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 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

CD from Abkco on March 30:

https://www.amazon.com/Isle-Original-Soundtrack-Various-Artists/dp/B079P95KSL/

"Isle of Dogs (Original Soundtrack) includes Academy Award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat's original score, compositions from acclaimed Japanese films Seven Samurai and Drunken Angel , The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band's brand of American psychedelia, and The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra's eccentric euphonies. I Won't Hurt You originally appeared as a B-side on the debut 1966 single by Los Angeles-based psychedelic group The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra's 1952 single Midnight Sleighride incorporates piccolo, xylophone, triangle, chanting, and, of course, sleigh bells. Japanese composer Fumio Hayasaka worked with legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa on many projects, including Seven Samurai (1954). Isle of Dogs (Original Soundtrack) includes a composition from Seven Samurai, performed here by the Toho Symphony Orchestra, as a cinematic nod to Kurosawa's work."

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Must have been a goddamn rights issue nightmare working this release out!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 8:42 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

The reviews of the film I've read say the score is very eclectic and like nothing else the composer has written before. Should be interesting, at least.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Based on reviews, the taiko drum music in the trailer seems to be from Desplat's score:

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Here's a clip with more score:

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Yup, that definitely sounds eclectic.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)

I never noticed the pun in this movie's title (say it quickly out loud) until film twitter pointed it out and now I can't read it for what it actually says anymore.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I never noticed the pun in this movie's title (say it quickly out loud) until film twitter pointed it out and now I can't read it for what it actually says anymore.

NICE.

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2018 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)



1. Shinto Shrine (Alexandre Desplat)
2. Taiko Drumming (Kaoru Watanabe)
3. The Municipal Dome (Alexandre Desplat)
4. Six Months Later Dog + Dog - Fight (Alexandre Desplat)
5. The Hero Pack (Alexandre Desplat)
6. First Crash - Landing (Alexandre Desplat)
7. Kanbei & Katsushiro Kikuchiyo's Mambo (from Seven Samurai) (Toho Symphony Orchestra)
8. Second Crash - Landing + Bath House + Beach Attack (Alexandre Desplat)
9. Nutmeg (Alexandre Desplat)
10. Kosame No Oka (from Drunken Angel) (David Mansfield)
11. I Won't Hurt You (The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band)
12. Toshiro (Alexandre Desplat)
13. Jupiter and Oracle + Aboriginal Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)
14. Sushi Scene (Alexandre Desplat)
15. Midnight Sleighride (from 'The Lieutenant Kije Suite') (The Sauter - Finegan Orchestra)
16. Pagoda Slide (Alexandre Desplat)
17. First Bath of a Stray Dog (Alexandre Desplat)
18. TV Drumming (Kaoru Watanabe)
19. Konbayashi Canine - Testing Laboratory (Alexandre Desplat)
20. Tokyo Shoe Shine Boy (Teruko Akatsuki)
21. Re - Election Night Parts 1 , XXXXXXXXXXX (Alexandre Desplat)
22. End Titles (Alexandre Desplat)

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2018 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

Based on the samples on amazon it's mostly taiko drums and a weird choir and many short tracks. It didn't particularly grabbed me.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2018 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I love this score. Yes, it's much harmonically simpler than Desplat's canon but it's almost meditative. The enjoyment comes from the mixture of Japanese and Western classical instrumentation and music influences. Those who like Hayasaka's Seven Samurai will enjoy this (in fact, there is a small quote from the Samurai theme on the CD). There's also wordless male chorus very much inspired by the opening of Seven Samurai. The use of the recorders is terrific as are the contrabassoons/bari sax.

If you just like current standard film score fare, no, you won't like this. If you enjoy inventive, inspired film scores, I think this would be right up one's alley. I've been playing it non-stop and I just totally dig it. Like I said, it's almost meditative because of the repeating figures, though you could say it has a bit of that Herrmann aesthetic insofar as how cells are built up.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2018 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   knisper.shayan   (Member)


this remainds me strongly of morricone´s "the hateful eight"!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2018 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review ISLE OF DOGS, for anyone who's interested:

https://moviemusicuk.us/2018/03/27/isle-of-dogs-alexandre-desplat/

Jon

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2018 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Yes, it's much harmonically simpler than Desplat's canon but it's almost meditative.


More like Pachelbel's canon?

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Yes, it's much harmonically simpler than Desplat's canon but it's almost meditative.


More like Pachelbel's canon?


It actually reminds me of Herrmann’s Approach insofar as minimalist passages are concerned, just with a Japanese flair. I totally dig it however.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2018 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Great score, love it.
Once again Alexandre Desplat has challenged himself, and the result is effective and smart.

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2018 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Great score, love it.
Once again Alexandre Desplat has challenged himself, and the result is effective and smart.


Agreed. I haven't played a current film score as much as this one since Shapiro's Captain Underpants actually.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2018 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

I'm really looking forward to seeing this.

The music is great. I'm a big Desplat fan and love his work of Grand Budapest hotel. It's a really enoyable album.

UK film critic Mark Kermode said: "The score is really well done." "The film is terrific."

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2018 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I liked the film and the score. A lot of dry, observational humor--i.e., the world as observed by dogs--if dogs had human personalities and speech. The score works well in the film. I'll have to check out some samples to see how it holds up on its own.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2018 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I like it a lot too, but who exactly is the actual narrator?

The cast list credits Courtney B. Vance as "Narrator," but the first thing we see in the film is F. Murray Abraham's dog avatar "Jupiter" beginning the narration which he continues through the remainder of the movie!

 
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