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#1 Rich Douglas

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:23 PM

Hello all,

It's been a good while since I've done any bond related music... well since, my Golden Bullet album. That being said, I had an amazing idea about two weeks ago while going through some oddities of my bond collection. Back in the early 90s, a bond comic series (spread across 3 books) called Serpents Tooth was released to the masses. It had some very quirky elements, but at the same time... while flipping through said books, now almost 20 years later, I noticed that there were quite a few scenes that were quite ripe for scoring. I also felt that this provide a great chance for me to sort of re-invent my sound as a bond fan composer now that Newman has been brought on to score Skyfall. So without further delay, here is the first piece of music from my Serpents Tooth series with (hopefully) many more to follow as I get em done. They'll be posted here rather than starting a new thread.

This score will be kept fairly traditional with little to no usage of electronic elements. In fact the first track is devoid of any contemporary instruments whatsoever (save for the guitar of course).

If you plan on using this in fan projects I'd appreciate a credit and a plug of my website http://www.richdouglas.net

All tracks can be downloaded here (complete with correct ID3 tags):
http://richdouglas.n.../serpentstooth/

Track 1 - Gunbarrel and Sinking The Sub:
http://richdouglas.net/bond/SerpentsTooth_Gunbarrel_SinkingTheSub_RD.mp3

Track 2 - A Little Interference
Listed farther down in the thread

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#2 Leo R.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:41 PM

Hello all,

It's been a good while since I've done any bond related music... well since, my Golden Bullet album. That being said, I had an amazing idea about two weeks ago while going through some oddities of my bond collection. Back in the early 90s, a bond comic series (spread across 3 books) called Serpents Tooth was released to the masses. It had some very quirky elements, but at the same time... while flipping through said books, now almost 20 years later, I noticed that there were quite a few scenes that were quite ripe for scoring. I also felt that this provide a great chance for me to sort of re-invent my sound as a bond fan composer now that Newman has been brought on to score Skyfall. So without further delay, here is the first piece of music from my Serpents Tooth series with (hopefully) many more to follow as I get em done. They'll be posted here rather than starting a new thread.


Nice stuff, Rich! And a great gunbarrel, as always. Looking forward to hear more!

#3 Eric Stromberg

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:59 AM

You went and scored Serpent's Tooth?!

You are the man, Rich. I look forward to listening to it soon. Never would have seen it coming.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:30 PM

You are one talented fellow. That was very enjoyable. Now, I'll have to dig out my comic for the full effect.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:03 PM

very cool Rich! Well done as always!! Keep em' coming!! :)

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:43 AM

I didn't know such a comic book existed!

The first piece sounds genuinely stunning, you should keep the rest in this tone, largely without electroncis.

#7 Rich Douglas

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:57 PM

Thanks all.... having tons of fun with this little project! They're very quirky Gk... but worth picking up. You can find the complete 3 book set on ebay for $6 to $10.

Just finished up the second track in my Serpents Tooth series, and have also scanned the appropriate pages to go along with the music to help set it up :). Enjoy!

Once again, these tracks can all be downloaded via the link listed in the first post.

Track 2 - A Little Interference:


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#8 sharpshooter

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:45 AM

I didn't know such a comic book existed!

I've had the third volume of Serpent's Tooth for years. Wouldn't mind getting the previous two for a bit of harmless fun, actually.

#9 x007AceOfSpades

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:59 PM

I have to say, Rich, I've downloaded all your music and I love every Bit of it!

#10 deth

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:50 PM

Fantastic! Looking forward to hearing more!!

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:08 PM

The gunbarrel was fantastic!

#12 Double-0-7

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

Any time I come across Rich Douglas music, it is a good day. Fantastic work as usual, Rich!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:15 AM

Rich,

"Sinking The Sub" was a bit too much "Capsule In Space" for me. However, "A Little Interference" seemed a much more deft touch and I really loved the way you ended it. Caught me by surprise in a good way. Cheers.

#14 Jeff007

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:31 AM

Love it!

#15 The Shark

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

Nice work. "Sinking The Sub" sounds straight out of OCTOPUSSY. The first half, at least.

#16 Rich Douglas

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:16 PM

Thanks all! Started work on the car chase last weekend... have some good ideas, just need to find the time to flesh them out! Stay tuned, more soonish.

#17 Eric Stromberg

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:55 AM

Send it to Paul Gulacy, the artist for this book. (And one of the best ever.) Met him once and he loved working on this project. I bet he'd appreciate this. Maybe you could reach him via his website.

#18 marktmurphy

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:04 PM

A fun thing to do would be to make one of those motion comic things and pop it on youtube.

#19 Harmsway

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:22 PM

Really fine stuff so far, Rich.

#20 Von Hammerstein

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:21 PM

Outstanding as usual, sir.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:33 AM

Thanks all! Started work on the car chase last weekend... have some good ideas, just need to find the time to flesh them out! Stay tuned, more soonish.

Thanks all! Started work on the car chase last weekend... have some good ideas, just need to find the time to flesh them out! Stay tuned, more soonish.

Hello, Rich!

Great stuff again, man.
Loved the golden Bullet score too.
Maybe you could tell me were to get ur other Bond music work, Rich?
I lost that great B.S.L.T.W score, which one I really liked.
Keep up the good work.

#22 Harmsway

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

Has this project stalled out? If so, it's a shame, since I really dig what you've turned out so far, Rich.

#23 Rich Douglas

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:34 AM

Nope, hasn't stalled out....life and constant work have just slowed me down. Never fear, more coming sooner than you might think. In fact, I've almost finished the Lima car chase cue and believe me when I say its definitely some of the best bond action material I've done to date! Stay tuned.

Devlin, I'll see if I can dig up my bsltw score. If I can, I'll remaster it and post a new thread.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:48 PM

Here is the 3rd piece in my serpents tooth series... I'll get to more when time permits. As usual, this and the other two pieces can be downloaded here: http://richdouglas.n.../serpentstooth/

Track 3 - Resourceful Girl (contains portions of The James Bond Theme)
http://richdouglas.net/bond/serpentstooth/SerpentsTooth_3_ResourcefulGirl_RD.mp3

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#25 Harry Fawkes

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:22 AM

Hi Rich. As usual you really come up with the goods. Wonderful music. Gunbarrel and sinking the sub were breathtaking! Thanks for the great work.

'A little interference' is a classic!

Resourceful Girl takes me back to the eighties Bond feel I don't know why. I love it. There is a hard edge to the music.

#26 Harmsway

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:40 AM

So glad to see this project didn't hit a dead end. Best track yet.

#27 DamnCoffee

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:44 AM

Oh my goodness. This is amazing!

#28 Rich Douglas

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:16 PM

About to finish a 5 minute cue for the Paradiso Industries scene....man its turning out great!! The cue even references two of my favorite cues, one from OHMSS and an epic rousing rendition of a piece from AVTAK. Thrilling stuff and both hold up very nicely in an updated sense. Stay tuned!

#29 Rich Douglas

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

Here it is :)

All tracks can be downloaded HERE

Track 4 - Alive, Only If Possible
(features portions of Gumbolds Safe Break and Snow Job by John Barry)

http://richdouglas.net/bond/serpentstooth/SerpentsTooth_4_AliveOnlyIfPossible_RD.mp3

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#30 Casino007Royale2

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

Rich, the use of "Snow Job" in that last track was mind-blowing. It gives the tune such a dark vibe and its brilliant!




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