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Author Topic: Alien: Covenant Soundtrack *possible spoilers*  (Read 26932 times)

Corporal Hicks
Apr 12, 2017, 06:58:48 AM
Reply #120 on: Apr 12, 2017, 06:58:48 AM
Really? Not going to indicate at all that this includes spoilers?

Says it right there in the thread title, Olde.  Also in the first paragraph of the news article if you're coming in via the front page.



cliffhanger
Apr 12, 2017, 07:56:48 AM
Reply #122 on: Apr 12, 2017, 07:56:48 AM
Really? Not going to indicate at all that this includes spoilers?

perhaps you should first read before commenting as there are plenty spoiler alerts present.

comments like this remind me of those youtube comments where they ask things that are clearly mentioned in the description
or in the video itself but don't actually take time to really look.


Bonus Situation
Apr 12, 2017, 08:36:33 AM
Reply #123 on: Apr 12, 2017, 08:36:33 AM
Hmmmm... it's just a wee bit too throwback for me. I like the opening melody as there is just a small hint of both Alien and Aliens familiarity in it but the strings section is just too on the nose throwback to Goldsmith.

That closing bass note is nice though - slightly reminiscent of Alien3.


NickisSmart
Apr 12, 2017, 08:54:49 AM
Reply #124 on: Apr 12, 2017, 08:54:49 AM
So it's OK if it's a throwback to Alien, but not Alien or Aliens? :P



Jango1201
Apr 12, 2017, 09:01:02 AM
Reply #126 on: Apr 12, 2017, 09:01:02 AM
The music really changed the whole vibe of movie for me. Not in a bad way either. I haven't felt any excitement for this movie until I heard this track. As big of a fan as I am of the alien franchise (25 years now, Holy crap!) I now feel the promising gut sensation that this will honestly be the film I've been waiting for since I was a child in 1997.


NickisSmart
Apr 12, 2017, 09:20:14 AM
Reply #127 on: Apr 12, 2017, 09:20:14 AM
So it's OK if it's a throwback to Alien, but not Alien or Aliens? :P

Small hints = ok
On the nose = questionable
 8)

You do realize that classical composers (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, early 20th century, and modern) rip each other very directly all the time. Call it a musical palimpsest.


Enoch
Apr 12, 2017, 09:20:33 AM
Reply #128 on: Apr 12, 2017, 09:20:33 AM
Nice...Quite like it except some strange electronic elements at the end... It sounded like out of place.

Very promising.


Bonus Situation
Apr 12, 2017, 09:25:32 AM
Reply #129 on: Apr 12, 2017, 09:25:32 AM
So it's OK if it's a throwback to Alien, but not Alien or Aliens? :P

Small hints = ok
On the nose = questionable
 8)

You do realize that classical composers (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, early 20th century, and modern) rip each other very directly all the time. Call it a musical palimpsest.

Whilst admittedly I'm not an expert in classical music or its history, I was referring to its use in general. They could've been more experimental and tried to give the film its own identity instead of relying on what worked previously. I'm not saying its bad, I'm just saying it feels safe.




ᴄᴏᴀʟᴇsᴄᴇᴅᴄʜᴀᴏs
Apr 13, 2017, 10:05:05 PM
Reply #132 on: Apr 13, 2017, 10:05:05 PM
I created a small video tribute with the music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09pwFW0vGYU

 :laugh:
How very nice of you.

That being said, do you think that Covenant's score will be just as memorable as the OSTs for Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 (arguably the most darkest of the bunch).

I believe Kurzel's score needs to stand up to Goldsmith's and Goldenthal's scores. Both were menacing and melodically beautiful and neither really lets go of your ears. I have my own issues with Horner's score for Aliens. Streitenfeld's score for Prometheus, while very beautiful - I listen to it often, just didn't convey enough darkness. It was a tad too bright and uplifting and having a darker score could've complimented what was on screen much better.

I keep hoping we hear that tribal humming song in the score for Covenant that was used for the second trailer. It was primal, atmospheric, and looming.

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Mr. Clemens
Apr 13, 2017, 10:12:17 PM
Reply #133 on: Apr 13, 2017, 10:12:17 PM
Non-sequitur, but that's a cool sig you've got there, Coalesced Chaos8)


OuterVeilRefinery
Apr 13, 2017, 10:19:03 PM
Reply #134 on: Apr 13, 2017, 10:19:03 PM
I created a small video tribute with the music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09pwFW0vGYU

 :laugh:
How very nice of you.

That being said, do you think that Covenant's score will be just as memorable as the OSTs for Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 (arguably the most darkest of the bunch).

I believe Kurzel's score needs to stand up to Goldsmith's and Goldenthal's scores. Both were menacing and melodically beautiful and neither really lets go of your ears. I have my own issues with Horner's score for Aliens. Streitenfeld's score for Prometheus, while very beautiful - I listen to it often, just didn't convey enough darkness. It was a tad too bright and uplifting and having a darker score could've complimented what was on screen much better.

I keep hoping we hear that tribal humming song in the score for Covenant that was used for the second trailer. It was primal, atmospheric, and looming.


Completely agree with your last point. On seeing the trailer I immediately hoped that music would end up in the final film. Fingers crossed anyway


 

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