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Well, considering there's a lot more advanced orchestral writing in a lot of Transformers: The Game (which was composed by Jablonsky and Flood), than in many of Steve's other projects, I can't help but feel the more advanced stuff here was Flood too. Plus Flood's contribution to "Flying Battle" in D-War kind of makes him seem like the more advanced orchestra composer.Any idea about Bobby's credits here Hybrid? ASCAP doesn't list anything for the specific album cues and I got no idea what to search for regarding session names. Bobby is credited on the "Outlander Theme" though, so does that mean that every cue with the main theme present he should be credited?If you have no idea what exactly Flood contributed to the cues then theres not much reason to be sad about it.Credits for Jay Flood taken from his soundcloud: <br><br>Divine Magic Kingdom (Prelude)<br>Blessing (Annette Raleigh Theme)<br>Wonderland (Mark Theme)<br><br>Kind of sad to see "Blessing" and "Wonderland" were at least partially composed by Flood instead of Jablonsky, as those were the most rich, unique, and impressively composed.Some credits for Jay Flood taken from his soundcloud: Flashback, and Flying Battle<br><br>Sadly no credits for Pieter A. Schlosser that I've been able to find...
The greatest thing that could happen, if Katsuhiro Otomo, who returns after very long 15 years break, reunited with Steve for his new anime «Orbital Era». I don't know the story behind the creation of «Steamboy» and how Steve get that job, but this was one of the best works of Jablosnky and my favorite. <br><br>It could be the greatest joy to hear Steve in full-orchestral mod and in anime-project like this.<br><br>I know, that all of this is a long shot and almost imposible, but you never know how things could turn.I am still surprised that "X-SS" isn't inserted into "Gap." That is easily the best iteration of the main theme.This is seems like HBO wanting to get Djawadi and couldn't get him so they get the guy next door. <br><br>Honestly, they should have gone for Wallfisch or Harry Gregson-Williams (probably too busy with Mulan).Poor Micheal thinks Mikeal's response is simple disagreement when it contains sentences like;<br><br>"Also film music doesn’t have to sound like it’s from the 1960’s all the time." Implying that's the only music Edmund likes.<br><br>Also, poor Micheal thinks pages can't have any other discussion other than the movies on them! (Plus, considering the fact that Balfe does do projects in a short time span all the time, it's not exactly negative to point out that producers hire him for that task too much.)Poor Edmund thinks disagreeing is having a go !thought this page was about crawl and the music by Aruj and Steffen????they did a great job and the film was fun.
Been a while since one of Balfe's paid (or unpaid?) shills had a go at me. I'm almost nostalgic. :pEdmund maybe listen and watch the show first before being negative about it?Nice strawmanning there MikealTypical Edmund response!!<br>Balfe doesn’t always write the most amazing scores but when he does it’s the best.if Balfe was only “good enough” why do the world top directors want to work with him ????????<br>Also film music doesn’t have to sound like it’s from the 1960’s all the time.Balfe seems to choose projects that don’t always require big melodies all the time.Zaras a girl and I agree with Edmund there is some sine signals and noise in the upper register that is noticeable in some cues. But that's the nature of the media it was recorded on. <br><br>You could use a spectral repair tool and non-destructive noise removal tool to fix them, such as those found in iZotope RX<br>
so only you can hear it eh? Zaralyth? that you? lolWhile I'm sure the Lorne haters will be unhappy, I was very excited today to learn that Mr. Balfe is composing the score for the BBC's new "His Dark Materials" series (adaption of the same book that guided the 2007 film "The Golden Compass", composed by Desplat). I think there might actually be enough emotional material in this project to have Lorne finally write some melodies again! :)Has anyone noticed a high-pitched whining in the background of some tracks? It's particularly bad in the mid-section of "Witt in Brig/Tall and Quintard", from about 4 minutes onwards. It's such a high frequency that I bet a lot of people wouldn't hear it (including the QA team at LLL, I guess), but I can and it's really debilitating.Yeah it's an underwhelming choice for me. Balfe feels like the guy you get when you want "good enough", or when you need a score turned over in a really short time. Doesn't speak to much ambition on the showrunners' part when it comes to the music in this series. I'm sure it won't be bad, but I doubt it will be amazing.Heh, if it's anything like the 1994 score, then you'll be waiting a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time.
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Crysis 2 (VG) (Limited)
Label: La-La Land Records
Length: 97'15
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CD1
  1. Crysis 2 - Intro (3:09)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  2. Insertion (3:38)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  3. Battery Park (3:23)
    Borislav Slavov
  4. New York - Aftermath (2:44)
    Borislav Slavov
  5. No Escape (2:30)
    Tilman Sillescu
  6. Close Encounter (2:00)
    Tilman Sillescu
  7. SOS New York (2:05)
    Borislav Slavov
  8. Chase (2:26)
    Borislav Slavov
  9. Under Assault (2:00)
    Tilman Sillescu
  10. Crynet - Shoot Him Down! (2:07)
    Borislav Slavov
  11. Sneak And Shoot (3:34)
    Borislav Slavov
  12. Gate Keepers (2:19)
    Borislav Slavov
  13. Rampage (1:54)
    Tilman Sillescu
  14. Nanosuit 2 - Crynet Systems (1:17)
    Borislav Slavov
  15. Rising Spear (1:12)
    Borislav Slavov
  16. Dead Man Walking (2:05)
    Tilman Sillescu
  17. Contamination (2:24)
    Borislav Slavov
  18. Sinister Breed (2:02)
    Tilman Sillescu
  19. Dystopian Nightmares (2:06)
    Tilman Sillescu
  20. Catastrophic Beauty (2:02)
    Tilman Sillescu
  21. Semper Fi (1:58)
    Tilman Sillescu
CD2
  1. Flooded Streets - Aquarium (1:25)
    Borislav Slavov
  2. In Obsurum (2:19)
    Tilman Sillescu
  3. Devastation (1:39)
    Tilman Sillescu
  4. Shadowzone (2:27)
    Tilman Sillescu
  5. Alien Suite (2:06)
    Borislav Slavov
  6. Unsafe Haven (1:56)
    Tilman Sillescu
  7. Terminal Escape (0:59)
    Borislav Slavov
  8. Under The Clock (1:51)
    Tilman Sillescu
  9. Morituri (2:19)
    Tilman Sillescu
  10. Intersection (1:33)
    Tilman Sillescu
  11. Times Square - Evacuation (1:59)
    Borislav Slavov
  12. Burning Night (1:32)
    Borislav Slavov
  13. Resolution (Reprise) (2:06)
    Borislav Slavov
  14. Eye Of The Storm (2:27)
    Borislav Slavov
  15. New York (2:37)
    Borislav Slavov
  16. Our Only Hope (4:35)
    Borislav Slavov
  17. Out Of The Ashes (1:59)
    Tilman Sillescu
  18. Alien Logo (0:44)
    Tilman Sillescu
  19. The End Of The Beginning (2:01)
    Borislav Slavov
  20. Walk In The Park (2:01)
    Tilman Sillescu
  21. Epilogue (3:18)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  22. One Way In (1:21)
    Borislav Slavov
  23. Nano-Catalyst (0:49)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  24. Invaders (1:27)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  25. Under Siege (0:50)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
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T-Mann036 reply Replies: 22 || 2011-04-24 17:31:34
Two more days until the La-La Land release of Crysis 2!!!!

