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Mr. Breathmask, 26 Oct 2009
Posted 26 Oct 2009
Continuation of this thread.
As for specific comments about Daugherty (requested by Marian):
-Fire&Blood (violin concerto)
I have to listen to it more often to get more into it... it starts out pretty fun and energetic, and contains cool virtuoso violin writing (lots of double and triple stops), and some mexican elements which add spice in the second movement... mariachi sound and all My attention always wanes a bit during the third movement...
Also a fun and energetic piece, several parts have a very film-music-like sound to them, sometimes there's a really captivating tension going, action music wise... The different soloists (trumpet, three trombones) in the 2nd and 3rd movement add some welcome diversity between the movements. As of now, I like this a bit better than the violin concerto
-Raise the Roof (timpani concerto)
The best piece on this disc, containing two contrasting themes, one of which especially manages to sound at times like medieval Gregorian chant, at others like George Gershwin Amazing timpani playing throughout (you can watch this on youtube by several performers), did I mention fun and energetic (two words fitting for most Daugherty piece I've heard yet)? Perhaps one reason I like this piece best here is the total length of 13 minutes, enough time to present a load of cool stuff, but constricted enough not to get too repetitive or incoherent.
So Marian, now it's your turn commenting on the Corigliano
Posted 27 Oct 2009
I've emailed them several times over the course of the 4+ weeks it's taking them. Last week they said they would receive their shipment of Italian scores on Thursday, well it's Sunday and my order is still pending.
Another week has gone by and still pending. I'm done complaining, this is bullshit.
Sometimes SAE will ship your order and not update it until the day you receive the order.
I would suggest picking up the phone and airing your grievences with them instead of a message board. I'm sure there is a good reason as to why your order has not shipped.
Anyhoo, in going through my dad's belongings I have been sorting thru his CD collection and suprisingly found Varese's recording of The Last Of The Mohicans.
So I've added that to my collection along with Goldsmith's I.Q./Seconds from LaLaLand.
Yeah, but it updated on My Orders page for my last shipment. I didn't get the shipment confirmation e-mail until an entire day after I received my package.
According to SAE's Facebook profile, they just received an Italian shipment. Perhaps that includes your CD.
Posted 28 Oct 2009
Oooo! Most likely it does.
I ordered Ice Age 3, Da Vinci Code and Gods & Generals.
Every couple of months I have a sudden ethical spout, and look for any good deals on scores I don't technically own yet. I'm deliberating on Angels & Demons because the only track I routinely listen to is "Science and Religion", although since seeing the film I do enjoy the rest.
My current issue with buying music is that a lot of them (particularly from Varese) are only available either on CD for about £20 or can also be downloaded but for £8 or so. I think that's still too much for mp3s, particularly if it's a score that you don't listen to much, but still think the artist and label should receive something for.
Digital downloads enable you to only buy the good stuff. This may sound like a terribly broad definition, but i hardly need more than 3 or 4 cuts from most albums - and the mp3 era has teached me to be choosy, especially with soundtracks. So this means i seldom pay more than 3 or 4 € per score on iTunes or amazon.
Posted 31 Oct 2009
Finally got my SAE order containing Dark Of The Sun, Allonsanfan, and La Storia Vera Della Signora Dalle Camelie.
A nice surprise that made the last 8 hours of work seem less awful.
That's great news, Koray. I wondered why I heard birds singing this morning. I suppose that all is well with the world again.
After listening to some samples (and Mancini's Disaster Movie Suite), I have decided to purchase Earthquake (for about six Dollars).
I've been listening to Night Before Christmas for Halloween, as well as this fantastic suite I found done by a string quartet:
Surely a cassette?
Yes, the price for a CD is probably at least 20 times the cost (although there is one seemingly good deal for it on eBay.com right now).
You're better off just downloading it Nick.
Posted 1 Nov 2009
Received my copy of Baaria yesterday. I don't know about you guys, but Koray and I got a great deal on this album!
YOU got it? What the fuck?!
My original delivery estimate was the 27th-30th. But a couple days ago Amazon emailed me saying they had to delay my order. Now the estimate is like mid-November.
I personally would not be too worried about the delivery estimate. I noticed that Amazon.com has been extremely exaggerating estimated delivery dates as of recently, oftentimes estimating at least a month from the day one placed their order. It could be different in your case, however....
I placed the order for this awhile back, probably about a month. At first it was unavailable, then it said "usually ships in..." meaning they have it on order. The delivery estimate is most likely accurate because this CD is an import. I'm just confused because I know I placed my order before Joe, and he got his based on my first delivery estimate while it seems like I'm going to get mine on his. Joe, didn't you say over at FSM that for you it was November something?
Yeah, mine was the middle of November - I assumed you had already got yours because you DID order yours before me, that's how I found out about the deal!
This is weird. Well hopefully it doesn't get delayed again and I get it in November. In the meantime I will enjoy my SAE order.
Posted 3 Nov 2009
Received my copy of Horner's Extreme Close-Up today. I'm really happy with all the attention he's gotten this year.
Received Desplat's Fantastic Mr. Fox.
And I ordered The Beatles Remastered Stereo Box Set for the nice price of $150.
Posted 4 Nov 2009
Pre-ordered from SAE:
The Three Treasures - Akira Ifukube
Godzilla Perfect Box #5
Inspector Clouseau - Ken Thorne
Didn't indy4 really want Inspector Clouseau? Is that a new release?
I got the official score release of Killzone 2, by Joris De Man, on iTunes.
Yes it's Kritzerland's newest release and if so he'd better hurry because it's only 1000 copies.
Posted 6 Nov 2009
Nixon for a buck on eBay. Probably all it's worth...
Nixon is awesome!
Nixon is worth much more than that, it is an absolutely fantastic score.
A few tracks were alright, but it left me as cold as the film. I probably won't revisit this one too often.
Turbulent Years, Miami Convention, Meeting with Mao, Whittier, and the farewell scene are all highlights to me, but I love the whole thing.
Posted 7 Nov 2009
Nixon is indeed great.
And thanks to Koray's notification, I was able to preorder a copy of Inspector Closeau. What a great (and unexpected) release!
The Beatles Stereo Remastered Box Set
Posted 8 Nov 2009
Received Billion Dollar Brain/The Final Option today.
Posted 9 Nov 2009
Baaria - Ennio Morricone
Posted 10 Nov 2009
Gray Lady Down
A Christmas Carol
Posted 17 Nov 2009
Received my copy of The Big Sleep.
Mayuzumi's The Bible, finally. This has been an holy grail of mine for quite a long time now.
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