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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...

Duration: 00:07:43

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...

Duration: 00:51:44

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 -...

Duration: 00:59:37

Dunkirk (Ep. 94)

Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer are back with their collaborative effort, DUNKIRK. Justin Craig and Kristen Romanelli are back to collaborate with Christopher Coleman in breaking down the film and score: their reaction to the film and score, where the film ranks in the Nolan portfolio, and whether Zimmer's score was the most effective approach for the film. Episode Highlights 00:15 - Intro and Welcome and what we're not talking about 03:54 - What did we think of the film? 14:45 -...

Duration: 00:43:59

War for the Planet of the Apes (Ep. 93)

Episode 93 - War for the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves and Michael Giacchino team up to deliver another cinematic hit with WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES. Kristen Romanelli and Justin Craig team up with Christopher Coleman to breakdown their thoughts about the film and Giacchino's original score. They share, at length about what they love about the film and score and even find one or two things they didn't love so much. Each try to rank the film score among the trilogy and in Michael...

Duration: 01:12:47

Spider-man: Homecoming (Ep. 92)

Episode 92 - Millennial Thematic Universe Justin Craig joins Christopher Coleman to navigate the tricky web of discussion regarding Michael Giacchino's recent original score for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. They not only share their reactions to the film and score as a whole, but also talk about where the film and score ranks among previous Spider-Man efforts and within Michael Giacchino's already vast body of work. Episode Highlights 00:00 - Intro and Welcome 02:06 - The Summer so...

Duration: 00:52:20

Justice XLFman (Soundcast Stereo Ep. 20)

Episode 20 - Justice XLFman Justin Craig joins Christopher Coleman to discuss the recent news that composer DANNY ELFMAN would be replacing JUNKIE XL (TOM HOLKENBORG) as the composer for the original score for JUSTICE LEAGUE. They discuss their initial reactions, speculate on what might be behind the move, how it compares to the Age of Ultron situation, and what this change might signal for the future of the DCEU. Episode Highlights 00:00 - Audio* and Intro 02:54 - Breaking News and our...

Duration: 00:34:56

Millennial Thematic Universe (Ep. 91)

Episode 91 - Millennial Thematic Universe After the video, “MARVEL SYMPHONIC UNIVERSE” by Every Frame A Painting went viral on Youtube in 2016, Christopher Coleman sat down with three family members who are a part of the “Millennial” generation to: talk about their feelings about film, tv, and game music, see how much film music they recognize, and which film composers they are familiar with. The resulting conversation is an entertaining peek into some of the ways this generation relates...

Duration: 00:26:35

Does the Wonder Woman Motif Work? Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 19)

Episode 19 - Does the Wonder Woman Motif Work? Kristen Romanelli and Christopher Coleman tackle perhaps the biggest question surrounding the new "Wonder Woman" film score, "Does the Wonder Woman motif work?" Before doing so, they have a spoiler-laden discussion regarding their thoughts about the film, itself, as well as Rupert Gregson-Williams score, overall. You'll find out just where each of them rank the film and respective score in the DCEU and what their hopes and expectations are for...

Duration: 00:35:40

Star Trek: Discovery Trailer (Bonus Episode)

Bonus Episode - Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Christopher Coleman, Kristen Romanelli and Erik Woods share their thoughts about the recently released trailer to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. They discuss the look for show and what may be in store for our ears in the series' music. Episode Highlights 00:00 - Intro ... and announcement about an announcement 02:29 - A Uniform Reaction 05:00 - What Sort of Score? 06:30 - Who Is Going to Watch This? Music Selections 00:00 - "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine...

Duration: 00:09:39

Soundcast (Ep. 90) - The Soundcast Six - Vol. 3

In this volume, Kristen Romanelli, Erik Woods, and Christopher Coleman a new set of six stories from the soundtrack world: The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 vs Vol. 2 twitter poll, The Orville with music by Bruce Broughton an Joel McNeely, The death of the MP3, The Star Trek; Legacy mashup, Henry Jackman on Jumanji and Jerry Goldsmith finally gettin his star on the Walk of Fame. Episode Highlights 00:00 - Burnin' the Six Mix - Intro 03:29 - #1 - Guardians Volume-Off, Bro 24:13 - #2 - The...

Duration: 01:14:25

Soundcast (Ep.89) - The Soundcast Six Vol. 2

Episode 89 - The Soundcast Six Vol. 2 Erik Woods (Cinematic Sound Radio, Kristen Romanelli (Film Score Monthly Online) and Christopher Coleman return to tackle six hot-topics from the world of soundtracks. In volume 2, they talk about: John Williams internet "May the 4th be with You" greeting, the fall-out from the false revelation of Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg) as "Godzilla: King of Monsters" composer, Junkie XL's recent Youtube video commenting on the disappearance of the "film theme,"...

