Banner Saga 3

    The Banner Saga 3

    The 3rd and final game of The Banner Saga franchise will be out tomorrow. The soundtrack is available now on Austin Wintory’s Bandcamp.

    Compared to the previous titles, I did minimal singing on this one. BUT. A big BUT… hehe!

    I was so surprised by how the singing was used. When I recorded, I had a sparse instrumental track with guides on what to sing. Austin’s instructions were “angelic, smooth vocals”.

    Today, I finally heard the finished product! The end credits song of this game was performed by the incredible and powerful Eivør. And softly underneath, are the “oooh’s” I recorded. I love Eivør. To have a part on this track is very special!

    Here’s the song, if you’d like to check it out! (my vocals start to creep up a bit more at around 1:53 min) And be sure to listen to the full score on Austin’s page. It’s stunning.

    Thank you, Austin, for the opportunity!

    Hugs,
    Malu

    The Bards Song Malukah Blind Guardian

    New Cover: The Bard’s Song by Blind Guardian

    I finally posted a new cover! Many thanks to everyone on Twitch who voted to select it as the July vid. The next vote will be decided by Patrons later this week!

    The experience of recording The Bard’s Song was challenging. I had to record all the guitar riffs in bits and pieces because I could not play them from start to finish without messing up. Hehe! Now that it’s done, I feel like climbing a mountain and screaming a thundering “AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!” hahaha!

    My favorite thing about recording covers is that I get to analyze songs much more closely than by just listening. I get to take them apart into sections and elements before putting them back together again. It made me appreciate this song in a whole new way!

    Hope you guys enjoy!

    Chibi Malu Office Supplies Fan

    I couldn’t stop laughing when @cony23

    sent me this drawing she made. Hehehe! I think it describes me perfectly!

    Thank you, Cony! Un abrazote.

    Malukah Vokul Fen Mah Peter Hollens

    Peter Hollens Collaboration

    Years ago, Peter Hollens and I recorded a cover of Christopher Tin’s Baba Yetu for YouTube. Working with him was a fun experience. He’s such a nice guy!

    Peter recently reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in recording an a capella version of the Skyrim bard song I composed, Vokul Fen Mah. 🙂

    The original version of Vokul Fen Mah is one of the tracks on the Skyrim cover album I released last year.

    Without further ado, here’s the new video!

    Hugs,
    Malu