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 Posted:   Apr 21, 2007 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Jostein_H   (Member)

Hey everyone, long time no...post?

Anyway, been listening to Heavy Metal 2000 the past couple of days and I'm really enjoying it. Seems it's not often talked about though? It may not be as stellar as Bernstein's original but it's certainly a REALLY solid, not to mention gargantuan-sounding sci fi score.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2007 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Agreed, great score, really evocative and rich, with some wonderfully bombastic action to boot.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2007 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   Jostein_H   (Member)

Can you recommend more Talgorn?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2007 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

This is actually a Talgorn score I've never really gotten into. No main theme sticks in my memory and it all seems to be a lot of brooding, indistinctive orchestral rumbling.
I usually love Talgorn though. His recent scores have been ace.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2007 - 7:59 PM   
 By:   Jostein   (Member)

Does any of his other scores sound like this one, because I love that big sci-fi sound.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2007 - 9:08 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Can you recommend more Talgorn?

Most certainly ROBOTJOX, goes great with HEAVY METAL 2K.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2007 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   SheriffJoe   (Member)

Talgorn's score to Fortress is fantastic! I also believe he scored a thriller not so long ago...can't recall the name of it.

SheriffJoe

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2007 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   AndyDursin   (Member)

This is actually a Talgorn score I've never really gotten into. No main theme sticks in my memory and it all seems to be a lot of brooding, indistinctive orchestral rumbling.
I usually love Talgorn though. His recent scores have been ace.


Totally agreed. And you would've thought this would have been a great film for him to let loose with sweeping, melodic themes like he usually does. It was a lot of well-composed but unmemorable wallpaper when I saw the movie (which was so bad it might have made the score seem more disappointing than it was, admittedly).

ROBOT JOX has a strong theme, the kind that was notably absent from Heavy Metal 2000.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2007 - 12:12 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

I think Talgorn is at his best in european films. Check any of them at amazon.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2007 - 12:16 AM   
 By:   Jostein   (Member)

Heavy Metal is colourful enough in its orchestrations that I don't mind the relative lack of melody. I don't think a theme is a prerequisite for a good score.

A good example is the main title, "Lost in space", which is pretty great and very evocative even though there's no real theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2007 - 2:36 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

I love that this isn't scored with the "Big Theme" approach which I am sick to death of.

When someone scores a piece of sf junk like this using a DIFFERENT approach, I love it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2007 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Talgorn's score to Fortress is fantastic! I also believe he scored a thriller not so long ago...can't recall the name of it.

SheriffJoe



You mean Anthony Zimmer? Fantastic score! Finally an excellent CD with word "Zimmer" on the cover smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2007 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   Nickster34   (Member)

That's funny, Lokutus!

Anyway, I love Talgorn's HEAVY METAL not to mention Bernstein's original.
Speaking of Zimmer(with all due respect), can you imagine what Talgorn would have done with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2007 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   Professor Hubert Farnswor   (Member)

Can you recommend more Talgorn?

The following Talgorn scores are also great :

"The Fortress" (FCTN 1001)

His bombastic old fashioned action-adventure score to "Delta Force 2" (Alhambra A8921).

Then there is his elegant "The Temp"
(Varese VSD-5410).

His melodic "Le Brasier" (Alhambra A8939)

His Henry Purcell inspired score to
"Moliere" (Milan 399 103-2)

And his delicate "Les Aiguilles Rouges" (naive records) with a beautiful main theme which reminds me a bit of William`s "Angela`s Ashes".

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2007 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   batman844   (Member)

I would certainly recommend Fortress as one of his best scores. Unfortunately it's only available as a promo, so good luck in finding it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2007 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

FYI... still will have to fill two more CDs: DeWolfe's At the Movies and KMP's Hollywood Series: Sci-Fi

http://lokutusost.ufouni.cz/filmmusic/talgorn/diskografie.htm

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2007 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   crazyunclerolo   (Member)

I've gotten every single Talgorn I could get my hands on, including a lot of his library music. I've never been disappointed with any of it, but LES AIGUILLES ROUGES is the most recent one to really knock my socks off. It's like having the John Williams score we never got last year!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2007 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)


His bombastic old fashioned action-adventure score to "Delta Force 2" (Alhambra A8921).


You mean it is out on CD? Damn where can I get that?! I love Talgorns Robot jox. I really hunted for that CD for about a year, and was very happy when I finally got it (the first track is a bit weird though as it seems to start too late).
I really enjoy the Delta Force films, wonderful over the top stuff. The first one is very Reaganesque and rather un-PC (might be one of the reasons why I like it). The second one has a very spectacular ending that rivals the best of the Bond stuff or other more prestigious films.

Talgorn's music during the Chuck's sparring session (or better said beating up his cadets session) after he's just seen the murder of his friend, really has the Talgorn signature, and sounds very much like Robotjox.
So now the hunt is out for DF2.
If only we can get the fantastic DF1 on CD too, WOW.

Kind regards.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2007 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Professor Hubert Farnswor   (Member)



You mean it is out on CD? Damn where can I get that?!



amazon.com doesn`t have it anymore. But it`s still available at www.amazon.de

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2007 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)


amazon.com doesn`t have it anymore. But it`s still available at www.amazon.de


Aha. I'll give it a look. Want to order from Amazon.de these days (Western von Gestern; wish ZDF would release the Jiri Kanzelberger's phenomenal music for that series on CD).

Thanks.

Kind regards.

D.S.

 
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