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I found a version of this soundtrack online that contained several alternate versions of "No Time For Caution", as well as two additional suites, supposedly titled "Endurance Suite 1" and "Endurance Suite 2". I've listened to both and they both seem legit, but are they a part of this complete score?truly amazing score! zanelli shows here that he mastered the DNA of the pirates music. would love to see him talk about this series, what makes its music so unique & recognizable, etc.<br><br>i think what's happening is that there are far too many characters, each with their own themes, to focus & develop any one in particular. salazar is the exception, in both the movie and the music. his intriguing character is the reason i watched the movie. and his theme kept coming into my head months after the movie.<br><br>but yea there are too many stories being unpacked onto the viewer in just a few hours in the latest pirates. but zanelli did a great job all the same.Balfe is the best composer since Powell from the Zimmer training<br>After hearing what Lorne Balfe did for Mission Impossible it would be great to hear what he would do with the James Bond theme.<br>Ok.But still it would be awesome if Djawadi is composing The Eternals
Well, unless you have a source, or can point to a credible publication reporting Romer is not scoring it, I think it is safe to assume (for now) that the composer announced and still listed on the official website as the composer for the film is in-fact the composer for the film..<br><br>He wouldn't be my personal choice for the job, but I am not going to ignorantly pretend that he isn't currently the hired composer.I was at the concert yesterday in Denmark, words can't describe what i felt, it's something that has to be experienced in person, truly amazing.<br><br>Music is one thing, but the lights and video along the show was awsome, that can't be described, you have to be there.<br><br>I hope for a bluray version of a concert, I will gladly be the first to buy it.Jackman has always been my favorite of his "generation" of RC composers (in which I also include Balfe, Djawadi, Örvarsson, Margeson and Streitenfeld - the ones who broke out about a decade ago). I think he's the best orchestral writer other than Powell and I always appreciate the clean, organic sound of his scores - like with Powell's scores, Jackman's orchestra always sounds real and clearly distinct from the electronics, unlike Balfe and Zimmer himself who use samples a lot more and blur things in the middle. That's true even of scores of his I don't like, such as Winter Soldier.<br><br>I do wish he'd stop stripping the electronics off of tracks for his album releases though. That seems like a strange way to address the criticisms he got for Winter Soldier - kind of missing the point.Any plans for a concert in Denmark (Boxen, Herning) ?I like this score!!!<br><br>Henry is very good in my opinion. I always liked his scores even when others didn't.<br><br>And I'm really excited for Jumanji: The Next Level!!!
Neither Romer or Balfe are scoring Bond 25I want to say that test screening version of Ghost in the Shell deleted one geisha character who was under orders of Cutter to follow the Major  and in the original third act, she fought Aramaki when he stormed into Cutter's Holo room after killing his guards. Aramaki survives and the scene continues as shown. Because of the poor reception of what I call "The Philosophical Cut", the geisha character was removed and there were quick reshoots of all of  the conversations between Cutter and Aramaki minus the geisha character involvement.The report about Romer leaving wasn't even confirmed, so I think it's just people wanting the expected to happen at this point.lol no he’s notLast week, the IMDb page said Joseph Trapanese is scoring it and next week some other composer will probably be listed there. Amazing that some people still think of IMDb as a reliable source for this kind of info.
More Cannons!, 2:14 - Jack Sparrow theme from PotC?Ramin Djawadi will compose The EternalsWell, "No Time To Die" (Bond 25) is being scored by Dan Romer. So, No; he is not scoring it.This is Balfe’s best music yet for sure and shows a side to his musical skills we don’t get to hear much I think.<br>It’s been interesting reading posts about Balfe doing Bond.Has he confirmed yet if he is ?Why would I ever do that ?<br><br><br>Tracklist is the real one... -_-
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Rupert Gregson-WilliamsAndrew KawczynskiEvan JollyTony Clarke
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Aquaman
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 100'51 (Score:77'40)
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  1. Everything I Need (Film Version) - Skylar Grey (3:16)
    Skylar Grey, Elliott Taylor, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Jason Evigan
  2. Arthur (4:40)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  3. Kingdom Of Atlantis (3:26)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  4. It Wasn't Meant To Be (3:22)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  5. Atlantean Soldiers (3:35)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  6. What Does That Even Mean? (3:23)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  7. The Legend Of Atlan (1:57)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Evan Jolly
  8. Swimming Lessons (3:03)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  9. The Black Manta (2:49)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  10. What Could Be Greater Than A King? (5:23)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Evan Jolly
  11. Permission To Come Aboard (2:16)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Tony Clarke
  12. Suited And Booted (4:25)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  13. Between Land And Sea (2:55)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Tim Morrish
  14. He Commands The Sea (3:34)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Evan Jolly
  15. Map In A Bottle (2:15)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Sven Faulconer
  16. The Ring Of Fire (4:57)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Andrew Kawczynski
  17. Reunited (1:31)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  18. Everything I Need - Skylar Grey (3:20)
    Skylar Grey, Elliott Taylor, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Jason Evigan
  19. Ocean To Ocean - Pitbull feat. Rhea (2:25)
  20. Trench Engaged (From Kingdom Of The Trench) (2:29)
    Joseph Bishara

