More for Your Muse – Youngblood Brass Band

Albums: Center:Level:Roar (2003), Is That a Riot? (2006), Pax Volumi (2013) Artist: Youngblood Brass Band Description: Youngblood Brass Band mixes the New Orleans-style brass band with elements of improvisation, punk and hip-hop. They are unique in the brass band scene due to this mixture and their music is immensely enjoyable, catchy, wild, and full of spirit. Vocalist/rapper David […]

Soundtracks for the Road – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

John Williams did for the Harry Potter franchise the same he did for Star Wars: created a household identity with his music. The primary melody, played on glockenspiel, is instantly recognizable and immediately conjures something magical in your imagination. For his third and final entry on the films, John Williams created new and exciting music […]

More for Your Muse – The Lack Long After by Pianos Become the Teeth

Album: The Lack Long After Artist: Pianos Become the Teeth Released: 2011 Description: Pianos Become the Teeth create visceral, passionate music. They are a post-hardcore band with influences of screamo and they create captivating music so long as your ears do not reject this genre of music. The band said that The Lack Long After would be […]

More for Your Muse – Grievances by Rolo Tomassi

I spent a lot of my teenage years in the south Florida hardcore scene. What began with a listening of Poison the Well’s The Opposite of December turned into a love for this rhythmically complicated and emotional genre of music. My tastes in it have evolved over the last 16 years and for the past number of months I’ve been […]

Finding the time

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a blog entry but the music gallery has not slowed down and I’m now up to 91 albums available to listen to. That’s the bread and butter of this site, not my posts, but I do intend to make a better effort in writing more. With the start of the […]

Working with Inon Zur

One very cool part of my job on Sword Coast Legends is that I get to be a part of its score’s creation process. We chose Inon Zur, the BAFTA-nominated composer, to score SCL because of his long pedigree in the RPG genre. Among his many scores and accolades for film, television, and games, are Fallout 3, Fallout […]

In Memoriam: James Horner (1953 – 2015)

James Horner was the composer responsible for getting me into film scores. My father bought the Braveheart soundtrack after seeing the movie and I never picked it up until years later to listen to it. It became a recurring CD in my bedroom and was such a piece of my high-school years that I cannot listen to […]

Sword Coast Legends

I’ve been gone for quite some time from the site but am now finally back. I was hard at work on a submission for a writing competition while doing long days & nights at work. I am the Development Director at n-Space Inc. and we have been creating Sword Coast Legends, a CRPG in the Dungeons & […]

Two more albums approved by me (whatever that means) that aid in the writing process. Weathervanes by Freelance Whales Freelance Whales feel like a band that came together naturally. Their music, a mixture of indie folk and electronica, is upbeat but intimate, like stealing a smile with your dance partner. The lyrics read like observations between two […]

Soundtracks for the Road

Summer is approaching and soon many will embark on road trips across the states. On every great road trip, of course, is great music to listen to as the lines in the road move by. One year, two of my friends and I travelled from Central Florida to Ohio, only to realize we had one […]