“Red Dead Redemption 2” by Woody Jackson, Daniel Lanois, Various Artists

After months and months working entirely on one single custom covers collection I’m finally done with Red Dead Redemption 2. Like every so often I didn’t plan to do an undertaking this big, but once things kick into gear there’s hardly anyone who’s going to stop me (obviously). But if there’s one single game in the last couple years that deserves this kind of dedication, it’s certainly RDR2. Rockstar Games have had hundreds of people developing this epic tale for seven years and you can see, hear and feel the results of these efforts in every single aspect of the…

“True Grit” by Carter Burwell

When I watched the Coen Brothers’ True Grit in cinema I was kinda underwhelmed. I found it to be too tedious and I quickly dismissed it for not having enough drama or tension. It was only recently that I finally figured out what a stupid dickhead I was. True Grit is not about retelling an oh-so-clever plot, something I am unintentionally hoping for in every new Coen Bros film ever since I saw Fargo (the most twisted tall tale ever!). It’s a simple campfire story with a down-to-earth reality to it, depicting the journey of three disparate human beings, each…

“The Homesman” by Marco Beltrami

When tackling modern western soundtracks The Homesman certainly shouldn’t be missed. After all it’s one of the most beautiful and heartfelt scores Marco Beltrami has ever written, and it’s backing up a small, independent film that’s not to be missed either. The Homesman tells the story of a frontier farm woman (Hilary Swank) who saves the life of a claim-jumper (Tommy Lee Jones) and persuades him to help her escort three insane women to a safe haven in Iowa. (synchrotones.com) It’s not exactly a thick plot, but The Homesman could perfectly be converted into a Red Dead Redemption II questline. First…

“The Proposition” by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

Howdy fellas! In case you’ve wondered why this blog was pretty much on hiatus during the winter months, then I can answer that very easily. Unfortunately Rockstar’s new epic Red Dead Redemption II was (and still is!) eating many nights at the moment, so – apart from some minor commissions – I haven’t really had any time for this cover design business. All I do these days is travelling the vast, picturesque plains of Ambarino or West Elizabeth, not especially looking for but more than often causing a lot of troubles for me and my folks. The long, dragging hours…

“28 Days Later” & “28 Weeks Later” by John Murphy, Various Artists

It’s always the same… Right after I complete a gargantuan project, which keep me busy for weeks and sometimes even months, I feel spent and empty. But not very long. Quite early that feeling begins to shift into something else. Then I often times sit and skim through all my unfinished custom covers series and get all giddy and enthusiastic. Like a starving predator I roam my sprawling list of ongoing projects and look for that one single collection that is most likely fit for an early release. I guess I just love publishing stuff on this blog right here. It’s…