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Hybrid, yes!wow man, hybrid. this isn't right from you. actually really embarrasing and an absolute no-go from a staff/member of this site to write such a comment. even if it's a joke, this is a shame and sad.I was a bit over the line, I admit. I should have made it clearer that all of that "hottest shit in town" bit was meant purely as a part of my personal opinion regarding his output. I never saw or read any interviews with him. <br><br>I also know about his wife, of course... but I guess I'm just too cynical to accept it as an all-encompasing excuse while seeing such massive fanbase clamoring for his new music. I don't know, I admittedly feel a bit bad about what I'm saying myself. I AM an asshole, sure, but only to an extent. <br><br>I think that saying "he is writing scores that he feels comfortable with" and "living his life however he wants", albeit understandable, is still ignoring the fact that he is an artist with a fanbase. We are living in a time when film composers are slowly getting a mainstream recognition as a type of musicians comparable to bands or singers. And that creates a certain responsibility towards that fanbase. An artist doesn't have to fulfill it, sure, but he should at the very least acknowledge and address it.<br><br>Which brings to mind an image of Hans going on a massive tour whilst giving zero fucks about the CD presentation of his scores, but I digress.<br><br>I wouldn't dare giving Powell advices about how to deal with a pain of the loved one's loss. But on the other hand, I strongly believe in artist's responsibility towards the fans. <br><br>For example, that's why I would kick everybody saying "GRRM is not your bitch" right in the goddamn nuts.Now I have ONE true reason to want this score to win !<br><br>PEACE ! lolI stand corrected. Though it's still possible that the score is a combination of live orchestra and samples, a lot of RCP music does that.
Ds beat me to a few of the points I was going to make, so thanks. :) I'll try to keep this brief, but it won't be.<br><br>Macejko, the only part of your statement that I would 100%, strongly, absolutely disagree with is the "pretentious douche" part. When has he ever "acted like the hottest shit in town"? Do we have any record of him actually refusing assignments? I mean, clearly his output has slowed down since 2012, but why do you act like he's doing that because he thinks he's better than everyone else? I don't see that as pretentious. Especially not given what we know about his personal circumstances. For all we know his decision to take on less work was caused by the knowledge that his wife was sick and wanting to spend as much time with her and with their son as he could. You really still want to call him pretentious?<br><br>Now, what I do agree with is the impression that Powell is no longer really developing as an artist. He's found his niche and is writing scores that he feels comfortable with, but I haven't been "surprised" by anything he's written since probably 2010 or 2011. Is that a problem? Well, depends on what your priorities are. I don't rate innovation as highly as I do music that speaks to me on an emotional level, that I love listening to and want to hear over and over again. And with scores like Pan and HTTYD2 Powell has definitely provided that, while Hans Zimmer for all of the "pushing the envelope" and "breaking boundaries" he's done (or claimed to have done) in the last 7, 8 years has in the process left behind many of the things that made me love his music in the first place. He's written some fine and certainly interesting scores in those years (and some I never want to hear again), but I'd throw out every single one of them to hear another At World's End or King Arthur, just a big old epic larger-than-life fun time that cares more about entertaining you than trying to musically divide by zero or whatever. But now I'm turning this into a Powell vs. Zimmer argument which was never really my intention. :p<br><br>At the same time I can't pretend that it doesn't hurt to see how much Powell has slowed down. I mean his run of form from 2003-2011 is the stuff of legend, 3-4 scores a year in all sorts of different genres, all of it quality stuff. He was pretty much hitting the sweet spot: innovating, developing his style, trying out new things but not sacrificing his voice or the accessibility of his music. If he were to keep up that trajectory for a career spanning several decades he'd be in contention for greatest of all time IMO. Sadly it doesn't look like that's going to happen anymore. I think it's a fair criticism to say he's dropped off, or at the very least leveled out. I just don't think it's fair to call him pretentious for doing so. The man's a human being and he has the right to live his life however he wants.But you know he never said he has nothing to prove. I don't think he even think such a thing, actually he seems like a very humble and nice guy, much like Hans. I just tell you this based on all the great things he did in many genres throughout his career.