Whilst preparing for the third Geigertek album, "Soundtrack For City Living", I was listening to a lot of John Barry scores and I think this very much came through in the album, particularly the track "Devil may Care" and a lot of the string arrangements throughout.
I'm now in the process of writing music for the fourth Geigertek album (which, if you've been following this blog, you will know is to be called "Hollow Sun") and the process is being influenced another T.V./film score writer - Barry Gray.
Barry Gray was an English musician and composer, best known for his work for Gerry Anderson. He was born on the 18th July 1908 in Lancashire and died on the 26th April 1984 on the island of Guernsey.
I'm loving the over-the-top orchestrations with the contrasting woodwind/string interludes and I suspect this style may find it's way into aspects of "Hollow Sun" as the album's underlying theme is a bit sci-fi ;-)
Check out some of the YouTube sequences below to sample the delights of Barry Gray and I hope you feel the wonder and magic of his unique and instantly recognisable style.