Johnny Flynn - Been Listening [2CD] (2010)
Posted by ToneRow on April 11, 2010 10:24 AMReplyAfter listening to Jerry Goldsmith's music for over 25 years, and owning probably over 100 of his soundtracks, I can say with confidence that the "The Illustrated Man" is the most satisfying Goldsmith listening experience for me, and that I have played this soundtrack album more times than any other Goldsmith disc (though I admit that "Morituri" and "Papillon" and "The Challenge" all have come quite close to acheiving this status with me at different times). I've explained my reasons elsewhere in other threads, so I will not rehash nor waste time here. Let others chime in with their praise for Goldsmith's post-modern masterpiece! Posted by Jeff Bond on April 11, 2010 1:45 PMReplyThis is one of many scores I taped right off our family's television speaker as a teenager, memorizing not only the music and dialogue but also some jarring TV editorial cuts (the main title is mangled because of some bits of nudity in overhead shots of one character swimming). Getting to hear the main title with the vocal in great sound (after enduring an erzats version for years that was minus the vocal--the MELODY--for the main title music) was one of the great thrills of working for FSM. To me Illustrated Man and Logan's Run encapsulate everything I love about Goldsmith's work. Posted by workingwithknives on April 11, 2010 2:22 PMReplySurprising the disc isn't sold out. A mere 3000 copies and it's still available. I'd rank The Illustrated Man as one of my favorite Goldsmith scores and in my opinion, one of his best. The 60's seem to be his most inspired period. And I would guess, in some ways the environment in that business was much more free and open minded. Seems to me composers were permitted to let their minds work in a way that's much more effective than much of the horseshit that rolls down from the Hollywood hills today. The FSM disc is really a well produced package. It's obvious that you guys take much pride in what you do, and to me, that's reassuring in this day and age of so much half stepping and half assing. The film is a classic. Rod Steiger plays the role of the psychotic drifter perfectly. :) Posted by Grecchus on April 11, 2010 2:45 PMReplyTo me Illustrated Man and Logan's Run encapsulate everything I love about Goldsmith's work. Yeah, I think I see your pov. One of my favourite pieces on Logan's Run is On The Circuit. It rolls on with more edginess (inherent everywhere in IM) than was conveyed by York and Agutter in the actual scene. I would have to say that Goldsmith caught the wind during his efforts with Robert Wise. The Sand Pebbles is masterful in it's deep drama, the movie and the score being one of a kind. Posted by Mr. Jack on April 11, 2010 11:31 PMReplyA magnificent score, although I wonder if the incessant "clicking" sound on the last track is supposed to be there (given how strange portions of the score are, I wouldn't be surprised), or if it's just a click track bleed-though that FSM couldn't remove...:confused: Posted by Zooba on April 12, 2010 6:21 AMReplyAnd that cool photo in the booklet of Jerry with the mod hair and goatee is icing on the cake! Posted by Heath on April 12, 2010 6:57 AMReplyA magnificent score, although I wonder if the incessant "clicking" sound on the last track is supposed to be there (given how strange portions of the score are, I wouldn't be surprised), or if it's just a click track bleed-though that FSM couldn't remove...:confused:[/endquote] You're listening to maracas. I would imagine that Mr Goldsmith would have been quite displeased with FSM had they managed to remove the instrument from the soundtrack. ;) You've obviously never heard "Nervous Man In A Four Dollar Room". :D I too love Illustrated Man. It's one of Goldsmith's bona fide masterpieces, and perhaps echoes his concert music of the period because parts of it come quite close to the sound-world of Music For Orchestra. I love the electronics too. "21st Century House" gets a lot of play here - those fantastic Moog fifths with their yawning filters really do it for me! Posted by workingwithknives on April 12, 2010 10:51 AMReplyAnd that cool photo in the booklet of Jerry with the mod hair and goatee is icing on the cake![/endquote] 1968 Los Angeles must have been a hell of a place. I didn't get there until 1979 and by that time many of the Topanga hippies had gone completely insane. :) Posted by Sir David of Garland on April 12, 2010 2:27 PMReplyI spent a lot of time listening to this score back in the 80's when I wrote about it for my undergraduate thesis. Even after all those listenings I still enjoy it immensely. One of the copyists at WB saw me looking at the music and told me to look for the "tin can tree" that is used in a couple of places (he said he had worked on the parts for the score). So I was thrilled to see a photo of the "tree" in the packaging! View more comments view last Track List Click on track TIME for MP3 sound clip. Click on track title (selected tracks only) for Real Audio. The Illustrated Man
Johnny Flynn - Been Listening [2CD] (2010)
Though it appeared on Basic Channel - more known for their laid-back dub cuts, Enforcement is classic minimal techno with a heavy hi-end trance sound and the repetitive thump of the best dark and dingy underground techno. A completely different listening experience but has been labelled as the holy grail of minimal techno music. Comes with Jeff Mills remix.
Anthony Child has been a busy man since his last Surgeon album, moving into more psychedelic ambient realms under his given name and creating lush drone as half of The Transcendence Orchestra. Apparently he lacked inspiration for a period, but you'd never know it listening to 'Crash Recoil', as he's on top form. We get eight tracks of simultaneously dark and euphoric techno magic with his distinctive intricate rhythms and pulsating, brain massaging electronix. It's immaculate techno from a master producer - this is a fresh new sound (honed through live experiments) yet so-very distinctively Surgeon.
"I went to that concert and don't remember a riot but I was up in the upper deck area so it certainly wasn't going on there. I remember it as the loudest concert I had ever been to (my ears rang for a day after that), a guy walking around with a "What's Purple without Paice" shirt and the drummer getting booed during his drum solo. I knew they were bogus but it might be the only chance I had to see something akin to the old band. I had a t-shirt from that concert and that was about it. The shirt is long gone though. Last song was 'Burn' since that was the song that got me listening to Deep Purple. I was taking drum lessons at the time so Ian Paice's work in the song fascinated me. I was disappointed that Ian wasn't there but still enjoyed the show." (Michael Flood, via e-mail, 2014) 350c69d7ab