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One of this score's best and most underrated moments, especially in the context of the film, is the introduction of the Kraken's theme in "Row to Tia Dalma". The tense buildup while Gibbs describes the creature's horrors, then the brief pause as he names it, followed by the theme in the absolute lowest registers of the orchestra, quiet, but so so so menacing and also just SUPER FUCKING COOL.<br><br>It gives me goosebumps every time, in a *dialogue scene*. That is incredibly good musical storytelling.Edmund: And posted their one-sentence review of it on the Hans Zimmer fan site.Anything missed from the official release?oh damn really? huh that would be cool. even with the ultimate edition there’s still deleted scenes and I wish they were put on the Blu ray.<br><br>it plays during the scene after the knightmare when Clark is looking through the polaroids that say judge jury executioner on them. i don’t remember if that’s an extended scene or not as I’ve only seen the theatrical cut once in theaters. one and done lol"Chicken Run really makes you FEEL like you're in a concentration camp." - IGN
I guess it comes from a deleted scene where Jesse Eisenberg gets playful with his dinner. Rumor has it it's gonna be included in the Snyder Cut.I love the notion of Barack Obama and IGN teaming up to review 20 year old film scores.Smoothly done soundtrack. IGN - 10/10what the hell is Quaker steak and lube????I disagree on Catwoman. I love Zimmer's theme and I thought it is one of his most underrated themes.
Loved the new tracks!<br><br>Hans & Chris really did something special.<br><br>I enjoyed the Tenet score, but honestly Ludwig's work doesn't compare to Zimmer's. I just hope they work together again instead of Chris choosing Ludwig as his main collaborator from now on.Agreed.<br><br>I don’t know, TDKR feels a little oppressive to me in comparison with BB and TDK , probably as a result of Nolan’s musical tastes veering away from symphonic to more abstract. Reading the new book on Nolan gives me the impression that he has a very similar approach to his music as he does his filmmaking. With that said though, TDKR is still a solid conclusion to the franchise. Bane’s theme is excellent and the culmination of the various “Bat-Themes” do feel well earned. Catwoman’s theme is solid, but for some reason is dropped from most of the movie in favor of the repeating two-note phrase.<br><br>@Moggyman<br>Honestly I feel as if JNH’s work on the first two Hunger Games sequels showed a strong improvement in writing and theme building. The last score was a bit too much of a pastiche, but orchestrally a stronger fit than the first one. And “Crimes of Grindelwald” is easily one of the best sequel scores in the past few years (alongside Star Wars and HTTYD). Unfortunately we still don’t have a good album situation for that though. -_-Counterpoint: I liked Crimes of Grindelwald more than the first Fantastic Beasts. And forget Hanging Tree - "Air Raid Drill" from the first and "Sewer Attack" from the second Mockingjay are the best cues from that series. Plus, JNH honestly hasn't worked on that many sequels so we don't really have enough to go on here. <br><br>I think having JNH on board for Catwoman would have done wonders for this score. Hans' theme is okay, but feels like a bit of an afterthought compared to Bane.TDK & TDKR have amazing theme suites.<br><br>But as for the scores in film, they don't even get close to Batman Begins !I like Tom but idk he's gone downhill in my book. Alita was boring, i was over the moon excited for Terminator cause that was a perfect mix and it was disappointed big time. I'd love to hear Steve Jablonsky tackle that and get back to being as great as he used to, he has been phoning it in big time lately
Ok, before I eat my words, JNH did create the Hanging Tree in Mockingjay p1 which was good, but nothing else other than that in the sequels.For being the so called "weakest", it's very good. And if you think that Bane's theme is repetitive, I would say the same about the Joker's theme in TDK (to me they are both good though). <br><br>Now in all fairness, JNH could have probably added good material to the score since he's a genius, but I personally think he doesn't do well on sequels. Sure, in TDK he gave harvey dent a theme that resonated with his character (but was similar to material already used in BB). Yet, if you look at his work in the hunger games, its seems to me that he couldn't bring something both new and compelling to the sequels as he did in the first movie. I will agree with you that Batman Begins has the best music of the series though.After re-listening to this one, it's clearly the weakest of the trilogy. Of course it's not bad, the new themes are pretty good (though I think Bane's theme is a bit too repetitive and dry at times), there's still emotional moments, but JNH's absence really left a hole in this score.<br><br>I get to an extent that's the point, that all of Bruce's potential for a happy life is gone, but even the emotional tracks to me have nowhere near the emotional resonance that JNH's themes brought to the films. <br><br>"Come With Me" is the best example, where the slow emotional Selina Kyle chords just don't leave much of an impact. Definitely could have used JNH's "Courthouse Pt. 1" or the main theme from "Bruce Left For Dead" to emphasize Bruce's giving up of a quiet life. <br><br>Of course I still appreciate the way the 2 note motif is developed into a theme of its own, as well as the score as a whole, but then you get tracks like "Many Forms of Immortality" which just emphasize how much more effective the thematic work in Batman Begins was.It could also be Tom, who worked on Run All Night, and is already an established DC composer<br>Either way I'll be happyI lowkey think James is gonna score the Black Adam movie. it's the same director from Jungle Cruise so I'm sure he'll be brought along for it

