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The Hunt | Music Album

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Music album CD Cover for the modern classical music album, The Hunt

The Hunt | Music Album

Release date: May 14th, 2019

Pre-order now on iTunes, Bandcamp, Gumroad, and for CDs on Amazon (some streaming services will allow you to save the album from this date)

About the Album

The Hunt is the orchestral soundtrack to the film we experience everyday, its ups, its downs, its successes, and its losses. It’s my way of expressing that, both beautifully and tragically through modern classical, orchestral music.

The Hunt is a musical journey that tells a story both literally and metaphorically. Though the songs were written individually, the album is loosely tied together in a single thread that binds its story. The songs are meant to reflect the story of the hunt, but how one interprets that hunt is up to each of you. For me, it’s been a journey that’s taken a little over three years to complete and the album in many ways reflects that.

The Hunt is the hunt of life, hunting for health, for life, for happiness, for love, for ideas, for creativity, for success. Life has happiness, but it also has pain, and that is also reflected in some of the music (especially in Quicksand and Lament). The Hunt is the contemporary classical, orchestral accompaniment to all those experiences, the soundtrack that expresses them in a song format that any listener can experience and enjoy even for a short moment, for one sitting, or within a personalized playlist.

As I’ve mentioned many times before, composing music for me is a process of exploration, full of places to visit and explore and express. The music here is drawn from life itself, sometimes simple and sometimes complex. I hope you enjoy The Hunt and that the hunt of your life is always a happy, loving, and successful one. Enjoy! 🙂

Read what reviewers have said about The Hunt‘s previously released singles:

“Esteve has composed a glistening tune that is simultaneously diaphanous and sensitive, yet emancipated and emotive.” — Huffington Post review of Franco Esteve’s “The Wait“:

“Franco Esteve has managed to impress with a brief piece that exudes diverse emotions which are contagious. To say his music his cinematic is all too obvious and Esteve’s ability to create simple and emotive musical narratives is a rare gift to be admired. To do it in two minutes is something to behold.” — Jamsphere Magazine review of Franco Esteve’s “Quicksand“:

Read the Press Release here. (not yet available)

Genre: Modern Classical / Contemporary Classical / Classical Crossover / Classical

Track list:

1. Sunrise (2:26)

2. A Dangerous Mind (2:03)

3. Enter the Huntress (1:22)

4. The Trek (3:11)

5. Arrival (2:50)

6. The Wait (3:25)

7. The Hunt (2:41)

8. The Chase (1:06)

9. Quicksand (2:16)

10. Lament (5:39)

11. The Hunt’s Reprise (3:21)

Where to buy it?

Pre-orders available now on Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp, and Gumroad.

The album is available at most, popular online stores and streaming services, as well as directly from me on Gumroad and Bandcamp. Here are some of the links and store descriptions:

  1. Gumroad:  – buy direct from me and get some extras. You get the music in three formats: FLAC (lossless), AAC 256k (same as iTunes), and HQ MP3 (320k) as well as the full booklet with all the artwork in PDF format, a digital poster with the original, individual song art and of course, the album cover.
  2. Bandcamp:  – buy direct through Bandcamp and you get the music in FLAC, MP3 and other formats, unlimited streaming through their app, as well as the CD booklet in PDF and of course, the album cover.
  3. CDBaby:  – my distributor offers the music through the store in HQ MP3 (320k) – Available May 14th
  4. iTunes: – iTunes offers its music in AAC 256 (or streaming through Apple Music).
  5. Amazon: – Amazon offers the album in CD or in MP3 formats.
  6. Tidal:  – Tidal offers the album in FLAC (lossless) or through their streaming service (HiFi: FLAC, Normal: MP3) – Available May 14th
  7. Google Play – The Google Play store sells music in HQ MP3 format – Available May 14th

CDs? What are those?

Get the CD from through this affiliate link: available for pre-order now here (also available as a digital download).

Well, there’s a lot of people that still prefer physical media, and not necessarily to put it into a CD player. There are still a couple of advantages with a CD:

  • You get a beautiful, physical item you can show off.
  • You get a 28 page printed booklet and disc which you can hold in your hand and not look at on a screen.
  • But best of all, you get the music in the highest quality, uncompressed, WAV format, which you can also RIP to your computer and add to your digital collection for portable, offline listening.

Being able to hear it as close to the artist’s intent as possible is what still makes CDs worth it for the most part, especially since most services, especially streaming services, only give you compressed, lossy formats, which even at high-quality and varying bitrates, are nowhere near the full original, especially given the right equipment. It’s why after a day listening to music on some streaming services, you might find yourself more tired than if you listened to CDs all day. Your brain has to fill in the blanks for the missing information.

Of course, you can get the album in lossless FLAC format from Gumroad and Bandcamp using the links above (which also include the CD Booklet), and HiFi subscribers to streaming services Tidal and Deezer, also get FLAC or other lossless quality format.

The Hunt Classical Music Album Booklet Panels Preview

Where to stream it?

The Hunt is available at most, popular online streaming services and radio stations (starting May 14th). Here some of the service links:

  1. Spotify (free tier available): Follow to get it upon release
  2. Apple Music: Listen to the the title track right now! Preview the rest.
  3. Deezer (free tier available): Follow to get it upon release
  4. Tidal: Follow to get it upon release
  5. Amazon Unlimited: Listen to the title track and preview snippets of the rest now. All available May 14th.
  6. Follow on your favorite service and listen on May 14th.

Here’s an embed for Spotify so you can preview the album in that streaming service: available May 14th

With their free tier (and Deezer’s), you can listen to the whole album for free (available May 14th).

Sheet Music

The sheet music for the songs from The Hunt are available for purchase direct from me on Gumroad or through SMP Press. Initially, only The Wait is available, but more will be made available soon.

The Wait music score:

Buy it directly from me on Gumroad and you also get the song as an HQ MP3 (320 kbps) or you can find it at Sheet Music Plus here!

Buy Sheet Music Now!

Enjoy the album! Live the music! 🙂

Find out more about Franco Esteve here and about his music here.

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The Hunt Modern Classical Music Album Cover

Pre-order The Hunt now! Pre-order Franco Esteve’s new, modern classical crossover music album and soundtrack to your life on Amazon (CD or digital), iTunes (with instant download of title track), Bandcamp (with instant download of title track & singles), and Gumroad now!

Final release on all stores and streaming services on May 14th. More album info here.