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 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   RobBob83   (Member)

I've yet to hear the score as the film doesn't open here till Thursday, but I enjoyed Wallfisch's first score and its nice two disc treatment by Water Tower Music. I'm wondering if anyone knows if there will be a physical release of the 'Chapter Two' score other than the "On Demand" version? The first film had an EU release, hopefully again? I figured this would be the best place to ask.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 3:53 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WP74YBJ/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=filmusrep-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07WP74YBJ&linkId=4c844a9697e32363c2f3142db0020f1c

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   purplerain   (Member)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WP74YBJ/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=filmusrep-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07WP74YBJ&linkId=4c844a9697e32363c2f3142db0020f1c

As I see the tracklist, Ritual of CHÜD and Spider Attack tracks are very promising, this chapter has more connection to the book than the first one? BUT, as I can remember (I am reading the book now) the used the ritual of chüd in both timeline, and the first movie did not contain it, so its very-very strange how they did it smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2019 - 2:36 AM   
 By:   RobBob83   (Member)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WP74YBJ/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=filmusrep-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07WP74YBJ&linkId=4c844a9697e32363c2f3142db0020f1c

That's the only one I could find too, but it is a CD-R. Anyone with news of a European release?

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2019 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

I remember that FYE carried the first soundtrack in stores. I wonder if they’ll have Chapter Two as well.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2019 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

I was listening to this on my way into work this morning. Its a nice lead on from the themes and feeling of the first score but seems, for me, a better listen on the whole.
I'm a big fan of Mr Wallfisch and a big horror score fan but I really don't like the stinger and 'sound mush' approach to horror scenes. If you want to go atonal or 'sound design' Chris Young often carries it off masterfully or one of my personal favourites SESSION 9 by Climax Golden Twins, creates a wonderful unsettling mood. I don't ever find anything creepy in crescendo crashes all the time and i don't think it works much in films either apart from the obvious sudden jump effect. Mr Wallfisch's horror stuff for these scores ( apart from the use of the nursery rhyme) just never seems that interesting and I wish he'd have taken a different approach as i find him a very talented composer. ( wasn't a fan of his LIGHTS OUT score either for this reason) Apart from these moments there's some great stuff in the new score and the tracks that make up the whole last section particularly are terrific. Some great emotional moments again using the themes from the first film. Definitely happy with it and i think it'll get more plays from me than the first one. Just wish we could get better 'scary' music that unnerves you rather than just gives you an ear bashing.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2019 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WP74YBJ/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=filmusrep-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07WP74YBJ&linkId=4c844a9697e32363c2f3142db0020f1c

That's the only one I could find too, but it is a CD-R. Anyone with news of a European release?
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Same was claimed about Godzilla and my copy from the US is pressed.
Same is claimed with GOT8 and my copy is pressed.
So.. we'll see...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2019 - 9:44 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Even though I like Benjamin Wallfishs " old school " scoring I found his first IT score very weak.
Scoring a horror movie is a most delicate task .He just couldnt deliver it..he got trapped in the obvious.
Eerie chidrens choir/ voices...soundscapes that conclude in a big BOOO! crescendo ..just like the movie...a fun ride for teenagers...I guess...but too much of a here comes the scare ghostride.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2019 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of IT: CHAPTER TWO, for anyone who's interested:

https://moviemusicuk.us/2019/09/10/it-chapter-two-benjamin-wallfisch/

Jon

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2019 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

I have nothing nice to say about either film or their respective scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Saw the film tonight and absolutely loved it.
Fantastic atmosphere of regret/sadness and nostalgia in between the clown attacks.
Top class horror film, even if it was a retread of the first film.
Looked great. Excellent set of actors to play the grownup Losers.
Cool SK cameo and Thing shout out too.
Score was also top notch, at times recalling classic Goldsmith and Chris Young to my ears.
Lovely to hear the first chapter themes again.
Can't wait to buy the CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Saw the film tonight and absolutely loved it.
Fantastic atmosphere of regret/sadness and nostalgia in between the clown attacks.
Top class horror film, even if it was a retread of the first film.
Looked great. Excellent set of actors to play the grownup Losers.
Cool SK cameo and Thing shout out too.
Score was also top notch, at times recalling classic Goldsmith and Chris Young to my ears.
Lovely to hear the first chapter themes again.
Can't wait to buy the CD.


