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 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Why did the actual release blurb disappear? How weird.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Here it is.

Kritzerland is proud to present a new limited edition CD release:

THE SPIDER

Composed by Soren Hyldgaard

Nordic Noir. Wallander. Steig Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest). The Killing (Forbrydelsen) from Denmark, which was a sensational hit, spawning a not nearly as effective American version. The Bridge (Bron) a Danish/Swedish production, again spawning a not nearly as effective American version. And then there was the wonderful Danish miniseries, The Spider (Edderkopen) from 2000.

The series was set in post World War II Copenhagen, with the country still recovering from the end of Nazi occupation, with gangsters, corruption, and the black market everywhere. It’s a large, tangled spider’s web of intrigue, deceit, honor, love, corruption and family, played out against an atmosphere thick with wonderful period detail in the settings and costumes. And what really ties the six brilliant episodes together is the wonderful and evocative score by Soren Hyldgaard.

Beginning with the mesmerizing main title music, which draws you immediately into a musical spider’s web, the score is so multilayered, varied and rich in its thematic material, it almost plays like a noir tone poem. Hyldgaard is that rare thing in film music today, a composer who is not afraid of melody, and his melodies in The Spider are sublime and unforgettable. His music is part of the fabric of the series and propels us from episode to episode, tying together all the various plots and subplots. The music is beautifully played by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

We are thrilled to bring his stunning score to The Spider to CD. There was an earlier CD release in Denmark, which quickly went out of print – that CD was about forty-four minutes duration. This CD runs close to seventy-nine minutes and is complete save for some repeated themes and cues. It’s a major score with occasional echoes of Herrmann, Goldsmith and John Barry, but somehow remaining its own unique musical landscape. This CD was mastered from the composer’s complete score tapes.

The Spider is limited to 1000 copies only and is priced at $19.98, plus shipping.

CDs will ship by the last week of September, but we’ve been averaging three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date. To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

I'm intrigued! Will listen to samples. And inevitably purchase. Thanks Bruce.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I'm intrigued! Will listen to samples. And inevitably purchase. Thanks Bruce.

I encourage everyone to at least listen to the samples.

Alas, I feel that eighty percent of FSM board people won't even open the thread and look. It happens with every label because we each take chances on composers and scores we believe in and people see the title and/or composer and just think, "Whew, that doesn't interest me" and don't even read about it, let alone listen to the samples, thereby missing out on the discovery of a composer they didn't know and music they might have fallen in love with. That, for me, is the greatest thing about being a film music fan - hearing something I didn't know, discovering a composer who is terrific and seeking out other work by him. Doesn't happen a lot today, sadly, but it's how I grew up.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Michael Condon   (Member)

I decided to get this back when you first mentioned it on a previous thread. The description of your first impression on hearing the score made me take note. It's great to discover these new composers. Interesting too that it's my second purchase of a film score by a composer I'm unfamiliar with in just the past few weeks, having bought the Varese Club "Haunt," based on the sound clips and composer alone.
Thanks for all the great classic score Bruce, and it's very nice to try out something new as well. Looking forward to The Spider!

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Sounds fantastic!
Waiting to hear back from a few friends and then ordering soon.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Wow. It IS incredible. Ordered!!!

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I'm intrigued! Will listen to samples. And inevitably purchase. Thanks Bruce.

I encourage everyone to at least listen to the samples.

Alas, I feel that eighty percent of FSM board people won't even open the thread and look. It happens with every label because we each take chances on composers and scores we believe in and people see the title and/or composer and just think, "Whew, that doesn't interest me" and don't even read about it, let alone listen to the samples, thereby missing out on the discovery of a composer they didn't know and music they might have fallen in love with. That, for me, is the greatest thing about being a film music fan - hearing something I didn't know, discovering a composer who is terrific and seeking out other work by him. Doesn't happen a lot today, sadly, but it's how I grew up.



I always give the scores you present a listen. If I avoided unknown composers, I never would have acquired the bulk of the MSM and Varese Limited Edition titles I own and when available I listened to the samples on those. Looking forward to taking a listen after the work day is done.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Track 8 took seconds to load. I guess there are several listeners chiming in. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   zachip   (Member)

Bruce, any chance for complete "Angel of the Night" later on?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Bruce, I did read and absorb your original postings on this release -- and made an immediate purchase this morning. This is how I became a film music fan -- by taking changes on composers who were completely unknown to me. That's how I first discovered most of the early work of John Barry, Elmer Bernstein, and Jerry Goldsmith -- by picking up an lp in a shop and becoming intrigued.

Thanks!

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   scottthompson   (Member)

One of my favorite composers, though Hyldgaard is hardly "new" to me. Been a fan since the late 1990's. Delighted to see a US label take interest. Thanks to all at Kritzerland for another terrific release.

Hopefully we can see more of Soren's back catalog released in the States, and get a better beat on his new stuff.

SCOTT

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)


I encourage everyone to at least listen to the samples.

Alas, I feel that eighty percent of FSM board people won't even open the thread and look.




P.S. I have checked out the samples and like what I hear.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

P.S. I have checked out the samples and like what I hear.

So do I. Bien joué Bruce.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Definitely more Hyldgaard coming and soon.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Guess I may as well mention that Liberty Valance sold out yesterday.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Guess I may as well mention that Liberty Valance sold out yesterday.



Wow! That was fast!

I've always felt golden age that sells the best are westerns, closely followed by adventure, action, horror, epics, biblical etc.

Congrats Bruce! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Guess I may as well mention that Liberty Valance sold out yesterday.



Wow! That was fast!

I've always felt golden age that sells the best are westerns, closely followed by adventure, action, horror, epics, biblical etc.

Congrats Bruce! smile


I have to say that it wasn't the FSM-like soundtrack fan who sold this out so quickly.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Guess I may as well mention that Liberty Valance sold out yesterday.



Wow! That was fast!

I've always felt golden age that sells the best are westerns, closely followed by adventure, action, horror, epics, biblical etc.

Congrats Bruce! smile


I have to say that it wasn't the FSM-like soundtrack fan who sold this out so quickly.




Who were the bulk of the buyers? John Wayne fans? John Ford fans? Or?

Just wondering ........

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Guess I may as well mention that Liberty Valance sold out yesterday.



Wow! That was fast!

I've always felt golden age that sells the best are westerns, closely followed by adventure, action, horror, epics, biblical etc.

Congrats Bruce! smile


I have to say that it wasn't the FSM-like soundtrack fan who sold this out so quickly.




Who were the bulk of the buyers? John Wayne fans? John Ford fans? Or?

Just wondering ........


Let's just say I made sure the Wayne and Ford fans knew about it - and a LOT of it went to those folks. Certainly the clientele on this board was not all that interested, save for the folks who love scores from that era.

BTW, Liberty Valance shipped this morning.

 
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