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 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

There's no real discussion about this score (aside from someone trying to advertise a boot).
It's not hard to see why.
It's a collection of weird synth noises, plus a few catchy South American pan-pipe dance tunes that can be found on any cheap pan-pipes collections (I'm joking there, but probably only a bit. I'm sure Horner leans quite closely to some traditional/existing melodies).
I find Where The River Runs Black similar in style, but more developed and interesting overall.
It's a mega rare CD and I would never sell it, despite my lack of love for it, because it's part of my Horner collection and offers some contrast. I enjoy it more than Jade.
I do quite like the dance tunes and chimes, but I deffo have to be in the mood to give it a listen.
What do others think?

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

This is the only Horner CD still missing in my collection.
Obviously it's not a favorite but still a decent score.. I remember I quite liked one of the cues...
The movie isn't entirely bad either.
Hopefully we'll see reissue soon... it would be highly appreciated since it seems we are not getting any new Horner score until Avatar 2! :-/

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

One of the best scores in Horner's oevre. The way he manages the comedy, the sci-fy and the atmosphere of the film shows his craftsmanship.

First of all, the score enhances the effectiveness of the slapstick humor by ignoring it -- not in a way Bernstein did, he made it serious. Horner gives it room to do it's own thing, without letting the movie loose it's pace. Listen to Andes Arrival for example. The melody stops, percussion takes the forefront and after the comedy the melody wraps up the scene and takes you to the next.

I find it's nothing short of a miracle that Horner can cope with both faces of the movie. The comedy is one aspect, but during the sci-fi scenes the tone is radically different. Horner does the trick with his wavey and growling synths and merging them with the softer tones from the pan pipes. It creates a rather coherent score for a film which has an obvious multiple personality.

Lastly, Vibes is not a score on dramatic development. It's not The Robe. There is no room for thematic progression. No emotion to work. Still, Horner provides a functional score which never gets dull or even bland. the textures are quite interesting and rather unique. And with only 30 minutes of score, it's an enjoyable album even after repeated listening. For a film that has nothing to offer, that's amazing.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

One of the best scores in Horner's oevre [sic!].



Seriously, it's an adequate score for this veeeerrry broad and fluffy fantasy comedy, but nothing more. The above description of the cheap-CD panpipe sounds is correct.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I had this. Was a Varese Club title correct? Then sold it for a few bucks at a used CD store. Now look what it goes for.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

I had this. Was a Varese Club title correct?

Yes it was. It was one of a few Horner titles that I missed out on. Perhaps Varese might release it again.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

One of the best scores in Horner's oevre. The way he manages the comedy, the sci-fy and the atmosphere of the film shows his craftsmanship.

I agree!

-Erik-

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Interesting comments (though I'm sure there is no need to assault someone's opinion with a laughter track - some growing up required perhaps?).
I've only seen the film once and that was many years ago, so I don't recall how well Horner's score
supports the film.
I gave the CD another listen today but it's still the melodic dance tracks that bear repeat listens
for me.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

It's a nice, if slight, score. But I think it tends to be overvalued (or disparaged) musically for its rarity. At 1,000 copies, it's probably the rarest legit Horner and one of the few bottlecaps that is out of reach.

It kind of bums me out, since both it and Jack the Bear (1,500 copies) dropped long, LONG before I was collecting, and I therefore never had a chance to get either at a reasonable price.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   MutualRevolver   (Member)

For me, coming from an Ecuadorian background, the score takes on a personal nature, as well as the film, since it's one of the few major Hollywood films to be filmed around the rural areas of Ecuador. And I suppose that this is where I learned that the ability to musically immerse himself in other cultures is what makes Horner stand out from the rest, whether it's the Andean-influenced music in this movie, or the Chinese source music in Jade.

You could play tracks like "Andes Arrival" or "The Journey Begins", and I would assume it was performed by indigenous musicians, until I was shocked to learn that it was original music by Horner.

And yes, the movie isn't half bad either; certainly, the opening sequence serves as a perfect metaphor for colonialism wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

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 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I'm curious about the album, being a huge fan of his pan-pipe heavy score to House Of Cards but from what I can tell, this new album is a repressing of a rather short album? The samples on YouTube have me sitting on a fence.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

It's been bugging me these past few weeks over a sound/music effect that Stephen Price used in his Gravity score (the buzzing/distortion effect). It reminded me of something but I couldn't place where I had previously heard it.
But I found it in one of the suspense tracks in this score. My brain can have a lie down now.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   MutualRevolver   (Member)

I'm curious about the album, being a huge fan of his pan-pipe heavy score to House Of Cards but from what I can tell, this new album is a repressing of a rather short album? The samples on YouTube have me sitting on a fence.

Yeah, it's some B.S. on Varese's part to just remaster the same old album, when there's a few lovely and significant cues still missing

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I'm curious about the album, being a huge fan of his pan-pipe heavy score to House Of Cards but from what I can tell, this new album is a repressing of a rather short album? The samples on YouTube have me sitting on a fence.

Yeah, it's some B.S. on Varese's part to just remaster the same old album, when there's a few lovely and significant cues still missing


It's called being cheap.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

For me, coming from an Ecuadorian background

Nice to meet another film score fan that comes from Ecuadorian background, like me.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

It's called being cheap.

... shot! Something you seem to very adept at my dimbulb friend.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm curious about the album, being a huge fan of his pan-pipe heavy score to House Of Cards but from what I can tell, this new album is a repressing of a rather short album? The samples on YouTube have me sitting on a fence.

Yeah, it's some B.S. on Varese's part to just remaster the same old album, when there's a few lovely and significant cues still missing


It's called being cheap.


Just add a dose of reality to the fanboy BS being posted.

Now according to all sources that I put some faith in this is all the music that could be found for VIBES.

Longer also doesn't always means it will be BETTER.

Also, what some of the folks who are BITCHING seem to forget is that this title has been OUT OF PRINT for perhaps 22 YEARS!!!!!!

Let me repeat, IT'S BEEN OUT OF PRINT FOR 22 YEARS !!!!!

So at this point reissuing it at what I assume will be a slightly lower price then the normal club titles isn't a bad thing and will allow folks who didn't pick it up (some who were not even BORN) when it came out to have a crack at it.

Also it's very possible VARESE had to renew the license in order to reissue it, I don't know, but it's a good GUESS.

So bitching about it with NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION in order to offer a informed and intelligent opinion really isn't a nice thing to do.

IMHO of course.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm curious about the album, being a huge fan of his pan-pipe heavy score to House Of Cards but from what I can tell, this new album is a repressing of a rather short album? The samples on YouTube have me sitting on a fence.

For those who might be interested in picking this title up, I found this suite on YOUTUBE that I think gives you a flavor of the score:




Enjoy


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I've heard bits and pieces of the score from youtube and other places and being very curious about this score. Its Horner's ethnic music in full color mode. In fact when AVATAR came about I was actualy hoping that the same style of music could have been used or influenced by at least temp track- but Horner surprisngly went in a different ethnic direction.

Its been ages since I last saw the film which starred Jeff Goldblum and that very 80's pops singer!

I was actualy thinking a few days back that this could be part of the Encore series in the club cds. And I'am very happy to learn that its there.

This will sell out pretty soon if limited to 1000.

 
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