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 Posted:   Mar 12, 2018 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Anyone who has even the slighest interest in and knowledge about electronic music or JXL's career, also pre-film music, will understand how great he is in that idiom. And why a score such as DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS is so good. I wish he did more of that, and less of the big blockbusters and actions like TOMB RAIDER. This track is so goosebump-inducing and beautiful, it's ridiculous:



This has a really good sound.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2018 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

How to be nice about this without having the moderator slam me...

You have got to be fucking kidding me.


No. But you're not exactly the person I go to for credible input on electronic music (or really any kind of music). Of course, in your world, it's not as good as Roger Cupholder's rejected music to the 1976 US television series ALL THE ELEPHANTS ARE PINK. big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

And you're not the measure either, especially when you write something like that.

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2018 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

And you're not the measure either, especially when you write something like that.

I'm actually surprised to see the two so combative.

Hey, I'M not wild about some of the composers mentioned here, but I try to open my mind enough to appreciate why those folks are getting paid so much. Usually I can find more than good reason.

Apparently people like Zimmer and Junkie are writing music people want to hear. Not sure what's wrong with that, dumbed down compositionally or not.

Or maybe I shoulda minded my own business, apologies to all if so.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   RustyNail   (Member)

Does anybody know why this got a pressed disc release, while Jumanji and Red Sparrow got CDR releases?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Does anybody know why this got a pressed disc release, while Jumanji and Red Sparrow got CDR releases?

A Ponzi scheme, perhaps?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2018 - 2:13 AM   
 By:   Kirkinson   (Member)

Anyone who has even the slighest interest in and knowledge about electronic music or JXL's career, also pre-film music, will understand how great he is in that idiom. And why a score such as DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS is so good. I wish he did more of that, and less of the big blockbusters and actions like TOMB RAIDER. This track is so goosebump-inducing and beautiful, it's ridiculous:



Hmm. I'm not sure if I qualify as knowledgeable about electronic music since I don't follow it very closely and my tastes have formed somewhat through random discovery. But, e.g., I like Múm, Colleen, Tycho, Flying Lotus, Boards of Canada, occasionally some Venetian Snares, Autechre, & Nurse With Wound, and some poppier "indie electronic" stuff like Neon Indian & Ratatat, among other things.

I've tried listening to Junkie XL, including some of his non-film work, and nothing's ever really worked for me. There are some tracks on DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS that are pleasant enough, but nothing that made me feel much. The particular track you chose here is not one I would have suggested to persuade anybody.

Different strokes.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2018 - 3:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I've tried listening to Junkie XL, including some of his non-film work, and nothing's ever really worked for me. There are some tracks on DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS that are pleasant enough, but nothing that made me feel much. The particular track you chose here is not one I would have suggested to persuade anybody.

I think it works well as persuasion of his skill in the area. Whether one likes it or not is another thing altogether. That's purely subjective.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2018 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of TOMB RAIDER, for anyone who's interested:

https://moviemusicuk.us/2018/03/21/tomb-raider-tom-holkenborg/

Jon

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2018 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Does anybody know why this got a pressed disc release, while Jumanji and Red Sparrow got CDR releases?

A Ponzi scheme, perhaps?


They hate us. They hate us hard. That's why.

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2018 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

My review of TOMB RAIDER, for anyone who's interested:

https://moviemusicuk.us/2018/03/21/tomb-raider-tom-holkenborg/

Jon


Not really, Jon.
Sorry.
frown

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2018 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Silvesti's TRCOL is an all-time 'great score, bad fim' entry.

Silvestri's TRCOL is ROTLA next to this. wink


If ins't one of his best, it is one of the most enterteiment by him.

Much better than Rise of Cobra


Not one of his best but one of his better scores.

I was comparing the great gap between the quality of the score and the quality of the film.
HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL!
b

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2018 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

How to be nice about this without having the moderator slam me...

You have got to be fucking kidding me.


No. But you're not exactly the person I go to for credible input on electronic music (or really any kind of music). . big grin


OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Score one for the Thor man!
brm

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2018 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Does anybody know why this got a pressed disc release, while Jumanji and Red Sparrow got CDR releases?

Where does it say Jumanji is a CDR.

I bought mine from Amazon UK and it looks to me like a proper CD.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2020 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Just watched the film. The score is absolutely dreadful. Wasn't expecting much but after hearing Alita: Battle Angel and Sonic, two scores that I found surprisingly enjoyable I thought I might be pleasantly surprised. Nope.

 
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