We have some exciting news coming to you this fall, and no, this is not about Oathbringer (this time). The Black Piper, a cinematic band from Provo, Utah, has composed their debut album Kaladin. And as you might have guessed, this original book soundtrack was inspired by The Way of Kings. They are starting their Kickstarter in a few days, don’t worry, I’ll send a tweet out so you don’t miss it.
Here’s how The Black Piper describes this album:
The album follows the journey of the main character, Kaladin Stormblessed, from his time in Amaram’s army to his time training as a surgeon in Hearthstone, his slave days in The Unclaimed Hills, and the crucible of Bridge Four, to the epic battles on The Shattered Plains.
Now, fans of the book can relive their favorite moments with a soundtrack that doesn’t impair how they visualize the story!
While this may be The Black Piper’s debut album, this is not their first foray into the musical production world. Among their team are composers who have worked on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and La La Land. This massive project officially started in 2015 and features the talents of eight professional Hollywood film composers and an army of orchestrators, music contractors, copyists, recording engineers, mixers, and graphic and performing artists.
I could go on and on about the music, but I think you will get a better understanding and appreciation for the album, just as I did, by listening to a bit of it yourselves.
Here is a little sneak peak of a full composition from the Kaladin Album:
You can also check out these samples for some of the other tracks.