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  1. I finally will watch this.
    5 points
  2. Having watched Chapter 9 this evening, I have A LOT to say about the score as heard in episode. First off, I'm going to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but I will be discussing the music in relation to the show in some detail so if you haven't seen it yet you may want to bookmark this for later. I will say that this episode was a fun season opener! Anyways, what with all the worry and disappointment earlier today regarding an album (specifically the lack thereof), I'm trying to reason as best as can the cause for going this route, as well as what a release might end up looking like (fingers crossed for as much as possible, but I'm trying to look at this through a realistic lens). For one, this episode is scored in a very unique way: relatively equal parts new music and tracked Season 1 excerpts. Fortunately for the needledrops, they're generally well-placed, and the trained ear will be able to pick up on the production elements Goransson added to touch these cues up, which I can really appreciate. In addition to that, many said cues work their way into fresh material, so it's quite clear a lot of effort went into blending what they had with what they could manage to record in a way that was well-executed, musically consistent, and free from a cheap feeling. Some pre-existing elements that work their way into the show include, but may not be limited to: - the plunky echo sound from Chapter 3's Second Thoughts - the muted trumpets from Chapter 5's Raiders - a statement of the Razor Crest theme that could easily have been tracked in, touched up with synths - the walking music from the second half of Chapter 7's The Standoff - interspersed statements of the recorder theme, which could still technically be new recordings - the opening minute or so of Chapter 2's Celebration - various drum patterns from Chapter 1, 2, etc. - solo electric guitar version of the riff from Chapter 8's A Thousand Tears, speeded up with added percussion and synths for a fight scene Looking at that list now, that seems like quite a bit, but I never really got the feeling of copy-paste on many of these because of the very slight technical additions. That being said, there's still loads of great new music in here! This is where some mild general spoilers may appear, so while I am careful and considerate, it's fair game. New stuff includes: - opening scene: a hip-hop cue under two minutes in length, with the recorder riff played on electric guitar and a very prevalent bass beat. - a wacky source cue follows- it's kind of hard to describe what's really going on with it. - the western motif working towards the title card, punctuated by a brass version of the skeletal riff in five note stabs that is oh so cool - big setpiece comes early on for a travelling montage: it's a new string-based theme that could go any way at this point, as it could easily be a smashing one-off tune or one that is only at the start of its development (it's certainly becoming of a lot of neat variations!). Goes into a very Morricone guitar take on the new theme. - introducing a new character, fairly non-descript but highly interesting sounds are employed: a take on the Season 1 flashback drums and a familiar "guess the strange woodwind" moment - next travelling scene is yet another really fun and very different take on the new theme, more so riffing around it rather than stating it outright. - nostalgic recorders and shaking percussion, followed with the strings playing to the drama with a big two note suspense idea as a character tells a story. Jawa theme gets a brief cameo in this sequence, and the character and introduction and dramatic string reprise. - recorder riff underscores a speech from Mando, and leads into a preparation sequence, which gets a myriad of processed strings and solo winds, intermixed with electronics. This is yet another part of the episode where the score is at the forefront, and it's quite an awesome moment over all. - next walking sequence gets a Lawrence of Arabia-esque take on the recorder riff, yet another awesome new moment where the score is front and centre. The climax is where the mix between tracking and new music is most apparent, with several examples listed above (mainly from Chapter 2), appearing as mentioned. There's still plenty of string and electronic interplay that crops up for the first time to underscore these scenes. The credits play out the exact same way as the first season. In conclusion, the cues I'd most want to hear make it to a release are: - the opening hip hop cue (nice intro cue) - the western motif with brass outline (badass rendition) - the travelling setpiece with new theme (the big one) - second travelling setpiece, shorter but expansive