Additional Music by Steve Mazzaro & Andrew Kawczynski Sound Design: Junkie XL Synth Programming: Andy Page, Rich Walters & Hans Zimmer Analogue Synth Design: Ed Buller & Michael Tritter
Produced by Hans Zimmer Executive Album Producer: Robert Townson Executive in Charge of Music for Sony Pictures: Lia Vollack Supervising Music Editor: Rich Walters Music Editor: Jack Dolman Assistant Music Editor: Catherine Wilson Music Production Services: Steven Kofsky Score Mixed by Alan Meyerson Additional Engineering by John Witt Chapman Score Mix Assistant: Christian Wenger Sequencer Programming: Nathan Stornetta Technical Score Engineers: Chuck Choi & Stephanie McNally Technical Assistants: Jacqueline Friedberg & Julian Pastorelli Music Consultant: Czarina Russell Digital Instrument Design: Mark Wherry Solo Whistler: Rick Riccio Studio Manager for Remote Control Productions: Shalini Singh Assistant to Hans Zimmer: Cynthia Park Sampling Team: Taurees Habib, Raul Vega & Drew Jordan Score Mixed at Remote Control Productions, Santa Monica, CA
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering
Hans Zimmer would like to thank: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell, Simon Kinberg, James Bitonti, Victoria Burkhart, Trent Opaloch, Lee Smith, Julian Clarke, Brad Goodman, Jaydene Maryk, Lia Vollack, Raul Perez, Dustin Marler, Modi Wiczyk, Asif Satchu, Jim Glander, Scott Tenley, Carol Dantuono, Chris Scarabosio, Vince Renaud, Steve Boeddeker, Gord Hillier, Troels Folmann, Jonte Knif, Urs Heckmann, Peter Asher, Max Golfar, James Golfar, Patricia Golfar, Emma Burnham, Candace Carlo, Jillian Abood, Kelly Bush, BeBe Lerner, Rae Murillo, and the ID team,
Nick Douillard, Ari Emanuel, Chaz Lebrecque, Seth Waldmann, Amos Newman, Albert Nolasco, Matthew O'Driscoll, Tangelene Bolton, Ryan Ouchida, Bradley Rainey, Chris Strong, Suzanne Zimmer, Jake, Max, Zoë & Annabel
Release date : 03/10/2015
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If you check out Rich Walters site (desktop version) he has three unreleased tracks you can hear...
Tetravall Tour Vincent Causes Riot Shutting Down the Droids
Were these used in the movie? They sound like demos to me.
As there were no orchestra recordings on this score it can't really be demos, but maybe an early version.
Yeah... I hear it too. They lack the "beefier" sound of the album. 'Vincent Causes Riot' is 100% in the film though.
No they are not.
Tetravaal Tour was completely replaced in the film by another cue.
The other 2 are in the film but they were clearly rearranged after.
Very nice though, one is actually better than its film version !
I thought so, they don't sound as rich, spacious and organic like the rest of the score. Interesting as Rich is listed as synth programmer.
When you compare the two you realize how much effort that had to be put into the score to make it sound as good as it does despite being all electronics. It's remarkable how well Zimmer succeeds in making his electronic music sound organic, flowing and lifelike.
Where would these new tracks go chronologically?.
Tetravaal Tour is the second cue in the film, right after A Dangerous City...
Vincent's Firmware Update and Riot go before "You Lied to Me".
Thanks! Looks like Steve worked on virtually all my favourite cues :)
I had spoken to someone who worked on the score at Interstellar Live and he was saying Steve did a big part of the score... :)
Yeah, it's a pretty straight 1:1 match - Mazzaro's cues are the cool ones and Kawczynski's are the annoying ones. :p
Welcome To The Real World ?
Best scene of the film, one of the best cues ! :)
Never saw the movie, and the second half of that cue is OK, but I don't much like the first half.
Of the Kawczynski tracks my favorite is probably "Illest Gangsta on the Block", actually. :P
I LOVE Steve's work on this score. I am so happy he's working with HZ, if I see "HZ + SM" on a cue it's certain to be good. Really really hope there will be a Chappie 2 and HZ and SM returns do to the score!
The analogue Vangelis-ish electronic sound Zimmer & Co brought to Chappie is mesmerizing, wish we would hear this sound more often. As Vangelis has pretty much retired from film scoring, I wish to see Zimmer & Mazzaro follow in his roots as they seem to have the skills and equipment to do it.
