Monday, August 03, 2020

The Army Song

Hi once more folks,

how is it going? Is the Summer being hot enough? :)

Here I'm presenting the last song being featured on The Fighter Pilot Podcast: "The Army Song".

When I was asked to create some music for the upcoming "Army month" this song instantly came to my mind. It was obvious that a punk/rock cover of "The Caisson Song", or "Army song" as is called nowadays, was going to be the perfect choice. So here you have it: a two minute long version with a lot of guitars. I'm sure it will almost invite you to march while listening to it! ;)
 

Friday, July 03, 2020

"The Raven". Or a proper epic song.

Hi again folks,
 
 Summer is already here, and is time to show you some new music!

This new song is quite different to the ones I've been releasing lately. Instead of a fast paced, direct 2 minute long song this one is now short by any mean (6:36 min), and is the kind of song I love: short, with a lot of different sections and music styles and epic.

It has been created to be used in the Digital Combat Simulator F-18 Campaign "Raven One", created by Baltic Dragon and based on the book "Raven One" by Kevin Miller. I had less than a week to complete it, so there's a lot of space for improvements and I'd be glad of change some parts and do a proper mix if I get the chance of releasing an updated version. But you have to accept how creating music for a specific project works: a deadline is a deadline.

You'll see it is anything but boring, and it gets better as it gets going... It starts with a short and calm rock guitar section (which I'm not totally happy with but I reached the tight deadline before I could replace it with anything better) and then turns into a progressive metal section, which I like quite a lot, despite I'd have liked to get even better...
 
But don't worry, if you're not into metal it doesn't last long anyway: at 2:35 the songs leaves behind all guitars and drums and becomes an orchestral theme, similar to some song you may hear as part of the original soundtrack of a movie. It starting quiet and calm, but it evolves constantly, reaching at the end its most epic section, with the whole orchestra, including the choir and all the rings and bells (literally). 
 
Be patient and listen it untill the end, you'll see why I wrote that it gets better as it gets going. Hope you like it. Enjoy your summer! :)


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Eat 'Em All!!

Hi there,

first of all I hope you all are doing well. COVID19 is hitting hard around the globe and sadly is taking a high toll, mostly but not only on elderly people.

I've been in lockdown at home for more than a month now, and it seems it will last at least a few weeks more. I'm not bored by any means, because working from home and taking care of everything else keeps me busy most of the day. But I'm speding all the time I can working on my music. And that helps a lot about staying positive and enjoying these uncertain times we're living.

Among other things I'm revisiting a lot of music I've been recording in the past. Not sure about how many, but I think I have hundreds of not-finished songs or song ideas recorded, but I'm trying to focus mostly on the ones I created in the last couple of years.

This little Old school thrash metal song is one of these. It's a little homage to the sound of the first record released in 1983 by the most famous metal band out there (so far).

I composed it back in August 2019, but didn't have the time to record it again  and mix it until now. It's mostly a "tone demo", and that is why is that short... Hope you enjoy it!:


Take care of yourself and your close ones. And use well the lockdown time ;)

Monday, February 10, 2020

A new decade, a new podcast and more rock!

Hi folks!

Xmas is already over and we're well into 2020 at this point. With the new year and decade comes a new song for a new podcast: the Air Combat Sim Podcast.

Despite is different to the Fighter Pilot Podcast this one is also focused around combat airplanes, but from a different perspective: PC combat flight simulator, as DCS, IL2 and the likes.

The team behind it requested me a rock song to be used as main theme and I came up with this idea after several tries. It sounds like a 80s guitar hero song, as that is what comes to my mind when I think about that kind of thing (yep, I grew up watching those cheesy 80s air combat movies...)



Hope you like it! :)