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Agree, solid work, but dosen't sound like John Williams, more like Danny Elfman.<br><br>Also, the main theme sounds like Pirates of the Caribbeanwhat an incredible album! it is getting very close to my personal favorite which is dunkirk. there is so much mastery in both. one thing that dunkirk has that this album doesn't have is a sense of repetition. both albums have some kind of non-finality. with dunkirk, i feel transported back to the beginning. with this one, i am not sure what comes next.<br><br>Hans and team probably have their share of anecdotes but here's another one.<br><br>i was playing this one day and my friend's daughter asked me if this was from... she hesitated and asked: the dark phoenix movie? i was astonished. she is 12 and probably not into movie scores. but she was able to pinpoint the right movie from a random part. that's something many aspire to. especially with the millions of super heroes movies out there!<br><br>i told her how impressed i was and went on unleashing my Hans Zimmer collection onto her haha :)Because i don't support the idea of 'only good scores are full orchestral', don't agree with that statement.<br><br>Yes, i love Your Highness and Steamboy, aslo really like stuff like TF (except the four) and TMNT 2. But also something like Pain & Gain, Bloodshot, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th or the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deepwater Horizon, even i consider (unpopular opinion) guilty pleasure Battleship.<br><br>Yes, i'm weird :p<br>I love revisiting this score. It's just so much fun, and I love hearing this side of Steve's music. I remember watching interviews where he'd talk about programming John Williams' string patterns into midi instruments, and his love for Williams' work overall. This side of him is rarely shown in his projects. <br><br>But then you have scores like this that show off how much of a wizard he can be with music. Melodic action music, fun and creative use of synth, classic Jablonsky choir chants, and beautiful use of the orchestra. Perfect for a fantasy comedy with a modern twist. <br><br>I cannot stress enough how much I love tracks like "Isabel the Strong", "Labyrinths And Humps", and "Mean Knights and Horsies O' My!". "Playful Secrets" in particular shows just how much of an expert Steve is with an orchestra. It sounds straight out of a John Williams score like Harry Potter or Indiana Jones with a fun Danny Elfman choir on top. Not to mention the beautifully performed bassoon and French Horn combo at 0:39 and 0:44! <br><br>These are the kinds of projects I like to see from Jablonsky. Films and games that allow him to show off his skills and test his abilities to the point where he creates complex, unique, varied, thematically rich, and truly poignant music. <br><br>This is something that I can point to and say "that's 100% a Steve Jablonsky score". It has some influence from Zimmer, but is not copying him by any means. Maybe with the slight exception of "Thadeous".Can't really agree that much with Bloodshot. The reason I was able to be engaged in Jablonsky's past scores similar to this (e.g. TF5, TMNT 2) was his strong melodic voice. Even in the more sound design parts of those scores there was at least several themes that I enjoyed, easily identified, and analyzed some lovely development for them. <br><br>Bloodshot doesn't really have that, it's got themes so minimal (except for KT which I can't really enjoy because the melody sounds identical to "Optimus"), that whatever development is there, I feel nothing toward because it's easy and boring to develop a theme that's basically just a series of chords. <br><br>Keanu I can't entirely judge Jablonsky for as it was also Nathan Whitehead's score, but it just sounds like Bloodshot 0.5 to me. Guitar chords, sound design, string ostinatos, wandering piano theme, been there done that. <br><br>Good lord, do I hope Steve works on Orbital Era though. It would be so refreshing to hear a full-on orchestral Jablonsky score again.
Not only better than Spenser, it's better than Skyscraper.<br><br>Ok, Bloodshot maybe isn't one of the best works by Jablonsky, but after such disappointing with Skyscraper, see Jab in a work with choir, guitars, cool themes (if don't catch the similarities between KT's theme with the Autobots theme ;D) and good action writing (hang in there, i'm not going say is something good as Steamboy or Your Highness, even some of the Transformers/The Island stuff), as for the sound design, i prefer people like Jab, Zimmer or Holkenborg MORE than something dreadful as Reznor/RossJust listen Bloodshot OST again and I like it better than for the first time. Yes there is a lot of sounddesign elements, but quiet and melodic moments are good at some parts. My favorite track is "Bloodshot". For me this work, despite all the problems, is far better than Spencer Confidential.<br><br>There is extremely need of new Sci-Fi (not like Bloodshot, lol) or Fantasy project for Steve to work on. I'm fairly certain that he could provide amazing music for this genres, but for some reason.<br>Also, I've listened a few tracks from his "Keanu" score (posted on his new website) and it's wonderful, hope there will be a full release sometime. This one reminds me of another genre where Steve is good - comedy and parody movies - "Your Highness", "Pain and Gain", "Sims 3" (yes, it's a game score but it has that comedy atmosphere I'm talking about) all are really great scores for its genre.<br><br>For me "Eternals" from Marvel could be a good movie for Steve to work. And honestly, I would like to see what he could brings to "Godzilla vs Kong" crossover more than Junkie XL.<br><br>At least I hope that Katsuhiro Otomo would like to work with Steve again on his new anime project "Orbital Era", truly a dream-project.Yes, the sound mixing in the movie is bad, you can't listen the music properly, is buried under a lot of sound effects.<br><br>It was one of those situations where 'the music is trying to overlook the thunderous sound effects',I do kinda prefer the 2014 score over the KOTM score, but McCreary's work does deserve more love than just being called a 'retreat of the original theme'.<br>It also deserved to be heard more, but the movie's sound mixing was terrible.Wasn't expecting to see someone else here for the same reason. Really hoping those two soundtracks return, they're great for studying music.
