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what an incredible album! it is getting very close to my personal favorite which is dunkirk. there is so much mastery in both. one thing that dunkirk has that this album doesn't have is a sense of repetition. both albums have some kind of non-finality. with dunkirk, i feel transported back to the beginning. with this one, i am not sure what comes next.<br><br>Hans and team probably have their share of anecdotes but here's another one.<br><br>i was playing this one day and my friend's daughter asked me if this was from... she hesitated and asked: the dark phoenix movie? i was astonished. she is 12 and probably not into movie scores. but she was able to pinpoint the right movie from a random part. that's something many aspire to. especially with the millions of super heroes movies out there!<br><br>i told her how impressed i was and went on unleashing my Hans Zimmer collection onto her haha :)Because i don't support the idea of 'only good scores are full orchestral', don't agree with that statement.<br><br>Yes, i love Your Highness and Steamboy, aslo really like stuff like TF (except the four) and TMNT 2. But also something like Pain & Gain, Bloodshot, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th or the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deepwater Horizon, even i consider (unpopular opinion) guilty pleasure Battleship.<br><br>Yes, i'm weird :p<br>I love revisiting this score. It's just so much fun, and I love hearing this side of Steve's music. I remember watching interviews where he'd talk about programming John Williams' string patterns into midi instruments, and his love for Williams' work overall. This side of him is rarely shown in his projects. <br><br>But then you have scores like this that show off how much of a wizard he can be with music. Melodic action music, fun and creative use of synth, classic Jablonsky choir chants, and beautiful use of the orchestra. Perfect for a fantasy comedy with a modern twist. <br><br>I cannot stress enough how much I love tracks like "Isabel the Strong", "Labyrinths And Humps", and "Mean Knights and Horsies O' My!". "Playful Secrets" in particular shows just how much of an expert Steve is with an orchestra. It sounds straight out of a John Williams score like Harry Potter or Indiana Jones with a fun Danny Elfman choir on top. Not to mention the beautifully performed bassoon and French Horn combo at 0:39 and 0:44! <br><br>These are the kinds of projects I like to see from Jablonsky. Films and games that allow him to show off his skills and test his abilities to the point where he creates complex, unique, varied, thematically rich, and truly poignant music. <br><br>This is something that I can point to and say "that's 100% a Steve Jablonsky score". It has some influence from Zimmer, but is not copying him by any means. Maybe with the slight exception of "Thadeous".Can't really agree that much with Bloodshot. The reason I was able to be engaged in Jablonsky's past scores similar to this (e.g. TF5, TMNT 2) was his strong melodic voice. Even in the more sound design parts of those scores there was at least several themes that I enjoyed, easily identified, and analyzed some lovely development for them. <br><br>Bloodshot doesn't really have that, it's got themes so minimal (except for KT which I can't really enjoy because the melody sounds identical to "Optimus"), that whatever development is there, I feel nothing toward because it's easy and boring to develop a theme that's basically just a series of chords. <br><br>Keanu I can't entirely judge Jablonsky for as it was also Nathan Whitehead's score, but it just sounds like Bloodshot 0.5 to me. Guitar chords, sound design, string ostinatos, wandering piano theme, been there done that. <br><br>Good lord, do I hope Steve works on Orbital Era though. It would be so refreshing to hear a full-on orchestral Jablonsky score again.Not only better than Spenser, it's better than Skyscraper.<br><br>Ok, Bloodshot maybe isn't one of the best works by Jablonsky, but after such disappointing with Skyscraper, see Jab in a work with choir, guitars, cool themes (if don't catch the similarities between KT's theme with the Autobots theme ;D) and good action writing (hang in there, i'm not going say is something good as Steamboy or Your Highness, even some of the Transformers/The Island stuff), as for the sound design, i prefer people like Jab, Zimmer or Holkenborg MORE than something dreadful as Reznor/Ross
