Pigmask Colonel replied to Mahaboo's topic in Help & NewbiesGreetings. I'm a composer and long-time lurker of these forums. My interest in music began very early in my life; as a small child, I enjoyed listening to my grandparents' records. Although I enjoyed just about any type of genre, little me found classical music to be the most intriguing of all. Similarly, I enjoyed classical film scores as well, particularly John Williams' work on the Indiana Jones trilogy, and the many stupendous films scored by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, such as The Adventures of Robin Hood or The Prince and the Pauper. It wasn't until around age 8 or 9 that I ultimately decided to try and teach myself a musical instrument. I was convinced that I didn't require lessons, as, after such a tremendous amount of time spent listening to classical music, the notes, scales and the like had been subconsciously ingrained into my mind. I don't remember precisely what the first tune I taught myself to play by ear was, but I believe it was a brief, abridged excerpt from The Rite of Spring, one of my favorite pieces growing up (and it still is). Over time, my skills improved further and further, and a few years later I began properly studying music theory and learned how to read sheet music. The rest is history. Oddly enough, my interest in video game music never quite blossomed until, say, several years ago. Granted, video games have always been an important part of my life, from childhood to the present, however, video game soundtracks never particularly interested me. Only in relatively recent times did I begin to study and arrange VGM. Well, I suppose that's the tip of the iceberg. It's a pleasure to make all of your acquaintances, and I'm sure I'll treasure my time among fellow musicians and composers!
Pigmask Colonel posted a topic in Post Your Game ReMixes!Salutations, all, I'm seeking detailed to moderate thoughts and feedback on one of my older arrangements (or ReMixes, as they're dubbed around these parts), and certainly my longest, clocking in at 14 minutes; Mysteries of the Awazon. It was quite an undertaking at the time. Typically, I would provide my own brief feelings and observations on it as well, however, it's probably for the best that you go into the listen with no expectations or presuppositions. Link Optionally, on SoundCloud or YouTube. The amount of source tracks utilized from the Virtual Boy Wario Land soundtrack is too extensive to list, nor are most of them on YouTube, or any other quickly accessible sites. Thus, I'll instead link only a selection of them that I find to be more relevant to the suite. Level Theme 1, Level Theme 2, Level Theme 7, Final Boss, Credits