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Ravagers Soundtrack, Limited Edition
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June 15, 2012
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
Fred Karlin`s scores for WESTWORLD and THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN and his Oscar for Best Song show the range of the late composer. RAVAGERS is further proof of his talent, a post-apocalyptic noir-ish masterpiece. The movie it was written for is forgotten and unavailable, but this score is a low-key masterpiece of mood. this would be scored with synth drones and thumps today, but karlin used the orchestra to evoke emotion--this music doesn`t just hang back and hum unnoticed in the background. Karlin isn`t afraid to use the full force of the orchestra in `Ravagers Attack Ship,` which anticipates both Howard Shore and James Horner in its use of held chords and jangling percussion. If you are a fan of the edgier modernistic scores of Jerry Goldsmith, Chris Young and Gil Melle, you need this in your collection. To Intrada, which put this together with informative notes and crisp sound, sincere thanks--more Karlin, please!