UnderScore

UnderScore

Published by: marcato brothers network
70 Episodes | First Released: Feb 13 '17 | 🇺🇸
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LH_JP
Jun 25 '19
Rating:   10
The best without question

For a long time, I resisted writing a review because I love this podcast so much I felt I couldn’t do it justice. On a personal level, I feel like I know these guys - they remind me of me and my brother and our taste in movies. On a professional level, this is the most thoughtful and best produced film music podcast out there, hands down. Marty and Will bring classroom-level analyzation to their discussions, and a pure joy for the medium that is so engaging -- even though I can’t understand most of it I still love it! My only (and I do mean only) quibble is the long gaps between episodes.

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Isaacapeltz
Jun 1 '19
Rating:   10
Brilliant analyses

These guys are a marvelous team, perhaps this could be the strongest of their podcasts, but who's counting? Love these guys, and love their work. They're smart, funny, and lovely to listen to. That being said, this is a podcast for the hardcore knowledgable, probably not for the casual listener; this is a lot of analyses and history of theoretical concepts, whereas their other main podcast is about listening and enjoying. If you're into theory and concepts, this is a great podcast for you.

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James Randorff
May 15 '19
Rating:   10
If You Love Film Music, You Need this Podcast in Your Life

Marty and Will do a fantastic job of thoroughly digging into and breaking down what makes great film music so effective and emotionally impactful. From soundtrack excerpts, to explanations with piano, to straight-up analysis, it is clear that these two love and understand film music. I always get excited when I see a new episode. Keep up the excellent work!

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clevemark
Apr 19 '19
Rating:   2
They love the sound of their own voices.

While obviously enthusiastic and knowledgeable (to a fault), the hosts of this show TALK INCESSANTLY over the music. I kept a stopwatch on hand as I listened and found that there is NOT TEN SECONDS OF UNNARRATED MUSIC to be found anywhere. Seriously guys, let the music breathe. We listen in to hear it and some intelligent analysis and discussion from you, not hyper descriptive narration. I would point you in the direction of Art Of The Score. In that podcast there are THREE music professionals analyzing film scores and the music is allowed to breathe, that is, we as listeners can actually hear an entire chuck of music and discussion and analysis. LET THE MUSIC BREATHE. Stop nattering incessantly.

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Ethan M Wong
Dec 21 '18
Rating:   10
A great podcast for all film score enthusiasts

Marty and Will really fill a need in film score discussion. Their pod goes into great detail both of the context of the thematic elements of a film and the theory behind the actual notes. As far as I know, there aren’t many pods that do this. Immediately you’ll understand what makes film score so important and how story matters so much when writing this music. These brothers are extremely knowledgeable and make their discussions easy to follow, whether you’re a fellow musician or a casual listener. My friends and I (who all encompass different backgrounds) love this show!

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delatrig
Jul 29 '18
Rating:   10
A film music podcast for musicians

I love hearing film music commentary from trained musicians who can talk the talk. Your immersive analysis and commentary are very enjoyable to listen to. I look forward to each new episode. Thanks!

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Travis from the MN
Jul 7 '18
Rating:   10
A love of movies and music!

I have never found a film score podcast (or perhaps any podcast), where the love and passion of its subject radiates so brightly from the hosts. They are knowledgable and informed about film music on a level befitting professional Hollywood composers. And having been able to actually meet and get to know them, their joy, appreciation and fervent dedication to film music is in their DNA. Will and Marty are the real deal. If you love classic John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri-style film scores, this podcast is the greatest resource a fan could hope for! It celebrates, gushes and teaches all at once.

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Matt Kenyon
Jun 28 '18
Rating:   10
Love these guys

I'm a huge fan of Karl, Will, and Marty. I originally got hooked on the Marcato Bros VGM podcast and after following them for some time, found UnderScore. I love the fact that the intricacies of some of the best scores aren't just glossed over, but really delved into from a theory and orchestration perspective. The editing is extremely well done, and examples of musical concepts are played underneath the dialogue. I trust that's Marty's doing, as the electric piano that plays most of the examples is the same one from the Marty's Corner segments of the Marcato Bros VGM podcast. Is that creepy? Well done, gents.

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Masha Soodak
Jun 13 '18
Rating:   10
Rich in history, music theory and enthusiasm

Underscore is a great podcast not just for its analysis of what makes great musical scores so wonderful, but for the hidden tales behind the composers who wrote the music. You can learn so much about the history of music, film, and the two cultures intertwined through this podcast. You also learn about music theory and how different choices composers make unlock emotions and narrative within a piece. Highly recommended for music lovers, but also film buffs.

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Hoshuya
May 28 '18
Rating:   10
Amazing

Underscore is the filmscore podcast of my dreams. Marty and Will are incredibly thorough in their treatment of each score and do a great job explaining the technical aspects of how the music is working. It’s obvious they put a tremendous amount of work into each show and I’ve learned a huge amount from them. Plus their personalities are a delight to have in your earbuds.

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