Since: Dec 04, 2007
Hi Blake, overall the score seems well arranged/orchestrated to me. There is an identifiable theme, which develops through the score, good range of dynamics, and I feel the music portrays emotion quite nicely. The theme is fairly simple, but movie music tends to be that way. This is not a negative thing, merely an observation. I feel there is a kind of elegance in simplicity.
On the mix itself, (and this could just be the limitation of my own room that I'm hearing) the low end does sound a little boomy, and I think that could be tightened up a little more. Maybe around 100hz to 200hz region. Individual instruments to look at would be the piano, which sounds a little bit muffled to me, the pizzicato contrabass sounds a little forward to me where it comes in, and the low-end strings (cello/contrabass) could be backed off a smidge in general where the dynamics crescendo.
However, I feel as the overall mix exists, it has a very warm sound to it, I just feel the low-end is just a tad bit overpowering in a couple spots. I do not feel that it is a big issue, and it still sounds pretty good to me as it is.
The rest sounds nice to me; upper strings/brass/percussion/winds all sound pretty good to me, and they sit nicely in the mix.
Anyway, take my analysis with a grain of salt. I am in a pretty small room, and bass frequencies tend to be emphasized quite a bit in my room, so it could be fine as is.