Intrada (MAF 7138)
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Conducted by Basil Poledouris
|15.||THE EXTRAS: Outtakes Suite (Electronic Textures & Unused Cues: Serious Discussion / We Know It's Bob / Lane Cuts / Departing Train / Bathroom Confrontation)||11:01|
|Total Album Time:||53:40|
Back by popular demand, Intrada presents a straight reissue of the first Special Collection release from 2000. Composer Basil Poledouris chose to anchor his score around a brief 3-note motif, heard at the very beginning of the score on solo flute. Extremely flexible, this motif worked alone, sometimes expanded into longer ideas, blended with more abstract material and played as a muscular line for the action music. No matter what direction the music takes, the motif is close at hand, opening the score, following characters in and out, boarding the "218" and finishing it all. As the emotional centerpiece to his music, Poledouris chose the Rockies, letting the motif act as a signature for the snowcovered peaks.
For outdoor settings Poledouris used a full symphony orchestra and a rich harmonic palette. For suspenseful segments he utilized electronic timbres and more abstract sounds. The violent scenes received some of the composer's fiercest orchestral writing. But it was the speeding "218" that inspired a scoring highlight: energetic rhythms for low brass and percussion under fortissimo quotes of the primary motif. Recorded with the Seattle Symphony.
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