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Bear McCreary “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (La La Land Records)

 Not too many television series with only 31 episodes aired get a album of score music released.  And while you may be unlucky to find your show on the least supportive network on the air today (hello,Fox! You have killed more good shows then Dan Ackroyd has movies),to have a composer like Bear McCreary to the show’s music is a major plus.
   McCreary,who created the dark,somber and somewhat primal score for the “Battlestar Galactica”remake,strikes gold again here. 
   The score for TSCC is industrial,dark and while it stands alone as its own creature,Bear also acknowledge the past films with snippets of the original’s score. 
   The pace of the music is very fast,no let up here. The use of traditional instruments along with modern MIDI and synths combined leaves a unique sound in your ears,a strange earthy and alien mix that really keeps your ear listening to what is being created,the conflict between now and the future that John Connor faces.

  A nice bonus is former Garbage singer Shirley Manson (who also starrred in the series) chips in a song,”Samson and Delilah” that works much better then the other song contributed by Bear’s brother,Brendan.

This is a must have for fans of the Terminator series and well worth checking out even if you are not.



Michael Sullivan is a somewhat flightly writer who lives in Michigan. He is considered a true fanboy and really digs movie scores. He is married and is the owner of Derek Jeter,a 20 pound cat who thinks he is a panther. Thanks for reading.
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