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Erik Woods last won the day on July 15 2020

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  1. I had my first listen to Zimmer's DUNE last night. I rarely hear a score in context first but I had this feeling that I needed to do just that with this film. I won't go into too much detail (I probably will) because I'm still processing what I saw and I think I need a second viewing to truly appreciate it for all that it's worth but it's a stunning motion picture that just sucks you into its vast universe and doesn't let go for two and half hours. I wish there was part 2 because I want to immediately dive right back into that world Villeneuve created. On a technical level, it's perfect. Never once was I pulled out of the picture by a dodgy special effect shot. And Rebecca Ferguson stole the show... she is the emotional centre of this film and I would love to see her win some awards for her work. As for the score... it's mesmerising. With this being my first experience with it, it's felt monothematic, which is fine with me. That central main theme really sticks with you, especially when performed with such vigour by the film's solo vocalist. I couldn't pick up on any other themes other than the bagpipe theme for House Atreides but I'm not sure if it ever shows up again after its flourishing introduction. There's this eight-note motif that keeps repeating in "Ripples in the Sand". I'm assuming that's the theme for Arrakis. I could be wrong. As I said, I need a few more views to completely understand everything I saw last night. The rest of the score felt like a tone poem. Strange, otherworldly sounds are mixed with big beefy chords, staccato drums, electronic pulses, twinkling synths, whispers, ethereal chorus and tortured vocals. You never knew when one cue ended and the other began... it just flowed effortlessly over the picture creating this perfect synergy of sound and visuals. As the film wraps up, "My Road Leads Into The Desert" ends with something a bit more modern with rolling power chords and the final performance of the score's main theme by Loire Cotler which sent shivers up and down my body! You can clearly hear and feel that this was a passion project for Zimmer, something he was destined to score. Would a more traditional orchestral score be easier to digest and appreciate... sure... but when you see the name Hans Zimmer on any film, you really have to throw out all of your expectations because for better or for worse, he's not going to do the traditional. Even though I don't like the man personally, his creativity and always trying to push the boundaries of his music is something is do admire. Dune is an exceptional score... and I'm even surprised to see me write that since I was greatly annoyed by the material I heard in the sketchbook album, which I never finished. I'm currently spinning the DUNE soundtrack as I write this and it might be an album I play on repeat for the next few days. IMO, it's one of the best scores I've experienced in 2021. -Erik-
  2. This was a monumental undertaking. The fact that we were able to find 3 hours out of our extremely busy lives to put this one was nothing short of miraculous. I just want to first thank Tim Burden for being our moderator. Tim is a good friend and I'm so glad that he took 3 hours out of his busy schedule to do this for us. And a big thanks to Christopher Coleman for hosting the stream. Thanks to everyone who watched and participated. Over the past two weeks, I've been a part of two 25th anniversary video streams and they rank amongst some of the great memories in my 25 years of doing what I do. We all had such a great time that we plan on doing more of these in the near future. We didn't even scratch the surface on some of the topics we wanted to address. -Erik-
  3. Your name was mentioned. Drop by during the show. We’d love to talk to you!
  4. 25 years ago, when the internet was in its infancy, a handful of film music review websites were established, pioneering online film music criticism with a new generation of writers and broadcasters who were taking advantage of this new medium for the first time. Now, a quarter of a century later, the International Film Music Critics Association is delighted to announce a special event celebrating the dedication and longevity of five of these critics, with an anniversary round table looking back at the history of online film music criticism. Moderated by IFMCA member Tim Burden, the event will feature a live and interactive conversation between five of these forerunners: Jonathan Broxton of Movie Music UK, Christian Clemmensen of Filmtracks, Christopher Coleman of Tracksounds, James Southall of Movie Wave, and Erik Woods of Cinematic Sound Radio. Join us on Sunday, October 3rd 2021 at 1:00pm EST (10:00am PST, 6:00pm BST) via the live stream on the IFMCA Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/InternationalFilmMusicCriticsAssociation, where you can watch the celebration, post questions to the panel, and more!
