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Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest film composers working in the industry today.  He won an Academy Award for his work on The Lion King, and has been nominated for six other films including Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, and As Good As It Gets. With The Last Samurai he celebrates his 100th film score, and SoundtrackNet had an opportunity to talk with Hans a few weeks ago during a rare break in his busy schedule working on Something's Gotta Give.<br><br>You've scored many projects during your career, and The Last Samurai is being touted as your 100th film score…<br><br>Well, I'm terrible with math, so I'm not doing the counting. It could be more, it could be less – but apparently it's the 100th.<br><br>So how did you get involved with the project?<br><br>If you're lucky enough to get nominated for an Oscar, you get invited to the Oscar nominee's luncheon where they hand out these little nomination certificates. There are usually 150 people standing there, and people are invited up in alphabetical order, starting with the As. By the time they get to the Cs, everybody's already back at their table chatting and eating, and while the first people called get thunderous applause, you can imagine what it's like when your name starts with Z!<br><br>So Ed Zwick and I were standing there, waiting at one of these luncheons about four years ago, and we started talking to each other. I asked him what he was working on and he told me about this movie called The Last Samurai, which I thought sounded interesting and I asked him to send me a script. After the script arrived, I didn't hear from him for a long time and I thought he'd forgotten about me, not thinking about how difficult it is to set up a samurai movie these days. The other thing I liked about the project was that Tom Cruise was involved, so it was like returning home, since I've scored a bunch of his movies – I knew we were going to have a good time.<br><br>Did it end up that way?<br><br>Ed and his editor Steve Rosenblum are such gentlemen, so together and professional, and they basically did one cut of the film, screened it, and everyone loved their work. So after this, they had plenty of time to come and hang with me, and while I usually love the re-cutting process because it's a diversionary tactic to keep the director and editor out of my life, these guys were great to have around. <br><br>Of course, my sense of paranoia made me think that something was going wrong all the time, waiting for the other shoe to drop, as it were, but it never happened. Ed phoned this morning and I thought, "Oh my god – rewrite!" It's just how my brain works. But I think he and I feel a bit odd now: we've been seeing each other every day for months, and suddenly we're done. I completely understand why people have a problem finishing a movie, because there's something really nice about the process – completion is far more boring.<br><br>For Samurai, you used Japanese percussions and ethnic woodwinds, without getting too 'Japanese'.<br><br>My problem is that I feel Japanese music is really inaccessible to Western ears, and I was really struggling with this film initially, trying to figure out what I was doing. This idea popped into my head for using Western-style themes, but applying a Japanese aesthetic to them, which sounds great of course, until I had to ask myself what I meant! Actually, I think it's just my way of not overloading certain things with too many colors, or being geometrically precise about my cues and not making them too flowery.<br><br>The Tom Cruise character is one of those nasty drunks at the beginning, who obviously has some serious problems he's trying to deal with, or not deal with. He's obnoxious and restless, suffering sleepless nights and is very un-Tom. For me, this character's journey was about his need to earn tranquility and peace, so within the score there's this very romantic, overblown and passionate theme. It's like a juvenile way of dealing with life and death – the pain and liebestod.<br><br>However, to contrast with these very relentless themes, there are a number of stark, formal and sober pieces, because I wanted to take Tom's character on a journey. He comes from America and ends up in this foreign place where he doesn't speak the language or understand the culture. But at the end of the movie, I want the audience to think that there isn't a more beautiful place for him to be, that he is at home in Japan and finally at peace.<br><br>There are many useless acts of bravery we do out of misguided romanticism, and this movie is full of courageous and dignified acts of bravery. So I wanted to play off these acts, since both the American and Japanese cultures have a concept of heroism, and I just wanted to see if I could play with the nature of the two different concepts.