Evenstar reply Replies: 22 || 2011-04-26 10:08:37
official announce

Presenting the original score soundtrack to the new EA videogame CRYSIS 2, the sequel to one of the greatest shooter games ever. Renowned Academy-Award Winning ® composer Hans Zimmer (RANGO, INCEPTION, GLADIATOR, SHERLOCK HOLMES) crafts themes to create a propulsive musical experience, enhancing spectacular gameplay that features futuristic war, gorgeous destruction and the chance to kick alien butt on the grandest stage of all, New York City! It’s a powerful, cinematically lush collection of music by composers Borislov Slavov, Tilman Sillescu, Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe. A dynamic stand-alone listen – and a must for gamers, soundtrack enthusiasts and music fans alike. Album produced by Steve Schnur, Raphaella Lima and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson. CD Booklet features a short Q&A with Hans Zimmer and comments from Borislov Slavov and Tilman Sillescu.



TRACK LISTING:

Disc One:

1. Crysis 2 - Intro* (3:09)
2. Insertion* (3:38)
3. Battery Park** (3:23)
4. New York - Aftermath** (2:44)
5. No Escape*** (2:30)
6. Close Encounter*** (2:00)
7. SOS New York** (2:05)
8. Chase** (2:26)
9. Under Assault*** (2:00)
10. Crynet - Shoot Him Down!** (2:07)
11. Sneak and Shoot** (3:34)
12. Gate Keepers** (2:19)
13. Rampage*** (1:54)
14. Nanosuit 2 - Crynet Systems** (1:17)
15. Rising Spear** (1:12)
16. Dead Man Walking*** (2:05)
17. Contamination** (2:24)
18. Sinister Breed*** (2:02)
19. Dystopian Nightmares*** (2:06)
20. Catastrophic Beauty*** (2:02)
21. Semper Fi*** (1:58)

