Just stopped in to say I’m still alive! Summer’s been busy so far with lots of house chores: painting some rooms, (re)painting the deck, fixing some plumbing issues… it eats up social media time in a hurry.
I’m still composing though! The latest (and long-awaited) Pirate 101 update is now on the test realm, complete with more Valencian music accompanying Kane and the Armada. It was a lot of fun updating the soundtrack to Pirate 101, and revisiting the Valencian sound which uses a lot of piano – much more than I usually use. Because of how one writes for piano, it definitely led to the structure the main Kane theme. I wanted to write a kind of “monster” music theme for Kane. Although the Kane character is a cold, calculating killing machine, the story comes to a tragic head in this chapter of the P101 tale, so the drama is cranked up from the rest of the world. I still wanted to keep the calculating, merciless feel so the rest of the music has a robotic, structured, march feel to it.
Like it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments! I dare you!-)
You’re going to be hearing more from me this summer, promise!