<br><br>So you didn't want to do the stereotypical Japanese thing...<br><br>Absolutely not! Take Akira Kurosawa's Ran, for example, which has this brilliant score where Takemitsu writes Western music, but with an Eastern accent. Somebody asked me a few days ago why As Good As It Gets was European – why did I write a European score for a quintessentially American story? For me, it's because Jack Nicholson was crazy in the movie, and I felt one of the great things about America is how they always think we Europeans are crazy. So by writing a European-styled score, it's my way of saying that Jack is crazy, but it's alright!<br><br>How do you feel about people who criticize your work for not fitting into the time period, like Gladiator?<br><br>The reason I take these jobs is because I'm interested in foreign cultures, and every time I get to work on a movie I'm thrown into the adventure of whatever that culture is, the time, and wherever the story's taking place. So one of the things I'm very careful about is not to be historically correct to the culture, but, on the other hand, not to insult the underlying aesthetics of that culture either. I remember watching Chariots of Fire and thinking how brilliantly the music worked, never missing that it wasn't period instruments! I grew up listening to Bach played by a symphony orchestra – it's the wrong sized orchestra with the wrong instruments, but I don't think that's the point.<br><br>With Gladiator, Pietro Scalia brought in a CD saying "this is Ancient Roman music," and I said, "Says who? You went to the Ancient Roman music store and bought an Ancient Roman music CD? Bullshit!" We're not anthropologists. Look at he costumes Ridley Scott had: they were more Napoleonic than Roman, which was perhaps fitting since Napoleon had stolen all of his good ideas from the Romans regarding how to make his generals look cool – and so did Hitler! So I got criticized for making the "Entry into Rome" cue too Leni Riefenstahl – but that was the joke! I am allowed to have a sense of humor in my music!<br><br>Earlier this summer your credit on Pirates of the Caribbean was "Score Overproduced by". What was the deal with that?<br><br>Well, I thought honesty was a virtue! But seriously, Jerry Bruckheimer quite rightly asked me not to give him "that old-fashioned Pirate music," and Gore Verbinski, who I adore and did The Ring with, said, "Well, it is a pirate movie, so we have to disguise it." In the end, I spent a day and a half writing tunes, Klaus Badelt wrote a lot of stuff, and we rolled up our sleeves, got drunk, behaved in a debauched way, and produced a score!<br><br>There was a lot of criticism regarding that score, but in the end it had to serve the film - which it did. You seem to get a lot of criticism on any project you do.<br><br>I had the misfortune of going onto the Film Score Monthly web site recently to look something up and vanity made me type in my own name. I suddenly realized that you can't ever get it right. Who do people want me to be? The guy that writes Matchstick Men? Or the guy that writes The Rock? Or the guy that writes Driving Miss Daisy? My need is ultimately to write for myself. I mock myself and I'm ironic about the way I speak about it because if I take it too seriously, it would be a pompous and boring thing to do. But at the same time I take each note I write very seriously – none of them are random.<br><br>The Internet Movie Database always lists you as being attached to multiple projects, so I was curious, what's Sharktail?<br><br>I complained to Jeffrey Katzenberg that I couldn't cross any more Red Seas, or deal with any more horses that can't speak – I wanted to do one of the fun animated movies instead. There's also a hip-hop element in Sharktail, and I haven't been there yet, so it's new territory! King Arthur is still in production, and I literally just got the first bits of footage just before you came here.<br><br>Are you working on all of these projects simultaneously?<br><br>I'm thinking about them! I'm also working with Jim Brooks on his new comedy, Spanglish.<br><br>And speaking of comedies, you recently did Matchstick Men for Ridley, which had a very Nino Rota vibe to it....<br><br>And I gave him credit! I thought, what if Nino had written the theme and I was just doing the variations? But I bet I'm going to get criticized for that because it's not like Gladiator.<br><br>So when did you last have a vacation?<br><br>Well, I went to Japan for a couple of days at the end of November for the Japanese premiere of Samurai, but look, I love what I do! In January I'll travel to Morocco because Ridley will be shooting his next movie, Kingdom of Heaven, so that's like a holiday!