<br><br>I guess he just want to write music he likes and the way he likes it. Many producers/directors want something more restrained for their movies, that's ok, they can get someone else. If you can afford doing what you like for a living, why the hell would you accept jobs you don't like?<br><br>And SW isn't about "creativity", it's just about this kind of busy orchestral music with lots of frenetic parts which Powell seems to really like these days.If only every annoying film music fan would be so willing to take his own life as this one...If this nominated for golden globe or even Oscar and win the title I'll kill my self.<br><br>This score is nothing compared to interstellar or even to POTC 3.The moment an artist thinks he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead. <br><br>Also, thinking that only animation and Star Wars provide a field for any kind of innovation and experimentation is just ludicrous beyond words, Ds. SW especially is the most musically restricted franchise on the planet.
Fair point. Just look at what Balfe did this year, Lego Batman, Churchill, Genius, The Crown, Geostorm... and all are somewhat different in tone. He was on fire this year for sure.Here is another comparison which to me seems more relevant than yours :<br>Lorne is doing a lot of projects and getting better and better in various styles.<br>And Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity. I'm not saying he doesn't evolve, but at this rate he will need 3 lifes to catch up on Balfe's current level.<br><br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres and is now able to write the music he likes most : crazy orchestral pieces where nothing is forbidden. Today, only animated movies allow this style of scores to exist. And also Star Wars :-pEdmund wrong again !!!!!balfe posted some photos of the recording sessions for the crown^ lol. Harsh, but he’s not wrong. Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion.I must admit I'm starting to think of Powell as sort of a pretentious douche. All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him, and when he finally descends from his golden throne and graces us peasants with a new score for his beloved kiddie animated genre, even then he doesn't handle the majority of the score himself.<br>This might be a fun score, I'm sure it's gonna be, but I'm also pretty sure that it's going to sound like every other Powell score from the last 6 or so years. The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ. Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better.
Wow full credits already.<br>(Quite surprised so many tracks are not pure Powell's)<br><br>Anyway smples on LLL sounds awesome, Powell at its quite best of course.<br><br>That Madrid Finale, omg, classical!I wouldn't want to sully this score's reputation by giving it an award as arbitrary and meaningless as the Oscar!Genuinely mind-blown at this score's under-appreciation...definitely deserved an Academy Award, or a nomination at the very least. One of the greatest film scores of all time.I haven't heard it yet, but the majority of Balfe's scores are done with samples so I wouldn't be surprised at allWas this score recorded with a real orchestra? Sometimes it sounds like it comes straight from a computer. Like Your Majesty for example. Lorne uploaded 2 unreleased tracks btw.
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Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL)Christian VorlanderStephen PeroneBob Badami
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Mad Max - Fury Road
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  1. Survive (1:40)
    Tom Holkenborg
  2. Escape (3:28)
    Tom Holkenborg
  3. Immortan's Citadel (8:58)
    Tom Holkenborg
  4. Blood Bag (3:39)
    Tom Holkenborg, Christian Vorländer
  5. Buzzards Arrive (1:26)
    Tom Holkenborg
  6. Spikey Cars (4:08)
    Tom Holkenborg
  7. Storm Is Coming (6:16)
    Tom Holkenborg
  8. We Are Not Things (1:42)
    Tom Holkenborg
  9. Water (6:25)
    Tom Holkenborg
  10. The Rig (6:31)
    Tom Holkenborg
  11. Into The Canyon (2:49)
    Tom Holkenborg
  12. Brothers In Arms (5:52)
    Tom Holkenborg
  13. The Chase (3:16)
    Tom Holkenborg
  14. Moving On (1:56)
    Tom Holkenborg (Eleni Karaindrou)
  15. The Bog (12:32)
    Tom Holkenborg, Christian Vorländer
  16. Redemption (1:45)
    Tom Holkenborg
  17. Many Mothers (8:58)
    Tom Holkenborg (Eleni Karaindrou)
  18. The Return To Nowhere (5:17)
    Tom Holkenborg
  19. Claw Trucks (5:43)
    Tom Holkenborg, Christian Vorländer
  20. Immortan (11:10)
    Tom Holkenborg
  21. Chapter Doof (6:49)
    Tom Holkenborg
  22. Walhalla Awaits (2:40)
    Tom Holkenborg
  23. My Name Is Max (2:23)
    Tom Holkenborg
  24. Let Them Up (2:36)
    Tom Holkenborg
  25. Mary Jo Bassa (2:26)
    Tom Holkenborg
  26. Coda (4:43)
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Everan reply Replies: 3 || 2015-05-10 17:45:02
I like, seriously need this soundtrack. I wasn't that excited at first, but Brothers in Arms sold it to me. Wish I could buy that track already and have it around before this one comes out.
Really can't wait to hear the new Batman themes in the future.


