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Just realized I’ve been calling the movie “Windows” instead of “Widows”. <br>Ugh it’s been a long day -_-Just took a look at the trailer and am really impressed with how the film looks, not what I was expecting at all. I honestly don’t know what approach Zimmer will take either, although if I had to guess probably more sound design-ish.<br><br>And outside of “Injection” and “Bare Island” I find MI2 to be bland and all over the place stylistically. Just my opinion though, I know a lot of people love that score ;-)mpolonest123, have you seen the trailer for Widows? Zimmer created the music for that trailer and I assume it came from the movie. If that is the case, it will sound nothing like TTRL.M:I2 is a blast to listen to. I just have a hard time imagine it to be a MI score. But it is one of the most fun scores from Zimmer.And as far Zimmer scores that I don’t like for the most part, there is a small handful (Madagascar, MI2, etc.)
That’s completely fair, and I honestly couldn’t defend this score and be genuine about it. I think it does help that I love this movie (despite being hard to watch) and have come to associate the music with it so much. Still, I can’t lie that I find portions of it to be incredibly effective, even when the music does become solely ambient. In terms of listenability/originality the best cue is, ironically, the 24-second “Washington” cue.<br><br>I would kill to know what Zimmer personally thinks of this score. I’m sure he had a great working relationship with Steve, hence him working on “Windows”, but I’m sure the temptrack must have been murder on his creativity...This is my least favorite Zimmer score, actually. Or else the one that I feel has the least going for it; I guess it doesn't make me mad like On Stranger Tides, but at the same time it lacks anything even remotely compelling. "Boat Trip to New Orleans" is the only halfway interesting cue and even then I don't really like to listen to it much. The experimental parts aren't interesting experiments (ooh...clapping...wow), and the Journey to the Line stuff is just tired and bland (on top of being super derivative). I get that it works in the movie or whatever but if I had a gun to my head with orders to delete one Hans score from my library and never listen to it again, I'm pretty sure this would be the one I'd go for.Even 5 years later, I’m still not sure how I feel about this score. <br><br>On one hand, the music complements the film extremely well. “Boat Trip to New Orleans” and “Soap” are both incredible in context, and even some of the more ambient cues are pretty effective. Alongside Interstellar probably Hans’ most minimilastic score, something which actually suits him well.<br><br>On the other hand, the Time/Journey to the Line temp is extremely blatant, and it definitely doesn’t help that 60% of the music used in film is basically a variation on that one idea (and some cues are purely sound effects). I still admire the score though, regardless of the familiarity issues.<br><br>With Windows coming out I’m very curious to see what approach will be. Personally, I like seeing Zimmer tackle a project with minimalism. Hopefully McQueen (who is a very talented director) doesn’t box Hans in with another TTRL temp... or any temp for that matter.Are you going to visit Russia?!) We are waiting for very much!)He posted it before this site added the tracklist.
Did you just copied and paste the tracklist above? lmaoThe reprise of "Batman on Fire" from Begins (1:59-2:30 in the Transfiguration suite) is good stuff! I wonder why Hans decided to reuse that particular idea.When are we going to see you in Chicago?Indeed, this score reminds me — in a good way — of The Rock.Track 11, Onwards, here is my most favorite cue from the CoH franchise. It has that old school "power anthem" thing going on about it with full force. I truly wish this style is brought back to life again soon.
Are there any more tour dates planned?Lord of the Rings - Shore<br>Battlestar Galactica - McCreary<br><br>Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG. <br><br>For solo albums, my candidates are:<br><br>Titanic<br>The Lion King<br>Interstellar<br>Memoirs of a Geisha<br>Jurassic Park<br><br><br> <br><br>@superultramega<br>Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.<br><br>Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.<br><br>And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.<br><br>I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them. <br><br>Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies. <br><br>The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.  <br><br>Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).<br><br>The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)<br><br>Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.
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Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL)Aljoscha Christenhuß
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The Dark Tower
Label: Sony Masterworks
Length: 66'52
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  1. The Dark Tower (1:42)
  2. The Face Of My Father (1:29)
  3. I Kill With My Heart (3:03)
  4. Skin People (2:34)
  5. Getting A Toothbrush (1:15)
  6. Dutch Hill (2:58)
  7. Guardian (0:47)
  8. Arrival In Mid-World (1:52)
  9. His Shine Is Pure (2:21)
  10. The Map (2:25)
  11. Thinny (2:36)
  12. Something Got Out (1:32)
  13. We Don't Have Chicken (3:01)
  14. Manny Village (1:06)
  15. See Across Worlds (2:18)
  16. There's Always Another Battle (2:12)
  17. A Chicken, A Goat And One Bullet (3:44)
  18. Keystone Earth (0:48)
  19. Portal Activity (1:31)
  20. Smiley Face (1:47)
  21. The Creed (3:14)
  22. Death Always Wins (2:53)
  23. Dixie Pig (2:20)
  24. Tall, Dark And Handsome (1:54)
  25. Full Package As Advertised (2:05)
  26. It Will Fall (4:51)
  27. Collateral Damage (4:44)
  28. Hot Dogs (1:15)
  29. Roland Of Eld (Main Titles) (2:35)
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Junk Swatch! reply Replies: 3 || 2018-02-26 15:21:25
Guys, I apologise for being so crap. I wanted to be Swatch! but couldn't do it. My samples are not good and Grolsch is powerful.