Just listen Bloodshot OST again and I like it better than for the first time. Yes there is a lot of sounddesign elements, but quiet and melodic moments are good at some parts. My favorite track is "Bloodshot". For me this work, despite all the problems, is far better than Spencer Confidential.<br><br>There is extremely need of new Sci-Fi (not like Bloodshot, lol) or Fantasy project for Steve to work on. I'm fairly certain that he could provide amazing music for this genres, but for some reason.<br>Also, I've listened a few tracks from his "Keanu" score (posted on his new website) and it's wonderful, hope there will be a full release sometime. This one reminds me of another genre where Steve is good - comedy and parody movies - "Your Highness", "Pain and Gain", "Sims 3" (yes, it's a game score but it has that comedy atmosphere I'm talking about) all are really great scores for its genre.<br><br>For me "Eternals" from Marvel could be a good movie for Steve to work. And honestly, I would like to see what he could brings to "Godzilla vs Kong" crossover more than Junkie XL.<br><br>At least I hope that Katsuhiro Otomo would like to work with Steve again on his new anime project "Orbital Era", truly a dream-project.Yes, the sound mixing in the movie is bad, you can't listen the music properly, is buried under a lot of sound effects.<br><br>It was one of those situations where 'the music is trying to overlook the thunderous sound effects',I do kinda prefer the 2014 score over the KOTM score, but McCreary's work does deserve more love than just being called a 'retreat of the original theme'.<br>It also deserved to be heard more, but the movie's sound mixing was terrible.Wasn't expecting to see someone else here for the same reason. Really hoping those two soundtracks return, they're great for studying music.Are Steve Jablonsky and Rupert Greyson-Williams still apart of RCP or they went solo too?
I wouldn't disagree that Godzilla KOTM is a good score since it works very well for the movie and by itself. I'm just saying that Junkie XL can bring something new and interesting to the franchise which hasn't been done before.Before someone jump, i will said in this kind of movies, change a composer is very common, don't say i don't want McCreary will be back, only i prefer other people try other things.<br><br>Like i said, i listen very OFTEN the three scores in this movies, and i love each style (as for the movies... well, prefer G14 and KSI over KOTM)@Moggyman<br><br>If you think that all McCreary did was modernize the Godzilla theme, you clearly haven't listend to the score.<br>He indeed used and modernized the themes for Godzilla & Mothra.<br>Besides that he wrote new themes for Rodan, Ghidorah, Monarch, The Russel Family and a theme he called the Ancient theme.<br><br>Besides this, he used the orchestra, choir, soloist and specialty instruments in the best way they can be used.<br><br>His score was one of the best blockbuster and orchestral scores of the last couple of years, in my opinion.<br><br>Until I hear Holkenborg's score I can't really comment on if it will be good. But at the moment I am sad McCreary isn't coming back. But I am very curious what Holkenborg will doI disagree, the McCreary's score in that movie is really, really good... but I put this, as myself i listen very often the other two: G14 and Skull Island, also really, really good, can't put a score over another because one composer uses a theme (a very mytical one, if you are a movie monster fan), specially in that franchise.<br><br>Yes, Ifukube create a wonderful theme (and the original movie have a really tough score to listen isolated of the movie), but other composer make a wonderful themes (and polaraising), like Otani (which his score for GMK is FULL electronic, but really good) or Oshima (great theme, maybe the inspiration for Desplat's theme), even the most forgotten Reijiro Koroku create a terrific theme for the character in 1984Bear McCreary is a good composer but all he did for Godzilla KOTM was modernize the original Godzilla theme, which isnt super creative. Junkie, on the other hand, may give us a really creative score based on his eagerness to do the project.
Yeah besides the massive disappointment that is the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the even bigger disappointment is that Bear McCreary won't be back for more.you fool.... its impossible ! everybody knows that there is only one batman theme.... (joke)In a recent interview, Junkie mentioned that he's bringing back themes for Superman and Wonder Woman, while everything else is new. I wonder if he's gonna make a new Batman theme.It's true, there is completely different team from composer to director in crossover :)But the film was particularly bad...<br><br>So I rather have a whole other team do something ELSE lol...
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeMax ArujSteffen Thum
Composer : Main ThemeComposerAdditional MusicAdditional Music
Genius (TV Series) (EP)
Label: Milan Records
Length: 17'43
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  1. Genius - Hans Zimmer (0:51)
  2. Proving The Theory (1:40)
  3. Forbidden Love (3:05)
  4. Nobel Prize (1:30)
  5. Everything Is Connected (1:09)
  6. Natural Order (1:14)
  7. The Talk Of The Town (1:44)
  8. Time And Space (1:37)
  9. Partita 1 "Double", for Solo Violin BWV 1002 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1:01)
  10. Adagio In E Major (for Violin & Orchestra) K.261 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1:23)
  11. Wiegenlied (Lullaby) K.350 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1:01)
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Manulder reply Replies: 8 || 2017-06-10 19:45:07
Full OST June 23rd ! :-)


