What a week! World Beyond: "Whatever We Were Before" - A Dragon Age: Inquisition Inspired Music Video, "I Can Talk" Cover by Sheila M. Gagne, and APOTHEOSIS Level 1 Music Demo + other updates.
It's been a crazy busy week, one of those where it seems like everything's suddenly come together all at the same time! I'm sure this makes up for the last two slightly slower weeks, and maybe a few of the slower ones in the future too!
First on the releases, we have an amazing music video from World Beyond, a Dragon Age: Inquisition inspired composition: "Whatever We Were Before feat. Nicholas Standing". At the end of Summer, Vlad, founder of World Beyond and a long term collaborator of mine asked me to shake the dust off my cello, set up a video camera and microphone and bow out some cello licks for him. After sending over the recorded audio and video, he got to work composing the rest of the piece and churned out this mind blowing music video! Many thanks to Vlad for having me on this awesome project, you rock big time! The track is free to download here where you can read Vlad's own blog on the video. Please show him some love for this great project!
Next we have a project from the lovely Sheila M. Gagne, a Voice-over Artist friend and collaborator who I've worked with a fair amount during the Fun Station 4 Kidz Projects. A while back, she contacted me with regards doing a cover of "I Can Talk" from the 1973 Charlotte's Web animated film. The only trouble was, she couldn't find an instrumental version of the song anywhere, and so I arranged the instrumental by ear, matching as closely as possible to the exact free timings of the original. After recording her voice parts (with a little pinch of Solrac's voice thrown in), she sent it back to me for editing and mixdown, and the result is the song you can hear below! Send Sheila some love too!
If you're interested, I've also posted up the instrumental version of the song, as I had arranged before adding in the voices. You can find it here on my HurpADervish YouTube Channel.
Finally on the new media front, we have the music for Level 1 of the A P O T H E O S I S Game by Lars Warink. I finished composing and mixing this on Wednesday, and it looks like I have 8 tracks left to do. What's next? A Game Over Theme? Boss Theme? Who knows!!! I hope you enjoy it and please follow the games progress on Tumblr. You know the drill: Show Lars some love over there! If you haven't yet heard the menu music for the game, please feel free to check it out here.
Whoo! A fair haul for media output this week! In other updates and news, we only have a couple of vocal lines left to get approved for the NuBits animation, so I should be starting work on that very soon. I've also been sent the script for a new Dinosaur Animation with Fun Station 4 Kidz which although we have no ETA for, should be a blast! Finally, World Beyond has a new store outlet for track licencing including some of our collaborative work. You can find it here. I really need to set up a store for some of my pieces soon.
Current future plans: I hope to have a store up for licencing my own music soon (without needing to contact me directly), as well as a new section of the website dedicated to my awesome collaborators and media creating friends. Just waiting for some more details from people. I've also been toying with the idea of starting a second blog for pro-audio tips and tricks. Anyone interested? There're still some more animations to come out too. More news on those as and when.
That's all for this busy week! I hope to be working on animations and more A P O T H E O S I S music next week. Until next Saturday (and I realise I'm early this week), have fun and keep smiling!
Nick Standing; Better Than The Book; Jabun!
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