Yesterday I watched EDGE OF SANITY on DVD. Apart from the impressive performance by Anthony Perkins I was impressed by the music of Frederic Talgorn, which sounded quite similar to that of Pino Donaggio. Does anyone share this impression? As far as I see the score is not available on CD... Could you recommend me some of his other works, and is there a good website on this composer?
Heavy Metal 2000 and Robotjox are good Talgorn scores, but I am quite bugged that he hasn't made it big. You are the only person besides me who has ever praised this score, that I've seen. Welcome!
Talgorn has the chops for massive Hollywood blockbusters, but based on the handful of his scores on CD I think he would add something more to them than the Mickey Mousing. HM2000 is a particularly good adventure/SF score, with each track seeming to GO somewhere, as opposed to just neurotically jerking awake when something exciting happens onscreen.
I was impressed by the music of Frederic Talgorn, which sounded quite similar to that of Pino Donaggio. Does anyone share this impression? As far as I see the score is not available on CD... Could you recommend me some of his other works, and is there a good website on this composer?
As far as the connections with Pino Donaggio are concerned, I cannot say.
Basically, I would recommend you the following three scores available on CD by Mr Talgorn : LE BRASIER, HEAVY METAL 2000 and RRRrrrr!!! (hurry ! LE BRASIER is hard to find, HEAVY METAL 2000 is a promo and RRRrrrr!!! is gonna be a collector's item very soon (the score tracks were released in France only on the limited double CD edition).
There will be (hopefully) a website about Frederic Talgorn very soon !!!!
If you need more information about Frederic Talgorn please do not hesitate to contact me !!!
Me want RRRrrrr!!! governor, can you tell us Talgorn junkies anything about the score? Where did you find it?
RRRrrrr!!! is quite an exceptional score. It was recorded in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra. There was two issues in France. A single CD with rap, ragga, r&b songs and a double CD (limited). CD 1 is the same single (rap, ragga, r&b), the second CD is made of dialogues from the film plus 18 score tracks by Mr Talgorn - total time is around 41 minutes. It is a lyrical and bombastic score... A true masterpiece from one of the best composers working today.