It’s been a while since I’ve posted an interview that I’ve really liked. Emily Reese’s interview of Matt Uelmen on Minnesota Public Radio somehow slipped through the cracks on me. He’s one of my favorite composers. His work in Diablo II still reminds me of my youth- hacking and slashing down Meph runs, getting my items stolen by people who said they were my friends, tricking people into thinking I was trading them a Shako when it was actually just a green hat, etc etc. Not really great memories, I guess. BUT MEMORIES ALL THE SAME.
I’ve mentioned his involvement with Torchlight II briefly in an older post and highlighted a small interview with him. This interview, though, is really at length and really lets you hear what the composer has to say about his music. It’s definitely worth listening to, even though it’s a couple months old. It’s great to hear him list his influences and explain his tracks in detail. He’s not just some composer who presses the buttons on his computer and makes sound. I wasn’t surprised to hear that he knows a lot about theory. His compositional technique seems really solid.
You can find the complete interview HERE. It’s only about 17 minutes long. Check it out and let me know what you think! And I love that he’s a real nerd.