<br><br>My family and I are going away at Christmas, and what we used to do would be to rent a house in the mountains and go on these skiing holidays. It would be a crappy house, not as nice as the one we live in, my wife was still going to the market, and we're still washing our plates – so it wasn't a vacation, it was a lot of work! It's taken us a long time, but we just figured it out: we're not practical with vacations – we're staying at hotels! But while the Zimmer family isn't talented when it comes to vacations, we're talented when it comes to work!<br><br>I sat through Samurai the other day, and for the first time watched the whole movie from top to tail with everything finished and completed. It felt really good, better than a vacation. But luckily there were enough things wrong for me to think that I learned something from the experience, and now I can't wait for the next project to try these new ideas out.<br><br>The soundtrack to The Last Samurai is available from Elektra Records, and the film is currently in theaters. Matchstick Men is available on Varese Sarabande Records.<br><br>With thanks to Chet Mehta at Chasen & Co, Jason Cienkus at Warner Brothers, and Nina Lynch and Mark Wherry at Media Ventures for helping with this interview. And, of course, special thanks to Hans.Mulan get his release... through Disney+, 4th September.Mulan is being released on sept 4th. Can't wait to hear Harry's score!!!!Here's an interview about Last Samurai from Soundtrack.net https: //www.soundtrack. net/content/article/?id=112You can find an interview with Hans on his process for TLS on soundtrack.net somewhere, back in 2003 or 2004
The tracklist they posted has 58 tracks and yours contains only 54<br>interesting thing, He never really spoke about Last Samurai. but you have to realize, even when He speaks, its not always the truth. <br><br>The only thing I know, in 2013 doing press for Rush, He really said the hardest job was Last Samurai, well its not true according to himself, if you watch the behind the scenes stuff from Matchstick Men from 2003, right there He says that he was working on 3 huge films, (tears of the sun / Pirates / last samurai) and Mathstick men was the absolute hardest for him.<br><br>also Ed Zwick talks about working with Hans on the dvd commentary sometimes, but nothing really fancy.<br><br>Im sure there is an interview for this film with him, since he was at the premierI am struggling to find an interview where Hans speaks about this soundtrack. Does it even exist? <br>I spent the last hours digging but nothing. I always desired to hear some comments about it, like he does for the other works he's done.<br>I know it's a far stretch for Hans To release docu scores, but am really curious as to what Brave Miss World, Believer and Jalous of the Birds sound like...<br><br><br>@Mephariel<br>You can find Great Bear Rainforest on bleedingfingersmusic.com under Anze RozmanMondo only offered to send me a return label and a refund. No info yet on if they plan to fix it. :-/
Mine arrived today and is definitely sped up.LOL klaus badelt hardly composed pirates 1You know what? I love the booklet credits! Klaus Badelt is the same guy who scored Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.Thanks Hybrid soldier for the good news<br>I can't wait to see the documental film and hear the score of lorne balfe & hans zimmer.A score will be released.<br><br>You can always count on Lorne for that. It's in the works.
What was the last Zimmer documentary score that they released outside of BBC? <br><br>I am still waiting for The Great Bear Rainforest.I hope they can the soundtrack release for "Rebuilding Paradise" composed by Hans zimmer & Lorne balfe, including an original song for the film. I hope there is a possibility that they will release the score.How to get this at all?Any news about Rebuilding Paradise soundtrack?@Hybrid:<br>Any news about a release for Ron Howard "Rebuilding Paradise" soundtrack by Hans ans Lorne. The documentary airing today. Any info will be much Appreciated.
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Pacific Rim Uprising
Label: Milan Records
Length: 76'01 (Score: 67'06)
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  1. Pacific Rim Uprising (4:47)
  2. Born Into War (4:12)
  3. Rise Of The Jaegers (1:38)
  4. Go Big Or Go Extinct (Patrick Stump Remix) (2:10)
  5. Daddy Yo - Wizkid (2:39)
  6. Shatterdome Arrival (2:03)
  7. Sneaking In (3:07)
  8. Shao Industries (4:35)
  9. Scrapper Chase (3:56)
  10. Flashback (2:17)
  11. Nobody Speak Feat. Run The Jewels - DJ Shadow (3:15)
  12. Kaiju Brain (2:11)
  13. Combat (2:19)
  14. Obsidian Fury (3:31)
  15. Get It Done (3:24)
  16. Come Down - Anderson .Paak (2:59)
  17. Shatterdome Attacked (7:18)
  18. Amara (2:36)
  19. Coming Together (3:14)
  20. On The Move (2:21)
  21. Mega Kaiju (2:29)
  22. Battle Speech (2:39)
  23. End Game (2:00)
  24. Victory (2:18)
  25. The Revenge (1:52)
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Jerry reply Replies: 1 || 2018-08-31 05:13:03
Does anyone have a chronological order for this one?


