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  1. Beautiful piece! Love the classical feel to it, and the woodwinds especially sound gorgeous!
  2. Yeah, I definitely need to do that more with Young's work. I did do a new variant of the Venom theme when he's backed into the wires, but I haven't really extended his work besides the boss music which is also combining Kevin Manthei's original work for the boss fight. I did have some fun with new variants of Elfman's Spider-Man theme for the free roam suite, but I'd definitely like to do more with Christopher Young's Venom theme, especially for the Venom-centric missions. Never thought of showing any of this to Young himself, as I assume most composers don't like their work being used without the rights, or them getting any royalties, but if he's alright with this kind of stuff, I'd be more than happy to show him through Twitter or something!
  3. Been having fun composing Raimi-style Spider-Man music over my favorite Spider-Man game lately: Created a loop for the tutorial boss fight: And made a full version for the end boss fight which I might turn into a synthesia video at some point: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hhcAqkBuDNAwrmaqKqEf1R-v-x86xWtw/view?usp=sharing Also composed a web-swinging suite for the open world part with Elfman's theme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N-uam3x38qn0mXE1LJHNSPWTV-rE_LyO/view?usp=sharing
  4. Finally have a reason to post again! Wonderful work on these first 2 cues! I'm incredibly impressed at how realistic you guys' MIDI work sounds now! The celeste in particular sounds flawless at this point, straight out of the movies. Really surprising and interesting thematic choices for these scenes, and I too am surprised how well you differentiated yourselves from Desplat's opening cue. The ending of the first Voldemort scene was pitch perfect as well! Easily one of the best uses of Voldemort's themes. I greatly anticipate the first appearance of the Order theme in your next cue!
  5. The worst sin of the sequel trilogy is that I genuinely cannot enjoy John Williams' scores. All of the misquoting of Luke's theme (I'm never calling it the Star Wars theme), the constant use of the force theme, and the mess that is the temp tracking, music editing, and scrambled thematic material make them absolutely unbearable to listen to. Not to mention the only new themes that capture my attention are Rey's theme, The Starkiller, and I was going to list a third theme but I completely blanked because the new material is just that uninteresting. Kylo's theme is so short and derivative I can't get any enjoyment in the way Williams uses it, the Resistance theme is quite frankly too cheesy for me, and the rest I can't even remember the melodies to so they're not even worth mentioning. It's clear to me in listening to the sequel trilogy's music that Williams was done with Star Wars after the prequels. I hate the prequels more than the sequels, but I remember almost every single solitary note from Revenge of the Sith, but I could not tell you any moments post The Force Awakens musically that stood out. Episode 3 was a perfect finale score for the franchise, even leading in beautifully into the original trilogy with Leia's theme and "The Throne Room" reprises being the perfect send-offs not only for the prequels, but Star Wars as a whole. I don't even remember if Williams did anything special for the End Credits for The Rise of Skywalker. Rian Johnsons' not doing another Star Wars trilogy? Alright. The franchise's soul has been gone from every film release post 1983 so he sure as shit wasn't going to change that considering how The Last Jedi turned out. Hopefully some of the new Star Wars games can breathe life into the franchise again just like they have since Star Wars Galaxies. Jedi: Fallen Order came close so I have far more hope for that medium than any other.
  6. Oh, hey! Well there's one thing your restoration has over the "Revenge" edition, in that you actually included the Victory Celebration ending (which has always been my by far preferred version of the ending track and is still on my playlist because of it!) As stated before your version definitely sounds better than all of the muddy recordings before, and your versions of "Funeral Pyre (Original)" and "Death of Yoda" are still on my playlists whenever I revisit Jedi's score. I'm glad to hear you improved things for ESB. Plus I've never done a restoration before so I can't really criticize you too much anyway lol.
  7. I'm pretty sure it is, yes. I don't listen to it anymore, as I realized in an effort to add clarity, he took out almost all of the bass, but I still have a soft spot for it because it allowed me to hear some of the smaller details like the harp sections. Nowadays I usually listen to the "Revenge Restoration Edition" of Return of the Jedi that I found online, as it feels far more like a proper remaster while not having too much treble, being too muddy, or too compressed.
  8. Yeah, they are there, but unfortunately most versions have them sounding fairly muddy and practically inaudible. I first realized they were there because someone gave me a version where they increased the treble in an attempt to get a clearer sound with Return of the Jedi's score. The harps are very audible and start at 1:38 in this mix. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BkXJVDr1142VVrUfyyu6YgIa7ROkvYXz/view?usp=sharing
  9. It's a shame he was rejected and didn't get to work with Howard Shore, that was great stuff! I liked how much thought he put into it, and how he wanted it to fit in with the previously established musical world. The only issue is his work representing the last alliance really can't compare to the Fellowship of the Ring prologue.
  10. Loved it! Some great selections, and I loved the transitions between each theme! Didn't expect that cover of the Force Awakens trailer music! My only nitpicks are really personal preference. I missed the harp 16th notes around 3:50, as well as the choir in the "Battle of the Heroes" section, but considering this isn't a cover, it's not really a problem. I also wished Yoda's theme had more time to shine, but considering I still loved how you incorporated it's not a dealbreaker by any means. Incredibly impressive and inspiring work!
  11. Impressive work! Incredibly realistic programming as usual! Did you use EastWest Gold or Diamond for this?
  12. If the artist's intention doesn't matter, then every interpretation is as equally valid, not objectively right. My post was bringing that line of thought to the inevitable end point of that line of thinking, which is anyone can impose any view they want on a piece of work, because interpretation is more important than the intention, as the intention does not matter. If you didn't mean it that way then I retract my statement. I just take issue with the line of thinking that often ends up going in that direction, and it sounded like your post was hinting at that.
  13. You're right. Harry Potter is clearly about the inevitable heat death of the universe. Star Wars is about the life cycle of a tadpole, and Fifty Shades of Grey is really a commentary on China. These interpretations are as objectively valid as what the author actually intended, clearly!
  14. A few selections from Jeremy Soule's Skyrim: Plus some of the cave ambient tracks definitely capture the atmosphere for the abandoned / dark places like The Mines of Moria or Dwimorberg.
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