Urgent + Whimsical

I came across the score of Maniac while letting Spotify run free to finding tracks that have a similar DNA (whatever that means) to Daniel Pemberton's 'Visions Brooklyn 1, 2, 3' and after going through a lot of big cinematic sounds by clicking refresh...I eventually came across 'Out Of Nothing, Everything' which is the first track of Dan Romer's score for the opening season.


I don't think I'd been paying attention to the score (or I might have had the volume down), but now...listening to it by itself, it's surprising. Though it does follow the tone of the show: ominous (though isn't it part of the bulk of Science Fiction titles?) with sprinkles of whimsy.


Initially, I thought it was the layers of Marimba and Vibes that were the centre of the sound design, but once I got to track #4 (Owen), I realised that it was the cello that was the star. And yes, I did think that the cello kind of represented Owen Milgrim (played by Jonah Hill), the protagonist.



  • Track #1 - Out of Nothing, Everything
  • Track #2 - Annie
  • Track #3 - Lost Without Connection
  • Track #9 - Describe Your Emotional State
  • Track #11 - We're Gonna Get You Out of Here



If there's someone I'd be keen on to hear do the next Marvel title it's Dan Romer.


As for the show itself, I actually came across it in script form. Upon reading it, I was intrigued enough (it didn't help that there weren't any more scripts ---- wouldn't that be great!?), and when I got a chance to watch the season, a number of episodes in made me realise that this is the sort of show that I would enjoy more hearing from someone who is more of a target psychographic compared to me.






How about you? Are there specific 'urgent yet whimsical' combinations that come to mind? :)










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(Continuing with the gif from this entry. It's my favourite siblings from Season 1 of Rectify)

Feeling the feels with you,

PS: Look for the online link to this message
to see the gif! If it doesn't
show up, you can grab the link from the archive.

PPS: I've decided to do away looking for gif fillers
within the entry and just focus on finding photos
for each entry header (bye bye my bench photo!). The
photo for this entry
is courtesy of Hans Splinter.
I've selected that specific photo to represent 'odd'
(as whimsical can also be considered 'odd'). :)

PPPS: Because I have been asked if there is a playlist that has all
the discoveries from the project...I have obliged. If you spot a track that
doesn't have a corresponding may have yet to be scheduled.
I know! I should put together a YouTube Playlist too as a number of
live performances are quite different from the studio version.

PPPPS: If you prefer taking me with you, I have started a podcast 
where I talk about the tracks in previous entries
. For the script, you can 
find it here

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