Rabu, April 25, 2012

Soundtrack Review: Dark Shadows (2012)

Situs Soundtrack Geek membuat review (pertama?) dari score Danny Elfman untuk Dark Shadows. Album ini baru akan dirilis tanggal 8 Mei 2012, kok udah dapat yak. Berikut kutipannya:
I have to admit, during the first seconds of ‘Dark Shadows – Prologue’ I thought I had mistakenly put in my Bob Cobert CD from the television series Dark Shadows. The sound is unmistakable, but that’s where the similarities end (mostly). Step up the real Danny Elfman! From around 4:20 and onwards is the best part where he admittedly stals a little from his excellent Wolfman score, but it sounds better than ever with power and the choir. It has a bit of fun too and cues like ‘Shadows Reprise’ shows off some excellent sound design with some amazing synth work combined with a catchy theme.
The score has lot of great cues and there isn’t a weak cue among them.
Well, not to state the bleeding obvious, but I enjoyed this score a lot. It has a little bit of Bob Cobert in there which ties it nicely to the original TV series and then it’s mostly all Elfman and his excellent take on gothic horror.

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Rabu, April 18, 2012

American Youth Symphony Presents Danny Elfman Project

American Youth Symphony di Los Angeles, Amerika akan mengadakan Danny Elfman Project, dimulai tanggal 6 Mei ini di Royce Hall, UCLA. PROYEK TIGA TAHUN ini disponsori oleh BMI dan akan mengeksplorasi dan merayakan musik film dari Danny Elfman. Berikut kutipannya:
At 4 p.m. on May 6, film music historian Jon Burlingame will lead an in-depth symposium discussing Elfman’s career. At 7 p.m., top-drawer BMI composer David Newman will conduct the American Youth Symphony in an inspiring concert featuring Elfman’s compositions.
Oscar-nominated Elfman is a living legend. After composing his first score for Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, he went on to craft ingenious work for some of the most influential and popular films of the last several decades. He has collaborated with directors such as Tim Burton, Gus Van Sant, Sam Raimi, Paul Haggis, Ang Lee, Rob Marshall, Guillermo del Toro, Brian De Palma, and Peter Jackson. His credits include the four Oscar-nominated films Milk, Good Will Hunting, Big Fish and Men in Black, along with Edward Scissorhands, Wanted, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mission: Impossible, Planet of the Apes, A Simple Plan, To Die For, Spider-Man (1 & 2), Batman, Dolores Claiborne, Sommersby, Chicago, Dick Tracy, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland; as well as the famous themes for television series The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives. Most recently he provided the music for Gus Van Sant’s Restless and Shawn Levy’s Reel Steel, and is currently working on Men In Black 3, Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, and two Tim Burton projects: Frankenweenie and Dark Shadows.

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Dark Shadows: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Studio: Village Roadshow Pictures, GK Films, Infinitum Nihil, Warner Bros (distributor)
Sutradara: Tim Burton
Composer: Danny Elfman
Tanggal rilis film: 11 Mei 2012
Tanggal rilis album: 8 Mei 2012
Label: Watertower Music

Track list:
1. Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
2. Dark Shadows - Prologue - Danny Elfman
3. I'm Sick Of You - Iggy Pop
4. Season Of The Witch - Donovan
5. Top Of The World - The Carpenters
6. You're The First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
7. Get It On - T. Rex
8. No More Mr. Nice Guy (Album Version) - Alice Cooper
9. Ballad Of Dwight Fry - Alice Cooper
10. The End? - Danny Elfman
11. The Joker - Johnny Depp


Studio: Village Roadshow Pictures, GK Films, Infinitum Nihil, Warner Bros (distributor)
Sutradara: Tim Burton
Composer: Danny Elfman
Tanggal rilis film: 11 Mei 2012
Tanggal rilis album: 8 Mei 2012
Label: Watertower Music

Track list:
1. Dark Shadows - Prologue (Uncut)
2. Resurrection
3. Vicky Enters Collinswood
4. Deadly Handshake
5. Shadows - Reprise
6. Is It Her?
7. Barnabus Comes Home
8. Vicky's Nightmare
9. Hypno Music
10. Killing Dr. Hoffman
11. Dumping the Body
12. Roger Departs
13. Burn Baby Burn / In-Tombed
14. Lava Lamp
15. The Angry Mob
16. House of Blood
17. Final Confrontation
18. Widow's Hill - Finale
19. The End? (Uncut)
20. More The End?
21. We Will End You!

Press release mengenai album Dark Shadows dirilis hari ini oleh CineMedia Promotions. Berikut kutipannya:
For more than 25 years, Burton and Elfman have collaborated on some of the cinema's most beloved and recognizable films and soundtracks, including Big Fish, for which Elfman received an Oscar® nomination; Beetlejuice; Batman; Edward Scissorhands; Sleepy Hollow; Corpse Bride; and, more recently, Alice in Wonderland.
"Tim had some specific ideas about the music on Dark Shadows," says Elfman. "I knew that the bigger dramatic scenes would be played in a rather grand theatrical manner, but the real treat was tapping into the retro pallet Tim had imagined. He wanted something that payed homage to both the original TV series and other '70s horror genres as well. For that we kept it minimal, eerie, and atmospheric with only electronics and a few solo instruments carrying the melodies."
Elfman has also received Oscar® nominations for his scores for Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black, and Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting and Milk. Movie audiences worldwide have also heard Danny Elfman's unique sound and style in some 80 film scores, including Sam Raimi's Spider-Man; Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible; Martin Brest's Midnight Run; Jon Amiel's Sommersby; the Hughes Brothers' Dead Presidents; Rob Marshall's Academy® Award-winning Chicago; and Shawn Levy's Real Steel.

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