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 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)



Perseverance Records teams up with Johan Söderqvist to release his score for the historical epic Amundsen. A true hero of Norway, Roald Amundsen is best-remembered for his incredible achievement of reaching the South Pole in 1911. Directed by Espen Sandberg, Amundsen stars Pål Sverre Hagen as the arctic explorer who is caught in a race to reach both the North and the South Pole and also becomes an early pioneer of flying over the Arctic scene - with tragic results... The director Espen Sandberg had a vision for the music: to create a whole new aural world for the South Pole, a place at that time as unknown to people as Mars or Jupiter, explains Johan Söderqvist. We wanted it to feel like we're arriving to a whole new world , a new universe.

We recorded many different crazy things but in the end we really liked the sound of Indian native flutes being blown - or screamed into! - a new wonderful Russian electronic voice/breath processor called the Pipe. That together with heavily distorted ambiences & drums became the signature sound of the film. Johan Söderqvist is one of the busiest and most successful Scandinavian composers. He has collaborated on a regular basis with Danish director Susanne Bier for whom he scored Brothers (2004) the Oscar-nominated After the Wedding (2006), the Oscar-winning In a Better World (2010) and the romantic comedy Love Is All You Need (2012) - the latter two albums were released by MovieScore Media. His other credits include the Oscar-nominated Kon-Tiki (2014), the British/American horror The Limehouse Golem (2016) and the cult classic vampire film Let the Right One In (2008), another MSM release. His latest release with the label was The King's Choice (2016), Norway's official submission for that year's Academy Awards.




I just noticed this pop up on Amazon.ca pre-orders. Just wondering if anyone, including Thor have seen this film and can comment on the score? The description sounds intriguing.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

I've seen it (and I am actually in it! wink )

Haven't really listened to the score yet. I have it. Its only a few weeks since I saw it.
The score sounded ok-ish. But it didnt make "run" to my itunes to listen to it...yet.
And the movie was also just OK, imo. Nothing spectacular but a nice watch smile

Did this help? lol! big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Did this help? lol! big grin

Absolutely! Thanks for your comments. Really cool that you were a part of this film. smile

It sounds to me based on your reaction that the score seemed to work pretty good in the film, but the music didn't really resonate from a listening experience. I will probably hold of pre-ordering this until I have a chance to check out the film.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Perseverance, really??

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

Did this help? lol! big grin

Absolutely! Thanks for your comments. Really cool that you were a part of this film. smile

It sounds to me based on your reaction that the score seemed to work pretty good in the film, but the music didn't really resonate from a listening experience. I will probably hold of pre-ordering this until I have a chance to check out the film.


Glad to help!

Yeah it was cool to be in it. Can hardly see myself though. lol!

Yeah, I would have seen the movie first before buying any of the score. Cause as you said, it works well in the movie, but didnt really make me wanna go and listen to it on its own wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

It's up on digital sites if you didn't know, through MovieScore Media.

http://moviescoremedia.com/amundsen-johan-soderqvist/

https://open.spotify.com/album/3ayK1RMG6SYdpfiazwpwcg

I'm just about to start listening myself.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2019 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Perseverance, really??

It was supposed to be ROSETTA before they "disappeared"
Thank Goodness we have an actual date now.

SODERQVIST RULES! smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2019 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Perseverance, really??


and why not exactly?

Rosetta's days seems to be over, so I am glad someone will FINALLY release this one.

 
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