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Y'know, up until recently, I also thought Lorne was one of the least interesting RCP composer next to Junkie XL. Then I listened to Genius: Picasso (because of that one Balfe troll's recommendation interestingly enough), and now I see enormous potential in him. That is one of the most interesting television scores I've heard so far. The orchestrations and overall complexity is an enormous achievement for Lorne and shows that he can do much more than generic sample composition. <br><br>I'll probably skip this score because I have no interest in Mission Impossible, but I have a lot more interest in Balfe's career now thanks to his work on Genius: Picasso. If he continues on that level of composing, he may actually get some notoriety.Um.....guys, why are we acting like Kraemer doesn't have the skill to do a different sort of score? I'm fairly positive Jack Reacher doesn't sound anything like RN. Really, the reason he wasn't brought in was because, apparently, McQuarrie was pissed that he was overruled in how he wanted the film to sound, so be deliberately chose not to hire him this time. Purely a thing of spite. And a lot of the disappointment lies in those who normally don't pay attention to film music, which shows just how special that particular score was.<br><br>Really, I'm confident that had McQ had his way this time, and with Kraemer on board, he would've made something that did fit the new tone of the film. Composers should be able to challenge themselves to do something that is out of their comfort. Which is likely why a lot of Zimmer scores are the way they are, since he's allowed to differentiate every once and a while.<br><br>As is, with this logic, Cruise should not have hired McQ again if he wanted a different kind of movie for Fallout.Hot take: Cruise saying that Fallout is the best score in the franchise is the equivalent of Danny Elfman saying there is only one Batman theme. Just marketing tricks to get one more excited.<br><br>Me personally, the general M:I sound isn't something I tend to get excited for, though I definitely acknowledge it's objectively well done. With M:I-2 though, while it's technically dated and incredibly cheesy, I admire it for those reasons, and is incredibly fun for me. Not to mention that the Spanish guitar is a lovely touch, and Injection is proof that there is more to Zimmer than some might think.<br><br>Balfe as a composer, to me, seems like tbe sort of guy who's told to get synth that fit the film well enough, and call it a day. Sure, there's one or two scores that go above and beyond to actually be something of note, but otherwise he's among the least interesting of the RCP bunch. Feel free to feel however you want, but that's my two cents.<br><br>It's frustrating that you have to deal with some of the touchier fans Edmund, but I'll admit that I do get a laugh everytime it happens. I love music, but I don't feel the need to get overly defensive about. I would just enjoy it and leave it like that.Meh on this one...Listening to it doesn't really do much for me. Maybe because I dont care for Cruise, or MIssion Impossible, or maybe because I already heard better from Inception and Fury Road....Even on last year's Dunkirk Hans wrote 90% of it. Unless you are born in the last few months there is plenty of music which Hans wrote and many can remember.
Interstellar is barely 3 years old.SamualPF - there people go again misconstruing my comments about some of the posters here as negative comments against Balfe or his music. I didn't say anything about the score. But sure, keep pushing that agenda.<br><br>George, you make fair, well-articulated points and for what it's worth, I never included you among those who have, shall we say, aroused my suspicions. I'm looking forward to checking out the score for myself and rest assured I'll give it a fair shake when I do. I've liked plenty of Balfe scores in the past, I swear I'm not a hater! :pNone of Kraemerís music is reused! Thematic consistency says what?I actually always listen to a new score with an open mind. If I start expecting something and the score doesn't sound like it or doesn't have a certain thing in it I will always be dissappointed. If I don't expect anything and it turns out a score is a dissappointment, it's not such a big deal.<br><br>For example:<br>A lot of people wanted/expected a lot of individual hero themes in Infinity War. I didn't think it was necessary and I'm absolutely in love with the score.<br><br>And in the cause of reprising themes from 30+ different character in a score of 2 hours would have been chaos. If you're talking about LOTR and themes, that's different story. Those scores were almost all 3 or 4 hours.<br><br>But all and all. I don't think this is a better score than RN, but I don't think it's a bad score. It fits the movie, and I think that's what a score is all aboutEdmund ........<br><br>Yet again another negative comment about Balfe based on no fact . Sums you up really . The fact Tom Cruise who has produced the franchise has said he thinks is the best means something .we all get it that you donít like his music but simply contain yourself for always wanting to make pointless comments about him .<br><br>The reviews have been amazing for he filmmand Balfes scores . This may irritate you but at least watch the film and listen to the score then give a proper opinion.give it a go
