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The Fantastic Four (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) By Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass (CD theme review).

September 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Fantastic Four (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) By Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass (CD theme review).

The fact that Phillip Glass co-scored this Marvel movie alongside Marco Beltrami is something of a surprise. Whilst the renowned US minimalist composer has flirted with genre before with films such as ‘Candyman’, this is the first time that he’s worked on a bona fide Hollywood blockbuster in ‘The Fantastic Four’. Alongside Beltrami, who has […]

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The Year’s Top Ten Tales Of Science Fiction 7 edited by Allan Kaster (CD book review).

September 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Year’s Top Ten Tales Of Science Fiction 7 edited by Allan Kaster (CD book review).

It doesn’t seem long since the very first edition of ‘Top 10 Tales Of Science Fiction’ was on the market and here we are with number 7 which includes some of the best from 2014 and, once again, we have a really good CD collection with these tales narrated by two of our favourites, Nancy […]

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Fifth Element’s opera – now, not so impossible for a human to sing!

September 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fifth Element’s opera – now, not so impossible for a human to sing!

If you remember that alien diva-sung opera from the scifi film The Fifth Element (called ‘Il dolce suono’), you’ll also recall all the music academics at the time saying no human could ever sing this song outside of the synthesizer used to hype and mimic the alien’s voice for the film. Well, a little 13-year […]

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Hell’s Club (super-mashup).

September 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hell’s Club (super-mashup).

There is a place where all fictional characters meet. Outside of time, Outside of all logic. This place is known as Hell’S Club. But this club is not safe.

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Chewie Tune – the song of the wookie.

September 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Chewie Tune – the song of the wookie.

That wookie sure can dance, as this Chewie Tune-ful piece from Eclectic Method demonstrates.

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Kim Jong-un: just make it stop!

August 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kim Jong-un: just make it stop!

According to our chums over at Boing Boing, this is the Girls’ Generation K-pop hit that was played to near extinction by South Korea in their recent audio duel of the border bands with North Korea – no wonder Kim Jong-un was pleading to make the sonic assault stop. We’d probably mobilise our submarine fleet too!

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Dr. Cosmo’s Tape Lab- “Beyond The Silver Sea”’ (music review)

August 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dr. Cosmo’s Tape Lab- “Beyond The Silver Sea”’    (music review)

‘Dr. Cosmo’s Tape Lab: “Beyond The Silver Sea”’ is something a little different and a lot special. It is a knowing retro-nod to great musical SF classics but with a perky 60s surf vibe. Imagine if Jeff Wayne’s ‘War Of The Worlds’ was played by the Beach Boys with guest guitarist Johnny Marr and was […]

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Metal Hurlant Chronicles: Season 2 soundtrack by Jesper Kyd (CD soundtrack review)

July 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Metal Hurlant Chronicles: Season 2 soundtrack by Jesper Kyd   (CD soundtrack review)

‘Metal Hurlant Chronicles’ is a television series where: ‘Each episode is a self-contained story taking place on a different planet with a different cast, and the episodes are linked together only by the idea that an asteroid, the “Métal Hurlant”, passes the planet in question during the events of the story.’ (Wikipedia) Given this premise, […]

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The Last Starfighter Soundtrack by Craig Safan (CD soundtrack review)

July 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Last Starfighter Soundtrack by Craig Safan   (CD soundtrack review)

As this album starts, the similarities to soundtracks from films like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ are undeniable and you half expect it to turn into a John Williams score. There’s a triumphant feel with the brass section taking the lead, complemented by a miscellany of strings, woodwind and percussion. It’s an exciting opening that […]

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The Omega Factor Series One by Matt Fitton, Phil Mulryne, Cavan Scott and Ken Bentley (CD review)

July 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Omega Factor Series One by Matt Fitton, Phil Mulryne, Cavan Scott and Ken Bentley   (CD review)

It’s been 30 years but there is still danger from the supernatural and the occult. ‘The Omega Factor Series One’ picks up the story from all those years ago. The four episodes take us down the terrifying paranormal investigations of Department 7. There’s just one problem, it’s about to be cut. The first story. ‘From […]

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