Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Jukebox: Jack Trammell - Critical Mass
One of the more notable creators of this style of music recently is Jack Trammell. His song "Critical Mass," an excellent fusion of the modern orchestral style most often found in big blockbuster trailers and the balls-to-the-wall wobbles of the very best brostep, was featured in a Call of Duty trailer leading up to the release of their newest game, Black Ops 2. Now, while the game itself is a polarizing topic I'm not going to go into right now, the song definitely deserves notice for going above and beyond the call of duty for producers of this style. With its big, crashing drums supporting an excellently-orchestrated string section that conjures the exact images it aims to create, and its almost paradoxically well-crafted wobbly breakdown, "Critical Mass" succeeds in its aim to be "epic" in every way. It's a cinematic tune that manages to stand out, and it can only mean good things for Trammell's future career.
You can stream "Critical Mass" here.