the title might be a bit misleading, that this is a battle piece or about slaying dragons or something, while in truth it is more introspective and melancholic. I took the first two parts of the main theme i wrote a long time ago (usually I only use the those two, the third being more of a kind of closure) first played by english horn and then in sort of different fashion by bass flute. the orchestral part is very limited, only strings, vibraphone and glockenspiel.
some music for standing on rugged beaches with heavy weather. a bit celtic as well - cause of the Uileann pipes. I remember that I used to hate bagpipes, which nowadays seem to have changed at least a little.
the more I write music, the more I see that I have a thing for slow parallel chords over which a single melody is playing - usually in a different key to give it a sort of dissonance edge.
another piece. it’s similar in style and instrumentation to Caverns 1, with an added “melody” in the beginning, basically parallel chords to evoke a mysterious and not too dark mood, that I want to develop more over the next few pieces, before starting to work on the Surface Runner theme.
this one is similar in style to abstract bleeps and beeps encountered when Samus explores the caves of SR-388 in Metroid 2. the orchestration is mostly focused on the lower end of the orchestra with double basses, contra bassoon, bassoon, bass clarinet and trombones while the rest of the strings hit their instruments with the bows to create an eerie percussive effect.
I have always wanted to combine chiptune with orchestra. Sooo, finally I had the chance and working on a Metroid album certainly lend itself to experimenting alot more than usual. This is part 1 of my re-imagined music for the final battle between Samus and the Queen Metroid. To build up tension I started using the low chords of the opening music, combined with an orchestral rendition of the main theme by Hip Tanaka. After that you hear the first statement of the Queen Theme - which is my own - by Gameboy Soundchips before it is restated by the full orchestra. After that it’s battle music, plain and simple :D