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How much excitement here is there for this? These two composers must have hit out of the trash bin this time.Isn't it funny how embarassingly neoliberalist Hans Zimmer is nowadays? Back in the 1990s he was a socially conscious activist. Next - what up - a Trump fanfare, A Paul Ryan shame boogie. Nothing would be surprising for this corporate version of a composer I used to love.Some good music here but would be so much better if Zimmer hadn't had to homogenize it all again. He is a shameful corporation.I defend a guy who is being a rare voice of moderation around here and now I'm the childish one. That about sums up the readership at this site. At least, a significant proportion of it. I didn't even say anything about whether I like Balfe or not. I actually do like him a fair amount. But anything short of God-worship and mass human sacrifice at the holy feet of the Mighty Lorne is insufficiently devout for the likes of you guys, huh?<br><br>Again, attempting any sort of nuanced discussion is a total waste of time around here these days.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
At the end of the day, the Zimmer style for Batman is now done. It had its ten years of glory but now sounds like bad advertising music as all of Hans' music tends to do after its cycle runs out. <br><br>Junkie does not have the skills to come up with a new style nor do any of the lackies Hans employs currently. <br><br>Good at doing additional, terrible at anything original.<br><br>Think back to the days of Powell etc and now we have Krazcynski. Fuck.<br><br>The Hans factory is dying finally. This is a positive thing for film art as Balfe was the epitomy of a drone/clone composer and now the industry is catching up. <br><br>They can get either a computer/Balfe to do the same thing or find someone who has actual skills and talent. <br><br>Maybe we can finally get some real composition here.Having your name in the credits does not mean you have been artistically involved. The Lorne Balfe empty monicker now translates to this message: 'cheap Zimmer emulation Zimmer was not bothered to do but sent his coffee boy to look after. There is no orchestra, samples are from 2002 as recent ones cost actual money.'Anonymous apologises - Marejko seems to support Trump and the NRA. Well, if you do, prepare for a tsunami of young people who are not as thick and selfish as you in their worldview. And if you support these organisations, shame on you as a coward. <br><br>“why the fuck are you having a go at Ian”<br><br>Edmund just chill !!!!!!!! <br><br>In other news ... Happy Birthday BalfeMy degree from a conservatory in Cocksville, Tennessee, allows me to authoritative. Suck on my balls as I am not Cartman, at all.
I am so lonely. Please do not abandon me. Why you so nasty. Me not nasty. Can I be friend with you?Edmund give it a rest .We all get the point that you don’t think Balfe is great but go away and listen to How To Train Your Dragon on loop.You come off very childish.Therenis nothing wrong with the argument about the Emmys either.You May not like it because it shows you thoughts are in the minority......thankfully.most importantly ——/ Happy Birthday MeastroMarejcko here sounds like a Daily Mail reader off his medication. If you cannot understand the difference between Shore's nuanced approach to orchestal music and Djawadi's instrumental approach, I suppose it is the same as explaining Brexit to a Daily Mail reading ape and someone with an ability to think. Or, to take it from the other perspective, Fox News to anyone with a brain. <br><br>By the way, it is not a great argument to say that 90% of listeners will miss the nuances. Most people have better brains than you do - I suppose you support the RNA as well with your level of cognitive ability and intelligence. If you do, you are an inhuman.<br>I love LotR music, but the superior "development" and "complexity" that the buffoon above me is referring to basically translates to "now the theme is being played by six violins instead of seven, because one of the characters just died", which is just super-duper noticeable, if you catch my drift. <br><br>In the meantime, Djawadi manages a complete tonal shift from adventurous to dark and ominous (Needle - House of Black and White), from royal and grandious to bloody and brutal (King's Arrival - The Throne Is Mine), and combining the themes in ways Shore hasn't even attempted.<br><br>I love these posh music-savvy professionals straight from conservatory in Cocksville, Tennessee, telling us mere peasants that our tastes suck because if you listen very very carefully, you will notice that one of the choir members in O3:47 just scratched his balls, which of course signfies the internal turmoil Frodo is in.<br><br>I will say it again - I love LotR music. But thematic nuances my ass. Even intent listeners would miss about 90% of them - so much so they might be on many occassions downright nonexistent - and even if you do notice, the entire experience just boils down to "oh, the theme is now being played slightly differently, I guess that's kinda cool, in a way, maybe". There has never been a radical transformation or combination of themes in a way Djawadi does it. "Playing a more somber version of the Fellowship theme", or whatever else you may say to justify putting Shore on a higher pedestal than Djawadi, simply doesn't cut it. All of it serves just as a pointless piece of trivia,  being used by stuck-up smellers of their own farts to appear mighty and knowledgeable.<br>To even compare Djawadi and Shore in complexity is offensive. I presume you haven't actually bothered reading Doug Adams' book on the thematic nuances of The Lord of the Rings? Djawadi employs tiny little nuggets of melody as themes that he recycles verbatim every time. There is no variation. <br><br>The Lord of the Rings is based on an extensive amount of thematic development which, absolutely, is missing in Game of Thrones.<br> <br>Certainly, Shore's work is not as nuanced in development as, let's say, Williams with Star Wars, but to compare his extensively detailed emphatically organic and orchestrally and instrumentally complex work to Djawadi using a cello and a bank of samples is offensive. <br><br>Again, some of the choral music is fine but very basic in both harmony and application, and again, let down by the cheapness of the samples underlying them. <br>
The Game of Thrones scores do have their strengths but they're a long, long, long way from Lord of the Rings...Michael, why the fuck are you having a go at Ian when he literally said in the comment above yours "his best work is both highly creative and emotionally compelling IMO"? People aren't complaining about you fanboys for liking Balfe's work, they're complaining about you flying off the rails about nothing.<br><br>"He's been nominated for awards so he must be good" - worst argument ever.Listen to Ghost in the Shell. If you can come back here with a straight face and call Balfe a musical hack makes you a baboon humping cuck-monger. Balfe's talent and contribution is so incredibly apparent. If you can't hear that, you couldn't hear a dump truck drive through a nitroglycerin plant.Ummm the entirety of the Game of Thrones soundtracks show that Djawadi has many strengths both as a composer and a "theme man" or whatever. Game of Thrones has a soundtrack that is comparable to that of Lord of the Rings - not as memorable, but both LoTR and GoT have phenomenal soundtracks with memorable themes that describe the worlds depicted in each respective franchise. Each soundtrack has themes depicting different cultures, groups of people, characters or complex ideas. While GoT soundtrack isn't as beloved as the LoTR score, they share those qualities. So no, Djawadi is no weak composer.Ian - do you honestly think Genius or Churchill are no good !!!!!this site  is so weird.when people slag of Balfe it’s okay but we dare say he is actually good then people get mad about it .Bit pathetic.The guy has been nominated twice for an Emmy so can’t be that bad!Haters give it a rest and get a life please and let us fans just enjoy the music
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Balfe reply Replies: 15 || 2018-02-22 15:22:31
Hey you guys.

