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    Knight of Ren reacted to Edmilson in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    I just spent yesterday the whole day listening to this. It's wonderful! I loved how many of the tracks are small scale, just gorgeous folksy writing for flutes, harp, fiddle, voices, sometimes a string section... And Beyond the Journe's End is a wonderful cue for full choir.
     
    In fact, disc 1 is so good that 2 underwhelms a bit in comparison, especially when there's a long stretch of comedic tracks in the middle... Still, there are some excellent material on 2 as well.
     
    So far my favorite score of the year.
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    Knight of Ren reacted to JNHFan2000 in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    Same here, scores are definitely better than the films they accompany. Still not Holkenborg's best work though, that remains in my opinion Alita and Sonic 1.
     
    But I agree with you that the scores are better in their quieter parts. Cues like Auguries Of Innocence are actually really great (shades of Many Mothers from Mad Max), but the action music has an everything and the kitchen sink feel without much difference between the cues.
     
    Still, for the films they accompany it's a solid effort.
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    Watched both films and listened to both albums and the overall feeling is the same for both. Some nice stuff hidden between some derivative stuff, which makes it seem like a waste of potential. I actually enjoyed the scores more than I enjoyed the films, and I feel that when Holkenborg is not just relying on his usual loud-action-drum stuff, the music it's actually pretty great.
     
    I love the vocal and emotional sections in both scores, and I like several of the themes that run across both albums, but I feel the action tends to be a bit too obnoxious at times, so these would greatly benefit from a shorter presentation highlighting only the best stuff. Even so, I feel Holkenborg is slowly growing as a composer, and if you enjoyed his score for Three Thousand Years of Longing, you'll also appreciate the softer and more emotional stuff in here!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in The Chronological Film Score Thread   
    Watched both Rebel Moon films so I thought I should share the chronological tracklist I assembled while watching:
     
    Part 1: A Child of Fire
     
    Part 2: The Scargiver
     
    The Rose Betts song it's actually used several times in different arrangements, but I placed it where it plays the version we hear on album.
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    Gorgeous score! Perfect blend of traditional orchestra with some oriental influences. Lovely and memorable main theme that gets developed extensively, alongside two other main themes, showcasing a strong and emotional narrative, that sounds more complex and mature than the film is scoring. Arturo Cardelús is a great composer and I hope this score allows him to be more recognized. If you enjoy this one, I also recommend his score for Buñuel en el Laberinto de las Tortugas, another fantastic score with a brilliant main theme!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from Jay in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    Gorgeous score! Perfect blend of traditional orchestra with some oriental influences. Lovely and memorable main theme that gets developed extensively, alongside two other main themes, showcasing a strong and emotional narrative, that sounds more complex and mature than the film is scoring. Arturo Cardelús is a great composer and I hope this score allows him to be more recognized. If you enjoy this one, I also recommend his score for Buñuel en el Laberinto de las Tortugas, another fantastic score with a brilliant main theme!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from Muad'Dib in The Official Anime Music Thread   
    Frieren's complete score is out! 2 and a half hours of awesome music. It's so great to hear many of the great tracks I've grown to love while watching the show. On a first listen I really enjoyed new tracks like Frieren the Slayer, Beyond the Journey's End, Great Mage Flamme and The Magic Within!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from enderdrag64 in The Official Anime Music Thread   
    I absolutely recommend the whole score for Demon Slayer. It's one of the best anime soundtracks I've heard, because the composer Go Shiina was allowed to score the show with a brand-new piece of music for each scene, in the traditional film scoring way, so he had to create many hours of new music for each season, all tied together by dozens of leitmotifs for each of the many different main characters. It's an astonishing job in my opinion!
     
    Here's the latest released track, from the end credits of the movie that is being released during this month in many countries, which mixes the opening song from S3 with several leitmotifs from across the show! 
     
     
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from Holko in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    Yes! Frieren is awesome. The score is both beautiful and exciting and even if the album is a bit too long, every track is worth listening. I love how well it balances the action cues (Zoltraak or Frieren the Slayer) with the cute comedy stuff and the more emotional cues, like Beyond the Journey's End which is one of the most beautiful tracks I've heard all year!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from enderdrag64 in The Official Anime Music Thread   
    Frieren's complete score is out! 2 and a half hours of awesome music. It's so great to hear many of the great tracks I've grown to love while watching the show. On a first listen I really enjoyed new tracks like Frieren the Slayer, Beyond the Journey's End, Great Mage Flamme and The Magic Within!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    Yes! Frieren is awesome. The score is both beautiful and exciting and even if the album is a bit too long, every track is worth listening. I love how well it balances the action cues (Zoltraak or Frieren the Slayer) with the cute comedy stuff and the more emotional cues, like Beyond the Journey's End which is one of the most beautiful tracks I've heard all year!
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    Knight of Ren reacted to JNHFan2000 in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    This is fabulous!
    Almost on par with Call's 23 Lords Of The Shogun. If you love big orchestrals scores, this is for you!
    Wonderful stuff.

