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 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I have the steelbook (which is mighty impressive in and of itself). I think the sketchbook track is the best thing on there, really. But again, I haven't been able to listen to any of it since the movie came out, so who knows what I think now! Haha

Well, as I said "Earth" went unused in the film. It also sounds like an early demo. Check it out, if you dare!

But yeah, the movie left a bad taste in my mouth. I can only hope that part 2 actually resembles a superman movie and gives Z more opportunities to employ the uplifting main theme in scenes where superman actually, you know, rescues people?


Yeah, I remember liking that track when I listened with headphones, but couldn't hear it at all when just having it on at work. All the quieter stuff is OK with me, it's the loud and bangy parts I wasn't as into (other than that trailer music).

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 2:47 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

I think the ignore list is actually the worst thing to happen to this board.

How is it "discussion" if you can choose to completely block out people whose opinions who might not agree with?


Reading the phrase "Zimmer is a hack!" Over and over again isn't really a discussion, is it?
Trust me, the people on my ignore list haven't ever contributed anything close to a "discussion" - just Neanderthal pot-shots meant to stir people up.


No it isn't, and believe me, I hate broken record posters myself. I didn't get people who went on and on for months about how SKYFALL is the worst score ever written last year... and conversely, I get a little annoyed when people are overly effusive about the same composer, or one particular score, or songs from a TV show intended for adolescent girls.

All that said, however, I really don't like the idea that if you dislike SOME things that people say, you have the ability to block out EVERYTHING that that person says. That's the part that I think is really destructive. Shaun Rutherford and I, for example, might disagree 80% of the time, but what if the other 20% of the time he's making commentary that I actually find interesting and enlightening?

I think it's a real shame that in a pubic forum where people are allowed to express all kinds of opinions, some of those opinions might never see the light of day simply because they went off about something a year or two back that was kind of annoying. I understand that some people can get really bent out of shape about messages on these boards (I'm one of them!), but being able to cherry pick seems to be against the concept of what these forums are supposed to be about in the first place.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

You only agree with me 20% of the time? What the hell?

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Oh, there you go again... That's it, I'm blocking you, Rutherford!

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Gorila Eating Taco is smart people!

Ignore list is for cowards!

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I put Yor on my ignore list for about a day but some of his posts crack me up so I re-instated him. I agree with the sentiments above. It would be boring if we all hated something or all loved something. The contrast is what makes things interested though I maintain there are ways of articulating one's perspective in a civil way and respectful to others.

I enjoy Zimmer's Experiments disc as well. I enjoy a good portion of his first disc. I found Zimmer's initial synth scores like Rain Main and Thelma & Louise to be his strongest They exploited all the strengths of his style. When he moved to orchestral based scores, I wasn't as enthusiastic, even when helped by Shirley Walker. but there are even exceptions there. Lion King, Thin Red Line, Last Samurai, As Good as It gets, parts of Gladiator, stuff like that. I do enjoy the Dark Knight trilogy but more the atmospheric or quiet cues. The bombastic action stuff I really dislike still. Those sections of MOS also resound with me the least.

The Experiments disc reminds me of vintage Zimmer and that's a nice thing indeed.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   pst   (Member)

oh man i got a little excited to see a thread that didn't devolve into zimmer bashing... then i scrolled down page one.

anyway, i'm glad to see i'm not the only one neglecting disc one for disc two. my only regret is the arrangement of the "sketchbook", it kind of fizzles at the end where a reprise of the clark kent material would've been nice.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 11:05 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

I am really enjoying the 2nd CD in the deluxe box of the MAN OF STEEL soundtrack....it's similar in flow to many "new age" space music albums I love.....I really appreciate the journey it takes me on, and could be a good listening experience to EM fans even without seeing the movie (IMO).

Totally agree
as I said before this MOS release is a masterpiece, a real breakpoint.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

I am really enjoying the 2nd CD in the deluxe box of the MAN OF STEEL soundtrack....it's similar in flow to many "new age" space music albums I love.....I really appreciate the journey it takes me on, and could be a good listening experience to EM fans even without seeing the movie (IMO).

