“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” by Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders

A rather dark series for one of Marco Beltrami’s and Buck Sanders’ finest collaborations: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Troy Nixey’s creepy horror movie may not be the film it ought to be, but the musical treatment by Beltrami and his pal Sanders is everything and anything any horror movie director could ever want. A very romantic, waltz-like lullaby, a fantastic main title theme, creepy-beautiful suspense music and spine-chilling action-sequences full of dissonance and terror. It’s the prime example of a horror score and I love it! There’s not much to say about my custom covers this time. They were all based on official promotion material…

Lost Covers, Vol. 1

I don’t know why, but a few days ago, late at night, I was thinking about all my “failed” attempts at creating well-crafted cover art. I was visiting the Final Fantasy Shrine Forums, browsing through all that awesome cover art posted there and I wondered how much time the people over there invest in this creative, time-consuming hobby. Are they as nitpicky as me? Everyone loves his own creations, otherwise we wouldn’t publish it, but for my part it sometimes degenerates a bit. I often spend hours on one single image. I’ve created one cover with thirty-three different font types,…

“Knowing” by Marco Beltrami

After my last monster project Godzilla I need to squeeze in a few smaller ones to cool myself down a bit. And so I started rummaging my iTunes library, listened to soundtracks and picked potential candidates. And it was during one of those listening sessions that I discovered two of Marco Beltrami’s recent, highly recommended(!) efforts Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and Soul Surfer. So I thought I’d seize that opportunity and come up with a few designs for a score I wanted to tackle for quite some time. My all time favourite of his works: Knowing. I’d like to begin with a few variations (#2,…

“World War Z” by Marco Beltrami, Muse

After last week’s The Last of Us I’m pleased to give to you the next entry in my so-called “Summer Zombie Survival Trilogy”. Marco Beltrami’s World War Z. I always enjoy the clear sound and dynamic range in Marco’s scores and this one makes no difference. Next to Chris Young he’s probably my favourite horror genre composer out there. Add to this a pulsating main theme by Muse (which didn’t make the album cut sadly) and you’ll get one of the best and most thrilling scores of the summer. The concept for my main custom cover (#1) was there from…