mpolonest1232015-05-10 18:05:14
Same here!

When I first heard the samples I really was not impressed, some of it screamed 300 to me. After hearing this track though, I am honestly blown away.

If JXL can lend his voice (and the emotion of Run All Night/Divergent) his music for Batman could be incredible!


Daniel2015-05-10 18:10:37
I agree Everan! I am going nuts without this! I need someone to leak moreee so that I can survive for two more days, this music is just awesome


Listener2015-05-10 18:11:45
Can someone just post the damn thing already? &#128512;&#128512; haha

--- reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-10 06:48:28
Any news?

Anonym. reply Replies: 1 || 2015-05-09 07:01:18
Does anyone know if it has leaked yet or something?


Sjones2015-05-10 02:42:13
I have no idea, but I hope it does!

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2015-05-09 16:54:49
Yes it is Junkie XL : noisy ! lol


...2015-05-09 21:31:00
He actually has started using his real name these days:)

Anonymous reply Replies: 17 || 2015-05-07 06:56:12
Damn I want this to get leaked already! I purchased it anyway but I just can't wait to hear it. It sounds really unique while it also feels like he made a mashup all of all his previous scores in a single film which is unique as well.


Hybrid Soldier2015-05-08 01:07:15
Little extract ! ;O)


Adrian2015-05-08 02:24:26
Ohhh thanks!


Anonymous2015-05-08 02:57:52
Wow Hybrid, I honestly have to thank you for this! It is perfect! And the funny part is that this was the song I mostly desired to hear!


Adam2015-05-08 03:08:47
it sounds like the trailer music! This is awesome!


JamesT2015-05-08 03:45:16
Thanks Hybrid for the clip!
Superb!!!!


Ds2015-05-08 09:35:24
I like it!! Can't wait till next week!


Edmund Meinerts2015-05-08 09:46:04
I don't generally like listening to samples so I only clicked into a few random seconds of the cue, but it sounded OK. Junkie has some pretty cool synth patches and sound design elements going on at times. But I still don't like his percussion writing. There's nothing that sounds explicitly like Man of Steel from what I can tell, but like that score, I find the rhythms too heavy and uncreative. More tiring than energetic. Since a Mad Max movie practically demands heavy percussion, and considering how good he is with it, I can't help but wish Powell had stayed on.


Mike2015-05-08 15:18:06
Once it gets to 1:30, and then to the end, it's surprisingly good! I wasn't expecting to like it this much. :)


Lambegue2015-05-08 16:20:51
Seems to be nice, even if quite ordinary...Like Edmund, I would have loved to hear Powell on this project.


Hybrid Soldier2015-05-08 16:31:30
Please stop with this Powell thing.

He was attached to it 11 years ago... If there's ONE guy on Earth who decided to drop scoring this, it's him. His choice. I won't feel sorry for him... :P


Edmund Meinerts2015-05-08 17:05:12
Yeah, I know he probably wouldn't have done it even if offered at this stage...Doesn't stop me wishing, though. And hell, at least I have Pan to look forward to this year, which is more than I thought I would.

Even if it's not Powell, though, the chain of composers I'd pick over JXL is preeeeeetty long...


Evenstar2015-05-08 17:47:09
Brother in Arms sounds awesome! Can't wait for the rest.


Ds2015-05-08 18:33:37
I think nobody knows this movie better than George Miller does, and HE picked Junkie XL to score it, and HE was amazed by all the music he delivered, and HE thought it matched his vision perfectly. You speak about "picking other composers", yet I think you haven't seen the movie.
And even if, let's say, John Powell had scored this, what makes you think Miller wouldn't have asked him a brutal score full of electronics and drums?


Edmund Meinerts2015-05-08 19:19:52
That's just what I'm trying to say, Ds. I think Powell would have been capable of writing a brutal score full of electronics and drums that I would have also liked and found a cool and interesting listen on album, far moreso than that JXL track (which I've now listened to in full). Hell, Powell's already written a score like that: Green Zone! Just take that and make it less thriller-y and more insane and splashy. That would be an awesome Mad Max score!

And are you really going to use the "director is always right about his movie" argument in light of some of the truly idiotic choices directors have made in film music over the years? Nazgul theme in The Hobbit? What George Lucas did in Attack of the Clones? Ridley Scott (just...Ridley Scott)?


Ds2015-05-08 20:04:51
I understand you would have liked a Powell score better, but that doesn't mean the director is not RIGHT... Maybe he just has different musical tastes, or another idea for his movie. That's all I'm trying to say :-)

Btw there's a new TSFH album containing great music (the Bergersen half, of course) to keep you busy during the Fury Road madness that's about to unleash on the filmmusic community :-p


Hybrid Soldier2015-05-08 20:11:59
Powell could have delivered Green Zone... Who remembers Green Zone ? lol

Even I don't... lol


Edmund Meinerts2015-05-08 23:17:21
I remember it. "Attack and Chase" is a bloody fantastic action cue. It's not the most memorable score in the world but it's exciting and energetic as hell.