Balfe is a trailer composer not someone who composes real scores. He helps Hans out on his projects and occasionally may have a good idea. He is not an artist, simple as that.

Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty. The epitome of that is Terminator Genisys that even fans of the franchise found embarassing (and that is for a series based on synth scores). The samples are especially abhorrent

How he climbed to compose music for real films is a mystery. Go back to one of his earliest scores, the 2009 'score' for Ironclad, to find how utterly disappointing his work has been all the way throughout his career.

Balfe is a hack. He will never be considered a real composer. The industry knows Hans is pushing him and once that attention goes somewhere else, as it does with Hans frequently, Balfe will be immediately forgotten. Tell me - who actually wants a Lorne Balfe score for their film!!

You rapid fans supporting his work will be laughed at as being idiotic symbiotic followers. Get a fragging grip.

Balfe is not a composer.



...2018-02-22 16:03:11
Balfe is not a composer, but still he gets to compose dozens of films and shows every single year, wow. He must be doing something good if he is on of the most busiest composers out there, don´t you think? Or you want to tell me that every producer, director or whoever hires him is deaf? Do you know how many films had to be re-scored by Balfe in the past few years?



Edmund Meinerts2018-02-22 16:03:34
Guys, I know a lot of you probably think I'm an overly critical snob, but next time you do, just remember this guy and realize how much worse I could be. :p


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-22 16:05:32
Eh, Mr. Ellipsis, I have to take issue with your appeal to popularity. Justin Bieber sells millions of records. That doesn't make his music good. Last year's piece of crap pointless Beauty and the Beast remake made a frankly terrifying amount of money at the box office. Doesn't stop it being a piece of crap.


isildur2018-02-22 16:46:49
LOL. I guess this "Balfe" guy is one of those trolls from Stop RCP group.


