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I finally got around to getting my paws on the BBC Sherlock OST. I was right in that they are absolutely amazing on their own merit. The mix of orchestra and the older period instruments and modern score tricks is what caught my ear originally. It really hasn’t changed my opinion in 2 years and two series. The stuff is frankly amazing in how it carries the story and doesn’t intrude. Which is pretty much all i ask of a score.

David Arnold and Michael Price are so commended for putting this together. The tiny bits of ambient tossed into the mixture of old and new also just MAKE it. It’s subtle, unless you catch it at the right time or have a trained ear like my crazy self. ^^;;

I have yet to really pin down a favorite, as i’m on my first listening of them. I will soon enough.

First impressions though? An incredible fusion of period victorian instrumentals and instruments with all the modern trappings to add to the sheer substance of the sound. The movements are layered and nuanced in ways worthy of oscar winning film scores. It’s just hard to beat things like this. Severely hard to beat them. Fusions always catch my ear cause they can be blatant or they can be subtle and devious. This is the latter.  It starts obvious and then draws you into the ambient parts without pause till you drool even harder.

It feeds into the growing relationship between John and Sherlock as they figure each other out in the first series, right up until that cliffhanger that had the fans howling across the world. This is exactly what a good score is supposed to do. Enhance the story without words. Then keeps you there in Series 2 and just adds even more to the shocks, horrors, and joys of it all. Series 3 is highly anticipated and i’m up for more than just John punching him in the face twice, crying and tackling him with joy. I want to hear the score that goes with it. :D


PS. The bint is in jail because she skipped out on her community service and didn't pay her fine. BHAHAHAHAH. Sorry, but i can't help it. Now i'm mostly just tired because cranky nephew is cranky. He's a stroppy 15 month old and keeping up with him is nuts. Mom and i can't do it on a constant basis, and scott knows it. He's going to have to arrange for help, and be an active daddy while he's here. For now? I've been gloating because she's gone, when not falling over from going after my imp of a nephew.

Mood:: 'tired' tired
Music:: Deductoion and Deception--Sherlock s2 OST
There are 4 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
posted by [identity profile] at 07:22pm on 26/06/2012
The bint is in jail because she skipped out on her community service and didn't pay her fine.

Congratulations? *g*
posted by [identity profile] at 09:19pm on 26/06/2012
45 days behind bars and it's ALL her fault.(she stole booze from a major department store, and a few other items. got caught red handed) :D It's glorious! Quiet now, aside from the baby and his hijinks. I happy danced last night when i heard. XD

I think she tried the 'but i have a baby!' card, and then thought she could skip out on the rest of her reparations.
posted by [identity profile] at 01:25am on 27/06/2012
My commiserative sympathy in trying to keep up with a little one that age. They are exhausting. ^_^

Also, I'm not at all versed in the Sherlock series (even though everyone's been talking about it for the longest time) but you make this music sound really amazing. May have to look it up on iTunes and have a listen myself. ^_^
posted by [identity profile] at 03:33am on 27/06/2012
yeah. I adore the little guy, but he's also 15 months. My endometriosis pain and flares, plus mom's rheumetoid arthritis don't make for a good mix for chasing after a kidlet his age. My brother is going to have to come up with something. We can watch him every now and then, but every day? There's no way. If it was only like 4 hours a day like when she was trying to finish her HS diploma? that's doable. 8 to 10 hours? possible way.

Mom and i are exhausted after today alone. The bint of a girlfriend messed him up in all sorts of fun little ways this year, that we'll probably just barely get fixed by the time she gets out of jail.

Sherlock is worth taking up in so many ways. :D Even if you dont' end up in the fandom's evil clutches (i'm a happy lurker), its fun just to watch from the sidelines. The stuff is complete quality, and i ended up adoring the cast from the minute i saw the first episode. It's the only variation of Sherlock Holmes that i really love. I never quite got into the other versions all that much. This one stole my heart and my soul. Probably because i adore Martin Freeman's Doctor John Watson. Who's badass as hell, while being adorable and sneaky. I'm pretty damned sure he downplays his badassery deliberately because its the only way to protect Sherlock from himself. We've had examples all over the show on just how incredibly good he is, even invalided out. The fact that he's also playing Bilbo Baggins later this year in The Hobbit (films) is also worth squeeing about.


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