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Way too many songs.<br>Lorne Balfe score nailed it.Great to see Bay working with Balfe now.This is an RCP website, those scores aren't by RCP composers...Power anthems ???? Obviously you haven’t watched the movie.They would not fit in this movie.<br><br>Balfe’s score is really cool and not expected.Already listened to it 4 times!I agree completely.<br><br>The movie was awesome, the score works perfectly, and the only thing I didn't like was the use of songs. Too much of them. Songs rarely work during intense action scenes. They distract.<br><br>But every time the score started, I liked it. Bay may be known as the big action guy, but when it comes to scoring the more intimate/emotional moments, he and the composer (no matter who he is) always do a good job.Greenaway for President! :))
I agree with Knight.<br><br>It seems some peeps were expecting power anthems left and right. Yes, this is a big movie, but not a "Transformers-big" movie. I didn't like the use of source music (I hate songs in action movies) but when Balfe's work popped up I noticed it right away.<br><br>The more emotional cues were definitely the most memorable.What a fantastic soundtrack.<br>It’s totally crazy and works brilliantly in the film.<br>The bit emotional sections are very classic Bay but Balfe’s electronic weirdness is very unique.<br>It’s nothing like Balfe’s Dark Materials BUT why I’m earth should it be !<br>10/10Gavin should be listed as conductorBecause Ice Age was composed by David Newman and Collision Course was composed by John DebneyWhen i heard just the sound clips, i thought wtf. Sounds like the worst score, a michael bay movie ever had. Then i listened to the whole album and i have to say, there are some pretty cool tracks. I really like the electronic rhythmic stuff. Welcome to florence is awesome. The emotional moments are nice, but standard balfe stuff. In the movie, the music works really good. I think this music style is the only style, that works in THIS movie. And as hybrid says a mish mash of score and songs. The movie itself is.....strange. but at least the action rocks as hell.
If "The Meltdown," "Dawn of The Dinosaurs" and "Continental Drift" are added, then how come "Ice Age" and "Collision Course" aren't?I haven't heard the album yet but there isn't much score in the film. It's like Bad Boys II meets Domino in terms of editing, songs everywhere (19 sourced songs used), short cues... Hell there's even a 13 Hours cue tracked in the film ("Getting Aboard The Plane")."Second time"... lolAnother awsome score by lorne balfe. I really like the film 6 underground directed by michael bay, is very awsome and intense and i begin to hear the score composed by lorne balfe, and its phenomenal and his second time working with michael bay since 13 hours, which i like lorne balfe's score too. Balfe's work is really inspiring in his film score.I don't expect Lorne to make a masterpiece with each movie, but it is true that most of her films are action candies, and I can't understand how she can deliver 6 underground and then make His dark materials.  It seems that within Lorne there are a thousand different composers.  And I don't know what to expect from Lorne again.
Can't help noticing not one, but two Zimmer titles in here.... Tracks 14 and 16. lol.What is most disappointing is that this is a Michael Bay movie with a score being so bad. Historically his movies have fantastic scores by either Hans, Steve Jablonsky, and even Lorne Balfe. But this is hands down the worst Michael Bay score I’ve ever heard. <br><br>It’s functional, yes, but nothing compared to 13 Hours, any of the Transformers movies, The Rock, Pearl Harbor, etc. I definitely had high hopes for another good “power anthem” score... and the only cues that are any good are just Time ripoffs.<br><br>Highly disappointing.Again, if we have to expect every piece of work of one composer is have to be as good like his others pieces of work, that's pretty underwhelming and impossible.<br><br>Yeah, 6 Underground is not a good score by any means (neither Gemini Man, but is far more listenable), but works perfectly in the hiperbolic movie.I expected a lot from this score, and the truth is that it left me cold.  Honestly, I think it is Bay's fault, Balfe has shown that he is capable of doing everything, but here it gives the feeling of being covered.  Again, Balfe must focus on fewer projects and the projects he accepts are of quality.There are speculations about the track "Til Death Do Us Part "as being composed by Brandon Campbell. Can anyone confirm whether it was Djawadi or Campbell who composed it?
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Harry Gregson-WilliamsStephanie EconomouAlastair KingAndy Page
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The Martian
Label: Columbia (Digital Download Only)
Length: 51'50
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  1. Mars (2:25)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  2. Emergency Launch (3:10)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  3. Making Water (2:38)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  4. Spotting Movement (1:50)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  5. Science The S*** Out Of This (2:17)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  6. Messages From Hermes (3:31)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  7. Sprouting Potatoes (1:39)
    Harry Gregson-Williams, Stephanie Economou
  8. Watney's Alive! (2:46)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  9. Pathfinder (2:33)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  10. Hexadecimals (2:34)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  11. Crossing Mars (3:37)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  12. Reap & Sow (2:21)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  13. Crops Are Dead (3:26)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  14. Work The Problem (1:58)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  15. See You In A Few (5:12)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  16. Build A Bomb (5:06)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  17. Fly Like Iron Man (4:46)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
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Poe reply Replies: 1 || 2016-01-30 05:56:56
Anyone know how to arrange the chronological order for this download release please?


