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  1. Christodoulides wrote
    Meh, i listened too. Instantly forgettable stuff, it's not bad for sure but it doesn't have anything to say either, at least not to me.


    You're kidding right? That's Civilization V we're talking about? confused shocked

    But I agree half of the soundtrack is very forgettable. Focus on the music for the 6 factions I mentioned. I happen to think they're stunning in their diversity. The one featuring the obvious rip from 'Jupiter' from The Planets should not leave you cold.

    Thomas Glorieux wrote
    Christodoulides wrote
    Meh, i listened too. Instantly forgettable stuff, it's not bad for sure but it doesn't have anything to say either, at least not to me.


    it's not bad, but nothing we heard before, and then I check several review sites and the bloody things gets amazing ratings, just odd


    Like I said above... rolleyes

    I don't get you guys, in this day and age of mediocrity this sounds like a breath of fresh air.
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
  2. DreamTheater wrote
    Christodoulides wrote
    Meh, i listened too. Instantly forgettable stuff, it's not bad for sure but it doesn't have anything to say either, at least not to me.


    You're kidding right? That's Civilization V we're talking about? confused shocked

    But I agree half of the soundtrack is very forgettable. Focus on the music for the 6 factions I mentioned. I happen to think they're stunning in their diversity. The one featuring the obvious rip from 'Jupiter' from The Planets should not leave you cold.

    Thomas Glorieux wrote
    Christodoulides wrote
    Meh, i listened too. Instantly forgettable stuff, it's not bad for sure but it doesn't have anything to say either, at least not to me.


    it's not bad, but nothing we heard before, and then I check several review sites and the bloody things gets amazing ratings, just odd


    Like I said above... rolleyes

    I don't get you guys, in this day and age of mediocrity this sounds like a breath of fresh air.


    We're talking about Megamind dude, of Hans Zimmer wink

    from what I heard, Civilization knocks that one out of the ballpark smile
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2010
    Megamind.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
  3. Phew... I was worried. But seriously listen to Civ V, it's worth it, believe me.
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
  4. The New World - James Horner

    Selected tracks as the complete album is way too long, even for a fan like myself. But it remains a stunningly beautiful score! The sort of soft and slow-moving beauty that Horner on a good day can deliver without too much effort. And the song is beautifully sung! So in short a work of pure and inspired beauty.

    Ah life is beautiful !!! love

    Enough with the beauty buddy. Get back to earth! angry
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    It's not too long for a fan like myself!! biggrin
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    It's one of the most relaxing soundtrack experiences, lovely score.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    Scribe wrote
    It's not too long for a fan like myself!! biggrin


    It's one of the very few 70-minute or more soundtracks that I think is perfect at that length. Wonderful album!
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    NP: Anno 1404 - Tilman Sillescu
    Why am I listening to a 114 track game score??
    Because I can!
    Also because it's mostly quite pleasant.
    I love you all. Never change. Well, unless you want to!
  5. Southall wrote
    Scribe wrote
    It's not too long for a fan like myself!! biggrin


    It's one of the very few 70-minute or more soundtracks that I think is perfect at that length. Wonderful album!


    Strangely enough I love most 70+ minute Horner albums, but this one is too freaking long. Then again, it has been too long since I've heard it completely, I may change my mind on this.
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
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      CommentAuthorDreamTheater
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010 edited
    Scribe wrote
    NP: Anno 1404 - Tilman Sillescu
    Why am I listening to a 114 track game score??
    Because I can!
    Also because it's mostly quite pleasant.


    114 tracks? shocked

    Let me guess, one title theme, one main theme, an ending theme, a couple of battle themes, some town themes, some travelling themes, some character themes, some dungeon themes, some atmosphere music, and all the rest pure filler cues.

    Is that about right? tongue

    How long may I ask is that game score?
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
  6. Exodus - Wojciech Kilar

    Tim said it would blow my mind.

    IT DOES !!!!!! punk punk punk

    This is the Kilar from Dracula that I love. cheesy

    Apparently I'm listinging to this version with Antoni Wit conducting.

