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Everything posted by Arpy

  1. I thought the first two episodes were quite aimless and ended as if we're meant to feel some sense of wanting to see more. The music is alright, it's definitely more sound design and further away from the Williams' sound than the other composers, and the production design is very retro Star Wars - keeping the same feel as Rogue One. The CSA or whatever they are seem redundant when you have billions of Stormtroopers - and their uniforms remind me of the orange tips toy guns are painted with to signify they're toys:
  2. This reaction on this forum is very typical; some have set up the idea of the score in their minds before going into which will undoubtedly affect how they receive it once it's out.
  3. I would say after listening to Bear's scores for other TV series, like Outlander and The Walking Dead, he's particularly good at textural work - which is promising for Rings. Clearly, there's been some attempt to evoke Shore's approach in the two tracks that were released, but I'm still reeling that Shore didn't get to write for the series or provide more themes. I don't think we've heard a TV score as richly thematic as what he could've provided. I wonder if Shore wanted to do more, but out of the tremendous costs to the rest of the show, they relegated him to the single theme.
  4. People still don't understand why I listen to this 'noise' and as much as film scores have shifted somewhat in terms of becoming more popular, I still think it's considered by many people to be a novelty more than an actual genre of music one can listen to. It's sad.
  5. It sounds like it took inspiration from Ragnarok. I saw the film the other day and the score really isn't a big part of the film. Two themes stuck out - the two-part main theme and the theme for Gorr and his daughter. The rest was either underscore or just not prominent enough to be interesting on its own or with the film.
  6. I don't understand why people don't wait until we have more information on the set before going off the rails and nixing it altogether. If this set has something extra on the 2016 release, I'll consider picking it up, but for the time being I'm just glad that it's back in print and people who missed out will be able to pick it up!
  7. The first film's story was quite simple, three witches are brought back on Halloween and the main characters must stop them. I'm hoping this film doesn't try and needlessly complicate things. There's a line in the trailer that has me thinking they're going to have more witches in the present day? I wonder if the Sisters' house is still there, or if they're going to say it was bulldozed to make way for new developments fifteen years ago?
  8. Don't forget J.J. Abrams. JWFans' favourite punching bag. Most retail entertainment stores sell CDs, I'm surprised you never encountered them!
  9. Do they still make DiamondFires?
  10. Doctor Who (2005-) has an abundance of great music that will probably never see the light of day outside of their episodes.
  11. He looked older, even under the prosthetics! I wanted him to say 'Gooooood!' at the end. This finale was actually pretty good, a few emotional moments too. Obi-Wan telling Leia about her parents was a nice little moment I had hoped they would touch upon after the episode earlier in the season. The score seemed more orchestral, possibly more of Ross's writing or perhaps it was Hoult? Who knows?
  12. Vader holding the ship back was perhaps the worst offender in this show, with CGI somehow worse than the Prequels. Just bizarre all-round.
  13. This show looks like a cheap fan film, and that's unfair to fan films; one prop on Kenobi is worth more the budget of an entire fan film. The constant use of shaky cam highlights actors in costumes in a way that cheapens everything. It's so off-putting that it brings down every good aspect of the show - and don't get me wrong, there are quite a few! Ewan McGregor and Ingram Moses are great and after a while I even grew to love Leia. The score is so disparate too, half is obviously William Ross working with Williams' theme and the other half (Holt's stuff) is really incongruent with the Williams/Ross material.
  14. I don't think so. What Giacchino delivered suited the film well, it cast the right tone, hit the right emotional points and had a strong main theme.
  15. This score seems to share DNA with Tomorrowland which is nice. Anyone know if a CD is being released?
  16. This whole thing is fucked. Seriously, if they're going to bother with a CD release at least they should try and include what they can. Once again, all the attention goes to bloody vinyl.
  17. In Contempt of Delacourt has some nice shades of The Lost World, it's just a shame that it was buried under loud, obnoxious sound effects.
  18. Your posts seem to be getting simpler and simpler and simpler.
  19. There's anime scores that have an energy, inventiveness and liveliness to them that western television scores sorely lack and I blame the Zimmerites for this downfall.
  20. It's not too long if you have the choice to skip, remove and create your own listening experience without needing a professional editing suite. Some scores have a better narrative structure that you can listen to them from start to finish in complete form, others not so much and that's all down to the film's narrative too. It really boils down to what I've said all along: I'd rather have more music now than wait twenty years, complaining on a forum for some speciality label to produce it.
  21. Just caught the latest ep, perhaps they wanted to have the shock in the silence as Vader approaches, but the absence of the imperial March, or even a hint of Battle of the Heroes is a sin against Star Wars and all human kind.
  22. I wonder if Williams told them to get fucked if they want to use his themes. He's like: I wrote you a damn Obi-Wan theme, you ingrates but don't you DARE touch my precious Leia and Vader themes AND ESPECIALLY NOT that Mustafar motif!'
  23. For those disappointed - yes, in terms of musical continuity, they dropped the ball. However, I can totally see this a studio thing and Holt is simply filling in the gaps as per directions. No one at the studios knows Williams' scores intimately enough to ask her to include themes for characters like Qui Gon or the little motif for Mustafar. They just don't care and neither do a huge swathe of the audience.
  24. @TydiriumI would say the music was scoring the drama of the scenes that took place on those planets, not so much the textures like Shore did for LotR. Mystery and intrigue for the creation of the Clone Army on Kamino, and pounding drum fanfares for the events that surround the duel on Mustafar. Williams'music for Tatooine was really only explored in TPM and ANH that you could say was scoring the feel of the planet.
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