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Music from films and TV... [Jan. 19th, 2008|02:22 pm]
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All the tracks mentioned in this post can be heard here (opens in new window).

For some reason, I have an intense attraction to certain kinds of music composition. Specifically those that have an orchestral overtone, but then use a bassline and rhythm to support and enrich it. These kind of compositions are both technically rich and aurally compelling.

Have a listen to Rob Dougan’s “There’s Only Me” (UK theme tune for Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and James Newton Howard’s “Visions” (from the Grand Central scene in Unbreakable) to get an idea of what I mean.

In addition to this, there are other theme tunes that I find myself bopping to the theme from NCIS, and stopping what I’m doing to listen to (and appreciate) the theme from Holby City.

I can’t explain why this is... but I know I appreciate good music.

Has anyone got any other examples of the first two tunes I mentioned?

[User Picture]From: novemberbug
2008-01-19 03:40 pm (UTC)
They put me in mind of some of Bjork's music. Specifically, Joga and Bachelorette, both of which come from the Homogenic album. Both of which I've just listened to!
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2008-01-19 06:10 pm (UTC)
There was a Bjork track - that was used in a Vauxhall commercial - that I really liked, but I can't remember what the track was called.

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[User Picture]From: novemberbug
2008-01-19 06:40 pm (UTC)
I believe that it was Play Dead, which is an ace track, very atmospheric!
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2008-01-19 08:38 pm (UTC)
Spot on, that's the one!

I really like Bjork's stuff, although everything in my head tells me that I shouldn't! :o)
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