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Postby Micke » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:36 pm

hinotori wrote:Heres the trailer for the rare 1983 movie "ANGST" by Gerald Kargl &
Zbigniew Rybczynski (Incredible and underrated director).

Soundtrack by Klaus Schulze.
Sounds like some PPG in there too, though i cant be sure .
Any ideas to his kit for this period ?

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Thanks for posting this, I really dig the soundtrack for that movie

When Schulze recorded the music back in 1983 his main 'tools' comprised of a PPG Wave 2, Crumar GDS digital synthesizer, Fairlight CMI, EMS synthi, Minimoog, Oberheim DMX, custom EEH rhythm-computer and Yamaha CS-80.
I'm not sure whether his old Moog modular made it to this soundtrack though.

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Postby aXL » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:59 pm

Micke wrote:The Terminator (Brad Fiedel, 1984)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NJpqiDKqyWI


Does anyone know what Brad Fiedel actually used for some of these sounds? I suspect a whole shiteload of Fairlight for percussion, but that's just a hunch.
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Postby chemically engineered » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:26 pm

no video but...

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Postby Micke » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:58 pm

aXL wrote:
Micke wrote:The Terminator (Brad Fiedel, 1984)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NJpqiDKqyWI


Does anyone know what Brad Fiedel actually used for some of these sounds? I suspect a whole shiteload of Fairlight for percussion, but that's just a hunch.


Sure, here's a gear list for the original Terminator score (1984):

Oberheim system (OB-Xa, DMX and DSX)
Emulator I
Prophet 10 (used for the metallic heartbeat sound when Arnie's onscreen)
Kawai grand piano
electric violin (played by Ross Levinson)
And last but not least, the cast iron frying pan hit with a hammer

I was told by Brad Fiedel that one of the challenges was keeping the prophet sequences and the Oberheim in sync as they were not connected by midi at that time.

The Fairlight CMI III debuted on Terminator 2

Hope this helps

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Postby Micke » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:27 pm

More clips from movies with synth-heavy scores

Deep Red aka Profondo Rosso (Goblin, 1975)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62YqwaSM ... re=related - Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fC37c52 ... re=related - scenes
Church organ (50 stop Mascioni) played by Claudio Simonetti

The Humanoid (Ennio Morricone, 1979)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFP7OQU95TE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pftsXR6bag

Buck Rogers in the 20th century (Stu Philips, 1979)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fHJ8NsppF4 - Funky disco scene

Warriors of the wasteland (Claudio Simonetti, 1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2hQ8Ywvsj0

Blue Thunder (Arthur B. Rubinstein, 1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd3lDhyM21M

Christine (Carpenter & Howarth, 1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBVeQj7uj68

Fright Night (Brad Fiedel, 1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fJIY3oj ... re=related

Night Of the living dead (Paul McCollough, 1990 remake)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn9HqDE5_jM - Intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA2oWwEBICQ - End titles

Henry - portrait of a serial killer (Robert McNaughton, Ken Hale & Steven A. Jones, 1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiiRSLTehg4
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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring el

Postby mis psiquicios y yo » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:51 pm

Micke wrote:Enjoy :)

The video clips are listed in chronological order:

Movie/Composer/production year

Logan's Run (Jerry Goldsmith, 1976)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Amt30_QVQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WUUnc1M0TA
http://youtube.com/watch?v=D5I3Lt8PwyQ


Hi Micke, yesterday by chance, I found Logan's Run at the videoclub and i rented it, the electronic soundtrack is really great!! that and Jessica 6 are the best part of that movie, thanks for this post.
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Postby Micke » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:46 pm

You're welcome, mis psiquicios y yo :)

The synthesizers used on Logan's Run were the Arp 2500 and Arp 2600.

Here's couple of vintage shots of Goldsmith and his Arp's

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Postby mpa1104 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:13 am

OMG - The Humanoid!! :shock: The only redeeming feature of that film was Morricone's score (even if the first 7 notes of his main theme was a direct lift from Beethoven's 9th). Without doubt the corniest post-Star Wars film from that time :lol: :lol:

Enthralling posting as ever Micke - many thanks. Glad to see Dr Who getting a mention early on, however, I would have plumped for:
Tristram Cary's all-electronic work for The Daleks and The Mutants as well as Malcolm Clarke's work for The Sea Devils (lots of EMS there!)
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Postby Micke » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:56 pm

Keith Emerson movies/soundtracks:

Inferno (Dir by Dario Argento, 1980)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_wOOMdW5o0

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For Inferno Keith used a Korg PS-3100, PS-3300, Minimoog and Prophet 5 rev 2 along with live orchestra.


Nighthawks (starring Sylvester Stallone & Rutger Hauer, 1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDjNtjg1srE

Keith's first score to feature the Fairlight CMI

Murder rock aka The Demon is Loose (dir by Lucio Fulci, 1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOtsEDkZyb4

The Church aka La Chiesa (Dario Argento, 1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJSgcd3dqEI

The soundtrack features additional music by Goblin member Fabio Pignatelli.
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Postby hinotori » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:59 am

the church is a really great synth horror prog soundtrack .
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Postby Micke » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:03 pm

Indeed, The Church is a great score/movie and so is Inferno I think, especially the track with organ and choir Mater Tenebrarum.
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Postby Micke » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:44 pm

The Blood Stained Shadow aka Solamente Nero (Goblin, 1977)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoc3_gxqYy0


Rectification: this score was composed by Stelvio Cipriani, not Goblin.

I simply mistook this soundtrack for a Goblin score since Claudio Simonetti -- Goblin's main keyboardist for many years-- played the synths on the recording sessions.

EDIT: Simonetti additionally played the synths/keys on Stelvio Cipriani's 1979 score to "The Ring Of Darkness".
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Postby Micke » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:31 pm

mpa1104 wrote:...I would have plumped for:
Tristram Cary's all-electronic work for The Daleks and The Mutants as well as Malcolm Clarke's work for The Sea Devils (lots of EMS there!)


IIRC The Sea Devils (1972) was mostly done on the Synthi 100 "Delaware".
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Postby mpa1104 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:19 pm

Micke wrote:Inferno especially the track with organ and choir Mater Tenebrarum.


I had hired a VHS of some other film (can't even remember what it was now) but it had a preview of Inferno. It was on hearing that very piece Mater Tenebrarum, that made me want to hire Inferno which indeed I did the next day. In context, it's a superbly unsettling track.

Not quite as unsettling however as the Goblin scores, which are psychotically brilliant IMO. :twisted:
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