    DELUXE EDITION
  21. Mera Montage (2:04)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Evan Jolly
  22. Home Invasion (2:48)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Steve Mazzaro, Sven Faulconer
  23. Saving Pops (3:04)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  24. Ahab Waves (1:30)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Tony Clarke
  25. Ask The Sea (1:59)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Evan Jolly
  26. Obligation (1:25)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams
  27. Dunes (2:04)
    Rupert Gregson-Williams, Evan Jolly
  28. Suited & Booted (Our Empire Remix) (3:57)
  29. The Black Manta (feat. Jim Davies) (Future Funk Squad Remix) (5:10)
  30. Atlantean Soldiers (Glen Nicholls "March In Formation" Remix) (5:00)
  31. Kingdom Of Atlantis (Glen Nicholls "Escape to Atlantis" Remix) (6:37)
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Tilibro reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-02 01:55:08
Here's my best shot at putting this score in chronological order, I might be wrong on a few tracks but any help or feedback is appreciated.

04 It Wasn't Meant To Be (0:00-1:04) (Rename "Two Ships")
22 Home Invasion (0:00-1:55)
04 It Wasn't Meant To Be (1:04-end)
02 Arthur (3:18-end) (Rename "Aquarium")
24 Ahab Waves (0:38-end) (Rename "Black Manta")
11 Permission to Come Aboard?
25 Ask the&#8239;Sea
05 Atlantean Soldiers (2:33-end) (Rename "Council of Kings")
22 Home Invasion (1:55-end) (Rename "I Want Aquaman")
24 Ahab Waves (0:00-0:38)
23 Saving Pops
08 Swimming Lessons
03 Kingdom of Atlantis
16 Ring of Fire
02 Arthur (1:26-3:18) (Rename "Ring Escape")
19 Ocean to Ocean
26 Obligation
05 Atlantean Soldiers (1:45-2:33) (Rename "New Armour")
27 Dunes
07 Legend of Atlan
15 Map in a Bottle
21 Mera Montage
13 Between Land And Sea (0:00-1:55)
20 Trench Engaged
10 What Could Be Greater Than a King?
12 Suited & Booted
14 He Commands the Sea
13 Between Land And Sea (1:55-end) (Rename "Kiss")
17 Reunited
01 Everything I Need
09 The Black Manta (1:25-end) (Rename "Manta Survives")

Theme suites
02 Arthur (0:00-1:26)
05 Atlantean Soldiers (0:00-1:45)
06 What Does That Even Mean? (Also plays in the end credits)
09 The Black Manta (0:00-1:25)

Knight reply Replies: 12 || 2019-07-18 23:13:22
Deluxe edition releases tomorrow
http :// filmmusicreporter .com /2019/07/18/aquaman-deluxe-edition-soundtrack-to-be-released /


Ahmad2019-07-18 23:19:25
“Ask The Sea”
Oh please be the cue I want...


mpolonest123 2019-07-18 23:43:37
I just want the Sicily Battle music!


Hybrid Soldier2019-07-19 00:08:06
Mera Montage is the big rock vocal cue used during the Sicily Battle & the Wine scene.

Home Invasion the opening soldiers barging in to capture Atlanna, as well as a part of the Black Manta / Orm negotiation scene.

Saving Pops is... the saving pops scene...

