03-01-2017, 03:13 AM
I am in the same situation... except i prefer 24bit. But I know it's forbidden to ask for warez here.
Originally Posted by davemuzik85
03-01-2017, 06:24 AM
Wow, that was exemplary film making. Exactly what Hollywood cinema should be. I think the score might be their best utilised. It was dynamic and subtle, exploding at the right moments. Gorgeous work.
03-02-2017, 11:04 AM
I finally cracked last week and just bought the lousy 256kbps on Amazon. It's a well-crafted, tight set of songs, but less distinctive than their other scores. Solid and excellent execution. That said, after six front-to-back spins, I'm still not particularly engaged by it or excited by it, and don't foresee returning to it. This is a position I've never really been in with a Reznor-related release before. Not exactly a confusing situation, I suppose, but I nevertheless feel a little confused. I guess even Trent and Atticus can't win 'em all when it comes to me.
In my grading of the scores, it goes like this:
The Social Network: 9.25
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: 8.0 (amazing, but loses some punch because it's like nine records long and probably doesn't quite need to be)
Gone Girl: 9.5
Before the Flood: 7.75
Patriots Day: 7.0, I guess?
Perhaps it should also be noted that I did not see the film and have absolutely no intention to. I don't think I've ever before used the phrase "too soon" sincerely but, well, yeah. Seems like. The fact that a 2013 terrorist bombing turned into a 2016 feature film with Big Hollywood Stars makes me feel like we not only fulfilled the promises made by the media satire of Natural Born Killers, but turned the volume up a notch. I don't have a good answer for how long after something like this isn't "too soon," I just sorta find the whole thing to be somewhat poorly conceived and don't want to engage with it. But I'm sure the score plays well in the mix and I'm glad to know they didn't just fit a film in this position with the rolling tympani shit you'd expect.
On a side note: Anyone else hear Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in the end of "Trails"?
EDIT: On seventh listen, I feel like this would probably function excellently as a score. Not terribly noticeable but helping to manipulate the viewers' feelings on an almost subconscious level. The understatement definitely feels very deliberate. And I definitely do appreciate the skill it takes to pull off something like that.
Last edited by Sesquipedalism; 03-02-2017 at 11:13 AM.
Reason: Added a note with my next listen
03-14-2017, 03:35 PM
I am really concerned that this vinyl will never see the light of day...
Same with Before the Flood.
03-14-2017, 04:44 PM
03-15-2017, 11:05 AM
Originally Posted by witte
03-18-2017, 09:35 AM
03-19-2017, 09:26 AM
From a review of the Patriots Day UHD BD:
In listening to the DTS:X surround mix I found it to be of the less aggressive variety, but considering the source material thatís not a complete surprise. Its use of sound elements placed above is comprised of a mix of atmospherics, panning fills and occasional discrete effects. This is done to good effect when implemented and creates an enriching level of immersion that coincides with the onscreen events nicely. Examples can be found during the paradeís opening, the bombing, and Watertown standoff. The music score is subtly mixed over the platform so as to add natural depth to its orchestrated elements without drawing attention away from the thematic details of what is transpiring onscreen. While this mix doesnít make constant use of attention grabbing audio object placement, I found myself completely involved when it mattered, and found this to be an enjoyable audio presentation that absolutely complimented the source material.
03-20-2017, 06:56 AM
anyway, i still don't understand why it isn't for (pre)sale on nin.com, just like the other soundtracks. (e.g., 'before the flood' isn't even released too)
03-21-2017, 11:16 AM
news coming for Patriots Day via Invada Records instagram
Also From the Before the Flood thread...
Saw the movie this past weekend and strangely enough, I thought the movie elevated the soundtrack to another level. I never really connected with it on its own. The fact that I'm still listening to the FYC version that sounds awful doesn't help but after watching the movie, it's like I've discovered a completely new soundtrack.
Songs have new meanings and are definitely more enjoyable.