I'm surprised to see Ryan Amon's name here, what input did he have?
I've searched for days for the song at the end credits the soft beat, I can't find it anywhere. It also plays when he gets beat up and is on a hill with a dog but still no luck. I've listened to all the original soundtracks but is there a name or place I can download this track? It's driving me crazy
its on the end credits, i guess youll have to record it somehow?
look for the end credits of the movie on youtube and use a converter?
I know which part you're talking about...
Die Antwoord - Enter The Ninja ;) youtu.be/vcMHkvEVgVo
I re-watched this movie this week and finally the score is very good. There are many more good musics than in the CD (which is misleading). Anyone knows if an Expanded score is planned ? Because it's really frustrating, like the Thin red line's official score :)
WTF? I thought the album was really perfect and contained every single piece of original material heard in the movie. The rest is only alternate versions of other tracks, I don't remember hearing anything different in the movie. But I only saw the movie once, so I may be wrong.
Ds, you will see again the scene when Chappie is initialized (with the chicken, when he said his first words). This is the beginning of "We Own the Sky" or "Never Break a promise" and some beautiful chords. On the whole, the film version is clearly better !
Yeah there's quite a lot of unreleased actually... Nothing that stuck with me much while seeing the film the first time, but when I got the cuesheet I took a deeper look and indeed there's a lof of unreleased, some are quite cool cues... I can post the cuesheet later actually, it's not like it's a hidden thing... lol
Thanks Hybrid but, at the risk of sounding idiot, the cuesheet is an audio file ? :)
Absolutely not... It's just the list of cues, more or less detailed (composers etc.)
Just tentative correct order, not 100% accurate...
A DANGEROUS CITY HZ SM TETRAVAAL TOUR HZ SM REPAIRS ON DROID 22 HZ SM COMPOUND FIGHT HZ AK VERY VERY GOOD NEWS HZ SM HIPPO CALLS NINJA HZ AK DEON ARRIVES HOME HZ SM ALGORITHM STABLE HZ SM DEON TAKES 22 HZ AK VINCENT IN THE MIRROR HZ SM WHATS IN THE VAN HZ AK PUTTING 22 BACK TOGETHER HZ SM CAN HE UNDERSTAND ME? HZ AK Neill Blomkamp VINCENT’S GLARE HZ SM CHAPPIE’S FIRST UP HZ NINJA S GUN RANGE HZ AK FROG IN A SOCK MATE HZ SM DEON RETURNS TO DA DEN HZ AK VINCENT ARRIVES AT DA DEN HZ SM CHAPPIE PAINTS HZ Andy Page DEON STORMS OFF HZ AK LET’S GO SEE THE REAL WORLD HZ AK WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD HZ AK CAPTURING CHAPPIE HZ SM Ryan Amon TORTURED IN THE SERVICE VAN HZ SM BEDTIME STORY HZ SM Ryan Amon BE COOL HZ AK DRIVE UP TO PONTE HZ Andy Page DEAD DOG HZ AK Neill Blomkamp I'M YOUR MAKER HZ AK VINCENT'S FIMWARE UPDATE HZ SM RIOT PT 1 HZ Rich Walters RIOT PT 2 HZ Rich Walters VINCENT HIDES OUT HZ AK CHAPPIE REBOOTED HZ SM Ryan Amon YOLANDI HAS A NEW HAT HZ SM BREAKING THE CODE HZ SM HEIST HZ AK ARE YOU SLEEPY HZ SM BEHOLD THE MOOSE HZ SM YOU LIED TO ME DADDY HZ SM HIPPO ARRIVAL AT DEN HZ AK MOOSE TOUCHDOWN HZ SLO MO CHAPPIE HZ SM Andy Page FINAL SHOWDOWN HZ SM CRUSH THE MAN HZ SM TRANSFERRING CONSCIOUSNESS HZ SM YOLANDI'S BURIAL HZ AK Neill Blomkamp IT'S HAPPENING HZ SM END TITLES HZ
I suppose it's "Can he understand me?"... Please Hans send me this track !! :D
What's with Blomkamp's credit?
So Hybrid the oficial album have only music from Zimmer and company, but in the cuesheets there are music from Ryan Amon and others. Those cues are in the film or are unreleased?
Nevertheless, I really do not understand why the music, in the best scene of the movie (in my view) and maybe the most important, is unreleased... Furthermore it's the theme !
