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 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 11:36 PM   
 By:   musicpaladin2007   (Member)

Personally I'm still waiting on his Caprica release. It keeps getting pushed back and back and back. Now in light of LLL's post today, it's looking like it's likely going to be July (when it was originally April). I know, they can't help it, it was mainly art approval (as seems to be most delays around here... silly studios and their legal demands).

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2013 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I think this might be the first McCreary score I actually like. The main theme is nice and sub themes are solid too. Still has some heavy percussion but no where near his other stuff.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2013 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Recently reviewed by Film, Music & Media:

http://www.filmmusicmedia.com/reviews/davincisdemonsbybearmccrearyreview

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

According to McCreary, the CD release will be available on October 22, with over 30 minutes of previously unreleased music. There will be signed copies available exclusively through LLL.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

According to McCreary, the CD release will be available on October 22, with over 30 minutes of previously unreleased music. There will be signed copies available exclusively through LLL.

W00t! Happy that signed copies are available and that LLL can distribute them. As with almost all of Bear's music, a must-buy for me. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

Fantastic news. I tried to hold out but a few months ago I caved in and bought the download version. Its a wonderful piece of work, listened to it often, certain I'd still buy the CD, but 30 mins extra music? Wow. That's like an early Christmas present and confirms a two-disc edition then, something BSG had to wait years for. If this is one of the benefits of him having his own label, then it promises great things in future.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 3:40 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

When they began broadcasting "DaVinci's Demons" I made it a point to watch the first episode, but just couldn't get into it and never went back. But some of the comments above make me regret that I didn't stick around long enough to pay attention to the music!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

When they began broadcasting "DaVinci's Demons" I made it a point to watch the first episode, but just couldn't get into it and never went back. But some of the comments above make me regret that I didn't stick around long enough to pay attention to the music!

Agree it was a slow-burner early on, but rewarded sticking with it. The show started to click at the fourth episode, and by then the music had become a character in itself. Just as the music did in BSG. Infact I think it is Bears best work since BSG. The show was great by series end. Its a daft premise but its cracking fun. Really looking forward to the next series.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

When they began broadcasting "DaVinci's Demons" I made it a point to watch the first episode, but just couldn't get into it and never went back. But some of the comments above make me regret that I didn't stick around long enough to pay attention to the music!

Agree it was a slow-burner early on, but rewarded sticking with it. The show started to click at the fourth episode, and by then the music had become a character in itself. Just as the music did in BSG. Infact I think it is Bears best work since BSG. The show was great by series end. Its a daft premise but its cracking fun. Really looking forward to the next series.


I think it's his best work since Human Target. Definitely looking forward to hearing more music.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Season 2 is starting, and Bear's newest vlog contains some score. Sounds like he's done it again. Can't wait to hear it in full.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Sounds fantastic! This is definitely my favorite project of Bear's at the moment, where he gets to be the most creative.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

"Season two… was merciless. . . . There was no easing in to the music this time around. From the opening instant of the score, I was thrust back into the heat of the season one cliffhanger. I had to juggle all the themes as we catch up with all the characters. It was a dive into the deep end of a frigid pool after sitting in a hot tub.

"Juggling all the themes from the first season alone would be a tremendous challenge. At the same time, however, I had to compose and balance new themes as new characters and story arcs were introduced. This season you will hear themes representing a host of characters from Naples, Peru and the Ottoman Empire.

"The extreme geographic disparity here also required an obvious expansion of the instrumental palette. I researched the period music associated with Naples for the themes for King Ferrante and his arrogant son Alfonso. We arranged for indigenous singers to come down from the mountains in Peru to a recording studio in Lima to record vocal chants historically accurate to the per-Columbian world that Da Vinci and his cohorts will venture into. Middle Eastern percussion and new woodwinds will work their way into the score as we introduce new characters from the Middle East.

"These new elements could generate enough musical material to justify an entire score by themselves. My ultimate challenge this season was to combine the new material with the substantial body of themes from the first season. Nothing I created in season one could be tossed – it all had to be expanded upon in the second season, while I simultaneously introduced and developed the new instruments, themes and players.

"Honestly, looking back at the season now, having completed the final episode, I am amazed at how far the score has evolved. If I had realized how big this score would get as I set out to score the season premiere, “The Blood of Man,” I would probably have frozen in my tracks. Fortunately, I didn’t think about it. I just dove in, picking up the musical notes where I had last left them. The resultant score, in my opinion, is the most narratively ambitious and thematically layered music I have ever written."

See more at: http://www.bearmccreary.com/#blog/blog/da-vincis-demons-the-blood-of-man/

 
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