Tobias2020-03-16 11:45:02
Search for an chronological order, too!

Morgan Joylighter reply Replies: 0 || 2019-08-15 22:58:28
While I'm sure the Lorne haters will be unhappy, I was very excited today to learn that Mr. Balfe is composing the score for the BBC's new "His Dark Materials" series (adaption of the same book that guided the 2007 film "The Golden Compass", composed by Desplat). I think there might actually be enough emotional material in this project to have Lorne finally write some melodies again! :)

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rimrim reply Replies: 3 || 2019-02-16 22:54:01
1M01 Logos & Backstory Montage
1M04 Sneaking In
1M07 Jake Finds Scrapper
1M08-09 Scrapper Chase
1M11 Not Again
2M01 Shatterdome Arrial
2M02 Amara is Amazed
2M05 Pentecost
2M07 Simulation Fail
2M08 Could Have Been Great
2M09 Gottlieb Greets Newt Pt.1
2M09 Gottlieb Greets Newt Pt.2
3M01A Unwelcome Yager
3M01B Are You Reading This?
3M02A Mak-Morial
3M03 Flashback
3M07 Get It Done
3M09 Alice
4M02 Family Fight
4M03 It Isn't Something
4M04B What is That?
4M05 A Kaiju Brain
4M06 Shao Industries Suspected
5M01 Shatterdome Attacked
5M02B Help Me Help You
5M08-09 Aftermath
6M01 Battle Speech
6M03Y Yagers Land
6M06 Rippers
6M07 SEQ
7M01A Mega On the Move
7M01B Stay With Me
7M02 Amara Joins Jake
7M03B End Game
7M04
7M04C Celebrate
7M05 Victory
7M07 Main On End


jobjob2019-02-16 23:27:32
well aren’t u special. it’s gonna leak so on account of so many ppl having it. myself included.


Knight2019-02-27 04:08:12
Checked ASCAP and here are the additional credits I found;

JAKE FINDS SCRAPPER, PART B
Max Aruj (so the combined cue would be LB, MA)

GOTTLEIB GREETS NEWT
Max Aruj

FAMILY FIGHT
Max Aruj

LET ME HELP YOU
Max Aruj


Davis2019-02-27 06:27:16
Cool. I've had it for over a year!

123 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-06-08 18:16:17
This part of the trailer soundtrack has put a smile on my face, did he re-use his of track? :D

- https://youtu.be/QD1pbWCJcKQ?t=1m58s

(btw I love Lorne´s music and I am not upset about it)

Jack Afrogarrix 2018 reply Replies: 8 || 2018-04-02 03:46:38
Lorne Balfe Had Made the greateat score for pacific rim Uprising including a remix of "go big or go extinct By ramin Djawadi. It Worth it to hear this Score


Edmund Meinerts2018-04-02 10:23:46
Aw fuck, it's back.


PeterM2018-04-02 11:41:10
Edmund shut up .Just try and stop slagging anyone off who simply likes a composers music because it is boring now .


AndrewK2018-04-02 11:58:18
“Aw fuck, it's back.” what a stupid comment to make.i haven’t seen the film yet but either way being negative about people liking something is stupid .


Edmund Meinerts2018-04-02 15:47:26
LOL, way to miss the point guys. Jack Afrogarrix is a noted shitposter.


superultramegaa2018-04-02 16:02:01
PeterM, AndrewK shut up. Just try and stop slagging off anyone who simply criticizes a composer's music because it is annoying now. Stop being negative about people with a different opinion on something. It's stupid.


PeterM2018-04-02 20:32:25
Edmund quite writing anything for a change in any of Balfes releases.We are not interested in your put down comments.we all clearly understand your feelings ......


Edmund Meinerts2018-04-02 21:03:33
This has nothing to do with Balfe, you absolute fuckwit!


superultramegaa2018-04-03 04:27:54
So Peter, on a scale of dense to completely brain dead, how low is your IQ?