Are Steve Jablonsky and Rupert Greyson-Williams still apart of RCP or they went solo too?I wouldn't disagree that Godzilla KOTM is a good score since it works very well for the movie and by itself. I'm just saying that Junkie XL can bring something new and interesting to the franchise which hasn't been done before.Before someone jump, i will said in this kind of movies, change a composer is very common, don't say i don't want McCreary will be back, only i prefer other people try other things.<br><br>Like i said, i listen very OFTEN the three scores in this movies, and i love each style (as for the movies... well, prefer G14 and KSI over KOTM)@Moggyman<br><br>If you think that all McCreary did was modernize the Godzilla theme, you clearly haven't listend to the score.<br>He indeed used and modernized the themes for Godzilla & Mothra.<br>Besides that he wrote new themes for Rodan, Ghidorah, Monarch, The Russel Family and a theme he called the Ancient theme.<br><br>Besides this, he used the orchestra, choir, soloist and specialty instruments in the best way they can be used.<br><br>His score was one of the best blockbuster and orchestral scores of the last couple of years, in my opinion.<br><br>Until I hear Holkenborg's score I can't really comment on if it will be good. But at the moment I am sad McCreary isn't coming back. But I am very curious what Holkenborg will doI disagree, the McCreary's score in that movie is really, really good... but I put this, as myself i listen very often the other two: G14 and Skull Island, also really, really good, can't put a score over another because one composer uses a theme (a very mytical one, if you are a movie monster fan), specially in that franchise.<br><br>Yes, Ifukube create a wonderful theme (and the original movie have a really tough score to listen isolated of the movie), but other composer make a wonderful themes (and polaraising), like Otani (which his score for GMK is FULL electronic, but really good) or Oshima (great theme, maybe the inspiration for Desplat's theme), even the most forgotten Reijiro Koroku create a terrific theme for the character in 1984
Bear McCreary is a good composer but all he did for Godzilla KOTM was modernize the original Godzilla theme, which isnt super creative. Junkie, on the other hand, may give us a really creative score based on his eagerness to do the project.Yeah besides the massive disappointment that is the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the even bigger disappointment is that Bear McCreary won't be back for more.you fool.... its impossible ! everybody knows that there is only one batman theme.... (joke)In a recent interview, Junkie mentioned that he's bringing back themes for Superman and Wonder Woman, while everything else is new. I wonder if he's gonna make a new Batman theme.It's true, there is completely different team from composer to director in crossover :)
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Benjamin Wallfisch
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It - Chapter Two
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 101'12
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  1. 27 Years Later (2:06)
  2. Memory (1:39)
  3. Come Home (2:24)
  4. I Swear, Bill (1:30)
  5. Beverly Escapes (2:20)
  6. Henry Bowers (1:21)
  7. Firefly (3:08)
  8. Losers Reunited (0:52)
  9. Echo (1:44)
  10. Fortune Cookies (2:10)
  11. You Knew (1:49)
  12. The Library (2:07)
  13. Shokopiwah (3:28)
  14. The Barrens (1:21)
  15. The Clubhouse (3:48)
  16. Perfume (2:35)
  17. Mrs. Kersh (1:46)
  18. Miss Me, Richie? (1:23)
  19. Dirty Little Secret (feat. Pennywise) (1:20)
  20. Silver Bullet (1:53)
  21. Why Georgie? (3:45)
  22. Your Hair Is Winter Fire (3:20)
  23. Eddie And The Leper (1:50)
  24. Festival Pursuit (1:06)
  25. Hall Of Mirrors (2:14)
  26. Bar Mitzvah (1:35)
  27. Bowers Attack (1:18)
  28. Back To Neibolt (2:49)
  29. Home At Last (1:28)
  30. It's Stan (2:03)
  31. This Is Where It Happened (2:03)
  32. The Place Of It (1:56)
  33. Artifacts (3:09)
  34. The Ritual Of Chüd (2:04)
  35. Very Scary (1:39)
  36. Scary (1:30)
  37. Not Scary At All (1:25)
  38. You Lied And I Died (2:54)
  39. My Heart Burns There Too (2:29)
  40. Spider Attack (3:28)
  41. You're All Grown Up (5:23)
  42. Neibolt Escape (1:35)
  43. Nothing Lasts Forever (4:17)
  44. Goodbye (0:54)
  45. Stan's Letter (4:17)
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Jack Afrogarrix reply Replies: 0 || 2020-02-28 12:05:33
I do really like benjamin wallfisch's new score for the invisible man, which is release today in cinema. I'm a fan of wallfisch's film score since lights out and including other film scores, but i begin to hear the score in spotify & youtube and i do like the score with the full orchestra & electronic music within the film music and there are two themes for the film but there are most motif, like mr.zimmerfan says.

