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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime3 days ago
    NP: FLY AWAY HOME (Mark Isham)

    There's a repetitive figure here that is kinda grating, but other than that, fine score indeed.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTime3 days ago
    Thor wrote
    Edmund Meinerts wrote
    I'd imagine a score like Crash would be right up your alley though!


    You imagine right. CRASH is not only my favourite Isham, but also in my Top 10 list of (primarily) electronic scores. IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH is in a similar territory, but not QUITE as good.


    Indeed, I love them both.

    Other favourites (though nothing like them) are Fly Away Home and Quiz Show.

    Black Dahlia is absolutely my favourite by him, but given that it sounds like nothing else he's ever done I have to say I am a little suspicious as to its authorship.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTime3 days ago
    And October Sky. That one's a beauty.
  1. Racing Stripes is a lot of fun too, especially that final race track. Isham is pretty hit or miss for me in general, seems to write two or three mediocre scores for every good one, but at the same time it's impressive how versatile he is, even if you look at just the good stuff.
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTime2 days ago edited
    BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE - Michael Giacchino

    A fun 50 minute score, trapped inside the body of a 75 minute album. For future reference, let’s say your score only warrants such a long presentation if you can back it up with enough thematic material. For every ten minutes, an original theme? Would that be reasonable?

    This might work a little better:

    1. The Suite at the El Royale
    2. A Room with an Entrez-Vous
    3. Rough Around the Ledger
    4. Mirror Mortals
    5. When Push Comes to Hoover
    6. My Memory, My Memory
    7. I Spy with my Little FBI
    8. Voyeur in so much Trouble
    9. Clinging in the Rain
    10. A Bang Up Robbery
    11. A Blaze of Allegory
    12. The Wages of Flynn
    13. Billy Lee is Not My Lover
    14. Absolution Presents Itself
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTime2 days ago edited
    NP : FIRST MAN - Justin Hurwitz



    The track, The Landing is superb! A sort of hybrid of John Barry, Trevor Jones and Hans Zimmer. I saw the film earlier and thought it was brilliant.
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTime2 days ago edited
    Timmer wrote
    NP : FIRST MAN - Justin Hurwitz

    The track, The Landing is superb! A sort of hybrid of John Barry, Trevor Jones and Hans Zimmer. I saw the film earlier and thought it was brilliant.


    Yes, highlight of the score, for sure!

    FIRST MAN - Justin Hurwitz

    Great score, horrible presentation.

    I came prepared this time and deleted all tracks that were under a minute beforehand. Some tracks in the first half still felt rather like samples than actual cues, but unlike El Royale, this never felt dull. The album still has a good flow, also probably due to the more atmospheric, dramatic nature, and a clear (easy to grasp) thematic development. I really like the way Hurwitz incorporated the theremin into the fabric of the score, while walking a well balanced line between organic instrumentation and electronic ambiance. Well done, and I can imagine it suits the film like a T.
  2. Timmer wrote
    NP : FIRST MAN - Justin Hurwitz



    The track, The Landing is superb! A sort of hybrid of John Barry, Trevor Jones and Hans Zimmer. I saw the film earlier and thought it was brilliant.


    The brass writing is some of the best stuff John Barry never wrote, right?
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTime2 days ago
    Timmer wrote
    NP : FIRST MAN - Justin Hurwitz



    The track, The Landing is superb! A sort of hybrid of John Barry, Trevor Jones and Hans Zimmer. I saw the film earlier and thought it was brilliant.


    That track (and MANY others) is full of temptrackitis. It's Last of the Mohicans mixed with United 93.

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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime4 hours ago
    NP: BLACK DAHLIA (Mark Isham)

    Very unusual Isham (big and bold and orchestral and dark), but he can do anything, really.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime4 hours ago
    As for FIRST MAN, I didn't care for it -- neither film nor score. Still waiting for that Hurwitz score to impress me, I guess.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime3 hours ago
    NP: RETURN TO PARADISE (Mark Mancina)

    Gorgeous, perhaps his very best score.
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