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SOP040 – The Beginning of the End

March 31, 2010

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It may be April, but we’ve no time to fool around! This month the amazing Will Crewdson joins us from London as we delve into the world of our favorite movie soundtracks. We talk about Predator, Koyaanisqatsi, Naked Lunch, as well as the works of Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman and Vangelis among many others. As always, Laura brings the lastest Depeche Mode News, Mari plays the piano, and Neil fancies a fetching fellow.  We also share some bittersweet news you don’t want to miss. Featuring tracks by The Sleep, Will Crewdson and Nine Inch Nails. Is Will’s accent dreamy or is it just me?

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“Take Me – Scan Reg Mix”
Artist: The Sleep
Remixed by Will Crewdson
Click here for a free download of this track

“Crumbled Fortress”
Artist: Will Crewdson

Here’s Will at work with the band Rachel Stamp (he’s the bloke in the glittery trousers)

“Winter’s End”
Artist: Mari Smith

“The Lights in the Sky”
Artist: Nine Inch Nails
Album: The Slip

Artist: Pro Video Bandits
From the short film Red Letter Day

Miscellaneous Links and Goodies
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Will’s project with Tom DiCillo, Black and Blue Orkestre

Listen to track samples from the Naked Lunch soundtrack

Koyaanisqatsi Trailer

The whole film is on Youtube here

SOP005 – Battlestar Soundtracktica
Where we talk extensively about the work of Bear McCreary

Gallery of Guys Neil Finds Attractive

The obligatory Depeche Mode Link

12 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2010 7:38 pm

    I’m gonna miss starting each month with you guys.

  2. April 8, 2010 7:19 am

    I shall miss you too but you gotta do what you gotta do. My CD arrived earlier this week so thanks for that and I look forward to hearing the final show, maybe you should try a multi-Skype hookup? Can’t wait to see the VH DVD too, still sad I never made it over 😦 Good luck Smiths… x

    • April 8, 2010 7:30 am

      Thanks, Andrew. So glad you got your CD! I need to load that album back on my iPod. Love it. We really should think about the final show. So far you are the only one to send anything in so we may need a multi-skype hook up to save us!

  3. GinaCalabrese permalink
    April 9, 2010 10:42 am

    Did someone say multi-skype hookup? It’d take me about a week to try and arrange anything to say and it’d sound like crap anyway… would be happy to attempt to do something.

    • April 9, 2010 10:59 am

      That is a cool idea! Now that Neil has figured out how to make Skype sound good – didn’t Will sound magnificent? – I’ll ask if we could maybe record with a number of people. Perhaps one at a time, but that could be fun… I’ll post more about this after we brainstorm!

  4. April 16, 2010 11:02 pm

    Sad to see you go, but at least I still have to start at the beginning once I start watching BSG. I’ll have much to listen to as I catch up.

    A few of my favorite soundtracks:
    Athens, GA. – Inside/Out
    Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    Faraway, So Close
    Fight Club
    Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence
    Lost Highway
    Run Lola Run
    Twin Peaks
    Whale Rider

  5. April 23, 2010 2:53 pm

    if we haven’t sent in any recorded thing it is V’s fault. Entirely. Just sayin. I guess I could send something all my byself. Still time for that?

    • April 23, 2010 3:01 pm

      Ab-so-frickin-lutely! Please do! Please! Please! Can you do it tonight? We’re recording tomorrow early-ish.

  6. April 23, 2010 2:54 pm

    I pretty much love Mr. Crewdson’s glittery trousers.

    Some of my favorite scores are by W. G. Snuffy Walden who’s written for most of the TV shows by Marshall Herskovitz & Edward Zwick: thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, Once and Again, etc. Any time I hear the music for Ellyn’s wedding from thirtysomething, I still get a little choked up.

    • April 23, 2010 3:03 pm

      Thanks, Brian. Yeah, Will is the glittery trousers champ in my book. He even beats Mr. Gore, but just barely. Interesting soundtrack choices. Will have to check those out! Thirtysomething always choked me up, period!


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