    Oh and before I forget...

    OMFG IT BLOWZ MY MIND !!!!!! punk punk punk
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    DreamTheater wrote
    Exodus - Wojciech Kilar

    Tim said it would blow my mind.

    IT DOES !!!!!! punk punk punk

    This is the Kilar from Dracula that I love. cheesy

    Apparently I'm listinging to this version with Antoni Wit conducting.

    Oh and before I forget...

    OMFG IT BLOWZ MY MIND !!!!!! punk punk punk


    cool beer

    And yeah, same version I have.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  7. I posted in the wrong topic. But it should be picked up by more people here. So all is well. smile

    Krzesany and Angelus are both more pure classical in sound, not as instantly accessible as Exodus, but I will have my father have a listen, should be something he will appreciate, as he's into a lot of heavy stuff, the stuff that makes my ears bleed.

    And I downloaded it to have a listen, so now I must make a purchase. I owe it to Wojciech !!!!

    Thanks for your recommendation Tim, I would've missed it for sure.
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    DreamTheater wrote
    114 tracks? shocked

    Let me guess, one title theme, one main theme, an ending theme, a couple of battle themes, some town themes, some travelling themes, some character themes, some dungeon themes, some atmosphere music, and all the rest pure filler cues.

    Is that about right? tongue

    How long may I ask is that game score?


    Actually I don't know whether that's right because, unlike most game scores, this one actually bothers to come up with creative track titles - yes really, a hundred unique and reasonably interesting track titles, so you can't tell by the title what the track is for. But none of them are filler in the boring, drone-y sense. Even the more atmospheric tracks have cool ethnic instruments.

    The length of the score is 3 hours and 37 minutes. However I will sooner or later be picking my favorite tracks, which will probably result in about 60 to 90 minutes - I will let you know when I do that.
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010 edited
    You're welcome Gilles smile

    The good thing about NAXOS releases is that they are very affordable, around £5 here in UK.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010 edited
    NP: Human Target - Bear McCreary

    First listen. I know nothing of the show and haven't heard a lick of music but holy smokes that main title is phenomenal. I'm sorry, why was McCreary dropped from the show? Yes, I've read his blog post but it still doesn't make any Goddamn sense. It's like getting rid of Giacchino after the first season of Lost. Apparently the tone of the season 2 score by Tim Jones is less orchestral AWESOMENESS and more derivative less awesomeness.

    EDIT - Good lord! shocked I'm only 4 tracks into this MASSIVE 3CD set but so far this is some of the best music I've heard this year! McCreary proving yet again why he is one of the most talented up and coming composers in the biz. Give the man a big film to score!!!

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    It slows down a bit in the middle of the first disc but by the time you get to Flipping The Plane it's pure awesomeness again.

    And check out the phenomenal packaging and cover art!!
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010 edited
    Oh... I'm championing Jim Titus' work on my next few shows; one for his BRILLIANT art on the Sunset Boulevard release... which is beautiful... and of course Human Target. He has raised the CD Art Direction bar at La La Land for sure. I hope that they never bring back David C. Fein. I've seen home made bootleg covers look better then his work. Have you seen La La Land's release of Dutch. FRONT and BACK.

    vomit

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    NP : KOYAANISQATSI - Philip Glass



    Fantastic!
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    Erik Woods wrote
    NP: Human Target - Bear McCreary

    First listen. I know nothing of the show and haven't heard a lick of music but holy smokes that main title is phenomenal. I'm sorry, why was McCreary dropped from the show? Yes, I've read his blog post but it still doesn't make any Goddamn sense. It's like getting rid of Giacchino after the first season of Lost. Apparently the tone of the season 2 score by Tim Jones is less orchestral AWESOMENESS and more derivative less awesomeness.

    EDIT - Good lord! shocked I'm only 4 tracks into this MASSIVE 3CD set but so far this is some of the best music I've heard this year! McCreary proving yet again why he is one of the most talented up and coming composers in the biz. Give the man a big film to score!!!

