The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by tomorrowstops » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:55 pm

baah it isn't released in the US until next Tuesday!

It really is a great score though. I think what I like about it the most is the heavy use of piano. Piano and synthesizers = magic!

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by jeffrey1121 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:16 pm

i didn't read all 30 pages, but did someone mention the soundtrack to a movie titled Me & You & Everyone we Know? probably the most understated and eloquent soundtracks i've heard in a while.






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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:50 pm

tomorrowstops wrote:baah it isn't released in the US until next Tuesday!

It really is a great score though. I think what I like about it the most is the heavy use of piano. Piano and synthesizers = magic!

As the saying goes; "He who waits for something good, never waits too long"

I have listened to disc 2 (the actual score as heard in the movie, incl. some unused cues) several times now and I can tell you it's great stuff!

My favorite cue is probably the one that plays when they're driving up to the old church, I love it...so simple but at the same time so effective.
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by forcedopinion » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:11 am

Heres a cover song I recorded today from an older American horror movie. Can anyone guess it? I bet Micke will...


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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Zamise » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:25 am

The Thing?
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:30 pm

That's easy, it's the "advancing-fog motive" from Carpenter's The Fog. Nice cover!

The original score was done on an expanded Moog series III with five box units. There may be some
Prophet 10 single keyboard on there as well but Dan Wyman (Carpenter's synth programmer at the time)
wasn't quite sure when I asked him about it. Anyway, it does sound like the 'walking chords' heard in one
of the previously unreleased cues could have been done with the Prophet.

You can hear a part from that cue at 4:44 into this clip:

My favorite cue from the film is probably the one heard at 6:30, so simple but at the same time so effective.

Both of the above cues plus a lot more have been included on the new CD.
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Cybercardinal » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:36 am

Great thread Micke

Dont know if it's been mentioned, but I've just seen this movie. Had some nice tracks by Jack Nitzsche


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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:26 pm

Yeah, Nitzsche's score for "Starman" is very good indeed, one of his best I think. Afaik the music was entirely programmed and performed on a Synclavier II, courtesy of Anthony Marinelli & Brian Banks. Those guys also played the Synclavier (as well as other synths) on the soundtracks to "Cat People" (Giorgio Moroder, 1982), "Blue Thunder", ""Wargames (the latter two scored by Arthur B. Rubinstein, 1983) and others.

I''m not sure why Carpenter didn't do the Starman score himself.
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Cybercardinal » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:15 pm

Oh, I see now it's been mentioned before :oops:

Do you happen to know what made those vocal sounds? Some sample on the Synclavier?

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Did you see this remake of The Thing? It's great :lol:


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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:55 pm

i believe it's the Synclavier but I'm not sure.
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by bhrama » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:58 pm

Micke wrote:That's easy, it's the "advancing-fog motive" from Carpenter's The Fog. Nice cover!

The original score was done on an expanded Moog series III with five box units. There may be some
Prophet 10 single keyboard on there as well but Dan Wyman (Carpenter's synth programmer at the time)
wasn't quite sure when I asked him about it. Anyway, it does sound like the 'walking chords' heard in one
of the previously unreleased cues could have been done with the Prophet.

You can hear a part from that cue at 4:44 into this clip:

My favorite cue from the film is probably the one heard at 6:30, so simple but at the same time so effective.

Both of the above cues plus a lot more have been included on the new CD.
My 10 year old son had a sleep over last night, and I convinced the 3 boys to watch this! While they are young enough to still be scared some, they are so used to modern level cinema & CG they were kinda like...WTF. Still had a good ole time and they want to see other films like this.

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Virgule » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:44 pm

The Fog remake was playing on tv last week. I tuned in when the first guy was dragged under water and shut it off less than 5min later.

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Kenneth » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:30 pm

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross- The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Brian Eno- The Lovely Bones
The Chemical Brothers- Hannah
Atticus Ross- The Book of Eli

Is it okay for me to be posting modern ones?
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by tomorrowstops » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:29 pm



Just watched this the other night...thought the score was pretty rad...

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:58 pm

Yeah that's a nice score by Mike Vickers, I'd love to have it on CD. Mike had one of the first
Moog modulars in the UK and I'm pretty sure he used it on this score. He also released a few
library albums between 1972 and 1974 that feature the Moog.

Here's couple of tracks from the standard library album Electronic music (1974):


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