Monday, February 20, 2017

"Fighter Tactics" from the album "No Limit to the Skies"


Fighter Tactics

Hi Everyone!


This week I wanted to talk about the music piece "Fighter Tactics" from the "No Limit to the Skies" album. This is the original concept of 'Fighter Tactics' which was for a video game (VG) VR-Stalker in the 1990's for an air combat game.  The scene was written for a virtual reality simulator in the game itself.  The 3DO was new CD game system platform being a bit of a new concept at the time when most people were still playing games on a 2 dimensional (2D ) game consoles.  They were using different camera angles in the animations giving it that 3 dimensional (3D) effect.  It was a breakthrough in technology at the time paving the way to what 3D systems we have now.  It was written for a opening animation scenario for this air combat game, which is why the piece seems to be partial or relativity short.  It was later finished and added to the 'In Motion' album in 2014. 


More things to think about. In the meantime if you haven't listened to my other albums, feel free to share any of following links below:

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Thanks for your great support,


-Jordan




I would enjoy hearing from you. Tell me what you enjoy about my music and if you have a favorite?


Send me a comment here on N1M or

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Listen on Spotify

Variations
https://play.spotify.com/album/3gc8fWvUkKnrDqn15PqtPH


No Limit to the Skies (20 year anniversary edition)
https://play.spotify.com/album/4YKqEJ59t1FK0WqWeYZRaN?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


In Motion
https://play.spotify.com/album/7ybEzVj1EHZ1YAsHDvVqIq?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


Solace
https://play.spotify.com/album/5VLvKuzxrESb4rdvjXL8lh?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open




Get the Albums


"Variations" album
Adding variety to your life "Variations" has a diverse way of keeping your imagination active.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan134


"No Limit to the Skies" album (single)
20 year anniversary edition.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan133


"In Motion" album
"Bringing energy and excitement to your listening experience".
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan132


"Solace" album
In the stress of your daily life you can relax with this New Age Instrumental Music.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan13


Follow me on my blog page
http://jordanmcclungmusic.blogspot.com


Follow me on Twitter
https://twitter.com/Jordannewagemus


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Friday, February 3, 2017

"In Motion" from the album "Variations"

In Motion


Hi Everyone!


This week I wanted to talk about the music piece "In Motion" from the "Variations" album. This original concept of "In Motion" was started in 1998. I was in college doing a number of projects at the time and wrote various themes for different scenarios. I was trying some new ideas and arrangements learning some new techniques with new instruments and tools. There were still new concepts to learn for composing even after doing music for what is now the "No Limit to the Skies" album a few years prior. This piece later became the theme to the album "In Motion" adding orchestration and other instruments to the arrangement. It is still a favorite of mine. I just had to write something to get you going.


More things to think about. In the meantime if you haven't listened to my other albums, feel free to share any of following links below:

Want more? "Like" Jordan Music on Facebook page and get the latest updates, comment or ask questions. There is more to come.
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Thanks for your great support,


-Jordan




I would enjoy hearing from you. Tell me what you enjoy about my music and if you have a favorite?


Send me a comment here on N1M or

my Official email: jordannewagemusic@gmail.com



Listen on Spotify

Variations
https://play.spotify.com/album/3gc8fWvUkKnrDqn15PqtPH


No Limit to the Skies (20 year anniversary edition)
https://play.spotify.com/album/4YKqEJ59t1FK0WqWeYZRaN?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


In Motion
https://play.spotify.com/album/7ybEzVj1EHZ1YAsHDvVqIq?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


Solace
https://play.spotify.com/album/5VLvKuzxrESb4rdvjXL8lh?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open




Get the Albums


"Variations" album
Adding variety to your life "Variations" has a diverse way of keeping your imagination active.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan134


"No Limit to the Skies" album (single)
20 year anniversary edition.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan133


"In Motion" album
"Bringing energy and excitement to your listening experience".
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan132


"Solace" album
In the stress of your daily life you can relax with this New Age Instrumental Music.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan13


Follow me on my blog page
http://jordanmcclungmusic.blogspot.com


Follow me on Twitter
https://twitter.com/Jordannewagemus


Support Jordan (New Age Music)
http://www.patreon.com/jordannewagemusic?u=363386


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https://www.youtube.com/JordanNewAgeMusic

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

"Symphonic Earth and Moon" from the album "No Limit to the Skies"

Symphonic Earth and Moon

Hi Everyone!


