Tuesday, November 21, 2017

6m1 The Sound of The Incredibles

We're so jazzed to unveil our next topic - Michael Giacchino's score to The Incredibles. Written & directed by Brad Bird and produced by Pixar Animation studios in 2004, this super-sized supermovie brings a great many firsts to the podcast (our first animated feature, first Pixar film, first work from Michael Giacchino). Today we explore the swanky sound of this unique score and discuss the tradition that so inspires its spy vs spy style. Michael Giacchino's path to The Incredibles is an adventure story itself, full of unlikely origins and a true hero's call (this time to follow in the footsteps of a living Double-O legend). Sit back and enjoy - it's fun for the whole family of supers!

The Incredibles - Michael Giacchino - 2004 - Pixar Animation Studios (Brad Bird, dir,)
-The Glory Days
-Off To Work
-Incredible Success
-The Incredits


■ ■ 

For score reductions, additional links and more,
the discussion continues at: www.underscorepodcast.com
to support the show, please visit www.patreon.com/underscorepodcast

1 comment:

  1. While I am fully aware that the themes presented here are in 5:4, the beat pattern more suggests 10:8. Think of the mission impossible theme, which is also in "5:4" but has the same beat pattern of 2 sets of 3 eighths then 2 sets of 2. Wild Woods from Mario Kart 8 has the same pattern as another example.
    This has a very different feel then say something like Brubeck's Take 5 (although not the base line). I'd be curious to see if you feel the same way I do about it or not, and perhaps could be a topic for discussion about feeling beat patterns rather than the written time signature (although I dont know if it would work on your podcasts, though). Blue Lake Overture by Chance is a great example for me, as each time I've performed it back in school, the conductor showed the beat pattern instead of the written time signature. This makes it easier to follow and feel a groove. I feel it's this 4 beat groove pattern in this soundtrack that really sets the style moreso than it being in "5:4"