Recalling which styles of Goldsmith and Young?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The bigger stuff near the end reminded me of the Veg'r music from ST-TMP and some Poltergeist too.
The Young stuff was just overall that lovely bittersweet/nostalgia music he used to do in the olden days of his horror scores.

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Saw the film tonight and absolutely loved it.
Fantastic atmosphere of regret/sadness and nostalgia in between the clown attacks.
Top class horror film, even if it was a retread of the first film.
Looked great. Excellent set of actors to play the grownup Losers.
Cool SK cameo and Thing shout out too.
Score was also top notch, at times recalling classic Goldsmith and Chris Young to my ears.
Lovely to hear the first chapter themes again.
Can't wait to buy the CD.


Also saw the film tonight and ...basically everything Kev said. Music worked really well in the movie. Definitely enjoy the cd more than the first one as a listening experience. I continue to look forward to everything Benjamin Wallfisch does.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

The bigger stuff near the end reminded me of the Veg'r music from ST-TMP and some Poltergeist too.
The Young stuff was just overall that lovely bittersweet/nostalgia music he used to do in the olden days of his horror scores.


The Dark Half, Flowers in the Attic?... unmatched by no one since by the way IMHO.

And thanks smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Saw the film tonight and absolutely loved it.
Fantastic atmosphere of regret/sadness and nostalgia in between the clown attacks.
Top class horror film, even if it was a retread of the first film.
Looked great. Excellent set of actors to play the grownup Losers.
Cool SK cameo and Thing shout out too.
Score was also top notch, at times recalling classic Goldsmith and Chris Young to my ears.
Lovely to hear the first chapter themes again.
Can't wait to buy the CD.


Also saw the film tonight and ...basically everything Kev said. Music worked really well in the movie. Definitely enjoy the cd more than the first one as a listening experience. I continue to look forward to everything Benjamin Wallfisch does.


Thanks. I remember being very majorly impressed when I first listened to The Escapist many years ago. Any suggestions?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2019 - 12:53 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"The Dark Half, Flowers in the Attic?... unmatched by no one since by the way IMHO"
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Agreed. Top quality stuff there.
I don't think any composer would be ALLOWED to write music for a horror film like that in this day and age. But the fact I got a whiff of scores like that during IT-2 tells me BW is trying his hardest to bring back the emotion and melody to his horror scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2019 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Thanks. I remember being very majorly impressed when I first listened to The Escapist many years ago. Any suggestions?"
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Aye.
Bitter Havest is tragic and gorgeous.
Mully is very involving and emotional.
Summer In February (an older score) is lush and lovely.
A Cure For Wellness has some strong moments too (I need to play that one more myself).
Bhopal - A Prayer For Rain & Desert Dancer have some really nice moments in amongst the drony/ambient nature of their scores.

Also, Peter Pan (which sounds a million miles away from the way he writes nowadays), which is available digitally but the CD is hard to come by now.

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2019 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

"Thanks. I remember being very majorly impressed when I first listened to The Escapist many years ago. Any suggestions?"
-------------------------
Aye.
Bitter Havest is tragic and gorgeous.
Mully is very involving and emotional.
Summer In February (an older score) is lush and lovely.
A Cure For Wellness has some strong moments too (I need to play that one more myself).
Bhopal - A Prayer For Rain & Desert Dancer have some really nice moments in amongst the drony/ambient nature of their scores.

Also, Peter Pan (which sounds a million miles away from the way he writes nowadays), which is available digitally but the CD is hard to come by now.


I feel I'm repeating myself but again...what Kev said ! :-)
I too loved THE ESCAPIST and often go back to it. I'd add in THE THIRTEENTH TALE for a sort of reflective 'ghostly' atmospheric score and, despite getting a lot of flack, I quite enjoyed the recent SERENITY.
I still wish he'd not do the obvious 'horror build' stuff ( need to try LIGHTS OUT again but I was pretty disappointed with it) he's been doing recently but I still enjoy so much of what he writes.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2019 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Regarding SERENITY...what spook said wink

 
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