This week I wanted to talk about the music piece "Symphonic Earth and Moon" from the "No Limit to the Skies" album.  From way back when in the mid 1990's, when CD burners were about $1000 (which is ten times what it costs today) and the graphics were done on an Commodore Amiga system.  This is where I got my start, I worked for a video game company that was pre-Sony PlayStation and post Nintendo for a game console called 3DO.  Some may remember these game console systems.  It was a new type of game system for its time and started a new way of doing higher digital bit rate and sampling which of the standards of today doesn't compare.  I wrote this series of music pieces to this air combat game called VR-Stalker.  This piece was written for the introduction animation of this narrated sequence.  As all game and film scores go, not everything is used or just doesn't make the cut or the scene as they say.  The original music for this game was done by the co-composer.  I was new to the industry and was happy to be there to learn new things.  The scene starts from the other side of the Moon to the Earth and continues through a series of short animations.  There were a lot of edits and different cuts that eliminated the need for this music in these scenes.  Some have said my music was ahead of its time.  The game has come and gone since then.  This music is still here now available on the 20th anniversary album for you to listen to.



More things to think about. In the meantime if you haven't listened to my other albums, feel free to share any of following links below:

Want more? "Like" Jordan Music on Facebook page and get the latest updates, comment or ask questions. There is more to come.
https://www.facebook.com/jordan.newage.music


Thanks for your great support,


-Jordan




I would enjoy hearing from you. Tell me what you enjoy about my music and if you have a favorite?


Send me a comment here on N1M or

my Official email: jordannewagemusic@gmail.com



Listen on Spotify

Variations
https://play.spotify.com/album/3gc8fWvUkKnrDqn15PqtPH


No Limit to the Skies (20 year anniversary edition)
https://play.spotify.com/album/4YKqEJ59t1FK0WqWeYZRaN?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


In Motion
https://play.spotify.com/album/7ybEzVj1EHZ1YAsHDvVqIq?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


Solace
https://play.spotify.com/album/5VLvKuzxrESb4rdvjXL8lh?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open




Get the Albums


"Variations" album
Adding variety to your life "Variations" has a diverse way of keeping your imagination active.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan134


"No Limit to the Skies" album (single)
20 year anniversary edition.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan133


"In Motion" album
"Bringing energy and excitement to your listening experience".
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan132


"Solace" album
In the stress of your daily life you can relax with this New Age Instrumental Music.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan13


Follow me on my blog page
http://jordanmcclungmusic.blogspot.com


Follow me on Twitter
https://twitter.com/Jordannewagemus


Support Jordan (New Age Music)
http://www.patreon.com/jordannewagemusic?u=363386


Become a SUBSCRIBER on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/JordanNewAgeMusic

Monday, January 2, 2017

"Restful" from the album "Solace"

Restful


Hi Everyone!


This week I wanted to talk about the music piece "Restful" from the "Solace" album.  I started composing this piece during this time of year.  It was during a time when visiting family and having some downtime.  It allowed for me to take some time to reflect on some of the trials going on in my life at the time.  It was only a beginning of this piece and it didn't develop into what it is until years later.  The music really made a good completion for the end of the "Solace" album.  It become the conclusion to something "Restful".



More things to think about. In the meantime if you haven't listened to my other albums, feel free to share any of following links below:

Want more? "Like" Jordan Music on Facebook page and get the latest updates, comment or ask questions. There is more to come.
https://www.facebook.com/jordan.newage.music


Thanks for your great support,


-Jordan




I would enjoy hearing from you. Tell me what you enjoy about my music and if you have a favorite?


Send me a comment here on N1M or

my Official email: jordannewagemusic@gmail.com



Listen on Spotify

Variations
https://play.spotify.com/album/3gc8fWvUkKnrDqn15PqtPH


No Limit to the Skies (20 year anniversary edition)
https://play.spotify.com/album/4YKqEJ59t1FK0WqWeYZRaN?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


In Motion
https://play.spotify.com/album/7ybEzVj1EHZ1YAsHDvVqIq?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


Solace
https://play.spotify.com/album/5VLvKuzxrESb4rdvjXL8lh?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open




Get the Albums


"Variations" album
Adding variety to your life "Variations" has a diverse way of keeping your imagination active.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan134


"No Limit to the Skies" album (single)
20 year anniversary edition.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan133


"In Motion" album
"Bringing energy and excitement to your listening experience".
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan132


"Solace" album
In the stress of your daily life you can relax with this New Age Instrumental Music.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan13


Follow me on my blog page
http://jordanmcclungmusic.blogspot.com


Follow me on Twitter
https://twitter.com/Jordannewagemus


Support Jordan (New Age Music)
http://www.patreon.com/jordannewagemusic?u=363386


Become a SUBSCRIBER on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/JordanNewAgeMusic

Friday, December 16, 2016

"Influence" from the album "Solace"

Influence


Hi Everyone!


