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Taking in the movie now after having seen it. The cinematography is brilliant, and there are some interesting concepts that really will have you thinking long after walking out of the theater. Still, I couldnít help but feel like the film dragged throughout. Coupled with the voiceover the movie has a very ĎTerence Malick-yí, ďThin Red LineĒ feel throughout.<br><br>Iím definitely not familiar with Max Richter so I canít comment on what he might have written, but Balfeís broad-chord style is pretty recognizable throughout. There are also some interesting electronic pieces used throughout, possibly might be Balfe but hard to say as of now. The rest of the music is pretty contemplative, ranging from slow/emotional string pieces to more ambient droning.Well, I heard only Balfe's "Prayer" and Richter's "To the stars"... All I can say is we need to wait for the full release, hear both composers and only then talk about who better coped with this. (and watch the movie of course)<br>I don't think Balfe is a bad composer. He does pretty good as an additional composer but not as a leading (mostly). The only soundtrack that I consider the best to date in his solo career is "M:I-Fallout" and "Assassin's Creed III". (imo)<br>Who knows what will be this time. But for now I like Richter's track more.Maybe you have a download link?Download link?I'm just waiting for Gemini Man, that (i hope) would be fun
I love that cue.So I created a page for it, move away from Ghost In The Shell !! :PI wonder if this track is the one causing consternation: Nils Frahm: 'Says' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIwwjy4slI8<br><br>It sounds a bit like what Richter and Balfe could produce, but it is much more artistic than Balfe and much more synth-based than Richter. Frahm is credited for additional music.Not writing negative comments about Balfe for the purpose of writing negative comments - ie. trolling - but for the fact that Balfe does not seem to take film composition seriously. Goldsmith had a similar pace in the 1990s that equates to contemporary Balfe, but he managed to produce fantastic scores like Air Force One in a few weeks (yes, with some help from McNeeely). Balfe simply does not seem to have those skills so he resorts to cliches and drony nonsense. I await to be proven wrong. That Balfe track is not half-bad so I do maintain a general sense of expectation for this.Not any more lame than the Balfe cue
Lorne says it will be released and insists itís not a GITS situation.That's been standard in certain cases, though considerably less nowadays with how complicated these situations have become.<br><br>Having heard both tracks posted, both give me little on their own. I'm sure they work better in the context of the film, and we might see better tracks unveiled eventually.He deserve better.Hans and Lorne like twins. Lorne has a very good personality. I still don't understand why some people are still writing bad comments to Lorne?Probably... lolSo is this how itís gonna be? Official release for Richter and leaks by Balfe :(
Lorne posted a track from Ad Astra on his YouTube channelThank you. And i suppose "Need You Busting My Balls - End Credits" title would correspond to ASCAP "Need You Busting My Balls" + "RUSH END CREDITS", while "Just Married" to "RUSH MAIN ON END"?Thatís literally the best part of the score though. But itís typical Richter (Miss Sloane, Black Mirror: Nosedive).Hunt Drunken Weirdness is barely a cue actually, it's just a patch up of sound designs by Mel...<br><br>Italian Party is a name I made up for a cue that's not used in the movie ! :)In ASCAP there is a cue "HUNT DRUNKEN WEIRDNESS" - is this by a chance an alias to "Italian Party", which is absent in ASCAP. Though there are different credits Zimmer/Wesson vs Zimmer/Klebe.
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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 !!!!!!

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


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 óan 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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