    -Erik-


    It's fantastic music, but I watched the entire season and it was as if McCreary was scoring something completely different. The music was absolutely 100% wrong for the show.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    A Gathering of Eagles - Jerry Goldsmith

    I was somewhat nonplussed by this when I first listened to it and have left it a few weeks. Just started my second listen and it seems much more impressive (though Goldsmith definitely hadn't fully found his own voice yet).
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    Southall wrote
    It's fantastic music, but I watched the entire season and it was as if McCreary was scoring something completely different. The music was absolutely 100% wrong for the show.


    Hummm... I'll have to check it out because as a stand alone listen it's great!

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
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      CommentAuthorEric
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    NP: Skyline - Matthew Margeson

    Very first listen ...
    "Simplicity is the key to brilliance"
  8. Timmer wrote
    You're welcome Gilles smile

    The good thing about NAXOS releases is that they are very affordable, around £5 here in UK.


    Yes I noticed that. At that price they're practically giving them away.
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
  9. Southall wrote
    Erik Woods wrote
    NP: Human Target - Bear McCreary

    First listen. I know nothing of the show and haven't heard a lick of music but holy smokes that main title is phenomenal. I'm sorry, why was McCreary dropped from the show? Yes, I've read his blog post but it still doesn't make any Goddamn sense. It's like getting rid of Giacchino after the first season of Lost. Apparently the tone of the season 2 score by Tim Jones is less orchestral AWESOMENESS and more derivative less awesomeness.

    EDIT - Good lord! shocked I'm only 4 tracks into this MASSIVE 3CD set but so far this is some of the best music I've heard this year! McCreary proving yet again why he is one of the most talented up and coming composers in the biz. Give the man a big film to score!!!

    -Erik-


    It's fantastic music, but I watched the entire season and it was as if McCreary was scoring something completely different. The music was absolutely 100% wrong for the show.


    A couple weeks ago I listened to the samples and was quite surprised -- it was not at all what I thought I would hear, based on the handful of BStar cues I heard. Very refershing.


    I can only assume oen of two reasons for him being dropped:

    1. Too much time to compose or wanting too many musicians (equally more money).

    2. Ron Jones-like reasons.


    Of course, it could also be the replacement composer simply will work for less.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    I thought it was related to the budget (as McCreary pointed out every week on his blog, this music was performed by the BIGGEST ORCHESTRA EVER ASSEMBLED or something like that).
  10. Scribe wrote
    DreamTheater wrote
    114 tracks? shocked

    Let me guess, one title theme, one main theme, an ending theme, a couple of battle themes, some town themes, some travelling themes, some character themes, some dungeon themes, some atmosphere music, and all the rest pure filler cues.

    Is that about right? tongue

    How long may I ask is that game score?


    Actually I don't know whether that's right because, unlike most game scores, this one actually bothers to come up with creative track titles - yes really, a hundred unique and reasonably interesting track titles, so you can't tell by the title what the track is for. But none of them are filler in the boring, drone-y sense. Even the more atmospheric tracks have cool ethnic instruments.

    The length of the score is 3 hours and 37 minutes. However I will sooner or later be picking my favorite tracks, which will probably result in about 60 to 90 minutes - I will let you know when I do that.


    That's fine Matt. Isn't it strange to have this much music and still wanting to shorten it to 60-ish minutes. Are we becoming like a certain member?

    Or does it say something about the music's quality in general?

    I'm listening myself to a 4 hour game score myself, Tactics Ogre, it's all nice and melodic and stuff, but the overbearing muchness (?) is hard to stomach. And after a while I feel the urge to uncontrollably skip tracks. Goldsmith really knew what he was talking about. 30-45 mins can provide infinitely more enjoyment. Less is more, so to speak!
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    Hitman 4: Blood Money - Jesper Kyd

    Dark, driving, nigh-hypnotic melodies and goa/trance like rhythms and Slavic-ish choirs of doom.
    Just what I'm in the mood for.
    Excelent stuff. I really like Kyd's work on games.
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    Hunters are for Killing - Jerry Fielding

    Exceptionally cool 70s funk.