Posted by: David <Send E-Mail> Date: Sunday, June 4, 2006, at 4:48 p.m. IP Address: p5081ef15.dip.t-dialin.net
I don't really agree about the reviewers definition of Science Fiction music cliches.
Using female vocals singing middle-eastern lyrics might be very popular in scoring these days, it's by no means a SciFi cliche. You can't take "Dune" as example and project that on the entire genre.
The common SciFi cliche unfortunately still is John Williams-like orchestral brass bombast
And the "Battlestar Galactica" Remake skillfully circumvents that. Both through the use of heavy percussion, vocals and later - in the regular series - strings, woodwinds, guitars and all kinds of other instruments
The soundtrack to the Miniseries has some great track, but isn't that suitable for just listening to it. Especially the vocal-heavy tracks are nice, but a lot of the percussion works far better on film where it underscores the images almost perfectly.