Music of Alien Covenant

Started by Enoch, Mar 07, 2016, 06:56:16 PM

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PRJ_since1990

PRJ_since1990

#45
The soundtrack is very important in any film's overall success. In fact, sometimes it stands out as better than the movie! The two Prometheus tracks you posted, "Life" and "We Were Right" are the best tracks on the whole album.

What I would want in the soundtrack are two things: Return to the roots via scary space opera (I really enjoy Goldsmith's original score, especially the main theme) and make the OST stand by itself. The only criticism of James Horner's score of Aliens is it tends to feel like the movie is driving the score rather than the other way around.

fiveways

fiveways

#46
Quote from: PRJ_since1990 on Sep 23, 2016, 02:16:55 AM

What I would want in the soundtrack are two things: Return to the roots via scary space opera (I really enjoy Goldsmith's original score, especially the main theme) and make the OST stand by itself. The only criticism of James Horner's score of Aliens is it tends to feel like the movie is driving the score rather than the other way around.

That is why I like it, Horner knew enough to take a back seat to the imagery on screen (or was told to do that by Cameron).  Aliens isn't a film, to me, that needs a over the top score to help it.

I love when action films use more minimalist music cues.  The music almost feels oppressive in a bad way in modern action movies.  With so much going on visually and auditory (between sound effects and music) at the same time that it becomes a blur. 

I think it is situational and the music has to be used to answer questions like "does this need something to add excitement or suspense?"  If it needs a strong soundtrack like that, than sure go for it.  Just make the score match the movie.  If it stands on its own great, if not and it works great. 

Enoch

Enoch

#47
Sounds of  ancient instrument used in Alien to be heard in Covenant:

Didjeridu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ENJDAYN5jU

Shankh or giant conch shell (India)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpzqHWdkDpY

Waterphone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foSJstDFDfg

Stefan Behrish, orchestrator for Covenant
did this orchestration for Knick soundtrack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqFxSoav3Mc

Stephen Barton, probably assistent composer or additional composer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iGVBh3pGbs

Enoch

Enoch

#48
https://youtu.be/MVZWoE3_l4I?t=9m31s


Landing sequence, setting great forest and a lake... ;D

SpreadEagleBeagle

SpreadEagleBeagle

#49
I would like to see some dark avant garde classic music mixed with super experimental jazz; noisy and intricate, dirty and rusty, dissonant and non-melodic, but atmospheric and highly ambient. All of that combined with more traditional sci-fi score classic music. My favorite franchise score is hands down Elliot Goldenthal's magnum opus A3 - it kind of had all of those elements, but I wouldn't mind if the right composer tried to push it even further.

Enoch

Enoch

#50
Quote from: SpreadEagleBeagle on Oct 02, 2016, 09:44:19 PM
I would like to see some dark avant garde classic music mixed with super experimental jazz; noisy and intricate, dirty and rusty, dissonant and in melodic, but atmospheric and highly ambient. All of that combined with more traditional sci-fi score classic music. My favorite franchise score is hands down Elliot Goldenthal's magnum opus A3 - it kind of had all of those elements, but I wouldn't mind if the right composer tried to push it even further.

Yes, I very much like Goldenthal's work on Alien3 soundtrack. Idea of using
sinister Agnus Dei in Alien movie is ingenious ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1o7db95gwY


What a musical bomb that piece of music is!!! Pure genius.


Mainly classical orchestral music with some electronic/ambient element could
work in sci fi horror movies like Alien.

Classical can be scary! :D ;)
https://youtu.be/AwI2xizqRAA

Listen to this composition please... Jerry copied this so much!!!!!

QuoteAngels and Visitations (1978) was the first in Rautavaara's Angel Series (the latest being the Angel of Light, or Seventh Symphony, that I reviewed last June). Rilke was a prime mover this time, though the composer's childhood vision of a "mighty presence" is equally significant. Musically, the work enters on cymbal sea-spray backed by quietly curling string figurations. Contrasts abound, from the cold purity of the string writing (8'00'', or thereabouts – echoes of Sibelius's Sixth), to disruptive interjections (roughly 40 seconds on) and rhythmic computations reminiscent of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (11'27''). One can easily imagine Angels and Visitations as the soundtrack to a troubled dream sequence

Composed right in time for Alien! ;D Jerry, Jerry!

Enoch

Enoch

#51


Fassbender said that sets in the movie look new, but
also eroded, ancient... Then the music should be the reflection
of that visuals too

A bit of ancient music. Creepy indeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9BjGSpPPks&t=422s

ENTRY OF GODS INTO HELL :)

BonesawT101

BonesawT101

#52
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 04:04:03 PM
Sounds of  ancient instrument used in Alien to be heard in Covenant:

Didjeridu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ENJDAYN5jU

Shankh or giant conch shell (India)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpzqHWdkDpY

Waterphone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foSJstDFDfg

Stefan Behrish, orchestrator for Covenant
did this orchestration for Knick soundtrack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqFxSoav3Mc

Stephen Barton, probably assistent composer or additional composer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iGVBh3pGbs
Enoch how do you know these 'sounds' will be in covenant? It's just that by saying -"Sounds of  ancient instrument used in Alien to be heard in Covenant" you are implying that you know something the rest of us don't know about the soundtrack in the new film. Which I doubt, as the film hasn't even been scored yet.

Enoch

Enoch

#53
Just heard way back when Harry was still on board that they plan to
use some instruments already used in Alien soundtrack... so this
is just my assumption :) Now, everything is changed

Let me remind you, Shankh , didgeridoo, serpent, Waterphone, all
of these instruments were used in Alien! :)

Here you can read how Jerry used all these instruments:

QuoteThe score for Alien has some very unusual instrumentation and effects, most of which were
designed to evoke either the alien planet, or the alien "Xenomorph" itself:

-Conch shell: Usually low blowing sound, like a contrabass flute, evoking alien winds and used for outdoor scenes on the alien planet.
-Didgeridoo: Used for when the alien Xenomorph appears.
-Serpent: A wood horn with a brass mouthpiece, used for when the alien Xenomorph appears.

Alien "rattle": First appears about 5 seconds into Hanging On (track 9), I think this is from didgeridoo, but with effects.  Sounds like someone blowing their nose sometimes.  Also used for when the alien Xenomorph appears.

Echoplex (delay): Echo effect used on strummed violins and basses for scenes inside the derelict alien ship.

Pitch-shifting:
Electronic effect used on strummed muted harp and violin for the egg chamber scene, but mostly not heard in the film (probably just too weird).

Aleatoric violins: basically "randomly" playing the highest notes possible on the violin, creating a kind of hissing noise, often bouncing the bow on the string as well.

whiterabbit

whiterabbit

#54
Rock and Pop all the way like some kind of 90's anime.

Enoch


Robopadna

Robopadna

#56
Quote from: whiterabbit on Nov 05, 2016, 09:11:22 PM
Rock and Pop all the way like some kind of 90's anime.

Basically the 1986 animated transformers soundtrack.

lv_226

lv_226

#57
I'm listening to Jed Kurzel's Assassin's Creed OST and it has me very excited for Covenant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7u3Kn7QLg8

Enoch


Enoch

Enoch

#59
Great exploration of Jerry's work on Alien soundtrack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAzIV27sr40

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