Jean-Luc reply Replies: 3 || 2018-03-29 21:36:38
Everyone, I have a question for you about a Mission Impossible Fallout movie by who will score that film. Last time I saw Henry Jackman was removed from IMDB app. But I found out the news about confirmed about Lorne Balfe will score that movie because Lorne Balfe seem all over the pictures. But I kept waiting for a film music reporter website about who will score for the mission impossible fallout movie, but we will find out the update for next month I believe that.


Miguel2018-03-30 18:45:31
I facebooked Balfe and ask him but he said he was not doing it even though the music in the trailer is by him


AndyP2018-03-30 21:13:32
I thought Henry was doing it ?


Jean-Luc2018-03-30 23:35:40
Oh, it's interesting to me

ok reply Replies: 16 || 2018-03-23 14:35:19
This is feels like a very temped soundtrack, only that explains why the score is so generic. I wonder which movies music scenes producer-director used to make lorne do this.

Track 8 - is Tron legacy (dont know maybe he worked on it, powell was involved maybe he was too)


Mephariel2018-03-23 16:35:49
Is there a Balfe score that is not very temped? Every single Balfe score I listened to is basically giving an old score a fresh set of paint.


AndrewP2018-03-26 22:47:52
Mephariel - please educate us . Genius is what ? Blackwood is what ? Marcella is what ?


Mephariel2018-03-27 04:42:02
Genius? You mean like in the track "Forbidden Love" where he tempted the shit out of "Where We're Going" in Interstellar?


Edmund Meinerts2018-03-27 08:52:48
Mephariel, don't expect any sort of objectivity when it comes to the many-headed Balfe shill that is Andrew/Andreas/Andy. Although I note that even he has struggled to say anything nice about Hurricane Heist or PR: Uprising...some things are beyond the realm if the possible I suppose.


JamesT2018-03-27 19:40:39
@Mephariel

What score is the track Forbidden Love from?


Max Potcats2018-03-27 19:55:51
From Genius, I find some little similarities with Quantifiable Connection from interstellar complete score, but nothing shameful, if it's a temp this is not the worst we heard..


Micheal2018-03-28 16:21:13
Edmund has to me move on.you have an issue with Balfe .we know .Solo will be out soon enough for you and your tissues


Mike2018-03-28 16:26:40
Mephariel ( Edmund ) try and channel your negativity somewhere else please


Edmund Meinerts2018-03-28 23:58:43
...and the tone policing, right on schedule. We brook nothing but pure unadulterated praise for Lord Balfe around these parts!


SiMusic2018-03-29 00:21:42
Yet again Edmund can’t help himself .


Zimmerfan2018-03-29 00:31:10
I’m not a big balfe fan but honestly Edmund you have issues.Balfe obviously knows what he is doing and people keep hiring him.we get it that you love John Powell but not everyone else does.So give it a rest with the balfe bashing because it’s boring now .Night


superultramegaa2018-03-29 01:18:19
Once again the broken translation/punctuation regulars can't help themselves.


Mephariel2018-03-29 03:19:36
@Max

I'll be really specific. The entire first section of "Forbidden Love," the melodic baseline came directly from 6:03 of "Where We're Going."

It is actually pretty obvious.


Ian2018-03-29 06:28:00
Mephariel - I have no issue calling Lorne or anyone else for temping/recycling cues, but honestly those two cues seem incidentally similar if at all. And Forbidden Love is *drastically* superior, so even if there was temping involved, Lorne did genuinely good work there IMO


Edmund Meinerts2018-03-29 08:51:02
Why do you guys keep mentioning Powell? I'm not.


Olive2018-03-30 01:09:18
Meh

Andrew, Andreas, Andy, Mike, Michael, Peter, Pete, x name + music or x name + film. They are the same person.

Frank reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-28 06:12:24
I got a friend who was an intern of Legendary Pictures and he said the reason there's only a remix of Ramin's original theme is because some copyright issues between Universal and Warner Bros. Anyone can confirm that? Hybrid?

Kingfannypack is the Milfcommander reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-27 05:55:36
Congratulations to Lorne Balfe in his new child!

Anonymous reply Replies: 11 || 2018-03-22 18:03:31
It is out. Not bad but it doesn't sound very epic or memorable. Tomb Raider had better moments.

The orchestration is so empty.