Who are the persons in charge of the contents of the CD ? Certainly people who do not know how to appreciate the Zimmer's music...
I was so impressed by the score initially (huge fan of the 90s synth scores from Hans (DOT, PH, RH, TR and esp PONR)....i love the analog string and saw wave sounds. This score FIT THE MOVIE PERFECTLY! I would love an expanded or complete score. One of my fav themes not on the CD is when the punks beat up Chappie, then it shows him on the railroad tracks disoriented, then walking up a hill over the city. It plays another time or two. The chord progression is superb! Thankfully, I recorded it from the end credits. One of my fav Hans & Co scores!
Unfortunately, I think the score to Chappie is pretty crappy. Another great opportunity missed by Hans. Just more themeless electronica experimental stuff. Come on Hans, please PLEASE write real epic scores again.
He explored that a lot. In fact, he seems to have grown tired of it. He's the kind of guy who's always up to explore new horizons.
I don't know what you're on, there are at least two themes to be found in Chappie.
Hans always worked by periods. He started with soft synth-driven scores, then moved to electronic action scores (90s), then made (and became famous for) grand epic scores (2000s)... Now's the time for experimentation. If you don't like it, don't worry: the old scores still exist and we still can listen to them, so why do you complain??
Yeah and unfortunately I think you are retarded.
The score is fucking brilliant.
Sigh... the internet. Where everyone is gay and a retard.
Well I'm neither gay nor retarded. I just don't care for the score that's all. Sorry to upset your own little space time continuum or something. Geez, get a life.
I always liked about h-z.com that everyone's talking like a normal person here. I'm not sure if you got that I was being sarcastic in reference to bro's comment (Sorry bro), but let's agree on disagreeing, so no one has to get a life or get out more.
Zimson... so you apologize to Bro for commenting on him calling me retarded but you trash me for telling people who call me retarded to get a life?? Oh, I see how this works. We sure don't play favorites here now do we?
I liked this score a lot, much more than most recent Zimmer's works...Funny to see how each of his scores from the last few years gets mixed reactions, even among Zimmer-lovers.
I completely disagree, the score was fitting for the emotions per the scenes. Yes it has electronica but I think the decisions made fit perfectly!
Whenever I listen a ost before watching the movie and I like, I'm afraid to go to the cinema because maybe the same movie not live up to the music. For example: Jupiter Ascending, which has a very good music but as a movie is a disaster. But with Chappie has been one of those times when I leave the film even more eager to hear the music, because the images work together with Zimmer's music for an amazing way.
I'm more than a week in shock with this music, every day is a ritual hear it, hit my mind and the movie has finished breaking.
I do not understand the criticism towards it (or even to the music) but I must say, that Not Watch this film in Cinema is a serious mistake.
Can I have an honest opinion, if HZ's name wasn't on this release, but it sounded exactly like it does now, would you guys still like it, or even know of it's existence?
Maybe, or maybe not. That´s the great thing about Hans: he keeps pushing the limits of his musical landscape and by doing so he opens our minds to styles we might not know or even like.
Depends on who composed it. If it would have been Cliff Martinez I probably wouldn't have liked it, since he's the master of electronic soundscapes and Chappie doesn't quite match up to it. The major reason I like the score is the "New-effect". He hasn't done this "8-bit-dance-whatever-step" thing yet so it's quite interesting to explore it. It's neither as enjoyable as TASM 2 nor has it many memorable moments but it's fresh as opposed to, let's say The Lone Ranger. I need to watch the movie, though, to make a final statement.
Lockdown, great analogy my friend. I couldn't have asked that better myself. I assume you don't particularly like the score either.
I might not have known of its existence until much later, but when I did listen to it, I still would have loved it.
Most of the responders did not understand your question. I suspect the wouldn't be able to answer after the fact any ways though.
The movie is a blast. Original, funny, touching, bombastic, insane. You dont see many movies like this today. And the score was freaking brilliant, capturing the energy and making a few scenes incredibly epic. Another good point is that most of the music is included in the album. There is some répétition and variation but nothing big is missing. Awesome output from Hans!
It's one of the worst things I've seen as of late (close companion to Jupiter Ascending). The few good things were killed by Die Antwoord... Too bad for the score, which is awesome... lol
Well I pity you because I had so much fun and you did not... Best movie I ve seen this year along with Kingsman.