Ahab Wave is the tsunami scene + and when Aquaman arrives to the sub to fight Manta's gang.

Ask the Sea is when Aquaman refuses to help Manta's dad.

Olbigation is the soft piece in the plane when Aquaman & Mera talk.

Dunes is the comedic Dunes slide scene...


Backagain442019-07-19 00:13:21
Thanks, that's great!!

Hooe those sessions will be here soon. Still a lot of music music. Would have liked it better if those remixes, were actually score tracks


Ahmad2019-07-19 00:42:49
It's out for me and "Ask The Sea" is exactly the cue I wanted :D It's so good! I actually tweeted at him asking if he'd consider including it in the release - he didn't react to my tweet then and now I wonder if he read it or he planned to include it all along.

I've only seen the movie once and I haven't listened to the score much so I need to revisit it soon.


Knight2019-07-19 04:54:50
Is there any form of chronological order to the original with the deluxe tracks?


Tilibro2019-07-19 13:35:03
Best shot
It wasnt meant to be
Home invasion
Ahab waves (0:39-end)
Permission to come aboard?
Ask the sea
Ahab waves (0:00-0:38)
Saving pops
Swimming lessons
Kingdom of atlantis
Legend of atlan
Ring of fire
What does that even mean?
Ocean to ocean
Obligation
Dunes
Map in a bottle
Black manta
Mera montage
Between land and sea
Trench engaged
What could be greater than a king?
Suited and booted
He commands the sea
Reunited
Everything i need

"Arthur" and "Atlantean Soldiers" are probably suites


Soldier4442019-07-20 00:20:38
To be honest. I love the bonus score tracks, nut those remixes are a wazte of disc soace in my opinion. I would've rather have 20 extra minutes of score.

Let the Complete Score come!


Hybrid Soldier2019-07-20 09:46:56
You gotta realize one thing, this score is US recorded so every new 15 min of score you release, you gotta pay back reuse fees. So it's very complicated & costy and that's why they released "only" 15 min of extra score.

If it was recorded in the UK, they could have released 2 hours of bonus tracks it wouldn't have cost anything more... :)

As for a chrono order, since all cues are mixed together in different tracks in the OST, it gets complicated... It works like that :

ARTHUR => Theme Suite + 5m30 + 1m05
KINGDOM OF ATLANTIS => 3m20-21
IT WASN'T MEANT TO BE => 1m01 + 1m04B
ATLANTEAN SOLDIERS => Theme Suite + 5m33 + 2m12
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? => Theme Suite
THE LEGEND OF ATLAN => 6m39 + 4m23
SWIMMING LESSONS => 3m19 + 3m19B + 3m19C
THE BLACK MANTA => Theme Suite + 9m69
WHAT COULD BE GREATER THAN A KING? => 7m54 + 7m55 + 7m55A
PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD => 9m64 + 2m07
SUITED AND BOOTED => 8m57 + 8m59
BETWEEN LAND AND SEA => 7m51 + 8m61
HE COMMANDS THE SEA => 8m60 + 9m65
MAP IN A BOTTLE => 6m42 + 8m56
THE RING OF FIRE => 5m29 + 8m62
REUNITED => 9m68
TRENCH ENGAGED => 7m52
MERA MONTAGE => 6m43B + 6m48
HOME INVASION => 1m04 + 3m15
SAVING POPS => 3m18
AHAB WAVES => 3m17 + 2m06B
ASK THE SEA => 2m08B
OBLIGATION => 5m32
DUNES => 5m37-38


Soldier4442019-07-20 10:41:52
Thanks Hybrid for explaining that. Makes more sense now.


Alita2019-07-21 22:49:26
> You gotta realize one thing, this score is US recorded so every new 15 min of score you release, you gotta pay back reuse fees. So it's very complicated & costy and that's why they released "only" 15 min of extra score.

> If it was recorded in the UK, they could have released 2 hours of bonus tracks it wouldn't have cost anything more... :)

Wow, I didn't know that. So, why not record every movie in the UK/Europe then? Not sure how long it will take but I think this re-use fee will drop once they record every score outside the US.
However, how much money did the movie make in the Boxoffice and Home Entertainment? I'm sure that money can't be an issue here.

