9 Songs, 34 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings
23 Ratings
Emily13Nuptune ,


When I listen to this score, the songs make my heart skip a beat and my mind fill with wonder to where I cant even breathe. I love how the music tells a story and a true one at that! ✨

Anonymous Adam Young fan ,

Awesome Score! (Hidden Track...)

I think that this score is definitely one of the best of Adam's Scores, up there with The Ascent of Everest, and The Spirit of Saint Louis.

The Pilot has a very cool, U2 guitar sound and a classic Adam synth line that really sets up the whole score.

Ground Crew is definitely my favorite track on the album, as it has very nice guitar riffs and a mid-tempo beat.

The Ascent is the "hidden track" I mentioned earlier. The beginning pad/flute/wind instrument's melody is recycled from an old song Adam made at least 8 years ago. If you look up Dear Vienna Owl City live in Chicago from 2008 on YouTube, the melody is at the end as Adam starts a new song. What!?!?! I heard the live version first and when I heard it on The Ascent I freaked out. Maybe this is another recycled Port Blue song like Wheels Down was Seagulls.

The Descent is another good song on the album and it has amazing synths and guitars. This whole score seems very guitar driven (Sky Sailing 😄)which I find very pleasing to the ear.

Overall, I could listen to this score all night and let it be the soundtrack to my dreams (which I actually did). Buy this score, 'cause you won't regret it.

Stephen_S ,

Another winner

What can I say? Adam Young can definitely add soundtrack composing to his repetoire. Project Excelsior contains a mix of great songs that can be used in almost any motion picture. Well done and I'm looking forward to more from him.

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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