I am one of few who really liked and enjoyed so much Chappie, Júpiter Ascending and Kingsman
The main problem in my opinion was that chappie is surrounded by utterly awful characters that we couldn't care less about. I was almost happy when one of them died.
The movie works best when Chappie is with his maker...they should have had more such scenes.
I agree but at the same time I think all those awful gangsta made us care even more for Chappie, who was really the best character in the movie. They were also just too funny :-D
People seem to like the movie, though it's possibly gonna be a box office bomb. It currently has a 7,4 on imdb. But jeez, the critics really hate it.
The problem I had with the gangsters was that they can't act lol. I would have wanted them to come in later, after chappie had grown up a little with his maker.
The they could have damaged him and made him throw k Ives etc... Digit et weaver has 5 minutes of screen time and those guys who aren't real actors have like 1 hour 30 minutes...what's up with that?
And lol the security of that weapons company is definitively bollocks lol:)
But all in all I think the movie raises some interesting questions and whenever chappie is on screen, the movie is good! All in all though I think it doesn't work as there are major problems with it!
Having social commentary in a movie is only good when it is subliminal. Guess Blomkamp never heard of the distancing effect.
Die Antwoord can't act, but here they were just playing themselves so I didn't notice any bad acting.
I was not keen on this film after Elysium (which I though was simplistic and relatively pointless to spend time seeing) then I saw the trailer... and Die Antwoord. Then I really did not want to see it. Seriously why were they put in ANY movie? I only know who they are because I worked at a music store for several years.
On a good note, District 9... hell yes.
I think that Yo-Landi was alright and pulled that "gangster-turned-mother" transition rather well. But Ninja, on the other hand... He seemed as the kind of guy that makes aliens postpone their visit of Earth. (Someone could actually pitch it to Blomkamp as a movie premise.) And, according to some reports, he was a huge dick to everyone on set (which doesn't surprise me at all... because, well, he chose "Ninja" as his pseudonym, you guys).
I actually really like this score. It's different, loud, and bombastic. I'll prob end up buying it next weeks when it comes out.
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Considering Zimmer is more miss than hit for me the last couple of years (only scores I really loved were Sherlock Holmes, Rush and The Lone Ranger) I expected to hate this one as well after all I read about it. But damn, this is a great score!
You liked this but not TASM 2? How?
"Turbo Assembler (TASM) is an assembler package developed by Borland which runs on and produces code for 16- or 32-bit x86 MS-DOS or Microsoft Windows."
Just joking here, but that's what google gave me. Actually it means "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"
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I dunno, TASM2 just didn't do it for me. It wasn't bad or anything, but I can't remember a single note of it.
Maybe I should give it another try
That's odd. I can think of many reasons why the TASM2 score might not appeal to someone but it's certainly not unmemorable.
Any idea of what the breakdown is for the cue credits? Are Zimmer, Kawczynski & Mazzaro credited for all of the tracks, or did they each did individual cues or what?
Guess we'll find out in a few months... ;)
Why the wait? Is there some release of information that I don't know about? Not complaining, just genuinely curious.
Also, does anyone happen to know if this is in film order, and if all of the tracks are the film mixes or if some of them are suites? I haven't seen the movie, and probably won't until I can rent it, so I'm just wondering what's up.
When I first heard this score. It was just loud and brutal. After having seen the movie and having listened to the score multiple times I can say that I really like it a lot. It is a really emotional score in parts. Of course you get the awesome epic HZ sound but this is if you look closely a very emotional score...
In my opinion there's a great sadness throughout the movie with chappie and the gangsters he grows up with...
Funny this is that this is a "no orchestra, entirely synth" score.
Yet, it sounds like all the other scores he has done since Inception which featured orchestras.
If Hans keeps writing this kind of music he really doesn't have to bother with orchestra if he mixes it to sound like synth. It's waste of budget
Someone needs to have their ears checked :-)
Man's got a point. On some of his scores (not all), I really do have to wonder why Hans even bothers getting an orchestra to record anything. Take Man of Steel...I really can't tell the difference in sound between the entirely-synthetic sketchbook and the (presumably) orchestral recordings in the rest of the score. If HZ had gone all-synth with that one nobody would have even noticed.
I don't like it. Makes the score sound cheap. I much prefer a more organic, "clean" synth-orchestral blend like TASM2.