Andy2018-02-22 17:20:45
These comments by “Balfe” are comical.god knows where such venom comes from . Maybe an ex employee probably.he was correct on one point .He is indeed a trailer composer.He just did the mission impossible trailer!!!


Hybrid Soldier2018-02-22 18:43:18
lol it's too funny the guy even spent the time of typing all this...

Some people apparently have very boring lives on this planet !


Backbiter2018-02-22 21:09:18

"Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty."

Blackwood might want to have a word with you.


Ian2018-02-23 03:40:28
Okay, so I'm not a fan of Balfe's; I think it's objectively the case that much of his music is very, very similar to work he's already done (seriously, how many times has he made obviously variations of Journey to the Line / Time?). However, his best work is both highly creative and emotionally compelling IMO, not sure how one could expect more than that. Ironclad is actually a good example of this


Michael2018-02-23 07:25:19
Ian - do you honestly think Genius or Churchill are no good !!!!!this site is so weird.when people slag of Balfe it’s okay but we dare say he is actually good then people get mad about it .Bit pathetic.The guy has been nominated twice for an Emmy so can’t be that bad!Haters give it a rest and get a life please and let us fans just enjoy the music


Kingfannypack is the Milfcommander2018-02-23 08:15:38
Listen to Ghost in the Shell. If you can come back here with a straight face and call Balfe a musical hack makes you a baboon humping cuck-monger. Balfe's talent and contribution is so incredibly apparent. If you can't hear that, you couldn't hear a dump truck drive through a nitroglycerin plant.


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-23 11:47:18
Michael, why the fuck are you having a go at Ian when he literally said in the comment above yours "his best work is both highly creative and emotionally compelling IMO"? People aren't complaining about you fanboys for liking Balfe's work, they're complaining about you flying off the rails about nothing.

"He's been nominated for awards so he must be good" - worst argument ever.


Mike2018-02-23 13:59:45
Edmund give it a rest .We all get the point that you don’t think Balfe is great but go away and listen to How To Train Your Dragon on loop.You come off very childish.Therenis nothing wrong with the argument about the Emmys either.You May not like it because it shows you thoughts are in the minority......thankfully.most importantly ——/ Happy Birthday Meastro


Andreas2018-02-23 14:20:53
“why the fuck are you having a go at Ian”

Edmund just chill !!!!!!!!

In other news ... Happy Birthday Balfe


Edmundo2018-02-23 14:35:50
Having your name in the credits does not mean you have been artistically involved. The Lorne Balfe empty monicker now translates to this message: 'cheap Zimmer emulation Zimmer was not bothered to do but sent his coffee boy to look after. There is no orchestra, samples are from 2002 as recent ones cost actual money.'


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-23 14:56:43
I defend a guy who is being a rare voice of moderation around here and now I'm the childish one. That about sums up the readership at this site. At least, a significant proportion of it. I didn't even say anything about whether I like Balfe or not. I actually do like him a fair amount. But anything short of God-worship and mass human sacrifice at the holy feet of the Mighty Lorne is insufficiently devout for the likes of you guys, huh?

Again, attempting any sort of nuanced discussion is a total waste of time around here these days.

Olive reply Replies: 4 || 2018-02-13 00:36:28
Balfe was confirmed in some place making music for trailer and promotional material for MI6.


Andreas2018-02-13 12:03:01
Where ?I can’t see any.Obviously don’t want to get too excited Incase that annoys some of the haters !


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-13 12:28:24
I love how black and white these fanboy minds are. Some of us don't think the sun shines out of Lorne Balfe's every orifice and suddenly that makes us haters. *shrug*


Olive2018-02-13 17:30:38
^This

It's nothing official for now. It's just rumors.

Information taken from other message boards indicates that he made the music for this trailer.

youtube.com / watch? v = Um0aZKbpe1Y

And that his latest Twitter post on London captures one of the locations where "Fallout" was filmed.


Olive2018-02-13 23:25:54
About the supposed post on the set of "Fallout", Balfe replied: "I wish! It's actually where I live." Then we go back to nothingness.

George reply Replies: 1 || 2018-02-12 20:32:42
So maybe Jackman isn't scoring Mission Impossible Fallout after all... all previous records of him being the composer have been wiped from IMDB... so the question still might remain lol. Oh well.


Anthony 2018-02-12 22:52:20
Maybe his score was replaced ?

