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Oct 062014
Batman Evolution
Probably the single largest source of music on Krypton Radio, apart from Doctor Who, has been the Batman franchise, and there’s good reason. Films, radio, television, and cartoons have brought the Dark Knight from the pages of the comics to our eyes and ears for more than 50 years.

Against a backdrop of recreated Batmobiles and scene settings from the visual history of our favorite angst-ridden hero, The Piano Guys take us on a musical and visual ride through time in this beautiful and deeply detailed tribute to one of the greatest superheroes every conceived: Batman!

We hope you like today’s offering, and of course you can expect to hear it on Krypton Radio as part of our playlist. We already have a huge collection of music from the various representations of Batman over the past few decades, and our collection wouldn’t be complete without this.



  • Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
  • Based upon: “Batman Theme” by Neal Hefti (1966); “The Batman Theme” by Danny Elfman (1989); “Like a Dog Chasing Cars” by Hans Zimmer (2008)
  • Mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios in Utah
  • Performed by
    Jon Schmidt: Piano
    Steven Sharp Nelson: Steel, carbon fiber, electric & acoustic cellos, cello-percussion, vocals, percussion
    Al van der Beek: Vocals, percussion
    Video produced by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott

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Jan 102012
The Piano Guys KR Edit

And it’s time once again for our Video Of the Day!; We’ve been hitting you up with some of the best in sci-fi, steampunk, and just plain rocking nerd music. So while looking at what we could offer you today, we thought you might enjoy something a little different for a change. One of our favorite groups is The Piano Guys, a group of incredible musicians who specialize in Piano and Cello music, and who we were introduced to with their Star Wars Parody hit Cello Wars. This time we bring you one of their newest works, “Coldplay – Paradise (Peponi) African Style (Piano/Cello) Cover – The Piano Guys ft. Alex Boye.”

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