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 Posted:   Mar 8, 2018 - 9:43 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Not alot of GOT fans posting here.

Obviously!

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2018 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Sad to hear that Djawadi got this one -- was hoping for a quality orchestral score. Forget it.


Id..id ..idi

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2018 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

The samples don't sound wildly interesting but they're also not a sound I've heard from this composer so I'll definitely give it a chance.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2018 - 2:43 AM   
 By:   Washu   (Member)

It is incredibly bland and laden with cliches. There isn't anything really of true interest. Not even as a mood score is it good. The new-ageish parts of the score just aren't compelling.

Pacific Rim is probably Djawadi's best work I think (aside from Game of Thrones's highlights - I also liked Warcraft's peaks, particularly the cue Honor which is wonderfully moody), but it is still not very good and still filled with cliches.

I am sure Jason Moran would have supplied something much more imaginative and better had he gotten the gig.

Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2018 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   SoldierofFortune   (Member)

I listen only (for the moment) the first track and i like it.

I hope listen the rest the score this afternoon.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2018 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Sad to hear that Djawadi got this one -- was hoping for a quality orchestral score. Forget it.

One can only imagine the score if a film version had been produced close to when the book came out. The NY Times reviewer today mentioned that if you were in second grade in 1962 then blah blah blah. Well I was in second grade the following year and have recalled the title ever since though never having read it. It was hugely popular, a staple of elementary school libraries. The "Time" part always appealed to my youthful time travel imaginations.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2018 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

It's not terrible or anything but it's really astonishing to me how Djawadi can write six minute cues like "Sorry I'm Late" and they just ramble on without any structure.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2018 - 1:01 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

It's not that bad... Junkie coulnd't create something like this even in his wildest wet dreams.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2018 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

It's not terrible or anything but it's really astonishing to me how Djawadi can write six minute cues like "Sorry I'm Late" and they just ramble on without any structure.

That's the majority of modern day film scoring in general.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2018 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The Solium Insight

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2018 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

So... does anybody know for sure if Jonny Greenwood actually had a score rejected?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2018 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

It's not terrible or anything but it's really astonishing to me how Djawadi can write six minute cues like "Sorry I'm Late" and they just ramble on without any structure.

That's the majority of modern day film scoring in general.


That's definitely true, unfortunately.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2018 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   Kylo Ren   (Member)

It's not that bad... Junkie coulnd't create something like this even in his wildest wet dreams.

JXL's Tomb Raider makes this score easily come off like a symphonic masterpiece in scoring. I couldn't wait to get that disjointed mess off of my phone. I grew tired of it quick. The action music is a musical disease. It's not even good enough to be called "library" or "trailer" music.

Two Steps From Hell would never, and have never composed something as bad as what's on display in Tomb Raider.

I'm a fan of his Deadpool score too (whilst many hate it), and even enjoyed parts of Mad Max, so nobody is even going to try and attempt to play the "you just hate JXL" card with me. wink


I personally think Djawadi's A Wrinkle in Time is pretty good. It's definitely one of the stronger Disney efforts as of late.

It's orchestral, has some interesting synth textures (complementing the orchestra nicely), it's melodic and also well orchestrated. Is it gloriously old fashioned? No, it's modern and that's perfectly fine.

Thumbs up from me.

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2018 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

OK, I take it back. Based on recommendations above, I gave this a listen, and it does have a nice melodic main theme and several beautiful cues. Sorry I rushed to judgement.

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2018 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

The samples do sound rather good. Okay, I'll bite.

  • I'm a fan of his Deadpool score too ( whilst many hate it), and even enjoyed parts of Mad Max, so nobody is even going to try and attempt to play the "you just hate JXL" card with me. wink

    To be fair, that card has a common rarity, unlike the "500-piece Starscream vinyl edition" card, which is anyone's guess.

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     Posted:   Mar 12, 2018 - 1:21 AM   
     By:   haineshisway   (Member)

    I cannot believe someone said this score has melody. Have we devolved so far that this rambling drivel is considered MELODY? Changing chords and droning with a beat is not melody. Goldsmith knew from MELODY. Bernstein knew from MELODY. John Williams knows from MELODY. This guy wouldn't know a melody if it hit him in the face. But thanks for making me waste my time listening to this smile

     
     
     Posted:   Mar 12, 2018 - 6:11 AM   
     By:   Howard L   (Member)

    OK, I take it back. Based on recommendations above, I gave this a listen, and it does have a nice melodic main theme and several beautiful cues. Sorry I rushed to judgement.

    Yes but how well does the music elevate or do the picture justice?

     
     Posted:   Mar 12, 2018 - 6:37 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    I cannot believe someone said this score has melody. Have we devolved so far that this rambling drivel is considered MELODY? Changing chords and droning with a beat is not melody. Goldsmith knew from MELODY. Bernstein knew from MELODY. John Williams knows from MELODY. This guy wouldn't know a melody if it hit him in the face. But thanks for making me waste my time listening to this smile

    Thanks for taking one for the team. I won't waste my time sampling this.

     
     Posted:   Mar 12, 2018 - 7:37 AM   
     By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

    I’m fairly conservative in my taste. My heroes are Williams, Goldsmith, and Broughton, but I am open to some contemporary trends. I dare you to listen to the final track and tell me it doess not have melody. And that melody is found on other cues as well. It isn’t developed to any great extent, though.

    Here, I'll make it easy for you:

     
     Posted:   Mar 12, 2018 - 7:56 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    I’m fairly conservative in my taste. My heroes are Williams, Goldsmith, and Broughton, but I am open to some contemporary trends. I dare you to listen to the final track and tell me it doess not have melody. And that melody is found on other cues as well. It isn’t developed to any great extent, though.

    Here, I'll make it easy for you:


    Pretty. But it seems to be repeating cords and it doesn't really go anywhere. This is the huge difference between Williams, Goldsmith and say Djawadi or Giacchino.
    (Though I've likes some of Giacchino's recent scores.)

     
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