This month Phonogram by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie makes its long awaited return. Fans of this urban fantasy, where music is magic, have been waiting for this for the last five years and it’s finally here. But just what is it about this comic - only thirteen issues before now - that inspires such excitement?
Just throwing this mashup between Blondie and Doctor Who out there on a slow Sunday morning. Honestly they could have gone farther with this, but hey! We have what we have. (And I’m sure this will inspire the community to take this further, amirite?)
Lately I’ve been jamming out to various tunes from pretty much all the geeky shows that have come out as of late. iZombie and Killjoys being the main two I’ve been grooving on. (Plus various soundtracks from stuff like Pacific Rim and Serenity and a few others.) »
Just a selection of songs that are either about robots and/or feature robots in their videos. It’s music of the spheres for squares. (Please be advised it’s pronounced RO-butts.) »
The other day I read an article somewhere that got me thinking about the importance of not only sound effects but particularly music in movies, TV shows and videogames.
Well hell. It’s been way too long since I did one of these, so I guess it’s about time. Hope you enjoy! »
Will it make you feel bad about flinging/toppling/portaling all those turrets to their deaths? Probably not, 'cause that shit's fun. Still, it'll make you feel sorry for them. Probably. »
Just yesterday, NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope may have detected evidences of a salt water ocean underneath the surface of Jupiter's largest satellite, Ganymede. The discovery prompted me to listen to Gustav Holst's "Jupiter" from his The Planets suite. The Planets wasn't actually inspired by… »
I've really been taken by Hans Zimmer's Interstellar soundtrack and am seriously considering buying it. Have you been drawn by any theatrical music as of late? »
Last month master pianist/composer Sonya Belousova charmed us with on the spot arrangements of classic Nintendo themes, many of which she had only just heard for the first time. I was hesitant to post her follow-up, but then I heard her version of "The Scars of Time" from Chrono Cross. »
I've always been partial to "Hyperspace," from John Williams' magisterial score for Empire Strikes Back. It does a great job of blending all the various character themes from the movie. In a lot of ways, it's an earlier, better version of "Duel of the Fates," minus the now-horribly-cliched vocals. »
Sonya Belousova is one of today's most accomplished young composers and pianists. Watch her demonstrate her skill by listening to a series of Nintendo themes — most for the first time ever — and then coming up with gorgeous arrangements on the spot. »