There really are no words that adequately express just how wonderful the jazz covers of Carlos Eiene (insaneintherainmusic) are. Excellent aural ability, combined with unparalleled creativity and improvisation makes for the best covers of video game music I have ever listened to, by far. I had a fantastic and thought-provoking conversation with the incredibly eloquent musician, who shared many inspiring ideas, including becoming the best you can be, the beautifully reactive nature of jazz, and realizing that nothing is ever going to be perfect.
Immediately enraptured by the beautifully delicate yet luscious tracks of Rachel Peters, I contacted the artistic composer for an interview. From Southend-on-Sea to California, we had a great conversation, where we discussed a variety of topics, including the importance of collaboration, unintentionally overcomplicating things, and activities that keep the mind buzzing!
The moment I first listened to the compositions of Steph Nguyen, I was immediately blown away by how complex and powerful they were. The recent Full Sail University graduate shows immense talent and promise in her field. I had the great opportunity to interview Steph, where we talked about realizing your potential, powering through last-minute panic, and admiring the emotional impact of RPGs.
Intrigued by the gorgeous and heartfelt compositions of Michelle Saddic, I contacted the incredibly talented composer to ask for an interview. We ended up having a great conversation, where she shared her thoughts about life experiences as inspiration, her detailed compositional process, difficulties coming up with inspiration where there is none, and playing card games.
With the internet abuzz about the latest Pokémon game, Pokémon GO!, I thought it would be appropriate to pitch in my 2 cents about the game’s limited, but nonetheless entertaining and review-worthy, music! I really, really appreciate the fact that the lovely Mr. Junichi Masuda wrote more music specifically for this mobile game. They could have easily just taken some tracks from the latest games in Gen VI (X & Y), but it’s pretty cool that he wrote exciting, new music!😀
Games currently playing: Brave Frontier, Pokémon Black, Kingdom Hearts: Unchained, Phantom of the Kill
Today, in the next Across the Generations installment, we are going to be looking at Pokémon’s beloved SURF THEMES! Let’s… Dive right in, shall we?😉