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Wednesday, July 27, 2011


IRONCLAD is an epic action flick set in the time of the Knights Templars starring Paul Giamatti as the tempestuous King John, who reneges on his signing of the Magna Carta promising freedom to all men. The movie is already out on Video on Demand VOD 
(June 8th) and was released in theaters on July 8th. 

The trailer music was arranged and produced by award-winning producer Nicolas Farmakalidis of Neila Productions. The main riffs as well as many musical elements of the trailer music were derived from a song called "Dancing Arrows" by Aika, which was co-written 
by Aika Hirahara and Nicolas Farmakalidis. 

Featured on both tracks is Greg Pajer 
(Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers), who is a first call recording guitar player in Los Angeles.
Thanasi Moustogiannis (aika, Groovy Pastes) performed all the percussions and drums, andAndreas Farmakalidis (Marty Friedman, aika, RENT the musical) recorded electric bass lines. Both the trailer, as well as the theme song were mixed at Archon Studios in California, by award-winning producer Aris Archontis, who has collaborated with 
the likes of Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato among many others. Lastly, the band “aika” will be releasing a full-length album end of 2011.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


This is another bass line from the musical RENT. A “minimalistic” bass line supports this song “Without you”, however it fits the vibe of the song perfectly. It is performed with a Fretless bass. It starts with a vamp on D. If I am not mistaken it is the 7th song of the second act.
In this point of the story, Roger and Mimi’s relationship becomes strained. Roger keeps talking about moving out of town. Mimi comes home late again, causing Roger to accept as true that she is cheating on him with Benny. Roger jealously storms out, Mimi stops him and tries to tell him the truth, that she is not cheating and that she is still using drugs, but can’t get the words out, and Roger leaves her… Collins continues nursing Angel who is very sick as AIDS begins to overtake him.