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27 Ratings
boolengleng ,

Another Awe-Inspiring Score.

This is proving to be the most exciting year in music I've had in a long while, and that is simply as a result of this year long musical project of Adam Young. Month after month so far, i have been giddy with anticipation awaiting Young's newest musical release, and with each new project, Young has has injected a dose of magic and awe into the historical tales he has chosen to represent. For me, every project has served as a soundtrack for every month this year.
"The Ascent of Everest" might be the shortest of his released projects thus far this year, but it has every bit of the magic, sense of wonder, adventure and emotion that permeates much of Young's instrumental work. A fantastic buy!

BlueSkyVail ,

And… He’s done it again.

I don’t know how long this project will continue. On the site, it says it will go as long as Adam’s inspired to create these scores… I desperately hope this inspiration continues. For a long time.

Honestly, his music… It’s incredible. And I can say it time and time again yet still not express my love for everything Adam Young has done. It’s incredible, fascinating, inspiring, awesome, unbelievable, stunning. Every. Single. Song. Every time I hear his music, whether it’s one of the scores, Port Blue, Owl City, Sky Sailing, you name it- the emotion the music inspires is breathtaking.

There aren’t words to describe what his music makes me feel, and no matter how many times I try, I won’t be able to truly tell what it feels like to listen to his music.

I love it, and I truly appreciate all the incredible things Adam has done. If there was one thing I could tell him, it would be to never stop making such incredible music because it has truly changed my life and I will never lose enthusiasm for his music.

Higheldar16 ,

Oddly Good: A Must Buy

His past scores have been, in a sense, conventional; the style and instrumentation have really fit the theme. This, however, is highly different. The style is much like his Apollo score: heavy guitar riffs, spacey melodies, etc... Not what you'd expect for a mountaineering expedition. It works, though. The music is great by itself and it really puts a unique perspective on such a widely covered event. Certainly one of his best scores yet, albeit it a tad short ;) definitely a must buy!

About Adam Young

An innovative, Minnesota-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and performer, Adam Young is best known as the mastermind behind the chart-topping electro-pop project Owl City -- he has also recorded under the aliases Port Blue, Sky Sailing, and Insect Airport. Young launched the project in 2007 while living at his parents' home in Owatonna. Troubled by insomnia, he began spending his evenings in the household basement, where a computer and several instruments provided a diversion from his sleeping patterns. He eventually combined those diversions into a blend of electronica and emo-pop, using little more than his computer and various keyboards to record the material. Songs were uploaded to MySpace upon completion, and Young began attracting a surprising amount of attention on the networking site. Of particular note was "Hello Seattle," a fabricated ode to the Emerald City whose viral popularity earned Young a record contract with Universal Republic.

Ocean Eyes, his first album for the label, was released in 2009, coinciding with the launch of Owl City's first national tour. While on the road, Young watched as "Fireflies" became one of the year's most popular singles, eventually topping the charts in several countries (including the U.S.) and selling more than three million copies. Subsequent Owl City releases All Things Bright and Beautiful (2011), The Midsummer Station (2012), and Mobile Orchestra scaled similar heights, and in 2016 he began releasing, under his own name, an ambitious monthly series of instrumental scores based on historical events. ~ Andrew Leahey

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