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Eh, Shore is a smart composer. He could make it work. I guess whether that's what studios think audiences want is another question entirely...Is it me or are none of the soundtracks on the website showing the sample tracks that you could listen to anymore?Have you heard that Henry Jackman will composing his music for the upcoming 2019 picture called Pokemon: Detective Pikachu?  I wonder what the film soundtrack would sound like.  Hmm...I think that Howard┤s style of music doesn┤t really fit to the post apocalyptic genreFor a Peter Jackson production I was expecting Howard Shore.
I listened to the score and is one of the most entertaining scores of this year. It's great to see the main theme return but there are a lot of new elements to enjoy and discover here. There were parts that kind of reminded me of Incredibles 2, like the begining of Shank. And tracks like Vanellope's March or Big Strong Man In Need of Rescue are just pure fun.<br><br>Really great score!I was this tracklist for a 3rd cd floating around, is this legit ?<br><br><br>Disc 1  <br>1.  Planet Earth II Suite  <br>2.  The Sloth<br>3.  Home To Dragons<br>4.  Albatross Dance<br>5.  Racer Snakes vs Iguanas<br>6.  Chinstrap Penguins<br>7.  Singing Indri<br>8.  Competing Hummingbirds<br>9.  Life In The Canopy<br>10. Jungle Weather<br>11. Night Crawlers<br>12. World of Bioluminescence<br>13. Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise<br>14. Something Worth Protecting<br>15. Life Without Water<br>16. Monsoon Deserts/Canyonlands<br>17. Lions vs Giraffe<br>18. The Butcher Bird<br>19. Wild Horses<br>20. Desert Nightlife/Golden Mole<br>21. Long-Eared Bat vs Scorpion<br>22. Early Morning Fog<br><br>Disc 2 <br>1.  Roof Of The World<br>2.  Peaks of North America<br>3.  The Ibex<br>4.  The Himalayas<br>5.  Flight Over Alps<br>6.  Ice Skating Flamingos<br>7.  Dancing Bears<br>8.  Tenacious Bobcat<br>9.  Garden of Ice<br>10. Snow Leopards<br>11. Savage Beauty<br>12. Nomadic Life<br>13. Hunting Buffalo Herds<br>14. The Okavango<br>15. Carmine Bee Eaters<br>16. Industrious Insects<br>17. The Great Migration<br>18. The Unnatural Habitat<br>19. Langurs of Jodhpur<br>20. Temple Gardens<br>21. Market Thieves<br>22. Illuminated<br>23. City Skylines<br>24. Starlings<br>25. Toronto Raccoons<br>26. We Are The Designers<br>27. Epilogue<br><br>Disc 3<br>1. Harvest Mouse<br>2. Jumping Widowbirds<br>3. The Red Fox<br>4. Cacti<br>5. Harris Hawks<br>6. Draco Lizard<br>7. Glass Frog vs Wasp<br>8. Galapagos<br>9.  Zavodovski Island<br>10. The Great Bower Bird  <br>11. Wels Catfish    <br>12. Frozen NightAbout his studio at RCP, is it rental or he owns the stuff? What happens to the gear when he is not around?That is probably the fairest thing anyone on this website will say about Clemmensen. :P@Anonymous<br><br>Christian Clemmensen believes that Hans Zimmer found his definitive voice back in the 1990s with scores such as Driving Miss Daisy, Rain Man, Crimson Tide, and Lion King. However, he has in reviews of later scores compared Zimmer's overly obvious chord progressions and masculinity with what the "rock ballad" did to rock-n'roll music of the '70s. To him, it's overly powerful, unsubtle, and aggressive music that appeals to the gut more than the heart or the mind. Some of Zimmer's most popular scores such as Gladiator, Pirates, and The Dark Knight he has given middling reviews for because the general sound is derivative from his earlier works, not colorful, and not creative. He also accuses Zimmer of starting a trend with overly-recycled, bombastic, masculine action music that's big on density and power and low on subtlety and personality. <br><br>I can definitely see where he's coming from, one cannot deny the similarities between Crimson Tide, Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates, Dark Knight and so forth. One also cannot deny that scores such as Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049 qualify more as sound design than actual symphonic music (mostly). However, if he had his way, every film score would be shamelessly optimistic and flighty, all major chords (and occasionally alternating off-key), with prominent woodwinds and metallic percussion. He definitely knows what he's talking about, but he has an ideal image for film music in mind, and that very much comes through in his Zimmer reviews, some of which I think deserve much more credit than he offered (Pirates 3, Da Vinci Code, and Gladiator come to mind).
a more orchestral fury roadTom is gonna score Mortal Engines<br>What kind of sound do you expect?He has a studio at RCP but mostly work from his own home studio. His business is "Sacred Tiger Music."<br>Does Henry actually work for HZ at RCP or does he have his own film score company now like HGW?Why filmtracks always behave very Aggressive about hans zimmer and always trys to make his scores worthless ??!! Its odd for me
Aw Hell...<br><br>I guess it never did freeze over.Sorry, I should've been more specific. This is a comment I had originally posted on the Filmtracks forum, NOT from a Christian Clemmensen review. My bad.Referring to the previous comment (how did it not reply to the the previous message?)That's not the actual review. The length is a pretty big giveaway. Also, I'm fairly certain he's still given some RCP efforts some good scores.WOW....color me impressed at Filmtracks. I thought that site was anti-Zimmer in all aspects far, wide, near and dear.
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Annabelle - Creation
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 48'27 (Score: 45'36)
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  1. Creation (3:42)
  2. The Mullins Family (0:43)
  3. A New Home (1:28)
  4. Bee's Room (3:01)
  5. Annabelle Awakened (2:17)
  6. Bunkmates (1:01)
  7. Shadows And Sheets (1:25)
  8. Bee's Photo (1:21)
  9. Puppets And Mischief (1:16)
  10. Your Soul (2:48)
  11. Avatars (1:48)
  12. Demon Fishing (2:47)
  13. The Possession (1:44)
  14. Linda's Suspicion (0:45)
  15. Samuel's Death (2:25)
  16. Our Beloved Bee (3:51)
  17. Jannabelle (2:58)
  18. Transformation (1:29)
  19. Demonquake (2:36)
  20. Police (1:37)
  21. The House Is Blessed (1:42)
  22. Adoption (1:08)
  23. Conduit (1:44)
  24. You Are My Sunshine - Charles McDonald (2:51)
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Waymann reply Replies: 0 || 2017-08-24 16:30:22
Wallfisch his score for IT is available for pre-order on itunes. It's 38 tracks! tomorrow track 9 will be available.