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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from Stark in The Official Anime Music Thread   
    Frieren's complete score is out! 2 and a half hours of awesome music. It's so great to hear many of the great tracks I've grown to love while watching the show. On a first listen I really enjoyed new tracks like Frieren the Slayer, Beyond the Journey's End, Great Mage Flamme and The Magic Within!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from MaxMovieMan in The Official Anime Music Thread   
    Frieren's complete score is out! 2 and a half hours of awesome music. It's so great to hear many of the great tracks I've grown to love while watching the show. On a first listen I really enjoyed new tracks like Frieren the Slayer, Beyond the Journey's End, Great Mage Flamme and The Magic Within!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from Jay in The Official Anime Music Thread   
    Frieren's complete score is out! 2 and a half hours of awesome music. It's so great to hear many of the great tracks I've grown to love while watching the show. On a first listen I really enjoyed new tracks like Frieren the Slayer, Beyond the Journey's End, Great Mage Flamme and The Magic Within!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from Mr. Who in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    Yeah, Fallout is more thematically complex than it seems on a first listen, and hearing it in context made me appreciate it a lot more. Same thing happened with Three Body Problem. Both are really good scores that are better appreciated in context first. And there are a couple of memorable themes in both of those scores!
     
     
    Been meaning to listen to this, but the 9 hour presentation is a bit too much to get through. Will probably listen disc by disc when I have time, but if you manage to create a shorter presentation
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    Knight of Ren reacted to Jay in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    There's probably more than an hour of detours into dubstep and whatnot that can be culled right away to get down to under 8 hours
     
    For certain there are two stretched of the OST album you can listen to right now that flow great:
     
    -From the first track through "Junon - Fortified Metropolis" (about 1 hour, 40 minutes.... can shorten it by removing the two Queen's Blood tracks)
    -From "Listen To The Cries of the Planet" until the final track (also about 1 hour, 40 minutes...though honestly you could remove all the Sephiroth Reborn tracks).
     
    Both stretches would be a pretty good place to get started!
     
    The various Chocobo tracks throughout are charming and fun!
     
    Can't recommend any specific tracks otherwise yet because I kind of tried to listen to it as an album without paying too much attention to what tracks I was listening to for my first listen.
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from Taikomochi in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    Yeah, Fallout is more thematically complex than it seems on a first listen, and hearing it in context made me appreciate it a lot more. Same thing happened with Three Body Problem. Both are really good scores that are better appreciated in context first. And there are a couple of memorable themes in both of those scores!
     
     
    Been meaning to listen to this, but the 9 hour presentation is a bit too much to get through. Will probably listen disc by disc when I have time, but if you manage to create a shorter presentation
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from dyemery in Netflix's One Piece (Live Action 2023) - Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli   
    Yeah, I hope not. Trapanese is nice, but their style is much more unique and interesting, and I really hope they can expand on the themes and the soundscape they have created in this first season!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from dyemery in Netflix's One Piece (Live Action 2023) - Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli   
    Agree! For me the highlight of the show are the characters, especially the Straw Hats. I love their development and their interactions with each other, and truly shows that both the actors and the creators understand the characters very well. And on top of that, even if the first episode can feel a bit slow or uneven, the show is a lot of fun, with some great action sequences and an overall energetic sense of adventure! It's not without its flaws, but it's definitely worth a try!
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from Mr. Who in Hans Zimmer's DUNE PART TWO (2024)   
    2) I think that track was meant to be used during the action scene of Rabban Harkonnen's attack to the fremen, when they get scared and run off, since I think there's no music in that scene. Perhaps they felt it worked better without score, butfrom what I remember, it could fit in there.
     
    5) I noticed this as well while listening to the soundtrack again a few days ago. Particularly, in Harkonnen Arena, Feyd-Rautha's theme reminded me a lot of that Seduction theme, so I checked both Harkonnen Arena and Seduction back to back and it definitely feels like the same melody but with vastly different arrangements.
     
    Listen to 0:45 of Harkonnen Arena and then to 0:50 of Seduction.
     
    I also remember there were some unreleased variations on this idea.
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from Monoverantus in Hans Zimmer's DUNE PART TWO (2024)   
    2) I think that track was meant to be used during the action scene of Rabban Harkonnen's attack to the fremen, when they get scared and run off, since I think there's no music in that scene. Perhaps they felt it worked better without score, butfrom what I remember, it could fit in there.
     
    5) I noticed this as well while listening to the soundtrack again a few days ago. Particularly, in Harkonnen Arena, Feyd-Rautha's theme reminded me a lot of that Seduction theme, so I checked both Harkonnen Arena and Seduction back to back and it definitely feels like the same melody but with vastly different arrangements.
     
    Listen to 0:45 of Harkonnen Arena and then to 0:50 of Seduction.
     
    I also remember there were some unreleased variations on this idea.
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    Knight of Ren reacted to Jay in WESTWORLD (HBO TV)   
    New interview with Jonathan Nolan includes, among other things:
     
     Is there any possibility that Westworld‘s original planned ending will be dramatized in any form — whether as a graphic novel or a movie or anything? Do you still have hope for that?
    Yes, 100 percent. We’re completionists. It took me eight years and a change of director to get Interstellar made. We’d like to finish the story we started.
     
    How much did Warners taking the show off Max bother you? To not just cancel it but to remove it from the streaming service.
    Look, my career began on CBS [with Person of Interest]. The amount of people you can reach with a free, ad-supported service [like Roku and Tubi, which had Westworld last year] is vastly higher than with a subscription service. That part didn’t bother me. But in terms of finishing the story, you understand that you get the time that you get, sometimes it’s as much as you want, sometimes it’s not. I’m so fucking proud of what we made. It was an extraordinary experience. I think it would be a mistake to look back and only feel regret [over how it ended]. But there’s still very much a desire to finish it.
     
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-features/jonathan-nolan-interview-fallout-westworld-1235864206/
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    Knight of Ren got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in First Impressions: The SCORES of 2024   
    Yeah, it works great within the show which was quite entertaining. Nothing groundbreaking, but the music certainly elevates many of the more emotional scenes!
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