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Don't feel bad. You've just summed up why Hans and Lorne make a good team. Lorne is by all accounts a fantastic arranger and can bring out the best in others' ideas but I sometimes find his own compositions are a bit basic or leave me cold. Hans on the other hand always nails the theme and the concept but his scoring to picture to me feels clunky and a bit amateurish, especially when the music is dense. <br><br>Both super talented in their own ways. :-)Is there anyway o get sheet music for Into the pie machine for orchestra?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 sensationBalfeís 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 doesnít seem to represent that for some reason.
I really liked Richterís 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. Richterís score is used (alongside Balfeís material) as well as some source pieces. If I remember correctly itís a mish-mash of the two.I do know that piece, itís very pretty. Iíll check out his other works, thanks for the recommendation. In terms of minimalism I really am into Brian Eno at the moment. His ďMusic For AirportsĒ and ďThe Lovely BonesĒ 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, Iíve 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. Itís funny that the producers wanted a different approach, I think Richter nailed it.<br><br>Balfeís 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). Itís disappointing that they didnít 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. Iíll even say that, while I think the first Maleficent is stronger overall, I personally like the action writing better here. Also 2 little things Iíve 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 Iím 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.
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Lorne BalfeAndrew KawczynskiSteve MazzaroStephen Hilton
ComposerAdditional MusicAdditional MusicAdditional Arrangements
Assassin's Creed - Revelations (VG)
Label: UbiSoft Music (Digital Download Only)
Length: 161'28
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CD1 - SINGLEPLAYER
  1. Assassins Creed Theme (4:43)
    Lorne Balfe
  2. Animus Island (2:52)
    Jesper Kyd
  3. The Road To Masysaf (2:55)
    Lorne Balfe
  4. The Wounded Eagle (2:01)
    Jesper Kyd
  5. The Noose Tightens (1:26)
    Jesper Kyd
  6. Sailing To Constantinople (1:34)
    Lorne Balfe
  7. Master And Mentor (1:45)
    Lorne Balfe
  8. Welcome To Kostantiniyye (3:31)
    Jesper Kyd
  9. The Crossroads Of The World (3:31)
    Jesper Kyd
  10. Sofia Sartor (0:43)
    Lorne Balfe
  11. Son Of Umar (1:23)
    Lorne Balfe
  12. No Mistakes (2:47)
    Jesper Kyd
  13. The Traitor (3:38)
    Jesper Kyd
  14. A Heated Discussion (1:50)
    Lorne Balfe
  15. Ambush (3:08)
    Jesper Kyd
  16. A Familiar Face (1:21)
    Lorne Balfe
  17. Byzantium (3:23)
    Jesper Kyd
  18. Nova Roma (4:02)
    Jesper Kyd
  19. Templar Occupation (3:35)
    Jesper Kyd
  20. Arrocco (2:31)
    Lorne Balfe
  21. On The Attack (4:28)
    Jesper Kyd
  22. Last of The Palaiologi (0:56)
    Lorne Balfe
  23. Yerebatan Cistern (1:53)
    Jesper Kyd
  24. Fight Or Flight (2:47)
    Jesper Kyd
  25. Galata Tower (2:05)
    Jesper Kyd
  26. Die By The Blade (3:05)
    Jesper Kyd
  27. Forum Of Ox (1:57)
    Jesper Kyd
  28. Suleiman's Grief (2:04)
    Lorne Balfe
CD2 - SINGLEPLAYER
  1. Istanbul (3:00)
    Jesper Kyd
  2. We Talk Together (1:15)
    Lorne Balfe
  3. Altair Escapes (1:38)
    Jesper Kyd
  4. Betrayal (1:12)
    Jesper Kyd
  5. The Mentors Return (1:55)
    Lorne Balfe
  6. Rebuilding The Brotherhood (2:00)
    Jesper Kyd
  7. Of Life And Death (1:26)
    Lorne Balfe
  8. Greek Fire (2:07)
    Jesper Kyd
  9. An Unsubtle Approach (0:49)
    Lorne Balfe
  10. The Hidden City (0:33)
    Lorne Balfe
  11. Infiltration (2:09)
    Jesper Kyd
  12. Cappadocia (3:51)
    Jesper Kyd
  13. Street Fight (2:22)
    Jesper Kyd
  14. Mastermind (1:31)
    Lorne Balfe
  15. Notorious (3:10)
    Jesper Kyd
  16. Constantinopolis (3:35)
    Jesper Kyd
  17. Investigation (2:10)
    Jesper Kyd
  18. Everything Changes (3:02)
    Lorne Balfe
  19. You Have Eard Your Rest (1:09)
    Lorne Balfe
  20. Passing The Torch (0:52)
    Lorne Balfe
  21. Crossed Swords (2:02)
    Jesper Kyd
  22. Scheduled For Deletion (1:01)
    Lorne Balfe
  23. Altair And Darim (1:14)
    Lorne Balfe
  24. The Library (2:57)
    Jesper Kyd
  25. The Revelation (2:25)
    Lorne Balfe
  26. Labored And Lost (2:54)
    Lorne Balfe
  27. Reunion (0:57)
    Lorne Balfe
  28. Enough For One Life (2:03)
    Lorne Balfe
CD3 - MULTIPLAYER
  1. Abstergo Industries (2:03)
    Lorne Balfe
  2. Rhodes (0:41)
    Lorne Balfe
  3. The Hunted (2:09)
    Lorne Balfe
  4. Antioch (0:34)
    Lorne Balfe
  5. The Hunter (1:55)
    Lorne Balfe
  6. Kill Streak (0:37)
    Lorne Balfe
  7. On The Run (1:57)
    Lorne Balfe
  8. Constantinople (0:42)
    Lorne Balfe
  9. In The Simulation (2:10)
    Lorne Balfe
  10. Find The Target (2:05)
    Lorne Balfe
  11. Firenze (0:40)
    Lorne Balfe
  12. Welcome To The Fold (1:42)
    Lorne Balfe
  13. Souk (0:35)
    Lorne Balfe
  14. Chase The Target (2:03)
    Lorne Balfe
  15. The Lobby (1:56)
    Lorne Balfe
  16. Venezia (0:46)
    Lorne Balfe
  17. Let The Chase Begin (2:04)
    Lorne Balfe
  18. Sienna (0:36)
    Lorne Balfe
  19. Tracking Templar (2:12)
    Lorne Balfe
  20. Castel Gandolfo (0:41)
    Lorne Balfe
  21. On A Kill Streak (0:46)
    Lorne Balfe
  22. The Pursuit (2:00)
    Lorne Balfe
  23. Assassinate The Target (1:54)
    Lorne Balfe
  24. San Donato (0:44)
    Lorne Balfe
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ALTAIR reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-31 12:03:29
MY cry Started

