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Post by Niveous » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:22 am

I had this idea the other day for a different type of music prompt challenge. If there's interest, we can run with it. Or maybe we can smooth out the rough edges...

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-The prompt: the sypnosis of a movie that doesn't actually exist.
- Bands have three weeks in which to make a song that would appear on that film's soundtrack
- Unlike the main fight, instrumentals would be welcome. Covers could also work.
- Bands must include with their entry an explanation of where they would see their song fitting into the "movie".

This concept could also have some really fun album art.
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Post by fluffy » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:30 am

Sounds good to me. There was a great electronica compilation years ago that was based on that premise, and I've always wanted to do something like that too.
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Post by Billy's Little Trip » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:58 pm

We don't call them prompts here! But sounds cool. :P
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Post by j$ » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:02 pm

Fo'Sho. Count me in. My alternative career as a horror movie soundtracker will stand me in good stead :) Who chooses / how do we choose the nature of this imaginary film we are soundtracking?
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Post by SchlimminyCricket » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:36 pm

This sounds like it would totally be my bag.
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Post by Niveous » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:04 am

j$ wrote:Who chooses / how do we choose the nature of this imaginary film we are soundtracking?
We would need someone to be a dedicated sypnosis maker.
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Post by fluffy » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:10 am

Most Hollywood movies are built on the scaffolding of a well-known folk story. Three Little Pigs is pretty common for horror/thrillers, Goldilocks and the Three Bears for crime/heist movies, Cinderella for romantic comedies and Adam Sander films, etc.

I suggest we do a structural take on Peter and the Wolf.
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Post by fluffy » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:27 am

Peter, a successful investment banker, lives in Manhattan with his wife Ana T. Day, a commercial actress. One day, Ana is shopping around town when she gets in an argument with someone who takes issue with one of the products she shills (because Ana doesn't actually use it). Peter's jealous ex-lover Felix watches them from nearby. Peter, who was on his way to meet Ana for lunch, runs into Felix gets into an argument with him; this raises the attention of Ana, who asks Peter what's going on. Peter explains, and warns both Ana and the stranger about Felix; they leave.

Peter then sees a news report about a series of murders being perpetrated on Wall Street bankers; his elderly mother calls him with her worries, but Peter says that he has no reason to be afraid, as the NYPD is on the case. His mother raises a big stink, however, and insists that he and Ana stay safe at home. Ana, as it turns out, is having dinner with Felix, trying to understand their past and try to repair what she thinks is a strained friendship (not realizing they were romantically involved), and while they are in the diner, the killer attacks them. Felix gets away, but Ana is taken captive, and only manages to text him "help" (with an iPhone "find my friends" location attached, yay product placement).

Peter tries to leave home to track her down, but finds that his mother has actually informed the cops that he was in danger, and so he is under police protection. He protests with them regarding Ana's text message; they say they will send an officer to try to find her, but Peter escapes protective custody and tries to find her on his own. En route he runs into young woman who was arguing with Ana before, and asks her for help. Reluctantly, she agrees, using her feminine wiles to seduce the killer before she incapacitates him.

Peter ties up the killer, asking him where Ana is. The killer just cackles maniacally and says nothing; Peter makes the knots tighter and tighter. The police burst in, and separate Peter from the killer and put the killer in jail (and Peter under house arrest). There is a media outcry around Peter's house arrest, for what if he hadn't incapacitated the killer and the police had done nothing?

Ana is never found.
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Post by HeuristicsInc » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:20 am

depressing! but an interesting idea. i like soundtrack work.
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Post by Niveous » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:40 pm

Fluffy's story is a good way to try out this concept. Let's go for it.

You've got 3 weeks from today to write a song that would be in the soundtrack of Fluffy's movie.
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Post by glennny » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:52 pm

Did we ever have completion to the 2009 concept album? Where can I hear that?

For a soundtrack it seems like it would be good to assign artists to tackle particular scenes. I fear some parts of this story being ignored, and others being overly covered.

In any case, I love this stuff! I'm in.
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Post by noma » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:48 am

I'm in, too. I've always wanted to do a song for a soundtrack.
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Post by Niveous » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:33 am

glennny wrote:Did we ever have completion to the 2009 concept album? Where can I hear that?

For a soundtrack it seems like it would be good to assign artists to tackle particular scenes. I fear some parts of this story being ignored, and others being overly covered.

In any case, I love this stuff! I'm in.
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But I have done 7 other concept albums you might enjoy. You can check them out here: www.last.fm/music/Zinkline/+albums :mrgreen:

As for assigning scenes, I'd rather see where people gravitate. If parts gets ignored, thems the breaks.
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Post by noma » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:53 am

This may take me a bit longer than I thought... I plan on contributing two tracks, one of them a traditional verse-chorus song and the other an instrumental theme. None of them are finished yet, though. But I'll do my best. :)
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Post by Tyler Zahnke » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:22 pm

I would like to do this. Count me in!
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Post by Niveous » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:02 am

I see I didn't mention where to send the completed tunes: iamniveous at gmail
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Post by fluffy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:08 am

Aw crud, they're due today? I haven't had a chance to work on my stuff at all and I have a few ideas for things I want to do.
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Post by Niveous » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:38 pm

Things have been very quiet on this front. I'm gonna say it was my fault for not giving a solid due date. Anyway. Olly Olly Oxen Free. Let's see how everyone did.
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