This week I wanted to talk about the music piece "Influence" from the "Solace" album.  This piece originally started out with the title of "Gentleness"  I was trying to portray something angelic, something with a feeling of inspiration that would only come from somewhere beyond my own understanding.  It was particularly a challenge to get the the right amount of energy with the choir to give it the proper touch it deserves and to make the arrangement in a way that would be most uplifting and be the correct amount of "influence'.


More things to think about. In the meantime if you haven't listened to my other albums, feel free to share any of following links below:

Want more?  "Like" Jordan Music on Facebook page and get the latest updates, comment or ask questions.  There for more to come.
https://www.facebook.com/jordan.newage.music


Thanks for your great support this past year.  I look forward to a new year with you.


-Jordan




I would enjoy hearing from you. Tell me what you enjoy about my music and if you have a favorite?


Send me a comment here on N1M or

my Official email: jordannewagemusic@gmail.com



Listen on Spotify

Variations
https://play.spotify.com/album/3gc8fWvUkKnrDqn15PqtPH


No Limit to the Skies (20 year anniversary edition)
https://play.spotify.com/album/4YKqEJ59t1FK0WqWeYZRaN?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


In Motion
https://play.spotify.com/album/7ybEzVj1EHZ1YAsHDvVqIq?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


Solace
https://play.spotify.com/album/5VLvKuzxrESb4rdvjXL8lh?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open




Get the Albums


"Variations" album
Adding variety to your life "Variations" has a diverse way of keeping your imagination active.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan134


"No Limit to the Skies" album (single)
20 year anniversary edition.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan133


"In Motion" album
"Bringing energy and excitement to your listening experience".
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan132


"Solace" album
In the stress of your daily life you can relax with this New Age Instrumental Music.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan13


Follow me on my blog page
http://jordanmcclungmusic.blogspot.com


Follow me on Twitter
https://twitter.com/Jordannewagemus


Support Jordan (New Age Music)
http://www.patreon.com/jordannewagemusic?u=363386


Become a SUBSCRIBER on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/JordanNewAgeMusic

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Interview with Jordan about album "Variations"

Variations album

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would share the interview I had with the Epicworld Cultural Academy.  If you would like to read the actual article, copy and paste this link:
http://area-info.net/press-release-instrumental-composer-adds-new-ambient-music-album

Thanks for listening and being wonderful fans, 

-Jordan

New Album Releases: Instrumental Composer adds to Ambient Music Collection


Epicworld Cultural Academy interviews Jordan about his music album release of “Variations”.

    Jordan is an instrumental music composer who has done a variety of projects in the entertainment business.  He has done sound for more than eighty productions in live theater and has done post production work in film and TV.  He has released music albums “Solace”, Award-Winning “In Motion” and No Limit to the Skies (20th anniversary edition) and is now to release this latest album “Variations”.
This new album “Variations” is not entirely a new album is that right?

Well, it is new to everybody else. Actually it is a mix of both.  A few of them are the original concepts and a few of them are original in title only and were rewritten from the sketchbook idea to make it interesting.  I highlighted the pieces I originally wanted to complete and made them better and more interesting to listen to.  I figure no one really wants to hear my ideas that were only partially there.

Where are you from originally, where did you grow up?

I started in the East and ended in the West.  I was born in Erie Pennsylvania and grew up in the Chicago area went a number of other places went to a tech school in Wisconsin and moved to Utah.  I lived in Texas and Florida somewhere in between there and covered many states along the way living in few different cities in Utah.  I just love the mountains and the scenery.

You won an award for your ”In Motion” album. Tell me about it?

To tell you the truth, it wasn’t the album I expected to win, but it is quite popular, and “Random Fire, from that album, has remained at top of charts at Number One Music, ever since its release in 2014.  It is a very different album from  my popular debut album, “Solace”, which people like for stress relief.  I got a number of fans who really enjoy the (“No Limit to the Skies”) 20th anniversary album, as well, in South America and all over the world.  I am just glad that it came out well and enjoyed by those listening to it.  All I have to say is with this album “Variations” it is a variety of music from soft to a dynamic sound.  I tended to mix it up a little bit to give it hence, a little variety.

What made you decide go back and rewrite this album?

To be honest,  I have been working on this other album and bit off more than I can chew and needed more time to complete it… and by the way I am still working on this other big album project, I just need more time.  Life happens to me as to most of us quite frequently.  It’s been a couple of years and fans are asking me, when is the next album coming?  Then I kept thinking about “Variations” and thought to myself, I have that album just sitting there on the shelf and no one even knows about it, and thought, what a waste.  Let’s see what I have here.

Why is it called “Variations”?

At the time it was just this montage of music I wanted to keep on a sort of digital notebook.  I liked the ideas of the music and didn’t want to just toss it aside.  I also didn’t know when I would have the time to go back and go over these concepts.  Apparently it took close to 18 years to consider.  Hopefully to answer the question, some of the pieces are quite different and dynamic.  For example “Times Past” and “Heavy Steel” are complete opposites.

