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what the hell is Quaker steak and lube????I disagree on Catwoman. I love Zimmer's theme and I thought it is one of his most underrated themes.Loved the new tracks!<br><br>Hans & Chris really did something special.<br><br>I enjoyed the Tenet score, but honestly Ludwig's work doesn't compare to Zimmer's. I just hope they work together again instead of Chris choosing Ludwig as his main collaborator from now on.Agreed.<br><br>I don’t know, TDKR feels a little oppressive to me in comparison with BB and TDK , probably as a result of Nolan’s musical tastes veering away from symphonic to more abstract. Reading the new book on Nolan gives me the impression that he has a very similar approach to his music as he does his filmmaking. With that said though, TDKR is still a solid conclusion to the franchise. Bane’s theme is excellent and the culmination of the various “Bat-Themes” do feel well earned. Catwoman’s theme is solid, but for some reason is dropped from most of the movie in favor of the repeating two-note phrase.<br><br>@Moggyman<br>Honestly I feel as if JNH’s work on the first two Hunger Games sequels showed a strong improvement in writing and theme building. The last score was a bit too much of a pastiche, but orchestrally a stronger fit than the first one. And “Crimes of Grindelwald” is easily one of the best sequel scores in the past few years (alongside Star Wars and HTTYD). Unfortunately we still don’t have a good album situation for that though. -_-Counterpoint: I liked Crimes of Grindelwald more than the first Fantastic Beasts. And forget Hanging Tree - "Air Raid Drill" from the first and "Sewer Attack" from the second Mockingjay are the best cues from that series. Plus, JNH honestly hasn't worked on that many sequels so we don't really have enough to go on here. <br><br>I think having JNH on board for Catwoman would have done wonders for this score. Hans' theme is okay, but feels like a bit of an afterthought compared to Bane.
TDK & TDKR have amazing theme suites.<br><br>But as for the scores in film, they don't even get close to Batman Begins !I like Tom but idk he's gone downhill in my book. Alita was boring, i was over the moon excited for Terminator cause that was a perfect mix and it was disappointed big time. I'd love to hear Steve Jablonsky tackle that and get back to being as great as he used to, he has been phoning it in big time latelyOk, before I eat my words, JNH did create the Hanging Tree in Mockingjay p1 which was good, but nothing else other than that in the sequels.For being the so called "weakest", it's very good. And if you think that Bane's theme is repetitive, I would say the same about the Joker's theme in TDK (to me they are both good though). <br><br>Now in all fairness, JNH could have probably added good material to the score since he's a genius, but I personally think he doesn't do well on sequels. Sure, in TDK he gave harvey dent a theme that resonated with his character (but was similar to material already used in BB). Yet, if you look at his work in the hunger games, its seems to me that he couldn't bring something both new and compelling to the sequels as he did in the first movie. I will agree with you that Batman Begins has the best music of the series though.After re-listening to this one, it's clearly the weakest of the trilogy. Of course it's not bad, the new themes are pretty good (though I think Bane's theme is a bit too repetitive and dry at times), there's still emotional moments, but JNH's absence really left a hole in this score.<br><br>I get to an extent that's the point, that all of Bruce's potential for a happy life is gone, but even the emotional tracks to me have nowhere near the emotional resonance that JNH's themes brought to the films. <br><br>"Come With Me" is the best example, where the slow emotional Selina Kyle chords just don't leave much of an impact. Definitely could have used JNH's "Courthouse Pt. 1" or the main theme from "Bruce Left For Dead" to emphasize Bruce's giving up of a quiet life. <br><br>Of course I still appreciate the way the 2 note motif is developed into a theme of its own, as well as the score as a whole, but then you get tracks like "Many Forms of Immortality" which just emphasize how much more effective the thematic work in Batman Begins was.
