Greetings! ScoreKeeper here back from an excursion into the dark ages of communication. I've been absent for a while (did you miss me?) due to the fact that my studio has not had an internet connection in almost two months. My WIFI supplier moved to a new building so I decided to get my own hard line. Problem was, there were no lines running into my suite. So I had to get them installed. That was not a fast process.
However, I am currently online and and it feels great. I've got a bunch of stuff to write about, giveaway, and report that's been piling up so hopefully I can get caught up in the next couple weeks.
To get things rolling I wanted to give away five copies of BSX Records' new recording of BLADE RUNNER produced and performed by Edgar Rothermich. I reported on this just before I lost my net connection and I was quite fond of it then and I still am. There's been a mixed reaction to this as it is not the original Vangelis recording; however, all the previous soundtrack releases of this score (put out by Vangelis himself) were messed with and re-arranged to the point where none of them truly felt like the actual film score. Ironically, it took somebody else entirely to recreate the BLADE RUNNER score from scratch and the more I listen to this, the more I'm convinced it's the most faithful soundtrack album of the score to date.
I've never been much of a re-recording type of collector but this album along with BSX's recreation of THE THING are definitely turning me around. I want to give you a chance to win one for yourself. If you're a fan of BLADE RUNNER and it's score, I think you'll enjoy it as well.
So what do you have to do?
First of all, you have to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject: I AM A REPLICANT! and include your name, mailing address, a valid email address, and your favorite moment in BLADE RUNNER. I'll collect all the entries and then randomly select five winners who will receive the CD soundtrack for BLADE RUNNER by Vangelis, produce and performed by Edgar Rothermich, courtesy of BSX Records. The deadline for submission is Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:59pm CST. Only one entry per person. International entries will be accepted. Duplicates will be discarded.
For more information regarding this release including track listing, audio demos, and purchasing information, check out BSX Records.
"BLADE RUNNER is the most difficult kind of score to deconstruct," said BSX producer Ford A. Thaxton. "Symphonic music can usually be determined because the instrumental palette is known. But the 1970s-era electronic technology and the improvisational style in which Vangelis created the score made it especially difficult. But we feel Edgar's made a very close replication of what the score sounded like in the film. He's true to the sound the original but he's brought it into today's world."
"The objective from the very beginning was to be as close as possible to the original score as heard in the film," Rothermich said. "It was never a case of my interpreting the soundtrack. It was essentially a re-recording of the soundtrack music."
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