Setu-Firestorm's News

I can has Fan Page?

2010-06-18 15:39:13 by Setu-Firestorm

I've finally set up a fan page on Facebook.

You will visit it and "Like" it. These are not the droids you're looking for. Move along. =p

George R. Powell's Facebook Fan Page



Yep, all 3 soundtracks are posted. Work that spanned between 2002-2004. My earliest pieces date back to 1998, but sadly, I was using a Windows 95 computer with a very raw MIDI program in those days, and I had no CD burner, thus when the computer crashed in 2001, I lost everything I did that I hadn't backed up on a floppy disk, which was only a small handful of MIDI soundtracks anyway.

The Korg Series soundtracks are as follows:
2002 - Neo Krysta Reborn
2003- Zero
2004 - Man From Galilee (the score I composed for a local Easter church production)


The Korg Series

2010-05-30 11:11:30 by Setu-Firestorm
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You know how you've heard that everybody starts somewhere? Well, sadly, there are 100+ pieces I've composed in my earliest days of composing that were lost when my old Windows 95 computer died with all of them on it.

But there are pieces from 2002-2004 that I've held off on releasing for a long time, and have decided to release to you now.

During 2002-2004, I played a Korg Triton in a church band. In that time, I figured out how to use its 16-channel MIDI sequencer to compose music. For a while there, I used it to compose quite a bit of stuff for my games, as well as other people's productions. I've even used it to score two church productions.

In 2004, though, someone who attended the last church production I scored heard my work and decided to teach me how to use studio software, which is how I got to where I am today with composing using digital MIDI-plugin software.

But I've decided to release those piece because 1) it shows that everybody starts somewhere, and 2) if you've ever wondered why I hate composing in realtime, some of these pieces will show you why. =p

I hope that, while you'd have plenty of criticisms for these pieces, you can at least appreciate them as a part of a growing composer's experience.

Another thing you'll notice is that, back in this day, I was heavily inspired by Japanese composers and anime soundtracks. I guess even to this day, that inspiration has stuck with my musical style.


lol FINALLY!

2010-05-29 17:09:07 by Setu-Firestorm

Released "When All is Stripped Away"! Check it out.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen /336564


Releasing the Unreleased!

2010-05-24 19:56:19 by Setu-Firestorm
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I've decided to finally release the unreleased pieces of the Hero of Time score, from popular demand.

The first two have been uploaded.

"Link's Dream" was never released because it's only 25 seconds long, which is obviously not a typical soundtrack piece-length worthy to be on a CD.

"The Long Road Ahead" was never released because it was never finished. It was made to be an atmospheric piece that wasn't set to any footage, but although it was never finished, director Joel Musch found a good home for it in the scene where the Goron aids Link in his climb of Death Mountain.

Stay tuned. There are quite a few more to come.

EDIT (5/25/10): Added 2 more...

"Tomaz's Plea" was never released because the soundtrack playlist was running over the 75 minute CD length threshold, and other pieces seemed more necessary to add than this one.

"Escape From the Castle (extended)" was supposed to be the version released with the official soundtrack, but a mixup on my part put the old version (which was missing the music intro that seemed to be in the highest fan demand) in the soundtrack instead. So here is the correct intended-to-be-released extended version of Escape from the Castle.

EDIT (5/26/10): Added the final two....

"Ganondorf's Plan" was never released because it was just monotonous and dull, but it worked for the scene it was intended for.

"Return From Death Mountain" was never released because the piece remained forever unfinished because I ran out of footage to score for the scene and never got the rest of the footage.


What Impulse Hath Wrought

2010-05-22 00:40:18 by Setu-Firestorm

Yeah, I get some funny ideas when I'm working in the cooler at work....

Fat Guy in a Little Coat


Class of 2010

2010-05-09 10:44:01 by Setu-Firestorm

As of the morning of Saturday, May 8, 2010, I am now a college graduate!

I'm turning around and going back, aiming for a Bachelors, but it was very refreshing milestone to cross.

My degree is an Associates in Arts for Business Administration.

My mother took the liberty to film the ceremony, and giving me the footage, I compiled a montage video of the ceremony for my family/friends' viewing pleasure:

George R. Powell's 2010 Graduation Ceremony


A New Machinima!

2010-04-28 14:22:10 by Setu-Firestorm

This was a side-hobby thing, but I have made a new machinima music video of World of Warcraft. I was up til 5 in the morning last night editing the whole thing.

Be sure to watch it in HD! =D

"Breathless and Blue"

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New Song in the Works

2010-04-09 15:22:16 by Setu-Firestorm

I'm collaborating with Brian Buyea to make another rock song: the third and title track to my album "When All is Stripped Away".

Since Brian's getting married on April 16th, the song won't likely be done until after their honeymoon.


Things

2010-03-10 19:23:28 by Setu-Firestorm

Yeah, there's not much going on in my life besides work and school.

I did just pick up Final Fantasy XIII, and so far I'm quite impressed by it....especially since Square-Enix games have - for the most part - sucked lately, being pretty and all but without a soul. This game seems to be a promising redemption for their reputation.

Aside from that, I did a new piece spontaneously the other day. Feel free to check it out. It got front-paged, so evidently people like it. =p