For those of you who are fans of Nick Keller's music, and need your next melodic fix, definitely check out the Duke of Fancy Season 1 Soundtrack, now on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Unlike Dick Figures, this score is primarily orchestral with lots of catchy, classical tracks. Give the album a listen—the Duke commands it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dgEnkYcJ5g My brother Nick just released a kick-ass new song featured in Dick Figures The Movie called "Radio Silence." The song will be part of his first solo album coming out later this year which is full of incredibly unique jams. If you like what you hear, you can always download it on iTunes. Get ready for plenty more songs like this when the DFTM Soundtrack comes out alongside the movie!
The origins of the music behind Dick Figures, like the show itself, is somewhat happenstance. My brother, Nick Keller, had just graduated from USC's Thornton School of Music and was enjoying some much deserved post-college relaxing when we came knocking. The first few episodes of the web-series were scored by Ed, but with the responsibilities of writing, directing, boarding and animating on his plate, he needed a helping hand.
Nick, though never having composed before, quickly took up the challenge, at first creating small stingers where we needed them to completely composing both classical scores and original electronic jams for the show's eclectic range of action/comedy sequences. Orchestral. Rock. Hip-hop. Dubstep. Blue Grass. Harp. He has composed in just about every style out there. The fans loved the music and clambered for us to release it on iTunes, though we were quite dubious that it would sell well.
Now, two years later, the four seasons of Dick Figures soundtracks have sold tens of thousands of copies and total over an hour and a half of original music. For several months the albums hit #1 on our Australian distributor's billboard until they were dethroned by Gotye. The success of the music lead us to make a fan-created music video for "Bath Rhymes", an original hip-hop song by Ed Skudder, featuring the cast of Red, Blue, Pink and the Raccoon. We cut the song into pieces and released it free online allowing us to crowd-source hundreds of shots of animation from our fans. Thanks to the overwhelming support of our fans and the online animation community, the video has been viewed almost eight million times.
The task ahead for the movie is daunting: normally Nick creates about two minutes of music a week during web-series production, but now must compose over an hour of epic score and patented-funky-beats in just two months. Be sure to follow Nick's symphonic journey on his blog and get your ears ready for the movie score.
[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][fusion_soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/65557758" iframe="true" /] Just in time for Halloween my brother released a Haunted Mansion Remix. Happy Halloween![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]