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The Dark Knight Rises
Label: WaterTower Music
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  1. A Storm Is Coming (0:37)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. On Thin Ice (2:55)
    Hans Zimmer, Jasha Klebe
  3. Gotham's Reckoning (4:08)
    Hans Zimmer
  4. Mind If I Cut In? (3:27)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Jasha Klebe
  5. Underground Army (3:12)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  6. Born In Darkness (1:57)
    Hans Zimmer
  7. The Fire Rises (5:33)
    Hans Zimmer
  8. Nothing Out There (2:51)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  9. Despair (3:14)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  10. Fear Will Find You (3:08)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  11. Why Do We Fall? (2:03)
    Hans Zimmer
  12. Death By Exile (0:23)
    Hans Zimmer
  13. Imagine The Fire (7:25)
    Hans Zimmer
  14. Necessary Evil (3:16)
    Hans Zimmer
  15. Rise (7:11)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe

    Digital Bonus Tracks :

  16. Bombers Over Ibiza (Junkie XL Remix) (5:51)
    Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL
  17. No Stone Unturned (7:29)
    Hans Zimmer
  18. Risen From Darkness (4:28)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  19. The Shadows Betray You (5:20)
    Hans Zimmer
  20. The End (6:13)
    Hans Zimmer
  21. All Out War (3:21)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe

    Origins (The Dark Knight Rises Z+ Apple App Exclusive) :

  22. Wayne Manor (22:05)
    Hans Zimmer
  23. Bane (19:49)
    Hans Zimmer
  24. Orphan (4:51)
    Hans Zimmer
  25. Selina Kyle (5:41)
    Hans Zimmer
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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-15 15:23:35
I dunno if Mr Zimmer is reading the comments on this site. But I must say that I (and a whole lot of other people on the net) am happy that a LOT of good music from the film or suites are released. And not remixes, unrelevant tracks or tracks with dialog. This is the way a score should be. Thanks!

R I S E reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-14 20:01:43
There's a variation I never heard at the end of "No Stone Unturned".

Sad it's not developed in the rest of the score. I think Hans was close to some new good theme.

Really love the album, though.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 9 || 2012-07-13 19:39:15
Added all the lengths ! :)

JordiVcecilia2012-07-13 19:58:48
Does anyone heard "no stone unturned"?

Hybrid Soldier2012-07-13 20:57:21
No Stone Unturned is another must have !

Big reprise of the "Train Fight" sequence from Begins mixed, of course, with Bane & Catwoman.

With the so awaited "let's kick the vilain" reprise, used in Begins when Ra's sees the end and when Bat beats the Joker... :D

End of the cue is more cooler, with a very nice new theme finishing it !

Great great stuff all around !

Peter2012-07-13 20:58:09
No, but i heared ;

Bombers Over Ibiza (Junkie XL Remix)
Risen From Darkness
The Shadows Betray You
The End
All Out War
but, i think we can get the full album 16jul-12.

Anonymous2012-07-13 22:19:16
Where did you find the last track then? Have been searching for more than an hour now. Ugh, i hate all this marketing drivel of special exclusive editions. It's Hans zimmer, not rihanna or gaga...

JasmineR2012-07-13 22:30:45
is no stone unturned released yet?

Drunkenmunkey2012-07-13 23:57:59
Where the FRICK did you guys hear NSU??????

RfD, TSBY, and TE are my favorite extra tracks.

