Ten Tracks Today – 20th August 2011
Posted by Alan Rogers on August 20, 2011
An eclectic mix of some of my more recent scores:
I wasn’t as enthusiastic about this score when it received the complete release treatment as I thought I was going to be. But I like the feel of this cue with its low register suspense.
The main theme of this score is one that I enjoy every time I hear it. It does get repeated over and over again but in this cue, with the restrained playing of the theme in strings and with wordless vocals appeals to my Celtic sensibilities.
The soundscape of this score is excellent, particularly the full-blooded rhythms and urban electronics.
Not a score I hear being mentioned very often but this is a nice little action score from Band. The orchestrations do sound a bit “thin” but the music itself is worth a listen.
The lush strings in this cue definitely evoke a sense of the time and place for this score. It’s a score that harkens back to the “Golden Age”. But the sound level is one of the highest I’ve heard in a CD and I always have to turn the volume down a bit for tracks from this score.
Another little-mentioned score. This cue’s a tense exercise in rhythm. Williams’ score gets listened to much more frequently than Burkhard Dallwitz’s “additional music”.
Rosenman’s action scoring can be quite “samey” (this track could easily be from his score for Lord of The Rings) but there’s something about his style that means I don’t really mind the similarities between scores. This track highlights this composer’s action scoring quite well.
Shaw delivers an exciting cue for a worthwhile game score. An effective ostinato device starts things off and various sections of orchestra are added to the mix for a great 5-minute track.
I wonder why this composer isn’t more well-known that he is, for this is an excellently put together cue. Full of the optimism that accompanies the start of a voyage.
A rather low-key ending to what I would have expected to be an action-packed animation. A nice delicate guitar/mandolin piece of music.