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  1. On 10/5/2020 at 4:08 PM, Jay said:

    I had an idle thought this morning about how massively different the reaction to Intrada's War of the Worlds expansion would have been if there had been no recording session leak and no sheet music leak.


    To only learn now that the ending was revised 4 times, that there are 2 different prologues and epilogues, that the Entrance to Boston had 2 different inserts, that 3 OST track had music written especially for it in them, etc....


    As cool as it's been to have all this knowledge and have all this music clean already for the past decade, it does make these specialty label expansions less special in a way.


    As the leaks completely passed me by and I didn't dive into this score much before now, all of that, and the older discussion in this thread, is very fascinating to read and discover :)

  2. Regarding Voyeur, Schyman has a suite (with sheet music!) on youtube: 

    The description sheds some light on the circumstances of its creation, so I guess the questions are "do interactive movies count as a games?" (whole other can of worms) and whether the ensemble size matters...

  3. On 7/29/2020 at 7:14 AM, HunterTech said:

    So unless there's some forgotten game that has it, Gia could very well claim that particular title.


    That would be Garry Schyman's Voyeur for the CD-i from 1993, which according to the composer was recorded with a small orchestra.

  4. 1 hour ago, Richard Penna said:

    But, as mentioned in one of the YT comments, those Mario effects and theme are way OTT. Maybe they're trying to show what's going on inside Aaron Paul's head, but it feels wrong for the scene.


    This might be comparison bias with the episode as aired, but I thought the concept stated at its beginning - that the drug would totally flash the user - was played much too subtle, so this was actually much more in keeping with the supposed premise.

  5. I like it - it brilliantly plays with the concept of genre perception distortion and IMHO takes the weakness of the scene (as elaborated above: too little genuine tension for a supposedly dramatic chase) and full-on acknowledges it by turning it into "it's like a game". The mix between the chiptune/rock/orchestra hybrid elements sounds very well done, too.

  6. On 5/15/2020 at 9:29 AM, Laserschwert said:

    I wish they wouldn't waste their time with Mario music though. "Sam & Max Hit the Road" would make for a great live-recorded jazz soundtrack.


    Why not both? I'd hope they make more if this sells well.

  7. Here's also a small look behind the scenes:


    This album is a great listen! Materia Collective is putting out awesome VGM arrangements time and again (like the fully orchestral "Hero of Time" OoT concept album a few years back).

  8. 1 hour ago, DrTenma said:

    Isn't it similar of what Lucas did in the prequels? There's a lot of micro-editing, tracked music (with weird decisions: I still can't understand why Lucas thought reprising the area music during Anakin's march to the Jedi temple was a good idea, or even an ok idea), etc. 

    That is actually a rare case that I don't mind so much, because the cue was dialled out of the original arena scene and so was used for the first time in the temple scene.

    What's bad about it is the fact it's repeated twice in a very noticeable way...

  9. 1 hour ago, Gurkensalat said:

    Doesn't the Philharmoniker use this quite often? I seem to remember several video recordings with it. The idea behind it is the make the violas more prominent, since they are in danger of being overwhelmed by the other instruments. 


    That's interesting, because I've heard the exact opposite reasoning - that the cellos project better towards the audience when they sit in the middle (good when they have a lot of melodic lines), and thus someone else has to sit on the outside. Whether that's the violas or second violins will then depend on the preference for having antiphonal vs homogeneous violins.


    Which one's true, no idea - depends on the hall, maybe.

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