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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
    He, he...
    I am extremely serious.
  1. I've just uploaded a new review on my blog!!

    Check out my review of Mark Rayen Candasamy's score for the 2011 film Den Hengte Mannen (The Hanged Man)

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … candasamy/

    And the blog has had a revamped look.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorFalkirkBairn
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2013 edited
    Check out my review of Eric Babak's score for the 2008 German "mockumentary" Die Eylandt Recherche (The Eylandt Investigation).

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … ric-babak/

    This score is worth paying attention to for the cracking start to the album, "Secretum Meum" and "Dorma Exoinos".
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2013
    Both interesting reviews and l liked the samples.
    Tom smile
    listen to more classical music!
  2. sdtom wrote
    Both interesting reviews and l liked the samples.
    Tom smile

    Thanks Tom.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  3. Anyone want to spend more time reading a review about a piece of music than it would take to actually listen to the whole score?

    Here's a link to my comments on Joey Newman's score for the Oscar-nominated short animated film, Adam and Dog:

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … ey-newman/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
    I'm sure you deserve some kind of award for that Alan? cool beer
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  4. Timmer wrote
    I'm sure you deserve some kind of award for that Alan? cool beer

    Ah, you mean for writing such an insightful dissection of film music or for championing some of the lesser-known scores rather than the usual titles?

    Oh, you mean for managing to write a review that takes longer to read than to listen to? shame
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
    ALL OF THEM! wink beer
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
    Nar. Just the latter. wink
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
    true






    :coat: >>>>>
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  5. And if you thought that the previous review was unusual, here's a re view to a film I know nothing about by a composer I know practically nothing about - La Belles des Dames by Jim Birkett.

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … m-birkett/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  6. Third and final self-promotion for today.

    Will - Julian Kleiss

    A lovely little score for a short animated film that looks at the loss of a loved one on 9/11.

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … an-kleiss/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013 edited
    Glad to see that you are back doing reviews, Alan! LOVE the new look!

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  7. Erik Woods wrote
    Glad to see that you are back doing reviews, Alan! LOVE the new look!

    -Erik-

    Cheers Erik.

    I'm thinking that I should have "banked" a couple of reviews I uploaded today as backups for any "lean times".
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
    That's usually a good idea, I find....on the other hand, as you're 'rebooting' the blog, it kinda makes sense to do it with a bang, showing that you're inspired again, and apparently have had enough time and material to give it a go again!
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
  8. It is the inspiration to do the reviews that has been the issue. There is plenty to write about but I have wanted to listen rather than write for such a long time now.

    Writing as a whole has been difficult - and that has been a concern for me since I get paid to write (though not for my reviews!). And not writing medical pieces has just snowballed into a worry about income, etc. Maybe my enthusiasm for review writing is a more general positive sign.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Erik Woods wrote
    Glad to see that you are back doing reviews, Alan! LOVE the new look!

    -Erik-

    Cheers Erik.

    I'm thinking that I should have "banked" a couple of reviews I uploaded today as backups for any "lean times".


    One a day or one every other day is perfectly fine!

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  9. Anyone watch Broadchurch earlier in the year? Check out my comments on Ólafur Arnalds' appropriate score for this melancholic crime drama on my blog:

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … r-arnalds/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2013
    Timmer wrote
    ALL OF THEM! wink beer


    agree
    Tom smile
    listen to more classical music!
  10. (Relatively) short review of Brian Sadler's score for the 2-minute animation, Maker vs. Marker:

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … an-sadler/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  11. It's been just over a week since I started back writing reviews for my blog. I seem to have my enthusiasm back for writing these reviews and I have a few titles coming up over the next few days and weeks that I hope some of you will discover as a result of my writings.

    Thanks to all who take the trouble of visiting the blog.

    And this enthusiasm is rubbing off on my "proper writing". Things have been a bit rubbish all round in terms of writing and I'm slowly getting back into doing some medical writing. I am hoping that writing reviews will get me writing more medical writing. After all, the music reviews don't bring in any cash!!
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2013
    ...but hopefully some satisfaction?

    Good to read you are getting some zeal back, and it paying off!
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
  12. Yes, a fair bit of satisfaction!
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2013
    Very cool to see you took up reviewing again, and you are still going strong with the smaller scores and releases. smile I like the new look too, however the logo could be a bit more ... hip? wink

    Your review of Den Hengte Mannen composed by our Mark reminded me to listen to it. It's on Spotify and it's indeed not an easy listen, like you say, however it's quite satisfying because it is an interesting atmosphere. His other score, Bak Fasaden, was an easier listen. Loved the cello parts and the main theme.

    Will see if I can find some of the other scores you review, on Spotify that is.
    Kazoo
  13. Cheers Bregt. I've not come across Bak Fasaden yet. Will need to hunt it down.

    BTW, I will have some reviews for here in due course: I haven't forgotten Maintitles!
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  14. Another review up on Reel Music. This time it's a score from Australian composer Leah Curtis.

    The film, To Rest In Peace, is set in Kuwait during the first Gulf War. It does feature duduk, oud as well as the vocals of Lisbeth Scott but I think that Curtis manages to limit their use so that it's not over-the-top.

    Hope people like it:

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … ah-curtis/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  15. As part of the 're-launching of my blog I am thinking of changing the image associated with it.

    I have looked about to see what others use to get some inspiration. I did come up with something but I am not too happy with it - the design is too small and it is not 'punchy' enough.

    I am looking for any suggestions from you guys. Cheers.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  16. Check out my new review on my blog:

    Limbo - A. Taylor

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … -a-taylor/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  17. A new review on my blog. A score from Sam Hulick for the short sci-fi film, Hybrids:

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … am-hulick/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn