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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Soylent Green/Demon Seed
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Pardon me, but I thought it was about time Cookie Monster stepped aside for the real Fred Myrow in his FSM composer portrait.

Love me some "Soylent Green"; and Jerry Fielding at his trippiest.

 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Love me some "Soylent Green"; and Jerry Fielding at his trippiest.

Truly mind-blowing, head-trippy, other-wordly Fielding at his best.

The opening bars make me levitate.

 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I traded away the CD after a few listens. Sadly didn't do much for me.

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

The Prologue/Opening to Soylent Green is one of my favorite single cues, ever.

 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I originally bought this for the Fielding score, which I've listened to dozens of times while shamefully ignoring SOYLENT GREEN. Well, not quite "ignoring" it, but it hadn't been getting a lot of attention from me in the last four or five years. So I put on SOYLENT GREEN again today - and it's totally wonderful!

I'd really forgotten how great the Fred Myrow (and Mark Fleischer) score works on CD. Just as "Soylent Green" itself is not quite what one is supposed to think it is at the start, this marvelous music is a complex hybrid and a true revelation of spaced-out genius. So the "upbeat" R n' B opening is tinged with a kind of crazy madness, the source cues are not quite 100% innocuous (I can hear a warped nod to "The Girl From Ipanema" in the Fleischer-credited cue "Home Lobby Source"), and the very vague country n' western touches are anything but comforting. Then there's the truly hypnotic avant-garde chimes and meanderings and oddly shifting textures of the low-key stuff - which is not in the least boring, but totally compelling. Some of it is sort of in the same musical universe as Denny Zeitlin's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, but it might be more logical to draw a parallel between Myrow's score and Michael Small. You just know that when Michael Small did a "patriotic" theme, the effect which it produced was quite the opposite of pride, and often way-out creepy.

 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Soylent green is . . . COOKIES! IT'S COOKIES!!!

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