I just hope that this page can released the soundtrack details of The Invisible man soon and this score is good.

Knight reply Replies: 5 || 2020-02-19 23:58:14
Single from Ben's score for The Invisible Man was released and I'm pleasantly surprised by it. https://youtu.be/f-aH9kDKVBY


MrZimmerFan2020-02-20 09:22:38
Yeah, it is good.

Score comes this Friday, also vinyl 4th March


MrZimmerFan2020-02-20 13:08:39
Up in Itune NZ

https:/ /music.apple.com/nz/album/the-invisible-man-original-motion- picture-soundtrack/1498868649


Scorefan2020-02-20 16:03:16
Tracklist:

1. Cobolt (1:42)
2. Escape (4:28)
3. He’s Gone (3:37)
4. This Is What He Does (2:19)
5. We’ve Got That In Common (1:22)
6. Make It Rain (2:23)
7. Attack (2:46)
8. Why Me (3:00)
9. The Suit (2:16)
10. Asylum (3:31)
11. He’s Behind You (4:42)
12. House Fight (5:35)
13. It’s All a Lie (5:27)
14. Surprise (1:33)
15. Denouement (4:58)


MrZimmerFan2020-02-20 22:10:50
If you care about Ben's work in horror, you gonna like this (the strings and themes sounds mostly like A Cure for Wellness), and lots of abrasive electronics.

If you don't care, that's other story.


MrZimmerFan2020-02-28 09:23:18
The Invisible Man, would be one of the most dark, hard-hearing scores by Wallfisch, by far, multiple people will hate this score -i know, is difficult listening horror scores-, but when is good, is good.

If you love Lights Out, the two ITs, speacially, A Cure for Wellness, The Invisible Man is for you: dark, unpleasing (the theme for Elisabeth Moss' character is a beautiful melodie, example in 'Denouement', constantly accosed -rightly word- with the sounds of the Invisible Man, he has not theme, more motif and tremendously agresive sound desing, you can here listen in 'Attack') and very Hermann-esque (the score was only recorded with string orchestra, say by Wallfisch).