MrZimmerFan2018-03-22 18:05:12
I will said this, is more enjoyable than Hurricane Heist.

But the first was more memorable


Anonymous2018-03-22 18:15:58
yeah but this movie would be better fit for a jablonsky score.


he has bigger themes and a richer sound


MrZimmerFan2018-03-22 18:36:27
The first movie has memorable theme and enjoyable action tracks, this one, has one or three actions cues i have enjoyed, more than than i expected, but the main theme is forgetteable.

Jablonsky would fit if is the Jablonsky, for example, for TF5 or first Transformers (and i am guilty pleasure fan for Battleship)

And now i lost respect in the whole internet :D


George2018-03-22 18:49:45
Agreed. It’s simply not that memorable. Out of Pacific Rim 2, a wrinkle in time, tomb raider, and hurricane heist I thought for sure at least ONE would be a hit. Unfortunately all four of them seem pretty forgettable. Really hoping Hans puts something memorable and iconic together for X Men Dark Phoenix.


MrZimmerFan2018-03-22 18:53:03
At least Tomb Raider and A Wrinkle of Time have a theme.


mpolonest1232018-03-22 19:46:03
There are some fun action cues and an interesting mix of electronics that sounds like a hybrid of Tron Legacy and Chappie but is honestly so forgettable outside of that. Why on earth did they opt out of using Ramin's themes?

It would be like if POTC2 came out and instead of using "He's a Pirate" or any of the other motifs, Disney hired a Hans Zimmer protege to come in and write their own take on the material. When I go to see Star Wars I expect Star Wars. With this I expected at least ties to the first one.


superultramegaa2018-03-22 20:04:00
The thematic continuity complaint is a problem with the movie industry in general now. Not just Pacific Rim. It's a problem with Marvel, DC, and hell, any movie series really. Even the new TMNT movies, as good as Jablonsky's score for the second one was, still couldn't keep the original themes.

The only ones that do keep the original thematic material lately have been Transformers, Star Wars, Star Trek (at least the first 2's scores I don't know about the 3rd's), Pirates of the Caribbean, a few animated film series, and Harry Potter.

Not sure if this is a director or composer fault (probably director/studio), but it's just something we're going to have to deal with for a while until the next phase of film score trends come along.


MrZimmerFan2018-03-22 20:10:47
@superultramega: The three Star Trek movies are compose by the same composer, and the producer is J.J Abrams.

And the theme is the same.


mpolonest1232018-03-22 20:44:18
@Superultramega

What's odd is that the PR theme was used in the marketing. Same with Zimmers material being used in the Justice League trailers, so obviously the studio liked it enough. Probably the directors choice.


mpolonest123 2018-03-23 13:34:22
I was also thinking about something; Lorne Balfe worked on Terminator Genisys, a score in which the original thematic material was used appropriately but also combined with his new material. How a sequel score SHOULD be. Obviously this was the directors choice. It seems like a lot of these newer directors have no clue how music works, something which should be one of the least difficult parts of making a film.


MrZimmerFan2018-03-23 14:19:27
The only themes in Terminator Genysis was the main theme and part of the Reese theme, i guess.

The rest is new material by Balfe.

Jean-Luc reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-23 02:54:31
I like that soundtrack, I think that score is fun action, but I'm noticing Shao Industries are more like Tron Legacy music to me. My Opinion about Pacific Rim first one by Ramin Djawadi's score is better and his theme is perfect!

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 2 || 2018-03-22 19:09:29
I just said this before and I want to say it again:
Shao industries sound like Tron Legacy


MrZimmerFan2018-03-22 19:19:53
It is sound like that.

Multiple times in the score, there is sounds like Tron


....2018-03-23 01:24:20
The descending string line is almost completely ripped from CLU

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-11 15:02:46
Shao Industries on Dezzer And Itunes. IT Sound like Daft Punk TRON LEGACY...

Andreas reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-08 16:07:55
Hurricane Heist will be released tomorrow. Sounds like a mix of 12 Strong en Geostorm.

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-08 13:40:21
I have something cool: Hurricane Heist is going to be released tomorrow.