Jaynufire2012-07-14 16:07:15
Hybrid, there is a cue in the "The Dark Knight Rises Mountain Dew Batcave Featurette" that seems brand new to me, but not on the soundtrack or any previous ones....really brassy and heroic...any ideas what it is? Its 2.05 onwards....

ananymous2012-07-14 17:04:42

"Imagine the Fire" for example.

Zimmeredge2012-07-14 17:58:56
really? Imagine the fire or the shadows betray you. Those tracks are very different comparing to scorponok. IMO

Tobi reply Replies: 9 || 2012-07-13 19:32:29
I love the music from the film, but I have to say that I miss the emotional touch of James newton Howard. In begins & tdk the emotional element had a strong presence while now I feel it does not.


Maybe it will be in the suite/collectors edition cd as hybrid hinted is coming.

Agent Smith2012-07-13 20:52:17
totally agree in this. the cues are all well done, but i expexted A LOT more. especially when hans always told us how awesome and eeeeeepic this will going to be and how different etc. but what is exactly different for him? mixing the tunes from the last two movies together? don't know, just not that much new stuff here. i mean, the best parts of the score are elements from batman begins and tdk. batman begins had sooooo many beautiful sad and emotional themes and melodies as also some lovely action tunes. tdk had again some good stuff and remarkable things like "a dark knight" or "like a dog chasing cars" etc...

and what exactly has tdkr? what can i remember from the tracks? not so much, only melodies from the last two movies, and that dissapoints actually. hopefully in the movie there are some more cues to discover and having the touching and depressing feeling like in begins and tdk and discovering some new material there. and hopefully the upcoming "suite"-cd version will give us a better representation of the score.

again, i don't to blame zimmer for this, i don't think it is boring, i'm only dissapointed as I've expected much more after reading his own words and actually after hearing the two last movies.

lauda2012-07-13 21:02:28
and it has TOO much of transformers in it. i didn't like first transformers (first score) after hearing some similarities with the begins score, but now hearing in a batman score some stuff from transformers is sad :/

ananymous2012-07-13 21:36:17
I say nothing else for weeks. But I have no idea. Or does it?
My friend "Skorponok" says yes. And most reviewers too ...

Why are some hard to admit it? This music is much worse than its predecessors. This indicated, two tone batman theme, the constant repetition, the bad "Transformers" mixed style something.
It lacks a James Newton Howard. Without him, no structure.

Hybrid Soldier2012-07-13 21:43:56
We heard you the first time, why insist ?

Anonymous2012-07-13 23:17:32
We also hear you say "old news to me" and talking down to us fans. So why insist?

ananymous2012-07-14 00:36:24
Would be new to me...
On the last pages I was able to find several of my comments.
I'm not a Hans Zimmer "hater", but what he offers his fans for several years is an insult. And I'm not willing to accept this.
Here it was attempted to sell inferior merchandise to fans as ne plus ultra. Example? REMIX

My name is anAnymous, not AnOnymous...

shatwell2012-07-14 01:15:07
Scorponok is in blatant use here...

and believe it or not, so is a tiny bit of score most of you probably missed -

if you were paying attention during Pirates 3 at the final battle when Will's Father Bootstrap wakes up before he attacks Davy (or when Jack talks to his dad about living forever) - you'll catch that little motif reprised during Imagine the Fire and the extra cue Risen From Darkness...

Anonymous2012-07-14 06:22:10
I agree! There's definitely some nice emotional moments in Born in Darkness and Necessary Evil for sure though!

Zimmeredge2012-07-14 15:04:07
I do not find anything that belong to the transformers score. Scorponok? Where? I listen this track. The cue is really different. The notes are different. The tempos are different. The sound is different.

Zimmeredge reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-14 14:48:46
Hybrid; You weren't wrong, The End is such a masterpiece! I'm speechless.

Sandro reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-14 08:50:16
Hybrid, can you tell us if those Bonus tracks are just remixes or are they also cues FROM the movie too?

Hybrid Soldier2012-07-14 08:58:53
Apart from the Junkie XL remix, all are score material, no worries about that... ;)

Sandro2012-07-14 09:00:05
ah fantastic, now i can enjoy them even more. thank you very much for this information :)

Andres Irias reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-14 06:55:45
apparently no stone unturned is here, heard it from another source, but I can't get to download it because of my region, can someone else help??

h t t p://

cheesy2012-07-14 06:58:05
Can't access them without the CD.

