Open plains, galloping hooves. The wind blows cool in the deepening evening drawing away the heat of the day. Mile after mile until snow capped peaks start to rise up in the distance. It’s been a long day but it’s not finished yet.
Background & Inspiration This is a classic spaghetti western piece drawing on inspiration from the amazing work of Ennio Morricone in the Sergio Leone film “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”. It is meant to evoke the same sort of aesthetic as the infamous opening theme.
The Sound The idea was to really try and capture the vintage sound of 1960s spaghetti western by apply tape and tube saturation to the production. This creates a very authentic lo-fi vibe which will only add tasteful character to your project.
Instrumentation: - Orchestral percussion - “Western” whistle - Electric guitar - Tremelo electric guitar - Chanting and vocalisation - Orchestral strings - Trumpets
Tempo and Looping Sections The piece starts at 110 bpm and increases to 120 bpm after first guitar theme section. Although presented as a complete song, sections can be looped and combined quite effectively if need be.