Jay the Dinosaur reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-08 15:02:58
One song so far....... That's a start. :)

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-04 20:17:53
The music in a couple of these clips, especially the dive bombing motorcycle scene are pretty rad. Cant wait to hear the whole thing.

h t t p://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GibouAxhX-

Dimitris Krommidas reply Replies: 2 || 2015-04-08 21:34:42
How many tracks will be in the cd version???


Russel2015-04-08 22:53:29
17.


Dimitris Krommidas2015-04-08 23:09:45
Thank you.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 21 || 2015-03-05 23:35:48
So the big one... Been waiting for it for what, 11 years ? When John Powell was attached to do it ? lol


Ds2015-03-06 00:19:14
Holy shit, WaterTower is launching the hype machine earlier and earlier, this release is over 2 months from now :-p


Adam2015-03-06 02:08:17
Yes!!!! I have been waiting a loooooong time for this one!!


Macejko2015-03-06 14:25:11
The movie looks positively insane, hopefully the score will be too ;)


Edmund Meinerts2015-03-06 14:42:31
That was a happier time, Hybrid, wasn't it...


Hybrid Soldier2015-03-06 15:02:20
It would have been one hell of a ride for Powell, especially doing some serious live action film (I'm tired of animation a little), and since his work with Miller is the best (love love love Happy Feet).

But I'm super curious on a score who took 2 years to compose for Junkie (while for instance, Run All Night took less than 2 weeks... lol) !


Hybrid Soldier2015-04-01 19:59:11
Some details !! :)

Pretty long OST ! :)


Lambegue2015-04-01 20:34:19
I'm really impatient to see this movie, and quite curious about the score. Miller had quite a lot of good soundtracks for his movies in the past.


Scorefan2015-04-01 21:23:13
Hell yeah!!!!!
Now this will be available on 2 cd's or only digital download?
By the way, for what can we hear in the trailer, i think this is going to be a pretty and sweet badass epic score


Hybrid Soldier2015-04-01 21:58:28
Physical will be one CD with I guess half of this digital release...


Ds2015-04-01 22:25:11
Very long album indeed! I'm eager to discover it but the first track published by WaterTower on FB didn't seduce me at all. However one thing's already sure, it'll sound f***** epic in the movie.


Ds2015-04-01 22:37:54
Actually we can preview the entire album on iTunes US. It sounds just like 300: Rise of an Empire, loads of heavy drums and big synth brass. Some tracks look insane, it'll be a terrific score.


Hybrid Soldier2015-04-02 00:23:45
Yeah I listened to it (that was pretty long preview as a whole ! lol), gonna be great for who likes Junkie ! :)

Obviously you have influences from MOS, Divergent & 300, which is quite normal since this score has been in the process of making for more than 2 years, while those others scores were done ine parallel... One of the themes is very VERY close to a Divergent one lol... Lot of electro but also a few very old fashioned cues...

Can't wait for the full thing !


Daniel2015-04-02 05:23:13
Why Powell, why? You would have been perfect for this. :(


NotSoAnonymous2015-04-02 08:09:43
Spikey Cars is rust a riot! Love It!


Meta2015-04-02 16:34:10
it sounds very noisy.....I get it but...Damn...he needs to use a bit more bass in his mixes.


mpolonest1232015-04-02 16:54:55
I LOVE the "Dauntless Attack" in "Claw Trucks"! It sounds exactly the same lol.

As for the rest of the samples, I feel like hearing it in context of the visuals will really help this score out.


Alexander Theodoridis2015-04-02 19:17:45
Another score from mister Junkie xl and OMG 2 hours wow if its like run all night mind blowing


tom2015-04-02 19:21:18
I'm sorry for my intrusion...but where can I listen the samples ? because, I listen only one preview which is from ''Escape''...but not the rest of the score...
Many thanks in advance :)


Anonymous2015-04-03 01:10:25
iTunes


Anonymous2015-04-03 01:10:26
iTunes


meta2015-04-07 18:23:16
I've listened to the samples again and, I don't know...This score sounds alot like his work on Man of Steel and 300-2.....I'm not saying it's bad or good - it is what it is - but to me, his music sounds like he's been using old synths given to him by both Hans Zimmer and Tyler Bates....I say Tyler bates because if you've ever heard his earlier stuff, it's very drony, loud, percussive, and just really grating....I don't know if this is Junkie XL growing into his own, or what, but I have to admit alot of it is too shrill for me to enjoy.

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