Friday, January 27, 2012

Orchestral Workings

As a film composer I’ve always been a fond of orchestral pieces. I do realize some of the greatest score doesn't involve orchestral elements at all, but it’s always been goal in life to try and have that big sound. Now granted you can only go so far on a budget and not everyone has an orchestra at their disposal or 3grand to spend on vsts like symphobia. For both songs as far as strings go I use Session Strings by native instruments. Actually, I used nothing but Native instrument Products.

Komplete Elements
Kontakt: sessions strings, factory selection, Element selection
Kore Player

Please enjoy and feedback is welcomed!
Orchestral Workings by loadedandplay

Thursday, January 26, 2012


This week’s artist in-depth is truly original and very creative, whose talent and music refuse to be boxed to one genre. One who’s name is defined as “a spaceship of sound,” NICORISONE. This former New Yorker that now resides in the Inland Empire in southern California which in its self has now become a hot bed of original and talented artist and bands which has sunk their teeth into. Although, NICORISONE is an electronic based project the sounds that Chris creates are still to the core organic and all natural if you will. We had a little chat to gain insight on the man behind the music.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What’s on my playlist?

So this week I decided to be a soundtrack score nerd and made a playlist of some of the music that inspires me as a composer. This isn’t a top scores of all time or most the popular, this is just a list of tracks I love and that I hope and aspire to one day create something as moving as the score has done for me. Who will see some big names and some you may never heard of, some actual songs that made it on soundtracks to full orchestral pieces. In either case they are enjoyable to listen to.

Monday, January 23, 2012

EvilDirector's Cynical Review of "The Fountain"

Posted by EvilDirector
*** out of **** 
"Don't go...I'm afraid."
There are two kinds of films in this world, classified by how long they have the power to cloud men's minds. Some films are meant to entrance only for as long as the lights are down and the popcorn is warm, instantly banished as soon as the audience steps back into the sun. Others, like The Shadow, are meant to weave their spell for much longer, to know what lurks in the hearts of men, to haunt their thoughts and, unfortunately in the age where the darling of cinema audiences is Jackass II, to remain for the most part invisible. Such a film is Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain, which, given it's director and troubled production history, seems destined to remain among the forgotten gems of the decade, lost with all the other films that populate the grand cinematic graveyard meant for the pictures that actually demand something in return for two hours of moving images.