JT2017-06-10 23:11:31
If the album is as good as the EP I can not wait . Balfe's music has been faultess this year . Lego Batman was fantastic as well Churchill but this is sounding very interesting


AntoMia2017-06-20 22:52:25
This has to be the best music for a tv show in a long time . Ron Howard should work with balfe more


PMorris2017-06-21 08:58:46
Watched the last episode last night and can't wait for the soundtrack . The music. Was great and cool sounding also


Tomo2017-06-21 09:39:38
Love this score . 10/10


Musicboy2017-06-21 14:30:57
Just heard everything is connected and had to buy the EP . Can't wait for the album. Really great music


Music fan2017-06-21 23:07:35
I'm not normally a fan of Tv scores but this is fantastic . It beats anything recently even for films!!!!!!! Love this score


Mikel2017-06-22 11:34:22
Great music


Balfe 2018-02-23 14:55:38
AntoMia - or Balfe's assistant - stop making silly comments. If this is the best music to a TV show in ages, you haven't watched any tv shows

Mike78 reply Replies: 1 || 2017-06-10 14:36:18
Any news yet of a release date ? Loved the EP and Lorne music's was fantastic in the show . Looking forward to it


Meissol2017-06-10 15:05:00
Hans and Lorne are fantastic together . I do wish they would write more

Kalman reply Replies: 5 || 2017-05-29 18:10:26
It says at filmmusicreporter.com that Milan will release the full score album in the next few weeks.

However it is not quite clear whether it will be a CD or download only.


Response Man2017-05-30 11:31:51
Great! I was really considering whether or not to buy this EP, but now that a full release is going to come out, I'll wait until then. Really enjoying this sound, from what we've been able to listen to so far.


Dieter 2017-05-30 16:28:02
The album has a different listing than the EP. I bought the EP and really like it


Akios2017-05-31 00:11:16
Really enjoying the show and he EP was wonderful music . Lorne's music is amazing and not what I would expect .


JBSO992017-06-03 11:27:20
I have read they have planned to releasing the score in CD the 28th of July. Can someone confirm this? I cannot wait for it!


JBSO992017-06-03 11:35:33
to release*

JJ reply Replies: 1 || 2017-05-25 01:23:55
I discovered today that Lorne will be scoring/has scored the upcoming movie 'Churchill' Awesome stuff!


Manulder2017-06-02 17:55:25
Soundtrack is available today digital only

Peters reply Replies: 2 || 2017-05-23 19:42:18
Any news what Oats is ??? And is Zimmer doing it also


Gustavo2017-05-24 02:06:03
It seems to be a feature film I think but why not work with Zimmer again ?


Andreas2017-05-24 02:16:38
I loved Chappie . Why didn't he worked with the other composers from the film ?

JJ reply Replies: 3 || 2017-05-22 09:19:27
Lorne just announced something on Facebook. Any idea of what it could be?


Michael772017-05-22 13:26:57
It looks like Neill Bloomkamps new project ? Excellent news I think



Deateix2017-05-23 14:22:34
Wonder why he isn't working with the team from the music team from
Chappie ???


Michale2017-05-23 15:53:35
Anything with bloomcamp will be amazing and Lorne's music

... reply Replies: 7 || 2017-05-20 10:07:42
Lorne is going to score CARS 3! :O :O


Iamtommie2017-05-20 10:26:07
I don't know where you got that from but on June 6 a score by Randy Newman is released.


...2017-05-20 12:03:15
Well IMDb says, Randy is listed just as "original score composed by" and then there is Music by Lorne...


Macejko2017-05-20 14:00:24
That makes precisely zero sense.


Hybrid Soldier2017-05-20 14:38:50
Wrong info !


mpolonest123 2017-05-20 14:46:14
Just imagine a Cars film that sounded like Rush!


Edmund Meinerts2017-05-21 21:46:11
LOL, I know Lorne is everywhere but this would be just ridiculous :p


Farrier2017-05-22 02:55:31
Pixar going Remote Control for deal? Really? LOL.

Raife reply Replies: 0 || 2017-05-21 14:06:40
Goto watch the series this weekend and it's really great and Balfe's score is some of the best and interesting TV music in a long time. Beautiful and emotional

MB reply Replies: 9 || 2017-05-07 17:34:33
Guys, whats wrong with you? "Time and space" is an usual track, nothing special or extraordinary. "masterpiece" ??? WTF? It seems to me like you never hear the any music. NEVER. But in general score is good. 4 of 5 IMHO. Don't overestimate that music )))


AndrewL2017-05-07 17:56:22
Seems like MB's taste in music , is as bad as his English ! Excellent score , I think , and looking forward to the full album release .


Ando2017-05-07 17:56:51
Agree! Great score .


Mike2017-05-07 18:13:56
The music is an interesting blend of electronic and orchestra . A bit Frost Nixon?


MB2017-05-07 18:17:56
That score is very good, but track Time and space is nothing special. Thats all. (You don't know anything about my taste in music and me)).


Edmund Meinerts2017-05-07 19:38:33
No need to sling insults when MB is just being reasonable (you're going to jump down his throat for giving it a 4 out of 5?). I too think the lavish praise being slung at this one is pretty overblown, especially considering all we've heard of it so far is a small highlights reel.


