Say hello to Max Legend!

In case there was any doubt, I’m in love with a new composer, and his name is Max Legend! Raw, driving, powerful yet lyric, ML’s music is not gentle. It doesn’t yearn, it stirs…no, it doesn’t just stir, it kicks arse. And that is the exact feel I’ve been looking for all summer.

Many writers use music to set the mood for their storytelling, but for me, music is not an optional extra, it’s a necessity. And not just any music. It has to be the right kind of music for the story I want to tell. Without it, I write words, but they’re not connected to my heart. Does that make any sense?

Yes? No? Maybe? This is why I dislike writing about the writing process. Every writer is different so something that makes sense to one person may make no sense at all to another. For me, music acts like a portal that carries me straight past the logic centres of my brain to the weird, messy, parts.

But the right music doesn’t just take me to my ‘creative side’. It also helps to translate all those messy, nebulous thoughts and feelings into a linear progression of words that end up telling a story.

No two people will ever experience a story the same way, and no two people will ever respond to a piece of music the same way. But sometimes, if I get it right, they may share a feeling, for a little while. To me, that’s what real communication is all about.

So…I’ve finally found my way into the next story. I won’t publish excerpts on the blog because I’ve learned not to make anything public until its well and truly done. But I will post the odd bit of music, and for the forseeable future it will all be from the brilliant mind of Max Legend. ๐Ÿ™‚



p.s. ML is another composer who writes for trailers, games and movies.


About acflory

I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

6 responses to “Say hello to Max Legend!

  • Candy Korman

    Music to write science fiction by…


  • davidprosser

    It’s easy enough to see the pedigree for Max Legend is via trailers, games and movies. The music is definitely rousing and probably perfect in the background as you play a game. For a writer though I think you’d have to be in certain genres to cope with this stimulating your imagination in the background.I don’t foresee too many dramatic happenings in a comedy book and I’m not sure of how many battles between the faerie species and orcs and trolls appear in romances.
    For me it might be nice to listen too but not when I’m writing or about to go to bed.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx


    • acflory

      You’re absolutely right, David. Candy hit the nail on the head when she said it was for sci-fi. I’d love to see someone try to write a comedy to The Path!
      Half the reason I couldn’t get back into Vokhtah was because the music I have lacked the aggression and anger. Definitely a case of horses for courses. ๐Ÿ˜€


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