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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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Henry JackmanMatthew MargesonJason SoudahSteven Kofsky
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Kick-Ass 2
Label: La-La Land Records
Length: 57'36
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  1. Main Titles (1:30)
  2. Senior Year (2:23)
  3. Honor To Serve Him (1:07)
  4. Dave's Field Test (2:34)
  5. You're Not Hit-Girl (1:38)
  6. Convenience Store (2:01)
  7. Rich As Sh*t (0:52)
  8. Justice Forever (1:44)
  9. Fat Bouncer Dismissal (2:18)
  10. First Mission (2:06)
  11. Toxic Mega-C*nts (1:18)
  12. Mindy's First Date (2:54)
  13. Real Evil (4:09)
  14. Mindy & Dave (1:36)
  15. Night-B*tch Gets It (1:27)
  16. Remembering Colonel Stars &nd Stripes (1:28)
  17. Unjust Arrest (0:53)
  18. Fatherly Sacrifice (1:50)
  19. Unpleasant Picture Text (2:40)
  20. Cemetery Remorse (0:58)
  21. Cemetery Attack - Hit-Girl Is Back (4:12)
  22. To Be A Real Superhero (2:27)
  23. Warehouse Showdown (5:57)
  24. Shark Bait - Rooftop (2:45)
  25. Girl's Farewell (2:15)
  26. Main Titles (Alternate) (1:29)
  27. Last Resort (Unused) (1:06)
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Mr Tweedy reply Replies: 1 || 2013-10-03 22:58:32
This score is pure awesomeness !


Kevin2014-07-21 03:29:14
Yeah i agree the movie was casual but if there is one thing that made it rock is the score. So heroic the composer made an amazing work

Ds reply Replies: 4 || 2014-05-20 20:50:40
"Kingsman: The Secret Service", the new movie directed by Matthew Vaughn, will be scored by Henry Jackman & Matt Margeson! Yes!


Hybrid Soldier2014-05-20 21:00:40
Yep !!! :)


Anonymous2014-05-21 13:21:54
More likely Matt Margeson alone.


Hybrid Soldier2014-05-21 13:49:03
Absolutely not... Very collaborative this time... ;)


RealFfingMusic2014-05-21 15:27:40
Never contradict Hybrid. Except when he's too convincing.

dark prince reply Replies: 2 || 2014-02-01 03:44:17
Terrible score by Henry Jackman and Matthew Margerson, wait for a jewel it's too much after hear Kick-Ass: The Score, but at least, that score have a couple of remarkable themes. On Kick-Ass 2, Jackman and Margerson abuse of the Kick-Ass Theme, and use it for all, exist some good themes, but aren't the enough good like to save this soundtrack of the mediocrity


thejok3rrules2014-02-01 04:20:06
Well, everyone has an opinion... You can say you don't like it, but who are you to say it is not good?


dark prince2014-02-01 04:31:32
You're right, that are my likes XD

thejok3rrules reply Replies: 5 || 2014-01-04 21:22:03
Does anyone know if there's any kind of video or interview of Margesson about this score?


Lambegue2014-01-04 22:05:41
I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know what it's worth, but here :

h t t p://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=RSjVzl7M5o8


thejok3rrules2014-01-04 22:43:46
Your link leads to a 404 error page...


Lambegue2014-01-05 00:47:52
It works for me...Maybe you didn't take off all of the spaces ?


Russel2014-01-05 01:54:04
thejok3rules, there is a space after com


thejok3rrules2014-01-05 22:23:23
Thanks, it worked! Still, the video is not quite interesting...

Klaus Mikaelson reply Replies: 8 || 2013-10-04 00:58:49
Hybrid, little Hybrid... Let's not waste time, just give us the credits. Now. Please ;)


Edmund Meinerts2013-10-04 01:25:06
For goodness sakes. Leave off. If Hybrid had anything more specific, he would have told us by now. Sheesh.


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 04:44:16
Are you serious? Did you forget how Hybrid can sometimes be... not nice at all? I like him, but sometimes he doesn't tell us everything....


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-04 18:36:54
The funny think jok3r is that Matthew actually came here and noticed your comments. I told him to come here & answer you directly but he was too shy... :)

Anyway I have nothing more to add, didn't what I say give you all you need ?


