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Mandalorian Soundtracks

Discussion in 'The Mandalorian' started by JediMasterRobert, Nov 18, 2019.

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What do you think about The Mandalorian soundtracks?

  1. Amazing! More please!

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  2. It's different

    62.5%
  3. Needs more John Williams' influence

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  4. Not to my Star Wars musical tastes, at least for now

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  1. JediMasterRobert

    JediMasterRobert Rebel Official

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    I noticed two episodes' worth of soundtracks were available digitally on Amazon, and, since I was in the mood for something different, music-wise, I decided to purchase them.

    I've listened to both, and, while the music diverges - and wildly so, often enough - from what I'm used to with John William's scores, I do find it sufficiently otherworldly and compellingly futuristic in ways I've not quite heard before.

    And I've been a big fan of soundtracks - Star Wars among many others - as well as classical works, EDM, world music, and numerous other musical modes.

    I'm curious as to what other Star Wars / John Williams fans think about the Mandalorian soundtracks so far.

    I'm guessing other episode albums will become available, so I'm personally eager to see how far the composer will go, or, if there are any future intentions to bring the music more in line with more readily identifiable Star Wars scores.

    I think the composer can and probably should remain as creative as possible while, at least occasionally, introduce some tasteful orchestrations and themes that can audibly connect with the established music of Star Wars.

    That said,what do you think?
     
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    I like that it is very different. I don’t know if it’s the presence of Carl Weathers influencing this but I keep being reminded of the Rocky score when the soundtrack goes into a orchestral direction at times. I could use a tad more JW notes though but the overall lack of them isn’t actively drawing me away from being happy with the Mandalorian and the music so far. An example where a little riff would have been nice was the part where babyYoda force lifts the creature attacking the Mandalorian. A bar or 2 of the force theme would have been a nice extra touch.
     
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    Ludwig Goransson composed last Creed movie soundtrack, so myabe that's why there is some similar vibes with Rocky music.
    For me i still not sure what I think about this soundtrack, but I will explain few things:
    - The series has a lot of influence of Western Clinnt Eastwood movies, so you can see influence by Enio Morricone music: the flute theme, the guitar parts, the harmony.
    - Goransson tries to use much more percussion and sound effect that we use to in SW movies. It could work, but he has not be as original as he was in Black Panther. He is using really typical rhytmhs and paterns quite common in Remote Control Porductions (the Hans Zimmer company).
    - The big brass theme has some flavour to Williams, but at the same time he tries to run away from imitating Williams style. Altough I understand why he decided to do so I still think would have been nice use more Williams symphonic orchestration (they could hire William Ross, William's orchestrator, as they did in Rogue One to get this style) mixed with the Enio style which is a great idea and a mixed also with some more rhytmic and effect music.
     
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