Tuesday, November 13, 2018

And metal is back!

Hello again,

funny thing, the song I'm introducing today was in fact created to be "The Fighter Pilot Podcast" October's episodes song, but it was kept in the vault because the astronaut episode was going to be released first and we needed to have the "Space oddity" on it.

But here is the song:

As you see it's the usual one minute long straight forward metal song :)

It appeared for first time on episode 30th "Expendables" (November 11th), but there was edited during the mixing the episode. Once more Vincent surprised me with his editing skills, looping or cutting sections of the song so it fit the lenght needed during the intro and outro sections. But the version I'm uploading here is the one I created originally.

Hope you like it! :)


Sunday, October 21, 2018

And now a space themed song

Hi again,

well... the next episode of the podcast: "Fighter pilots in space" was planned to be released on September 20th. For that one I was asked if I'd be able to create a cover of  David Bowie's famous "Space Oddity" song.

Beyond my worries regarding the copyright infringement that may mean creating a cover of someone else's work I was willing to do it. I do really respect Bowie's contribution to music and I've always loved that song. As I'm not getting money or monetizing this one on any way (I'm also not uploading it anywhere) I accepted the challenge and came up with different versions.

The one I liked the most was one which contained a  punchy post-rock section, but Vincent kindly discarded it (I guess he likes hard rock but up to certain point), so I had to take a more conservative approach and in the end created something that he found more of his taste.

There are two slightly different final versions that are in fact used in the episode: the one used as outro is longer, and it's  first section was closer to Bowies' song. The second, which has been used as intro, had a different initial section in the form of a chord based mellotron (while the other one had just a melody line played by the mellotron) and different drums approach.

I have to admit I don't really like any of these two. But we ran out of time doing tests so these are what I got. Hope the listeners will feel the theme of the episode properly.

Oh, almost forgot... apart of the cover I also created a 14 minutes long song which was meant to be used as background music during the episode. It's basically a guitar improvisation with space-ish synths on the back. I did enjoy creating it and I think it would have fit fine, but Vincent don't like the idea of having background music behind the speech so he didn't use it.

Anyway, as I'm not sharing the "Space oddity" cover I'll share this song with you instead - CLICK THE IMAGE TO LISTEN IT. Hope you like it :)


Saturday, September 01, 2018

What if Mozard were a punk guy from Jamaica?

So... this month's song started with the idea of doing something a bit more punk oriented. Just to differenciate it a bit from the previous songs I've been doing for The Fighter Pilot Podcast. But somehow while I was trying to find a proper punk riff for it a reggae middle section appeared from nowhere!

Boy, that was weird... but it didn't stop there. Once again an unexpected chord progression appeared when I was doing the final section of the song. And you know what? It kind of sounds Mozart-ish (yeah, well... kind of). Here's the song anyway:

What do you think about it?

Hope you enjoy it. See you next month!

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

August's song

Hi again folks,

a new song has been released today. Featured on The Fighter Pilot Podcast episode 22th, it will be used on August's episodes.

Once more is a short one minute long metal song. This time I slowed the tempo and used a seven string electric guitar for first time, so it sounds a bit more modern, and kind of heavier, I guess. You can listen it below:

I hope you like it. Have a nice summer! :)

Kindest regards

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Here goes this month's song!

Hi again,

here's the song I created for Episode 19th "Air to surface weapons". Yes, you may notice the song for episode eighteen is missing, but that is simply because from now and on Vincent is releasing four episodes per month, but I'm just creating one song per month because I can't release songs that frequently. This means each new song will be featured in each one of the four episodes of that month.

Going back to the song itself: it's a fast paced one minute metal song, and I happy enough with the final result considering the tight agenda I had to do it...

In case you wonder: yes, I have to keep the songs around one minute long. Vincent needs to close the show with some final words and that is the time he usually needs to do it. I also create the (shorter) intro version you hear at the begining of the show. As you may imagine it's basically this long version of the song without some bars to get the 0:45 lenght he needs for the intro music.

I'm sure you're going to agree with me that the mixing could be better. But this time I kept the final output at -16LUFS so if Vincent needs to add compresion to the episode the song won't suffer that much and won't sound distorted. Anyway, I'm sure I'll be able to improve the mixing in the future, as I'm practicing quite a lot :)

Hope you enjoy it!