I curious about this score by Balfe

... reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-04 16:37:23
"Sneaking in" soundtrack sounds srsly like Geostorm... and I kinda like it :D

Farestdkr reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-04 16:02:12
@hybrid do you have any news about Daniel suett(2014 winner of Hans Zimmer want you..,Savage Kingdom Composer, Oak Island Composer). Why Hans didn't hire him in some of his movie he's a big talent. I love Savage Kingdom soundtrack it's absolutely Zimmer style.

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-04 15:46:08
These two track are available on Deezer if you want listen...

Scorefan reply Replies: 2 || 2018-03-03 23:09:04
@Hybrid, is it true that Lorne sometimes have used the name Oswin Mackintosh?


Hybrid Soldier2018-03-03 23:12:28
Yes, nickname he used for Extreme Music mostly...


Scorefan2018-03-04 00:35:35
Thanks Hybrid

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 9 || 2018-03-01 17:59:41
Well I got two tracks from this soundtrack and it sounds as usual like a shit &#128169;.


ThePhantasm 2018-03-01 19:22:14
Haters gonna hate. I think Lorne's gonna give us a good soundtrack


MrZimmerFan2018-03-01 21:33:33
Actually, the first track is quite forgetteable and the second one is the only quite like.



Olive2018-03-01 21:51:27
I will find it!


FaresTdkr2018-03-01 22:06:09
Why just why for god sake Jablonski can give a big addition for this movie just why. Balfe I ask you to give back my money that I spent on theses two tracks...Even Joseph Trapanese can do better on this. Sorry for balfe fans but I'm really disappointed since I love this movie so much.


ThePhantasm 2018-03-01 22:13:01
where are you guys even listening to the samples? lorne hasn't posted anything about it


Olive2018-03-01 23:48:20
Yeah, where?


Andreas2018-03-01 23:52:31
It’s on itunes up for pre order. Digital release is friday 16th


ThePhantasm 2018-03-01 23:53:59
must be in other countries, cause there's nothing here in the iTunes us store


Block-Busted2018-03-03 23:55:34
Where did you listen to the soundtrack?

Andreas reply Replies: 5 || 2018-03-01 08:46:40
Anything on the release of The Hurricane Heist? Movie looks stupid as hell but Lorne is scoring it...


George2018-03-01 12:53:01
I was wondering that too yesterday, the director posted a video of Lorne's music last summer on Instagram and the music sounded pretty good, so hopefully we get a release!


Iamtommie2018-03-01 13:10:00
Click on details!! All the way at the bottom stands a releasedate. That is on every official release on this page


Anonymous2018-03-01 15:55:37
Why don't they just reuse the score for Geostorm lol


Andreas2018-03-01 23:54:31
They will also release of score for Marcella by Lorne balfe next week.


fs2018-03-03 12:28:47
Compared to the first score it is just generic... like every weekend output from lorne. It always sounds like he has no joy in composing... just spitw out some tracks, which only are accepted because he uses hans powerfull sample library, and job done. I am sure is able to do a lot better

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2018-03-02 06:54:39
The first track just blew me away, very cool and powerful. Between this and Tomb Raider I think March will be a very good month for us!


Fares Tdkr2018-03-02 14:07:18
The First track... Well maybe you mean the first 2 min which sound like jablonski(merlin's Staff from TF5) then start the noise in the second two mins.


Ds2018-03-02 14:29:17
I like the whole track, but what you call "the noise" is actually the part that impressed me the most!

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 12 || 2018-02-21 16:59:06
Three tracks from Milan Music

https ://www.youtube.com /watch?v=wSz1qRRsnyA

https:/ /www.youtube.com/watch? v=AWdVYV8OQb4

https: / /www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuDqLefLsMk

Weird, really weird


...2018-02-21 17:13:20
that second one, it looks like that some idiot put one tracks two times there so it sounds pretty bad


mpolonest1232018-02-21 17:31:43
Why does Shao Industries sound like CLU from Tron Legacy?


...2018-02-21 17:47:42
This sounds fan made tbh...


MrZimmerFan2018-02-21 17:56:11
Is strange, is fricking strange.

Dosen't sound like a score for a giant monster-robot movie, at all.

