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The Soundtrack Thread

Post by The Nameless Two » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:35 pm

The art of the soundtrack is fascinating along with it's evolution. Post your favorite examples of music in film, from orchestrations to Quentin Tarantino digging through his loot boxes and making classic tunes out of obscurity to John Carpenter playing four keys on his synthesizer - a true master of resourcefulness. Let's have ourselves a record swap of cinematic goodness

Peter Gabriel composing The Last Temptation of Christ with the world's greatest musicians all putting on a feast for your ears
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Post by The Nameless Two » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:52 pm

Why not extend this to video game and TV tracks. Go nuts
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Ridiculously, terribly difficult game, but what a soundtrack.
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One more before I'm off. Does any movie have a better opening sequence than the motorcycle battle in Akira? Pure electricity, I'd be hard pressed to name a better sequence in any film
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Post by The Nameless Two » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:04 pm

Torgo wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Ridiculously, terribly difficult game, but what a soundtrack.
Whaaaaaat, it's insane what NES composers are capable of. That's what... four sound channels? This is genius
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Dropping Extreme Ways in The Bourne Supremacy was hype af, you can't deny. Shame they reused it to such underwhelming effect in Ultimatum
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FLCL - The Pillows. This is what the 2000s were all about


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The Nameless Two wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:05 pm
Dropping Extreme Ways in The Bourne Supremacy was hype af, you can't deny. Shame they reused it to such underwhelming effect in Ultimatum.
Underwhelming? Huh?
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Post by The Nameless Two » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:28 am

Stu wrote:
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Underwhelming? Huh?
Yeah, I'm not a fan of rehashing of that sort, seemed lazy to me. Like, in Bond films dont have the same theme but a similar motif. That's the key
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I'm currently in the process of making a playlist of my favorite scores from science fiction films. My main goal though is for the songs to feel science fiction-y, if that makes sense. Not ones which feel predominantly action packed, emotional, etc. Also, the score needs to be written for the film, which is why I didn't include anything from 2001, for example. Here's what I have so far:

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV ... 4_VFO59CNC

Recommendations are welcome.
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Post by The Nameless Two » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:56 am

Popcorn Reviews wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:30 am
I'm currently in the process of making a playlist of my favorite scores from science fiction films. My main goal though is for the songs to feel science fiction-y, if that makes sense. Not ones which feel predominantly action packed, emotional, etc. Also, the score needs to be written for the film, which is why I didn't include anything from 2001, for example. Here's what I have so far:

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV ... 4_VFO59CNC

Recommendations are welcome.
How about a soundtrack to a science fiction film which exists solely in the artist's mind?
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How about a soundtrack to a science fiction film which exists solely in the artist's mind?
Not exactly what I'm looking for (I'm specifically looking for scores written for actual films), but I'll check that out regardless.
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Popcorn Reviews wrote:
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Not exactly what I'm looking for (I'm specifically looking for scores written for actual films), but I'll check that out regardless.
I've got one in mind but I need help sourcing the title. It's the docking scene in Interstellar
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This scene
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:28 am

That's a really fine score, but it also isn't what I'm looking for (sorry to say this again).

I know this is a strict rule, but I'm trying to only list scores that, when I listen to them, make me think of science fiction. Like, there can be other genres they remind me of, but I do want science fiction to be one of them. Listen to the The Black Hole theme from my playlist and you should see what I mean.
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Popcorn Reviews wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:30 am
I'm currently in the process of making a playlist of my favorite scores from science fiction films. My main goal though is for the songs to feel science fiction-y, if that makes sense. Not ones which feel predominantly action packed, emotional, etc. Also, the score needs to be written for the film, which is why I didn't include anything from 2001, for example. Here's what I have so far:

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV ... 4_VFO59CNC

Recommendations are welcome.


I'm a fan of the Fantastic Planet score
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Post by The Nameless Two » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:32 am

Popcorn Reviews wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:28 am
That's a really fine score, but it also isn't what I'm looking for (sorry to say this again).

