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Comments about the soundtrack for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Patrick Doyle)

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Doyle's gone Desplat-like
• Posted by: PeterK   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, September 18, 2011, at 5:56 p.m.
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For many, the only reference for this work is MV/RC sound, but I say there is also another weighty musical identity in Doyle's 'Rise of...': Alexandre Desplat. The French composer has lately adopted some of RC's techniques (ostinati and pounding percussion in HP8) and blended them with his personal style, a style which, like Doyle, rarely resembles anythin more than his own. For 'Rise of...' Doyle does not only use woodwinds or brass instriments to play melodic lines traditionally assigned to percussion like Desplat does, but he build up this soundcape more concentrated on textures, layers of melodic lines and harmony like Desplat usually does. Even Doyle's knack for melodic development gets more static and underdeveloped like usually happens with Desplat's themes (which AI'm not sure is exactly good, but for this album it suffices in the sense Ceasar's Theme works on the emotional level).

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       PeterK - Sunday, September 18, 2011, at 5:56 p.m.

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