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In the end of the day film music isn't really a genre, it's a description.

 

Just because one loves John Williams or James Horner doesn't mean they have to love Hans Zimmer, or Jonannsson because they also work in film.

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The only thing more tiring than the Giacchino = next Williams discussions: we don't like non-orchestral, atmospheric film music discussions!

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Because it usually just resorts to bashing the "other" side. But it's actually a very valid topic.

There's no reason why someone who loves John Williams should love Johnny Greenwood. Just because they both do film music.

There are many that like both, and that's great. But it doesnt make the ones that don't wrong.

 

Group hug!

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6 hours ago, KK said:

 

He's been found lacking. Didn't you think his general sound was pretty limiting, KK?

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On 3/23/2017 at 4:42 PM, Stefancos said:

In the end of the day film music isn't really a genre, it's a description.

 

Just because one loves John Williams or James Horner doesn't mean they have to love Hans Zimmer, or Jonannsson because they also work in film.

 

Exactly.

 

I have a friend who's big in ambient music...Eno, Robert Fripp, Michael Brook, etc.  He really enjoys Jóhannsson and couldn't care less about the films his music is attached to. 

 

If you're not into electronic or ambient music you're probably not going to get much out of listening to these kind of scores on their own. But if you are, these kind of scores are welcome as works of art that have their own merits.

 

 

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On 3/23/2017 at 3:48 AM, Stefancos said:

Too much experimentation is risky, and jeopardizes the upcoming Blade Runner Cinematic Universe.

 

I'm sure Ridley will ask his old buddy Hans to oversee Jonhannsson's work. And make the necessary corrections. 

Heh. 

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I just stumbled onto this "remix" of some of Glass' Satyagraha. I'm really digging it!

 

Apparently there's a whole album of these kind of Glass "remixes" from various artists. Will have to check it out.

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39 minutes ago, KK said:

I just stumbled onto this "remix" of some of Glass' Satyagraha. I'm really digging it!

 

Apparently there's a whole album of these kind of Glass "remixes" from various artists. Will have to check it out.

 

Not Johannsson related, but one of my favorite projects of this kind was an album of remixes of a recording of Terry Riley's composition "In C".  I LOVE this one.

 

 

(if that is region blocked try this):

 

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Those 4 available samples are of previously written pieces from Johannsson's Orphée. The rest of the album, I presume, is original.

 

Here's hoping this one at least makes it to the finish line.

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Going to give Mandy a listen later today. Arrival was his most recent score I cared for and I have a feeling that this one won't be for me, but maybe it has at least one worthwhile track or something.

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Funny, somehow I was thinking of JJ today. Here's a guy who was asked to compose the score for the new Blade Runner movie, he gets rejected, and then he dies ...

 

 

I still want to hear what he came up with.

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