Friday, June 24, 2011

Episode #28 - Falling Skies with Composer Noah Sorota

Episode 28 - Falling Skies


Composer Noah Sorota joins the cast to talk about his latest work, FALLING SKIES. He shares about working at Remote Control Prod. and discusses TV music trends and faves.


Episode Highlights


00:30 — Introduction and welcome
02:49 — What we've been listening to
12:15 — Noah Sorota working at Remote Control Productions
25:29 — Noah Sorota on Falling Skies
40:52 — Trends in TV music
51:22 — Some of our TV theme faves
41:40 — Reviewing scores on soundtrack versus in context


Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)

00:00 — "Royal Street Ambush" (Falling Skies) by Noah Sorota
06:07 — "DC Showcase Main Title" (DC Showcase) by The Track Team
06:57 — "Minority Report" (Minority Report) by John Williams
08:40 — "Main Titles" (Heartless) by David Julyan
09:49 — "Billious Hooligan" (Brighton Rock) by Martin Phipps
11:45 — "They Were Ready" (Falling Skies) by Noah Sorota
17:27 — "I Never Woke Up In Handcuffs Before" (Sherlock Holmes) by Hans Zimmer
25:24 — "Royal Street Ambush" (Falling Skies) by Noah Sorota
30:43 — "Mason Theme (minor)" (Falling Skies) by Noah Sorota
32:44 — "Main Theme (Horn)" (Falling Skies) by Noah Sorota
44:54 — "Precipice" (Battlestar Galactica Season 3) by Bear McCreary
52:53 — "Theme from 'Human Target' (long version)" (Human Target) by Bear McCreary
53:19 — "Main Theme" (Star Trek Voyager) by Jerry Goldmsith
54:05 — "Main Title" (Stargate Atlantis) by Joel Goldsmith
57:51 — "Title Theme" (The Andy Griffith Show) by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer

Friday, June 17, 2011

Episode #27 - Super 8 with guest Sascha Dikiciyan

Episode 27 - Super 8

Composer Sascha Dikiciyan joins Tom Hoover and Christopher Coleman to talk JJ Abrams latest project SUPER 8.  Beyond the movie, they dive headlong into the Michael Giacchino's score for the film.


Episode Highlights

00:30 — Introduction and welcome
03:30 — What we've been listening to
12:39 — Twitter question:  What is your fave X-Men score to date?
15:51 — Super 8 general reaction (no spoilers)
23:45 — Super 8 spoiler talk
36:44 — Super 8 score talk
41:40 — Reviewing scores on soundtrack versus in context


Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)


00:00 — "Through the Window" (Cocoon) by James Horner
03:45 — "Mater the Waiter" (Cars 2) by Michael Giacchino
04:32 — "Napoleon Boneparte" (Napoleon: Total War) by Richard Beddow et al
05:35 — "DC Showcase Main Title" (DC Showcase) by The Track Team
06:08 — "quayside synthesis" (Hanna) by The Chemical Brothers
08:12 — "Theme from SOCOM 4" (Socom 4) by Bear McCreary
12:08 — "First Class" (X-Men: First Class) by Henry Jackman
14:52 — "Logan And Rogue" (X-Men) by Michael Kamen
27:10 — "Cloverfield - Roar!" (100 Greatest Themes Take 2) by Michael Giacchino
38:56 — "The Magic Of Halloween" (E.T. The Extra-terestrial) by John Williams
43:52 — "Medal of Honor- Airborne (End Credits)" (Medal of Honor: Airborne) by Michael Giacchino
44:55 — "Through the Window" (Cocoon) by James Horner
53:37 — "Through the Window" (Cocoon) by James Horner

Friday, June 10, 2011

Interview: Laura Karpman (Kung Fu Panda 2: The Video Game)

Interview: Laura Karpman "Ask Your Panda"
Composer Laura Karpman (Taken, Everquest II) talks about some of her most recent projects which include one of the most unique musical projects of the last few years, ASK YOUR MAMA, as well her most recent video game score, the tie-in-game to KUNG FUN PANDA 2. She also talks about the why there are fewer female composers in the USA compared to other countries such as the United Kingdom and Japan.


Episode Highlights

00:23 — Introduction and "Ask Your Mama"
08:29 — Writing music for multiple mediums
13:52 — Struggle of the Female Composer in the USA
18:57 — Kung Fu Panda 2: The Video Game

Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)


00:00 — "Main Title" (Kung Fu Panda 2 VG) by Laura Karpman
03:49 — "Cultural Exchange" (Ask Your Mama) by Laura Karpman
07:44 — "Jazztet Muted - Show Fare, Please" (Ask Your Mama) by Laura Karpman
18:18 — "Komodo Dragon Bossfight Minions 2" (Kung Fu Panda 2 VG) by Laura Karpman
19:43 — "Cliffside Puzzle 2" (Kung Fu Panda 2 VG) by Laura Karpman
21:42 — "Main Title" (Untold Legend: Dark Kingdom) by Laura Karpman
26:46 — "Marina Combat 2" (Kung Fu Panda 2 VG) by Laura Karpman


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ep. 26 - Kung Fu Panda 2

Episode 26 - Kung Fu Panda
Marius, Tom, and Chris talk the Kung Fu Panda 2 original score and on how the effectiveness of music scores, in context, affect our overall opinions.

Episode Highlights

00:24 — Introduction and welcome
03:52 — What we've been listening to
12:42 — RJDJ - App for personal soundtrack
17:56 — Twitter: Composer Controversy
24:36 — Kung Fu Panda Discussion
37:52 — In Context or out? How do thy rate thee?
41:40 — Reviewing scores on soundtrack versus in context


Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)


00:00 — "Po and Shen- Face to Face" (Kung Fu Panda 2) by Zimmer, Powell
03:58 — "Cerebro" (X-Men First Class) by Henry Jackman
06:08 — "Toy Factory" (The Best Album) by George and Jonathan
07:07 — "Sludge Mansion" (The Best Album) by George and Jonathan
08:22 — "The Pursuit of Vengeance" (SOCOM 4) by Bear McCreary
09:55 — "Naval battle at St. Vincent" (Napoleon: Total War) by Richard Beddow et al
11:27 — "Motherhood" (The Tree of Life) by Alexandre Desplat
24:00 — "Ancient China- Story of Shen" (Kung Fu Panda 2) by Zimmer, Powell
33:03 — "Rickshaw Chase" (Kung Fu Panda 2) by Zimmer, Powell
37:20 — "Dumpling Warrior" (Kung Fu Panda 2) by Zimmer, Powell
55:10 — "Gongmen Jail" (Kung Fu Panda 2) by Zimmer, Powell