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 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Coming Soon...To X-Box and Nintendo.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

I thought Rogue One was one of the better Star Wars films in recent years, precisely because it does not include any of our regular characters we have known so well. That film plays quite nicely at home on bluray with some sound cranked up.

Worth noting, too, that they didn't use StageCraft while filming ANDOR. It was all shot on physical sets/locations.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

I as well consider him as one of the great new composers out in the movie buisness...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2022 - 1:42 AM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

The trailer intrigues me, Tony Gilroy is a great writer and an interesting choice.

I agree, the score for this trailer is bland, as most trailer scores or scores in general are these days.

But I hope this will turn out to be great.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2022 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

https://comicbook.com/starwars/news/star-wars-andor-music-themes-changes-episodes-tony-gilroy-nicholas-britell/

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2022 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)



Oh boy, how I've come to loathe contemporary, one size fits all, GarageBand trailer music for genre fare such as this. Turns me right off of the content they're trying to sell because it so spectacularly illuminates how vapid it really is.


Ditto & roger this.

So many times, a project sounds interesting, or is "sold" to me by a friend....so let's watch the trailer!

Every.
Time.

The BIG DRUMS OF DOOM begin and I have to work to hold interest.

The one for me, recently, was the Lucy film with Kidman. Actually a very good film - even THIS trailer made it seem an Ass Kicking Zimmer Scored GET SOME extravaganza!!!!

Who the hell ARE they catering to!?

Screw trailers, in for Andor due Gilroy and a focus on practical, alone.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2022 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Who the hell ARE they catering to!?

I don't know if your question was rhetorical, but they are catering to as wide an audience as possible, and don't want to make any choices that that very wide audience might find silly. Are their fears founded? Unfortunately, they are, at least to some extent. In testing trailers (which they do, a lot), they've found that generally, being as noncommittal as possible with the music gets the widest approval.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2022 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

https://comicbook.com/starwars/news/star-wars-andor-music-themes-changes-episodes-tony-gilroy-nicholas-britell/

I get the feeling I'm one of the few here who is sympathetic to this comment from Gilroy:

"Music in Star Wars is just absolutely essentially identified with John Williams -- I mean, bow down-but we're going in a whole other direction. We needed an entirely new vocabulary. We're making a new visual vocabulary, a storytelling vocabulary; a new casting vocabulary, all these things. We're going to make a new musical vocabulary."

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2022 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2022 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Britell is one of the most amazing and talented composers working right now. I couldn't care more or less if it does or doesn't sound like John Williams as long as it sounds like Britell.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2022 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

https://comicbook.com/starwars/news/star-wars-andor-music-themes-changes-episodes-tony-gilroy-nicholas-britell/

I get the feeling I'm one of the few here who is sympathetic to this comment from Gilroy:

"Music in Star Wars is just absolutely essentially identified with John Williams -- I mean, bow down-but we're going in a whole other direction. We needed an entirely new vocabulary. We're making a new visual vocabulary, a storytelling vocabulary; a new casting vocabulary, all these things. We're going to make a new musical vocabulary."


I think that’s exactly the right approach to take. It worked for THE MANDALORIAN - that theme has become iconic.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2022 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2022 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Now available in any country where it is already Wednesday



1 Andor (Main Title Theme) - Episode 1 (1:17)
2 Andor (Main Title Theme) - Episode 2 (0:49)
3 Andor (Main Title Theme) - Episode 3 (0:39)

https://music.apple.com/nz/album/main-title-themes-episodes-1-3-from-andor-single/1646085014

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2022 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

Huh. Sounds angst-ridden whereas Mandalorian was fun.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2022 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)

First impression: I love Nicholas Britell, but this does not swash my buckle.

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 Posted:   Sep 21, 2022 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Three episodes down and there may as well have had no music at all, because Britell brought nothing noteworthy to the table whatsoever.

A character driven show like Andor needs a character driven score. Banal atmospherics, a drum kit, and prosaic strings simply doesn't cut it. Pity too, since the gritty, unpretentious performances and persuasive mise-en-scène would have been greatly complimented by an earthy, organic musical voice.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2022 - 10:15 PM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

… and expectations ruining a clear eyed view of a Star Wars show continue.

If Williams had scored this in his wonderful majestic style it would also have been criticized.

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2022 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I've only seen the first two (and I'm all in!), and I think the music is effective. Is it going to make my favorite album? Not as yet, no. But I think it's doing exactly what the show needs it to do.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2022 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

I don't find Britell's music particularly interesting but I'm not convinced there's many different ways to score this particular show. Maybe it could be more thematic but I can't deny that his heavy focus on electronics really enhances the tone they're going for.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2022 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

‘Andor’ Composer Nicholas Britell Breaks Down His Score and Why He Incorporated Rustling Leaves

https://variety.com/2022/artisans/news/andor-composer-nicholas-britell-score-star-wars-1235383443/

 
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