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Comments about the soundtrack for House of Sand and Fog (James Horner)
Contrary to the review, I don't think any timpani are used; just bass drum *NM*

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Contrary to the review, I don't think any timpani are used; just bass drum *NM*   Tuesday, December 23, 2003 (12:17 p.m.) 



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Also...   Tuesday, December 23, 2003 (12:23 p.m.) 

Also, I only hear electonic choir (I assume that's what was meant in the review); just to clear things up for any trying to imagine the sound of this score in determining whether to buy it or not. The style of the score does not lend to an actual choir.

Also, there is tension in the score long before "The Shooting" track. Effects used in that track are heard in tracks 4 and 9, along with fairly transparent suggestions of urgency. Other "tensing" effects are heard throughout the score.

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Re: Also...   Sunday, December 28, 2003 (5:41 p.m.) 

Not to mention the fact that almost all of the score is performed with midi synths (almost all the string work in the first half of the cd are samples)

I don't think this is a particularily strong score by Horner. Beautiful Mind is much more enjoyable.

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Re: Also...   Tuesday, December 30, 2003 (9:27 a.m.) 

> Not to mention the fact that almost all of the score is performed with
> midi synths (almost all the string work in the first half of the cd are
> samples)

Yeah, I guess you're right. I like the light ambience of the score and I think the synth effect lends to this. Even what I think to be actual string performances sound programmed, less resonant than if not, and more "unreal".

I think the overall ambience achieved is rather unique, though maybe not as catching as that of A Beautiful Mind.

Tim

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