How cool would it be to officially buy the sessions in a collectors box (in general for all movies), signed by the composer and director and maybe cast members... I'm sure that could be sold for $200+. The studios are wasting an opportunity here... Sure, you can copy music but you can't copy the signatures.


Hybrid Soldier2019-07-21 23:02:03
Because if the film is an american production, it has no choice but be recorded in the US... That's the rule...

When the film is a UK co-production, and/or partly shot in the UK etc... (like, for instance, every Nolan film, or King Arthur), it can be recorded in the UK... That's why it's way easier to get an expanded set of The Dark Knight or Interstellar than... the POTC saga...

I remember the AFM (American Federation of Musicians) wasn't pleased when Interstellar got recorded at Air Studios in London, claiming it had to be US Recorded... But Nolan's a brit, Syncopy is a British operation based in London...

Micah reply Replies: 0 || 2019-07-19 23:02:42
For everyone that's heard it, is the Deluxe Edition worth a double dip?

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 1 || 2018-11-27 17:25:52
14th December, said by RGW in Twitter


mattrushing022019-07-19 16:38:02
Order I went with for the album

Everything I Need (Film Version)
Arthur
Home Invasion (Bonus Track)
It Wasn't Meant To Be
Permission To Come Aboard
Ask the&#8239;Sea (Bonus Track)
Atlantean Soldiers
Ahab Waves (Bonus Track)
Saving Pops (Bonus Track) Soundtrack 0 1
Swimming Lessons
Kingdom of Atlantis
The Legend of Atlan
The Ring of Fire
What Does That Even Mean?Soundtrack 0
Obligation (Bonus Track)
Dunes (Bonus Track)
Map In a Bottle
Mera&#8239;Montage
The Black Manta
Trench Engaged (From Kingdom of the Trench) Soundtrack 0
Reunited
What Could Be Greater Than a King?
Suited and Booted
Between Land and Sea
He Commands the Sea
Ocean To Ocean (feat. Rhea)
Everything I Need
Suited & Booted (Our Empire Remix)
The Black Manta (feat. Jim Davies) [Future Funk Squad Remix]
Atlantean Soldiers (Glen Nicholls 'March In Formation' Remix)
Kingdom of Atlantis (Glen Nicholls 'Escape to Atlantis' Remix)

John G. reply Replies: 1 || 2019-06-27 20:21:27
I want the complete score :(


Leo2019-07-19 03:24:04
Looks like your wish was granted ;)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 1 || 2019-05-24 00:36:34
A bit of who did what...


Knight2019-05-24 01:42:53
Thanks for the credits update

Knight reply Replies: 4 || 2019-02-16 19:49:50
Is there any news about that expanded/deluxe album Rupert talked about on twitter? I would love to get my hands on more material from the score as the album is missing so much...


mpolonest123 2019-02-16 21:28:13
Same here. Considering how well the film has done I am surprised that Warner Bros. hasn’t rushed out a Deluxe Edition by now.

I’m personally dying to hear the full Sicily fight sequence, which includes that badass Mera action motif.


mpolonest123 2019-03-17 01:59:02
Still no news :-/

I wonder if the bonus material RGW promised somehow got delayed.


tilibro2019-04-21 12:48:46
Maybe he's just busy working on other scores at the moment. You're better off just waiting for the sessions to leak at this point.


Knight2019-04-21 14:59:58
He said a few days ago on twitter that he was still working on it. What is making it take this long, I have no idea.

Aung reply Replies: 0 || 2019-02-27 07:52:29
Does someone the know the name of the background music at 34:35 ? when tidal wave hit the shore carrying warships ?

iamtommie reply Replies: 1 || 2019-02-01 21:50:12
Rupert & Harry are teaming up and scoring the limited series Catch 22 about the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian, a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.

Very exited!!!! Love to hear the two brothers team up!!!


Knight2019-02-01 22:30:47
Took them long enough :D

Kekec reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-31 17:18:04
Does anybody has any info if it will be available on CD again? It is out of stock everywhere or even absolutely disappeared from the stores (like amazon, which doesn't even list it anymore)
It's weird that a non limited CD that was released barely a month ago goes out of print so soon.
(Yes, I know I can have it digitally but I'm a CD guy, sorry.)

Jeff the Aqua-fan reply Replies: 7 || 2018-12-20 18:13:49
Good day to you all,

Since I saw the film, and have listened to what was offered commercially for the score/soundtrack, all I can think of/hope for is that there may be a more complete version out there.

