Doctor Who: Survival: music by Dominic Glyn (CD review).

September 22, 2017 | By | Reply More

It felt rather weird having a CD from the near beginning of ‘Doctor Who’ with the Daleks and then this one, ‘Doctor Who: Survival’ by Dominic Glyn from the end of the original run together, although the release date for each was weeks apart. You couldn’t get more of a contrast in how composers had to deal with musical cues for a TV series. More so as there were a lot more guitar, violin and piano rifts.

I haven’t see the story in a while but it’s an interesting reminder that there were no cat-like themes used in this musical score just tension and build-up. There’s an even match of cues that are about a minute long and several over two minutes long, with a couple at nearly five minutes. There’s also a 25th track on there which doesn’t sound very Who like.

The 8 page booklet has a page of Sophie Aldred’s appreciation for Dominic Glyn’s musical score and photos of her, Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor and one of the Cheetah people and the track details. Aldred’s comments that without the music, the actors could be even comical in their acting is a good point and Glyn’s music definitely adds a darker undertone even without the accompanying visuals and not a Master in sight.

GF Willmetts

September 2017

(pub: Silva Screen Records SILCD1537. 54 minute CD 24 tracks with 8 page booklet. Price: £12.29 (UK))

check out website: www.silvascreenmusic.com


Category: Doctor Who, Music/Audio

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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