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 Post subject: INTRADA Announces Frederic Talgorn's ROBOT JOX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:01 pm 
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INTRADA Announces:

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ROBOT JOX
Composed and Conducted by FREDERIC TALGORN
INTRADA Special Collection 389

Intrada presents an expanded reissue of Frederic Talgorn's soaring orchestral score to the 1990 sci-fi film Robot Jox. One of the most ambitions projects produced by Charles Band, it featured a large orchestral score by a composer new to the Empire scene. But he gave the film an epic sheen making the action on screen perhaps more grandiose than the budget would really allow, making it a very prominent and artistic element of the film. Worth noting is Talgorn's unique orchestra mix. While the traditional orchestral layout prevails—violins on the left, violas largely centered, cellos and basses to the right with woodwinds and percussion spread throughout— the brass are unusually placed: trumpets and trombones play behind the high strings; French horns are prominent with the low strings. Much of Talgorn’s writing is in higher registers and this unusual mixing allows brass sonorities to meld with the high strings and horns to counter the low strings. The final mix is vivid and punchy throughout and shines on this new restoration of the score.

The film draws inspiration from Homer’s The Iliad, reimagining the Greek epic as a Cold War allegory, set in a post-apocalyptic world where war has been outlawed. The battle for territory between the free Market and totalitarian Confederation is reserved for humans piloting towering machines. Market champion Achilles withdraws from competition after a spectator-crushing accident, but when the genetically engineered Athena commandeers his “bot” to take on the Confederation’s crazed Alexander for resource-rich Alaska, he returns to the fray to save his comrade in arms.

INTRADA Special Collection 389
Barcode: 7 20258 53892 5
Retail Price: $17.99
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For track listing and sound samples, please visit: http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.10934/.f


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Frederic Talgorn's ROBOT JOX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:48 pm 
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Talgorn. $17.99. Ordered.

Sound is definitely fuller and more focused with a non-processed quality.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Frederic Talgorn's ROBOT JOX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Thanks to Intrada, Creature Features is having a Robot Jox panel and signing this coming Sunday the 24th at 2 PM. In attendance will be Frederic Talgorn, director Stuart Gordon, actress Anne-Marie Johnston and FX artist Paul Gentry. If you can't crash and burn in Burbank for the event that I'll be moderating, you can order personalized CD's from the store. We hope to see you there to celebrate this epic score and film!

http://creaturefeatures.com/shop/cds/robotjox/

https://www.facebook.com/events/524850207868538/


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Frederic Talgorn's ROBOT JOX
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:40 am 
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Ordered :)

Wouldn't mind for Crash and Burn to reappear if Intrada can kindly revisit that score. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Frederic Talgorn's ROBOT JOX
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:10 pm 
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This presentation sounds extremely crisp and clear, thanks partly to the fact that you guys steer clear of noise reduction. A great example of how useful re-releases can be.

Turn this sucker up to 12, one greater than 11.


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