Paul Hertzog | Freeing The Waters

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Freeing The Waters

by Paul Hertzog

Film music without the film.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Violet Hour
2:46 album only
2. April Fools' Day
5:48 album only
3. Walk on Wide Water
5:01 album only
4. A Wicked Plot
3:50 album only
5. Kyoto Forest
5:49 album only
6. Sue Across the Sea
5:29 album only
7. Black Pearls
6:12 album only
8. Love in a Labyrinth
6:34 album only
9. Freeing the Waters
4:26 album only
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Album Notes
Paul Hertzog is best known for composing the soundtracks to the films “Bloodsport” and “Kickboxer” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. After a short-lived career in the film business that saw him score an additional five films in the late 1980’s, Hertzog “disappeared off the face of the planet,” to borrow a random phrase from cyberspace. Until now, that is. After nearly twenty years in some apparent parallel universe, Hertzog has reappeared with this collection entitled “Freeing the Waters.”

Regarding his collection “Freeing the Waters,” Hertzog writes, “The first of these songs to be written, ‘Freeing the Waters,’ was composed in 1987, right after I finished scoring ‘Bloodsport.’ The final song written, ‘Sue Across the Sea,’ was composed in 1991, just before I left the film and music businesses to ‘disappear off the face of the planet.’ I started the project as a way to keep myself occupied between jobs. I fully expected when I started that some of these ideas would find themselves in films some day. But such was not to be.

“Since 1991 these tunes have existed in a sort of virtual half-life as nothing more than midi data. A couple of years ago, I finally acquired the technology to record at home myself, and at last this music is recorded and available. When possible, I have retained the sounds that I used when composing, but I have updated some sounds with modern digital samples: the piano, snare, toms, some (but not all) of the orchestral instruments. I am amazed that my primitive gear holds its own against the modern stuff.

“Because this music was written during those few years of my career as a film composer, I hope that fans of my film music will discover this collection for a sample of possible film score material that never found its way into a film.”



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Great music which touches the heart! HOT TIP for real music lovers!
I love the music on this album. As a fan of the soundtracks of the cult-movies "Bloodsport" and "Kickboxer" I just had to listen to this "soundtrack" album. It is a bit unusual to listen to "soundtrack" music, which was not used in a movie. Normally the listeners are thinking about the movie scenes in which they have heard the music. But as long as this music isn't used in a movie we have to imagine our own story in our mind, that leads the listeners to creative thoughts. That's great! Apart from this some tracks are excellent to listen while relaxing and dreaming. So it doesn't really have to be seen implicitly as "soundtrack" music.
I'm so happy that I searched for more Paul Hertzog music, so I could discover this album. I recommend it to everyone who loves really great instrumental and inspiring music.
In my opinion Paul Hertzog is one of the best soundtrack composers of all time.
So I wanted to thank Paul Hertzog for releasing and sharing his music with the world. Thank You!

I tried to put the feeling of the music into words:
Track 1: inspiring, magic, thoughtful, melancholic (great for dreaming!)
Track 2: exotic, ambitious, proudly, triumphantly (nice!)
Track 3: quietly, lonely, thoughtful, sad, touch of hope (very beautiful!)
Track 4: tense, exotic, dangerous, agressive (action!)
Track 5: happy, solid, satisfying, easy-going, good-feeling, relaxed (very nice mood!)
Track 6: adventurous, worrying, excited, thoughtful (affectingly!)
Track 7: mythic, stable, playful, propellent (cool!)
Track 8: magic, hopefully, self-confident, lovingly, sapiently (wonderful!)
Track 9: enforcedly, insecure, losing control, thoughtful (amazing!)