Monday, 27 April 2015


Check it out... if you have been disappointed with the lack of continuity in regards to prior Marvel scores, as Tyler and Elfman manage to finally collate a respectable quantity of individual thematic premises together for an action score that achieves everything it desires

Skip it... if Tyler's usual propensity towards over-utilisation and mixing of brass elements does not bode well with, the composer's writing often heavily accentuating the horns over the rest of the mix at various points 

Saturday, 25 April 2015


Check it out... if you're a fan of the original, and appreciate wild, boisterous and thematically adept fantasy compositions, Legends of Chima: Volume 2 as accessible and entertaining as the preliminary release

Skip it... if you sternly disapprove of large magnitude, bold and unabashed writing fantasy writing, despite the inherent positives layered within this glorious score

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 5, EPISODE 2 "The House of Black and White" Review

Positives this week included... Arya arriving at Braavos, H'ghar returning, Bronn+Jaime, Selyse being creepy, Emilia Clarke not being terrible, Daario looking flash, Dorne is amazing, Areo Hotah, Cersei's idiocy, Brienne and Pod

Negatives this week included... Drogon returning, lack of build-up for Night's Watch election, Sophie Turner

Sunday, 19 April 2015

EX MACHINA Score Review

Check it out... if you appreciate versatile, intelligent and oft-times easily enjoyed synthetic compositions, Ex Machina one of the few mainstream electronic releases that doesn't immediately repulse a contemporary collector

Skip it... if an innate prejudice against this genre of composition prevents you from ever obtaining enjoyment from its numerous positives

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

INSURGENT Score Review

Check it out... if you're an avid supporter of synthetic/orchestral instrumental hybrids, Trapanese's efforts here featuring 15 minutes or so of genuinely impressive, engaging material that support the notion that electronic composition has the potential for evocation

Skip it... if you were unconvinced by Oblivion or Tron: Uprising, and wish not to endure an album fit with many of the same compositional techniques as this aforementioned titles, except this one lacking much of the finesse in the recording and mixing stages

Monday, 13 April 2015

GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 5, EPISODE 1 "The Wars to Come" Review

Positives this week included... Tyrion and Varys back-and-forth, young Cersei's performance, Lena Headey, Queen Margery and Loras, the return of Lancel and Kevan, Snow and Rayder, the Mannis, Robin's fight scene, Stalwart Shield

Negatives this week included... Emilia Clarke, Brienne and Pod's scene lacking intention, Maggy the Frog overplayed

Sunday, 5 April 2015

IT FOLLOWS Score Review

Check it out... if you seek an 80's electronic throwback score, It Follows achieving marginal success in this region alone

Skip it... if you are easily irritated by pounding, aimless, repetitive and unoriginal forays into a classic horror sound, unfortunately tainted in this context by the composer's lack of restraint in terms of both general composition and mixing