Of Eiravaein

"Semme" (Earth) OST completed

With Semme hitting the European film festival circuit a few weeks ago, I thought it now safe to post the soundtrack for general listening pleasure.

I have hosted it on the EWorks SoundCloud page and while I haven't yet made it available for download, that might be coming in the future.  Even for free, I feel.

For more on the documentary itself, go here.  I highly recommend it.  It regards ethnocultural ongoings of Lithuania and the Baltic region in general and is both a feast for the eyes and the mind.  Rustic, natural, heritage.  A really...


Of the Eiravaein Works audio logo

 

When it comes to our logo, we obviously want an end result that is a spot-on fluid match to our company.  It is what we do, after all. So before locking myself up in the audio labs, I had some ground work to do. What was the end goal?  Who was the audience?  What message did I want to convey? What emotional evocation do I want to occur?  Are there any particular elements that I want to include/avoid?  All good questions, the answers to which provided me with a solid conceptual...


A thought: Aural Semiotics

I have been attempting to fiddle with and manipulate sound since I was 10 years old and asked my parents for a Craig (remember them?...no worries) voice recorder for my birthday.  Over the years my gear of course has infinitely evolved and improved, but the intrigue that bound me to that recorder so that I could capture the sounds around me has been steadily modulated only by knowledge and experience.  I've learned how to do things better, how to improve technique, and how to differentiate creativity from wild sound goose chases (although, sometimes those produce really cool results in and...


When sound just doesn't want to be captured

New Mexico is an intriguing place.  On my first trip there Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos were on the travel itinerary with a promise of green chilies for every meal and mountain treks into the dry southwestern altitude.  I viewed this opportunity wide-eared with plans to capture some amazing sounds unique to the region.  Having to pack light seemed to be the only caveat, but that really didn't factor into the situation since I had some fairly versatile gear on hand.  As always, my goal was to capture audio that is either common but for which I have a...