Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Game Trailer interview with Austin Wintory



Pre-Order the official Soundtrack CD for the newly released, highly touted video game THE BANNER SAGA!


GRAMMY-nominated, composer Austin Wintory created an earthy, multi-layered orchestral score for the single player role-playing tactical game from Stoic Studios, currently available on PC and Mac. The soundtrack score features the Dallas Wind Symphony, recorded by GRAMMY-winning engineer Keith O. Johnson and the Reference Recordings team at the Meyerson Symphony Center,in Dallas, TX. In addition the score features a trio of famous YouTube soloists: vocalists Malukah and Peter Hollens, and violinist Taylor Davis.



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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy 35th Anniversary to Sanch Electronix!

Happy 35th Anniversary to Sanch Electronix, one of our first and oldest distributors, and our good friend, owner Simeon Sandiford!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Banner Saga — Strewn Across A Bridge

We aren't the only ones with a particular liking to the Strewn Across a Bridge track from The Banner Saga! Stream it here via YouTube:



Pre-Order the official Soundtrack CD for the newly released, highly touted video game THE BANNER SAGA!


GRAMMY-nominated, composer Austin Wintory created an earthy, multi-layered orchestral score for the single player role-playing tactical game from Stoic Studios, currently available on PC and Mac. The soundtrack score features the Dallas Wind Symphony, recorded by GRAMMY-winning engineer Keith O. Johnson and the Reference Recordings team at the Meyerson Symphony Center,in Dallas, TX. In addition the score features a trio of famous YouTube soloists: vocalists Malukah and Peter Hollens, and violinist Taylor Davis.



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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Classical Music Sentinel Raves for Miraculous Mandarin

Classical Music Sentinel with an absolute rave for the Kansas City Symphony, Michael Stern, and the new Miraculous Metamorphoses recording:


“Rarely have I heard the multiple and varied orchestral colours of Paul Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber exposed and exhibited as well as they are in this new recording by the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Michael Stern. … It's just that in this particular case, it seems that every single player in the orchestra really 'gets' into the music. … And the same can be said of the other works on this CD. The whole orchestra breathes warmth and beauty of expression in the Prince and the Princess segment of the Prokofiev and wallow in the bizarre and mysterious atmosphere of the Miraculous Mandarin. Conductor Michael Stern well captures the essence behind each work. And as far as the recording is concerned, this time I think Reference Recordings have surpassed themselves (if that's possible).” —Jean-Yves Duperron, Classical Music Sentinel

Read the full review, including Mr. Duperron's "car test" of the album, at ClassicalMusicSentinel.com

Read the full review at Classical CD Choice!



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Classical CD Choice Review of Miraculous Metamorphoses

Few can match our new Kansas City Symphony recording, Miraculous Metamorphoses, according to Classical CD Choice:

“Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony are on something of a roll in terms of recordings for the label, as this latest collection matches (in sheer energy and authority) earlier recordings, but the Bartok suite in particular is given a reading that points up all the barbarity and violence of the score – and few recordings match this one in terms of integrating the organ passages with the turbulent orchestral texture…” —Barry Forshaw, Classical CD Choice

Read the full review at Classical CD Choice!



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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Banner Saga Available for Pre-Order

Pre-Order the official Soundtrack CD for the newly released, highly touted video game THE BANNER SAGA!


GRAMMY-nominated, composer Austin Wintory created an earthy, multi-layered orchestral score for the single player role-playing tactical game from Stoic Studios, currently available on PC and Mac. The soundtrack score features the Dallas Wind Symphony, recorded by GRAMMY-winning engineer Keith O. Johnson and the Reference Recordings team at the Meyerson Symphony Center,in Dallas, TX. In addition the score features a trio of famous YouTube soloists: vocalists Malukah and Peter Hollens, and violinist Taylor Davis.



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Austin Wintory Takes You Through the Process of Creating a Piece for a Video Game

Ever wondered how Austin Wintory's process works? Ben Kuchera of Polygon asks Mr. Wintory the same question:

“I became taken with the 16th track on the soundtrack, called "Three Days to Cross," and Wintory agreed to walk me through the process of taking a piece of music for a game and bringing it to a soundtrack. Video game soundtracks, and how music is written for games in general, is a complex, often unsung part of development.”

Read, From Game To Album on Polygon.com!