All posts by Will Grobbelaar

#MusicMonday: Bioshock Infinite – “Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Will_Gear Cover)

Hi folks. It’s Monday, which means it’s time for more video game music! This week’s #MusicMonday, is the heavenly track “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”. I immediately fell in love with this song within the first hour of the game. I honestly thought to myself, if Heaven is a real place, this must be it, when I heard it for the first time. Over the weekend I decided to put my own twist on the choral/choir version of the piece, to try and capture the ethereal quality of the in game version. Be careful, as it might put you to sleep. In a good way!

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#MusicMonday: Skyrim – “Skyrim Atmospheres” – Jeremy Soule

Folks. You must all know by now how big of a fan I am of Skyrim, and the soundtrack is certainly no exception. What composer Jeremy Soule has achieved with the soundtrack is beyond astonishing. It still amazes me after all these years how still, so many people are tuning in to tracks such as this one, for relaxation purposes, to rekindle their memories of traversing the wondrous land, and to ultimately be transported into another world. Skyrim Atmospheres is the cream of the crop for background noise. Folding your laundry on a rainy Sunday, Skyrim Atmospheres it is!

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#musicMonday: Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker – “Clients”

#MusicMonday returns with this stealthy piece from MGS PW. One of my favorite Metal Gear games. It packs so much mystery and intrigue that I find it hard to ignore. I remember when I was playing the game, this music would kick in when in codec conversations with Miller. When you hear it you feel like you’re obtaining top-secret classified intel and who wouldn’t want that sweat to bear? I hope you enjoy the suspenseful undertones of this tactical espionage track as much as I do.

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#musicMonday: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – “Adam Jensen”

#MusicMonday returns with “Adam Jensen”, from the Deus Ex Mankind Divided soundtrack. Clocking in at just over two minutes, this mysterious sci-fi-soaked piece defines the realm in which Adam Jensen lives without failure. Booms, hissing, hits, plucks, all the sounds you’d expect to find in this thrilling title are here, and boy does it provide a cyber-like atmosphere. Get swept away with the glorious sounds of “Adam Jensen” to start your Monday off right!

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#MusicMonday: Uncharted 3 – “Nate’s Theme 3.0”

Well, folks. Another game beat, another #MusicMonday to celebrate. This week’s track is entitled “Nate’s Theme 3.0” and is nothing short of epic. Cue the soaring orchestral violins and the brass for an awakening theme that invigorates the sense of adventure. It’s catchy, fun, dramatic, and full of emotion. Uncharted 3 was a fantastic experience, and so it this track along with the rest of the score. Enjoy!

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#MusicMonday – Gravity Rush 2 – “Lei Havina”

Man oh man it this soundtrack phenomenal. Not only I am absolutely in love with this game, the soundtrack is taking my breath away. The moment “Lei Havina” started to play, I immediately thought, there’s no way the soundtrack could get any better than this. And it did, more than once. “Lei Havina” is a hypnotic, mesmerizing theme that stays with you long after its sultry hypnosis. Think Kenny G flying over blissful skies with violins being played by Angels….following his Superman fantasies. Anyway, enjoy!

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#MusicMonday: Uncharted 4: “A Thief’s End”

Greetings! #MusicMonday returns once again, this time, with a stunning piece from the masterful game that is Uncharted 4. “A Thief’s End” packs so much adventure, discovery, and exploration in its soaring orchestral theme. And what a theme this is! For all those that have played the Uncharted games, Nathan and his adventures are legendary, and this track encapsulates the Indiana Jones we all have inside of us. Buckle up for this one, you’re in for an epic ride.

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#MusicMonday – Metal Gear Solid 3 – “Old Metal Gear”

#MusicMonday returns with another fine track to start your week. This time, I’m bringing the beachy, seductive vibes of “Old Metal Gear” from the Metal Gear Solid 3 soundtrack. I recently re-exported the entire soundtrack from disc to my computer, and fell in love again with this track along with the entire score. Kick back and relax with this one after a long day at work. Maybe a Margherita would be in order, too.

Until next time..

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#MusicMonday: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – “Main Menu theme”

It’s Monday, but not just any Monday. It’s #MusicMonday. Turn up the volume and get your heart pumping with the menu theme from one of my favorite games, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. I remember having a hard time hitting the start button when I first played the demo of this hack and slasher. It’s energetic, orchestral, and gets you amped up to crush some robot spines. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Until next time..

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#MusicMonday: The Last Guardian – “Forest”

#MusicMonday returns with one more track from The Last Guardian. Get swept away with emotions while you listen to “Forest”. The Last Guardian is an unforgettable story, and the soundtrack is equally unforgettable in my opinion. It’s got that big orchestral story driven sound you’d expect from a major motion picture, and who doesn’t appreciate that? There are notes of mystery, suspense, solitude, sadness, and every human emotion packed into this track, and the rest of this brilliant score. “Forest” soars with orchestral textures, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.