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 0 || 2018-02-08 21:45:02
Pacific Rim Uprising is going to release by Milan Records at April 6th

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Joe Kraemer reply Replies: 3 || 2018-02-05 01:31:02
Super Bowl spot just aired. It said "full trailer online now". Anyone seen it yet? Credits?


Olive2018-02-05 01:43:28
Hey, Joe! What are you doing here?


Kingfannypack is the Milfcommander2018-02-05 07:32:08
I don't think thats how Hendrix sang it...


isildur2018-02-05 15:14:22
Nope. No credits yet.

Jean-Luc reply Replies: 26 || 2018-02-02 22:45:57
My wish list about Mission Impossible 6 Fallout by new composer, I think I found a good composer for a good spy action for this movie.

1. Lorne Balfe
2. Daniel Pemberton
3. Steve Jablonsky
4. Junkie XL
5. Trevor Morris
6. David Arnold
7. Ramin Djawadi
8. Rupert Gregson Williams

I Picked those composers might a better deal for Mission Impossible 6 fallout movie. But my opinion, I feel about Brian Tyler if he sign up for Mission Impossible 6 Fallout, then it might sound like Fast & Furious franchise and the expendables too.


Saurabh2018-02-03 01:09:54
The only one in that list who can knock it out of the park is Pemberton. He can take the series's sound back to it's jazzy roots which was attempted only by Elfman. And please no Junkie. His MI will be another MoS/Mad Max synthetic drum retread. Wish Kraemer was back. Rogue Nation was the best recorded score in recent times with a clear crisp sound.


JBSO992018-02-03 13:03:42
Daniel Pemberton would be my top choice. His score of Man from UNCLE is what Mission Impossible needs and that would be fantastic.


Kevin2018-02-03 14:22:21
Pemberton can write melodies . Balfe can .Also they have done the jazz retro score enoughs time.Who mentioned Balfe by the way for Mission ?


dirty_score2018-02-03 14:44:17
The safest way is to go back to Michael Giacchino.


MiguelFilm2018-02-03 14:51:04
No one want safe. Safe is boring. Balfe for me also


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-03 15:07:54
"Safe is boring. I want Balfe."

lol


...2018-02-03 15:21:52
I don't understand why people think balfe is so great... he's yet to write a score that impresses me. I don't want him to go near mission impossible.


Olive2018-02-03 15:42:58
According with a twitter he published, he was not even invited. Probably got off with the director. It happens a lot. After all they are human beings.

I do not see any hatred played against Balfe on this site. Quite the opposite. The few negative reactions I've seen involving his name here (including mine) have never been directed at the man. He is very well on the circuit (everyone admits he is talented) and the audience takes note of what he does. Do not cry for nothing.


Backbiter2018-02-03 15:43:01
MiguelFilm
"No one want safe. Safe is boring. Balfe for me also."

What a childlike attitude.


Mike2018-02-03 17:43:32
Sure Edmund wants Powell !!!!!!!

Balfe seems to be the favorite on twitter.mamy people are talking about him and the new trailer getting released at the Super Bowl.Fingers crossed it is him


Mephariel2018-02-03 22:50:43
@Miguel

Safe is boring...lol. Balfe hasn't written anything that radical or that good. Not saying I want Giacchino, but I don't care for Balfe in movies like this. He had his chance with Geostorm and that was bland.

I rather Henry Jackman scores this than Balfe and I am not really a fan of Jackman.


Jean-Luc 2018-02-04 01:00:52
Yeah, you are right, but I feel Daniel Pemberton fits with Mission Impossible 6 Fallout because it's fits with his style.


marky2018-02-04 01:33:07
“eah, you are right, but I feel Daniel Pemberton fits with Mission Impossible 6 Fallout because it's fits with his style.”

How do you know if you haven’t actually seen the film !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jean-Luc 2018-02-04 02:16:28
No, I haven't seen the film yet! But my opinion, I have feelings about Daniel Pemberton will score Mission Impossible 6 Fallout. But if not, then we will find out about tomorrow by the super bowl teaser trailer. If I see Brian Tyler on the preview end credits by end of the trailer. Then I would be disappointed about that.


Anonymous2018-02-04 02:47:29
Come on ! Daniel Pemberton is not up there with the likes of Elfman and Zimmer and the others that have score the other Mission films.i hope Balfe is doing it because he can sure write action music and an epic theme-even thought there is a cool theme already !


Gavin 2018-02-04 03:01:52
Twitter seems crazy with who is actually scoring Mission Impossible just like with powelll doing Star Wars ! Balfe seems to be liked the most .


