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 Posted:   Jul 20, 2007 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

Anyone hear this? I saw it in the store and almost grabbed it.

Comments?

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2007 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

I have it. got it before I knew it was coming out in the US. doh!

but it's good. listen to it quite often.

very spirited, bouncy, light-hearted. has a classical/baroque feel without being resorting to quotations or anything.


(also recommended is his "The Red needles" score, but that's only a French release....VERY good score, but short at 37 minutes)

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2007 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

Moliere was released domestically?

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2007 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)


but it's good.

very spirited, bouncy, light-hearted. has a classical/baroque feel without being resorting to quotations or anything.


(also recommended is his "The Red needles" score, but that's only a French release....VERY good score, but short at 37 minutes)



That 'bout sez it for me too big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2007 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

Moliere was released domestically?


well, I've not seen it in stores, but it is available for download on iTunes.

the film will be released domestically, if not already.

looks like a good flick. may go see it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2007 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

Heh, I didn't know it was on iTunes...

Those guys need to do a much better job of listing new soundtrack titles... Lion's Gate has released a number of soundtracks on iTunes and they never show up in the New Release section...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2007 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Chris Tilton   (Member)

Anyone hear this? I saw it in the store and almost grabbed it.

Comments?


This score is great, and so is The Red Needles, and President. Heck everything Talgorn does is fantastic. Buy everything!

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2007 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   theOzman   (Member)

Yeah, Talgorn Rocks!!!

Chris, have you heard any of his library scores for Dewolf Music?


About itunes -
Does anyone else find the searching of soundtracks on itunes frustrating? Maybe it's there and I haven't found it yet, as I don't believe that it should be that hard a feature to find, but it would be ideal if there was a page totally dedicated to soundtracks/film & game scores, that would pretty much just list them all. As is, it's a total pain in the ass to locate cool stuff, especially music that I might of passed up, like Patrick O'Hearn's "SIMPATOCO" and "THE WHEEL HOUSE."

- Oz

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2007 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

Thanks for the comments--pretty much what I expected, as I've loved everything of his I've bought so far.

I also picked up a non-film piece, the name of which escapes me (it has a kind of stained glass window on the cover?). Haven't put that on yet, but he's got an outstanding track record with me. And I STILL want his Edge of Sanity on CD!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2007 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

And I STILL want his Edge of Sanity on CD!

Masters of Edge of Sanity are -apparently- lost.

Mr. Talgorn has just finished scoring ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES in London and soon will start working on DRAGON HUNTERS, to be scored in Munich in September.

http://frederictalgorn.free.fr/

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2007 - 4:33 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)



Masters of Edge of Sanity are -apparently- lost.

Mr. Talgorn has just finished scoring ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES in London and soon will start working on DRAGON HUNTERS, to be scored in Munich in September.

http://frederictalgorn.free.fr/



That's terrible about the masters--I can't see this getting a rerecording. Damn.

Your link didn't work--what is DRAGON HUNTERS?

I hope it's what it sounds like, since his HEAVY METAL 2000 score is a favorite of mine. He showed in ROBOTJOX that he can score a Williams/Bernstein-type SF actioner with the best of them, but HM2K was so unlike the insert-motif-here approach, refreshingly so.

This man should be scoring big projects that allow him a big canvas. He would be MY choice over every "top name" Hollywood composer for a fantasy/SF/adventure flick.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2007 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"This man should be scoring big projects that allow him a big canvas. He would be MY choice over every "top name" Hollywood composer for a fantasy/SF/adventure flick."

The story I heard, from some French soundtrack correspondents, is that he tried this around the late '80's and early '90's, but could not put up with the politics and bullshit inherent in Hollywood, so he took off back to France!
Apparently, he didn't care too much for George Lucas either, and let him know!
Reminds me of that great Jerry Fielding quote at the end of FSM's Getaway CD..."Not Forgivable To Me"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2007 - 2:06 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

"This man should be scoring big projects that allow him a big canvas. He would be MY choice over every "top name" Hollywood composer for a fantasy/SF/adventure flick."

The story I heard, from some French soundtrack correspondents, is that he tried this around the late '80's and early '90's, but could not put up with the politics and bullshit inherent in Hollywood, so he took off back to France!
Apparently, he didn't care too much for George Lucas either, and let him know!
Reminds me of that great Jerry Fielding quote at the end of FSM's Getaway CD..."Not Forgivable To Me"


Thanks for passing this on. I was curious as to why he seems to never have really caught on in the US.

I finally listened to his non-film piece about the patron saint of wine. Didn't do much for me, but going to pick up Moliere.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2007 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Your clue about the stained glass window made me check my Talgorn collection and it's that Vinum Et Sanguinem disc that I only ever played once (I'm not sure I completely got through it either). Thankfully, that's the only real duffer I own by him. The Red Needles is the best thing I've heard by him (or anyone)for many years. Moliere contains about 30 minutes (of the 60) that I play a lot.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2007 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Any more details regarding Asterix score? Size of an orchestra, amount of music recorded??
Hope there will be nice and long score CD smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2007 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   estgrey   (Member)

I have been listening to Talgorn's score for "Moliere" all morning, and am finding it throughly enjoyable. I was familiar with his name only from the "Peyton Place" re-recording on Varese (I assume that these are the same person), but now I am finding myself interested in his own music. I am borrowing a copy of "The Red Needles" this afternoon, although the title is not something that would have suggested music that might appeal to me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2007 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

Your clue about the stained glass window made me check my Talgorn collection and it's that Vinum Et Sanguinem disc that I only ever played once (I'm not sure I completely got through it either). Thankfully, that's the only real duffer I own by him.

Yep, that's the one. I listened to it and just couldn't GET it, if you knwo what I mean--where's this coming from, what's he trying to do, etc.

The siren-song of these Moliere reviews is too much to resist--I really can't spare the cash, but...I GOTTA! Off to the music score (after finishing my 18-hour shift--I deserve it, damnmit!)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2007 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   estgrey   (Member)

The main theme is used a bit repetitively, but it has a sense of Gallic wit that reminds me of Saint-Saens (I'm thinking of "Omphales Spinning Wheel") even though the overall style of the music is more of the baroque era. Still, it is very charming, and it grows on you.

Someone please tell me a bit about Robotjox and Heavy Metal 2000, two other scores which would not have appealed to me based solely on the titles. (Assuming that Dragon-Hunters is an epic-styled fantasy, a score of that sort by this composer might easily be something to get excited about.)

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2007 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I am borrowing a copy of "The Red Needles" this afternoon, although the title is not something that would have suggested music that might appeal to me.

Well, why shouldn't the film about a group of kids lost in mountains (I unfortunatelly haven't seen the film but I suppose it is either something like Alive or Lord of the Flies - second one probably not considering melody of the score) using all the large images and beautiful mountain landscapes inspire such a talented composer as Talgorn undoubtedly is to write a fantastic score? Well I don't remember any mountains-adventure score that wouldn't be awesome - with exception of Jones' Cliffhanger.

Les Aiguilles Rouges is IMO one of the best Talgorn scores and one of the top scores of 2006. Also don't forget to check his amazing President score from the last year as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2007 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   estgrey   (Member)

Lokutus: Well, why shouldn't the film about a group of kids lost in mountains . . . using all the large images and beautiful mountain landscapes inspire such a talented composer as Talgorn undoubtedly is to write a fantastic score?

Without a context, "The Red Needles" sounds to me as something more medical than landscape. One might be inclined to presume that it was a gritty tale about inner city drug use. (It actually sounds a good deal prettier in French, but then what doesn't?)

 
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