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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 musicHybrid, what did Danny think of what Hans was doing? Since he tries to claim that no Batman composer after him wrote a "theme"...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
Actually Hybrid my comment is based on their separate  interviews years apart. Zimmer's arguably dismissive comment years ago and Elfman's arguably stern remark about his theme being the only Batman theme, of recent note. <br><br>If they are both good friends who go to each other's barbecues on Sundays and drink beer together, more power to them. If they have a stellar working relationship, well, I obviously am not privy to that, but good on them. However based on what I've heard my impressions don't lean towards the latter.<br><br>If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. <br>  <br><br><br>"Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty."<br><br>Blackwood might want to have a word with you.Too many songs! But at least there is 15 tracks of score.<br><br>BTW, I don't think Djawadi is able just to do themes. His score in GoT Season 7 shows that he is able to do action tracks very well. Also, in GoT Season 6, he shows that he is able to have many themes and develop them in many different ways.Meta your comment is based on smoke...<br><br><br>Do you have any idea of what Hans & Elfman's relation is ? How many scores Danny mixed at Remote Control ? That when Hans was writing Batman Begins, Danny was in the next room and Hans invited him to check what he was doing ? How many people from RCP Elfman recruited to help him ?lol it's too funny the guy even spent the time of typing all this...<br><br>Some people apparently have very boring lives on this planet !
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!!!LOL. I guess this "Balfe" guy is one of those trolls from Stop RCP group.Many benevolent saviours explaining the error of our music tastes have surfaced recently, haven't they?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.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
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? <br><br>Why you feed the troll?<br><br>Wrong.<br><br>1. Wallfish is a very fine composer, period. Hans is a synth guy.<br><br>2. If Hans wasn't concern about BR he wouldn't do it.<br><br>3. Slavery was abolished 150 years ago. Hans choose to did it and agreed to involve Wallfish.<br><br>4. Maybe true, but it wasn't the thought of Villeneuve.here we go again:<br>Why Hans Zimmer Got The Job You Wanted (And You Didn’t)<br>https://behindtheaudio.com/2013/07/hans-zimmer/Hey you guys.<br><br>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.<br><br>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<br><br>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.<br><br>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!!<br><br>You rapid fans supporting his work will be laughed at as being idiotic symbiotic followers. Get a fragging grip.<br><br>Balfe is not a composer. <br><br>
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Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL)Aljoscha Christenhuß
ComposerAdditional Music
Tomb Raider
Label: Sony Masterworks
Length: 72'06
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  1. Return to Croft Manor
  2. Seeking Endurance
  3. The Bag
  4. Path of Paternal Secrets
  5. The Devil's Sea
  6. Let Yamatai Have Her
  7. Figure in the Night
  8. Remember This
  9. Never Give Up
  10. Karakuri Wall
  11. What Lies Underneath Yamatai
  12. There's No Time
  13. Becoming the Tomb Raider
  14. The Croft Legacy
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MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 2 || 2018-02-19 19:45:25
Track times

1. Return to Croft Manor - Junkie XL (8.13)
2. Seeking Endurance - Junkie XL (1.09)
3. The Bag - Junkie XL (1.49)
4. Path of Paternal Secrets - Junkie XL (3.39)
5. The Devil's Sea - Junkie XL (4.11)
6. Let Yamatai Have Her - Junkie XL (13.23)
7. Figure in the Night - Junkie XL (4.15)
8. Remember This - Junkie XL (3.26)
9. Never Give Up - Junkie XL (5.36)
10. Karakuri Wall - Junkie XL (4.38)
11. What Lies Underneath Yamatai - Junkie XL (8.35)
12. There's No Time - Junkie XL (4.01)
13. Becoming the Tomb Raider - Junkie XL (7.15)
14. The Croft Legacy - Junkie XL (2)


JBSO992018-02-19 23:12:19
Great! Many long tracks. I'm especially looking for that 13 minute track. I hope the soundtrack is great.


George2018-02-19 23:29:09
The long tracks are usually fairly promising. Fingers crossed that this turns out well!

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 12 || 2018-02-14 20:27:14
I'm bit curious about this.


mpolonest123 2018-02-14 20:51:03
There’s no doubt going to be drums. What I’m personally hoping to see is less sound design and more traditional themes.


Olive2018-02-14 21:56:25
I’m personally hoping to see a bunch of fun tracks! We deserve it!


mpolonest123 2018-02-14 22:50:00
@olive If we get anything on the level of “Roland of Eld” or Point Break, that would be awesome!


Olive2018-02-15 01:42:41
I wish so much more! The movie promises to be as good as the last Jumanji! I'm not a big fan of Point Break or Dark Tower, but I think XL has a lot of stuff to explore this time, like in Mad Max.It does not have to be anything extraordinary, just something that gives life to the film.


MrZimmerFan2018-02-15 14:30:32
I like Dark Tower, not a terrific score, but i liked it.

But Point Break... oh, god


Krazkor2018-02-15 23:00:00
Point Break is fantastic!!!!


Anonymous2018-02-16 02:03:04
welp, looks like we're back to the whole "tom holkenborg aka junkie XL" thing again


Ian2018-02-16 19:11:46
Funnily enough, I'm far more critical of Hans than Junkie, given how much the former relies on ghostwriters, but the fact of the matter is that Hans fundamentally understands how to write a film score, and Junkie, from what I've heard, simply doesn't. Mad Max, although a success, is more a function of the film suiting an extremely rhythmic, percussive sound, rather than Junkie being competent, IMHO. So - somewhat joking here, as I know it won't happen - I'd be down for Hans writing a suite for this and Junkie basically copy/pasting it into the film.


Olive2018-02-16 20:43:48
Hans does not have the credit as a producer on this.

XL is limited, I agree, but I hope he does something fun (the film is not even taken seriously).


mpolonest123 2018-02-16 21:22:42
It’s interesting with Junkie. As a composer on a purely scene basis, he’s not that good (this is coming from someone who loves his music). My primary issue with him is that he tends to score scenes with ambience, or stretched out sound design. That was a huge problem I had with Dark Tower.

But like I said elsewhere, he’s still growing as a composer. Watch something like Black Mass where the music in film complements the scenes amazingly.


Hybrid Soldier2018-02-16 23:00:50
The funny thing with Dark Tower, is that the production was so lost they made him write the score 3 times... Who knows what were the other versions like...


mpolonest123 2018-02-16 23:27:29
@Hybrid Really? I guess it’s not a total surprise considering how much of a mess the film turned out to be. Divergent was a similar situation where the score in-film was butchered...

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