Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"The Last Man On Earth" By Mark Mothersbaugh


Will Forte's "The Last Man On Earth" is off to a great start with a great cast of Forte himself and the always hilarious Kristen Schaal - I knew nothing about this show going in, other than that it had a pretty high metacritic score for a network show and that it starred Forte, which was enough for me as I have yet to see him in something that isn't brilliant - throughout the first two episodes I kept noticing how forward thinking the music is: lots of fresh, kooky ideas that match the picture perfectly; it hangs back enough not to become obstructive but places just the right sonic elements around the images of Forte driving an RV through an empty dystopian America; and it maintains enough absurdity for a comedy. The credits roll and of course the composer is the great Mark Mothersbaugh, who started a second career years ago as an a list film composer.

It's expertly shot, vibrant and colorful; it has the aforementioned great score and solid cast: I look forward to hearing and seeing more.

4 comments:

  1. Hi, do you know the name of the song everytime something touching happens in almost every episode?
    e.g. episode 2- when Carol found out that Phil fixed the tomatoes farm
    episode 3- at 12:25 when Phil discovered Carol's wedding preparation
    Episode 13- 20:13 when Phil and carol drove off into the sunset
    Would really appreciate your help! :)

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  2. Hi Peter, it's almost certainly part of the Mothersbaugh score, although I couldn't tell you the name of it specifically. You'll probably have to wait until they release a soundtrack to get your hands on it.

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  3. I would like to know the name of the music piece at the close of season 2 episode 1. I would like to hear more of it.

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  4. It sounds like more original music by Mark Mothersbaugh, who is the show's main composer. You most likely wouldn't be able to hear more of it unless they happen to release a soundtrack, which they probably won't. But there's plenty of great Mark Mothersbaugh soundtracks you can listen to here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5sEDTHJJyDEWVFx99hGSIb

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