i know it’s been a while since my analysis but it’s still absolutely fucking wild to me that the song “being different” is a combination of the first lie and the first i love you, and LITERALLY plays during will’s first lie and first i love you to mike.
like what the fuck. combining songs from seasons 2 and 3?? that played in situations that work for the context of byler?? that display a deep level of care and attention to detail over the seasons for a pairing that may well be not only the endgame of the show but also the pairing that perfectly displays the overall message of the show? that our differences are what make us unique, and it is love in all its forms that make our differences so important? that amongst all the chaos and hatred in the world, two childhood friends falling in love is not the (forgive me) strangest thing that could ever happen? it’s just so…. wow.
with what the duffers have been saying about season 4, that it’s them “peeling back the layers” and “showing their hand” to the audience, all of this just makes so much sense. it’s going to be really beautiful to watch this story come to fruition. i’m so excited :’)
y'all ever listen to One Blink for Yes and then melt into a puddle of tears over how accurately and gorgeously it encapsulates the billions of interweaving emotions and revelations and tones of the titular scene with Joyce making first contact with her son stuck somewhere she can't figure out I—
like... the tragedy of her missing son... the confirmation of him still existing... the relief, the RELIEF, THE PROOF THAT JOYCE WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG, SHE WASN'T CRAZY... the curious unease of the supernatural staining the whole of the first season, and this moment in particular... the way the articulation makes the music sound like string lights blinking from some otherworldly influence... the overwhelming joy of receiving that one blink for yes, and her pride in her son for his intelligence and strength, making it far enough to tell her he's still alive... somewhere close but still so far away... in that moment where it kicks in you can TELL she doesn't care what this means for the future, she's just so happy to have FOUND HIM even in this small, mysterious, unexplainable way. the goddamn LOVE this woman has for her CHILD—
and you can feel ALL of that in the music... fuck i'm gonna cry again... i love media scores so much!
im listening to the stranger things 4 soundtrack and oh my god okay the theme music that usually plays whenever mike, will, lucas, and dustin are introduced each season is named kids, but for this season the composers remixed it and named it teens. and the new theme sounds darker and more complex to reflect the characters’ lives as they enter adolescence, and basically lose their last remnants of childhood innocence. bc the kids are getting older, and really aren’t kids anymore, especially after all they’ve been through. i am screaming crying and throwing up
can we just quickly talk about the musical choices in stranger things?
and i don't even mean the classically curated 80s Kate Bush, The Police and so on (that shit slaps of course) but like
kyle dixon and michael stein are fucking geniuses for creating such beautiful tracks and i'm generally an absolute sucker for epic synth melodies oh my god. this one i linked is from both the scenes in season 1 where El saves Mike's ass after jumping from that cliff and in season 4 when she fights Henry in the lab. sends chills over my entire body every goddamn time
whoever is in charge for the stranger things soundtrack curation, please know i love you
music is literally so vital to every moving visual and it plays a major role in how the situations/scenes are perceived by the viewer so, this is a shoutout to whoever's in charge.
a song from a byler scene is not in the st4 score?
random but sort of interesting thing i discovered and another st score related post from me…
so i was looking through the st4 soundtrack trying to find the song that plays while mike and el hold hands at the roller rink and will skates behind them, watching them and then the camera focuses on him while the music builds. that was one of my favourite scores from the show but it is NOT IN THE SOUNDTRACK?? i mean it’s a really tiny one but such a beautiful track so idk why it wasn’t included?
i shazamed it to see if it was maybe in another seasons score but as i thought, it wasn’t? this could just be some weird coincidence but it’s interesting that for this specific scene they didn’t give us a soundtrack on spotify :(
it could be nothing, but i thought it was sort of weird
TV show song of the day: Stranger Things Theme by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein #tv #television #horror #scifi #strangerthings #Netflix #StrangerThingsTheme #KyleDixon #MichaelStein #spooktober #halloween #october
Synthwave act Super Tusker has released its debut album, Earth Noise. The 13-track effort is only $1 on Bandcamp, with 100% of proceeds being donated to the no-kill animal shelter MaxFund. It's also available on all streaming services.
Fans of Stranger Things, Vangelis, and John Carpenter, the synthesizer-based instrumental band draws inspiration from dark electronic music while fostering an upbeat, major-key ambience.
Super Tusker is the latest project from Denver, CO-based multi-instrumentalist Jacob Belcher (Its Teeth, ex-Drop Dead Gorgeous), who handles all synthesizers and programming as well as engineering, mixing, and mastering.
Stream Super Tusker’s Earth Noise in its entirety below.
Earth Noise was written throughout 2016 and 2017, but it wasn't until the pandemic hit in 2020 that Belcher was able to dedicate the time to completing the album. Appropriately, the release focuses on the beauty that the world has to offer even in dark times. Belcher explains:
I think the most important thing we can do as a species is to protect the natural world. Although I have no lyrical content, every song has a meaning and tries to convey a message. The entire focus of Super Tusker is on the Earth and the many amazing things on it.