Summer break

Reel Music will be taking a break for the next few weeks. Thanks for supporting the blog and I look back to posting more reviews towards the end of August.

LA BELLES DES DAMES – Jim Birkett (update)

After having watched Raphaël Lutran’s short film La Belles des Dames, I have a added a few additional comments to the review of the music. My review to Jim Birkett’s score can be found HERE.

Status Update

Regular visitors will notice that there has been a drop-off in the frequency of reviews over the last few weeks. Various personal circumstances have meant that I have not been able to do as much listening to the great, little-heard music over the last few weeks. Hopefully this situation will change in the next few weeks and I am encouraging regular visitors to check back here regularly for future posts.

Planned posts for the future include more reviews of new, little-known titles, older “classics” and an overview of my own favourite scores of 2011.

Review frequency

Some may have noticed that there has been a recent drop off in the number of reviews being posted at Reel Music. Unfortunately, circumstances have meant that I have been unable to devote as much time on reviewing as I would have liked. Rest assured that when I am able to, I shall increase the review upload frequency to previous levels.

So, keep visiting regularly for new reviews and the usual additional treats.

Audio clips for lesser-known titles

In response to some requests for easier access to audio clips of the scores I review I have added links to 35 of the least known titles. These links are connections to online store pages (stores have no preference except that they are where I can find the titles to link to) and feature the score’s web page.

There are several ways to easily find which scores have linked clips:

  1. Use the “Tag Cloud” to choose all reviews with the tag “audio clips”. This will select all relevant titles.
  2. View “Reviews A-Z” page. Titles with the icon ” (♫) ” indicate the titles with links to clips.
  3. Search the blog for “audio samples”. All titles with links to clips can be viewed by clicking “Previous Entries” or “Next Entries”.
I hope that this enhancement will help those wishing to listen to clips whilst reading my reviews.

A problem with Ten Tracks Today artwork

For some reason the artwork on the “Ten Tracks Today” posts seems to have been messed up somehow. The correct covers are showing up when I go to edit these pages but they are all showing up on the actual blog as the artwork that is added for the first title in the list of ten.

Hopefully, this problem will sort itself out soon. I’m onto the people at WordPress to see if they can help and hopefully things will be back to normal soon.


Hello world!

This is a new blog dedicated to music composed and used in film, TV and video games. I hope this develops into a regularly-updated blog featuring my thoughts, comments and reviews