Review: Alexandre Guiraud's hybrid trailer music album "Rise"

“Rise” by Alexandre Guiraud is touted as an epic and aggressive orchestral/rock hybrid album that is comprised of driving guitars, triumphant choral arrangements and “glitch” synth programming.  The album contains tracks that will require a loud sound system to get the…

Introducing composer and cellist Christof Unterberger

A while ago we had the chance to meet composer and cellist Christof Unterberger at his home studio in Vienna. After reading quotes by big shots like Hans Zimmer, Jeff Rona, David Arnold and Peter Gabriel about his work we…

Heaven: First fully orchestral album by Dark Winter Music

It’s almost been a year since Dark Winter Music announced their first industry release – Genesis. Today, they are proud to present their latest endeavor – Heaven. A fully realized album that features a live orchestra, the melodious tunes of a…

Review of switch.'s epic fantasy trailer music album "Supernatural"

In the world of “Epic Trailer Music” writing, it has now become increasingly difficult to differentiate one’s sound from another through the regular use of ostinatos, big percussion hits and full choir backdrops. switch.’s “Supernatural” by composer Nick Murray tries…

ROLI's Seaboard: We tested the innovative new instrument for you

We had the pleasure to get invited to the Ableton Headquarters in Berlin, where a new instrument, the “Seaboard” by ROLI, was presented. ROLI is a start-up based in Dalston, central London, founded in 2009 by American entrepreneur Roland Lamb….

Pop Songs Made Epic - Interview with Composer Walt Ribeiro, Creator of ForOrchestra.com

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing composer Walt Ribeiro, author of the website ForOrchestra.com. Walt got the idea of making his own orchestral arrangements inspired by famous pop-songs and themes, and by releasing a song a week he has…

Agus González-Lancharro about the past and future of Really Slow Motion

After one hell of a year and even more rewarding months in 2014, Really Slow Motion gave its fans what they were longing for: A public release called Fiery the Angels Rose, available on ITunes and CDBaby consisting of 17 dark and powerful tracks…

Trailerhead: NU EPIQ - IMMEDIATE announces new epic music album

Exciting news from the pioneers of Epic Music: A new album Trailerhead: NU EPIQ by Immediate has officially been announced! From the official press release: “Premiere label dedicated to ‘Epic Music’ genre, Imperativa Records presents “NU EPIQ” released on CD…

Composer Kristin Burdal: Through Marshlands and Gear Cities

Some people enjoy composing music as a personal hobby, but others carry with them the dream of composing in the big leagues. Norwegian composer Kristin Burdal is one of the many working to gain a foothold in the industry and…

Trailer Music Placements: November

Welcome in the new episode of Trailer Music Placements. Today we take a look at November’s most noteworthy trailers. So let’s get to work! The following list is sorted chronologically.   Trailer Music Placement #1: The Hobbit: The Desolation of…