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Lost in Space [Netflix] (Ep. 106)

Kristen Romanelli, Erik Woods, and Christopher Coleman share their reactions to the first four episodes of Netflix's new series, LOST IN SPACE, including their reaction to CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ's stellar original score. They discuss their personal history with the Lost in Space franchise: from the original, 60s, TV series, to the 1998 feature film, to Netflix's latest incarnation. Before they do that, they bring back the popular WHYBLT? segment, where they discuss titles such as SUPERGIRL...


Most Surprising Composer Assignments - Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 26)

The recent announcement of James Newton Howard not returning to score M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming sequel "Glass," got Erik Woods and Christopher Coleman together to discuss that and some of the other most surprising composer assignments in recent memory. Who got the Glass gig and what other composer announcements could possibly as surprising or more? Find out in this Soundcast Stereo episode! Episode Highlights 00:21 - Intro Surprises 01:37 - Shocked that West Dylan Thordson is on...


Ready Player One (Ep. 105)

Justin Craig, Kristen Romanelli, Erik Woods and Christopher Coleman put their headsets on and dive into the Scorasis to review Alan Silvestri's original score for Steven Spielberg's latest action-adventure project, Ready Player One. They discuss the stand-out moments from the score, their favorite Easter eggs in the film, and even the songs employed. In the Bonus Track at the conclusion of the episode, the quartet discuss National Film Score Day (April 3, 2018) and then answer top Twitter...


Soundcast Six Vol. 7 (Ep. 104)

Six new stories from the world of soundtracks! The original score for Annihilation and The Shape of Water, news of yet another release of the Star Wars original scores, Kickstarter projects: A Light in the Void Live Concert and Green Rider Book Soundtrack, and the replacement of composer Alf Clausen by Bleeding Fingers on the ever-running TV-program The Simpsons are the six topics of the night tackled by Christopher Coleman, Kristen Romanelli, and Erik Woods. Episode Highlights 00:00 -...


Soundcast Six Vol. 6 (Ep. 103)

Erik Woods, Kristen Romanelli and Christopher Coleman tackle six stories from the world of soundtracks including: John Williams retirement from Star Wars, The music in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer, Jon Favreau's upcoming Star Wars TV Series and who should score it, His Dark Materials reboot for BBC One, The Ready Player One main theme by Alan Silvestri, and the release of the isolated score from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Episode Highlights 00:41 - Welcome back to the Six 04:52 -...


Reacting to the 90th Academy Awards - Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 25)

One day after the 90th Academy Awards, Kristen Romanelli and Christopher Coleman reflect on the sadly lackluster show, which had the lowest viewership in years. While they discuss there feelings about the show and winners in general, they go through the shows use of music and give each category of usage a letter grade! Finally, they give suggestions on how film music could be better integrated into the program making the show a much more entertaning fair ... and, of course, boost its...


Black Panther (Ep. 102)

Justin Craig, Kristen Romanelli and Christopher Coleman plunge through the high-tech-cloak and into the world of Wakanda. They discuss Ludwig Göransson's powerful and exotic original score to Ryan Coogler's latest entry into Marvel's Cinematic Universe, BLACK PANTHER. Not only do they share their thoughts about the film, but they examine Göransson's stand-out score and discuss its place among the pantheon of MCU-scores that precede it. Episode Highlights 02:11 - Introducing Black...


Star Wars by John Williams or Howard Shore?

Star Wars by John Williams or Howard Shore (101) Doug Adams joins Kristen Romanelli and Christopher Coleman to do some super-fantasy-speculation and bounce around the question of "What if Howard Shore were to score Weiss & Beniof's upcoming Star Wars film or films?" Which would excite them more, seeing Williams' or Shore's names attached? Before that discussion, they react to the "breaking news" regarding the forthcoming re-release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -...


Losing Jóhann Jóhannsson - Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 24)

On Friday, February 9, 2018, composer Jóhann Jóhannsson was found dead in his Berlin apartment. Kristen Romanelli and Christopher Coleman take a few moment to reflect on Jóhannsson's career and share some of their favorite pieces from the composer's ouevre. Lastly, we share some of the tweets from his composer colleagues that were posted on Saturday, February 10, 2018 - the day the tragic news broke. Episode Highlights 01:05 - Rolling Stone article 04:07 - Reacting to the tragic...


Best Score Oscar Nom Reaction - Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 23)

Erik Woods and Christopher Coleman react to the announcement of the 2017 Best Score Oscar Nominees. While they discuss their feelings about "awards" and award shows in general, they discuss this latest group of nominees in comparison with other recent-year noms as well. Before giving their picks for which they think SHOULD win and which WILL win, they scroll back through the decades of Oscars noms and winners to discover some surprising factoids that you may not be aware of! Episode...