Duration: 01:14:54

Soundcast (Ep. 88) Herrmann, Williams or Zimmer?

Episode 88 - Herrmann, Williams or Zimmer? Marty and Will Brueggemann (Underscore Podcast) join Erik Woods and Christopher Coleman to discuss the results of the recent Tracksounds' Twitter polls which asked, "Which composer has had the most impact on film music: Bernard Herrmann, John Williams, or Hans Zimmer?" In addition to discussing the surprising poll results, they dive into the substantial merits of each composer for such a title. Lastly, each shares which composer they feel has...

Duration: 01:22:00

Soundcast (Ep. 87) The Soundcast Six

Episode 87 - The Soundcast Six Erik Woods, Kristen Romanelli (Film Score Monthly Online) and Christopher Coleman tackle six hot-topics from the world of soundtracks. In this soundcast-experiment, they talk about: the inclusion of Led Zeppelin in the recent "Thor: Ragnarok" trailer, Michael Giacchino's drum-teasy-video from the "Spider-Man Homecoming" recording session, Spin Magazines 2015 article listing their Top 30 Soundtracks from 1995, the recently "leaked" track "Alien: Covenant...

Duration: 01:08:16

Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 18) Do Songs + Score Soundtracks Still Work, Today?

Episode 18 - Do Songs + Score Soundtracks Still Work, Today? Kristen Romanelli (Film Score Monthly Online) is back to, along with Christopher Coleman, examine the quasi-resurgence of the era-specific-song inclusions in big-budget-blockbuster-film soundtracks. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't and they bat around examples of both. Lastly, they make a prediction on the future of such soundtracks in the near future. Episode Highlights 00:04 - Intro and It's because of Kong 03:34...

Duration: 00:36:40

Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 17) - The Musical Possibilities of The Matrix Redooded

Episode 17 - The Musical Possibilities for The Matrix: Redooded Eric Woods and Christopher Coleman jack back in and talk over the musical possibilities of the apparently inevitable reboot of The Matrix franchise. Could composer Don Davis return? If not, they discuss who they'd like to see write the score and, lastly, we asked you Twitter, who YOU would like to write the score aside from Don Davis. Episode Highlights 00:04 - Intro and What is The Matrix Redooded? 02:43 - Does Don Davis...

Duration: 00:32:52

Soundcast Stere (Ep. 16) - Does Soundtrack Cover Art Matter?

Episode 16 - Does Soundtrack Cover Art Matter? Kristen Romanelli of (Film Score Monthly Online) jumps into the "channel 2 seat" to discuss, with Christopher, just how important soundtrack cover art is today (or not). They discuss the cover art for the upcoming release of "The John Williams - Steven Spielberg - The Ultimate Collection and then dive into other "artwork atrocities" from recent memory. Kristen and Christopher grapple with the question whether artwork remains important in this...

Duration: 00:42:43

Soundcast Stereo - Listener Reaction Ep. 3

Listener Reaction #3 - Composer Dominance When listeners turn into commentors, the Soundcast Stereo is at its best. In this third listener reaction show, Christopher and Eric take four recent responses to episode 15 "Composer Dominance." Don't miss out on these interesting takes on King Giacchino, the Mount Rushmore of Composers, Dominance or Prominence, and how Williams and Zimmer are the same! Episode Highlights 00:08 - Intro and The Return of the Reaction 02:50 - The Crowing of...

Duration: 01:00:31

Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 15) Composer Dominance

Episode 15 - Composer Dominance Will the director-change for the DCEU's upcoming "The Batman" mean a composer change? Could that composer change somehow be Michael Giacchino? Erik and Christopher discuss the possibilities and the potential repercussions. That discussion leads to a dive into some reflection on some of Hollywood's most dominant composers over the last 40+ years and those who may be poised to dominate in the near future! Episode Highlights 00:04 - Intro & Affleckting the...

Duration: 00:36:56

Soundcast Stereo (Ep. 14) Best Original Score Oscar Nominees

Episode 14 - Best Original Score Oscar Nominees And the nominees for Best Original Score for the 89th Academy Awards are ... reacted to by Erik and Christopher! They discuss each nominee, discuss who, of the five noms, they think should win, but will win as well. Lastly, they chime in with their own five nominees. Some definite surprise nominees in their lists! Episode Highlights 00:04 - Intro & The Nominees Are ... 04:00 - The Official Noms 15:53 - Should Win/ Will Win 23:36 - Our...

Duration: 00:57:12

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