NewsHans' BiographyTeam (Present & Past)DiscographyMediaArchivesJukeboxFan CoversAbout/Feedback
 SEARCH
 

 FAN COMMENTS
Want this so bad!!!Does anyone have a breakdown of this with the official score album?<br>Hats off to Batu Sener for working on many of the score's best cues though!It all comes to personal preference I think. Personally I’ve moved on from collecting cd’s (or anything really) and would rather have everything digital simply to utilize space. <br><br>That being said, I completely understand the appeals of having physical media, it would be sad to see that go away for the people who really love it.It's not only to appreciate the work, its to have something "real" in your hands, for your music collection. I don't like only to have a digital music archive. Of course, i rip all the cds i own to WAV and MP3. But i want to have them in my physical music collection.
These day, sure. But we usually get news of the next one by the time he's finished wrapping up the current one.Powell only does 1 score a year.Still no news on his next score? Is he taking a break or something? Working on more concert stuff?Was pleasantly surprised by this one when I first heard it. Outside of the ‘modern scoring’ portions you get some fun noir music for the squad, solid action writing, and even some good emotional cues.<br><br>Also gotta love the rhythmic idea from Antz popping up here...Also, the use of the guitars by Jablonsky, are still the best since the 90s
I give a spin (almost 4 years after my last listening), it grown on me (still don't consider of the best of Jab), but much better than Skyscraper (ok score) and Battleship (guilty pleasure, but not a good score by any means), i like the style of Jablonsky in this one, his rhythms (but i still don't care about the 'motif' for Cohen or certain sound design tracks like 'You Can't Shoot Me' or 'You Know the Drill')<br><br>But still has such cool action moments (Hot Potato With a Grenade) and emotional/romantic moments, and still enjoyed that from this.<3 Buck Takes the LeadHybrid do you know what cues Mancina worked on here? I read in the Twister booklet that the director heard a cue from this and wanted Hans for Twister but he told him that it was actually Mark.100% for HybridSoldier!I am very glad we have 2 scores by Steve this year. Waiting for Spenser Confidential.
Agree!!!!! Please organize a concert in Budapest again! The 2017 live concert and this year's World of HZ concert was totally full house in Budapest!thank you, I appreciate that:) I should say that I am inspired by the music of the 90's, I started producing music on a cheap 200$ Yamaha between 1998-2000, and thanks to a few projects I worked on was able to purchase A more high end synthesizer. Right now I kind of just make music as a hobby but hopefully one day could compose A score for A Movie or even A video Game, that would be pretty cool. I'll be adding more tracks as well for this particular project. The next track I am planning will be a more orchestral reprise of the Miami Heat track I uploaded. I'm trying to get better at themes which is an area that I'm trying to improve on.Damn Powell is doing a lot of music on his own now a days with not many additional writers. I hope he takes on more project that aren’t just animated. I really miss his music, he’s so ridiculously talented.And even then, people rate before listening to it...The version on this page is actually sound effects-free!
Latest

Please install Flash®
and turn on Javascript.


Rate those CD:
Top 50





Lorne BalfeRichard HarveyTina Guo
ComposerMusicianMusician
His Dark Materials (TV Series) (The Musical Anthology)
Label: Silva Screen
Length: 52'50
HZimmer.com rating:        Not yet rated
Fans rating:     rate at 1 out of 5 rate at 2 out of 5 rate at 3 out of 5 rate at 4 out of 5 rate at 5 out of 5   2/5 (548 votes)
  1. His Dark Materials (1:38)
  2. The Alethiometer (4:35)
  3. Lyra - The Child Of Prophecy (2:20)
  4. The Settling Of A Daemon (3:54)
  5. Scholastic Sanctuary (3:06)
  6. The General Oblation Board (2:58)
  7. The Life Of Roger Parslow (2:42)
  8. The Machinations Of Lord Boreal (2:50)
  9. A Gilded Cage (1:24)
  10. The Strength Of Gyptians (3:38)
  11. A Plea To Fate (3:13)
  12. The Legacy Of Svalbard (2:30)
  13. Mrs. M. Coulter (2:05)
  14. The Magisterium (3:03)
  15. The Path Foretold (2:15)
  16. Release The Spy-Fly (2:07)
  17. The Tales Of Lee Scoresby (2:43)
  18. The Compass Points North (2:34)
  19. The Witches Of Lake Enara (3:15)
Create Topic

Knight reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-23 19:57:08
Is volume 2 of HDM going to be added soon?

