Some new music via Soundcloud

To hear any of these tracks, just click the bright orange button.

First up is a piano piece that I’ve fallen in love with, not just because it’s great writing music, but because the piano is ‘my’ instrument. It’s the instrument I studied for ten years, and it’s the one I wish I could play as well as this. πŸ™‚

Composer: Lucas King Song title: Zero

The second track, also by the same composer, is called ‘Vampire’. I know vampires are supposed to be scary, but this tracks seems more like an exploration of contrasts, inner and outer. Or perhaps the conflict between appearance and reality. It works perfectly for the character of Death in the second Vokhtah book. Death is a Healer on the outside, but inside it still has the loyalties and instincts of a Trader, traits it must never, ever reveal. A bit like Kenneth Wu, actually. It seems as if I really do like tortured characters:

Composer: Lucas King Song title: Vampire

The third track is a more typical, ‘epic’ piece for orchestra and choir. It’s wild and aggressive with hints of an ‘Arabian’ theme coming through. Again, perfect writing music for high octane moments:

Composer: Samuel Kim Song title: Beast

And to finish up a youtube video you may like. It shows how composer Samuel Kim – who appears ridiculously young! – brings in and controls the tracks or ‘threads’ of his compositions. Each new ‘line’ represents a new instrument or voice. I assume he must have created each track separately, but how did he hear them all as a complete orchestration? The nerd in me is jumping up and down with excitement. πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy these tracks as much as I do!


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

16 responses to “Some new music via Soundcloud

  • marianallen

    Thanks for the music! #4 Daughter has got me addicted to Spotify: I have so much music saved, I could listen to “Liked Songs” all day. Also, my “Wicked” playlist. Not songs from the musical Wicked, just songs about being evil and doing evil things. Like “Raise Hell,” “A Little Wicked”, “The Devil Ain’t Lazy”, “You’re No Good”, and “Bad Romance”.

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    • acflory

      I’m a scrooge so I don’t subscribe to anything, except ESO every now and then. Plus Soundcloud showcases a lot of Indie musicians and composers.
      Gah…sorry but I haven’t heard any of those songs on your wicked list. Do you use them to write your villains?

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      • marianallen

        I used the free Spotify until my daughter, who subscribes to it, upgraded to a Family plan and included me. It has a lot of old old old music/artists and new ones. I don’t usually listen to music when I write, because it distracts me. I can listen to heavy metal, though, since I can’t understand the words. lol

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        • acflory

          OMG! I love heavy metal too, although I rarely listen to it while writing. I’m like you re the writing as well. Can’t listen to anything with lyrics I can actually understand – hence opera and orchestral are fine but ‘songs’ aren’t.
          Do you find that the more you get into the story, the less your conscious brain is aware of the music? I often have a favourite piece on repeat…for hours. Like a trance inducing mantra. πŸ˜€

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  • tidalscribe

    I loved those Lucas King pieces. I love piano music and admire those that can play. My daughter-in-law is learning with a teacher as she didn’t get the chance when she was a child.

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  • robertawrites235681907

    I can’t download these pieces at the moment, Meeks, as our internet signal is weak today. I am interested in your learning piano for 10 years. That is the same period of time my oldest son studied piano. He achieved grade 5 and then gave it up. A bit sad for me, but that is life. Michael is learning the drums.

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    • acflory

      That’s okay, Robbie. I keep all these music posts so I can find the music again, months or years down the track. πŸ™‚
      High Five to your son! I did grade five as well. I attempted grade 6 and matriculation piano in the same year. Got the matric, didn’t quite make it to grade 6. I didn’t take my formal training any further either, but I did start playing for my own pleasure – all the music I didn’t get to play while I was being taught.
      If you son is anything like me, he will never lose his love of music. How he expresses it is not really that important. πŸ™‚

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  • davidprosser

    Number one didn’t find a home in my heart. Piano is not my instrument. Number two was much better for me. Number three was EPIC a glorious piece of music and number four wasn’t far behind.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Huge Hugs from the philistine.

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