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Dec 22, 2017

Pure Awesomeness

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Edited: Dec 22, 2017

I've been listening to nothing else but Kaladin since Wednesday. I read The Way of Kings for the first time four months ago, so many scenes are still vivid in my mind. The music fits them perfectly - I can depict each and every moment in the chapters as the melodies play, but at the same time some seem to adjust to a bigger picture in the story, at least for me. For instance, 'The Blackthorn' seems to fit both Dalinar's first chapter and his own personal story up to Oathbringer. I don't know if you intended this or it's just me? I love it anyway.

It's hard to pick a favorite track since they are all pure awesomness. I'd probably say 'The Alethi Codes of War', 'The Blackthorn' or 'Tien' for their epicness.

I want to personally thank all of you for making this project real. It is worth every dollar we put in it. I was all excited when I first got to know about the Kickstarter and then again when I learnt it had been funded successfully. Now I'm even more excited to be listening to the album. So thank you for this wonderful work of art. It is better than I'd imagined.

I'd like to ask you a question... Do you have plans for a second album focused on Shallan and Words of Radiance? It would be amazing to listen to some more music about her.

Thank you so much again. I can't say it enough.

Kind regards from Spain,

Elsa

Dec 24, 2017

¡Hola de Los EEUU, Elsa!

 

Awesome! Thank you! We're so glad that the album is working as well as it is in following the story! We put a whole lot of care mapping out the different story points and writing to the scenes, and we hoped that the musical story would match up with each scene as if it were a movie and the music were made for it!

 

Sae Sae can tell you more about The Blackthorn, but I do know that that one uses The Knights Radiant theme, which sort of helps identify where Dalinar is in his journey. I'm not sure if it identifies his complete journey - (we'd love to do an entire album dedicated to Dalinar!) - but it gives more of an overview. We should definitely ask the Creative Director (Sae Sae), though, to tell more about it! :)

 

Regarding Shallan: we'd love to do an album focusing on her! It just all depends on negotiations! Stay tuned!

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