BrianP reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-22 13:36:43
Really love the fact Lorne Balfe is posting the score music for all of the themes for piano.Volume 1 has to be the best tv soundtrack this year


mpolonest123 2019-12-22 14:33:39
Hate on the man’s music all you want, I’ve never seen a composer interact and give so much to his fans. Really cool guy!

Micheal reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-21 22:51:50
Is Balfe doing Bond ?


Mr.Unbreakable2019-12-22 00:00:55
Nope,The composer is Dan Romer (Maniac).

Mr.Unbreakable reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-21 02:07:54
Something has failed with the complete score, knowing what Balfe is capable of doing by arranger good themes, I don't quite understand why the score stands out so little.


mpolonest123 2019-12-21 02:49:10
Having seen the first few episodes I was surprised at how “in the background” the music really was. Especially compared to the excellent concept album released earlier.

I took a spin with the new album, there are still some standout tracks but I do feel like a good chunk has that underscore feeling to it.

AndreasP reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-21 00:19:51
Loving the complete score for His Dark Materials.Silver Guillotone, Armored Claws and Polar Adventure are the best cues of the album.This soundtrack and 6 Underground have made Christmas !

Balfe reply Replies: 2 || 2019-12-20 13:55:40
I am willing to give Balfe the benefit - the concept album is great and there are good points in the show - but the actual score is frigging terrible. Like a cheap youtube approximation of Hans Zimmer. What the fuck is this?


Drone2019-12-20 14:01:49
So, either Balfe does all the great music, and the drones get on it and make it sound synthetic and pointless, or Balfe likes the pointless......Who composed the His Dark Material Anthology? Who composed the score for the BBC show? And what the fuck happened in between? The themes are the same but the performance is totally different and the theme development is pitiful. So is it the case that Balfe did a 50 minute concept album with an actual orchestra that some interns put to picture, cos this is a massive disappointment?


badbu2019-12-20 14:54:18
i like the complete score very much!
the cue "everyone is special" is amazing!

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-19 15:32:15
Now in Itunes NZ, the album for the first season

https:/ /music.apple.com/nz/album/his-dark-materials-original-televi sion-soundtrac k/1491 851961


Test2019-12-20 13:52:54
Yeah, the actual score is actually pretty bad. Totally synthy, or at least cheap two-band orchestra, HZ-trailer muzak from the early 2000s. What happened here - massive disappointment.

maholen reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-19 10:36:10
You don't have to agree with me. But it is my attitude towards the music of Lorne Balfe and as I mentioned. Not everything is bad, but not everything is really good either. His scores are uninteresting after listening to them a third time at the latest. Precisely because everything sounds familiar. He was a good composer for additional music for various Hans Zimmer scores. And yes, he was also one of the additional composers for the first two parts of Transformers. Not all Remote Control composers are suitable for being the main composer. I also don't want to hear music from the same people all the time. That's why I'm open to film music. I've been listening to film music for almost 30 years! So I know what I'm talking about. Of course you cannot know everything. But I don't want to know everything either. In my opinion, Lorne Balfe should take a slightly more careful look at his work and not deliver one score after the next. That's why his music is so monotonous. Rarely do you experience surprises and unfortunately there are not really many in 6 undergrounds. The drums on "Tons of Blood" don't sound bad, but it's better that way. It reminds me of the gaming soundtrack by Need for Speed &#8203;&#8203;- The Run by Brian Tyler. There are great drums in there. So don't take it personally, just accept it.

Thomas reply Replies: 12 || 2019-11-13 12:36:09
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.
It’s been interesting reading posts about Balfe doing Bond.Has he confirmed yet if he is ?


NotSoAnonymous2019-11-13 17:32:06
Well, "No Time To Die" (Bond 25) is being scored by Dan Romer. So, No; he is not scoring it.


Anonymous2019-11-13 22:36:22
lol no he’s not


HunterTech2019-11-14 01:37:02
The report about Romer leaving wasn't even confirmed, so I think it's just people wanting the expected to happen at this point.


;)2019-11-14 18:34:27
Neither Romer or Balfe are scoring Bond 25


NotSoAnonymous2019-11-15 17:36:12
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..

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.


;)2019-11-15 21:20:21
Ok.


AlitaFan2019-12-17 21:57:48
I heard Hans Zimmer is scoring Bond 25 :)


Miralsice2019-12-17 22:05:09
Just rumors, nothing else :)


;)2019-12-18 02:09:39
Might want to start believing those “rumors” lol.


HunterTech2019-12-19 00:26:25
With the amount of projects Zimmer has for 2020 already, there's a lot time he'd have to squeeze in if he needed to get job done by April. Balfe at least looks to be done with his current slate of upcoming movies, so he has a higher chance.