Jean-Luc 2018-02-04 03:07:10
Right! Twitter goes crazy!!


Olive2018-02-04 03:28:24
What are hashtags? I also have a twitter account.


Olive2018-02-04 03:30:06
Well, I did not see any significant movement on twitter. But many forums, like this one, are commenting on Kraemer's exit and electing possible substitutes.


Olive2018-02-04 03:39:34
People are okay with Balfe's entry, but most believe Brian Tyler's coming.

The reactions (on behalf of Balfe or Tyler) are not as ecstatic as the ones Powell received when word got out that he's with SW.

Everyone is unhappy with Kraemer's non-continuity.

I, in particular, believe Balfe will make the score. He has been sharing film material on social networks. It's inevitable.


Iamtommie2018-02-04 12:10:53
At the Superbowl a trailer will be released, so we will probably will see who will score the movie at the end!


Thomas2018-02-04 12:33:23
It better be Balfe . Probably the biggest film of the year and he will nail it


Andreas2018-02-04 13:37:17
Hybrid is very quiet on this subject ? Does he know something we all don’t !!!!!Go Balfe


Hybrid Soldier2018-02-04 13:41:48
Because no matter what I would write it'd be interpreted as being a confirmation or not... So I leave the subject to you guys !


Kronov2018-02-04 13:53:40
Brian Tyler


Jean-Luc2018-02-05 01:31:52
Mission Impossible 6 Fallout trailer is awesome and Badass Henry Cavill I like it. Unhappily, I don't see composer at the end trailer, maybe we will find out the next day.

Olive reply Replies: 0 || 2018-02-05 01:31:17
Anything!

Whoever he/she is, it's time to end the game and reveal yourself! xD

superultramegaa reply Replies: 10 || 2018-02-04 15:38:35
I don't hate Lorne Balfe as a person or composer. He's a great arranger/additional music writer and has helped write some iconic stuff for TDK Trilogy and Transformers 1 and 2, and Ghost in the Shell and Lego Batman were a ton of fun. But man, with exception of a few people, this chain is the biggest circle jerk of a composer I've ever seen.

Response prediction:
Balfe is. great composer !! He is king of scores many and Giacchino and Tyler are bad composers !!1!!1!! he is biggest. on twitter and twitter wants .him to music other movies !?.!:;


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-04 16:51:14
The whole of 2017 has been basically one long Balfe circlejerk at this website and I'm a bit baffled as to why. It started with Lego Batman and hasn't let up since. Not sure where all these fanboys have come from. It's like they've leaked over from Twitter or YouTube.

I think Balfe is a solid composer and I admire his productivity, work ethic and ability to competently handle lots of different styles of music. Lego Batman was in my top 10 scores of last year, even. But the response to (IMO not that special) scores like 13 Hours, Genius, Crown s2 and 12 Strong has been ludicrous at times here. There's almost as many comments on those pages as Dunkirk and BR2049, and those are huge movies with scores by the guy who this website is actually focused on.


...2018-02-04 18:09:33
This!


Backbiter2018-02-04 18:13:54
&#8710; This! x2


Macejko2018-02-04 18:36:40
I agree with Edmund whole-heartedly, and I might also add that these fanboys and their ludicrous clamoring are actually starting to make me sick of Balfe, which I try to suppres, because the guy us talented and I usually like his work. Seriously, fellas, shut the fuck up already.

To be perfectly honest, this is starting to feel like some nefarious, unprecedented PR scheme.


JBSO992018-02-04 18:57:09
That's what I think. He is a great composer, but not all of his scores have been the best score of the year. I liked a lot his scores for LEGO Batman and Ghost in the Shell, but the others I felt weren't that great.
That said, I think he is a really great person in relation to his fans, because of the Twitter and the release of the GitS score.


Andrew 2018-02-04 19:59:06
What a rediculous thing to say “starting to make me sick of Balfe”. Simply because people are enjoying his music . He has been part of Hans Zimmer world for 15 years so deserves his success.How weird people want to slag someone off.Very immature


Backbiter2018-02-04 20:27:54
Andreas.
Do you know how an inmature person sounds like?
Like this:
"PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE
PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE"

"No one want safe. Safe is boring. Balfe for me also"

You balfe fanboy's sound like little kids that want to eat dessert before dinner.