MB2017-05-07 20:34:29
Thanks, Edmund) I love this site, but sometimes people in there are very assault.


Everan2017-05-08 03:47:38
If you think people can get agressive here, you haven't gone to Film Music Reporter.
Yeah, the track's fine, sounds nice, nothing too exciting but nice. If people love it, cool but if someone else doesn't, then cool too.


Michael 2017-05-08 07:36:53
Forbidden Love is the best track I think and it's generally a great soundtrack so far. Very different sounding and not RCP usual .


Andreas2017-05-13 18:18:54
Another new clip of the soundtrack got release today. The music gets better
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=5rQD1TW4csI

38AndrewMusic reply Replies: 2 || 2017-05-05 11:13:47
Time and Space is a masterpiece haven't seen the show yet though but digging the mixture of synths and the orchestra


michaelfilm792017-05-07 11:20:45
Agreed it's a great soundtrack . Interesting idea releasing the EP. Hybrid - do you know when the album is released and also what else he is working on ?


Hybrid Soldier2017-05-07 12:07:34
The score will come out when Lorne will be done. He's still scoring the show ! A couple of episodes left for him to score.

He's also starting working on Season 2 of The Crown with RGW, on a real "composer" role this time, on Season 1 he just helped out.

Andreas76 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-05-04 11:53:19
Lorne's music for this show is amazing . Loving the electronic and orchestra playing together

Jack Afrogarrix 2017 reply Replies: 3 || 2017-04-28 03:39:14
Lorne Makes A Good Score And The Music Is very beautiful Also With Main Theme By Hans Zimmer.


PetersMusic2017-04-28 09:48:17
It really is great and hints of Frost Nixon . Apparently there will be a proper score release at the end of the series and this is just an EP


Peter2017-04-28 22:25:33
Just bought the score and it's really good lorne has outdone himself again.and i thought was the best score score of the year !!! Wrong - genius is for sur


musicfanAP2017-04-29 05:17:01
really loved this music and Time and Space is soooooo good. I have it on loop

Ahmad reply Replies: 1 || 2017-04-26 20:17:08
That synth in the main theme! I didn't expect that. It's really good.


Andrew762017-04-28 02:44:02
Another clip was released and it's pretty good . Haven't seen the show yet but the score so far is sounding different and cool

BrianP reply Replies: 1 || 2017-04-26 07:13:54
First episode was really good . Lorne's score is amazing and totally different . Looking forward to this score release .


Anonymous2017-04-26 12:09:25
Beautiful music

... reply Replies: 2 || 2017-04-24 22:18:05
I have a question and I would love if somebody can answer it - What such an assistant of composer is doing? Is he just making coffee or actually making music? I am really curious, I know that Lorne was assistant too!


Michael2017-04-25 00:03:49
I asked this before to lorne on Facebook . He said the roles can mean different things . Some composers assistants help with running the office . Some deal with making sure the music works to the latest cut of film . Some arrange
And orchestrate also . Means varied tasks .


...2017-04-25 13:32:44
I see, thank you for answer!

MarkO reply Replies: 0 || 2017-04-25 05:44:15
Sounds excellent . Balfe has really found a unique voice now . I have listened to the YouTube link for the album constantly

peter reply Replies: 0 || 2017-04-23 19:10:09
Will be there a CD release?

Moi Moche et Cristine Boutin reply Replies: 0 || 2017-04-23 15:40:43
Sounds like a Lex Luthor Suite, very nice :D

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 2 || 2017-04-22 23:18:32
Extracts added. This release is just a short EP, the score is not even completed yet, so a proper release will happen when the series is done ! :)


MonoMusic2017-04-23 06:11:56
Excellent. Always great when they work together .


Manulder2017-04-23 10:30:22
Forbidden Love is Great...

... reply Replies: 2 || 2017-04-22 17:33:03
Hybrid, do you know if this game music is by Hans and Lorne?
https://soundcloud.com/tencent-gameaudio/sets/honor-of-kings -gang-best-original-soundtrack-album

https://soundcloud.com/tencent-gameaudio/sets/ngame-music

It says it is by Hans and Lorne, but confirmation would be great!


Hybrid Soldier2017-04-22 17:41:41
Yes it is !


Ds2017-04-22 22:45:29
What is this?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 4 || 2017-04-22 06:21:11
Coming soon !


peter2017-04-22 09:26:51
Finally! I hope they won´t cancell it :D


Hale2017-04-22 12:06:12
The title of the main theme really fits with the composer :)


Hale2017-04-22 12:06:13
The title of the main theme really fits with the composer :)


Dimitris Krommidas2017-04-22 20:18:07
Great!

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