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Monument Valley: A World of Impeccable Architecture, Geometry and Landscape Twists

“It is hard to stand out. With the proliferation of the web and mobile experiences today, it seems as if anyone can create an app. Even though thousands of apps emerge on a daily basis and with a market hungry and ripe for competition, there is however, always one that stands out because its concept, the team behind it, design and development, truly stand out far beyond the rest of the mass app market. The team have managed to create one such gem in Monument Valley, a surreal digital exploration through the eyes of Ida, a silent Princess, in a world of impeccable architecture, geometry and landscape twists where the premise is to guide Ida through mysterious architectural landscapes leading Ida through monuments, hidden thresholds and turning stairs, all the while making sure to avoid the enigmatic Crow People.”

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Composition: Divine Retribution

This started as an experiment with beat-making. I wanted to do something with gongs or gamelans. I quickly scrapped that, as it didn’t go in the direction I wanted, but I was inspired to create this instead.

Easter break has been really good for my compositions. I’ve finally had the time to explore Logic and the Vienna Symphonic Library some more. I played around a lot with synths, space design and distortion, to really give it that ‘otherworldly’ feel I had in mind.

I put a lot of work into this, but I think this just might be one of my favourite works so far! This was written completely in Logic Pro X. The process felt very organic, since I could play, drag, and transform notes by ear, rather than having to wrack my brain to find the right notation onto paper, which can be extremely time consuming. I couldn’t put Logic down for 3 days straight, haha!

I had so much fun making this piece and am seeing a lot of improvement in my writing. The way I think about concepts, look for the right sounds and colours, create textures… It’s all evolving rapidly. It’s times like these that I realise just how much I love composing!

The images are official art from the video game Okami.