JD2019-12-19 01:40:21
What is your source?


HunterTech2019-12-19 09:21:03
Well that's what I want to ask the others, since Zimmer's 2020 line up has definitely been confirmed (WW84, Dune, Top Gun 2, Spongebob 3 (as of now)). With Balfe, Military Wives had its TIFF screening back in September, and Bad Boys For Life is just next month. So that gives him barely enough time to squeeze in, if he were to be hired.

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-17 20:02:11
This Friday, the final album comes out, at least digitally in February, physically

http: //filmmusicreporter.com/2019/12/17/new-soundtrack-album-for- bbcs-hbos- his-dark-materials-announced/

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 2 || 2019-12-07 10:39:26
Balfe say it and i can confirmed now

6 Undergrond is coming by Paramount Music, and that means, only digital.

13 December, as the movie hit Netflix.


JD2019-12-09 18:49:19
Good to know. Hybrid do you have any insight on this release?


rockhound2019-12-12 12:24:50
sound clips

https:// music.apple.com/nz/album/6-underground -music-from-the-netflix-film/ 1490017912

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-10 17:00:26
“The Alethiometer” might be my new favorite track of the year. Those chord progressions scream JNH/Jerry Goldsmith and are pretty similar to Balfe’s work on Beyond: Two Souls/Blackwood.

I’m glad to see this score getting some love, I’ve always been annoyed with how people seem to slam Balfe for his more workmanlike efforts while ignoring the stronger scores he has done over the years.

iamtommie44 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-09 19:26:00
I really like this score. Not a big fan of Balfe, but really enjoy this one.

And is it me or does The Tales Of Lee Scoresby really sound like Sweetwater from Westworld?

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-06 17:15:06
Haven't been this impressed by Balfe since KP3.


Shince Thomas reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-06 13:50:58
Lorne surprised me with this score, I am blown away. This is such a great music, best of this fall.

  Your name :   

Please enter number: 1796 

JBSO99 reply Replies: 2 || 2019-11-05 21:25:08
Okay, so I'm not the biggest Balfe fan, but when he does it right, I have to recognize it.

And this is a really good example of the best he can achieve. Tracks like the main theme, The Alethiometer, The Strength of Gyptians or A Plea To Fate show how great he can be, and makes me wonder why he would not use this style more often in his scores.

Anyway, I cannot wait to hear how he develops and uses the themes when the score album is released!


Ds2019-11-05 23:33:28
I fully agree. 2019 has been a bit disappointing musically, and I have the impression this score finally shakes things up a bit! Possibly a shot at my favourite of the year. Looking forward to the rest of the show & the music!


superultramegaa2019-11-06 03:44:31
Damn. After skimming the album, you might be right about this being a great product from Balfe. Jesus, woodwinds, beautiful string and choral writing, melody, and an overall creative sound pallet. The only other score of his that gets close to this quality IMO is Genius Season 2.

There are a few moments where the electronics sound ugly and overbearing, but they're thankfully pretty sparse.

I fully agree that we need more of this Lorne style!

Ro reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-05 17:22:15
Alethiometer is a peculiar track and my favorite cue of the album.

It starts off with a Piano motif that is not awfully different from James Newton Howard's central theme for Signs. From there it briefly touches upon the Watergate Piano chord from Frost/Nixon. There are also times when I am almost ready to hear something from "Da Vinci Code" though it doesn't fully materialize.

The orchestral parts have hints of "Sky Ferry" from the Golden Compass by Alexandre Desplat too. I am also hearing a faint reference to the chorus melody of "Arriving At Atoll" from Waterworld.

What a journey!

Balfe fan reply Replies: 1 || 2019-11-04 10:39:23
I have to admit I totally eat all my negative words about Balfe. This is a fantastic and innovative score, full of great melodies, full orchestrations, vocal work, and innovative instrumentation. Clearly, he has spent a lot of time developing this. A clear sense of thematic purpose and melody!


NOW A BALFE FAN2019-11-05 15:14:59
best soundtrack this year so far I think with great themes and his best best since Beyond Two Souls

rockhound reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-03 09:56:37
This is a fantastic score. Beautiful themes, a very nice orchestration and great vocal and choir parts. I think his best score so far.

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2019-10-31 23:29:28
Tina Guo and Richard Harvey are musicians


Knight2019-11-01 00:30:10
Peter Gregson as well

 HANS-ZIMMER.com© 2001-2018 OST 
His Dark Materials (TV Series) (The Musical Anthology) soundtrack - Lorne Balfe 2019