I have to agree...the new series is full of emotional and emotive scenes, and this is masterfully reflected by Gibbs' music. It's a moving story, made even moreso by the new score. I loved BSG when it came out (when I was 17!), but we live in a much different world now. All that shiny, disco-era space opera B.S.? In Ron Moore's universe, the human race is nearly extinct. That calls for a minimalistic, tense, melancholy score.
This new series, and the music, seems far more real to me than the original.
If you're looking for fanfare, go buy an Aaron Copland CD. You'll get your triumphant, feel-good trumpet lines. If you're looking for something more serious, moving and realistic, try this one.
> I loved Stu Phillips awesome score for the original 1978 Battlestar
> Galactica and thought this new "minimalist" style of scoring by
> Richard Gibbs would be an utter let down. I was wrong! This truly is a
> fine score. Both the ethnic vocal tracks and the drum driven action cues
> work well on album. I did'nt find them jarring at all. It took a couple of
> listens before I got hooked however as it's far from operatic. But now I
> just love it. There are great themes that truly move me. In fact I would
> say this is one of the best scores to come out in quite a while. Gibbs and
> company have done very well!