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 Posted:   Nov 19, 2023 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   PollyAnna   (Member)

Meh. There hasn't been a good Godzilla soundtrack since David Arnold.

Michiru Oshima would disagree.

Kan Sawada also.

 Posted:   Nov 19, 2023 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

The score I've heard so far in this series is so generic and "cut and paste" that I find it depressing. I don't mind the use of synths of they are using in interesting ways; so far in Monarch everything I've heard is predictable and unimaginative.

Like David, I'm familiar with some of the sounds in the sample and synth libraries, and the pre-recorded "cut and paste" sound design library "elements" that can be dropped in a track. That kind of stuff is all over this score. It just smacks of laziness. And it's so generic the entire score itself could be cut and pasted into just about any action / sci-fi show. There is nothing unique about it that adds any subtext or additional depth to what we're seeing on screen - it's all surface.

So far, anyway.

Yeah I hope it finds it footing both story-wise and musically.

 Posted:   Nov 19, 2023 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Desplat's (edited) Godzilla opener over Monarch: Legacy of Monsters opener:

Not perfect, but a pretty good fit.

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