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 Posted:   Aug 8, 2019 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   dr.doom   (Member)

Classic Adventure scoring returns.Lighthearted Indiana Jones style score.better than jungle book.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Here's samples:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLohYzz4btpaTQKttBaeximK2AmwPZcxy2

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

That's encouraging.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Halfway through this and sadly not really grabbing my attention. It's orchestral but I'm not hearing anything memorable. It just meanders about, lots of noodling. The Jungle Book is much better with fleshed out thematic material.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

So, do we blame the co-composer?

Saw the trailer for the film ... well, looked forward to the inevitable CinemaSins and Nostalgia Critic reviews (and the pitch meeting from screen Rant; not seen them before? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZJStOjhMfk).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

I have to agree with solium. It's another fun, adventure score by Debney for a kid's movie, but it doesn't hold a candle to his more thematic material like Cutthroat Island, The Jungle Book, or The Orville. Still, it's good to hear *someone* composing orchestral adventure music! It's a fun little distraction while we wait for Orville season 2.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

The whole album's on Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/6heKGaLLZZ0QP9zmkscY6c?si=hGWwJ3xbTfuS2vH_HbQO8w

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Halfway through this and sadly not really grabbing my attention. It's orchestral but I'm not hearing anything memorable. It just meanders about, lots of noodling. The Jungle Book is much better with fleshed out thematic material.

It usually takes me a few listens to catch on to thematic material so I will give this one at least two full listens before I decide if I agree with you. At least tonally it shares similarities to the Jungle Book score.

Track 22 was the first track that stood out to me with a nice theme. A few others as well while I went through this so I will happily go through a second time.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

I’m a big Debney fan, and had high hopes for this one, but it doesn’t do much for me. Lots of too-short cues and nothing really stands out.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

I will say that "Moon Gate" is a pretty spectacular cue

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2019 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Halfway through this and sadly not really grabbing my attention. It's orchestral but I'm not hearing anything memorable. It just meanders about, lots of noodling. The Jungle Book is much better with fleshed out thematic material.

It usually takes me a few listens to catch on to thematic material so I will give this one at least two full listens before I decide if I agree with you. At least tonally it shares similarities to the Jungle Book score.

Track 22 was the first track that stood out to me with a nice theme. A few others as well while I went through this so I will happily go through a second time.


Sure, it sometimes takes a few listens to warm up to a score. Creating my own edit often improves the experience too. I'll give it a few more tries but I don't suspect it's something I'll go back to.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2019 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I will say that "Moon Gate" is a pretty spectacular cue

Without question the one outstanding cue in the score.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2019 - 11:14 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Sponge Out of Water this ain’t.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, for anyone who's interested:

https://moviemusicuk.us/2019/08/14/dora-and-the-lost-city-of-gold-john-debney-and-germaine-franco/

Jon

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

John Debney doesn't conduct anymore?

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

IMDb also has him as conductor. I assume it's correct; it's not often somebody enters a false Music Department credit in big-name composers on recent films.

 
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