Hybrid Soldier2018-02-04 20:38:01
Well don't be stupid then, just ignore...


rockhound2018-02-04 20:53:23
even as a big fan, you should be realistic. not every score, your fave composer did, is awesome or great work. you should be honest to yourself in that. the praise for a couple of balfes works is simply not understandable. i dont care who will compose the music for M:I 6. if it is balfe, im ok with that. if it is someone else, im also fine with that. im a trevor rabin fan and ofc i would be happy, if he will do it. but even as a big fan, i know that there a way more competent composers out there for this job, than rabin.


Olive2018-02-04 21:31:12
At first I also thought it was PR, but then reflecting on the role of Balfe in Zimmer scores after 2008 (with TDK), I see that people have always directed some expectation to Lorne's involvement in Zimmer scores and even credit a part of their success to his "Phantom Hand" (in the end he was Zimmer's most enduring assistant, losing only to NGS, who worked with him his entire life in the most different roles). Considering all this is a bit normal to see some people rooting for him every time his name is announced to do something. That's nothing new. One part of the public reserves a certain curiosity about the newest composer who came out from under Zimmer's wings. Many of them had very high expectations about Geoff's PoTC 5 and WW by RGW. And that feeling was shared on the most different internet discussion sites.

But corroborating that this is about PR... xD

The user names are a little similar...

George reply Replies: 0 || 2018-02-04 17:43:10
As of now, the two with the most attachments are Brian Tyler and actually Henry Jackman.. I guess the main editor has worked with jackman on multiple occasions? Just feeding to the fire here maybe, but I wouldn’t get your hopes too high for Balfe. Who knows though. Hopefully we learn in just a few hours.

AntosMusic78 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-02-04 16:45:50
Wonder if they are using Brian Tyler . What happened with Joe Kraemer?

M hegarty reply Replies: 1 || 2018-02-04 14:21:17
Lorne Balfe is the king
Long live the king


Brian2018-02-04 14:39:45
I agree if it’s not Kraemer again then maybe Giachino again.would be cool to have Balfe but they will want an A list composer on it probably

M hegarty reply Replies: 0 || 2018-02-04 14:20:44
Lorne Balfe is the king

George reply Replies: 13 || 2018-02-02 15:30:04
Via his own twitter account: Joe Kraemer is NOT scoring MI:6... I’d kill for another RCP Mission Impossible score


Andreas2018-02-02 16:17:04
PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE
PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE PLEASE SAY ITS BALFE


George2018-02-02 16:54:54
Rumor is that its Brian Tyler, but I can't find any proof of that at all other than his loose connection to Tom Cruise. Balfe would also be my preference though


MichaelP2018-02-02 19:27:11
Please not Brian Tyler !!!!!!! If Balfe is doing this then this is best news possible.Finally Balfe is getting a big film


Anonymous2018-02-03 03:36:54
Balfe had his chance at a big film with terminator genisys. that score is terrible. not sure if the film or the score is worse.


Pretrus2018-02-03 09:14:41
Terminator was great and he was loyal to the theme.I now getting excited about Mission Impossible it Balfe is doing it .Hybrid do you know ?


AndyFilm2018-02-03 10:02:04
If balfe is doing MI6 I’m buying my tickets tomorrow


gavinPF2018-02-03 10:37:44
Genius and Crown have showed Balfe is once of the best.Weird to see hatred on this site for him sometimes.If he was so bad why is he so busy!


gringo2018-02-03 12:13:28
John Powell should do MI6!


Kasper2018-02-03 12:27:41
Powell or Balfe would be amazing .I wonder why Kramer is not doing it again?


Anonymous2018-02-03 18:01:12
Terminator was great? LOL

He was loyal to the theme? It was Brad Fiedel and the theme has been in every single film, Balfe is no one special LMAO


Andreas2018-02-03 18:23:00
Anonymous - that’s not true actually.You will have the sequels started only using the main theme by Fiedel only for the opening titles.I found Balfe used the theme and the infamous motif very successfully.Fiedel even in interviews has mentioned how Balfe is the only one that fully respected the theme.The last mission impossible musically wasn’t very original.It was good but very like the TV show.if Balfe is actually do it then he will do a great job I’m sure


AndrewF2018-02-03 19:26:45
Terminator was great and Balfe brought great emotion to the film.if they bring Zimmer back for Mission that will be great but if it’s Balfe then I will be just as happy


Anonymous2018-02-03 20:53:38
salvation was the only one that only used the theme in the main title.

mission impossible 5 had a great score. many themes, 2 of which were Schiffrin's. I count 5 themes used: main, ethan's, ilsa's, benji's and lane's

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 8 || 2018-01-24 20:17:12
Lorne Balfe is NOW scoring Pacific Rim Uprising.

