During my mass Soundcloud upload, I wanted to also put some material up from this big project I’ve been working on over the course of the year.
The working title is “Taming the Beast”, and it is going to be a soundtrack / narrative based audio book of some kind. It is set in the 19th century, following the story of The Tamer, who goes to dispell the myth of a beast that is supposed to be haunting residents of a nearby village in Somerset. Say no more.
Following a mass upload session, from today you can download two collections of music, for free! or listen to them online, your choice.
Before we carry on, a note – You are welcome to use this music anywhere you want for your own work, it’s free, but it’s still copyrighted. All I ask is that you contact me at email@example.com to let me know, and I would also love to see a copy of whatever you do with it!
The first is a “Best of” my work from the past 7 years. It is simply called “Best of Freqmaster 2005 – 2011″, featuring music from the first two collections, “Euphorotia” and “Tsunami”, plus other previously unpublished-to-the-web material.
The second is my third collection, simply called “Freqmaster”, which is my third collection of music, recorded between 2007 – 2011.
Having written a couple of short stories, partly influenced by my latest readings of H P Lovecraft, I have started to transform one of them into a concept album. It is still work in progress, but it combines my love affair of progressive rock, with a more dark, sinister atmospheric soundscape.
I have been asked recently to put together a showreel to demonstrate my music as if it was in a game. While I am working on a couple of demonstrations, one idea was to use The Battle of Hastings over the top of the Historical Battle that you can participate in in Medieval II: Total War that is, yep, you guessed it, The Battle of Hastings.
Its taken a few full nights work and while Microsoft Movie Maker sucks a bit when it comes to export and synchronisation between production and final product, I did the best I could with the tools I had.
While my aim was to synchronise the music with the video, my aim was to represent key stages of the battle, including when the Normans looked to be retreating, only then for the Norman Knights to flank the Saxons and eventually win the battle.
A project that I’ve wanted to work on for a while and a start I have made. Reason for some time now has been bugging me with its lack of guitar production capabilities, but with Reason 6 now here, my progressive rock taste buds have been tantalised and the result is here.
A combination of Reason 5 and Record, becoming a father and endless late nights have merged to give me a new surge of influence which has formed itself into two new tracks. One is a downtempo track that somehow gives me a nostalgic feeling, and another which is totally different to anything that I have done. I had tremendous fun with it – its action packed, in your face, and gave me the opportunity to play with my new workstation.
Keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks!