Friday, August 26, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 10) - 21st Century Fav Scores (So Far)

(Episode 10) - 21st Century Fav Scores (So Far)






Episode 10 - 21st Century Fav Scores (So Far)

In reaction to The Playlist's recently published article "The Top 50 Film Scores of the 21st Century So Far,"  Erik and Chris share their own favorite ten scores of the century through 2015.  Their lists contain a few expected titles, but certainly a number of surprise entries as well! Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.  This episode includes 22 minutes of bonus-blah-blah-blah!


Episode Highlights

00:04 - Intro + Channel Fact "What is your fav film chase cue?" (via @IsaacCada1)
01:32 - Reacting to The Playlist's Top 50 Film Scores of the Century (so far)
07:50 - Guess "The Most Likely" (Our first five favs)
17:11 - The Surprise Five (Our second five favs)
50:12 - The Wrap Up and What are your 21st Century Favs?


Music Selections


00:00 - "Mona Lisa Overdrive" (The Matrix Reloaded) by Don Davis/ Juno Reactor
51:11 - "Burly Brawl" (The Matrix Reloaded) by Don Davis/ Juno Reactor


Notes:

The Playlist - "Top 50 Film Scores of the 21st Century So Far"  


HONORABLE MENTIONS LIST (In no particular order):

Eric Woods

The Force Awakens, The Greatest Miracle, The Shipping News, Memoirs of a Geisha, Tron Legacy, Lover's Prayer, On The Beach, Angel, Monster, & Ladies in Lavender.

Christopher Coleman

The Dark Knight (2008), Road to Perdition (2002), The Theory of Everything (Johan Johanness) (2014), The Incredibles (2004), Spirited Away (2001), A.I. (2001), A Beautiful Mind (2001), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Master and Commander The Far Side of the World (2003), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011), The Da Vinci Code (2006), X-Men The Last Stand (2006), Stardust (2007), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Straw Dogs (2011), Oblivion (2011), Jupiter Ascending (2015), John Carter (2013)


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 9) Feedback - "China, Millennials and the Theme"

Episode 9 - Listener Feedback #2


Episode 9 - Listener Feedback #2 "China, Millennials and the Theme"

It's time for listener feedback, so Christopher and Erik take one mega-voice-mail from a long-time listener who responds to the most popular Soundcast Stereo episode to date (Ep. 3 - The State of the Film Music Theme)  Specifically, our listener discusses cultural differences over the "dumbing down" of Hollywood movies and why the film music tastes of the Millennials might be as they are - less appreciative of the classic film music theme. Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.


Episode Highlights

00:00 - Channel 1 and 2
00:57 - An episode with only one piece of feedback?
02:50 - T. Greer responds to "The State of Film Music" (Voice Mail)
14:52 - Feeding back on the feedback
43:46 - The Wrap Up and What should we say? Help us!


Music Selections


00:00 - "The Kraken" (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest) by Hans Zimmer
13:50 - "DNS" (Man of Steel) by Hans Zimmer
45:35 - "Rjuken Sabotage" (Medal of Honor) by Michael Giacchino


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Friday, August 05, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 8) - Does the Stranger Things Score Work?

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Episode 8 - "Does the Stranger Things Score Work?"

Co-hosts Christopher and Erik return to the 80s to discuss the strange things going on in the "Stranger Things" original score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.  They talk about how well (or not) the score works in the hit Netflix series, films and their scores in the same genre, and how alternate approaches to scoring the series may have faired.  Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.


Episode Highlights

00:00 - The Intro
01:08 - What is Stranger Things?
03:06 - Did the score work?
11:29 - Was a more traditional composer needed?
18:41 - Alternative approaches
22:18 - Missed Opportunities
32:52 - Super 8 vs. Stranger Things
37:17 - The Wrap Up


Music Selections


00:00 - "The Way Home" (Earth to Echo) by Joseph Trapanese
19:19 - "Bat in the Hold" (Monster Squad) by Bruce Broughton
21:08 - "Main Titles" (E.T.) by John Williams
24:05 - "The Hand of Fate Part 1" (Signs) James Newton Howard
39:58 - "We'll Fix It in Post-Haste" (Super 8) by Michael Giacchino


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Friday, July 29, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 7) - Wonder Woman: Should a Female Composer be Hired to Score?