It could also be Tom, who worked on Run All Night, and is already an established DC composer<br>Either way I'll be happyI lowkey think James is gonna score the Black Adam movie. it's the same director from Jungle Cruise so I'm sure he'll be brought along for itsameNo no, it's just a fake rumor. I was just responding to that MusoPT guy who made it sound like it's totally inconceivable that Balfe could ever be replaced.Wait!<br>So has Balfe been replaced due to having other projects?<br>I thought it had been completed?
Why was there the change of composers?...wouldn't being really busy be an argument *for* him possibly being replaced? When you're signed on to 10 movies and release schedules are being constantly pushed around because nobody has a clue when theaters are going to open again, you shouldn't be surprised if eventually you might run into some conflicts.Jackman is not replacing Balfe! <br>Balfe is the most busiest composer at the moment so he isn’t going to get replaced last minute!!!!!Thank you for your replies. On IMDB she is listed.Alright, after re-listening to the score, I've made a few educated guesses of what the additional composers did, based on what we know about the score and their previous work. Note that none of this is confirmed by Hybrid, just my opinion.<br><br>Lorne Balfe: Seems to practically be a co-composer here. I hear a lot of him in this score. It seems he did Invasion (as he's known for contributing trailer music to films he works on) seemingly the suites "Brooding", "Deciphering the Signal", "Battle", and the one we know he cowrote, "Journey Suite". Based on this here's my guess as to what he contributed. <br><br>Soccent Attack - Sounds like his style, probably him arranging AllSpark and Decepticon material. <br><br>Keller's Briefing - Arrangement of "Deciphering the Signal"<br><br>Deciphering the Signal - Obviously another arrangement of "Deciphering the Signal" with Batman Begins-like action at the end.<br><br>Sam's Pink Bike Ride (Part 2) - Sounds like an arrangement of "Brooding" material. <br><br>(Possibly?) Are You LadiesMan217? - Some arrangement of "Brooding" and "Journey Suite" material, although hard to say whether the theme at 1:10 is Steve's or Lorne's. Could be Steve arranging Lorne material, as it sounds more Jablonsky-esque to me. <br><br>Autobots to the Rescue - Could be Steve imitating Batman Begins style, but sounds far too Lorne for me to not consider it a co-written track. <br><br>Sector 7 Chase - Part 1 sounds more Jablonsky than Lorne, but there's no question to me that part 2 has a lot of Balfe in there. <br><br>Where Is My Car? - Batman Begins-like again, probably Lorne solo, or Lorne and Steve<br><br>Decepticons Mobilize (Part 2) - Arrangement of "Brooding"<br><br>Freeway Fight - Battle version of Decepticon theme from "Brooding"<br><br>Stumble Bumble (Part 1) & (Part 2 Alternate) - Arrangement of "Journey Suite", second part not used in the film sounds like Steve & Lorne Combo to me. Film version of part 2 sounds pure Steve to me. <br><br>You're A Soldier Now (Parts 1 & 3) - Lorne being heavily involved in the final battle is known, and Parts 1 and 3 have arrangements of Lorne material. I'm also fairly certain that Lorne wrote the Optimus vs Megatron theme from Part 3 and "Optimus vs Megatron".<br><br>Optimus vs Megatron - Finale of theme introduced in "You're A Soldier Now (Part 3)" as well as the "Journey / AllSpark" theme which could be Lorne's or Steve's. <br><br>Trevor Morris: I can infer from his work on Pirates 2, The Island, and the one track we know he worked on. <br><br>Soldiers Arrive - Not sure why, but I've always assumed this military theme was Morris'.<br><br>Arctic 1897 - Dark theme that reminds me a lot of his work from Pirates 2. <br><br>Scorponok - Known fact that he co-wrote this. <br><br>Hoover Dam - Arrangement of military theme<br><br>Transforming -  Same theme from Arctic 1897<br><br>Sam on the Roof (Part 2) - Arrangement of theme from Scorponok, though could be Steve or Lorne arranging it.<br><br>Optimus vs Megatron - A slight hint to the Military theme when they begin attacking Blackout, and Scorponok theme reprisal, once again could be Steve or Lorne arranging these themes. <br><br>Creeper Suite / A Call to Arms (Unused) - Original music for Optimus' Epilogue, contains arrangement of military theme. <br><br>Jay Flood: Can be inferred from his work on Transformers: The Game, his overall more orchestral writing, and his contributions to Nightmare on Elm Street, Sims 3, and Desperate Housewives. <br><br>Camaro on the Run - Definitely has a TF: The Game sound to it overall. As well as a bit of Thomas Newman-esque music. <br><br>Witwicky (Parts 1-3) - Definitely some of his style here along with Steve's overall