

Welcome back,

another ten days have passed and I've released another song. This one is a metal cover of the famous Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries", which is part of the second opera of the "Der Ring des Nibelungen". The fade in and fade out sections are original though:



Story behind is: there were plans to feature helicopters in the Aircraft Series of The Fighter Pilot Podcast, so we needed a song which could be linked to them easily.

It didn't take me too long to remember the famous movie "Apocalypse Now", where the original song was played through loudspeakers mounted on US helicopters while they attacked a North Vietnamese village.

Again, I didn't have a lot of time to record and mix this one, but It worked OK for the episode. Hope you like it.

As always you can get the full podcast episode here. The song appears at the begining and the end of it:

www.fighterpilotpodcast.com/episodes/040-h-60-black-seahawk/

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Back to composing orchestral music. Well, kind of...

Ahoy friends,

so, next song on the "To-Do" list was an aircraft figher dedicated song. But putting it short, after I finished it Vincent thought it would probably fit better as music for other kind of aircraft. I'll talk you a bit more about that song very soon, as will be used in an episode which will be available probably later this month.

Anyway... Let's back to the song I was actually going to talk about, shall we? It's the "Antisubmarine aircraft" song. Thing is: the next podcast episode on the list was going to be focused on the S-3 Viking, an antisubmarine aircraft, so I was asked to create something that could fit there. Kindly enough Vincent suggested me to go towards the kind of music you can hear on submarine movies like "The Hunt for Red October" or "Crimson Tide".

Frankly this was unexpected. Until now Vincent always wanted to have rock songs for the podcast, but the soundtracks of these movies were orchestral. Not that I had a problem with that... actually it was quite the opposite! I was really happy to have the chance to visit again the kind of music I created for games and documentaries in the past!

Is worth saying Vincent pointed out also that he'd like to have a more punchy section during that song, and I imagined he'd like to have some rock there, so I focused on trying to blend both things in the same song.

Thus I decided to create two demos: the first one was basically orchestral, while the other one had a lead guitar with the orchestra supporting it on the background. As I anticipated Vincent prefered the second one. From that point the song evolved into a full "guitar hero" song, but I really had problems fitting the orchestral section among the drums, guitars and bass.

By the time I finished the song I got two different versions: on the first one the orchestra followed the chords of the rhythm guitars. The second one had an orchestra that didn't follow the guitars but had their own melody lines. This one also had a slightly different lead guitar track. In the end this second version was the one I sent to be used on the episode (due lenght limitations it had to be cut though).

But before sharing the songs with you please note the following: due I only had a few days to create the music for this episode I'm afraid to tell I don't consider it as a full-final version. I had to do my best with the time I had, so I just tried to get something acceptable enough to be used. Even if I got a finished structure for the song (which of course could be improved) the mixing and the mastering had a lot of room for improvement, as I had very little time for them by the time I finished the recording process.

Anyway, here is how the song version used on the episode sounds:



In the case you want to know how the other version sounds (the one with the orchestra following the guitars chords) here it is too, but remember: this one was never used on the show:

Hope you like them!