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  2. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Does anybody here hear the vuvuzelas part? Are they in the maw?
  3. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    I'm in that super rare subset of people who can happily be entertained by both. JWFan - where denominations are created, on the fly
  4. Elliot Goldenthal

    There is no S.W.A.T. in the photo. Btw, for laughs and giggles, here's my own physical EG collection. I'm missing a few of the recent concert work CDs. I also have several things in digital file format only. As you can see -- deliciously free of C&C releases!
  5. Headphones

    The Koss KSC75 can best be described as: $300 sound for $9. No amp needed. Absolutely portable. Completely Comfortable. Durable. Fantastic warranty. Despite all the money I've spent on other headphones, I come back to them again and again. If anyone is ever unsure of where to start in audiophile headphones, these are it. You simply cannot go wrong unless you're starving to death and it's your last $9. In which case you should buy some high calorie food. Anyways, Koss recently released wireless versions of the KSC75's bigger, bassier, darker PortaPro: Bought? Yes, will let you know how it goes.
  6. Yes, but I feel there isn't enough meat on the bone for the two themes to warrant separate suites.
  7. John Williams Discography

    Finally, the Tops discography with JW is greater than we originally thought!
  8. John Williams Discography

    Cool. Funky cover for that one:
  9. "Monsignor"

    Yes, there's that. There's also -- if I remember the plot correctly (it's been years since I saw it last) -- the fact that it's mostly about forced political intrigue inside the Vatican, so again not something that perhaps calls for the type of glorious Williams pastorality/religiousity รก la "Angela's Prayer" from ANGELA'S ASHES.
  10. John Williams Discography

    OK, I will add it as well, thanks!
  11. The problem with that is that Rebels has the resolution to the Maul/Obi-Wan arc, with the implication that until that time, Maul had no idea where Kenobi was.
  12. John Williams Discography

    Thanks for the credit, @Bespin! By the way, Williams also played on at least another Lew Raymond Orchestra disc: On the back cover notes, he is credited as soloist on two tracks: Malaguena and Ginaterias. Part of this record was also released as a Nestor Amaral recording: Sadly no CD release for neither of them, though I'm waiting for a transfer of the former.
  13. I would just like to put my hand up and say that this definitely doesn't apply to me. I am myself surprised at the flak this piece is getting on here. In particular I don't understand what is incoherent about it. It proceeds very logically to my ears. On the other hand I find RiR much less coherent, to the point where I just haven't had the urge to relisten to it since I first played TLJ. Then again I wouldn't call TAOH anything SPECIAL. I'm pretty sure it's not the greatest JW theme of the 21st century. But it's very good.
  14. Elliot Goldenthal

    It didn't sell out for years and years! I bought it in early 2016 direct from LLL.
  15. I think In The Maw is THE one track where Powell REALLY let loose and pushed the orchestra as far as he could. For that reason I love it but I can definitely understand why somebody would get ear fatigue from it. There are actually two quips I have about that particular track. One is the transition at 1:20, which sounds like the orchestra just suddenly decided to play a totally different piece of music. ANY kind of transition would have been welcome here, a gradual diminuendo, maybe a downwards harp glissando... The other is the segment which kicks in at 3:36 - it's so good, but it's over before you've even realised what's gone on. I would've wanted it to have been developed for at least 10 seconds longer. Naturally I blame the film editing for all of this...
  16. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    I remember it well, it's that same small group of hip film types that didn't care for your taste for the megalithic (Titanic, Godzilla, Trump, ...). However, those people are gone now, replaced by the Nolan religion.
  17. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    anyone remembers the fist appearance of the love theme in the movie? I just remember the part in SPACEPORT track, when Han leaves, but I am asking if it appears earlier (when they're together in the car or ...)
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  20. Personally I do feel it to be 3+2, like this: If it's notated like this then the low tutti octaves on the F# and the taiko(?) drums come in on each downbeat. There's nothing preventing it from being 5/4 too, though, so I'd say with certainty that it's either 5/4 or 3/4+2/4 (and not 5/8). (And yes, that first note is a G#, not an A. It's almost indistinguishable with the choir but it's evident when the horns come in later.)
  21. Elliot Goldenthal

    Damn! That was long before I even knew about LLL!
  22. Both are very good, not great though. Not sure which one I prefer to be honest. Giving RiR the edge for now I guess.
  23. I think ONE the best music material from John Powell is NOT in the soundtrack album: that beaultiful - hauntingly 2 part - melody with modern percussion and classical strings from DRYDEN VOS PARTY...when that golden singer plays that tune, and soon after, with that background party music.
  24. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    I just remember that Fight Club, like Three Kings and The Matrix, was a film that you were pressured into liking by the small circle of hip film types online at the time. Otherwise, you just weren't with it, man.
  25. The ending of Into the Maw is the only part where I feel like it's a bit much. The rest of it is fun - I love when it goes crazy at about 3 minutes. Chicken in the Pot sounds like a weird, stoned mix of French and Japanese. Took me a few listens, but I'm growing to like it - those strings make the whole track!
  26. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Watched the movie and it wasn't as bad as many people is saying. Nothing really original but a lot of fun. The score fits well into the movie, but I wish in some action scenes they had let it shine a bit more. The softer parts have much more presence in the film mix. As for the album presentation, is mostly chronological, just with one track being out of order from what I remember, that being The Good Guy which I think goes after Into the Maw. Most of the interesting music is here but there are still some nice missing cues. Spoilers: I really like the score and each time I listen to the album again I love it even more! Marauders Arrive is an instant classic, as well as Reminiscence Therapy.
  27. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Oh I liked Fight Club back in the nineties. It was smug as fuck though. I suppose that was the whole point.
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