Andres Irias2012-07-14 06:58:51
oh crap! that sucks then

Feedthemachine reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-14 04:20:44
I was wondering if 'On Thin Ice' is a flashback to Bruce's time with the League of Shadows, particularly his training with Ducard. That seems like a reasonable way to begin the movie.

Anonymous2012-07-14 04:28:15
And the word "Ice" appearing again, as in Action Ice Theme on TDK

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-13 11:33:52
Does somebody have 'No Stone Unturned' already?

shatwell2012-07-14 01:18:30
not yet. Waiting for it. But since I already have my cd preorders cant do dick about it now...

cheesy reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-14 00:42:34
Is "All Out War" taken directly from the studio masters? It certainly doesn't sound mastered like any of the others.

That's how I hope a digital complete score, if WaterTower ever did one, would be released - relatively untouched.

shatwell2012-07-14 01:16:22
Yeah it sounds very much like those demos that came around last year with Rango, etc....Doesnt have that bias. I had to tinker with it to make it louder.

Evenstar reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-13 19:57:38
Am I the only one who likes "Bombers Over Ibiza" very much? Junkie XL did a great job again!

somebody2012-07-13 20:44:58
yes you are.

theeaglesfan0052012-07-13 21:47:42
i liked it

Dima reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-13 21:26:06
so where is the track from Nokia trailer?

Pluto reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-13 16:01:33
I have a couple of questions. Let's say on July 17th, I go to a store and buy The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack. I know I will get the 15 tracks, but which bonus tracks would I get? And if I get three out of the five, how would I be able to get the other two? Thanks. :)

Drunkenmunkey reply Replies: 3 || 2012-07-13 01:23:06
My Top tracks

1. Imagine the Fire
2. Rise
3. Fear Will Find You
4. Why Do We Fall?
5. Gotham's Reckoning

BTW I am positive "Rise" is the final track but not the end credits like I previously speculated.

I am listening to Risen from Darkness and I think this may be the end credits track because it begins in the same way dark knight did.

What are your top tracks? I haven't heard the end yet though. Risen from darkness also seems to have the beats by Junkie XL!

Zimmeredge2012-07-13 01:58:53
The whole album is really great. I really appreciate all of them generaly. But some of these tunes will portray specific scenes in the movie and so it's more complicated to really appreciate them. But hell yeah Imagine the Fire and Rise on top. I'm really hoping for a big bane's suite too.

I heard samples from the shadow betray you and the end and this last one sounds really like another masterpiece from Zimmer. As Hybrid said it's a soften version of Like A Dog Chasin Cars. I will add industrial (electronical) minimal terminator-like version.

Noble2012-07-13 07:20:46
Shadows Betray You is the song used in the Nokia 3 trailer i been playing it and it is awesome

Zimmeredge2012-07-13 12:36:22
how did you manage to get the shadow betray you

ananymous reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-13 17:38:35
I think my brain exploded. Oh no, I fall into a coma. Honestly, that's still worse than feared.

Where do I start? This pseudo-two tone "batman" motif, the constant repetition, the lack of variation?
This continuous approach to Steve Jablonsky "Transformers" style? For example "Imagine the Fire" aka "Skorponok".
Sorry, this is all too simplistic, too repetitive.

Finally! Somebody who gets the point: Zimmer's soundtracks are so boooring and always the same.

theeaglesfan005 reply Replies: 4 || 2012-07-13 02:12:33
loving All Out War

Bougt2012-07-13 12:15:49
If "all out war" is an official track , why does it not appear on the tracklisting above?

theeaglesfan0052012-07-13 14:55:23

because it's only exclusive to those who buy tickets from now through the 27th

im pissed about it because i bought tickets June 11th when they went on sale

but i had a friend who bought his tickets last night & he gave me the code to DL "All Out War"

Bougt2012-07-13 15:56:44
Eagle:) , thank you for the information

Kusi2012-07-13 16:14:00
@theeaglesfan005: Is this track really "only" available in 128kbit? Yes I know, better more music than nothing ;)

Agent Smith reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-13 10:54:44
my god, the track "the end" is absolutely fantastic. yes it's like "A Dark Knight" in slow-motion, but still what a wonderful sound and how epic it gets. loving it and so glad we're able to have so many other tracks here and there.

hope to see sometime a much more expanded/complete/recording session version of it ;)

Zimmeredge2012-07-13 12:35:56
where and how did you get the chance to listen "the end"

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 15 || 2012-07-12 08:27:09
About the Junkie XL cue, here's what Hans has to say :

"Even though the Junkie XL tracks are in part remixes, he was working on the movie as well. So they are organic to the film."

