Sorry the Sirens have been so silent, I’ve been busy writing and haven’t had a chance to post.
But I have been listening to lots of new music.
Some new artists have joined the Sirenstories SoundCloud and they are amazing.
If you’ve checked out some of the previous posts, you might know I love to listen to music while I write. Arise, a gorgeous piece from Lyubomir Yordanov, a Bulgarian born composer and producer who writes for film and TV, is excellent writing music. It’s excellent music in any case, but the latest scene I wrote for the lovestory/ghoststory I’m working on nearly popped right off the page because of Arise.
Arise is intensely emotional, epic even. Evocative of something ancient, there’s also something sleekly modern about it, as if it might be the distant cousin of the chill track your favorite Seattle coffee shop used to play. Arise is short, just a little over a minute and a half, (I’ll have to drag it into Garageband and loop it if I want to keep using it for the soundtrack of my novel!), and that’s because it was created as trailer music. I’d go see any movie or read any book that used Arise in its trailer.
Arise is from Lyubomir Yordanov’s 2013 film inspired album Agartha, which Yordanov recorded, mixed & mastered himself. The record was orchestrated by Hristo Manolov, and Denica Serafimova contributes the dramatic vocals, which are lovely and powerful. It took me several close listens to realize that when Denica Serafimova’s voice first comes in, it reminds me of Björk. Beauty edged in darkness.
If you’d like a copy of Agartha, you can get it on iTunes.
Or, you can connect with Lyubomir Yordanov on fb.
It looks like you can find also find Lyubomir Yordanov at www.ama-sound.com and possibly commission him to create a piece for your own book or movie — but I bet he’s busy . . .