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#1 Mr. Breathmask

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:14 PM

Continuation of this thread.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:10 PM

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...

-MotorCity Triptych
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 :P
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:00 AM

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.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:14 PM

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.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:18 PM

Sometimes SAE will ship your order and not update it until the day you receive the order.


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.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:42 PM

According to SAE's Facebook profile, they just received an Italian shipment. Perhaps that includes your CD.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:39 AM

According to SAE's Facebook profile, they just received an Italian shipment. Perhaps that includes your CD.

Oooo! Most likely it does.
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:14 PM

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.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:10 PM

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.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:41 AM

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.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:46 PM

That's great news, Koray. I wondered why I heard birds singing this morning. I suppose that all is well with the world again.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:15 PM

After listening to some samples (and Mancini's Disaster Movie Suite), I have decided to purchase Earthquake (for about six Dollars).
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:40 PM

I've been listening to Night Before Christmas for Halloween, as well as this fantastic suite I found done by a string quartet:


Do you like John Williams? His early work was a little too jazzy for my taste, but when Jaws came out in '75 I really think he came into his own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and an air of consummate professionalism that really gives the pieces a big boost. He's been compared to Jerry Goldsmith but I think John has a far more leitmotif-driven style of composing. In '82 John composed this, E.T., his most accomplished album to date. I think his undisputed masterpiece is "The Magic of Halloween", a theme so catchy most people don't listen to what it means. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of childhood and the importance of friendship, it's also a personal statement about the man himself. Hey Paul!
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:48 PM

After listening to some samples (and Mancini's Disaster Movie Suite), I have decided to purchase Earthquake (for about six Dollars).

Surely a cassette?
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:08 PM

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).
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 11:27 PM

A... cassette?

You're better off just downloading it Nick.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 03:13 AM

Received my copy of Baaria yesterday. I don't know about you guys, but Koray and I got a great deal on this album!

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:32 AM

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.
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:47 AM

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....
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:54 AM

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?
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 04:13 PM

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!

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:26 PM

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.
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:59 PM

Received my copy of Horner's Extreme Close-Up today. I'm really happy with all the attention he's gotten this year.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:12 PM

Received Desplat's Fantastic Mr. Fox.

And I ordered The Beatles Remastered Stereo Box Set for the nice price of $150.
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Posted 04 November 2009 - 08:20 PM

Pre-ordered from SAE:


The Three Treasures - Akira Ifukube

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Inspector Clouseau - Ken Thorne

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:41 PM

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.
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Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:56 PM

Yes it's Kritzerland's newest release and if so he'd better hurry because it's only 1000 copies.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:20 AM

Nixon for a buck on eBay. Probably all it's worth...

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:13 AM

Nixon for a buck on eBay. Probably all it's worth...



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Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:13 AM

Nixon is worth much more than that, it is an absolutely fantastic score.
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:16 PM

A few tracks were alright, but it left me as cold as the film. I probably won't revisit this one too often.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:40 PM

Turbulent Years, Miami Convention, Meeting with Mao, Whittier, and the farewell scene are all highlights to me, but I love the whole thing.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 03:16 AM

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!
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:42 PM

The Beatles Stereo Remastered Box Set

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 02:58 AM

Received Billion Dollar Brain/The Final Option today.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 06:13 PM

Baaria - Ennio Morricone
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:07 AM

Gray Lady Down


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Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:22 AM

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:22 AM

Received my copy of The Big Sleep.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 04:09 AM

Mayuzumi's The Bible, finally. This has been an holy grail of mine for quite a long time now.
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