Agent Smith2012-07-12 08:48:28
still it would be better to have a cue from the movie instead again a remix.

and hybrid, thanks for all those inside-informations. can't get enough of them :)

fabien2012-07-12 10:21:55
epic , extraordinary epic ! ;) as expected ...

Hybrid Soldier2012-07-12 12:56:11
Oh an another interesting thing, I have found an arranger credit for Ramin Djawadi, so I was kinda surprised. I asked if he had done something on TDKR, Hans told me he didn't, but as he worked on Begins, Hans wanted to aknowledge "the family". :)

Zimmeredge2012-07-12 13:13:30
Yeah I was surprised to see him in crew for the ost.

Zimmer is really sharing the succes with everybody. That's is own specificity.

Pierre2012-07-12 13:26:13
The three scores from the franchise are closely integrated and related sonically and thematically. In particular this latest score seems to hark back to some material from Begins. So it makes sense.

JordiVcecilia2012-07-12 13:51:14
Since I don't have a family, I love these family reuinions :))))))))

Anonymous2012-07-12 15:46:14
I'm sure track 11 is composed by Lorn Balfe. It has his sound all over it :)

Foreskin2012-07-12 18:32:03
Yes. The three scores are all thematically related.

I guess I kind of figured that when I kept hearing the same damn pieces of score from Batman Begins (now Dark Knight)cut and pasted into each other.

This one feels like it lacks JNH...I feel like tossing in the Hunger Games just to even it out.

Sean2012-07-12 18:36:25
I wonder if and HOW Hybrid Soldier knows Hans...hmm. >.>

bimbo2012-07-12 19:14:20
how about this theory: hybrid solider IIIIS hans zimmer :O

Hybrid Soldier2012-07-12 19:26:42
Yeah apparently I'm a lot of people these days.

It's just, he follows more than you think, and quite like it, and knows I'm some sort of middleman between him and you guys.

JordiVcecilia2012-07-12 23:50:57
I really could wish being the official Hans Zimmer site but then I had a second thought: If this site is official then some info couldn't be here. So,this is the best way!!
Hans and all who follows knows that this the most complete, accurate and "updated" site about media ventures, Remote Control and Hans Zimmer.
Congratulations St&#232;phane for the job you are doing here and for being such a cool guy (I'm not a creep, you are!)
Now I leave you because I have a couple of tracks to burn. Can you imagine wich ones?;)
HZ rules.

JordiVCecilia2012-07-12 23:59:21
I want to correct the last mesage I wrote:

I really could wish being the official Hans Zimmer site but then I had a second thought: If this site is official then some info couldn't be here. So,this is the best way!!
Hans and all the people who follows knows that this is the most complete, accurate and "updated" site about media ventures, Remote Control and Hans Zimmer.
Congratulations St&#232;phane for the job you are doing here and for being such a cool guy (I'm not a creep, you are really a cool guy!)
Now I leave you because I have to listen in a insane way a couple of tracks... Can you imagine wich ones?;)
HZ rules.

bimbo2012-07-13 00:06:09
the middle-man should tell then the real-man that he has to release a recording sessions of the thin red line! Pronto! :)

Anonymous2012-07-13 01:03:12
Soundtracks is released in Europe.

The remix sucks. Rest of the samples sounds nice.

Peter Jacobs reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-12 21:32:21
Loving what Hans did this time around. Took some old themes and made them more powerful and added in some new stuff. Great job to all involved.

I wonder what possessed Hans to release them as heard in the film rather than in suites like he usually does this time around.

Chester reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-12 19:54:12
Hybrid Soldier, you can tell Mr. Zimmer that he just blew this 16 year old's mind! :D I really enjoy hearing a couple of themes from "Batman Begins", because I believe that the music in that movie really captured the true meaning of Batman. Not to say I didn't like "The Dark Knight", that was epic ("Like A Dog Chasing Cars"- nuff said,)but "BB" really captured the story of Bruce Wayne. :) I didn't think a soundtrack could be as epic as "The Dark Knight" until I heard "The Dark Knight Rises". Just mind blowing! Thank you Mr. Hans Zimmer! You are the best!

