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A freelance composer well-versed in sega genesis FM synth-songs, a little bit of chiptune here and there, as well as a wide variety of styles perfect for cinematic scenes, or video-game soundtracks. Don't hesitate to contact me for your projects.

28, Male

Composer, Writer

Trapped in the '80s

Joined on 5/1/09

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Posted by EmperorCharlemagne - October 16th, 2009


You know, to be nice and all that.

That is all.

Someone should scout me one of these days for the Art portal.


Posted by EmperorCharlemagne - October 14th, 2009


Therefore, listen to my music.

That is all.

I am not a communist


Posted by EmperorCharlemagne - October 11th, 2009


Yes, using FL without a mouse is a huge pain in the ass... and I left my mouse at home when I visited for the weekend. Don't you hate when that happens? I know I do!

In other slight words, avid readers, I remade a track slightly, a track I released as one of the first couple of songs I uploaded here back in May. The sound quality was so positively shitty that I felt I had to redo it.

It is a homage to old-fashioned simplistic video-game songs, so take a listen and go back to them good ol' days!
Almost Rivals

Album work is stalled slightly... It's hard to make music without a mouse!


Posted by EmperorCharlemagne - September 24th, 2009


Slowly but surely, I am compiling a repertoire of my Video-game inspired music together for a comprehensive mini-album, tentatively titled Master Battles, a reference to the nature of all of the music on the album, which is inspired and modeled after boss-fight music, which is my favorite part of the soundtrack of a game.

Is it yours? Or is it something else?

The album will be posted in its entirety onto my last.fm page, linked here.

HOWEVER!
There are a few tracks that will be on Newgrounds' Audio Portal. You may listen to one right now:
The Showdown

This gives a generalidea of the nature of the collection, which I hope to have 10 songs ranging from different styles from heavy rock to string-heavy music. I like diversity, so I can't quite make everything similar, right? I'm not like the maker of the Touhou music!

Hopefully, this will be completed in a timely manner, around the middle of October... I've already finished half of the album, but I am a notoriously slow-worker... After this, I wouldn't mind going back to my more experimental classical music, a la my Piano Studies.

Asian fighting priest:

Work on an album of video-game music progressing nicely... What type of game music do YOU like?


Posted by EmperorCharlemagne - September 15th, 2009


http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen /272667

This is a song that is released that will be the eventual part of an album I am working on. For those that like video-game music, definitely give this one a whirl; it's pretty damn catchy. Flash artists, you can use this in your games/projects if you see fit to do so (just give me a shout if ya do~).

For everyone else, and my doubtless group of half-a-dozen fans, enjoy!


Posted by EmperorCharlemagne - September 7th, 2009


I often wonder what it takes to make a good boss song for a video-game. Since I am endeavoring to make an entire album dedicated to the boss fight songs (which are my favorite part of a soundtrack i na game), I will ponder this matter at greater depth.

I don't think genre has much to do with it... Orchestral, Dance, Techno, Pop, Rock, Metal... these all contain the necessary components that make a good boss song.

As well, I don't think speed can really do it either... Afterall, the song that plays when you fight Miguel in Chrono Cross is slow and sad, just like the fight itself. Fast and frantic is usually the norm though. Nothing wrong with that... Variety is the spice of life though.

I think it has something to do with the energy surrounding the characters taking part of the tableaux the game developers set up for you. The song has to mold itself around them, or else without that, they have really nothing to go off of. Though even then, character-centric songs are not the rule, considering some of the earlier boss fight songs of the early NES and SNES days.

In your eyes, do you think a song during a fight should match a certain feeling, even if that feeling doesn't necessarily connect to the conflict at hand? Or maybe, the song in a soundtrack should do its best to convince you that you utterly have to defeat this enemy at all costs, or else the world is doomed?

Or maybe I am putting too much thought into this?

A good boss song


Posted by EmperorCharlemagne - September 3rd, 2009


Do I find a lot of modern music enjoyable?

Not really. Kinda hurts my ears at some points.

But do I find it interesting and mentally intriguing?
Yeah, I would say that I do.

But does that mean I enjoy it?
Questions, questions.

Is all Boulez good for is a sore ear and an angry mind?

Maybe.


Posted by EmperorCharlemagne - August 21st, 2009


I heard the sound of a passing metro train in Washington DC, and I thought the high screeches could be turned into music.

Messiaen himself listened to birds and turned that into beautiful songs...
Can trains be made as beautiful as the birds of the sky?

Who knows, really?

Does the musician have to make songs to express what he feels? Or should he express what is?
Or maybe, express nothing at all?
Does a bird mean anything to you?


Posted by EmperorCharlemagne - July 20th, 2009


What does it mean to experiment?

Is it to experiment only with new sounds?
New rhythms?
New harmonies?
New motifs and ideas?
Do what ya usually do, just call it something else?
Put a fancy title next to your song?
Try to do something that hasn't been done before?
Try to do something that has been done but do it better?
Try to be unconventional?
Try to be reactionary?
Try to be revolutionary? Evolutionary?
Doing your best on accident?
Doing your worst on purpose?
Just to see what happens?


Posted by EmperorCharlemagne - July 18th, 2009


http://www.last.fm/music/Emperor+Charl emagne/Piano+Studies

Follow that link right there to my newest album, "Piano Studies" All free for download, so enjoy!

They are experimental piano pieces, so sorry, no Sonatas and Concertos found here.

Third Album is RELEASED!!!