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 Posted:   Jan 9, 2019 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

As I say in my podcast, the score reminds me a bit of Geoffrey Burgon's excellent music for BRIDESHEAD REVISITED.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I never saw this film, which just looked like two hideous she-creatures doing bitch battle (I can watch that on any reality TV show these days), but I picked up the score for 2 quid in a CD shop in town recently.
This is the first score CD I own by Richter. I do have his gorgeously melancholic Nature of Daylight music on the Shutter Island CD.
Anyway, it sounds more like stuff Zimmer SHOULD be doing these days, instead of his constant one and two note variations on a minimal theme.
There's a lot of the modern Remote Control style ostinon-and-on-and-on throughout, although Richter does dress it up a bit more now and then. Also there's the percussion drumming. And the slow, sad, drawn-out elegiac music to address the tragedy of it all.
Oh, and some Zadok the Priest riffing to evoke the period.
It's all neither terrible or brilliant.
I too struggle with the somewhat simplistic nature of Richter's music. It gets pretty boring pretty quickly over a length of time.
He's similar to Michael Nyman in that way to me.
For short periods and in small doses, the music can be very enjoyable.
But I can't stick with it over a longer period, like I can with the likes of Williams, Goldsmith, Scott, Poledouris, Holdridge, Broughton and such.
Oh well. That'll be all Jeeves.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I did see the film because the wife wanted to...and while I liked it fine at first, the score soon wore on my nerves and by the end I felt like it honestly detracted from the film (which itself wasn't very good at all).

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

This album is now one of my absolute favorite score albums! Its amazing. I already was a huge fan of Richter (discovered him during The Leftovers). Favorite cue is "Finale". So long, but so beautiful.
Actually I like it so much that today (fact!) I ordered the vinyl. I dont even own a vinyl player, nor do I really care about vinyls but I just felt that I had to have this for some reason, lol!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2019 - 12:45 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

I think it is one of the best scores from last year. I also enjoyed the movie, it was a pleasant surprise for me.

I have recently picked up Richter's score for My Brilliant Friend which is very good as well. But I do agree that his style seems a bit simplistic at times and if the score is long it can be tiring to listen to from start to finish.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2019 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I've let this disc play on repeat in the car the last few days and I must say it's grown on me quite a bit.
It is quite repetitive and the last track pretty much sums up everything it's got to say, but it plays like a really good Zimmer score.
C'mon Hans, pull your finger out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2019 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Btw, that picture on the back cover is way more terrifying than anything seen in IT.
Pennywise would be running away too.

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2019 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

I've let this disc play on repeat in the car the last few days and I must say it's grown on me quite a bit.
It is quite repetitive and the last track pretty much sums up everything it's got to say, but it plays like a really good Zimmer score.
C'mon Hans, pull your finger out.


I love "Finale". The long buildup before the "regular" theme starts is amazing!

I dont listen too much to his non-score albums, but holy crap this one is good!



 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2019 - 1:38 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I think 'On The Nature Of Daylight' will probably go down as his most famous 'signature' piece, thanks to it's constant use in various trailers, films and TV shows.
It is a beautifully melancholic piece and I urge you to hear the version where it's combined with the Dinah Washington song 'This Bitter Earth' (it can be found on the Shutter Island soundtrack).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW-GMG6xhtY

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2019 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm afraid I can't hear much Zimmer in this, Kev. For me, this is a typical example of post-romantic minimalism -- in line with Korzeniowski, Marianelli, Desplat on a good day. Classic minimalism (Glass, Nyman, Reich, Riley) can go on my nerves sometimes, but this 'hybrid' sound is right up my alley. Richter excels at it; time and again.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2019 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

I like this one quite a bit mainly for the Finale cue. Not my favorite of the composer's scores, but I'd give it a 7 on the Richter scale.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2019 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

I like this one quite a bit mainly for the Finale cue. Not my favorite of the composer's scores, but I'd give it a 7 on the Richter scale.

I see what you did there! big grin

And yep, "Finale" is amazing!!

Today I actually received 3 Richter vinyls: Mary Queen, Black Mirror: Nosedive and The Leftovers.
I dont play much vinyls so I dont really know why I bought them but I just felt that I needed them, lol

 
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