Saturday, September 25, 2021

"The Raven" - Orchestral section

 Hi again,

a couple of days ago someone posted a comment in the YouTube video of one of my old songs ("Entering Battle Reprise"). He/She suggested me to create more music like that (orchestral/epic). 

Truth be said I haven't created a lot of songs like that in a long time, mostly due the kind of projects I'm involved with lately needed rock/metal songs in most cases.

But then I remembered "The Raven", a song I did last year for a campaign that was being developed for DCS World, a Flight combat simulator. This song started with a short rock introduction and then a longer progressive metal section. After that comes an orchestral theme, which was calm in the beginning, but then evolves and becomes an epic piece.

So I decided it was probably a good idea to publish that orchestral section separately. I've just uploaded it to Bandcamp and also to YouTube, using as video the trailer created for the campaign when it was released. Here is the video:


And If you just want to stream the audio here it goes:

I hope you like it!

Regards 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The 80s are back!

 Welcome back folks!

In case you didn't notice: the 80s are back. Haircuts, clothing, movies and of course... music. Yes... even John Mayer has released an album with sounds, art and videos like the ones we had during the eighties.

So... believe it or not my next song had to be inspired by that decade. I can't deny I dig a good amount of the music and movies that were done back then (others was utterly bad though). I listen or watched them quite often, and for some time I have wanted to create some music with the kind of sounds we were listening on the radio or as movie soundtracks then. But I didn't really sit to do it. Until I was offered the opportunity to create a theme for a new podcast focused on the F-14 Tomcat. If you don't know what that is: does "Top Gun" rings a bell? Yes... that airplane :) So, the podcast is called "F-14 Tomcast" (I love the name, hehe), in case you feel inclined to give it a listen.

Anyway, with that movie in mind I created this song, "Catapult". The name is descriptive enough if you're interested on jet fighters, aircraft carriers and that kind of jazz. And for this special occasion I've even created a music video. Here it goes:


As always the song is also available as audio streaming on Bandcamp:

 I have to say that despite it's not perfect  I'm quite proud of the final result. I think the goal was achieved (sounds like the music you may expect hearing while watching a jet fighter movie from the 80s) and I think my recording and mixing are improving. And I kind of like the song itself too.

Enough talking... hope you like it.

See you on the next one!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

So... that was fast!

 Hi again folks,

a request for a new song for the Warbirds series came out of the blue last week and I just had a few hours to create it before leaving for the weekend. 

 So I came up with a couple of ideas: a hard rock song that was discarded, and this one. Is just a simple metal song, and I created, recorded, mixed and master it in around three hours, so... that was fast! and also that means it's not that well rounded, but a deadline is a deadline! :)

Hope you enjoy it anyway!

See you soon!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Celebration!

 Hey folks,

I hope you're doing extremely well :)

Year 2020 is coming to an end, and it's also the moment when The Fighter Pilot Podcast has reached its episode 100th. To celebrate such special event I've composed this new song "Celebration":


Believe it or not it started as a funk/disco song inspired by Kool & The Gang's "Celebration". Then it morphed into a kind of western movie soundtrack But in the end it has ended as an orchestral fanfare, very, very far from the first version of this song.

I do hope you a Happy New Year (Xmas has already passed but let me wish you a belated Happy Christmas too). Let's hope 2021 will bring back some of the things we've lost during 2020.

Regards

Monday, August 03, 2020

The Army Song

Hi once more folks,

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

Let me introduce you 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! ;)