Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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Brat of the Wolves

I am a little embarrassed about this, but chennique posted an entry to the Film Score Community asking for help in purchasing a limited edition release of a soundtrack from l'Enfant des Loups, a French miniseries. Well, I don't know the guy, so I wasn't really comfortable with what he wanted, but I checked out the samples and fell in love with the score and ordered the CD. It showed up last night, and I threw it onto my Nomad. I feel guilty because it was referred to me by somebody who may now miss the release, as it is a limited edition of 1500 copies.

In the liner notes, the composer Serge Franklin comments on how he based his compositional style for this work on that of Mozart in that no note was laid down without an idea of the overall structure and context. This sounds like hyperbole, but listening to the album bears out that statement. I was completely blown away not only by how beautiful the music was, but also by how well-written it was. It is very thematically driven, and the themes are fantastic. It is lyrical and grand scale, on the scope of Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings or something of that ilk. I'm serious. This is some epic stuff.

I read the liner notes for the CD and the actual show looks... weird. I'd be interested in tracking down the mini-series because of how bizarre it seems to be. The photography looks good, and it is possible that the story makes sense in the original French (the English copy of the program notes are horribly translated). The disc runs over 73 minutes, however, and each second is sublime, so I'd be interested in seeing the mini-series just for the sake of hearing the rest of the score.
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