igger6 772 Posted May 10, 2017 Share Posted May 10, 2017 I couldn't find any reference to this in the forums, so here goes: if you listen to podcasts, you've got to check out the Underscore Podcast (www.underscorepodcast.com). I discovered it when its hosts did a guest spot on Christopher Coleman's also-excellent Soundcast podcast (which I discovered via @Erik Woods's spectacular and long-running Cinematic Sound Radio Show, but I digress). The show is hosted by two composer/musician brothers, Marty and Will Brueggeman, and apparently it just began this year. Their format is really unique: they spend a month of weekly podcasts discussing one film (so far, Raiders and Vertigo). They do an introductory show, then an exploration of the major themes, then a "spotting session" that analyzes the soundtrack cue by cue, culminating in a feature-length commentary track that talks you through the score in context. Between films, they cleanse the palate with a "Reel Change," a one-off discussion of a topic in film music (so far, the ostinato and the Lydian mode). They've also conducted episode-length interviews with composers Joe Kraemer and John Lunn. The brothers are musically erudite, versed in film scores and classical music and able to spout the snobbiest musical terminology while remaining utterly down-to-earth. They provide truly insightful analysis. They illustrate their points liberally with samples and repeatedly demonstrate an encyclopedic knowledge and abiding love for the medium, as well as what is obviously hours of preparation for each episode. This podcast is absolutely not to be missed. I can't wait to see what movie they spotlight next. P.S. I swear no money changed hands to elicit this review, even if it sounds like it did. The gushing is warranted! Sharkissimo and Erik Woods 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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