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Post by 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 ?

ANGST

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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Post by aXL » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:59 pm

Micke wrote:The Terminator (Brad Fiedel, 1984)
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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Post by chemically engineered » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:26 pm

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Post by Micke » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:58 pm

aXL wrote:
Micke wrote:The Terminator (Brad Fiedel, 1984)
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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Post by Micke » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:27 pm

More clips from movies with synth-heavy scores

Deep Red aka Profondo Rosso (Goblin, 1975)
- Trailer
- scenes
Church organ (50 stop Mascioni) played by Claudio Simonetti

The Humanoid (Ennio Morricone, 1979)



Buck Rogers in the 20th century (Stu Philips, 1979)
- Funky disco scene

Warriors of the wasteland (Claudio Simonetti, 1982)


Blue Thunder (Arthur B. Rubinstein, 1983)


Christine (Carpenter & Howarth, 1983)


Fright Night (Brad Fiedel, 1986)


Night Of the living dead (Paul McCollough, 1990 remake)
- Intro
- End titles

Henry - portrait of a serial killer (Robert McNaughton, Ken Hale & Steven A. Jones, 1986)
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Post by 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)


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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by Micke » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:56 pm

Keith Emerson movies/soundtracks:

Inferno (Dir by Dario Argento, 1980)


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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)


Keith's first score to feature the Fairlight CMI

Murder rock aka The Demon is Loose (dir by Lucio Fulci, 1984)


The Church aka La Chiesa (Dario Argento, 1989)


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

the church is a really great synth horror prog soundtrack .

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Post by 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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Post by Micke » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:44 pm

The Blood Stained Shadow aka Solamente Nero (Goblin, 1977)
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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Post by 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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Post by Soundwave » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:37 pm

A bit of new school 8)

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Great film in fact I think it's going on tonight watching these clips.

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Post by 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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