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 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I'm not too familiar with this composer and would really appreciate a few recommendations of scores to introduce me to his work.

Thanks

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Hi Peter,

I have a huge admiration and respect for Roque, not only because I like his music a lot, but because I have had the honor to work with him on several occasions. So I might be somehow biased, but here are some recommendations.

From his Spanish period be sure to listen to:
El Corazon del Guerrero
Segunda Piel
No Somos Nadie
La Caja Kovak
Alatriste
Zona Hostil
Los Ultimos de Filipinas
800 Balas

From his American period I find most impressive:
Evil Dead
The Machinist
Risen
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
In the Heart of the Sea
Intruders

Of course there are many more, he has a vast compositional output, and it might be a matter of taste as well.

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Also:

FRAGILES


Powerful, melodic, haunting.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

The Machinist is excellent and very Bernard Herrmann.

In the Heart of the Sea is completely different and less memorable, more generic.

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

The Machinist is excellent and very Bernard Herrmann.

In the Heart of the Sea is completely different and less memorable, more generic.


Any thoughts on his new score for The Girl in the Spider’s Web?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

The Machinist is excellent and very Bernard Herrmann.

In the Heart of the Sea is completely different and less memorable, more generic.


Any thoughts on his new score for The Girl in the Spider’s Web?


I didn't know there was such a film out. I'll have to have a look.

Oh, Evil Dead was a good score, worked well in the film but wasn't my cup of tea to listen to away from it. Too scary.

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I will never not recommend Evil Dead!

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

The Machinist is excellent and very Bernard Herrmann.

In the Heart of the Sea is completely different and less memorable, more generic.


I find Heart of the Sea to be the most memorable of his scores, at least the last four or five tracks. The melodies he uses and the final vocal track are fantastic. First half of the score is generic yes.

It is the only one that has grabbed me but I haven't gone deep into his early works.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

I should probably relisten to it. It's my favourite book and I was so disappointed with the film it might have coloured my judgement.

 
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