Friday, June 5, 2009
BEAR McCREARY's "CAPRICA" [sound clips]
"About the Soundtrack: Bear McCreary's score for the Battlestar Galactica prequel show, Caprica, has been released by the good folks at La-La Land Records (a great label, in my opinion). The soundtrack, which offers 18 tracks from the Caprica pilot, marks a definite shift in the style of music that is offered by McCreary for the Galactica franchise. For this, McCreary employed a smaller chamber orchestra and used less of the exotic instruments that were so prominent during Galactica's run. As per the norm with McCreary's work, the sound quality is once again excellent as even the quieter cues are heard in great clarity and detail (a facet that is not always a guarantee with even some of the theatrical scores that are released these days). The liner notes include a note from both the director and the composer for you to check out."
Presenting the original soundtrack to the special SyFy Channel television event, Caprica, the new Battlestar Galactica spin-off prequel starring Eric Stoltz (Singles, Pulp Fiction, Mask) and executive-produced by Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore and David Eick. Acclaimed Galactica composer Bear McCreary fashions another spellbinding, breathtaking all-new music score that brings us back to the very beginning of the Galactica saga. McCreary's inventive approach to science fiction music makes yet another amazing sonic leap forward. Caprica debuts on DVD, uncut and unrated, on April 21, 2009, in stores everywhere. This 2-hour event will air on SyFy Channel later this fall and will premiere as a brand-new SyFy Channel television series in January 2010. Caprica premieres as new SyFy television series January 2010.