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Old 05-26-2010, 05:10 PM
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"Flamboyant…hm. Throw some shoes and pocket change into a clothes dryer and you’ll get similar sounding scoring to Bear’s “action” music. And yes, the somber music is perfect for the Emo teen cutting himself because “no one understands me”. :-)"

This came from some loser posting about Bear McCreary's music on the new BSG. And I was like..."what the f.u.c.k?"

I know everyone has an opinion but to compare his music to "change in a dryer." is bulls.h.i.t if you ask me.

I really am mad about this!!! Thought Id share it here

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Old 05-26-2010, 11:01 PM
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Um.....was there meant to be a link to something in that? Otherwise, I'm sorry but I don't quite know what you're talking about.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:52 AM
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I fully get what is being said though.

Many holdouts for old school Galactica prefer the sweeping themes of Stu Phillips' original score for the original show. (And Stu Phillips made some great music for that show). They listen to Bear McCreary's score (another brilliant set of themes when you listen to it on CD) and think that all it is is Taiko drums and minimalistic musical tones.

This guy just had an axe to grind, and no one to bury it in.

If anyone else gets a chance, check out Bear McCreary's scores for the new Battlestar Galactica....it's some really cool music. And even his redux of the original Battlestar Galactica theme by Stu Phillips (whom he supposedly consulted with the original maestro himself to get the score notes...that screams mad respect in my book ) is a riveting and loving tribute to the original.
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McCreary does some cool stuff...BUT...it all ends up sounding the same.

The music in nu-BSG sounds just like what he did for Terminator: TSCC.

And just like what he does for The Human Target.

And pretty much the same for Caprica.

For a guy who studied under Bernstein, you'd think he'd have more range.
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I've only heard McCreary's work on BSG and Caprica. But love what I've heard so far. Aside from the percussive usual style that he is best known for, he has some great compositions. The 'Adama/Lee' theme is one of my favorites which has had many incarnations throughout the series. The one with a 'Celtic' sort of feel to it.
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:14 AM
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Ok, I'm caught up a bit.

I like McCreary's work on BSG but to be honest I haven't really heard a lot of his other TV scores, though I wouldn't be surprised if there were similarities because most composers have motifs and sounds that you can track to them.

Horner, Goldsmith, Williams, Zimmer, John Powell and Micheal Giacchino all have (or had) certain little bits that often kind of signify to the viewer when your listening to some of their work.
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Ok, I'm caught up a bit.

I like McCreary's work on BSG but to be honest I haven't really heard a lot of his other TV scores, though I wouldn't be surprised if there were similarities because most composers have motifs and sounds that you can track to them.

Horner, Goldsmith, Williams, Zimmer, John Powell and Micheal Giacchino all have (or had) certain little bits that often kind of signify to the viewer when your listening to some of their work.
Horner, most assuredly. That guy seems to repeat/make variances of his work through tons of movies.
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