in nature - the story flashback sequence (interesting idea and some callbacks) - preparation sequence (big score moment) - travelling to final confrontation sequence ("Arabian" strings) Here's my attempt to isolate the 5 cues I highlighted above. SFX are obviously still present: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15HO0z-sqlJU07G5IAe6FRxUVsT6zbfbb?usp=sharing I can understand how weekly releases are not the way Disney is going with this, but I'd certainly hope for at the very least the digital equivalent of two CDs length of music. Thinking about the long releases many TV scores of lower popularity have received recently (His Dark Materials, The Witcher), I'd hope something comparable is on the way for a truly worthy show. What I'd really like right now is a confirmation! Anyways... ...check out Ludwig Goransson conducting the theme from The Mandalorian just a few moments ago at the virtual premiere!
    3 points
  3. Um, I take dates to JW concerts. Does that count?
    3 points
  4. Hello There, some of you maybe know my youtube channel martyprod2 where i posted around 80 Tv pro video of john wlliams conducting all kind of stuff, including his own music (or not). Some parts of my collections come from myself, and some from someone very nice from here.. I Just started to remaster each video one by one in Full HD, Widescreen, pictures improved upscaled and cleaned, colors eventually reworked and a bit of new color gradding, and sound normalized (my hearing illness actually forbidd me to do more than that for now). I take this opportunity to post the stuff that i have in my collection and didn't posted yet, like this one, and which is the first one to be remastered. For the videos already posted, for the ones with few comments, i'll erase them and they will be replaced by their remastered version, and for the ones who have lot of comments, i'll let them online and will post the remastered version next to it. I'll post more soon, but it take a long time
    2 points
  5. I enjoyed the new episode but I do think it went too far with the quasi-deep cut references. Seeing is probably what solidified that feeling for me. That being said, there was one super subtle reference that I loved, and that I haven't seen discussed:
    2 points
  6. Damn , to me he was the only "real" James Bond
    2 points
  7. I just rewatched the episode, and now I have a better idea of what is new and what is tracked, and I would say that there are at least four or five cues of completely new music that would be worth having in a small album. Too bad they won't be doing those releases this time About the themes, I think I identified two new ones. The description maybe kind of a spoiler: And I think the tracked music is most noticeable in the final standoff with lots of segments from episode 2 and Spirit of the Woods from Episode 4. I hope that, when they do a release, it has almost all of the new cues (like the travelling music or the flashback sequence), and I also hope it happen before the season ends, because I cannot wait to hear some of this pieces outside the episode
    2 points
  8. Not everyone on this earth can say of himself that he declined offers for playing a role in The Silence of the Lambs, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones.
    2 points
  9. They very likely had the multitracks they used in 97 (also badly), they just decided to badly downmix the live LCR mix also contained on those instead of doing a proper mix because they're lazy bastards. Those tapes have plenty to give. Stop that defeatist horseshit.
    2 points
  10. Strange that the info blurb on Intrada's site doesn't even list a producer.
    2 points
  11. That's a very Austrian thing to say.
    2 points
  12. Powell was my wingman. My first girlfriend was feeling out the HTTYD theme on the piano when I spotted it, pointed it out and we became inseparable for 2 years or so. She was a massive Giacchino fan though. Perhaps I should have seen the signs of doom...
    2 points
  13. Good starting episode! Now I can die happy knowing that Banthas get their teeth brushed by tuskan raiders 😂
    2 points
  14. I think the biggest red flag is if you mention you like film scores and they say “Oh! Like Hans Zimmer?”
    2 points
  15. For my taste too many reference to old stuff. Too much mentioning of womprats. And, come on, the music at the arrival on Tatooine was really crap. I am absolutely not fine with the soundtrack of the show.
    1 point
  16. Just finished listening to Spider. What a dour piece of music, very unattractive. It's so, I dunno, sparse...did HS only have a pencil with one millimetre of lead left in it to compose this score? Gah.
    1 point
  17. For me, the best ever performance from Connery was in The Name of the Rose. Karol
    1 point
  18. Faleel

