I’m glad to help, so long as your project is cool. Email here to hire me: [email protected]
For several years, I’ve worked on music under the name, Zweihänder. You can listen to all the music by looking over at the sidebar, or clicking here. For now, here’s the latest album:
I grew up in a musical household; mom was a concert pianist, dad was a jazz/rock pianist… but they both played multiple instruments. I started with drums and soon started training in a number of other instruments. I never got good enough to play in an orchestra, but I do my best to compose.
Here are a few samples… some heavy, some soft, some weird. Note, most of these are sample songs that are unfinished.
Synth (Ourtun, FM Synth, Cyberpunk, etc.)
What happened to melody in modern games and movies?
I grew up humming melodies… We’d throw a black coat over our heads, breathe like Vader, and march around the house yelling “dun dun dun, dun du duuuu, dun du duuuu!” I think I could have won an award for best a cappella rendition of the Zelda theme. I find that I’m really missing all that these days.
The modern musical trend is for the composer to create a muted soundscape; a mood for the action. This works well with the gritty and darker tones of modern cinema (Dune comes to mind), but none of it is memorable outside of the experience. We aren’t rushing to the store to buy The Wheel of Time soundtrack (Amazon). Nobody is humming the theme to See or The Witcher. I don’t think there is anything wrong with this, but I want those who would hire me to know what to expect. I am better at traditional composition.
Having said all that, I am comfortable creating background music, just check out the classical songs.