Trashy XL reply Replies: 13 || 2017-08-08 09:48:00
Benjamin Wallfisch is HZ's new Lorne Balfe right?


badbu2017-08-08 09:50:16
i don't think so...


Michael 2017-08-08 15:08:25
God no !!!! Don't think so . Balfe's music is superior than this anyday


Pete2017-08-08 15:09:21
No way . Balfe's is a far better composer .


MrZimmerFan2017-08-08 15:36:48
Wallfisch was orchestrator in many ocassions with Marianelli.

That's a very superior point


Afilm2017-08-08 15:41:16
Exactly - a great orchestrator . That's all


Oscarilbo2017-08-08 15:52:36
IMHO Wallfisch is indeed better than Balfe. His style tends more towards classic romantic than Remote Control, which is an interesting balance. Also, his thematic ideas are far more memorable. How come Balfe couldn't come up with something worthy of a Kung Fu Panda movie for the father-son relationship theme in the 3rd movie is beyond me.

Just listen A Cure for Wellness, by Wallfisch.


Mike2017-08-08 16:28:30
Oscarilbo - Father and Son fro. King Fu Panda 3 is an amazing theme . It is also very memorable . Maybe check out YouTube and see everyone else reactions !!! Wallfish is a great orchestrator but Balfe can write epic themes


MrZimmerFan2017-08-08 18:17:11
But epic themes aren't enough, Wallfisch in A Cure for Wellness creates a really creepy score, that lullaby or Volmer's theme, are memorable.


Mickael2017-08-08 19:05:57
Lol !!! Memorable hardly


James2017-08-09 00:07:14
Wallfisch is on his way to take Beltrami's former seat in horror movies. That's right.

Particularly I think the two are equally talented with the difference that wallfisch is more versatile.

Which of the two will continue in the "game" at the end of the next ten years, only time will tell.


Mike2017-08-09 03:45:45
James - regarding balfe not being versatile maybe have think about this

Action : Call of Duty, Terminator, Assasin Creed, Ghost in the shell
Comedy : Dillema, Penguins
Drama : Genius , Churchill, The Crown
Animation : Home, Lego
Horror : Blackwood, Marcella

Even looking at his web site - so much more with commercials etc


Mike2017-08-12 14:27:13
4 additional composers !!!!!


KAmis2017-08-13 04:54:49
4 additional composers isn't it ? How long is the score

JackAfrogarrix 2017 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-08-05 13:30:34
Another Great Horror From Benjamin Wallfisch With His Second Collaboration With David F. Sandberg In Annabelle Creation. The Music If The Score Is Kind Of Drama/Sad And Then Come The Horror. Also He Will Works Again In A Horror Film IT(WaterTower Music) & Blade Runner 2049 As Additional Composer With Hans Zimmer & Jˇhann Jˇhannsson

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