Like i said before, is not a score for everyone, but if you love Wallfisch's writing for horror, this one is for you

Oscarilbo reply Replies: 0 || 2020-01-31 18:01:57
Does anybody felt the mixing was a bit strange in this release? subtle piano parts sounded too loud. Or is that just me?

Wall Fish reply Replies: 0 || 2020-01-31 01:55:51

bj'S SCORE IS BOUND TO BE OKAY - WHY IS MY WRITING IN THIS STYLE?
HAS THE SITE BEEN HACKED....

Deb Beery reply Replies: 0 || 2020-01-30 22:39:24
Hans Zimmer is my sane keeper,sometimes the world &#127758;is too much for me, but hearing Hans track reminds me that there IS beauty to escape to...I just wish I could see him live in concert..I live in Sandy Oregon, USA ,so I will keep hoping that one day, I'll get to see him......

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MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 2 || 2020-01-28 20:00:08
Wallfisch has compose the score for The Invisible Man, another horror score for the best guy today for the job


mpolonest123 2020-01-28 20:07:32
That’s a cool choice, I’m hoping for something more like “It” and less like “Light’s Out”.


MrZimmerFan2020-01-28 20:13:42
Honestly, i think i will be that few people who likes Lights Out. But his best horror score is A Cure for Wellness

ubagle reply Replies: 1 || 2020-01-26 03:58:39
Really liked this score, and the movie wasn't as bad as people claim as well... Benjamin Wallfisch does some very nice stuff, his horror scores are always on point like It 1 & 2, Annabelle: Creation, A Cure for Wellness...

I know he's gonna deliver it with Mortal Kombat even if the movie isn't that good. But kind of a bummer that his next scheduled project comes out in 2021 LOL


Edmund Meinerts2020-01-26 16:23:36
I'd be surprised if we don't see some Wallfisch scores this year. He has been so prolific lately, would be weird to suddenly go an entire year without a single assignment.

Jean-Luc reply Replies: 1 || 2020-01-22 15:31:27
He is scoring to Mortal Kombat reboot movie, I saw that news from film music reporter, but mortal Kombat 1995 score was my favorite score.


ThePhantasm 2020-01-22 19:07:36
I just saw this, EXTREMELY HAPPY!!!! he's so dope and talented apparently he's already done a few tracks cause the actor lewis tan sais he liked what he already heard.

DT-201 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-09-13 17:45:37
Anybody else notice that the track "Spider Attack" actually cuts a fairly noticeable section out at the beginning? When you know who is attacked by the Deadlights, there's those low blasts like the "Deadlights" track from Chapter 1.

It shouldn't be a biggie though: it seems to be an easily-replicatable section.

Y reply Replies: 7 || 2019-08-30 14:14:36
What, no one's commenting on this? It's both great and massively aggravating. There's so many moments of ethereal melodic beauty but they get violated by massively aggressive sound procession. Yes, it is a frigging film score. Anyways, you lot will enjoy the Shore reference in The Ritual of Chud.


mpolonest123 2019-08-30 15:39:18
How you end up enjoying this depends on how you felt about the first It.

On one hand BW really did wonders on the orchestral side of things. He definitely focuses on the fantasy aspect moreso this time around, with portions sounding closer to the magical parts of “Shazam”. The last handful of cues are stunning.

On the other, many of the horror tracks seem to bleed together here. There doesn’t seem to be the same amount of variety as the first score. I also noticed that certain cues pull heavily from the first one, something JNH tends to do in his sequel scores.


MrZimmerFan2019-08-30 18:30:27
I like the first IT, but i am throughfully enjoyed this one a lot more.

Specially the last handful tracks are terrific, overall, a tremendous good score


Meta2019-08-31 15:21:58
As benjamin climbs the charts in popularity in scoring movies, i have to say he's been hit or miss with me.

Blade Runner, It pt 1 and Hellboy (only because it reminds me of Xbox Killer Insinct music) stand out...the rest to me are meh


Knight2019-08-31 21:11:58
I'd recommend his scores for Summer in Feburary, Mully, Gamba, Bitter Harvest and Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. All these are leagues better than his current output imo, I'd put Mully and Summer in Feburary as my favourite scores of his.