When I rock, it tends to be in a disco with guys my age. We rock a lot and my music heats the beats. Schwag! HZ made me make a theme for Dark Tower. I wanted to do a GROOVE, TIME. Didn't work.

So, I looked at this guy Goldman, Goldsmith or some old guy. He is my age but as I wear a hat I am cooler than him.

He does cool themes. So I thought he is cool. But then I heard about this crazy Scottish guy Doyle, so I based my theme on his work!

Anyways, I party. Man, you should see my abs!


Medigo2018-02-26 16:09:14
If this is a troll, it doesnt even make sense anymore.


Maxim Vlasov2018-02-26 16:12:14
I see someone bored!


JBSO992018-02-26 18:01:50
Why he does not give up? He needs to enter in every page in the site and shit on every composer around here.

It looks like someone need to get a life...

Macejko reply Replies: 0 || 2017-08-01 13:06:11
The main theme (Roland of Eld) is awesome, yet the rest is painfully unremarkable.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 5 || 2017-07-28 14:30:24
Just took a listen to this and am so impressed. There are many JXL mannerisms in the string writing and electronics, but outside of those I don't think I've heard him write in this huge fantasy style before. "The Dark Tower" and "Roland of Eld" make me wish he was still on board for Justice League.
And huge praise to whoever did the mixing on this one!


JBSO992017-07-28 19:38:16
I have listened to those two tracks and they sounded amazing.
I wish Junkie stayed in Justice League for hearing more of him in this style.
I still have to listen to this full score but for now I like it a lot.


mpolonest123 2017-07-28 21:39:36
The album definitely could use some trimming, there are some filler tracks which kill the flow. Outside of that it's a pretty strong release...


JBSO992017-07-28 23:17:37
It looks like there are many short tracks that usually stop the flow of an album but it looks pretty cool.


mpolonest123 2017-07-29 15:58:11
The big problem with most of his album releases is that he tends to include some of the more atmospheric underscore which just doesn't make for a great listening experience. If you condense any JXL album down you can definitely get a better representation of his music.


Ahmad2017-07-29 17:05:24
Well, let me give you a very simple solution to that: make your own playlist or mixtape or whatever based on what you want to hear. I'd rather have as much music as possible and edit myself than have an incomplete release.

Jordan reply Replies: 0 || 2017-07-28 11:56:22
Here's the tracklist with track time:

1. The Dark Tower (01:42)
2. The Face of My Father (01:29)
3. I Kill With My Heart (03:03)
4. Skin People (02:33)
5. Getting a Toothbrush (01:14)
6. Dutch Hill (02:57)
7. Guardian (00:47)
8. Arrival in Mid-World (01:52)
9. His Shine Is Pure (02:21)
10. The Map (02:25)
11. Thinny (02:36)
12. Something Got Out (01:31)
13. We Don't Have Chicken (03:01)
14. Manny Village (01:06)
15. See Across Worlds (02:18)
16. There's Always Another Battle (02:12)
17. A Chicken, a Goat and One Bullet (03:44)
18. Keystone Earth (00:47)
19. Portal Activity (01:31)
20. Smiley Face (01:46)
21. The Creed (03:14)
22. Death Always Wins (02:53)
23. Dixie Pig (02:20)
24. Tall, Dark and Handsome (01:54)
25. Full Package as Advertised (02:05)
26. It Will Fall (04:50)
27. Collateral Damage (04:44)
28. Hot Dogs (01:14)
29. Roland of Eld (Main Titles) (02:34)

Total time: 66:43

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 0 || 2017-07-28 10:16:39
On Itunes:

htt ps: //itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-dark-tower-original-motion-p icture -soundtrack/id1260934127

isildur reply Replies: 1 || 2017-07-19 19:58:55
29 tracks!! Even if on an average each track is 2 min long it's almost an hour 20 mins. Well, I'm not the one to complain about more music. Bring it on. Hopefully something good.


Waymann2017-07-20 11:54:31
Amazon says 1:06:43 long.

Darrell reply Replies: 0 || 2017-07-19 19:47:09
There's the cover of the soundtrack is at Amazon already! Music by Tom Holkenborg.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 1 || 2017-07-11 03:10:53
So excited to hear this! I think Tom mentioned in an interview that it will definitely be different than his current style. Not sure what to expect but I'm hopeful that we will get a good cross between western and fantasy.

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Waymann2017-07-11 08:30:22
As long as it doesn't sound like Mad Max, Deadpool or BvS, then i'm excited.

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