Desperate Housewives-esque music. <br><br>Decepticons 2 Suite / Frenzy - The suspenseful strings make me think of Flood's Nightmare on Elm Street work, and the brass writing seems more characteristic of him than Jablonsky to me, though it was still probably a co-written suite. <br><br>Tense Action Suite - Once again reminds me of Flood's Nightmare suspenseful string writing, probably at least co-composed with Jablonsky. <br><br>Clay Duncan - I can guess somewhat based on his contributions to "The Island" but otherwise I don't know much about him so I'm not sure about any of the inferences I'm about the make. <br><br>Angry Camaro - This sort of drone music sounds like it could be him as his contributions were very electronic in The Island.<br><br>Bumblebee vs Barricade - Strange electronics and sounds plus more minimalist writing make me think Duncan. <br><br>Tow Truck Charge - Definitely has The Island's sound. Could be Trevor Morris too. <br><br>TJ Lindgreen: I know so little about his style except he works with Elfman and did additional music for TF: The Game so not much I can say for what he did. <br><br>Belly Shot(?) - The ethereal choir style sounds somewhat like TF: The Game's score and Elfman's choir. <br><br>Not to Hear That(?) - Maybe he composed this motif for Mikaela that also appeared in "Belly Shot". <br><br>Surreal Mikaela(?) - Once again I'm hoping the specific choir sound is part of his style. <br><br>Anything I didn't mention is a track I'm assuming is all Jablonsky. Please note that I'm not trying to take away from Steve's work on this score, and that for most of these track I'm assuming Steve had some involvement in as well, I'm just speculating for fun because I've always wanted to know who did what on this score.
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeAndrew KawczynskiJacob Shea
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Crysis 2 (VG) (Limited)
Label: La-La Land Records
Length: 97'15
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CD1
  1. Crysis 2 - Intro (3:09)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  2. Insertion (3:38)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  3. Battery Park (3:23)
    Borislav Slavov
  4. New York - Aftermath (2:44)
    Borislav Slavov
  5. No Escape (2:30)
    Tilman Sillescu
  6. Close Encounter (2:00)
    Tilman Sillescu
  7. SOS New York (2:05)
    Borislav Slavov
  8. Chase (2:26)
    Borislav Slavov
  9. Under Assault (2:00)
    Tilman Sillescu
  10. Crynet - Shoot Him Down! (2:07)
    Borislav Slavov
  11. Sneak And Shoot (3:34)
    Borislav Slavov
  12. Gate Keepers (2:19)
    Borislav Slavov
  13. Rampage (1:54)
    Tilman Sillescu
  14. Nanosuit 2 - Crynet Systems (1:17)
    Borislav Slavov
  15. Rising Spear (1:12)
    Borislav Slavov
  16. Dead Man Walking (2:05)
    Tilman Sillescu
  17. Contamination (2:24)
    Borislav Slavov
  18. Sinister Breed (2:02)
    Tilman Sillescu
  19. Dystopian Nightmares (2:06)
    Tilman Sillescu
  20. Catastrophic Beauty (2:02)
    Tilman Sillescu
  21. Semper Fi (1:58)
    Tilman Sillescu
CD2
  1. Flooded Streets - Aquarium (1:25)
    Borislav Slavov
  2. In Obsurum (2:19)
    Tilman Sillescu
  3. Devastation (1:39)
    Tilman Sillescu
  4. Shadowzone (2:27)
    Tilman Sillescu
  5. Alien Suite (2:06)
    Borislav Slavov
  6. Unsafe Haven (1:56)
    Tilman Sillescu
  7. Terminal Escape (0:59)
    Borislav Slavov
  8. Under The Clock (1:51)
    Tilman Sillescu
  9. Morituri (2:19)
    Tilman Sillescu
  10. Intersection (1:33)
    Tilman Sillescu
  11. Times Square - Evacuation (1:59)
    Borislav Slavov
  12. Burning Night (1:32)
    Borislav Slavov
  13. Resolution (Reprise) (2:06)
    Borislav Slavov
  14. Eye Of The Storm (2:27)
    Borislav Slavov
  15. New York (2:37)
    Borislav Slavov
  16. Our Only Hope (4:35)
    Borislav Slavov
  17. Out Of The Ashes (1:59)
    Tilman Sillescu
  18. Alien Logo (0:44)
    Tilman Sillescu
  19. The End Of The Beginning (2:01)
    Borislav Slavov
  20. Walk In The Park (2:01)
    Tilman Sillescu
  21. Epilogue (3:18)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  22. One Way In (1:21)
    Borislav Slavov
  23. Nano-Catalyst (0:49)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  24. Invaders (1:27)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  25. Under Siege (0:50)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
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Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
Strange that they didn`t even mention Hans and/or Lorne.

