Friday, January 27, 2012

Ep. 39 - Oscars - I Think There's a Buzz!

In our annual Oscar prediction show, Michael Coleman (SoundWorksCollection.com) joins in. They also react to the Awards given out thus far and sidetrack on “What is an iconic score?”


Episode Highlights


00:00 — I think I hear a buzz.
01:27 — Welcome and Intro:  Michael Coleman (SoundworksCollection.com)
04:10 — WHYBLT? James Horner, Crysis 2
06:44 — WHYBLT? Joe Hisaishi
07:56 — WHYBLT? Oscar short-listers and Hanna's back
11:28 — WHYBLT? Tinker Tailor, The Artist, The Greatest Miracle
13:01 — WHYBLT? Haywire, Back to Gaya, Man to Man
15:28 — Sidetrack:  "What is an iconic score?"
28:09 — Awards Reactions
31:12 — Detour into Drive and Contagion
40:38 — Revisiting last year's predictions
41:41 — The Nominees Are...
44:01 — Reacting to the Entertainment Weekly article by Kyle Anderson (http://bit.ly/Aaat9r)
56:05 — Oscar Predictions!
66:18 — Conclusion



Select Music


00:00 — "Night Call" (Drive) by Kavinsky
00:00 — "A Real Hero" (Drive) by Cliff Martinez
04:30 — "A Return to the Caspian, and to the Iran of Old" (House of Sand and Fog) by James Horner
05:35 — "Chase" (Crysis 2) by Hans Zimmer, Borislav Slavov and Tillman Sillescu.
07:07 — "Opening" (Legend of the Four Gods Vol. 1) by Joe Hisaishi
08:37 — "Hanna's theme" (Hanna) by Hanna
11:58 — "George Smiley" (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) by Alberto Iglesias
13:05 — "Barcelona" (Haywire) by David Holmes
13:50 — "Main Title" (Back to Gaya) by Michael Kamen
15:33 — "The Game Has Changed" (Tron: Legacy) by Daft Punk
24:35 — "Dream is Collapsing" (Inception) by Hans Zimmer
26:21 — "Sorrow" (Gladiator) by Hans Zimmer
31:15 — "Tick of the Clock" (Drive) by Cliff Martinez
34:04 — "The Birds Are Doing That" (Contagion) by Cliff Martinez
42:09 — "The Adventures of Tintin" (The Adventures of Tin Tin) by John Williams
42:27 — "The Thief" (Hugo) by Howard Shore
42:45 — "George Valentin" (The Artist) by Ludovic Bource
43:07 — "George Smiley" (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) by Alberto Iglesias
43:31 — "The Reunion" (War Horse) by John Williams
46:27 — "Salander At Soder Hospital" (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) by Reznor/Ross
66:34 — "Peppy and George" (The Artist) by Ludovic Bource



Monday, January 16, 2012

Interview: Lorne Balfe (Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Skylander)

Interview: Lorne Balfe (Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Skylander)

Marius Masalar talks with composer Lorne Balfe about two of his latest projects:  Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Skylander: Spyros.  Balfe as reveals how he got into video game music, the challenges of writing music for popular sequels and what he considers his dream project.

CORRECTION: Lorne Balfe composed the exhibition trailer for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, which was the third game of the series, not the second as he inadvertently stated.

Episode Highlights

02:06 — How did you transition from film to video games?
06:27 — How did you come to work on SKYLANDERS
13:13 — Did you feel that you had to be dutiful to the original Spyro?
15:25 — WHYBLT? - Hugo, Twilight for Chamber Orchestra
17:22 — Assassins Creed: Revelations - How did you work with composer Jesper Kyd?
24:14 — What were some of the musical highlights for you from AC: Revelation
27:00 — What sort of reactions have you gotten to your music for AC: Revelation
28:51 — The next Assassins Creed, Sherlock Holmes, Anthems, and Bat Man
33:01 — What is your ideal project?
36:02 — The Ron Howard/ Canon Project
40:10 — Taste, subjectivity, and style

Select Music

00:00 — "Rhodes" (Assassin's Creed: Revelations) by Lorne Balfe
06:26 — "Shattered Island" (Skylander: Spyros Adventure) by Lorne Balfe
10:28 — "Sky Schooner Docks" (Skylander: Spyros Adventure) by Lorne Balfe
11:55 — "Skylanders Main Theme" (Skylander: Spyros Adventure) by Hans Zimmer
17:15 — "Master and Mentor" (Assassin's Creed: Revelations) by Lorne Balfe
24:45 — "Assassins Creed Theme" (Assassin's Creed: Revelations) by Lorne Balfe
43:35 — "The Road to Masysaf" (Assassin's Creed: Revelations) by Lorne Balfe


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ep. 38 - M:I - Shooken It Enough!

Episode 38 - M:I - Shooken It Enough!
The crew breaks down MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL (the movie and the score) and discuss how it compares to ther previous films. Also, they sidetrack on Shore’s music in THE HOBBIT trailer and the Thomas Newman on SKYFALL bomb!


Episode Highlights

00:21 — Welcome and Happy New Year
01:52 — WHYBLT? - Little Women, Memories of Murder
03:33 — WHYBLT? - Humble Indie Bundle, Baldur's Gate II
06:30 — WHYBLT? - Hugo, Twilight for Chamber Orchestra
08:56 — WHYBLT? - Halo: Combat Evolved
14:43 — WHYBLT? - The Darkest Hour
17:50 — SideTracks: Shore's music in The Hobbit trailer, prequel/sequel scores
25:20 — SideTracks: Thomas Newman Scoring the next James Bond film, Skyfall
35:36 — Main Discussion: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and "pre-yond"
63:47 — Conclusion


Select Music

00:00 — "Theme from Mission: Impossible" (Music Inspired by Mission: Impossible) by Larry Mullen/ Adam Clayton
02:10 — "Orchard House (Main Title)" (Little Women) by Thomas Newman
07:14 — "The Chase" (Hugo) by Howard Shore
07:51 — "Bella's Lullaby" (Twilight/ Chamber Orchestra) by Carter Burwell
10:00 — "Installation 04" (Halo: Combat Evolved) by Martin O'Donnell/ Michael Salvatori
14:46 — "Now What_" (The Darkest Hour) by Tyler Bates
18:08 — "Hymn of the Dwarves" (The Hobbit Trailer) by Howard Shore
35:34 — "Light the Fuse" (M:I - Ghost Protocol) by Michael Giacchino
46:48 — "Railcar Rundown" (M:I - Ghost Protocol) by Michael Giacchino
52:23 — "Nyah and Ethan" (Mission: Impossible 2) by Hans Zimmer
56:47 — "Mission- Impossible - Firebird" (Mission: Impossible - My Life in Music) by Lalo Schifrin
63:59 — "Mood India" (M:I - Ghost Protocol) by Michael Giacchino