Music Review: ‘Green Lantern’ season two soundtrack

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I was recently sent a copy of the new music score to the sadly now deceased Green Lantern animated series.

Much like with the first season of the series the musical score, which is written and composed by Frederick Wiedmann delivers a strong science fiction tone, but with a hint of superhero flavoring.

You may recall that I did a review of the season one soundtrack last year and at the time I was fairly blown away by that. Well it seems to me that Wiedmann has captured lightning in a bottle twice because I’m pretty floored by this score as well.

The use of all the different instruments to punctuate the action is fantastic. All you need do is listen to the score, shut your eyes and you’ll find yourself immediately transformed to a comic book world.

We have some greek string instruments in a few of the tracks on this CD and it has to be said. I concur with Wiedmann’s quote from the inaly of the CD, which is quoted below.

Jimmy Mahlis performed some wonderful Greek and Turkish string instruments for our Goblins (“Goblin Bribe,” “Chased by Goblins”); we also included harpsichord and actual “steam burst” sound effects for the “Steam Mechs” in Episode 16, and a British solo fiddle (performed by Julie Pusch) for our Victorian Steam Lantern Gil Broom.

In fact in closing. I will go further and state that if DC ever do decide to reboot the ‘Green Lantern’ movie series after having royally messed it up the first time. They should really consider hiring Frederick Wiedmann to do the soundtrack.

 

Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of scifipulse.net. A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.

 

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