[19 May 2012 | 7 comments | ]

Maybe I’m half a year late with posting this, but a friend and I made this short animation back in 2007 (she made most of the visuals, I made the music and sound effects), and people wanted to see it now, so I put it on youtube!

Basically, it’s a story about a bunch of little elves being killed off. :D I still think it’s a really funny one, but maybe it’s because of nostalgia, I don’t know…
(Oh, and it was really fun to make music for a thing like this, so contact me if you have some kind of project that needs a composer!)

Anyway, here it is:

[11 May 2012 | 15 comments | ]

I figured I could just make a random update for once.

I got a free t-shirt from Rockhart Clothing, if I promised to wear it in a future video! So I did! I didn’t really plan to take a picture of it, but I was out walking today and pics happened to be taken. Here is one.

In other news, it doesn’t really seem to matter what piano sound I use, according to the poll and comments. They’re basically equally liked! Funnily enough, “The Grand 2″ is considered to be the best, but it has the least votes so far.

What more.. Well, I was experimenting a bit with “musicifying” a scene from Forrest Gump. With musicifying, I mean that I play the melody of the actors’ lines, and add chords to make it sound like a song. Here’s an example of how it can be done. And one with a full metal arrangement. (I think it’s brilliant!)
Anyway, my tests didn’t turn out that interesting, so I’ll abandon the idea for now.

So, what other projects to I have coming? Well, still the Disney medley of course, planned for the summer. Possibly an original song soon, or if I’ll save it for a future album. But I will probably go back to studying this fall (not related to music), so we’ll see how much more of a “career” I’ll have.

[28 Apr 2012 | 14 comments | ]

Me and a couple of guys in the chat room came up with a pretty interesting idea for a new video! It could end up disappointingly though, so won’t say what it is yet. At least it’s something I haven’t done before, and that’s important to me. (I get lots of requests these days, about doing a “Video Game Rock Medley 2” or full versions of the songs I’ve already played in medleys, but that’s just not interesting to me, sorry!)

Anyway, when I was gonna start recording/playing today, I got stuck with trying to choose what piano sound to use! So instead, I made a little video, asking you what you prefer!

And here it is:

(I can’t say I will use the one that gets the most votes, but it’s still interesting to see what people prefer!)

[17 Apr 2012 | 51 comments | ]

34 tracks from some of the most famous video games in one fluid rock medley!

It took two weeks longer to make than planned, but I personally think it’s worth it! I’m really happy both with the video and the audio, and I hope that others will also like it. It doesn’t have vocals and very little acoustic guitar though, so I know that some will be disappointed, but, can’t please everyone!

The drummer is once again Louis Abramson, who played in the original versions of Vampire Bride and Beside Me, and it worked out great! His band is gonna be touring in Europe this summer, so he did it in exchange for some promotion. So, check out their website!

The MP3 can be downloaded here!

[6 Apr 2012 | 15 comments | ]

The problem with deciding deadlines is that there are always other things coming up that you hadn’t planned. Like easter! How was I supposed to know that a thing like that would come up right now?!

So yeah, hopefully the Video Game Rock Medley will be up next week anyway, when all the family stuff is over. At least I’ve cut my hair, although I guess there will always be discussions about whether it should be longer or shorter..

Before…                                                                      and after.

Anyway, happy easter everyone!