Hey! I am still here, still alive.. still around, doing things.. well, certain things. It’s the one year anniversary of the day I totaled my car. It’s been a rough start of 2016 with the loss of David Bowie, Lemmy Kilmeister, Alan Rickman, and so many other people that were awesome. Bowie in particular was such a big influence on me, mostly in the way that he delivers his vocals, though I wish I was a fraction of the musician he was so that I had the ability to draw much inspiration from his arrangements… I am still learning, though at a snail’s pace these days. Continue reading
Ahoy hoy. It’s been a little while since I’ve updated the site. My bad. I have been putting new mixes on YouTube, including I Am Gonna Stop Eventually (above), Doomed Lovers, Blakk Majik, Rebellion, and hopefully I’ll get around to putting more up before too long. It has been a pretty challenging time for me. Work has been good, my schedule this year has never been more consistent. It’s nice to get 40 hours a week plus overtime once in a while. Struggling with sleep issues and anxiety has made it a bit troubling and has kept me from doing too much personal music stuff. I have still been doing other jobs, though. Continue reading
Welcome to the world of tomorrooooow!! It may be a little crazy to remix Final Fantasy XV so early, right? Well — maybe not! I made my Skyrim remix in July and the game came out in November. At the very least, the FFXV demo Episode Duscae will be out on March 17th so this isn’t too outrageous. Hopefully the demo features the song that I have remixed here.
This mix was a ton of fun to work on. I have very high hopes for the game and the music which we should get a taste of in the demo. I am pumped, to say the least. I wanted to make another mix like Whovian Waltz, which you may remember as my remix of The Grinch on the Dreamcast. Mostly it was a stylistic inspiration; acoustic guitars, 3/4, kind of a waltz. The supporting instrumentation is different here. The song was also inspired by Pain of Salvation’s “Sleeping Under the Stars” which mostly played a big part in the inspiration of the arrangement of the piano for my mix. That’s a weird way of saying it, but hopefully you get what I mean if you check them out.
Life has been punishing lately; it’s been like Dark Souls 2 almost, except I managed to not die yet. I don’t often enough talk about my personal life on my own personal blog here… maybe an oversight? Not sure. But to make it brief, Continue reading
Hey! So I still need to work on that original album for my Kickstarter. Sorry to everyone who is still waiting. However, this post is about my work with — again — Careless Juja! I may be talking about this a little early, but I’m bored, so here it goes. :-)
This video covers just about EVERYTHING! There is an insane amount of content on this album — 62 tracks at 2 hours and 28 minutes. It’s going to be a double album. It took a good solid week of hard work to finalize it for release. As you can see from the video, there will be a listening party, and even a live puppet show.
The story portion of the album centers around a Boar Knight named Nathaniel and his adventures through Porkalore and beyond. If mixing the music wasn’t fun enough, listening to and mixing each story chapter was great fun and I loved following the story one little piece at a time through the process of mixing and mastering them!
I am so appreciative to Careless Juja for the opportunity, and am overjoyed that I was able to work with them again and possibly more times in the future! They’re the best. I love getting return work, too! I always try to make people as satisfied as possible so that they will return for more. Anyway, thank you! And to everyone out there who loves good music, give Legend of the Boar Knight a listen!
Hello! So things have been pretty rough lately. The year didn’t start off that well. While I was taking care of my parents’ pets while they were off on a cruise, I managed to wreck and total my car while they were on the way back from the cruise. I was in pain for a while and I’m starting to get back to normal. Luckily, I finished this song, Guinevere, before the accident. I also finished a song after the accident which I’ll hopefully post in about a week, and there will be more details of the process that went into that when I post it.
As for this song, it was commissioned by 4Player Network for their series of GOTY videos on Youtube. The request was to make another Ace Combat mix in the style of my last one, The Limit, which I made for TotalBiscuit. There are a lot of similarities with this mix, with the full orchestra and such but there’s also a cool acoustic section in the middle with live bongos and shakers. I even put a callback to The Limit near the end when I revisited a theme from The Liberation of Gracemeria. I hope you enjoy the song, and keep an eye out for my Final Fantasy XV mix in a week or so!