Three tracks featured on Atlantis Heaven Music
Popular YouTube channel, Atlantis Heaven Music, is currently featuring three new pieces of mine: "HYMNE DE NUAGES", "METAL TRAILER PARK and "SHADOW RUN".
Combining still-images with cinematic music has been getting extremely popular in the last few years. And, with YouTube quickly becoming the way to listen to music, more and more virtual places and platforms, such as Atlantis Heaven Music, have been gaining viewership dramatically. Being first and foremost a visual platform, YouTube forces people to upload music in form of videos - or at least still images as videos. And this has become an effective way of getting people to listen to music - music that empowers the stories and messages a piece of art is trying to convey.
Click on the image above and you will be able to look at the image/movie with my piece "Hymne de Nuages" telling the story and making the artwork come alive. I actually really like the image that got picked by Atlantis Heaven Music and how they describe the music in a category as 'Beautiful Music'. "Hymne de Nuages" is only partly a misnomer, since I really do hear the siren calls of the guitars as if they were voices. And the celebratory character of the harmonic structure just drew me in, begging me to go with the story so to speak. I can definitely imagine this piece working well for a dream sequence in a sci-fi film or for a reflective part of a drama.
"Shadow Run" is absolutely on the opposite end of the dynamic spectrum. It was almost too much fun to combine super heavy rhythm guitars with left-hand piano accents, pretty much like bombs hitting their target. This composition was very much written with a classic trailer cue in mind: A suspenseful intro moves into a dynamic lead up to a first epic percussion climax... etc. dark thriller, horror shocker and/or action scene material - you get the point! Very fun writing and tracking!
"Metal Trailer Park" happens to also be an in-your-face trailer cue, designed to wow and get the listener's adrenalin pumping. This was actually the piece that gave me the idea for my own art/music platform, @AlienGuitarWorlds, and I had, initially, paired up the composition with a dramatic skyline of an alien mega city with a bombastic space ship hovering above. But the battle image, picked by Atlantis Heaven Music for their platform, works really well, too.