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Green Lantern: The Animated Series [Volume 2] by Frederik Wiedmann (Review)

posted Oct 28, 2013, 8:25 PM by Kaya Savas

Frederik Wiedmann has found an amazing niche for himself as a composer amongst the DC Comics animated universe. With series like Green Lantern, Beware The Batman and the feature-length Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and upcoming Son Of Batman. Wiedmann continues his amazing work on Green Lantern with this second volume of music from the series. 

When a series continues over time you are bound to see an evolution of the creativity behind the making of it. This score is something that is very easy for listeners to note the evolving nature over the run of the series. Wiedmann’s score here in Volume 2 is more of the great writing we heard in the past release, but it’s much more refined. Instead of going for the big brash action I found there is much more nuanced compositions here. We get plenty of character moments that are accented with some wonderful ethnic instrumentation. The unique instrumentation adds a more organic touch to the pulsating action that makes up the bulk of the score. What I found more prevalent here is that there is a grander scope. By really building arcs through the tracks we get a better sense of the dramatic structure, and it’s a wonderful ride. There are more elements at play here that truly give Green Lantern its unique soundscape a boost in the right direction.

Green Lantern’s second volume of music is a wonderful continuation of the great work that Frederik Wiedmann is doing on the small screen. You will be very pleased at how the music evolved into a more character-driven journey with this volume. There is still plenty of big action tracks to be had, but with a deeper emotional pull I found this album to be even more satisfying than the last.