Is there any word on if there was a "for your consideration" version or what it would take to get Mr. Williams to release the Recording Sessions?

Just really loved the score and would enjoy hearing more of it without all of the effects/dialogue.


spidercrossings2018-12-21 17:38:38
"...all I can think of/hope for is that there may be a more complete version out there. "

There better be because goddammit Mera's theme isn't in the OST. I loved it so damn much. The whole track during the ancient recording device activation is dope but is missing the OST. :/


spidercrossings2018-12-21 17:53:03
@Hybrid Soldier


Meta2018-12-22 13:24:05
Jason Moomoomama


Hybrid Soldier2018-12-22 14:42:09
You realize that Mera's theme is the Everything I Need song ?


DomCobb272018-12-22 18:25:46
And the Mera’s theme is also present in the track « Between land and sea » .


Hari Haran2018-12-23 18:52:35
Fun fact: Mera plays the song on the recorder/flute on the boat.


Shando2019-01-07 19:36:21
What song played when Mera saw the wine bottles and turned them into winesicles? I am looking for that specific track.

Jason reply Replies: 2 || 2019-01-03 07:20:52
Listened to this and wow!! great score Rupert outdid himself this time very well done. The Movie However, was Meh...


tilibro2019-01-03 10:50:31
"You could have just pee'd on it." Ugh.


Jason2019-01-03 22:49:26
lol

tilibro reply Replies: 4 || 2018-12-25 11:36:32
Wow! Been listening to this score over the past few days, and it's amazing! RGW has done it again!


Hybrid Soldier2018-12-29 17:59:36
Rupert said on twitter that was gonna try to release more cues from the score. :)


mpolonest123 2018-12-29 20:13:22
^ Fingers crossed, there is a handful of important cues missing from this release (including a great MOS-type choral piece during the tsunami scene)

I’m also hoping for Charlie Clouser’s remix of “It’s No Good” to actually get a release as well, not sure why they left that off and opted for that awful Pitbull cover...


Anonymous2018-12-30 05:41:08
Release, as in, a volume 2 album or soundcloud/youtube streaming stuff?


tilibro2019-01-03 10:44:17
@Hybrid, nice!

Unikran reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-02 23:28:10
I’m looking for the score that comes right after we see The mid credit scene with Black Mamba, where the credits roll, does anyone know what it is?

TheIntroverted reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-02 16:22:44
Need assistance Brethrens and Sistrens… Is the theme from the Mera rooftop chase scene included ?? If so which track ?

Michael Fields reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-02 10:11:58
There's a page on ScoringSessions.com about Rupert Gregson-Williams scoring Aquaman. Sorry, guys, but i have no rights to post this link because of spams.

Scorefan reply Replies: 0 || 2018-12-21 05:26:34
I watched the movie today and it's awesome and epic.
James Wan proof once again he is an amazing director.
The movie maintain the same level just like Man of Steel and Wonder Woman
The score, What can i say?. I really enjoyed Wonder Woman but with Aquaman, Rupert gets another level. The score in the film sounds amazing.
Now, it will be the turn of Benjamin in Shazam.

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JBSO99 reply Replies: 7 || 2018-12-13 15:22:36
I listened to the track Arthur and it sounds really great. It's an unexpected mix of orchestra and synths (almost 80's style) with a really great theme I suppose is for Aquaman.

I hope the rest of the score is like this.


Jenova2018-12-13 16:07:29
The kind of spacey synth parts reminds me of Blade Runner 2049, and for some reason, Michael Giacchino's work on Star Trek. The more orchestrated triumphant version of the theme is a little like the melodies heard on the Destiny 2 soundtrack.


MrZimmerFan2018-12-13 19:13:53
It's a good score, nice blend between orchestra and synths.

But, i think WW is more interesting score


fkik2018-12-13 22:03:50
Where can we listen this score ?


Jenova2018-12-13 22:12:50
I imagine iTunes and Spotify by Friday. The people commenting on it have likely heard a leaked version.


mpolonest123 2018-12-14 02:25:50
@MrZimmerFan

Gotta agree with you, I definitely think WW is a far stronger score. That’s not to say I think Aquaman is bad, but none of the themes have really impressed me at all. The orchestral/synth hybrid is pretty cool, but once again I think it was done far better with Thor: Ragnarok.

