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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 1984Bear 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 :)But the film was particularly bad...<br><br>So I rather have a whole other team do something ELSE lol...Yeah... McCreary's score is one of the best from last year so I'd rather have him again.I open to ANY composer in this movies.<br><br>To answer the question, YES, i'm ready<br><br>Specially to a guy, who loves G14, KSi and KOTM
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeMel WessonAndrew Zack
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Inception
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 61'49
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  1. Half Remembered Dream (1:12)
  2. We Built Our Own World (1:56)
  3. Dream Is Collapsing (2:24)
  4. Radical Notion (3:43)
  5. Old Souls (7:44)
  6. 528491 (2:24)
  7. Mombasa (4:54)
  8. One Simple Idea (2:28)
  9. Dream Within A Dream (5:04)
  10. Waiting For A Train (9:30)
  11. Paradox (3:25)
  12. Time (4:36)
  13. Projections (7:04) *
  14. Don't Think About Elephants (5:35) *
*Bonus tracks available at InceptionScore.com
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Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
Well ya, for the most part. But what about Lorne? I do not know what he sounds like. It's not like I can just listen to the whole thing and be like "ok, Time is Lorne, 528491 is Hans, Mombasa is Hans & Lorne..." you know what I mean?

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
well, i think you can hear which parts were contributed by Johnny - if you note a guitar that's him...the end! ;)

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
Shame he didn't win. Hybrid, inside the booklet for the Soundtrack it states that Half Remembered Dream and Waiting For A Train contain portions of Non Je Ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf. Perhaps you should add an asterisk or the plus sign next to each track noting this? Also maybe which tracks Johnny Marr contributed to and which one Lorne did additional music with? If you can, thanks =)

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-27 00:00:00
Inception for Best Orginal Score tonight!! Good luck Hans!!!

Gav reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-27 00:00:00
Here here! I am crossing my fingers!

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-27 00:00:00
Me too (Hans deserves it .. again)!

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Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-26 00:00:00
Ok I just saw Drive Angry 3D and I swear on my life I heard Mombasa in there. If anyone saw it, it's the part when Jonah and Piper are fighting on the trailer.

Progrez reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-23 00:00:00
DS are you from America?

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-23 00:00:00
No, from Belgium...

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
I had troubles with Google Chrome, but with Safari or Internet Explorer there was no problem to download these tracks!

Progrez reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
Or is this one of your stupid Territory restriction things?

Progrez reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
Alright apparently if you type in your email address below on this website you can get 2 bonus tracks.

http://www.inceptionscore.com/

But it doesn't seem to work for me. Can you please guys investigate this?

Thanks.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
Hybrid, can we get a list of who did what here please?

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-13 00:00:00
...ok, I think his line of work make sence, when you look at this project in particular. Hans said in various interviews that he has never even watched a scene while scoring the movie. So Hans did all the themes, all the sounds and so forth - like a musical, narrative dictionary, while Lorne just made them fit to the pictures. That really make sence!! Earth circles the sun! :-)

Richard reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-12 00:00:00
Never mind the fact that the score's largely derived from said thematic content anyway. I don't think there's a *whole* lot to worry about either way.

Insider reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-12 00:00:00
No one said Hans phones it in. You dont need to believe me, but its true. Everyone at RC ghostwrites, why is it so hard to believe? Its been going on for years.

@Ds, Maybe its why the Academy never lets Zimmer win?

Insider reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-12 00:00:00
Oh and see how Lorne Balfe is credited as "additional music"? Its there for a reason.

Bador reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-12 00:00:00
seriously i believe insider, and no i'm not the user "insider" ^^

fact IS that lorne and others do so many work for hans. hans really is just doing the themes and the others do the rest. that's now so long with every soundtrack. that's why the scores haven't the quality like they had years ago.

but yes, i don't care anymore that much. i like lorne and i love hans. so bring more scores :D and please release all the scores in the "recordings sessions" way. last samurai, batman begins, the thin red line, etc etc

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-12 00:00:00
Wow guys you've discovered the Earth is not flat ! Congrats !


Seriously, HZ can write an hour of theme suites, Lorne will arrange them to fit the movie and add subthemes, ideas etc...

So what ? It has always been HZ's process of writing... The score still is HZ as his music is everywhere... It's not "less" HZ or "more" Lorne... It's HZ/Lorne, like Sherlock, Angels & Demons, TDK... That's all... ;)

Bador reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-12 00:00:00
what??? wait... waiiiit... you say... earth isn't flat? No man, nooo, that can't be true. Please say, that this is just a rumor... please =(

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-12 00:00:00
Sorry Bador !

Only in At World's End ! :D

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-12 00:00:00
but hans still does actual cues? or not at all?

it's hardly a case of write the suites then sit back and do nothing?

Iceboy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-12 00:00:00
And yes, Hans still wrote music. Its not like he did nothing lol

On the subject of "ghostwriting", does it bother anyone at all? What are peoples thoughts on the matter?

Leath reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-11 00:00:00
Wait when does an acoustic guitar play in the score?

Insider reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-11 00:00:00
I have a friend in the film music world who is a close friend of Hans'. He has known him since before he was big, and this friend of mine also knows Lorne Balfe very well. According to my source (and this really IS inside information), Hans just did the themes and Lorne wrote the majority of the score. Such a shame; seems that Hans is getting a bit lazy as time goes on. Gone are the days where he would write most or all of a score :(

RollTide88 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-11 00:00:00
Yeah, I don't believe that for a second. Hans and Chris Nolan seems to be pretty close--so I don't think he would phone it in like that. I mean, what did he do while Lorne wrote the score? Take naps?

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-11 00:00:00
you know what would be awesome? a complete score - 2 or 3 CD's...just a small spark of hope within a dream ;)

@Insider
is there anyone in the world who believes youß (except yourself)

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-11 00:00:00
@Insider

If what you say was true, Hans Zimmer woudn't have been nominated for the Oscar (for that reason JNH & HZ weren't nominated for TDK)

Ben Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-10 00:00:00
I absolutely love this movie and the soundtrack. I saw the movie at jus tthe right moment and was totally blown away; and the soundtrack really helped to do that, especially on a massive screen at ear-bleeding volumes. I was aghast with awe and totally absorbed till the end. I didn't want it to end!

I am listening to it for the third time today and felt obligated to track down a site where I can make comment on it - other than my Facebook page of course; you know, somewhere that actually matters.

The soundtrack is superb - really powerful and absorbing. It is a brilliant change for Hans Zimmer, whose soundtracks HAD become a little too ... similar. This one really changes that with melodic piano notes, beautiful use of the guitar (both electric and acoustic) ... and, of course, who can ignore the brass section working overtime to create the 'in you face' crescendo. In fact, the whole soundtrack is a break away form so many OSTs before it that I didn't believe it could be Hanz doing it. It had similarities to other people such as John Murphy and I love it for that.

It is wonderful and absorbing (did I say that already) - and best of all - it can be played without having to have the movie on at the same time.

So many times a soundtrack only fits the movie and cannot be listened to on it's own for fear of bleeding ears and complaints from other people around you. This one has it's moments but they score is so well crafted that you sincerely appreciate it magnitude.

Fantastic work Hans! I'd shake your hand right off for this one.

Thank you.

Ben Miles

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