Anonymous2016-01-30 07:59:54
Someone has the fyc maybe they know

JamesT reply Replies: 0 || 2016-01-30 04:54:50
Harry posted four additional tracks (about 15 mins of score), previously unreleased, for us to enjoy on his Soundcloud page!

Fertilizer
Failed Launch
Project Elrond
Stomach Op

https://soundcloud.com/harry-gw

The Martian is such a superb score! Thanks HG-W!

Miroslaw reply Replies: 0 || 2015-10-09 00:10:12
Science The S*** Out Of This is fucking kurwa awesome !!!!!!

Ds reply Replies: 6 || 2015-10-01 19:22:37
Delicious music, I'm lovin' it!

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Medigo2015-10-02 19:53:03
looks like there is gonna be a lot missing

unless this is not a OSTheavy movie


Hybrid Soldier2015-10-02 20:12:20
No from what I heard it has a loooot of songs... Not that much score... A first in Ridley's career... lol


...2015-10-03 00:36:15
It's true. There is almost like 50% songs. It works though but I would have liked to hear more score of course!


Everan2015-10-04 17:42:47
There's a 2 CD set coming, but I think it will only add the songs used, which isn't so bad really. Maybe it could have some additional tracks, you never know.
It's up in Amazon as Deluxe Soundtrack, it's coming November 6


Ds2015-10-07 22:24:16
Well it's certainly not 50% of songs, far from it. There are a few songs here and there (and actually most of the time it's just an extract). The main core of the music is Harry's wonderful score. Needless to say, the tracklist is mostly out of order, and there's much more than 50min of score. Most of the unreleased cues are variations on the released tracks, but there are a few great unreleased cues as well.

Absolutely awesome movie, by the way. It seems like now we get an amazing space movie at the end of each year. And always with great music!!


JamesT2015-10-08 03:52:00
I'm LOVING this score -- one of HGW's best IMO. The movie was superb, too. Harry has mentioned in several interviews that the score was about 80 mins, which seems right to me given multiple listens and having seen the film. The book was extremely technical in places and I thought Ridley and the screenwriter did a great job translating those complex elements into simple science viewers could relate to. All of the essential pieces of the score are there, thankfully. I remember hearing about a five min track that was excellent that played when NASA and Watney were communicating that I wish had been included. I think the thematic material is excellent -- reminds me of some parts of Light It Up. I hear some Spy Game elements, too. Going to see it again this weekend!

Kullebra reply Replies: 5 || 2015-10-01 04:33:33
"Making Water"... the texture of this track is amazing!!


Anonymous2015-10-02 08:34:27
It is, though at times it feels like it is taking a page or two from Man of Steel.


Mike2015-10-02 18:24:17
+2. Good stuff. It also has a "Finding Nemo" sound to me, in a way.


isildur2015-10-03 02:09:57
"Sprouting Potatoes" too. Beautiful little track. Should have been longer though.


Brent2015-10-03 08:25:23
Mike, interesting you mention Nemo. I swear I was listening to Wall-E. Lol. Great score, though.


Mike2015-10-05 15:08:06
Wall-E —an even better comparison. ;)

Kullebra reply Replies: 1 || 2015-10-01 04:30:28
The music is very beautiful. It's Harry Gregson-William baby!!!


Anonymous2015-10-02 08:35:13
He sure is on top of his game. Give this man more work!

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