Saturday, February 11, 2017

Soundcast Stereo - Listener Reaction Ep. 3

Listener Reaction #3 - Composer Dominance

When listeners turn into commentors, the Soundcast Stereo is at its best.  In this third listener reaction show, Christopher and Eric take four recent responses to episode 15 "Composer Dominance."  Don't miss out on these interesting takes on King Giacchino, the Mount Rushmore of Composers, Dominance or Prominence, and how Williams and Zimmer are the same!


Episode Highlights

00:08 - Intro and The Return of the Reaction
02:50 - The Crowing of Giacchino - Thomas Midena
10:55 - Your Mount Rushmore of Composers - IsaacAda1
16:00 - Dominance = Quantity or Prominence - Ben Whiting
20:28 - Williams?  Zimmer? Overused? What about Desplat? - Tiffany Curley Cello Mama


Music Selections

00:00 - "The Adventure Continues" (The Adventures of Tin Tin) by John Williams
59:04 - "It's a Helluva Chase" (Jupiter Ascending) by Michael Giacchino



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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 15) Composer Dominance

Episode 15 - Composer Dominance

Will the director-change for the DCEU's upcoming "The Batman" mean a composer change?  Could that composer change somehow be Michael Giacchino?  Erik and Christopher discuss the possibilities and the potential repercussions.  That discussion leads to a dive into some reflection on some of Hollywood's most dominant composers over the last 40+ years and those who may be poised to dominate in the near future!


Episode Highlights

00:04 - Intro & Affleckting the DCEU ...
06:51 - Michael Giacchino dominance
08:46 - Is composer dominance a good or bad thing?
13:12 - Hans Zimmer dominance
20:48 - John Williams dominance
31:46 - Henry Jackman dominance


Music Selections

00:00 - "Bumper to Bumper. Rail to Rail" (Speed Racer) by Michael Giacchino

54:44 - "Romanian Wind" (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) by Hans Zimmer


COMPANION PLAYLIST (on Spotify) - Soundcast Stereo Episode 14 Companion Playlist - https://bit.ly/sscp-15

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 14) Best Original Score Oscar Nominees

Episode 14 - Best Original Score Oscar Nominees

And the nominees for Best Original Score for the 89th Academy Awards are ... reacted to by Erik and Christopher!  They discuss each nominee, discuss who, of the five noms, they think should win, but will win as well.  Lastly, they chime in with their own five nominees.  Some definite surprise nominees in their lists!


Episode Highlights

00:04 - Intro & The Nominees Are ...
04:00 - The Official Noms
15:53 - Should Win/ Will Win
23:36 - Our Five Nominees

52:12 - Honorable Almost-nominees

Music Selections

00:00 - "Snakes on a Plain" (God of Egypt) by Marco Beltrami
54:44 - "Night Drive" (Nerve) by Rob Simonson


COMPANION PLAYLIST (on Spotify) - Soundcast Stereo Episode 14 Companion Playlist - https://bit.ly/2sscp-14

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Soundcast Stereo (Ep 13) - Most Anticipated Film Scores of 2017

Episode 13 - Most Anticipated Film Scores of 2017

Soundcast Stereo is back and peering into the future!  Erik and Christopher run down just which original film scores they are most looking forward to in 2017.  They hit all the biggies (well, mostly) but also serve up several film scores that may be flying under your radar.  Dive into this double-sized episode for an early look at what 2017 holds for us.


Episode Highlights

00:04 - Intro & The Rules of Anticipation
03:45 - The "Big" Ones
28:29 - Sleeper scores
46:04 - Honorable Mentions
55:42 - What we are NOT Anticipating


Music Selections

00:00 - "Fists of Glory" (Eddie the Eagle) by Matthew Margeson
60:00 - "Press Montage" (Eddie the Eagle) by Matthew Margeson



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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Episode 86 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Michael Giacchino

Episode 86 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Michael Giacchino

Marius Masalar, Erik Woods and Christopher drop in from hyperspace to talk about ROGUE ONE:  A STAR WARS STORY and its original score by Michael Giacchino.  Following the latest edition of WHYBLT? (What have you been listening to?) the trio dive into Disney/Lucasfilm's prequel to Star Wars: A New Hope and break down their personal reactions to the film, itself, how the score operates in context and lastly how it works as a stand-alone listen.


