Today, our song is . . .
"The Tale of Tormak" from LEGO Legends of Chima
Composed by Anthony Lledo
In case you don't know, Legends of Chima was a three-season show that featured anthropomorphic animal tribes. While some of the stuff was kinda New Age-ish, it was a decent show. I'd still like to finish it to see how it ended.
The music, however, is absolutely fantastic! It's far more mature than what you'd think would play in a kid's TV show. The track I chose for today is one of my favorites from the two soundtracks.
Because I haven't seen much of the third season yet, where this song plays, I have no idea what the tale in question is even about. I love the movement between the three moods in the music. It starts off with something quieter and suspicious. Then it changes to sorrowful, with a beautiful flute playing a mournful tune. The rest of the track is hopeful and adventurous, making it a very well-round piece of music.
But if I simply played this song for you without telling you where it's from, would you guess an animated LEGO show? I don't think so, and the genius of it. Music helps so much in creating a story on the big screen, and the maturity in Chima's soundtrack adds depth to the whole thing. In fact, LEGO has always composed mature music for their movies and shows--from what I've seen and heard, anyway.. Even The LEGO Movie soundtrack, the bounciest, "childish" one, has the right "adult" tunes at the right moments.
If you haven't listened to or bought any of LEGO's scores, I highly encourage you to. They're some of my favorites, and I'll definitely be featuring more of them on my blog. Not all of the Chima tracks are available on YouTube, but they are all on Spotify. Just thought I'd mention that. The same goes for the Ninjago show's music as well.
What did you think of this track? Better than what you thought it would be? Have you listened to any of the LEGO soundtracks before? Do you have a favorite LEGO movie or TV show?