Now, i would love hear Paseano or Djawadi


George2018-02-21 18:31:55
Hybrid, do you know if these are legit? Shao Industries sounds okay but the "main title" track sounds... well.. weird, almost like something is wrong with the upload


Georg2018-02-21 18:48:10
If they messed up the upload, then I don't think it would sound quite as strange... the first 20 seconds sound intriguing until the off beat drums come in and it sounds like crap from then on


Iamtommie2018-02-21 19:52:25
I'm sorry to say. But it sounds awful. If the whole score is going to sound like that I won't buy it


Ian2018-02-21 21:36:51
Tracks are gone, so yeah, I'd guess they made a mistake somehow


Max Potcats2018-02-22 10:57:56
Is it real tracks? Because the YT channel deleted the 3 videos... I guess it must be a fake.


MrZimmerFan2018-02-22 11:48:50
I don't think a discography like Milan post fake tracks.

There is must something wrong


Balfe2018-02-22 14:54:09
I would not be surprised if this was done by Balfe finally trying out his real compositional skills outside of him just acting as Hans' copy assistant. Everything that Balfe has done on his own to date is abysmal (okay The Lego Batman movie had some flair but that was probably done by the next generation of assistants).

Please go back to Ironclad and listen to Balfe before he was HBalfe, to hear his skills. Not very good, right? The man is an arranger not a composer.

This score will be utterly crap or it will sound like Tron and Transformers.

Shame as Del Toro and Steven Knight work with real composers like Max Richter who would have excelled here.


rockhound2018-03-01 17:41:11
2 tracks are already available on itunes. on march 9th, there will be also a score release of lornes music for the television series MARCELLA.

Olive reply Replies: 2 || 2018-02-25 21:40:38
Well, the fact that Djawadi was not mentioned in the credits confirms that Balfe had not used the theme written by him, right?


Brian2018-02-25 22:07:55
Olive - wrong.Balfe has said it is used in the film on Twitter.


Olive2018-02-25 22:24:06
Okay, I'll wait for the more detailed credits in the release.

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 6 || 2018-02-25 17:37:44
Where you get the tracklist?

;)


Tom2018-02-25 18:05:25
Where did you get the tracklist ???????


...2018-02-25 18:19:18
where got you did tracklist have been?


ThePhantasm 2018-02-25 18:30:00
Damn the tracks are really short, i was hoping for some long epic music. Hopefully he'll deliver on the epic (I'm sure he will)


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-25 18:40:10
"Shatterdome Attacked", at least we'll get one 7-minute action cue...

Also. TRACKLIST YOU GET DID WHERE???


ThePhantasm 2018-02-25 19:36:20
yeah that's just one though. We'll see!! no info on a release date, on lornes twitter it says it's coming out very soon.


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-25 20:48:24
A lot of the time when a score's final action/battle sequence is split up among several tracks I edit them together into one track myself in Audacity. The most recent example was Black Panther with "The Great Mound Battle/Glory to Bast/The Jabari, Pt II". And my edit of the final battle music from King Arthur runs nearly 15 minutes. Maybe something similar will be possible for the last few tracks of this score.

Lynk reply Replies: 3 || 2018-02-09 11:35:31
I am getting a stronger Power Rangers/Transformers vibe from this cover art than what I recall from the first Pacific Rim movie.


Anonymous2018-02-09 13:10:16
because it's a transformers knockoff


MrZimmerFan2018-02-09 14:12:44
And what makes you think that?


Everan2018-02-09 17:30:43
The Jaegers clearly transform into giant planes and cars. Duh

JBSO99 reply Replies: 2 || 2018-02-09 11:20:41
Wasn't John Paesano going to do this? Why he ended up not doing it? I think Balfe is a good choice for this movie but I would have loved to hear Paesano's work on this.

Anyway, I hope Balfe keeps the main theme from the previous movie because it was amazing. I think is one of Djawadi's best themes (at least in movie scores)


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-09 12:27:10
One positive development of the switch from Paesano to Balfe is that I think it's much likelier we hear more of Djawadi's themes from the first Pacific Rim. A fellow RCP member would be more inclined to keep it in the family, so to speak.


MrZimmerFan2018-02-09 12:48:12
Paseano recorded the score last fall in Vienna, the producers dropped out.

As much like Balfe, i would like hear the Paesano's score.

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