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Just saw Maleficent 2. There is a lot more Newton Howard in the movoe than there is on album.<br>I actually can't really understand why they didn't include the reprise of The Christening (the dinner scene) & the finale in the movie.<br><br>Zanelli's score is wonderful and I love it very much. But would have loved this on albumI can't imagine how someone likes Balfe's part over Richters. As you said Thomas, Richters work sounds more like suites, and Balfes work is written more to picture. BUT, it sounds to me also like a typical RCP-work with Hans. While Hans gives the direction with his suites and melodies, Balfe and co are adapting those suites to the specific scenes and writing some "new" stuff to fill any gap if there is any need of it, so they become additional composers in the credits.<br><br>And here, we have the same. Richter shows the direction and some cues are real intense and beautiful. Balfes parts sounding like a gap-filler. I don't want to talk bad about Balfe, he's a composing machine, but still i can't find anything remarkable on those parts and so i can't understand how Richters work hasn't been used but instead the more colorless cues from Balfes part :/<br><br>Again, don't feel insulted guys, it's just my sensationBalfe’s part is the best I think.<br>It also seems written to picture instead of just long suites.<br>My understanding is the Balfe wrote half of the score but the album doesn’t seem to represent that for some reason.I really liked Richter’s score over balfesI listened Max Richter for years. He is the kind of select or minority composer who does his solo works and soundtrack for movies not so famous. <br>His solo works are really really good with quintet and piano and voice. "on the nature of daylight" is definitely the best. <br>His sountrack is not good as his solo, to be honest. I think "the Leftovers" (2014-2017, HBO series), "Miss Slaone" (2016) and "Mary Queen of Scots" (2019) are cool.<br>If you need some peaceful music for meditation or good sleep, listen to his work.
Richter did his recording in january and june 2019. The Director himself is a fan of Richter, so the deadline and director are not the reason.<br>It seemed that producers were not satisfied with Richter's music and they wanted something new, that's why they got Lorne. It turned out Lorne brought a very limited new...@Cercei<br>Hybrid can definitely answer that best. Richter’s score is used (alongside Balfe’s material) as well as some source pieces. If I remember correctly it’s a mish-mash of the two.I do know that piece, it’s very pretty. I’ll check out his other works, thanks for the recommendation. In terms of minimalism I really am into Brian Eno at the moment. His “Music For Airports” and “The Lovely Bones” are excellent if you like more introspective music.btw, you're saying Lorne recomposed and reworked the entire score. as i haven't seen the movie yet, did the producers end up with not using richters score for it at all and just used the score from Lorne?thanks for your information. but i actually don't understand why they have done that. i've heard now Lornes cues and Richters cues. all those cues from Lorne, they sound very similiar to that what Richter composed, but somehow with less melodies. And you really have to work hard to not use fewer melodies then Richter, as he's a minimalist at its best ^^ with that being said, i can't hear any groundbreaking differences from Lornes part, so what was their idea on hiring it and getting the same style of music, but in a more "light" version? :/
i really admire Max Richters work, he isn't that new in this scene. his style is that repeating minimalism. maybe you've heard once the cue "on the nature of daylight" which was used a lot by many other movies. his last score which knocked me out was "Hostiles". such an emotional and intense score, you need to hear that, and probably see the movie as well (with Christian Bale). <br><br>Really surprised at this album, I’ve never really heard anything from Max Richter but I really like what he ended up writing for this score. It surprisingly flows well for a stand alone listen. It’s funny that the producers wanted a different approach, I think Richter nailed it.<br><br>Balfe’s contribution is excellent as well, I particularly like that repeating chord progression (which is starting to become one of his trademarks considering how many times he has used it). It’s disappointing that they didn’t include more of his contribution though, since he apparently rewrote the entire score.Lorne said in his Twitter, the first album for His Dark Materials come 3rd November, no date, for the moment, for the second album.Was the producersi haven't understood the fact, that Lorne was involved in this. Can someone explain it for me? Was the director not satisfied with Richters music? Was the deadline too near? Or what was the reason why they have brought Lorne to this project?
"The Wanderer", "Event Horizon", "You Have To Let Me Go" and "Tuesday (Voiceless)" = WOW WOW WOW!!!Zanelli is no James Newton Howard, but he did a fantastic job with writing a large scale fantasy score. I’ll even say that, while I think the first Maleficent is stronger overall, I personally like the action writing better here. Also 2 little things I’ve noticed;<br><br>1. The new theme here sounds fairly similar to the Father/Son tune from KFP3<br>2. 2:20-3:30 sounds like it may have been temped from the finale of Fantastic Beasts. (Or maybe I’m just crazy lol)Great work of Zanelli, if is not as good like JNH's Maleficent, is a tremendous work, with a terrific writing and orchestrations, even the most tender parts are terrific.It’s definitely Balfe. I’ve seen the film for the second time two weeks ago so my memory is kind of hazy but luckily I decided to record the end credits for reference and I think it plays in Balfe’s section / variation of one of his themes played on a solo string instrument. <br><br>I think we got most of Richter cues as it was mainly his release. I feel that Lorne has moved on from this project - he didn’t even mention the release so an extended release of his material seems unlikely to happen :( <br><br>For those interested the credits suite plays as follows: <br><br><br>“A Trip To The Moon” (synth part)<br>“I Put All That Away”<br>Variation on the theme in “Underground Lake” at 0:14<br>Variation on the theme in “Trip To Neptune” 0-1:00<br>“To The Stars”Season 2 premieres in 2 weeks, if he was scoring he would be working on it at the moment. But yes no confirmation regarding his return or a new composer. No news regarding new composer might be a hint whether Djawadi is returning or not.
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeAndrew KawczynskiPeter G. Adams
Composer : Main ThemeComposerAdditional MusicAdditional Music
Skylanders - Spyro's Adventure (VG)
Label: Activision (Digital Download Only)
Length: 32'16
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  1. Skylanders Main Theme (Instrumental) (2:13)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. Shattered Island (2:21)
    Lorne Balfe, Peter G. Adams
  3. Perilous Pastures (2:17)
    Lorne Balfe, Peter G. Adams
  4. Sky Schooner Docks (2:31)
  5. Crystal Eye Castle (2:21)
    Lorne Balfe, Peter G. Adams
  6. Stonetown (2:24)
  7. Exploring The Ruins (2:42)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Andrew Kawczynski
  8. Treetop Terrace (1:49)
    Lorne Balfe, Andrew Kawczynski
  9. Crawling Crypt (2:16)
  10. Lava Lakes Railway (1:56)
  11. Arkeyan Armory (2:20)
  12. Lair Of Kaos (1:42)
  13. Legendary Ancient Sewers (1:24)
  14. Cube Dungeon (1:47)
    Lorne Balfe, Peter G. Adams
  15. Skylanders Main Theme (2:13)
    Hans Zimmer
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MacArthur reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-07 16:56:21
Love the theme!