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 20:55:53
Really? You gotta be kidding me! How could I contact him?


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 20:57:25
thejok3rrules@hotmail.com is my email adress, so I hope this great composer will talk to me, as, like I said previously, Kick-Ass 2 is my favorite score this year! :D


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 21:02:44
And besides, I would have appreciated more specific details concerning the credits, but thanks anyway, Hybrid!


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-04 21:11:23
More people than you'd think actually take a look around. That's why I just go total "facepalm" when I see some stuff being said around ! :P


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 22:52:08
Hahaha! Don't worry, I understand xD

thejok3rrules reply Replies: 4 || 2013-10-02 22:41:16
Hybrid, I remember you said once the credits were actually difficult to give... Any new information about that? I just want to know everything from the best score I've heard this year!


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-02 22:45:59
It's mainly Matt. All the new themes are his. Henry was doing Turbo...


Edmund Meinerts2013-10-02 23:32:19
That's interesting because the score sounds totally like Henry Jackman's style. Margeson's only previous score sounded more like a cross between Brian Tyler and Transformers. Maybe that just goes to show how much input Margeson has had on Jackman's recent scores though.

What new themes, though? I didn't hear any...only the main theme carried over from Kick-Ass and that villain theme that's basically an adaptation of 28 Days Later.


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-03 00:06:08
Mindy's theme and the Mofo's theme.


thejok3rrules2013-10-03 02:48:09
Hybrid, any kind of credits to give us? :D

thejok3rrules reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-08 18:32:34
Watched it again, and ther is some missing material... But nothing amazing, actually :p Stick to this version, you'll be pleased ;)

Paul G reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-08 04:01:32
Soundtrack missing when mother russia injects hit girl with the last resort injection?.....

Prott reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-20 23:52:14
Fantastic score! It works greatly with the picture... and it's much more coherent than the previous one (despite it often references it's predecessor).


thejok3rrules2013-08-27 03:00:52
If there's anything missing, I don't know what it is... Btw, it might be one of the most pleasant score I've heard in years! :D I don't remember the last time I had so much fun listening to music! xD

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-18 15:24:46
It looks like "Fatherly Sacrifice" is lifted note by note from the chorale tune that starts around 2m34s of "You're My Hero" from Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack. I wonder if it was a temp-track thing.


KaijuRoyaume2013-08-18 22:22:25
The track "Honor To Serve Him" uses John Murphy's theme for Big Daddy (adapted from 28 weeks later), right ?

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2013-08-18 13:14:28
This is a cool score. I don't think it tops the 1st one but it's still very good. Margeson tried to keep a tone that's like a mix of Jackman and Murphy's tracks from the 1st movie, that's cool :)

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2013-08-13 14:50:48
Awesome track!

youtube.com/watch?v=BO0m3CCXIOM


Macejko2013-08-13 15:36:38
Sounds totally like First Class.


Cody2013-08-14 16:57:52
So freaking epic I love it!!!!!

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2013-08-10 15:05:48
I read somewhere that the physical version will contain "additionnal music not featured in the digital edition". Any info about that?


Hybrid Soldier2013-08-10 15:07:16
This is the tracklist of the LLL release... The digital will have less tracks.


Ds2013-08-10 16:45:51
Thanks. Is the digital release earlier?

There's a very cool sample at the official movie website!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 7 || 2013-06-24 23:08:20
Will be released by LLL in August ! :)


Felix2013-06-24 23:24:11
Fine! :)


Edmund Meinerts2013-06-24 23:28:31
Henry Jackman as "composer"? As opposed to just "main theme"? I thought this was Margeson alone.


Hybrid Soldier2013-06-24 23:30:19
It's... complicated... :)

Henry/Matt is fine... ;)


Edmund Meinerts2013-06-24 23:48:17
These Kick Ass movies seem to specialize in overly confusing composer situations... ^^


Hybrid Soldier2013-07-22 23:58:23
Info !


Macejko2013-07-23 13:59:38
What a lame cover.


al bundy2013-07-23 19:13:39
do a better one Macejko

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