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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Tokyo Tapes » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:37 am

Well, i was gonna post some Bladerunner, but i guess you guys already heard about that.

I made a search here and didn't find anything about this guy: Cliff Martinez, he worked on Drive and Only God Forgives, recently. On the Drive OST there's a lot of glossy, 80's vibes, as the songs were chosen with producer Johnny Jewel, it has 4 Johny produced tracks and also Kavinsky song, Nightcall, the rest of the tracks were done by Mr. Martinez.

In Only God Forgives there's some Isan pop mixed with Cliff's tracks and it's pretty cool.

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This second one may contain some spoilers, but it's the only video i found with this track, music starts around 1:20.


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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Tokyo Tapes » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:41 am

GuyaGuy wrote:Director Shane Carruth did the music for his film UPSTREAM COLOR. Great film and very fitting music. Maybe nothing you'd want to listen to apart from the film but very effective as incidental music.



Yeah, totally. This guy is the sh*t. He directs, acts and composes the score. Primer is also a great movie.

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:58 pm





Quite a nice score, especially the end theme. The last cue of the suite is the actual main title, strangely absent from the soundtrack album.
In fact, only 4 tracks from the film were included on the album. I have no idea where the rest of the album material comes from but posssibly
they're unused cues.
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by tomorrowstops » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:04 pm

I'm sure Micke has posted this one before, but I just watched it last night on Netflix instant. I then immediately has to hunt down a copy of the OST on vinyl!


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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:05 pm

Yes I did post that one before but I don't mind you posting it again, besides this thread has been unusually quiet lately.
Susan Justin's new-wavy synth score to Forbidden World is pretty cool.

Soundtrack album credits:

Music by Susan Justin
Electronic realization by Craig Hundley

Craig Hundley - Jupiter 8, blaster waterphone, serge modular (he had a large 12-panel system).
Susan Justin - piano, vocals, Jupiter 8, clavinet.
David D'allessandro - drums.

Mr. Hundley (who later changed name to Huxley) did the synth work and sound effects on a lot of movies such as The Hills have eyes,
Star Trek the motion picture, Star trek II, Meteor, Outland, Megaforce, Firefox, Dreamscape, 2010) as well as composing several movie
scores of his own eg Schizoid and Alligator.

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Huxley posing with his Blaster beams, synths (incl. 12-panel Serge), microtonal clavichord, waterphone, timpani etc, circa '84.

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Huxley and composer David Shire during the recording of the 2010 soundtrack, 1984.

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An earlier shot of Huxley in his studio, 1981. Note large Serge system and Prophet 5.

Here's an old interview with Huxley:
http://www.runmovies.eu/?p=1510

A little bit of trivia:
According to Serge 'specialist' Kevin Braheny, Huxley had two Serge systems. Kevin built the first system for him sometime in the
latter half of the '70s and that one was later sold to Michael Stearns. Long itme Serge advocate and ex Serge employee Jill Frasier
apparently constructed most of the other system (the one pictured above).
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:42 pm

Here's some previously unreleased instrumental music from the expanded The Warriors soundtrack,
starting with the excellent movie version of the "Theme from The Warriors":







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Post by tim gueguen » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:42 pm

Here's a TV theme that's fairly obscure unless you were a British kid in the '70s(although the series did air at come point on CBC in Canada), the theme to The Tomorrow People.


The CW network in the US is about to debut a new, American made version of the series, which I doubt will have a cool, moody theme like that.
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Post by mpa1104 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:19 pm

^^

Boy does that bring back memories! When I was a kid, it used to be regular Saturday morning viewing (along with Thunderbirds!). Always loved the title theme for The Tomorrow People by Dudley Simpson (who, among his many achievements, also provided incidental music for plenty of Dr Who episodes).
The only problem I had was that the excellent theme often belied what followed! Tomorrow People episodes could be very hit-or-miss, some were nauseatingly childish and badly acted, whereas others had some genuinely creepy and dark moments.
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Post by MrFrodo » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:13 am

Micke wrote:Here's some previously unreleased instrumental music from the expanded The Warriors soundtrack,
starting with the excellent movie version of the "Theme from The Warriors":







Warriors - come out to PLAY!!!

Damn, I just saw this movie a few weeks ago. I knew I was going to enjoy the film 30 seconds into the opening credits, just because I was already that impressed by Barry DeVorzon's music. Now that I'm typing about it, The Warriors score may have paved the way for Keith Emerson's Nighthawks score. Can you point us to that one, Micke?

(Side note: After watching the film, I sat down with an acoustic guitar and created an amalgam of two Joe Walsh songs, the ballad "Help Me Through the Night" and his collaboration with Barry DeVorzon, "In the City.")
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Post by briandc » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:41 am

There's lots of video stuff with music from the Dr. Who episodes, like this one here:




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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:42 pm

MrFrodo wrote:
Micke wrote:Here's some previously unreleased instrumental music from the expanded The Warriors soundtrack,
starting with the excellent movie version of the "Theme from The Warriors":







Warriors - come out to PLAY!!!

Damn, I just saw this movie a few weeks ago. I knew I was going to enjoy the film 30 seconds into the opening credits, just because I was already that impressed by Barry DeVorzon's music. Now that I'm typing about it, The Warriors score may have paved the way for Keith Emerson's Nighthawks score. Can you point us to that one, Micke?

(Side note: After watching the film, I sat down with an acoustic guitar and created an amalgam of two Joe Walsh songs, the ballad "Help Me Through the Night" and his collaboration with Barry DeVorzon, "In the City.")
Yeah Emerson's Nighthawks score is great, especially the main title theme (somewhat like Lalo Schifrin's music), I'm a man and some of the action/suspense music which is very effective. I think the score is more proggy
and orchestral than DeVorzon's though and parts of it even reminds me of some of Goblin's stuff. If you like the Nighthawks score you'll probably
like Francis Monkman's score to The Long Good Friday (1980) which is somewhat similar in style (but even better in my opinion).

For this score Emerson used the Yamaha GX-1 (featured in the main theme and throughout) as well as Korg PS-3100 & 3300, Fairlight and possibly
Minimoog.


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Post by MrFrodo » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:29 am

Where's the thumbs-up feature that's part of Facebook, pray tell? :D
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:33 pm

@Cybercardinal: This thread is exlusively for Film & TV soundtracks. Grand Theft Auto V is a video games score and therefore
belongs to the following thread:
http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... s&start=60
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by forcedopinion » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:52 pm

I just had a 7" released that was an unused score for a flick called "La Puntura Velenosa Della Notte." Scored the "traditional" way, relatively minimal hardware set-up.



I think/hope ya'll will enjoy it.

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