The person who doesn't hear an orchestra in Inception has some serious issues... lol
Edmund, about Man Of Steel, don't forget that most of the cues are not orchestra-based. Everything related to Zod was all drums plus some additional electronic distorsion. All the "soft theme" is just Hans playing his piano, plus sampled instruments (the weird guitars he used to suggest wind on electrical wires). So there are just occasional bursts of orchestra... most of them in parts that are not included in the sketchbook.
For me the sketchbook really sounds like synth, I don't like listening to it very much, while I simply dig the score itself.
Weirdly I actually love the Sketchbook, it's really cool hearing all the ideas hashed out in a raw form. I'd love to hear demos and sketches for other scores.
I would pick this over that seriously overrated TASM2 score any day of the week. Chappie grows on me with every single listen. Hans has taken extremely fresh approach with it and it certainly shows. This unique score feels to me like a merger between 1980's and 2010's and I hope Hans explores this style more in the future. It's like a dirtier, grittier cousin to Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy, and I mean that as a compliment.
An "Additional Music" credit on the FRONT COVER? First we had JunkieXL credited directly on "Arcade" and "General Zod," then we had everyone credited as one on TASM2, and now this? My, times are changing!
It's about time too.
It's a step up from those slightly shady "music produced by Lorne Balfe" credits on Inception and Sherlock Holmes. :p
That's a role model for the whole industry. Hundreds of ghost writers never see the light of day.
I meant light of day lol :D
I've listened it through now. This is completely out of the box for him. I guess the industry will change vastly in the future. The market will be overrun with music producers from all kinds of genres.
I love both hans orchestral and electronic scores, but I must say, this is not really my piece of cake. There are some moments where the typical hans harmonies can be heard and those are pretty awesome, and the soft tracks are nice, but some tracks are just dance beats...I hope there's some nice unreleased music in the movie, not heard on the ost.
Does anyone else feel like this about the score?
Not entirely... but it's YOUR opinion that counts.
ty MrZimmerFan :) I listen now.. I like so much, now my Favorite Track 15 - We Own This Sky :)
Just heard a little bit. I love where this is going! :)
What a surprise, the entire album is already available on iTunes Belgium! Dont know if it´s normal or an iTunes mess up but I like it!!
Yeah French one too, I bought it in 2 minutes, I feared they released their "mistake"...
This score is... well I need to relisten, but there's some stuff in the second half, absolutely awesome ! :o
Orchestra lovers, fleeeee !
Same here, I was so afraid the download would stop or something. Still at track 4 and love it so far, at the same time extremely surprising. Some friends of mine who only like the orchestral Hans are going to have their ears on fire when they listen to this :-p
Mayhem Downtown, what a killer track :-O
Now lets hope this is mixed really loud in the movie. I guess you will tell us tomorrow, Hybrid?
"Illest Gangsta on the Block", what an odd track. A friend of mine does 8-bit dance tracks, he's going to love it. :)
Btw, just checked iTunes again and the album is gone. What the hell?
Cool! Right now I'm listening to the main theme song posted here, pure blooded Hans Zimmer! Don't know about other tracks but this one is awesome! And I like how he used synth vocals just enough (I hate when they overdo it when they want to sound more "epic").
Still no news or cover? I hope the album is still coming in 7 days!!
I'm trying to investigate this...
Aren't the majority of soundtracks released the Tuesday before the that Friday the movie comes out?
So wouldn't the soundtrack be 3/3?
This better not be like Interstellar and released 2 weeks after the film comes out lol
hopefully theres news about this soon
This could be another TF4, with delays and such after the film release, but it didn't take long anyways. And I believe the first Interstellar soundtrack was because Nolan and Hans wanted people to hear the soundtrack in the film first, or something like that.
Still no "date" but don't worry it's coming. Artwork is ready. Wait & see...
Nice, love artworks! Means it's coming quite soon.
Also, can't wait for alternate covers, there are great posters, both official and fan-made out there.
03/10/2015 really ? i waiting 03/06/2015
Is March 10th confirmed or is it a Amazon-like release date? Even soundtrack.net doesn't seem to have infos about it by now.
sasasa, the movie opens on 3/0 which is a Friday. Soundtracks release on Tuesdays which is 3/10. Don't act all surprised now....
sorr meant to say 3/6
The movie has just been delayed of one week here in Belgium. First the music, then the movie... What´s happening? I was so excited to hear a new Hans in just 2 days :-(
So I take it this isn't coming out tomorrow? Nuts....