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Comments about the soundtrack for Mythodea (Vangelis)

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Re: This reminds me of Fire Water Paper
• Posted by: Dinko   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at 4:42 p.m.
• IP Address: ac9d798c.ipt.aol.com
• In Response to: This reminds me of Fire Water Paper (TimT)

> Just from listening to clips, I'm was reminded of Goldenthals concert work
> for Fire Water Paper. I was wondering how you would compare Goldenthal's
> work with Vangelis' Mr. Clemmensen?

Very little in common, in my opinion, other than the use of orchestra and chorus.

Whereas Goldenthal's was an accomplished work from beginning to end, Mythodea is bland and simplistic.

Fire Water Paper used various orchestral and vocal colours, Mythodea pretty much all sounds the same from beginning to end, and if you have 1492 and Revell's Red Planet, you don't need Mythodea. Fire Water Paper had all these little elements (solo cello, solo voices, orchestra, vietnamese children's chorus, adult chorus) which made it much more varied and interesting.

I'm under the impression that Fire Water Paper was given much more thought by Goldenthal than Vangelis put into Mythodea which sounds more spontaneous. The end result being that Mythodea is perhaps a more easily accessible work, but which sounds little if at all like Fire Water Paper. .




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