Brief behind-the-scenes preview of something I *may* be working on...
Where No One Has Gone Before
This is my rendition of themes from the classic Star Trek tv series up to Voyager,
orchestrated and fused together in an epic suite. It was fun to kinda pay tribute to the
music from the series, which I love. This will be part of a forthcoming ensemble project.
Harmony Of A Hunter is a multi-part album consisting of remixes covering the entirety of the Metroid series, from a variety of different musicians, myself included. FIVE discs worth of music here which can be downloaded for free or shipped on disc format at:
This is my Maridia remix, and accompanying music video. The 3D animation was a long time in the making, and very difficult to finish. Also fully rendered in 720p HD. I took a bit of a departure from the game song, and tried to create something a bit darker and more ominous with this. Also, download the HIGHER QUALITY VIDEO here :)
Brinstar Green was always one of my favorite tracks in Super Metroid, and I was happy to give it the remix treatment. I also took it a step further by creating a CG animated intro scene for it, as shown in the vid below. It was a lot of work- about 5 months worth to be exact, but it turned out pretty cool I think. Maybe next time, I'll be able to make something a bit longer, which is what I originally envisioned. But for now, enjoy :)
Metroid Series Ending Themes
This was a tough piece to compose, being a medley of the endings of Metroid, Metroid II, Super Metroid, and Metroid Fusion. It's more of a traditional orchestral suite, with a lot of variety in mood and setting. My goal was a realistic symphonic feel, no easy task.
The Crimson Depths
Kraid's Lair & Red Soil
I made this one on a whim because I thought it would be cool to combine the ubiquitous Kraid's Lair theme from the original game with the one from Super Metroid, Red Soil. The track sorta builds from a more distant and atmospheric vibe to something more intense, conveying a sense of getting closer and closer to the giant reptilian beast that awaits.
The Crimson Depths Improv
Before I compose a song, I usually sit down and play around with different themes and plan out how I want the piece to flow. I find this especially important for a remix, as the original themes need to be presented in a neat and intelligent way. I usually record these sessions as a kind of visual notebook, so I can pick through parts I liked or didn't like afterward. This is my brainstorming for The Crimson Depths.
Kirby Superstar & Zelda Improv
This is one of the things I do when I'm bored... sit and play with video game tunes. I had long considered doing a really big medley of my favorite Nintendo game themes, but this is an improvised mix of Kirby and Zelda music.
One day I may still compose a full remix.