BC2019-09-01 08:57:52
I'm on my first listen now and I'm pretty disappointed. The emotional/orchestral pieces like "Firefly","Memory" and "Losers Reunited" are really nice and work well, while the actually horror tracks are just a jumble of noise and sound.

I really would have preferred him to break with horror soundtrack tradition and do a fully orchestral score instead of using loud, jarring noises to amplify what I'm assuming are going to be jump scares. The latter is really lazy and it sucks because it's hard to find good horror scores these days.

I've still got a fair portion of the album left, so my opinion might change, but it seems like the whole score is going to be like this.


tilibro2019-09-02 00:48:15
Rule No. 1 of all modern horror movie scores: Always have loud banging percussion when there's a "scary" moment.


BC2019-09-02 01:55:13
@tilibro

Ugh, I know. Carpenter's score for Halloween last year was the first horror score since Evil Dead that I really, really liked.

I wrapped up my listen of this last night and aside from the horror tracks I really, really liked it. But my frustration with the horror tracks is made even worse because the orchestral tracks do an amazing job of conveying that creeping, unsettling feeling. "You Knew" was a great example of a mixture between the horror elements (that guitar riff was a BIG surprise and I wish it had been used more) and the orchestral. And tracks 28-36 were fantastic. THAT was what I was hoping for, those tracks proves that Ben is definitely capable of it.

LS100 Studios reply Replies: 0 || 2019-09-01 23:58:25
Is 27 Years Later the only reprise of that piano theme? Gonna save the score for after watching the film.

Der Profl reply Replies: 0 || 2019-08-31 21:02:25
Nothing Lasts Forever is so good. I can't stop listening to this.

Mr.Unbreakable reply Replies: 1 || 2019-08-31 00:03:36
Has Ben really composed all the songs without arrangers?


Knight2019-08-31 08:26:39
I don't see any arrangers credited on imdb so I'm inclined to say yes he did. Remember, he also wrote all of Shazam by himself as well.

DT-2017 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-08-29 18:35:43
The tracks "Return To Niebolt" and "Scary" have been posted to WaterTower Music's official YouTube page as a taster.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 5 || 2019-08-29 01:04:29
Very excited for this! I think BW did a great job with the first score, given the constraints horror music usually puts on composers. Hopefully he is able to keep the same balance of orchestral/processed sound design.


MrZimmerFan2019-08-29 15:25:56
1 h and 41 min.


Jean-Luc2019-08-29 18:16:25
WaterTower Music released one song called Back To Neibolt on YouTube, and, I can't wait to hear the rest of 45 tracks till the midnight.


MrZimmerFan2019-08-29 18:24:11
Score comes out tomorrow


MrZimmerFan2019-08-29 18:25:14
1. 27 Years Later
2. Memory
3. Come Home
4. I Swear, Bill
5. Beverly Escapes
6. Henry Bowers
7. Firefly
8. Losers Reunited
9. Echo
10. Fortune Cookies
11. You Knew
12. The Library
13. Shokopiwah
14. The Barrens
15. The Clubhouse
16. Perfume
17. Mrs. Kersh
18. Miss Me, Richie?
19. Dirty Little Secret (Feat. Pennywise)
20. Silver Bullet
21. Why Georgie?
22. Your Hair Is Winter Fire
23. Eddie and the Leper
24. Festival Pursuit
1. Hall of Mirrors
2. Bar Mitzvah
3. Bowers Attack
4. Back to Neibolt
5. Home at Last
6. It's Stan
7. This Is Where It Happened
8. The Place of It
9. Artifacts
10. The Ritual of CHÜD
11. Very Scary
12. Scary
13. Not Scary at All
14. You Lied and I Died
15. My Heart Burns There Too
16. Spider Attack
17. You're All Grown Up
18. Neibolt Escape
19. Nothing Lasts Forever
20. Goodbye
21. Stan's Letter


Jean-Luc2019-08-29 18:27:11
@MrZimmerFan Thank you for the tracklist!

DT-2017 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-08-29 18:24:06
I think the tracklist is on Amazon now.

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