Monday, June 18, 2012
Episode 5: Action/Adventure Music
Hi, and welcome to the Open Licensed Music Podcast, the show where we highlight music from artists who let you share their music. I'm Ralph Wacksworth, and today's episode is featuring action/adventure music.
RISING LEGENDS (1:51)
ACTION - Human vs Machines (3:12)
Prelude and Action (1:38)
That was RISING LEGENDS by Epic Soul Factory, followed by ACTION - Human vs Machines by Gregoire Lourme, which are both available from Jamendo and are licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. After that was Prelude and Action by Kevin MacLeod, which is available from incompetech.com and is licensed under an Attribution license.
So, action/adventure music this time. Sadly, as much as I've been successful in switching over to open licensed music, I have not been able to do the same for movies and TV shows. There doesn't seem to be nearly as big of a push for open licensed movies and shows as there is for music. But, that doesn't mean there aren't any out there. I have very little time for watching movies and TV shows anyway, and spend even less checking out new ones, but I've run across a few open licensed videos that are actually quite good. Big Buck Bunny's a good one that really could use a few sequels. Classic cartoon sort of humor. I used to work as an animator, so I very much like good animated films. Sintel, another animated one from the same people, is also quite good. In the TV show department, check out Pioneer One. The quality's about on-par if not better than most recent primetime TV shows I've seen. All three of these are open licensed. I'm sure I'll discover more as time goes on, and I plan on doing a few more soundtrack episodes in various genres, so I'll try and let you know if I find something good. If you have any other recommendations, let me know in the comments for this episode.
So, let's get back to music.
Epic Unease (0:39)
Five Armies (2:35)
EPIC - Crusaders (2:24)
That was TITAN by Epic Soul Factory, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. After that was Epic Unease by Kevin MacLeod, which is available from incompetech.com and is licensed under an Attribution license. Next up was AMAZONA, again by Epic Soul Factory, available from Jamendo, and licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. The fourth song in the set was Five Armies by Kevin MacLeod, which is available from incompetech.com and is licensed under an Attribution license. Finishing up was EPIC - Crusaders by Gregoire Lourme, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license.
Another thing I should mention that you could and should go watch is some of the old stuff that's fallen into the public domain and has been added to archive.org. Classic cartoons, classic silent films, old TV shows, you name it. I would not be at all surprised if a lot of the budget DVDs by checkout counters at grocery
stores are getting their original footage from the archive.org website now instead of copying old films or video tapes. Wikimedia Commons also has some very good old video as well as open-licensed newer stuff. They have a lot of other open licensed media as well, such as pictures and sounds, so it's generally just kind of a neat thing to check out.
Anyway, to get back to the audio category, here's some more music.
Asian Dream (3:36)
Asian Wonders (5:15)
La búsqueda de Ianna (2:39)
The Night of The Faeries (4:50)
That was Asian Dream and Asian Wonders, both by Butteryfly Tea, followed by La búsqueda de Ianna by Epic Soul Factory, and finally The Night of The Faeries by Butteryfly Tea. All four of them are available from Jamendo and licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license.
Today's app-of-the-day is Blender. Blender is a 3D modelling, animation, rendering, compositing, and editing suite that does actually get used for big-budget movies. Believe it or not, it very much rivals commercial programs and in many cases surpasses them. Organic modelling functionality is top-of-the-line, and it has long been one of the better fluid simulators on the market. The main downside is that the learning curve on it is incredibly steep, and you'd better be good with the keyboard if you want to work in it efficiently. Version 2.5 really helped the ease of use quite a bit, but despite gracefully handling all kinds of cool advanced functionality, I still struggle to do some simple tasks in it. Once you figure it out, working in it can be incredibly fast and easy, but it's not at all intuitive. The great thing is that it's free, and it runs on Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Download it today at blender.org
Now for a short noncommercial break from one of our nonsponsors followed by more music.
Movement Proposition (2:21)
Before the Battle (1:22)
The Chase (1:38)
That was Movement Proposition by Kevin MacLeod, which is available from incompetech.com and is licensed under an Attribution license. After that was Before the Battle by Mattias Westlund, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution license. Finally, we had The Chase by Marc Teichert, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial license.
So, that's all for today. Remember - piracy of commercial music only proves your dependence on that model and justifies further censorship and restriction. So don't pirate it - replace it with something better. Listen to open licensed music, donate to the artists behind it, go to concerts, and buy music from artists whose record labels don't see you as their enemies. Support artists where your support actually counts.
This episode was made using Xubuntu Linux, Gentoo Linux, Audacity, Audacious for organizing playlists, and Leafpad for notes, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. The other episodes' playlists were also put together in Audacious, and although it wasn't directly involved in the construction of the episode, I figure it's a cool enough program to mention. Anyway, feel free to give this episode to your friends, or if you didn't like it, your enemies. Links to the songs in this podcast are available on the website. Listen in next time for some gypsy jazz! See 'ya!