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Re: Soundtrack rough draft
On 28.02.2004 15:31, Patrick Forhan wrote:
> Dave Fancella wrote:
> > How long should it be? I finally got to a point where I thought "Ok, now it's
> > time to master and post to the list". Then I discovered the thing is seven
> > minutes long! Ouch. Once upon a time I'd spend 3 hours writing a song only
> > to find it was a minute and a half long.
> For what it's worth, Warlords 2 Deluxe came with about 30 tracks, which
> played randomly. Some moody and daunting, others brassy calls to war.
> Probably 20-25 minutes total. But that is a tall order.
That would be less than a minute per track? Seems really short to me.
> I'm no musician, so I'm probably not telling you anything you don't
> already know, but of course the most fun thing for a listener is a
> theme, unexpected, in a different style of song, but recognizable from
> other places. I can't think of any good examples, but Disney
> soundtracks certainly do this.
One very good example of this is the soundtrack from "The Rock" IMO. A
few very different tracks (major changes intra-track even) but you can
always identify the main theme.