Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Liberator Score Review

Check it out... if you desire a well constructed and thematically varied piece of composition by a first time composer in this area of music

Skip it... if a consistent tone, fit with woodwinds and dark strings all throughout doesn't appeal to your tastes

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

No Good Deed Score Review

Check it out... if you're a fan of Paul Haslinger and his love of synthetic instrumentation, for his fans may be the only people capable of treasuring such a score as this

Skip it... if you're tired of cliched and unoriginal crime-thriller scoring, a genre riddled with consistently generic music, with No Good Deed proving to fit comfortably into this description

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Maze Runner Score Review

Check it out... if you're interested in a score which doesn't necessarily conform to the scoring conventions of it's own genre, whilst denoting the mood and tone of itself with the use of varied and intelligent compositional and instrumental techniques

Skip it... if you're not a fan of scores which sport anti-climatic tendencies, and a direction that never seems focused on a single ideal, such as romance, action, adventure or horror

Monday, 15 September 2014

The Giver (2014) Film Review

Check it out... if you're tired of young-adult dystopian novel adaptations skimping only the surface on thoughtful and intuitive commentary on our own modern world, and desire something that is relatively intelligent and faithful to it's 1993 source material 

Skip it... if you are a faithful and guarded fan of the novel of which this is adapted from, and detest any and all changes made for the better of the translation to live action, which proves to be not particularly poor, but more so enjoyable

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Knick Score Review

Check it out... if you're a fan of Cliff Martinez and his electronically-based scores for Drive and Only God Forgives, and crave another score of his which lie within this vein of musical style 

Skip it... if you're not one for questionable use of synthetic pulsing in or outside of visual context, and desire a well rounded listening experience which at least sounds as if the composer has gone into detail and effort

Monday, 8 September 2014

Avatar Score Review

Check it out... if you sport a love of technically astounding, orchestrally-based grandeur, filled with questionable but undoubtedly beautiful uses of thematic concepts, all of which James Horner's Avatar possesses

Skip it... if you're tired of hearing Horner repeat himself time and time again in regards to thematic material, for he does so again here, though all the aforementioned thematic ideas are far more fleshed out and wider in scope than ever before 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Houdini: Volume 2 Score Review

Check it out... if you have an unreasonable desire to be assaulted by some of the most obnoxious and disgustingly arranged television compositions of the past year 

Skip it... if the promise of more grueling electronics, uninspired instrumentation and composition, as well as a lack of any memorable material isn't a great pitch for an improvement over the prior score in the series 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Houdini: Volume 1 Score Review

Check it out... if an aggressive electronic approach, filled with ear-piercing bass pulses is the kind of score which you're interested and excited for

Skip it... if a lack of thematic construct and genuinely enjoyable music leaves you desiring more than John Debney and co-composer Sebastian Arocha can provide