Ghosts of War by Angelo Benuzzi is an Horror / Science Fiction series of short stories. Check it out and listen to the tracklist!
As I said, I want this blog also be a collection of hints about gaming, fiction and nerd subjects from my friends, mostly Italian authors, writers and designers working for an international audience.
In his blog, Angelo usually talks about geopolitics, history and economics, but he is always a great storyteller, and he is writing speculative fiction in English.
His first series is Ghosts of War: Humankind has finally expanded in our solar system and it’s still recovering from an all-out war against a powerful enemy, the Collective, that was very close to wipe out our civilization. After the horrors of the war, many survivors are still trying to find a way to adapt to a new situation.
There are other things, here and there, that are waiting for a choice to find a way to settle old debts or to find a way to feel the warmth of human flesh once again.
Right now there are 3 books of this series and the fourth is on its way.
But, right now, I would like to reblog an article from his site, concerning the “Original Sound Track” of his series. It’s done by “kaseta”. Do you know that website?
So, from Angelo Benuzzi:
Finding an OST – Ghosts Of War
When I write I just need to have some music playing and I like to think about my projects like movies, each one with its distinctive soundtrack. A pity I ain’t a musician, so I’m not in the right condition to create an OST from scratch. Thanks to two good friends of mine, Davide Mana and Lucia Patrizi, I’ve found a very useful service – totally free of charge – to create the right musical companion of my series.
I’m talking about Kaseta, a site that enables you to create a digital-age replica of that marvelous world of audiotapes that rocks the world a few years ago (all right, not so few – I’m an old bastard). The basic trick is surfin’ for a while on YouTube, collecting the links to a number of videos you like. Then you can set all of it in a sequence, add notes and bits of graphics, choose your favorite model of audiotape and GO!
The whole procedure takes few minutes, login procedure included, and can be repeated as many times you like, plus the choice of modifying anytime your “tapes”. Of course I bite, a service like this one is simply too good to be let alone. Being an old rocker, my musical tastes are very ’70 and ’80 oriented and I’ve come up with this selection:
Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Rising Force
Deep Purple – Space Truckin’
Black Sabbath – Mob Rules
Motorhead – Killed by Death
AC/DC – Stormy May Day
DIO – Heaven and Hell
Iron Maiden – Run Silent, Run Deep
Slayer – Ghosts Of War
This list is quite hard-rock / heavy metal, I know that. But it gets the feeling needed to stay in touch with this set of my stories, the mood is properly dark. So, if you like this selection, this is the link to follow – right HERE. Enjoy!