Glad to be back after a short gap. This show offers tracks from current film releases and video game soundtracks together with vintage movie music including a superb Eric Darmasan title track from the 70’s – click below to listen>
The Titans In Training/Fil Eisler/The Titan
Shinto Shrine/Alexandre Desplat/Isle Of Dogs
Synthetic Core 88 Awakens [Cybernetic Jungle]/Equip/None
Meet Han/John Powell/Solo A Star Wars Story
The March of the Siamese Children/Rodgers & Hammerstein/The King And I
Diamonds and Magnets/Daniel Pemberton/Oceans 8
Diamonds Are Forever/John Barry/Don Black/Diamonds Are Forever
Fallout Lorne Balfe/Mission Impossible/Fallout
Steps Ahead/Lorne Balfe/Mission Impossible Fallout
A Tony Perspective/Michael Giachinno/The Incredible 2
A Matter Of Perception/Michael Giachinno/The Incredibles 2
Le Cercle Rouge/Eric Darmarsan/Le Cercle Rouge
The Talmberg Theme/Jan Valta & Adam Sporka/Kingdom Come: Deliverance
The River Sasau Theme/Jan Valta & Adam Sporka/Kingdom Come: Deliverance
I Can’t Go Back/Debbie Wiseman/Eddie
Begint U Nou Maar Eens Bij Het Begin/Merlijn Snitker/Bankier Van Het Verzet
Een Knoop van 30 Miljoen/Merlijn Snitker/Bankier Van Het Verzet
Mary Shelley/Amelia Warner/Mary Shelley
Mary’s Decision Amelia Warner Mary Shelley
Into The Woods/Dan Jones/On Chesil Beach
Walk From Henley/Dan Jones/On Chesil Beach
The Heart Asks Pleasure First/Michael Nyman/The Paino
Marauders Arrive/John Powell/Solo A Star Wars Story
Now that the Oscars have signaled more or less, the end of the awards season I would like to list a few scores which either didn’t appear in any nomination lists or if they did, didn’t get the gong they deserved. It was a strange year for scores in as much as it started so slow and then [as always I guess] they came in their droves at the end of the year. Comedy scores were many and there was so much good stuff in the endless TV scores on offer.
I have waxed lyrically about some of these scores in the Reviews section of this blog and played tracks from all scores on my Filmic radio show on Radio Nowhere so if you have some time on your hands and a comfy seat check out some of these brilliant scores which didn’t get the attention they deserved.
In no particular order:-
Ant Man – Christophe Beck
The Man From Uncle – Daniel Pemberton
The Fantastic Four – Marco Beltrami & Philip Glass
Aesino’s Inocentes – Pablo Cervantes
Broken Horses – John Debney
Desert Dancer – Benjamin Wallfisch
Far From The Madding Crowd – Craig Armstrong
Lost Rover – Johnny Jewell
A Little Chaos – Peter Gregson
Listen Up Philip – Keegan DeWitt
Ex Machina – Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow
The Duke of Burgundy – Cat’s Eye’s
Gold Coast – Johan Caroe & Lasse Martinussen & Angelo Badalameti
After drooling over Daniel Pemberton’s score for Guy Ritchie’s movie The Man From From Uncle, I was keeping my fingers tightly crossed that I would not be dissapointed with his score to Steve Jobs. . . I wasn’t, I am pleased to report.
Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender this is a biopic of a different sort as you would imagine for a person as complex as Jobs. It’s set back stage before 3 different Apple Key Note speeches all given by Jobs. Pemberton’s fine score is not complex, it’s somewhat like the uncluttered and to-the-point soundtrack’s cover which in itself is based on Apple’s clear and low key text and image presentation.
In fact I couldn’t really give a one word summary of the score except that it really, and I mean really fits the subject matter. It’s mostly electronic and simplistic with a little opera thrown in.
The Musicians Play Their Orchestra… is simply that, an orchestra tuning up to convey how Jobs saw himself as the conductor of all that he built. It’s Not Working sounds like an engine at work in the background, it is mesmerising, not really a track which builds up or even arrives but it is so easy to hook into. One of the stand out tracks is Jack It Up, here the machine sounds more productive and through the track’s rhythm we are marching through with twisted electronic sounds where the simple 2 note structure sounds more strident.
The Circus of Machines Overture is a refined operatic piece and is simply wonderful. Change The World has a faster tempo to befit the world domination of Apple products, it’s another electronic track that builds and builds and which sounds a little like Tangerine Dream. The Circus of Machines II [Allegro] is a second glorious operatic cue but it’s in Revenge that we hear real tension which positively soars with defiant strings.
I couldn’t imagine any other score fitting a film such as this and eagerly await Mr Pemberton’s next soundtrack assighnment.
1. The Musicians Play Their Instruments…
2. It’s Not Working
3. Child (Father)
4. Jack It Up
5. The Circus Of Machines I (Overture)
6. Russian Roulette
7. Change The World
8. The Skylab Plan
9. …I Play The Orchestra
10. The Circus Of Machines II (Allegro)
12. It’s An Abstract
13. Life Out Of Balance
14. I Wrote Ticket To Ride
15. The Nature Of People
16. 1998. The New Mac
17. Father (Child)