Ten Tracks Today – 12th June 2011
Posted by Alan Rogers on June 15, 2011
A great little track: dreamy female vocal, all sounding quite John Murphy. Nice string ostinato to end. Mix of voice and synth(?) instruments.
This 5-minute track is one that I have very little recollection of, even though I loved the show. The actual theme is quite laid back, a flute line that somehow instills the feeling of being in tune with nature. What makes it feel like that escapes me!
I love the songs in this score. This particular track is from a live concert recording. Some subtle variations from the OST but near enough to still be good!
A game score. Full of massed choral passages, percussion rhythms, portentous brass…nothing new then. But it is done with such style, I love this sort of thing. Game scoring seems sometimes to allow the composer to just run with an idea without the constraints of following onscreen action.
I think what Barr added to this show was excellent and there is some great music on the two CDs released so far. I just love how the low strings are placed front-and-centre. And this melancholic tracks highlights this well.
Listening to this, I assume that this features some of the main themes of the score? I am surprised how unfamiliar I am with this. Only snippets I recognise.
This track encapsulates a lot of what I enjoy in a Powell score. The quick staccato strings with the insistent beat underpinning it. And a strong brass support. Light, bright and fun.
One of my favourite themes this one. I suppose it is not really a theme, more a distinctive device. The insistent string ostinato with the timpani “heartbeat”. Good enough to remain interesting when heard in the other, 12-minute track to feature this device.
Reminds me a bit of the urban sleaze and disease that Howard Shore gave to his score for Crash with the electric guitars. That, together with a feel that reminds me of a Michael Small thriller score, this track is an excellent listen.
A rolicking good track this one to finish my ten listed tracks for tonight.