Totally agree
as I said before this MOS release is a masterpiece, a real breakpoint.


A "masterpiece" like Vangelis' Chariot of Fire.

Seriously, who still listens to that score thirty years later? Is it still used for commercials? For trailers? For sports event fanfares? NO. That synthetic fastfood music has not stood the test of time.

Something like John Williams' works (e.g. Raiders of the Lost Ark, of the same year as Chariot of Fire), on the other hand ...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Pedestrian Wolf   (Member)

Oh, there you go again... That's it, I'm blocking you, Rutherford!

Haha, just like Ernie and Bert!

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

I get a little annoyed when people are overly effusive about the same composer, or one particular score, or songs from a TV show intended for adolescent girls.

So you don't like it when people express enthusiasm and positive energy over something that you haven't watched nor are you willing to even try.

I feel sorry for you, and I hope your life turns around and gets better real quickly.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

A "masterpiece" like Vangelis' Chariot of Fire.

Seriously, who still listens to that score thirty years later? Is it still used for commercials? For trailers? For sports event fanfares? NO. That synthetic fastfood music has not stood the test of time.



Maybe not in your house. I love Vangelis. You ARE aware how many albums he did besides CHARIOTS OF FIRE?

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I don't listen to chariots of fire much but I still put on Antarctica and Soil Festivities once in a while.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I get a little annoyed when people are overly effusive about the same composer, or one particular score, or songs from a TV show intended for adolescent girls.

I wonder who he was referring to?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2013 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Mikal   (Member)

I am really enjoying the 2nd CD in the deluxe box of the MAN OF STEEL soundtrack....it's similar in flow to many "new age" space music albums I love.....I really appreciate the journey it takes me on, and could be a good listening experience to EM fans even without seeing the movie (IMO).

Totally agree
as I said before this MOS release is a masterpiece, a real breakpoint.


A "masterpiece" like Vangelis' Chariot of Fire.

Seriously, who still listens to that score thirty years later? Is it still used for commercials? For trailers? For sports event fanfares? NO. That synthetic fastfood music has not stood the test of time.

Something like John Williams' works (e.g. Raiders of the Lost Ark, of the same year as Chariot of Fire), on the other hand ...


I can't tell if this is meant to be sarcasm, but something tells me it's not. It's completely erroneous; Vangelis' music for Chariots of Fire was just used last year during the Olympics, for Christ's sake!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2013 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

How is it "discussion" if you can choose to completely block out people whose opinions who might not agree with?

Disagreeing is one thing, but if you disagree with someone far too many times or if the person involved is too stupid and/or obnoxious to tolerate... well.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2013 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)


I can't tell if this is meant to be sarcasm, but something tells me it's not. It's completely erroneous; Vangelis' music for Chariots of Fire was just used last year during the Olympics, for Christ's sake!


You do realize that that music was played by The London Symphony Orchestra last year right?

Gee I wonder why those Brits didn't whip out some 1981 Yamaha synthesizers to play this. I mean, people LOVE that cheap synthetic sound right?

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2013 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)


I can't tell if this is meant to be sarcasm, but something tells me it's not. It's completely erroneous; Vangelis' music for Chariots of Fire was just used last year during the Olympics, for Christ's sake!


You do realize that that music was played by The London Symphony Orchestra last year right?

Gee I wonder why those Brits didn't whip out some 1981 Yamaha synthesizers to play this. I mean, people LOVE that cheap synthetic sound right?


Wow, congrats on sounding like a complete a**hole, facehugger. Since when did this thread become only about you trashing all 1980's synths?

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2013 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Yamaha CS 80...."cheap synthetic"........I gotta laugh.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2013 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Yamaha CS 80...."cheap synthetic"........I gotta laugh.

Agreed. I think it was retailing for $6000 back then. Love the sound of that beast. I have the Arturia CS80v plug in version of that synth and its awesome.

Don't get too bent out of shape by posts from people who probably weren't even alive when this score came out (Blade Runner was released a year after this "dated" score).

 
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