Is there any new music added?

The original album concluded with a Reprise to “Moving Forward Triumphant” which was a written version for a short film selection I wrote the music for. I felt like the Reprise was redundant and I decided I didn’t need to include it.  So I added “Pulses” to give it a nice conclusion to the album and it is a bit different from the others.  I figured the “Variations” album was a good place for it.



In what way is ‘Pulses’ different?

A lot has changed over the years with new tools in technology; I was trying out some of them with “Pulses”.  The approach with these tools was a little different.  There are several ways to write music or how to do it.  It was a little bit of a learning curve on some of it, but made a lot of new progress and learned some new angles to try.  I think technology is great until it decides to think on its own and leaves you out of it.  There are a lot of great tools now available to use.  Compared to 18 years ago we’ve come a long way.

Has anyone asked you why you write music?

I don’t think anyone has asked me why exactly, it is more like what are you doing this for? There is no future in it.  I would then ask why people become lawyers or pilots or anything.  Some do it for the money; others love what they do.  They are right, the music business is a tough market, being a needle in a haystack.

I do it for many reasons. Many of us would consider it a type of calling to do so, which I believe.  I was probably eight or ten years old when I began having these ideas that have been provoking me to move forward with this. I thought it would be nice to make this music a little more like the great symphonic masters with a little twist.  I also thought I am not a music theologian— I don’t read music that well.  Of course many times I would ask myself; “How am I going to do this?” and hope that people listening will understand or enjoy it and that it would be memorable, that they would replay it often. I study the classic composers a lot, and try to capture the timeless quality that makes their music memorable.

I am grateful for tools and music technology of today to make this possible.  The other reason I do it is because I love doing it.  I like to put music to my thoughts or different ideas and get you to think, or put people in their own understanding of where they see themselves when listening to them.

You mentioned this next big album, do you have any idea on your time frame?

It still may be a while, but it is indeed coming.  It has been quite the undertaking.  There are a number of pieces and elements to it.  It is definitely thought provoking and hopefully in a good way.  I call it the big album because there may be a lot of music pieces to it, possibly being 2 CDs and that it does have a big full rich sound to it.  I have a couple of ideas for a couple of other albums that may come first.

“Variations” album and other Jordan albums available at:

http://jordanmcclungmusic.blogspot.com

http://jordanmcclungmusic.com

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan134

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"Variations" Album Press Release

Variations Album


Jordan, award-winning composer of epic instrumental themes, releases a new album. His worldwide fans describe his music as "Vangelis meets Enya."

Jordan's music stands out in the sea of instrumental music with his timeless themes. His unique symphonic approach has remained popular and influential over the years.

From "Solace," his 2012 album, the theme "Majestic" remains in the top 10 at Number One Music. His album "In Motion" won the Akademia award for best ambient instrumental album. "Random Fire", from that album, continues to top the popularity list at Number One Music since its 2014 release.

Jordan's latest release, "Variations", demonstrates his versatility as a composer. From the nostalgic "Times Past" to the patriotic "Moving Forward Triumphant", Jordan provides a satisfying listening experience for the listener's every mood.

Jordan's life-long love of classical music greatly influences his work. His desire is to make lasting, memorable contributions to our culture, transporting the listener to a deeper, unforgettable dimension.


-Jordan

PS
Get the album, click or copy the link below,

"Variations" album
Adding variety to your life "Variations" has a diverse way of keeping your imagination active.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan134



I would enjoy hearing from you. Tell me what you enjoy about my music and if you have a favorite?



Send me a comment here on N1M or


my Official email: jordannewagemusic@gmail.com



Listen on Spotify


Solace

https://play.spotify.com/album/5VLvKuzxrESb4rdvjXL8lh?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open



In Motion

https://play.spotify.com/album/7ybEzVj1EHZ1YAsHDvVqIq?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open



No Limit to the Skies (20 year anniversary edition)

https://play.spotify.com/album/4YKqEJ59t1FK0WqWeYZRaN?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open



Get the Albums


"Solace" album
In the stress of your daily life you can relax with this New Age Instrumental Music.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan13



"In Motion" album
"Bringing energy and excitement to your listening experience".
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan132



"No Limit to the Skies" album (single)
20 year anniversary edition.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan133


"Variations" album
Adding variety to your life "Variations" has a diverse way of keeping your imagination active.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jordan134


Support Jordan (New Age Music)
http://www.patreon.com/jordannewagemusic?u=363386



Follow me on Twitter
https://twitter.com/Jordannewagemus



Check out my blog page
http://jordanmcclungmusic.blogspot.com


Become a SUBSCRIBER on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/JordanNewAgeMusic