Not So Solo! Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 22)

Not So Solo! - Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 22) Just before the end of 2017, news dropped that composer JOHN WILLIAMS would be composing a new, main theme for the upcoming SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY feature film, while JOHN POWELL would adapt and compose the rest of the original score. Erik Woods and Christopher Coleman share their reaction to the news, what they think might be behind this decision, and whether they see this as a good good choice or not. Episode Highlights 01:16 - Breaking News -...


You're Welcome - More Last Jedi Talk (Bonus)

You're Welcome - More Last Jedi Talk (Bonus) Erik Woods, Kristen Romanelli and Justin Craig join Christopher Coleman in a continued discussion of Star Wars THE LAST JEDI. The discussion here is mostly about the film: the good, the bad, and the WTF? (Spoilers ahead!). If you’re looking for our discussion about John Williams’ original score, please go back and listen to episode 100. Episode Highlights 00:30 - Introduction - Star Wars: The Last Jedi 01:29 - Porg Chops: Humor,...


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (100) It's Christmas time, which also now means that it's Star Wars time! Christopher Coleman is joined by Kristen Romanelli, Erik Woods and Justin Craig for this special 100th episode to talk about John Williams' original score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ... and a wee bit about the film, too. They discuss new themes, returning themes, stand out cues on the soundtrack and, finally, rank the Star Wars films and original scores. Episode Highlights 00:30 -...


Justice League (Ep. 99)

Justice League (Ep. 99) Christopher Coleman, Kristen Romanelli, and Erik Woods unite to bring about justice to the discussion around the latest entry into the "DCEU"- Justice League and Danny Elfman's original score. These three mother... boxes, set the stage with their own personal histories with DC Comics and related media properties and then dive into Zach Snyder/Joss Whedon's film, before finally examining Elfman's epic score. Kristen and Chris discuss the music having seen the film,...


Thor Ragnarok (Ep. 98)

The hammer has been dropped! Kristen Romanelli joins Christopher Coleman to talk about Mark Mothersbaugh's recently released, retro original score for THOR RAGNAROK. In addition to breaking down Motherbaugh's score, they also talk about the soundtrack release itself and the recent twitter poll where YOU voted for your favorite score of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. The BONUS TRACK is back with more spoiler movie and music discussion, too! Episode Highlights 00:17 -...


Soundcast Six Vol. 5 (Ep. 97)

In Volume 5 of the Soundcast Six series, Kristen Romanelli, Erik Woods and Christopher Coleman reunite to talk about some of the biggest stories in the soundtrack-world over the past two months including: The two tracks released/leaked from Danny Elfman's score for "Justice League," recent trailers like: Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Black Panther and their music, Star Trek: Discovery, whether we have reached "peak Zimmer" or not, and reaching Tracksounds' 20th anniversary on the...


Blade Runner 2049 (Ep. 96)

Blade Runner 2049 (Ep. 96) Kristen Romanelli and Christopher Coleman discuss their deepest and thoughts and feelings about the latest Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch collaborative score for Denis Villenueve's visual and philosophical feast, BLADE RUNNER 2049 Before that, they set the table by talking through their relationship to the classic, original film BLADE RUNNER from 1982 as well as Villenueve sequel overall. Even more spoilery and speculative discussion takes place after the...


New Themes in The Game of Thrones (Bonus Episode)

"The Spoils of War" (Season 7, Episode 4) of the hit series GAME OF THRONES may have provided our first look at the future of Westeros. Christopher Coleman speculates that we might have not only gotten our first look, but our first listens to, not one, but two, potentially new motifs/themes introduced in one, key scene in the episode. Spoiler warning for those who have not watched the series up through episode 4 of season 7. Music Selections 00:41 - "Clip 1 - The Spoils of War" (Game of...


Our Fav 12 Composers of the New Millennium - Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 21)

In response to a recent, IndieWire article, Kristen Romanelli joins Christopher Coleman share who their 12 favorite composers of the 21st century are thus far (or mostly, as they forgot a couple of biggies!). They both define how they made their selections and then attempt to guess which composer made the other's list! You might be able to guess a few, yourself, but there are some guaranteed surprise entries as well. Episode Highlights 01:34 - Intro - 21 21 12, The Indie Wire...


Soundcast Six Vol. 4 (Ep. 95)

In volume 4 of the Soundcast Six series, Justin Craig and Kristen Romanelli, join Christopher Coleman to talk thew a brand new set of six stories from the soundtrack world: Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch Join Blade Runner 2049, who should score a Willow sequel, three trailers and their music (Ready Player One, Stranger Things Season 2, Thor Ragnarok), and John Powell announced as composer for the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo film. Episode Highlights 00:00 - Back to the Six -...


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