I know this is a strict rule, but I'm trying to only list scores that, when I listen to them, make me think of science fiction. Like, there can be other genres they remind me of, but I do want science fiction to be one of them. Listen to the The Black Hole theme from my playlist and you should see what I mean.
Aha, though I'm not sure how the existential dread and awe of the docking sequence doesn't exactly fit the bill in question, let me have another attempt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2d5XqZ ... _dqWHgswve
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Captain Terror wrote:
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I'm a fan of the Fantastic Planet score
Hahaha, you beat me to it
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:43 am

Both the Fantastic Planet and Upgrade scores fit nicely. Added them. Thanks to both of you!
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NP :) I'm having fun in wonderland right now. One more from a true sci fi classic
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Also added. Should watch that film someday.
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This is probably my favorite music from a video game. I love how atmospheric and foreboding it is.
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Torgo wrote:
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This is probably my favorite music from a video game. I love how atmospheric and foreboding it is.
I honestly sat down and listened to the Tristram theme with my dad a couple days back in effort to describe how complicated a long looping section of music has to be to engage the listener indefinitely - Koji Kondo's Mario Bros theme (which is now tumbling through your brain) influenced so so much. The 90s era of Blizzard was peak gaming

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The break at 0:33 is one of my favourite moments in gaming, music, art, you name it
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What a melody, I turn into a sap when I listen to this
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:00 pm

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The final minute in that song ranks alongside the scariest music I've ever heard. It nails the uncanny valley element better than every other song I've listened to.
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The final minute in that song ranks alongside the scariest music I've ever heard. It nails the uncanny valley element better than every other song I've listened to.
This is no soundtrack (except for, I dunno, the universe) but check out Sufjan Stevens' album Enjoy Your Rabbit if you want someone going full alien terror. Not an easy listen but an important one for curious folk
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The Nameless Two wrote:
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This is no soundtrack (except for, I dunno, the universe) but check out Sufjan Stevens' album Enjoy Your Rabbit if you want someone going full alien terror. Not an easy listen but an important one for curious folk
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The Nameless Two wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:54 pm
I honestly sat down and listened to the Tristram theme with my dad a couple days back in effort to describe how complicated a long looping section of music has to be to engage the listener indefinitely - Koji Kondo's Mario Bros theme (which is now tumbling through your brain) influenced so so much. The 90s era of Blizzard was peak gaming

The Rush-isms of "Terran Theme 1" are great, but let us not forget the "Rockit"-esque space-funk of "Terran Theme 2", the space-rock of "Terran Theme 3" and the imperial space-operatics of "Terran Theme 4". Also love how they weave in hints of Jerry Goldsmith's Alien score with their diverse influences.





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God, that electric violin is sublime. Lindsey Stirling better watch out.
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I've never seen the film but I'm a fan of the soundtrack.
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Wang Chung gets down to business.

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Popcorn Reviews wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:30 am
I'm currently in the process of making a playlist of my favorite scores from science fiction films. My main goal though is for the songs to feel science fiction-y, if that makes sense. Not ones which feel predominantly action packed, emotional, etc. Also, the score needs to be written for the film, which is why I didn't include anything from 2001, for example. Here's what I have so far:

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV ... 4_VFO59CNC

Recommendations are welcome.
Might I humbly offer this piece from Goblin's score for Contamination? It's not their best score, but it has its moments, and I feel this one is particularly science fiction-y.

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Rock wrote:
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Might I humbly offer this piece from Goblin's score for Contamination? It's not their best score, but it has its moments, and I feel this one is particularly science fiction-y.

Added. Thanks. Haven't heard of that film before.
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Tuco looking for the right grave in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to Ecstasy of Gold is hard to top.



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Kikujiro is my least favorite Kitano movie, but the soundtrack - especially this song - will brighten your day regardless of your mood.
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Added. Thanks. Haven't heard of that film before.
I'm a fan. It splits the difference between the globetrotting adventure the director wanted to make and the Alien ripoff the producers insisted on with an exploding chest effect that never gets old. Not sure if it's on any streaming services at the moment but there is a pretty good Arrow Blu-ray release.
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