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Richard Penna

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  1. Oh yeah, forgot about those. Anyway, The Axiom, Define Dancing, and a lot of music from towards the end, are the highlights, I'd say.
  2. From an ebay screenshot, looks like the FYC has a handful fewer tracks than the OST, so probably yes. It's a very fragmented listen.
  3. Don't worry - none of those! I just failed to remember when it was - I'd thought about coming along. Was still at the tail end of working at 6pm so I wasn't checking JWFan as much as I might have been. I'd also got it into my head you'd organised it for a Saturday, or something - probably a better day. We hold a family Zoom at 7pm every week, and the timing is to make it easier for my brother who lives in San Francisco.
  4. Passengers has a handful of highlights, but they're surrounded by a somewhat average score which functions well in the film (which I enjoyed), but not so much on its own. I adore the highlights in 1917, but I'd say that the action material is very much on the generic side, with only Sixteen Hundred Men really feeling to me like it does something special, once it's escaped from its Thin Red Line temping.
  5. I have no idea how to categorise the non-soundtrack artists I listen to, but I have anything from a few albums to a full discography from the following: Lana Del Rey Of Monsters and Men Imagine Dragons Ruelle Lorde Mimi Page I also like a lot of Ludovico Einaudi's material too. The vast majority of my music is instrumental.
  6. Why? It's a slightly flawed release, but I'm glad it happened. I'm more disappointed in their Mummy Returns expansion, due to the apparently lousy recording of the final battle.
  7. Yes, 'sample' is the key word for me. Spotify really exists as a way for me to decide whether I like something enough to buy it. It's not even because of the pennies they give to artists (although that is a factor), but that I need to own my music on my own hard drive. I would never, ever maintain my music collection only on a streaming platform.
  8. No it's fair enough, and not always easy to understand. I'm fairly sure that the only thing that could get JWFan in trouble would be hosting copyrighted materials directly on our server, and making it available. Spotify is right at the 'correct' end of the spectrum - it's a legal streaming service, regardless of how you access it.
  9. It's really only YouTube which has any significant copyright 'police', and they just punish the uploader if they take something down. Even if someone embedded the entire JW discography here, the worst that would happen is that someone noticed, reported it, and the uploader's account closed, leaving a lot of dead links here. (I mean, if JWFan were the uploader, things could get messy... but you get the idea - we're just viewing something available on public Internet)
  10. There's nothing 'grey' or ambiguous about Spotify. You either pay to listen, or listen for free, but get ads between tracks. Not sure how embedded players work, but that's their problem to handle. Either way it's completely legal.
  11. It would seem we disagree on Horner's Magnificent Seven, @Thor - I saw the movie a few years ago and really liked it, and bought the score immediately after. I suspect what we're hearing is mostly Simon Franglen using Horner's ideas, but it still sounds very much Horner. The main theme I'd say isn't his best, but I find the action fun, and some very evocative underscore.
  12. Got bored this evening and thought I'd start using my Disney+ again, so I picked Frozen. Pretty good - standard Disney fare, but nothing very special really. I rather liked For The First Time In Forever, and Let It Go is a perfectly nice song, although I'm not sure it has that much going for it aside from the moderately memorable chorus. Beck's score was rather good, particularly in the later action sequences - one from which to pick a few selections.
  13. I do rather like owning CDs - I suppose mainly because it means I physically own the music, and I do like nicely composed cover art, but you get that with a digital download. If score releases ever become digital-only - fine by me. I already buy most major scores digitally, and when I got Dragon's Domain's release of Space Odyssey and it came with a download, I didn't really feel like I needed the CD copy.
  14. Not suggesting that; merely that cues that sound uninteresting on their own often open up when you view them in context. If Thor doesn't want to do that - no problems
  15. Do you not have the slightest desire to watch the film and see how the score works? I've had so many instances where a score did little for me, then I saw certain scenes and the music came alive.
  16. Unfortunately my primary wishes are somewhat the least likely at the moment: Last Crusade, and RotS I wouldn't say I love either one, but I'd certainly like the complete scores in order to form a better album.
  17. Yes, I'd prefer a new showrunner, but this isn't at all surprising. it seems to be almost tradition now that each actor does 3 series. Thing is, Tennant's era seemed to go on forever, in a good way, as he was a fantastic Doctor. Whittaker seems to have been around for 5 minutes.
  18. Interesting... I really like Dime Mountain. Plenty of tension and interesting orchestration for me. Sometimes JNH's suspense scoring is really boring, and sometimes it's engaging - this happens to be the latter case for me. The film doesn't show on Netflix for me yet, but when it does, I'm really looking forward to seeing it.
  19. I've rather enjoyed Akinola's take, but it is a very different style, and not for everyone. I'm often in the mood for somehat abstract electronic music, plus, in what is probably a minority view, I was starting to tire very slightly of Gold's occasionally OTT full orchestra style. Very little of what he did for series 9 and 10 interested me, whereas the series 11 album felt like a bit of fresh air. I actually would love a complete release of Rosa, of which I made rips before the album release. RotD had good moments here and there - it may be that it doesn't fully warran
  20. I started watching this the other day, but it completely failed to hook me. Like Thor, it does in theory have all the ingredients for me to be interested, but when it keeps wandering between Clooney's scenes and others, it lost me. I couldn't tell you what was going on with the storyline with the English woman. Desplat's music was rather good, although he seems to have shifted tracks all out of order.
  21. Indeed. You should see my 'rips' folder - multiple versions of everything, even when it's been superseded. I can't explain why
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