This week’s cue comes from the film The F-Zone, wherein an innocent businessman’s life is ruined by the IRS. (Perhaps a bit topically premature for January, but I figure I’ll want to play more cheerful music when tax season does roll around.)
When recording this cue, I found that due to a timing change it was one measure too long. Having no time to rethink the music while standing in front of 60-some-odd very expensive session players, I simply lopped off the first bar. This gave the cue’s opening a dissonant, off-balance feel that I like better than the more on-the-nose intro I’d originally written. Chalk one up for serendipity!
Fabulous multi-instrumentalist Jon Clarke plays the english horn solo at the close of the cue.
(Click on the play button to stream, or the cue title to download.)