Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Classical Music For The Soul.

check out this fresh tune:
Overture (Halo Reach Original Soundtrack) - Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori
Im sorry theres no link. just go find it on youtube or something.

The Arabic feel and the percussion in the beginning of this song is like totally amazing. the maracas and violins freakin killed it. don't forget my homies in the bass section; they brought the authority. this is music done right. If only our percussion had these skills. Im honestly considering asking my band teacher to have us play it.

since we're on the subject of music, i shall share some quotes with you.

"Music is the sound of the soul taking control for a change."

"Its always the little things that make music so beautifully perfect."

whoever guesses who wrote these correctly gets +50 karma points.

the song in relation to the book. 

there isnt much relation to the book, as i found no mood in the book to tune a song to. the closest thing to similarity is how the book opens with the author talking about how it is over in the middle east on duty. the song opens up with a more, what i would like to call a "clandestine" feel, which i have alwasy paired with the image of combat. within a number of chapters in the book, the author leaves behind all the descriptions of his experiences and solely talks about the dog for the rest of the book. the song is quite the same. after a number of measures, it mellows out into a calm harmony, which i honestly dont like. id prefer a more moving and aggressive mood in both song and book.


  1. I agree with your choice. O'Donnell and Salvatori really captured the musical feel of the tenseness of war. As I understand your book is about how a group of marines find a dog and since then it has been their companion. The music has those tones as well. You have the harsher parts representing war and also softer parts that signify the release the soldiers get from the dog. it also is just awesome.

  2. thanks for making my blog seem just a bit more intellectual. but that song is beast isnt it.