(Will say this though; “Black Manta” is a badass track)


Anonymous2018-12-14 15:43:29
Arthur alone is worth the price of the whole album. Amazing piece.


omega2018-12-18 05:46:44
@fkik
On WaterTower official youtube page here
https ://www.youtube.com/user/ WaterTowerWB
The complete playlist link:
https ://www.youtube.com/ playlist?list=PLBKadB95sF470tLYY4VNDuL7mzCAv8bwN
[* delete the spaces in the URLs above]

DC reply Replies: 3 || 2018-12-16 23:32:05
anyone care to take a stab at the chronological trask listing?


Micah2018-12-17 00:44:40
Off the top of my head:

It Wasn't Meant To Be
Atlantean Soldiers
Permission To Come Aboard
Swimming Lessons
Kingdom of Atlantis
The Legend of Atlan
The Ring of Fire
What Does That Even Mean?
Map In A Bottle
The Black Manta
Trench Engaged
Reunited
What Could Be Greater Than A King?
He Commands The Sea
Suited And Booted

Not sure about Arthur, Between Land And Sea, and He Commands The Sea. I think Arthur may be a suite that includes his main theme, the Atlantis chase, and some action themes. I'd have to listen to the other two tracks again to be sure, but I think He Commands The Sea is near the end.


Iamtommie2018-12-17 14:22:33
I think it's like this:

It Wasn't Meant To Be
Atlantean Soldiers
Permission To Come Aboard
Swimming Lessons
Kingdom of Atlantis
The Legend of Atlan
The Ring of Fire
What Does That Even Mean?
Map In A Bottle
The Black Manta
Trench Engaged
What Could Be Greater Than A King?
Reunited
Suited And Booted
Between The Land Amd Sea
He Commands The Sea
Reunited

Arthur is a suite I think


Ds2018-12-17 19:06:00
I think 'Arthur' is more a combination of cues than a proper suite.
Not sure, but I'd say the first part plays before 'Permission to come aboard', and the second part plays after 'The Ring of fire'.
'Reunited' is definitely the final cue.

And there's shitload of action music missing after 'The Black Manta' though :-p

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 1 || 2018-12-17 17:26:59
OK, now that I’ve had some time to sit on this I can say that I get the praise finally. The Vangelis inspiration works wonders for the score, and it actually is integrated incredibly well (as opposed to just being there for show).

Themewise, both the Arthur and Atlanna tunes are winners. Not sure why the album is so out of sequence though. I feel like the actual film presentation would give better thematic development.


mpolonest123 2018-12-17 17:28:04
And just to clarify, “Atlantean Soldiers” is Orms’ theme right?

aldan reply Replies: 8 || 2018-12-13 17:27:23
the main theme is quite similar to Jackman's Kingsman ( the first three note)

andd..

I assume it is the studio's mandate for RGW to go (and adapt..or imitate?) Mothersbaugh's Ragnarok with its 80s synth.

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Having seen the movie, i understand why RGW chose the 80s style, because basically, Aquaman is Thor Ragnarok underwater.
Dont get me wrong, the visual spectacle is amazing and colorful ( in a good way), some of the cinematography is downright breathtaking,but i really did have a hardtime enjoying this movie in its fullness beacuse the blatant Ragnarok ripping-off here and there.., and dont get me started on the story...
Really, the visual did the heavy lifting in this movie ( and it succeeded in overcoming the weak storyline)


Hari Haran2018-12-13 17:56:54
Mothersbaugh isn't the only person out there to use 80s synth, you know. You are after all, on the website named after perhaps the greatest pioneer of it in terms of film music.

Also, there is nothing about this film that screams "Thor Ragnarok" ripoff. If anything, the appropriate place to compare is Black Panther- however, as Aquaman and his mythology predates Black Panther by several years, that argument is rendered moot.

Sure, we have regal similarities (king, set in kingdom, evil half brother) but it literally ends there. The story is quite basic, but nowhere like Ragnarok in its entirety. Ragnarok was about two brothers putting aside their differences to stop their evil sister from unleashing Ragnarok itself, whilst Aquaman is about Arthur Curry being forced to reconnect with his Atlantean heritage, and it's explicitly a quest for him to clear Atlantis from a corrupt, purist ruler who wants to hurt the surface world because of how the humans have been mistreating the seas. Aquaman is very much its own thing, and it doesn't need any such comparisons. And I bet, it will stomp past Ragnarok at the box office overall.