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 7) - Wonder Woman: Should a Female Composer be Hired to Score?





Episode 7 - "Should a Female Composer be Hired to Score Wonder Woman?"

Chris and Erik discuss the potentially sensitive question of whether or not a female composer SHOULD be hired to score Patty Jenkin's upcoming WONDER WOMAN film.  Is it mandatory, a good idea, or a bad idea?  What could the repercussions be?  Listener twitter thoughts and comments included!  Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.


Episode Highlights

00:06 - The Intro
02:27 - Political? Proper? Spring-board?
08:05 - Listener Tweets: Hire the right person for the job, male or female.
20:32 - If a female composer was to be chosen, who would your top pick be?
24:16 - Listener Tweets:  Top composer picks
26:18 - Given the director/producers, who do you THINK WILL be hired?
30:36 - The Wrap Up/ How to send us your thoughts


Music Selections


00:00 - "Wonder Woman TV Series S3 Theme" (The Music Of DC Comics: Volume 2)by Charles Fox and Norman Gimble
33:28 - "Is She With You?" (Batman v Superman) by Junkie XL and Hans Zimmer
34:01 - "Wonder Woman" (The Music Of DC Comics: Volume 2) by Arthur Korb


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Friday, July 22, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 6) Rogue One - Title Crawl and Music?

Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 6) Rogue One - Title Crawl and Music?


Episode 6 - "Rogue One - Title Crawl and Music?"

This is ep. 6 where Chris makes a big announcement and then he and Erik discuss the possibility of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story NOT including the classic Star Wars title crawl and famous John Williams music and the possible repercussions.  Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks. 


Episode Highlights

00:00 - The Intro
01:31 - Big Announcement!
03:50 - The Opening Crawl and Old Guys
09:34 - Rogue One Opening Options
19:55 - Tone, Tone, Tone!
25:36 - Something borrowed, something new
30:14 - Is Lucasfilm trolling us?
32:03 - The Cinemablend Solution
36:04 - Speculation Palooza!
43:27 - Our end credits


Music Selections


00:00 - "Finale" (The Monuments Men) by Alexandre Desplat
01:01 - "Star Wars/ Revenge of the Sith" (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith) by John Williams
43:49 - "Parade of the Ewoks" (Star Wars:  Return of the Jedi) by John Williams
00:00 - "End Credits" (The Monuments Men) by Alexandre Desplat


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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 5) Counting Down the Scores of the Marvel Cinematic Universe



Episode 5 - "Counting Down the Scores of the MCU"

This is ep. 5 where Erik and I countdown our list of all 13 currently released original scores from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This segment was recorded back in early June, but was cut from episode 0 due to time constraints. Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.



Episode Highlights

00:06 - The Intro
01:58 - Erik's big group of mediocrity
06:00 - Chris' 13th through 6th spots
10:41 - 5th spot
11:50 - 4th spot
14:05 - The top 3
22:50 - Which of the 13 do we listen to the most
24:48 - Wrap up



Music Selections


00:00 - "Tony Stark's Theme" (Iron Man) arranged by Ramin Djawadi
01:00 - "Damn Kid" (Iron Man) by DJ Boborobo
24:41 - "Driving with the Top Down" (Iron Man) arranged by Ramin Djawadi


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Friday, July 08, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 4) Twitter Response Show (TRS1)

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 4) Twitter Response Show (TRS1)



Episode 4 - "Twitter Response Show (TRS1)"

The response to ep. 3, "The State of the Film Music Theme" was phenomenal, so Erik Woods (Cinematic Sound Radio) and Christopher Coleman take some of the great responses from Twitter and explore the topic even further.  Soundcast Stereo episodes are a two channel, 30 minute conversation focused on a single topic from the world of film, television, or video game soundtracks.



Episode Highlights

00:00 - The Intro
02:11 - @will_dodson1 - What about The Matrix?
05:17 - @rickcolson - What about Tron: Legacy?
09:15 - @MeinAccount - Younger generations have missed out.
19:46 - @moretritones - Writing themes versus Scoring
31:36 - Should we talk about the last great, movie theme SONG?


Music Selections


00:00 - "Recognizer" (Tron: Legacy) by Joe Trapanese & Daft Punk
33:58 - "Flynn Lives" (Tron: Legacy) by Joe Trapanese & Daft Punk


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