That's unexpected


George2018-01-24 20:20:48
I saw him retweet something about the movie the other day and I figured maybe he had signed on late as a replacement... of which I’m pretty happy about lol.


Andreas2018-01-24 21:47:35
At one interesting thing about that movie nobody asked for.


fs2018-01-24 21:54:11
Should have been Djawadi again as he did great in the first one. Lorne will write just another quick weekend score which only seems listenable because he is using some powerfull sounding sample libraries.


Macejko2018-01-24 21:58:12
I knew Paesano wasn't up to the task, and yes, they should have hired Ramin again, which they now cannot do, since he is busy with GoT tour. However, now that Balfe is doing it, there is a bigger chance that the old themes would make a comeback at least. Then again, perhaps not, but I'm still glad the PR franchise stayed in RCP family.


mpolonest123 2018-01-24 23:37:55
I wouldn’t be surprised if Paesano had written the score but ignored Ramin’s themes, and considering that “Cancelling the Apocalypse” is in the trailer that’s probably not what the producers wanted.

Definitely glad LB is on board, he is on such a hot streak right now. I’m guessing the end result will sound like a mix of Terminator: Genisys and Pacific Rim.


Maze Runner Fan2018-01-25 02:50:57
Is the gist of it here that Paesano isn't that great or something? I watched the latest Maze Runner and his music there was great, same case as the second Maze Runner... His style really grabs at me.


mpolonest123 2018-01-25 03:51:05
He’s definitely not a bad composer, but for me personally he just doesn’t stand out. His music for the Netflix shows are a perfect example, not bad at all but somewhat generic. I did like the first Maze Runner score though.


Everan2018-01-25 20:27:09
Paesano is good, but not for blockbusters. His Netflix scores are good and MR has some nice tracks, but most of them are just forgettable. And after the awesome theme by Djawadi, I doubt he would've done something cool or memorable. Case in point, his Mass Effect Andromeda score, compare with the previous ones and only one track stood out, barely, that being the main theme which isn't from the previous trilogy.

Now Balfe better keep the theme at least

Antonmusic reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-25 14:11:24
If Edmund has such an issue with Balfe . Why is he brought on to re write so many scores and brought in as a “producer” ?he can’t be that bad !!!!!!

Michael reply Replies: 1 || 2018-01-21 09:30:36
Fantastic soundtrack for an amazing film.


Patrick2018-01-21 17:56:47
So digging this score

Kevin reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-19 16:50:05
We watched the film last night and is a good solid movie with great action but a big score from Balfe .there seems to be much more thematic material in the film than was is on the soundtrack .agreat start to the year for scores

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Some Guy reply Replies: 3 || 2018-01-14 06:18:05
My alternative cover design to this (since I liked "Rescue" so much): https://ibb.co/b8VMrm


Michael2018-01-14 07:39:10
Love the your album cover idea


Frank2018-01-14 07:56:36
Great music and managed to see a preview of the film and the score is so good with the movie.just the right amount of themes and powerful action music


JackP2018-01-14 12:32:55
Prayers and 12 Strong are really good tracks.does anyone know when the film is released

Andreas reply Replies: 25 || 2018-01-11 16:05:57
It will have 19 tracks.

Sounds like a non theme based score. The emotional tracks will stand out more than the the action based music which sounds mostly atmospheric.


MrZimmerFan2018-01-11 17:32:33
Here:

https: //itunes.apple.com /lk/album/12-strong-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/13328 55005


Hybrid Soldier2018-01-11 19:15:51
Extract added !


George2018-01-11 19:40:32
Pretty cool, you can hear a lot of references to his 2017 scores like The Crown, and I'm 100% okay with that. Thanks!


Ahmad2018-01-11 19:45:22
Interesting... The first 3 minutes seem to be influenced by "Duck Shoot" from The Crown. Also, Dunkirk influence at 5:20.



George2018-01-11 20:01:06
I definitely heard the Duck Shoot and Dunkirk reference too, Ahmad! Again, not opposed to it. You can hear a little bit of Geostorm action in there too.