Hybrid Soldier2018-12-13 18:07:57
And maybe there's too much synth work in both cause... Andrew K worked on both ?! lol


Oscarilbo2018-12-14 17:41:08
Creatively speaking I can see why they choose that particular synth style, and my guess has nothing to do with that Thor Rganarok score.

It has MUCH to do with one composer: VANGELIS. You cannot see Aquaman landscapes and not to think of Vangelis (Blade Runner to be precise) and by all means, if you know well Mr. Papathanassiou's body of work, in his style.. he even has an album called OCEANIC.

I mean, RGW even uses the same exact 5 notes in which Vangelis tended to end up some of his themes, as also closing notes for one of his themes. It has nothing to do with Ragnarok.. lets not be so short sighted please.


Anonymous2018-12-15 15:43:20
Makes you wonder why they didn't get Vangelis himself.


Anonymous2018-12-15 17:49:57
by that logic he would’ve done blade runner 2049. He’s retired


Anonymous2018-12-16 17:32:03
Does the cue "Arthur" play during the film or is it a theme suite?


Everan2018-12-16 22:02:34
Yes, both played in the film, and it's sort of a suite: It's split into two in the film, first part sounds close to the opening, the heavy synth part plays in really well when it's used, you'll hear it the moment it starts, no spoilers from me, but it's an awesome sequence.


Mephariel2018-12-17 07:31:58
Everything from "He Commands the Sea" on is awesome. In many ways, this is a RCP superhero score. Not much depth, but contains some awesome highlights.

Jordan reply Replies: 1 || 2018-12-15 21:15:01
Is the soundtrack released on CD, or it's only digital ?


MrZimmerFan2018-12-16 12:15:34
It's confirmed a CD release, but not confirm if is a CD-R

David reply Replies: 0 || 2018-12-14 06:42:32
Does anyone have the chronological order yet?? That would be great!

Micah reply Replies: 0 || 2018-12-13 16:46:32
Um, is there a freaking Pitbull remix of Africa on here? What the heck?

George reply Replies: 0 || 2018-12-13 15:44:10
It’s out. Go find it. So far so good!

Micah reply Replies: 2 || 2018-12-12 23:19:44
Any news on the release date? I've seen both the 14th and 21st. No word from Watertower makes me think the 21st might be the actual date.


George2018-12-13 00:06:20
Rupert Gregson-Williams stated on his twitter page that it will be released the 14th


MrZimmerFan2018-12-13 12:12:12
Here

https:// itunes.apple.com/nz/album/aquaman-original-motion-picture-so undtrac k /1445500675

Includes some songs and the track of Joseph Bishara

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-12-12 23:43:36
Supposedly there is some Joseph Bishara music for the “Trench Sequence”. For anyone who has seen the film was this something original or was it music tracked in from other Bishara scores?

Iamtommie reply Replies: 0 || 2018-12-12 23:17:07
OK. Aquaman is a great film with some flaws. Momoa, Heard, Wilson, Kidman & Lundgren are very good. IMO the movie has a rocky start, but from a certain scene the movie takes flight and never comes down.

Gregson-Williams' score is awesome I think. It sounds like a mix between BvS, WW & BR2049 with some gituar, drums & piano here and there. Very curious what kind of release it will get.

For me Wonder Woman is still the best DCEU movie but Aquaman isn't far behind!!! Solid 8.8

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 4 || 2018-12-08 22:48:18
Speaking of bad covers...


MJ2018-12-08 23:23:48
For reals. I felt so bad for Rupert that this was all that was offered to represent his score. looks like someone hustled a quick redesign though https://twitter.com/MikhahThomas/status/1071501461215956992


Everan2018-12-09 18:28:25
Made this one myself, if anyone's interested.
https: //www.flickr.com/photos/everan-shepard/ 44212313235


Jean-Luc2018-12-09 18:34:44
@Everan your cover is really nice, I like it!!


Jamal2018-12-09 21:57:32
Both of these redesigns are great!

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