The other thing I was thinking about reading Damian’s recent video game music post was how he and I loved John William’s Duel of the Fates when it first came out. I know he’s a big fan of movie instrumentals, as well.
To me, cinema music is like the older rich uncle of video game music.
When I think of classical music, I’m more likely to think of John Williams than Tchaikovsky.
Movie Scores have had more respect than video game music over the years, but, in my experience, has been put down when compared to original classical music pieces.
Well, much to my surprise, I discovered a classical music station on my Blackberry Berrytunes streaming internet that plays film music side-by-side with Mozart. Beethoven Radio does a nice job of mixing contemporary film scores with the classics.
There’s another station, Cinemix, that is devoted entirely to film scores.
If you get tired of the talkers, be it sports, politics, news, or whatever … or hearing the same dance hit for the millionth time … try out some classical music and film scores. It’s a nice change of pace.