No offense, Edmund, but if you havenít listened to it then donít make a judgement call on those of us that like it. Fallout in my opinion is the only really good RCP blockbuster score this year, and Iím going to voice my opinion on that. Pacific Rim, Tomb Raider, wrinkle in time, and Skyscraper have all been disappointments for me so when this surprisingly came out two weeks early, and I surprisingly liked it, then of course Iím going to ďflock overĒ and tell you all about how I feel. <br><br>Reviewers liking it is fun for those of us that like it. Tom cruise, who actually IS known to like film scores and has been to concerts for film scores (like Brian Tyler, even though Iím not crazy about him), liking it is also exciting for those of us that like this score and also for us who were excited to hear an updated RCP take on Mission Impossible. I root for all the RCP composers to succeed and create something memorable, and when others seem to like that too then Iím going to comment on it.<br><br>Whether it was Lorne Balfe, Henry Jackman, Ramin Djawadi, or Hans himself who scored this I would have been one of the first to tell you all if I liked it. And if I hated it I would also have voiced my disappointment... but simply put I was not disappointed and Iím glad that others are liking it, including reviewers and Tom Cruise.Once again, and not for the first time on this site, I can't help get the feeling that a Lorne Balfe score page is getting brigaded. Seems like every time he puts a new score out, a bunch of people flock to the page with glowingly positive comments (and brooking not even the slightest criticism), frequently from irregular users with very generic names who don't ever post in threads by other composers. And then using weak, tired arguments like "the reviewers love it" (I trust film reviewers on scores about as far as I can throw them) or "Tom Cruise said it's the best" (and since when is Cruise an authority on film scoring?) or "this is a new/modern/DARK M:I movie" (no excuse for a bad score). It feels, quite frankly, like shilling.<br><br>Disclaimer: haven't actually heard the score, I'm making no judgment on the music itself here. This is merely an observation of the posting patterns here.Iím right there with you. I definitely think Balfe is very talented, although heís far from one of the best composers out there. Especially compared to Zimmer.<br><br>That being said, Iím not crazy about MI:2. The highlights are solid (Injection and Bare Island especially) but I find most of the score either schizophrenic or just not as developed as the scores that influence it. Sorta like how everybody loves ďThe RingĒ but I canít personally canít help but hear it as a lesser version of Hannibal.Right, which is why Iím ok with this. Look, I love the score for Rogue Nation as much as everyone else, but I still kept an open mind and was surprised that I enjoyed Fallout as much as I did, regardless of the influences.Thank you, Alex.  I appreciate it...
Ohhh, nothing......Just here to remind folks what is the best M:I score. *cough*Balfe is not Zimmer*cough*<br><br>Seriously now.......Balfe seems to be turning into a film score version of Christopher Nolan. There are people who think he's the best thing since sliced bread, the next Jesus, and there are people who hate his guts. Personally, I don't mind him and I'm glad he gets to work on these big movies. But on the other hand, his score for the new MI movie is not even close to the greatness of Zimmer's MI2 score. At least in my opinion.I think most people listen to this score with a Rogue Nation kind of movie in their heads. But it's a very different kind of movie en the score works perfectly in the movie i.m.o.The purists than keep moaning missing Joe Kramer have not got a clue.they are living in the past and not thinking about the film.Fallout sound big and Epic and watching the HALO jump scene the music works perfectly .The reviewers have raved about the score and the film makers think at the best score from the franchise .One thing I can definitely say about this is, while the instrumentation sounds synthetic most of the time (something in most Balfe scores) there is more energy in the 95 minutes on album than most action scores nowadays, probably the most since Fury Road.<br><br>And of course the ďtraditionalistsĒ are really hating it, which means it must work wonders in context.T-Mann you nailed it ! <br><br>CAN NOT WAIT to see the film . The fact Tom Cruise says Balfes score is the best in the franshise is a sign.he should know
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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

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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 wonīt 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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