    The NINTENDO Thread

    I will await your inevitable announcement that you have done just that!
    1 point
  19. Switching to "source" eliminates this bug.
    1 point
  20. Jay

    RIP Sean Connery (1930 - 2020).

    Using the dark theme can reveal which posters type things from memory vs pasting them in. Check out the song lyrics thread for a great example of this!
    1 point
  21. It was a quote from KOTCS, when Indy is contemplating Henry's death.
    1 point
  22. He sure did like round numbers.
    1 point
  23. It's been a while since I listened to some good John Williams. The best of the best! Star Wars '77 (2018 OST demastered edition) Schindler's List (anniversary edition) Raiders of The Lost Ark (OST) The Witches of Eastwick (OST) Harry Potter Year One (expanded) A.I. Artificial Intelligence (expanded) Superman (remastered OST) CE3K (Remastered OST + disco track!) Jaws (remastered OST) E.T. (remastered OST)
    1 point
  24. 1 point
  25. Not to make you jealous but "Mine Mission" in concert at Film Fest Ghent did indeed sound terrific. Very happy that this piece in particular was performed.
    1 point
  26. Oh I understand the apprehension to these fixes. I’ve been doing audio work professionally for many years, including music editing work, so I get it. I cringe at those things too. There’s tons of bad edits out there, but I’ve heard some good ones too. When I “fix” something, even as small as something like this, I pay it as much attention as I do in my professional work when I go through that process. I don’t want to toot my own horn, but if the edit isn’t possible to do good enough that I can eventually fool myself, then I won’t even try it. But I can do good edits when it’s possible to do so. It’s my job. Regardless, I hear what your saying. I do find, for me personally, that even after I’ve worked with it and know the edit, it does eventually blend away for me. I still keep the error versions around, and honestly, with a few exceptions, I end up coming back around to the official releases when I listen most of the time. I have my edits, but they’re mostly for educational purposes or, yes, that twinge of perfectionism in me to just have whatever version. For me, if the error isn’t supposed to there, then I prefer to have the cue the way it was originally intended / recorded and used in the film sans error. But there are some cases where these things just happen and are even in the film. Sorcerers Stone comes to mind. And now this one too. In that case, if there is no version without the error that ever existed, then it’s just a part of the music now. Long way of saying, I hate bad edits too, and I see where you’re coming from. I just disagree depending on the context. Lol.
    1 point
  27. It's not something you can't do (the fix) but over the years, i heard so many 'fixes' by amateur audio editors that were fucking horrible, so my personal take is to take it easy. The illusion of perfection remains an illusion, anyway. The catch with mistakes as this is that you can't really unhear them: once you fix it you will always know when the cue is on. So whenever i hear the often glaring segue problems in ESB (lp edit) or the channel dropout in Secret of NIMH's long action cue, i just smile.
    1 point
  28. Is this a regular occurrence? I find it to be quite rare personally. I can only think of maybe 3 issues I've encountered off the top of my head in all the expansions I've bought in the last 10 years.
    1 point
  29. This is why I generally avoid remastered expandeds these days.
    1 point
  30. Here is a post by RF on FSM back in May 2020 regarding the status of 'Willow'. https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=2&threadID=140317&archive=0
    1 point
  31. BRAND NEW EPISODE! 2020 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL http://www.cinematicsound.net/2020-halloween-special/ We have another outstanding line-up of scary scores to play for you this year; new and old including selections from THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (Davis), THE EMPTY MAN (Young), SCARY MOVIE (Kitay), I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (Debney), RAWHEAD REX (Towns), VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (Carpenter/Davis), THE HAUNTING (Searle), HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (Schurmann) and THE MEDUSA TOUCH (Lewis) ----- Other shows you might have missed OBSCURE SCORES HALLOWEEN SPECIAL http://www.cinematicsound.net/obscure-scores-episode-six/ SOUNDTRACK ALLEY: SNEAKERS http://www.cinematicsound.net/soundtrack-alley-sneakers/ THE ARCHIVE WITH JASON DRURY - EPISODE 25 PART 2 http://www.cinematicsound.net/the-archive-with-jason-drury-episode-25-part-2/ THE ARCHIVE WITH JASON DRURY - EPISODE 25 PART 1 http://www.cinematicsound.net/the-archive-with-jason-drury-episode-25-part-1/ INTERVIEW WITH SIMON TAUFIQUE http://www.cinematicsound.net/interview-with-simon-taufique/ ----- APPLE https://apple.co/2YMYnMN MERCH STORE https://www.teepublic.com/stores/cinematic-sound-radio Enjoy! -Erik-
    1 point
  32. Beautiful! Thanks Frank😊 The 007 Custom Covers Collection ( originals can be found here or at FSM) Thanks to all who contributed the art work! [I posted this the day before Sean passed away!😥]
    1 point
  33. Oh yes, definitely. Our first argument was about how much of CoS he actually wrote. She maintains to this day that WR composed it all.
    1 point
  34. It turns out this score was actually recorded LAST FALL! Also, the film opens next week No word on a score album
    1 point
  35. http://www.btlnews.com/composers/michael-giacchino-travelogue-vol-1/
    1 point
  36. This is your fault! They saw you guys making playlists and edits and it gave them an idea!
    1 point
  37. Taikomochi

    Is John Williams a thief?

    Would be genuinely interested in a video like this that wasn’t just Star Wars (and briefly Jaws). That covers such a small amount of his work. It’s always fucking Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars. Find something else to critique, for fuck’s sake. I’m sure there’s plenty of other music in Williams’ oeuvre that borrows. I’d rather hear about that.
    1 point
  38. I evangelize about John Williams almost every time I have an extensive conversation with someone. And I wonder why I have trouble getting dates.....
    1 point
  39. Red Planet is an interesting track title!
    1 point
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