RUNNING TIME: 49:26

Disc TWO:

1. Flooded Streets - Aquarium** (1:25)
2. In Obscurum*** (2:19)
3. Devastation*** (1:39)
4. Shadowzone*** (2:27)
5. Alien Suite** (2:06)
6. Unsafe Haven*** (1:56)
7. Terminal Escape** (:59)
8. Under the Clock*** (1:51)
9. Morituri*** (2:19)
10. Intersection*** (1:33)
11. Times Square - Evacuation** (1:59)
12. Burning Night** (1:32)
13. Resolution (reprise)** (2:06)
14. Eye of the Storm** (2:27)
15. New York** (2:37)
16. Our Only Hope** (4:35)
17. Out of the Ashes*** (1:59)
18. Alien Logo*** (:44)
19. The End of the Beginnng** (2:01)
20. Walk in the Park*** (2:01)
21. Epilogue* (3:18)
22. One Way In** (1:21)
23. Nano-Catalyst* (:49)
24. Invaders* (1:27)
25. Under Siege* (:50)

RUNNING TIME: 49:15

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 98:41

Composed by: *-Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe ** - Borislav Slavov *** - Tilman Sillescu

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 22 || 2011-05-04 04:54:19
4 out of 5. Although I truly love Zimmer & Balfe's Modern Warfare 2, I thought the Crysis 2 official soundtrack is one of the greatest video game soundtrack ever made. 46 tracks on 2 discs!

Bondo reply Replies: 29 || 2011-04-25 05:22:11
New interview detailing Zimmer's involvement:

http://www.squareenixmusic.com/features/interviews/crysis2.s html


tomPoland2011-04-25 09:30:48
Like I said - 3 tracks out of 46. Zimmer score indeed.


Adrian2011-04-25 10:28:38
@ TomPoland

Isn't the front cover very correct about this?


Bondo2011-04-26 20:51:46
Unless my math is off, I count five (5)...


tomPoland2011-05-07 09:23:18
OK, I counted track unlocked during the game. My bad.


Nick2011-10-06 19:24:02
well your all wrong there are 6 tracks total that hans and his team contributed maybe you should pay closer attention before saying something like that in future just a thought.


Prott2011-10-06 19:40:14
Nick: There are around 18 Hans/Lorne/RCP tracks in the final game (nearly every loading screen has a unique track) + Prophet's Journey (trailer) + Insertion (main menu) + another track for the story trailer. .-)


Nick2011-10-08 20:28:18
Prott: Yeah i know that I'm talking about what we got with the cd's because that's what were talking about i know exactly how much in reality he and his team contributed and i know what your saying but thanks i already know as stated.

I'm just a little dissapointed they didn't bother to include a 3rd disc with the rest of the music they did, i mean 6 tracks really..really c'mon La La Land you do great stuff and I'm impressed with the music created by Borislav Slovov and Tilman but c'mon you could of given us the whole package instead of most but oh well.

Robert reply Replies: 22 || 2011-12-21 22:56:50
If you like the Soundtrack go and Vote for Crysis 2 Music at GameSpot Reader's choice Award 2011:

gamespot(dot)com/best-of-2011-special/awards/index.html?page =10

write Crysis 2 in the search window at the bottom of the page.

lord reply Replies: 22 || 2011-12-22 01:33:04
the insertion and epilougy and the game menu music which was composed by hans is extraordinary and also all of the tracks were abselutly fantastic.

Bondo reply Replies: 22 || 2012-06-21 11:31:03
Any word on whether or not Zimmer or Balfe or anyone else will be working on the new CRYSIS 3 game score?

SB reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
available for pre-order on itunes for only $3.99!! and there's a tracklist and breakdown of who composed what!

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
Indeed SB, thanks for the tip!

I'm not gonna post the tracklist here, because Hybrid hates that :P

But for those who want to know, three tracks are credited to Zimmer and the rest (12 tracks) to Borislav Slavov and Tilman Sillescu respectivly. The ones who want to see it for themselves should change their iTunes store to the American one. Of course, you can't buy it there, but you can at least check it.

al bundy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
Tracklist and Composers.
amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004PMHQCY/ref=nosim/filmmusikinf o-21
looks like Hans Zimmer didn't compose that much.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
@ al bundy,

Zimmer could have written the themes and helped those other dudes out, that means he's like everywhere. Like Hybrid said earlier, 'it's complicated'. Plus,he is credited to three songs on this compilation, perhaps he wrote more for the game, but the rest isn't included on this disc/ release.

