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2016 Round Up – July-August (6/9)

monthly_roundup2016 Round Up – July-August (6/9)

Synchrotones presents its monthly round-up: a brief overview of soundtrack releases that didn’t get their own dedicated review. And sorry we missed the March edition. So let’s focus on those scores that got away. Such as: “Strangers Things”, “Mr Robot”, “Halt and Catch Fire”, “Ice Age Collision Course”, “Swiss Army Man”, “Music from The Hunger Games Saga”, “The Nice Guys” and a few others.

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The Magnificent 7 (James Horner & Simon Franglen)

cover_magnificentsevenTHE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

James Horner & Simon Franglen, 2016, Sony Classical
26 tracks, 78:26

Arguably the most anticipated score of the year hardly needs an introduction…

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Dark Waves – Bellerofonte (Alexander Cimini)

Cover_DarkWavesDARK WAVES (BELLEROFONTE)

Alexander Cimini, 2016, Kronos Records
17 tracks, 58:24

Alexander Cimini showed great promise with the challenging, yet at times gorgeous, Red Krokodil. Will Dark Waves sink or swim… pardon the terrible pun.

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Kubo and the Two Strings (Dario Marianelli)

Cover_KuboTwoStringsKUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Dario Marianelli, 2016, Warner Bros Records
16 tracks, 53:11

Kubo may have two strings, but Dario Marianelli has an entire orchestra and the kitchen sink to play with. Will the result be as magical as Kubo’s magical armour?

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Revelation (Neal Acree)

Cover_RevelationREVELATION

Neal Acree, 2016, Varese Sarabande
23 tracks, 50:34

Easily one of the best video-game scores you’ll ever hear. Acree’s Revelation is a wonderful exploration of Chinese techniques and colours.

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