  5. BUMP! Going live in under an hour! Register for the event > https://bit.ly/3kr1svZ We hope to see you there!
  6. UPDATE! My good friend and host of OBSCURE SCORES / VISIONS IN SOUND, Robert Daniels, will be joining the panel tomorrow. We hope to see you there. It should be a fun time! Register for the event > https://bit.ly/3kr1svZ Cheers, -Erik-
  7. CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO 25th ANNIVERSARY ZOOM CHAT/Q&A Join us this Saturday at 3pm (EST) - 12pm (PST) for a 25th anniversary live & interactive CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO Zoom Chat/Q&A. The panel includes Erik Woods, Jason Drury, Randall Andrews, J Blake Fichera & Ley Bricknell. Register for the event > https://bit.ly/3kr1svZ We hope to see you there!
  8. BRAND NEW EPISODE OF THE CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST VARESE SARABANDE CD CLUB - PART TWO http://www.cinematicsound.net/the-flag-ship-show-varese-sarabande-cd-club-part-1-2/ In today’s episode of THE FLAGSHIP SHOW on the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST, Jason Drury joins Erik Woods to present part two of their look at Varese Sarabande Records’ latest three batches of CD club releases. Varese Sarabande CD Club began in the late ’80s which was a mail-order CD club of great film scores not otherwise available on compact disc. It wasn’t until 1989 did we get to see the first release. In the first batch of releases, which came out between 1989 and 1992, we got to finally hear on CD for the first time such scores as CHERRY 2000, FEDORA, VIBES, RED SONJA, RAGGEDY MAN, STAR N BARS, THE BURBS, WE’RE NO ANGELS, JAGGED EDGE and others for the first time on CD. In part two, you’ll hear selections from DANTE’S PEAK by John Frizzell with themes by James Newton Howard, PAYCHECK by John Powell and LIONHEART by Jerry Goldsmith. You’ll also hear a surprise suite at the end of the program from one of the earliest releases in the Varese Sarabande CD Club back in the late 80s. In addition, during the LIONHEART segment, I recommended that you all listen to the LIONHEART episode of THE GOLDSMITH ODYSSEY. It’s one of their very best episodes where they do a deep dive into all of the missing music and the numerous themes Goldsmith composed for the film. Check it out by going to https://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/8621034-odyssey-soundtrack-spotlight-lionheart-1987 Enjoy! ----- LISTEN: http://www.cinematicsound.net/links-page/ PATREON: https://bit.ly/2QWDGeO MERCH STORE https://www.teepublic.com/stores/cinematic-sound-radio
  9. That's more Ron Goodwin than Star Trek. But I agree that it's one of his strongest theme from one of the best scores he has ever written. -Erik-
  10. Absolutely. We are planning to dive into the back catalogue at some point. Any scores that you want to hear specifically? You guys are killing it, Yavar. I'm just an old radio guy but you guys are truly using the podcast platform the way it was meant to be used. I'm always looking for advice from old and new and there was no way I was going to assemble that LOVE FIELD suite without you, Yavar. You've been a great supporter of my show and I will do my best to support your program anyway I can. I did get "Lost Luggage" in there... not the complete cue but the portion I chose, which was a big chunk, segued nicely out of "The Photos"
  11. He helped me craft the LOVE FIELD suite. We had a nice chat about the score and what tracks I should feature that WEREN'T on the original release. -Erik-
  12. BRAND NEW EPISODE OF THE CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST VARESE SARABANDE CD CLUB - PART ONE http://www.cinematicsound.net/the-flag-ship-show-varese-sarabande-cd-club-part-1/ In today’s episode of THE FLAGSHIP SHOW on the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST, Jason Drury joins Erik Woods to talk about and listen to music from Varese Sarabande Records latest three batches of CD club releases. Varese Sarabande CD Club began in the late ’80s which was a mail-order CD club of great film scores not otherwise available on compact disc. It wasn’t until 1989 did we get to see the first release. In the first batch of releases, which came out between 1989 and 1992, we got to finally hear on CD for the first time such scores as CHERRY 2000, FEDORA, VIBES, RED SONJA, RAGGEDY MAN, STAR N BARS, THE BURBS, WE’RE NO ANGELS, JAGGED EDGE and others for the first time on CD. In part one of this two-part show, you’ll hear selections from THE MATRIX by Don Davis, KNOWING by Marco Beltrami and LOVE FIELD by Jerry Goldsmith. You’ll also hear a surprise end credit suite at the end of the program. We want to thank Yavar Moradi from the Goldsmith Odyssey Podcast for his assistance with the program today. Enjoy! ----- LISTEN: http://www.cinematicsound.net/links-page/ PATREON: https://bit.ly/2QWDGeO MERCH STORE https://www.teepublic.com/stores/cinematic-sound-radio
