> Chariots of Fire is linked forever with the Olympics.. that's an
> archievement on its own already. But ofcourse, ..*sigh*.. I'll be forever
> talking to conservative soundtrack listeners who poo on synths and accept
> nothing less than acoustic instruments all the way. (because synths are
> 'always bad' ofcourse )
> Just as a starting violin student can freak the neighbours away with harsh
> sounding crap, so can a synth-player by using dull sounds.
Just as a
> prof. musician can play a violin like a godess, so can a synth-player, and
> Vangelis does just that.
> These weren't my first words on the on-going synth-bashing here, and I
> fear they won't be the last either..
Well I don't think that synth are bad, the problem is that Chariots it's not an excelent score and that year Williams' "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was also nominated. I like Vangelis... But I like him only in some cues.
The problem of Vangelis does not have to do with the synthesizer but with its lack of orignality.