So, you’ve binged your way through Stranger Things 2, and you’re waiting an eternity for the next season of Game of Thrones. What are you going to do now? Well, aside from gorging on various videos about the actors, watching interviews, and catching up on their other projects, how about immersing yourself in some mash-up style musical homages? You can start with the dark synth sounds of Steep Steps.
The duo, comprised of art rock band Rêve’s frontwoman Athena Hiotis and multi-instrumentalist/producer/engineer Tony Correlli, has masterfully fused the Game of Thrones theme music, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” and the haunting sounds of Stranger Things’ theme. Steep Steps, who create dark, electronic music for film and television, has also felt compelled to create a video for the track, which you can watch on this page.
Discussing the video, Tony said:
I was working on some monosynth sounds one night and randomly started playing the beginning of the Game of Thrones theme. It was fun, so I started recording it, taking the medieval-sounding parts of that arrangement and interpreting theme as synth patches. The more layers I tracked, the more it reminded me of Stranger Things, so I started to dial in those kinds of sounds and worked them into the chords and time signature of the Game of Thrones theme. It really came together quickly. When Athena vocalized the melody, the track transformed from a quirky little experiment into something that fit our sound and paid tribute to two cool series that would normally be separated by a significant amount of space and time.
I came from the perspective of not having seen Game of Thrones, but having deeply respected the world the creators built and especially the soundtrack. I approached the melody from a dark, haunting, but strangely soothing place and we both felt it added to this merging of sounds and themes. It ended up working out really well. We are both very proud of the result.
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