First off, here is Moon Mansion Zone’s Special Act:
When I was originally writing Moon Mansion Zone Act 1 (which ended up becoming Moon Mansion Zone Act 2 omg) I ended up writing about four or five different tunes before eventually settling on Ghosts with Guitars. The other songs either didn’t really have much potential or I was suffering from a block that prevented me doing anything more to them.
Cut forward several months, a few weeks before the Sonic ATS deadline, I realise I’ve still got one track left to do; the accursed Special Act.
For most of the other special acts, Mr. Lange is making 16-bit arrangements of existing tracks; however, LakeFeperd was pretty keen on me using one of the riffs I’d already written as he didn’t want stuff to get wasted.
So finally I ended up writing this song in a couple of days which is pretty damn fast compared to other stuff. The octave guitar riff that people like in Ghosts With Guitars is actually inspired by this one.
And yeah, I put Fortress Flow’s arpeggio in at the end, thinking I was being awesome by having a callback to Sonic BTS; then I checked Falk’s Soundcloud to see he had made an awesome remix of Hilltop/Horizon Heights.
Next, at long last, here is Foliage Furnace Act 2:
This one was the subject of much contemplation. I was hesitant to upload it to my Soundcloud because it borrowed somewhat heavily from FFZ Act 1 and because Falk had replaced my drumloops with some better fitting ones as well as providing a sweet bass guitar line.
Mr. Lange is uploading the new arrangement of FFZ Act 1 to his Soundcloud so Falk gave me to go-ahead to upload this one to mine.
I’d like to give some sweet “behind the scenes” info on this one but unfortunately it was fairly smooth sailing, creation-wise.
I went for a Sonic Adventure “Red Mountain” meets Sonic 2’s “Metropolis Zone” feel which gave me the chance to put some really funky, chunky guitar riffs in as well as a fairly blazing solo!
Holy shit I forgot all about my tumblr, probably because I don’t have a steady stream of artwork/nude pics.
Well I’ve been totally making some more music since I last posted. We finished Sonic Before the Sequel ‘12 and the soundtrack was very very well received! I composed music for Fortress Flow Acts 1-3 + Boss music.
So now a bunch of us are working on the soundtrack to Sonic After the Sequel. Progress is good and it actually feels like we’re working as a proper team. I’m working on Moon Mansion Acts 1-3 + Boss. So far Acts 1 and 2 are complete, with Act 3 waiting for some psychedelic treatment from Falk.
I’ve got a good idea what the boss music is going to sound like, so I’m working on recording that ASAP!
Oh I also started a little painting doozy on the side, please visit http://photraits.co.uk to check that shit out!