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-05-31 01:50:08
You can really hear Fischer's theme from Inception in "A Heated Discussion"!


Mike2013-05-31 01:51:03
I also noticed a lot of "Siege" from the MW2 OST in that one.

Radik reply Replies: 0 || 2012-10-14 12:49:36
Beatiful music.. :) BTW already knows when will be release Assassin's Creed 3?.. :)

Warfighter reply Replies: 2 || 2012-05-14 21:18:21
Great release!

According to filmmusicreporter Lorne Balfe will score Assassin's Creed III

filmmusicreporter.com/2012/04/17/lorne-balfe-to-score-the-fr ozen-ground/


Hybrid Soldier2012-05-14 22:43:18
If you had clicked on the man's filmo here, you'd have known that already ! ;)


Warfighter2012-05-16 02:24:50
@Hybrid sorry...my bad. anyway this should be fun!

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-11-22 23:20:33
How many soundtracks has Lorne Balfe have been involved? This is one of the best soundtracks ever made since Modern Warfare 2. And Jesper Kyd have done an equally epic job on some of the tracks as well.

tomPoland reply Replies: 4 || 2011-11-20 11:08:16
too long and it's 2 steps back comparing to AC2


Evenstar2011-11-20 11:25:11
It can never be too long.


Vigilant62011-11-21 12:49:08
I have to disagree with you there, In my perspective I believe that the soundtrack for AC Revelations is quite an improvement compared to AC 2. Yes the soundtrack for AC 2 was splendid and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but in saying so I didn't enjoy every single track on the CD, but with Revelations I'm finding that I am enjoying most if not all of the songs, especially the Assassins Creed theme, quite amazing as you get to the end of the song I believe.
Also I feel that there is quite a lot of emotion that is packed into these songs, not as happy and bright as AC 2 but more of a somber and melancholy feeling, not that I am complaining though.


tomPoland2011-11-21 13:09:43
Well, i haven't played ACR yet, so I don't know how this fits the game
I'll verify my statement after seeing end credits:)


Bondo2011-11-21 23:59:38
Fits the game PERFECTLY

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2011-11-15 12:35:42
1 hour of Lorne's music is present, and it's great! :D This is the equivalent of HG-W and Steve Jablonsky's Prince of Persia scores

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-11-14 13:05:03
There's an official promo (+making of) video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxE5R6uAWKc

It contains a short interview with Lorne Balfe AND a great orchestral variation on the main theme! :)

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-11-14 12:11:10
WOW!!!!!!!!!! itīs gonna be incredible!!!!!

Toruk reply Replies: 2 || 2011-11-12 06:09:35
Will this be released on CD, or as download-only?


//////2011-11-12 06:18:19
Do we even know when it's going to be released?


Anonymous2011-11-13 20:11:33
it gets released tuesday

RuthlessGravity reply Replies: 0 || 2011-11-12 08:28:34
Wow, a very meaty soundtrack! I can't wait to purchase this sucker.

////// reply Replies: 0 || 2011-11-12 05:35:58
Wow, this looks pretty cool. I'm very interested, even though I've never played Assassin's Creed

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