  13. BRAND NEW EPISODE OF THE CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST ALL REQUEST SHOW #1 http://www.cinematicsound.net/the-flag-ship-show-all-request-show-1/ Erik Woods presents the first ALL REQUEST SHOW since 2004 on today’s new episode of THE FLAGSHIP SHOW on the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST. Since launching the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST Patreon a few months ago, we’ve offered our patrons exclusive perks based on the tier they signed up for. One of those perks is participating in all request programs. All Request Shows were a norm for CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO back on the FM dial between 1996 and 2006. They were some of my favourite shows. It gave my listeners a chance to participate in the programming of the show and was always a special program to produce. It’s been 17 years since the last all-request show so as a perk for some of our patrons we are now bringing back the all-request show on a bi-monthly basis. If you want to participate in future all-request shows, please head over to our Patreon page, and join the community in any tier that is $5 USD/month or above. Once you do so you will be able to participate in all upcoming all request programs. For this premiere all-request program, our participants included Max Hamulyak, Dave Williams, Victor Field, Don Mase, Alphonse Brown, Douglas Lacey, Williams Welch, Alan Rogers, Tim Burden and Joe Wiles. They requested tracks from such composers as Rachel Portman, John Powell, Ron Grainer, James Horner, John Barry, John Paesano, Hans Zimmer, David Newman, Jane Antonia Cornish and Bear McCreary. Let me tell you, the playlist is fantastic! Sure, some selections come from big blockbusters but there are other selections that come from more obscure fare. And one cue was from a score I had never heard before. With that being said, I hope you all enjoy the program. This was easily one of the most enjoyable shows I’ve produced in years. Again, for those that didn’t get a chance to participate and want to be a part of October’s all-request program, we’d love to have you join the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST Patreon family. But don’t feel like you have to join. I’m not forcing anyone to join. Remember this podcast will always be free to listen to but if you want to support the program and join the community we’ve formed on Patreon then we’d love to have you. Enjoy the show! ----- LISTEN: http://www.cinematicsound.net/links-page/ PATREON: https://bit.ly/2QWDGeO MERCH STORE https://www.teepublic.com/stores/cinematic-sound-radio
  14. BRAND NEW EPISODE OF THE CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST SOUNDTRACK ALLEY: LEGEND - PART 2 http://www.cinematicsound.net/soundtrack-alley-legend-part-two/ Part two of the ninth episode of SOUNDTRACK ALLEY here on CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO continues the analysis and discussion of the music written for the separate cuts of Ridley Scott’s 1985 epic dark fantasy adventure film, LEGEND, featuring music by Jerry Goldsmith (European Cut) and Tangerine Dream (American Cut). The conversation continues with an in-depth look at three more sequences; Jack accepting weapons and armour to become The Champion, a bewitched and seduced Lili dancing and the fall of Darkness. Joining fill-in host, Erik Woods, is the host of THE ARCHIVE, Jason Drury, host of OBSCURE SCORES, Robert Daniels and CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO’s in-house composer and host of COMPOSER CONVERSATIONS, David Coscina. Also... Don't forget to vote for the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST in the 2021 Podcast Awards. It only takes 5 minutes to register and vote for The Podcast Awards. The only way we get a nomination is if enough of you support the show by voting for us. We are eligible in two categories. MUSIC and PEOPLE'S CHOICE. https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup Thanks! ----- LISTEN: http://www.cinematicsound.net/links-page/ PATREON: https://bit.ly/2QWDGeO MERCH STORE https://www.teepublic.com/stores/cinematic-sound-radio
  15. Thank you sooooooo very much. This means the world to me. Thanks for making the effort! Cheers!!!
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