Episode Highlights

00:30 - "Together Again, huh?"
03:00 - What Have You Been Listening To?
22:30 - Rogue One - The Film (SPOILERS!)
44:40 - Rogue One - The Score in Context (SPOILERS!)
55:19 - Rogue One - The Score as stand-alone listen (SPOILERS!)
75:58 - "Now let's blow this thing and go home!"

Music Selections

00:00 - "Rogue One" (Rogue One) by Michael Giacchino
22:38 - "The Imperial Suite" (Rogue One) by Michael Giacchino
44:02 - "Jyn Erso & Hope Suite" (Rogue One) by Michael Giacchino
75:21 - "Hope" (Rogue One) by Michael Giacchino
86:41 - "The Master Switch" (Rogue One) by Michael Giacchino


Notes:

"Star Crash" by John Barry - https://youtu.be/MxlHUgRNCoU

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Soundcast Interview: Chad Seiter (Recore)

Soundcast Interview - Chad Seiter (Recore)

Chad Seiter is a prolific composer, arranger and orchestrator for film, television, video games and symphonic concerts, Chad Seiter has composed and produced original music for major Hollywood franchises including Star Trek, Fringe and LOST. In this episode, he talks about his most recent video game project for the XBOX One and Windows 10, RECORE: how he came onto the project, his biggest challenges, working with vocalist Laura Intravia and cellist Tina Guo, what it's like turning music over to a program to decide how it is heard within the game and more!


Episode Highlights

00:01 - Introducing Chad Seiter
02:16 - Working ona Keiji Inafune game
04:12 - The goal for the Recore score
07:10 - Working with Laura Intravia
09:10 - The Biggest Recore challenge
11:42 - Stems in the hands of programs
14:37 - How has the game industry changed for a composer
15:59 - Producing the official soundtrack album
19:28 - The Reprise with Tina Guo
21:43 - The legacy of the Female protagonist



Music Selections

00:00 - "The Eden Tower" (Recore) by Chad Seiter
07:05 - "Main theme" (Recore) by Chad Seiter
19:30 - "Main Theme Reprise" (Recore) by Chad Seiter
35:59 - "Lonely Basin" (Recore) by Chad Seiter



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Friday, September 16, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 12) - Reacting to 'The Marvel Symphonic Universe"

Episode 12 - Reacting to "The Marvel Symphonic Universe"

Tony Zhou's Youtube channel "Every Frame a Painting" recently posted one of their most viewed videos to date, "The Marvel Symphonic Universe" where the MCU's original scores are critiqued and demonstrated to be "forgettable" by the general public.  Erik and Christopher react and discuss several of the key points made in the video essay ... some of which they agree with but several of which they do not.  Is the music of the Marvel Cinematic Universe truly forgettable?  If so, why? Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 (ish) minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.


Episode Highlights

00:01 - The Marvel Symphonic Universe
03:35 - Initial Reactions
06:43 - No Emotional Response?
10:11 - Too High Strung
11:08 - Forgettable?
16:40 - Covering the music
19:52 - The Loss of Main Titles
22:03 - The Temp Problem
24:19 - Stay Safe and Sound Bland
33:21 - The Good of this Video
35:15 - Wrap Up


Music Selections

00:00 - "Can You Dig It?" (Iron May 3) by Brian Tyler
35:59 - "Captain America" (Captain America: The First Avenger) by Alan Silvestri



COMPANION PLAYLIST (on Spotify) - Soundcast Stereo Episode 12 Companion Playlist - https://bit.ly/sscp-12

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Notes:

"The Marvel Symphonic Universe" https://youtu.be/7vfqkvwW2fs by

- Brian Satterwhite: https://twitter.com/bmsatter
- Taylor Ramos: https://twitter.com/glassesattached

- Tony Zhou: https://twitter.com/tonyszhou


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