Anyone going to see Akira Yamaoka and Mary McGlynn perform at Saboten Con this weekend?
Bring back something to show us yeah?
Hatoish from SaveRoomMiniBar here!
We’re doing something exciting in affiliation with Silent Haven!
A Silent Hill Tribute Album! Made for the Fans, by the fans!
A tribute album of original songs by real artists,
inspired by the ambiance, the feel,
the sounds and the music of Silent Hill.
We need musicians and/or artists to dedicate a new composition or artwork for the record!
Just compose a song, do some artwork channeling Silent Hill!
Send it to us and we do the rest!
We hope to stay in close contact to the growing number of contributors through the process, as well as take your suggestions and ideas towards the product.
To submit a song or official volunteer to the project please contact me and get my email address!
When we have enough tracks and track-art, we will compose an album and distribute to all the fans, perhaps even do a ‘pay what you want’ option and donate the proceeds to a charity, or give back to the artists themselves!
Just contact me @ my blog and we can talk some more!
You can click here to hear some current songs in the record (to get inspired)
You can read this for more information! (or, of course, contact us!)
Hope to hear from you all, Silent Hill Fans!
30 more days until Saboten Con in Glendale, Arizona where AKIRA YAMAOKA will perform a special Silent Hill concert with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn & Troy Baker.
I am working on it [a new solo album]. The music is obviously different from the usual “Silent Hill” music, and it should be released by the end of the year. I hope you will enjoy it.
The experience [on SH: Revelation] was extremely interesting in many ways. Since I’d been part of the Silent Hill team since the beginning, as the concept of the movie started to work out I could just relate every detail, scene and character with every game. I enjoyed the process so much because not only it was interesting, but also very, very nostalgic. It was a succession of memories, one after the other, so I was really happy remembering the work I had done back then when working in these games. All the fans will enjoy it for sure, and it’s going to be awesome.
Around the time Resident Evil came out, I was already part of the Konami team and we wanted to do something similar but different, too. We wanted to achieve something horrific and thrilling at the same time. Stephen King’s movie “The Fog” was a great source of inspiration for us. Our team was brainstorming around that idea, and everyone would give a little piece of the final product with every idea. We loved the concept of the fog, but at the time we couldn’t manage, graphically speaking, what we wanted to ultimately achieve. So in the first game, the fog has two uses: one being the main element where the game develops around. The other use was to help us achieving background and building graphics easily by “hiding” them with the fog. The Playstation system didn’t allow us to go as far as we would have wanted to. But later, with systems such as Playstation 2 or 3, the fog effect was done a lot better and without the need of hiding graphics.
I want to go to Madrid and to Barcelona, too. But more than anything, I want to go to Figueres, where Salvador Dali was born. Dali is my favorite artist, or at least one of my favorite ones. I know there is a hall that he designed (Dali’s Theatre Museum), but I am not sure if performing there would be possible. Still, it’s my dream concert hall.
Trent Reznor, from NIN, is my main inspiration, both performing and in music style. One of my dreams is to meet him someday, but I haven’t had the chance so far.
"Hello everyone! I need your attention! By the end of the month, I will be in an event interviewing Akira Yamaoka. We are collecting questions from fans to make the interview based on it, so I need you all to send some questions! Please take a look at the information that you need here: http://www.musicjapanplus.jp/news/1/16321/send-your-questions-to-the-music-legend-akira-yamaoka/
Send your questions here
This Tuesday marks the release of a handful of Silent Hill soundtracks: Silent Hill Book of Memories, Silent Hill Origins, Silent Hill Homecoming, and Silent Hill Shattered Memories. Book of Memories’ OST will be releasing way ahead of the game’s launch (which we still don’t know when that will be), and the others are being released digitally for the first time in North America. Milan Records will be handling the release of all four soundtracks.
Milan sent over the three re-released soundtracks and I happened to notice that “Alex Theme” is not present in the Homecoming OST. Instead–and this being new to me as well–is a remix of that very song titled “Alex Theme (Machine Head Mix). The Shattered Memories OST I was sent is also missing “Always on my Mind”, but that song remains listed on the product’s Amazon page. Perhaps both of my noticing are just mistakes; I’ll follow up and confirm.
I’m really looking forward to Book of Memories’ OST. Those samples online were pretty good and remind me a lot of the older games.
Source: Rely on Horror