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! :)