has built one heck of a reputation as a World of Warcraft
fan songwriter. His music and video credits include Big Blue Dress
and the incredibly moving Darrowshire
. This year, he (and machinimator partner Legs
) achieved the first place prize at the BlizzCon 2009
machinima contest for their every-man video, Don't Make Me Get My Main.
All this background makes it awesome to point out that Cranius has released his music through Amazon, all collected on an album titled Big Blue Dress
. The album is pretty cheap, coming in under $5.00. It includes downloads of Big Blue Dress, Darrowshire,
and The Lament of Captain Placeholder,
as well as his new pieces, Happy Place
and Don't Make Me Get My Main.
The only piece I felt was missing was Ulduar,
but I can think of a few reasons it didn't appear.
At the cheap price, it's nice to be able to throw a little support at an artist who's brought so much music to the community. He's not been alone in this, of course, as both Oxhorn
have released their music in one form or another. I think it's a wonderful opportunity, and something I support wholeheartedly. I obviously have purchased it, and am playing it on my computer even now.
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