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  • #31
    Lexus: 'Ulric - that's a freaks name'.
    Nike: 'Yeah, I mean it sounds like SO ancient'.

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    • #32
      The choice is so clear to me! Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance)! Her score for Gladiator is incredible. Be sure to check out her non-score work as well which is out of this world.

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      • #33
        Yes the music from Gladiator was excellent. Great suggestion.

        All these ideas, maybe the guys on the creative end of the movie won't have to think too hard!
        When they had advanced together to meet on common
        ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
        and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
        each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
        mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
        killing, and the ground ran with blood.

        Homer, The Illiad

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        • #34
          I've seen her former band (Dead Can Dance) live and they were amazing. A friend of mine saw them and someone shouts out a request for 'Host of Seraphim' and had the illusion shattered when in her Oz accent she goes 'Aw Jesus - you could have asked for one of the easy ones'.

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          • #35
            Yes Dead Can Dance were/are amazing. I have seen them numerous times since the 80's and was always blown alway. Lisa Gerrard would be perfect for the Elric Saga. But I am sure the Studio will go with some mundane Classical score composer in Big Hollywood fashion.

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            • #36
              Anyone see An American Werewolf in London? It ends with a fast rock n Roll number called Blue Moon which worked well...Maybe Hawkwind or HLL could do something like this at the end Brainstorm? Black Sword? Moonglum?... maybe not .... Anyway no more Enya type music! You cant please everyone no matter how hard you try..

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              • #37
                Lisa Gerrard is not Enya music. lol Big difference. I can't stand Enya.

                So you would rather have progrock as the score? hehe How mundane and 70'sish. That would be as out of place and quirky as having Backstreet Boys or Britney Spears do the score. I think the score needs to be ethnic and exotic, using non-western musical scales.


                ;).

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                • #38
                  Didn't the Melniboneans entertain themselves with a choir of slaves each surgically altered to produce one perfect note? And were they each tortured to produce it? I think that is the way it was (been a while).
                  Well, I don't care who we have to torture to reproduce that sound, it would be worth it!! :twisted:

                  Ha, but seriously. I think the movie could have some 'dark' chant, some Indian stuff, some middle-eastern music, asian and maybe some 'rock'.

                  I'm the kind of person who thinks that when there are swords and armor on the screen I don't want to hear somebody jamming on his guitar. I loved the music from Excalibur and the environments (even though the knights in the movie were wearing some advanced armor for the time). And the big drums in Conan (the 1st one) were great, along with a lot of the middle-eastern influenced music (like when they go into the tower of the serpent). I'd like to see some middle-eastern tunes floating around Melnibone. Or maybe Russian.

                  But, then again, I liked the music in Heavy Metal and there was some swords and sorcery stuff (Sabbath rocked - Dio's songs were kool - sry Ozzy) so I guess I would be jamming right there too.

                  Never heard any of these bands that have 'Moorcockean' origins - Domine, Hawkmoon, etc... so I can't speak to how good they are. I'll have to see if I can download, oh I mean buy, some of their stuff. :lol:
                  When they had advanced together to meet on common
                  ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
                  and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
                  each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
                  mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
                  killing, and the ground ran with blood.

                  Homer, The Illiad

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                  • #39
                    Bill
                    I too am groggy and red-eyed.
                    Get some sleep, man!

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                    • #40
                      Here's an idea...

                      How 'bout Jethro Tull? I know they went through a dodgy period there in the early '90's (even getting lumped into the "heavy metal" category at one awards show). But they always seem to have a decent and eclectic mix of the folk/acoustic, classical and rock aspects, and Ian Anderson is something of an original. I think it might be interesting.

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                      • #41
                        I liked the score for Gladiator and Conan. But I think there's the need for something darker...

                        IMO fight scenes get boring with too much orchestral music. I mean guitars are cool for fight scenes - Heavy but melodic guitars (like Iron Savior).

                        But if the score is better than the LOTR one (I hated). I'll be grateful...
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                        • #42
                          Little more on Hildegard vonBingen,

                          Here is a link to a track from the CD I was talking about. Her music is being performed by a group called Anonymous 4. This isn't one of the tracks I spoke of, but it gives you a good idea of what kind of music vonBingen wrote. This is a public link. No danger in getting this MP3! :lol:

                          http://www.harmoniamundi.com/music3/907200.mp3
                          When they had advanced together to meet on common
                          ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
                          and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
                          each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
                          mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
                          killing, and the ground ran with blood.

                          Homer, The Illiad

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                          • #43
                            Hullo!

                            I probably shouldn't admit this in the company of *real* Moorcock readers (and potentially the man himself), but what really got me into the books was a Blue Oyster Cult song (Black Blade). It sent a chill down my spine just listening to those lyrics, and I knew I had to find out more about this albino chap and his sword. It would be a shame if that song wasn't used at the end of the film at least. In my humble opinion.

                            As you were.

                            D...

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                            • #44
                              Yeah, never thought of BOC. I saw them once in Ohio. They used to come into town and play this small club at Ohio State Univ. called the Newport. They were pretty big then and I thought it was kool that they would play a small venue like that.

                              Good idea.
                              When they had advanced together to meet on common
                              ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
                              and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
                              each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
                              mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
                              killing, and the ground ran with blood.

                              Homer, The Illiad

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                              • #45
                                i went to a dance tonight and was blown away when they played dont fear the reaper and ballroom blitz. Blue oyster cult is gonna be classical music in 300 years :P

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