Wednesday, July 27, 2011

As the World Ends

"Dramatic" was never listed under my genre options. But yesterday, while I was trying to compose some trailer music, and I composed this and realized that it fits the word dramatic pretty well (in my opinion). A really good friend of mine helped me name the song.

[song taken down, can be found on Epic Music, "As the World Ends".]

What do you think?

Thank you so much to everyone who commented on A True Western. I'm glad everyone generally liked it, and I liked all of your thoughts and suggestions. (There were some really good suggestions/insights I'd never thought or heard before!) I will be composing a longer version that will have a lot more themes and definitely more western aspects to it. 

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco


  1. Jon, you take my breath away! WOW! I am in utter awe, delight and thrill. WOW!!! I JUST...there aren't words for this epic beauty! The sweetness, the depth, the pain it's all there soaring, falling, rising, tensing, holding in musical notes. Pictures so vivid cross my mind I want to paint the world in music like this.

    I LOVE IT!!!!!! *listens again* Wow...soooooooooooo beautiful, it gives me chills.


  2. Jessica first told me about your blog... so I started following it, and since I keep on falling in love with every new song you post, I thought I really should comment. :)
    Thank you so much for sharing these! I find them absolutely brilliant, and this one *listens for the 4th time* is just amazing. You just randomly composed this yesterday?!? Wow...
    I love it. :)

  3. That. Was. Awesome.

    The end.

    (I love how it didn't explode with action in the middle like your standard epica music, but rather almost decreased as the song went on. *nods* Well done, sir!)

  4. It sounds quite dramatic. :) It reminds me of this one soundtrack, but I can't think of the name.

  5. That was really great! I absolutely loved the drums in it :D perhaps one of the best dramatic pieces I've heard yet :D


  6. At the beginning, around 0:17-0:20, I heard what sounded like a part of the Swords of the Six theme. I liked it in reference as trailer music :) Very dramatic, yes.

  7. Very dramatic!!! It sounded a little... fakey (is that a word?). Other than that it was very nice!!!

  8. That was beautiful! Wow. I love to listen to soundtracks while I write, and that is definitely a song I would listen to!

  9. Listening to this for like the 10th time... it is so great!

  10. WOWOWOWOWOW. Wow. wow. That was crazy. Although, I think it would be even better with a snare track, but I'm a percussionist... so I'm biased. Just saying, I drummed with it all the way through on my laptop. :-D Keep making GREAT music! -Seth