Mike reply Replies: 5 || 2013-05-30 22:27:18
This is a fantastic album! Every track is great.


Anonymous2013-05-30 22:36:58
Lorne Balfe is quickly becoming one of the best composers around if you ask me. :)


Hybrid Soldier2013-05-30 22:52:30
That's funny cause I listened Skylanders 1 & 2 today. I find 2 to be a MUCH better album. Can't wait for 3... :)


Mike2013-05-30 23:07:01
I've yet to listen to #2, but I'm sure it's also excellent.


Ds2013-05-30 23:22:58
@Mike: imo the 2nd one is even better! i'm addicted to the track "Slippery Tunnel" :)


Mike2013-05-31 01:00:35
Hybrid and Ds, listening to the second one now. It is indeed even better. Both are just really fun and uplifting.

Bondo reply Replies: 1 || 2011-11-09 12:14:18
Not specifically related to SKYLANDERS, but just FYI, there are a TON of new "additional music" cues posted on Lorne's official site, www.lornebalfe.com

Just a few things that are included... Transformers 1 and 2, Angels & Demons, and Inception :D


Alex.2011-11-11 10:21:47
JAW. DROPPED. AND ON THE FLOOR AFTER THE DREAM COLLAPSING.

:) Thank you.

Bondo reply Replies: 4 || 2011-10-26 04:33:04
Fun score, just listened to the entire thing!


Bondo2011-10-28 10:20:48
If anyone's interested, this is very similar to Balfe's work on animated features like BEE MOVIE. The theme is somewhat reminiscent of Zimmer's own TRUE ROMANCE


Phil2011-10-31 11:55:34
you're completely right - especially depending on somewhat reminiscent of Zimmer's own True Romance


Bondo2011-10-31 12:11:18
It's the marimba! :D


Phill B2011-10-31 13:45:58
marimba it's called ohh..
didn't know that
thx :)

Bondo reply Replies: 1 || 2011-10-23 05:43:02
FYI there is approximately 14 min of this on Lorne Balfe's website. :D


Takehiro2011-10-23 06:54:44
Cool, thanks man!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 4 || 2011-10-13 19:36:19
Coming soon in later october !

Lorne (& Hans for the Main Theme) ! ;)


Takehiro2011-10-13 20:39:20
Huge Spyro fan, and although the game looks crummy, the music samples sound great! :)


J2011-10-18 18:31:43
Oh no! Download only...


T-Mann0362011-10-20 06:00:10
Are you friggin' kidding me, Hybrid... really? I simply cannot wait. I'm sure Lorne's tracks are as epic as Modern Warfare 2.


Takehiro2011-10-20 18:47:36
They have done justice to the original Spyro music legacy started by Stewart Copeland. I am getting this as soon as its available.

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