Peter2018-01-11 20:22:58
Well he did write the duck shoot !!! The sample sounds fantastic


Ahmad2018-01-11 20:49:00
Oh! I didn't know he worked on Duck Shoot/The Crown S1.
By the way, I wasn't criticising. I was just pointing out the references :)


...2018-01-11 21:08:49
I hear a lot of Oblivion in 20.000 Feet Above...
the first track sounded interesting


Olive2018-01-11 21:27:24
Holkenborg's 300 at 10:22

xD


Andres2018-01-12 06:02:09
300 !!!! More like listen to Balfes Assasins Creed !What a great action score to start the year off with.Love Balfes work at the moment


Antonio2018-01-12 09:15:45
After listening to the album I can’t wait to watch the film. Nice to hear hard action music but with some melodies . It always seems to be one or the other these days


Mike2018-01-12 11:50:39
Balfe going back to his Call of Duty style of music which is cool


Kalman2018-01-12 12:19:43
Will there be a CD release as well?


BaronP2018-01-12 12:28:16
Great soundtrack with great mix of orchestra and electronics


rockhound2018-01-12 12:33:00
this score sounds like a mix of Dunkirk, Sicario, some Man of Steel drum parts and sadly a very uninspired main theme. the title track is the stand out cue and 2-3 other tracks sound also nice. the rest is maybe effective in the movie, but as a stand alone listening experience not very convincing. the least enjoyable score for a bruckheimer movie. lorne can do much better.


PeterM2018-01-12 12:43:06
Not many big themes but some really interesting textures and action.the rare times there are a theme it’s classic Jerry Bruickheimer with big epic orchestra.hints of 13 Hours and ghost in the Shell.lookong forward to watching the film


andyfilm72018-01-12 12:46:52
Favorite tracks are 12 Strong ,Prayers and EVAC. Evac is BRILLIANT


CalendarMan2018-01-12 13:51:56
Happy for everyone who likes this score. But for me unfortunately... i screamed out loud that I'm sick and tired of all these ambient scores while hearing at it. This can't be the right way, when you play 2-3 repeating notes with a piano and it's THE main theme and the ONLY melodical cue or a piece of it in the whole score. while everyone likes this (for which i'm happy for you guys), it frustrates me, that i haven't heard to a rcp score for a long long long time, that was a really good score.


rockhound2018-01-12 18:58:11
because the story is based on true events, i can understand, why lorne didn't go for the big epic patriotic hollywood sound, but something like Black Hawk Down or djawadis Medal of Honor scores must have been possible. even the last 3 tracks are just ok, because of the weak theme. and for this kind of sound the album is way too long.


Olive2018-01-12 20:35:05
Private Rian is partly based in true facts.


superultramegaa2018-01-12 21:14:14
CalendarMan - TF5 was pretty melodic for the most part. The Crown Season 2 (while I'm not a fan of it) seemed pretty melodic. Blue Planet II was basically a more epic Thomas Newman score (at least aesthetically). There wasn't much interesting stuff from Zimmer, but there's been some good scores this year.


Alberto2018-01-13 00:21:57
Why does it have to be melodic?maybe the film did not fit having old traditional score.I think Balfe’s has done a great mix of both worlds with this score and we will see when the film is released


Olive2018-01-13 00:32:55
Already released? Where to listen?


olive2018-01-13 00:39:05
Ok, I see it on Spotify.


rockhound2018-01-13 07:22:19
@Alberto
Geostorm is also very melodic, but not an old traditional score. so of course it was possible to compose at least a more melodic intense theme than we have here now and im sure it would have fit.

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 1 || 2018-01-12 20:23:19
Well,well,well. I just finished listening to this score the first I've noticed is the Atmospheric mode that you'll find in almost every track except 17.rescue which I think just some tweak of duck shoot from the crown season one. I dont like the score in general except rescue track. And yes there is some little cues from Dunkirk.


Oliver2018-01-12 20:36:23
After all it is a Bruckheimer movie.

Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 2 || 2018-01-11 13:12:16
Is this a prequel to 13 Hours?


George2018-01-11 15:23:51
Hahaha


Brian2018-01-11 16:03:27
It was based after the twin towers

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 3 || 2018-01-10 19:51:07
So this will come out on the 12th !


FaresTdkr2018-01-10 21:04:51
Please hybrid any thing about next film for Hans.


olive2018-01-10 22:49:37
2018's The Lion King. xD


Mephariel2018-01-11 00:20:47
The Lion King is 2019.

123 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-10 20:41:47
Amazing!!

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