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Old 01-01-2011, 08:57 PM
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The Age of Chaos: A Warcraft 1 Arrangement Album. < Playing the waiting game >

"The Age of Chaos" is a orchestral album based on the classic Blizzard RTS "Warcraft: Orcs & Humans." The goal of the album isn't to re imagine the games themes into other genres, but to update them so they wouldn't feel out of place in newer games in the series. No techno here folks! 9 total tracks are planned: the 6 battle themes, 2 of the unique victory themes, and the intro/title screen.

The project is still in it's early stages, as show by this the progress below:



Intro Melody
Remixer: "gosugame"
Track Name: "Prelude to War"
Progress: WIP
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Human 1
Remixer: Peter Gresser
Progress: WIP
(Source)

Orc 1
Remixer: Archangel
Progress: WIP
(Source)

Human 3 - OPEN
(Source)

Orc 2
Remixer: "auzebaman05"
Progress: WIP
(Source)

Human Victory
Remixer: DarkeSword
(Source)

Orc 3 - OPEN
(Source)

Human 2
Remixer: dannthr
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Orc Victory - OPEN
(Source)


Bonus tracks!

Bonus #1
Remixer: Fishy

Bonus # 2
Remixer: Tentitive


WIP date for nearly everybody: July 31st.


The ordering of the tracks is my attempts to loosely fit the tone of the music with the basic plot of the game, while still alternating between the Orc and Human themes. That's the plan anyway... we'll see how it turns out.

In the case of bonus tracks,.. I felt there were some remix ideas that fell outside the theme of the album, but still felt appropriate when taken in the context of Blizzard music. Plus I thought they would be fun! Just be careful if you play the completed album on shuffle.

If the above list has any unclaimed tracks, feel free to contact me via a private message, e-mail (josephblanchette - at - gmail.com), AIM (brimfiremortis) or MSN (josephblanchette - at - live.com). Or you can just say hello and show your support.

Also, if you're a skilled artist that can do realistic or serious art, we'll be needing a album cover in the future!

- Joseph


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Old 01-01-2011, 10:05 PM
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Wuuuut, I was literally just re-watching your stuff for the first time in years yesterday. Random.

D'awww no electric guitars. That's me out.

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(If it looks like it's going somewhere real good, I can submit it for official OCRemix Album status!)
If you have any intention of ever going official OCR with this, make sure they aren't just enhanced sound covers of the music. OCR usually expects some form of re-arrangement. It's a solid theme for a project though doing proper orchestrated arrangements in the style of the newer games. Best of luck dude.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:56 PM
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I've had a couple recurring questions asked when talking to potential remixers, so I wanted to clear up a few things.

1) While the idea is to update the original Warcraft music, it can also be a arrangement. Like all good remixes, the more unique it sounds the better! Don't feel like you should stick 100% to the source material.

Frankly, some of the tracks have areas that don't hold up... so improvements should be made!

2) The question of the genre of the album was brought up almost immediately when I asked my friend if he wanted to contribute to a track. He defiantly wanted to, and said "I bet I could add some cool modern techno elements to it." He assured me it wouldn't interfere with the theme of the album. He's going to have a basic WIP for me in "soon" so I can see what he's talking about.

If the WIP sounds appropriate, I think I can give a little leeway for stuff like that. The premise remains to keep it as true to modern Warcraft as possible... but if you want to add a little electric guitar in there it probably won't break the feel.

So I don't want to go back on my original idea, but at the same time i want to make sure I'm not being restrictive. We'll play it by ear!

3) As for a few things personal thoughts when listening to the tracks.... I feel "Human 2" has a lot of potential as a slower piece with strings, piano, and maybe even a organ near the end. "Human 3" could have some vocals, but not lyrical ones per say. More like the nonsensical choir that appear is a lot of WoW music.

The feel of the barbaric nature of the Old Horde should be present in the "Orc" tracks. Wardrums and chanting and stuff like that. I'm not exactly sure which Orc track would benefit form this the most, but at least one should.

It would be nice if each track gave off a different vibe as well. Like one is the "we're marching into battle!" theme for each race. Or a "This is our finest hour / last stand!" theme. Story-wise, the Humans are the losers and the Orcs raze their capital of Stormwind. It would be nice if the music reflected this in someway.

Anyway, I hope to hear from more of you! At the moment I have 3 tracks potentially filled, with "Orc 1" being claimed by a friend.

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Old 01-13-2011, 08:04 PM
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Woah, you're actually the Legendary Frog? I thought the name was a parody, or something. Nice to have you around here.

It's damn tempting (I'm eyeballing 'Human 3', right now). What's the time frame? Once you set that down you'll probably have better luck with people's responses.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:46 PM
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Yep! It's me.

Well I didn't set a date because I wanted to see if there was any interest first. At the moment there's no WIP deadline. (I wanted to see peoples schedules first. If you're interested though, contact me and send me some prior works!
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:50 PM
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Hi. Thanks for contacting me.. through my email... x_x No electric guitars or technos? What do you want, a 2 minute recording of cars driving by?
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:38 PM
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Hi. Thanks for contacting me.. through my email... x_x No electric guitars or technos? What do you want, a 2 minute recording of cars driving by?
My apologies. I didn't see a "Contact Info" tab on your profile page. and the Send Message button would only let me post on your message wall. I just wanted to send something more private.

I'm not sure what you're trying to say with your comment though. The idea is to make a arrangement of the old songs without using old Remix standbys such as techno or metal... or anything "modern." After listening to your stuff I thought maybe you fit that description because you had several mixes with other instruments, and you might want to try something more fantasy sounding.

But maybe that's not your style, or I misjudged what it was. It won't work out if thats the case. Thanks for checking it out though!
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:55 PM
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My mixes either have electric guitar or acoustic guitar...
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:25 PM
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Like I mentioned, I heard elements that weren't. Its possible I mistook a collab track as a solo piece. Anyway, its' not your thing, and thats fine. (although acoustic guitars would be allowed if it fit the tone of the song) Again, thanks for responding!
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:02 PM
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Like I mentioned, I heard elements that weren't. Its possible I mistook a collab track as a solo piece. Anyway, its' not your thing, and thats fine. (although acoustic guitars would be allowed if it fit the tone of the song) Again, thanks for responding!
I'm sorry d00d, I've only made a couple songs out of like 40 that have no real-life instrumental backing of some kind. One got direct rejected from OCR. The other I subbed on November 8th and it's not listed on the panel yet, hehee..
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