Uga2 reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-12 18:19:34
So is there a new bonus track?
It's called "All Out War"

theeaglesfan0052012-07-12 18:28:04

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-12 06:29:34
Any word Hybrid if Zimmer will perform live at the premiere like with Inception?

Zimmeredge reply Replies: 5 || 2012-07-11 23:10:30
What The hell?

two new tracks in the setlist? what about that?

cheesy2012-07-11 23:50:12
CD exclusives. It's one of those "website code" deals.

Zimmeredge2012-07-12 00:12:11
can you go further? because i don't understand that.

cheesy2012-07-12 01:17:10
When Game of Shadows came out, inside the CD jewel case was a slip of paper with a code on it that you could enter into the Watertower website to receive a free download of the exclusive bonus tracks. The same thing's happening with TDKR - inside copies of the "enhanced CD" will be a slip of paper allowing you a code to download the remix, No Stone Unturned, and Risen from Darkness. The other two are digital exclusives.

Zimmeredge2012-07-12 02:52:47
Yeah so it's basically what i wanted to do.

The question is now: will I have to buy the entire album digitally to get the digital exclusives?

(I don't mind I'm ready to pay for it, t'was part of my plan after all)

Horg2012-07-12 03:28:58
I got AGOS off itunes and was able to get the bonus tracks... finding the suite however, was the problem. See its not given to you off itunes, so unless you appen upon it by some miracle, or you get the link from someone, you are eligible to get the bonus tracks either way, its just you need the link to get them. Quite annoying, really -.-

theeaglesfan005 reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-11 19:23:40
h t t p://

just read WaterTower's press release

pissed about no FULL score release.. but the iphone app may be cool i guess

Zimmeredge2012-07-11 20:12:13
they didn't say that they will not release a ful score.

They just annouce offically what we already knew (Iphone app, Vinyl edition and deluxe digital edition).

they can't say they will release a full score right now. They have to sell the "normal" score first (maximize the benefits because do not forget it's a Dark Knight soundtrack made by Zimmer so commercially it's huge!)

cheesy2012-07-11 22:15:54
Right. Who in their right mind would announce a full score release a week before the official album even comes out? This is all about the game of maximizing profits. We might not even hear about any expanding releases until closer to the DVD/BlueRay release. We didn't hear about TDK until October.

Radim reply Replies: 4 || 2012-07-11 10:26:15
On Thin Ice and Mind If I Cut In? sounds like from JNH :)

Zimmeredge2012-07-11 11:43:58
Zimmer all the way. He can write and produce that kind of track too.

Hybrid Soldier2012-07-11 11:52:19
Indeed, it sounds a lot like late 1980s HZ !

But still I can feel Lorne's arrangements all around in this album, like the typical "Ironcladish" high strings + synth pad use... :P

Pierre2012-07-11 11:53:18
I love On Thin Ice. There is an altogether new harmonisation of the 2 note motif.

In batman begins, we had it first going from D to F with no harmonies as Batman was lost and trying to find his path. The scene in the bat cave where he stands up we finally got the resolution with the F landing on a heroic dominant B flat major chord, which is still used throughout the trilogy for heroic moments.

In the Dark Knight, a new dangerous sounding harmonisation was introduced with the progression going to the major seventh D flat major instead of B flat major.

But in on thin ice we hear them theme again, this time moving from D minor to a very uncertain and reflective sounding Fmaj6 chord. Unexpected and beautiful.

Also the melody itself rises and falls, instead of going from D to F, it becomes a three note motif, coming back down again to D, signalling batman's fall/depression/lack of will.

Yet later on in the track Despair, we hear the most epic version of the two note motif, where the crescendo on the D seems to keep going on forever, and finally landing on the heroic B flat major F note in an immense burst of sound.

I love this score.

PhilB2012-07-11 12:11:19
@ Pierre

very nice detailing! ;)
like it!

Anotherguy 2 reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-11 05:48:05
You get those other two bonus track if you buy the cd? Crap! I already pre ordered on itunes

Poe reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-10 21:06:29
I think there's a hint/callback to Two Deaths in Mind if I Cut In :)

Drunkenmunkey reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-10 18:40:06
I still say Fear Will Find You and Why Do We Fall? is when people are going to lose their shit during the premiere. I wanna hear the extra tracks!

Kusi81 reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-10 10:24:52
Somebody wants a vinyl version? :)

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