I'm going to start a new series here giving shout outs to outstanding composers on my SoundCloud stream. This might be limited by the fact that I'll predominantly feature composers that I already follow but either way I'd like to give shout outs to the guys that I think are doing great stuff. The community is so important so I'm keen to support my peers.
Keeno (ft. James Everingham) // Dream Sequence
I've been following James' work for a few months now and there's no question that he's a gifted composer with a bright future, but I was intrigued when he reposted this track by emerging drum and bass producer Will Keen AKA Keeno to his SoundCloud stream. The result of this intoxicating collaboration is a heady mix of James' cinematic flair and Keeno's euphoric dnb. The official video is incredible, too:
The production is spot on, and musically the track is an absolute delight, showing depth and finesse. I'll certainly be keeping an eye on these two from now on.
Tony Anderson // All is not lost
Tony Anderson is fairly established in the world of cinematic music, as one of themusicbed's most popular artists. His work often features reverberant synth soundscapes and dreamy felt piano, as well as vocals and instrumental flourishes from frequent collaborators.
All Is Not Lost is no exception, but demonstrates an evolution from Tony's previous work. Where his earlier tracks had clear structural and directional markers, this track has an organic essence that speaks of its bespoke nature, having been written for an original film by Cale Glendening. Listen from around the four and a half minute mark for some seriously glorious contemporary cinematic writing.
Alexandr Fullin // Away
Although I've not been following Alexandr for that long, it's clear that he's on an upward trajectory of developing his musical output and finessing his production. Away displays some of Alexandr's most refined sounds, and a structural bravery that marks this out as one of his most mature compositions. Also worth noting is that Alexandr had this track mastered by Chad Wahlbrink, the same engineer who's worked with Tony Anderson on some of his more recent tracks, and that's a decision that's been well worth it, with the fine sound quality he's achieved here.
That's all for this month; I'll try and do this again each month, and mix it up with different people. Final thing to leave you with is my favourite track of my own from March, temper. Hope you enjoy!