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-05 00:00:00
I'm playing the multiplayer demo insanely often - can't wait for soundtrack and actual game!

izellajos reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-05 00:00:00
agree with SPF Studios

SPF Studios reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-26 00:00:00
In actuality, the video game score is composed by both Zimmer & Balfe. I hope their music are as epic as Modern Warfare 2.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-23 00:00:00
But his name is on the cover.
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There's no cover yet, idiot, besides Hans doesn't only compose just the theme....
He compose other music than the theme.
Now..... Shut Up.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-22 00:00:00
Zimmer should refuse this kind of offers. People now belive that Zimmer is composer of the entire thing and Slavov, Askew and Silescu are somewhere in the background. Same as MW2 - Zimmer just direct army of composers but his name is on the cover.

Shame, Mr Zimmer.

Trav reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-22 00:00:00
It seems clear that Slavov and Silescu did every track other than Insertion, Epilogue and the unknown one that plays during the newest trailer called "Dead Men Walking"

Those three tracks all sound very similar and sound very much like Balfes work. I would guess the Game Developers wanted to get Zimmers name attached, so they listed a few tracks as "The Main Theme" so they could do so

Now with all that said, that song from the new trailer.....what is it called? It is so good!!!! I will buy it right now if it's available somewhere

tomPoland reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
Like TRON Legacy - they lent them studio or samples from Balfe's computer and now they saying that Zimmer worked on this one. Impossible, Zimmer or Balfe couldn't do something like Insertion, it's too good.

I wish Zimmer stop putting his hands into everything. Good music defends itself and don't need that RCP PR!

Marcus reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
I found this news on squareenixmusic.com: "Borislav Slavov and Tilman Sillescu Take Lead Roles on Crysis 2", here:

http://www.squareenixmusic.com/musicnews2.php?subaction=show full&id=1298071702&archive=&start_from=&ucat=7&

It confirms Slavov and Sillescu as main Crysis2 composers, but at the end it gives a small hint on Zimmer as composer for "the main themes". So Zimmer definitely seems to be involved in the soundtrack.

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
Prott is right. Zimmer reinvented himself a LOT, but his style is always the same. Just the arrangement and instrumentation varies.
The gamerip of Crysis 2 does not show any RCP symbols except maybe 1-2 tracks. But most action scores share some similarity with RCP nowadays.
I'm very curious too about this release.

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
Tim: Yes, Zimmer reinvented himself numerous times, but you can still recognize his style.

I`m curious how this release turns out! :)

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
I haven't even heard any bit of this score and I don't want to before the games or the soundtracks official release! Speculations and rumors are a funny thing but I prefer to know what's going on. I mean look at Zimmers work - he has reinvented himself various times. Did anyone of yours expect such surprises like Sherlock Holmes or Inception? Sure, the only thing I have to do is writing a Jablonsky-like piece of very rythmic music heavily focused on bases, cellos and french horns mixed up with cool electronic elements for getting comments like "that sounds very RCP to me"...why can't you just wait? :P

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
I think only the first track show some similarities with Zimmer. (the Inception like sound design, and few samples) The rest of the score doesn't sound anything RCP to me. So maybe after the beta got leaked, Crytek got the score rejected, or i don't know, but weird case indeed! :)

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
In a couple of weeks we will be sure anyway :)

fara reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
hahahaha that was good hybrid :P

but yes, i trust you the most here and i know that you had contact with lorne for this question, but still it's just weird that there are now two parties who fights and say that they are the composers.

The first and last track is Zimmer, i can really hear that, the rest remembers me of Lorne. I don't know about Boris etc, but still the action cues doesn't sound a lot like RCP.

The question is just, WHAT have done RCP here? Just those two tracks? The production maybe? Worked like supervisors? Like with Daft Punk and Tron?

It would be really great to have from both parties now a clarification. It's really weird, like a kindergarden :P No it's my score. Noooooooooo i have composed it. Oh Nooooo it was meeeheheheeeeeee!!!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
Well I can tell you HZ's team worked on it...

It's not a credit I read, I ASKED Lorne Balfe !


Unless he's gone crazy & ready for mental hospital, he does know what's he's worked on so far ! :D

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
well, maybe boris & campbell's score has been rejected after the video was finished. that's my theory. I'm as confused as you :S

fara reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
so what's going on here now. who is the composer? why do boris and campbell say that they are the composers and on the other side the same from zimmer and lorne?

probably just a marketing-thing with zimmers name on the score to sell more and to reach more people :/

ennaeus reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
42 traack is a terrific

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