tomPoland reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
score composed by Boris Slavov and Campbell Askew
mycrysis.com/news/dev_diaries/dev-blog-crysis-2--the-music-p roduction

Martin reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
WHEN?!?!?

He made AWESOME work at the MW2 Soundtrack so I have HUGE expectations with this one.
I recently saw "The Dilemma" and the Soundtrack was the style what all people know from Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe.

Keep up with the good work!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
"Contrary to earlier reports, the developer diary confirms that the majority of the music for Crysis 2 was composed by Borislav Slavov (aka Bobby Glorian) and Tilman Sillescu. After they both applied to score the game, Crytek's senior audio director Campbell Askew asked to work together to achieve a versatile and high quality score. The pair communicated on almost a daily basis to brainstorm and develop ideas, in what Slavov describes as a very enjoyable and revealing process."

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
Who composed these 42 tracks??

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
"On Crysis 2, Zimmer determined the overall musical direction and produced a range of major themes. However, it has been reported that his employee Lorne Balfe of Remote Control Productions handled much of the rest of the music. This production approach echoes that of Zimmer's video game debut, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In addition, Zimmer worked closely with the team at Crytek to optimise the score. Notably, British musician Graeme Norgate of GoldenEye and TimeSplitters fame is the audio director for the title, having become part of Crytek after they bought Free Radical Design. It appears that the original composer of Crysis, Inon Zur, was not involved with the sequel."

http://www.squareenixmusic.com/musicnews2.php?subaction=show full&id=1297840487&archive=&start_from=&ucat=7&

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
Hans is doing another video game?

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

He must be getting fond of these game projects . . .

Robborboy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
Dear God. That music on the new Crysis 2 trailer. Simply amazing.

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
Hybrid,
Just out of curiosity, there's been a leaked score listed as Crysis 2 going around the internet lately. Is that the official one that we'll see here? Thanks. Here's the tracklist:
01. Insertion (3:10)
02. Battery Park (3:26)
03. New York - Aftermath (2:44)
04. No Escape (2:31)
05. Close Encounter (2:00)
06. SOS New York (2:05)
07. Chase (2:28)
08. Under Assault (2:01)
09. Crynet - Shoot Him Down! (2:07)
10. Sneak and Shoot (3:45)
11. Gate Keepers (2:18)
12. Rampage (1:54)
13. Nanosuit 2 - Crynet Systems (1:13)
14. Rising Spear (1:18)
15. Dead Man Walking (2:04)
16. Contamination (2:24)
17. Sinister Breed (2:02)
18. Where is the Exit? (1:17)
19. Dystopian Nightmares (2:06)
20. Catastrophic Beauty (2:04)
21. Semper Fi (1:58)
22. Flooded Streets - Aquarium (1:32)
23. In Obscurum (2:20)
24. Devastation (1:39)
25. Shadowzone (2:27)
26. Alien Suite (2:05)
27. Unsafe Haven (1:55)
28. Terminal Escape (0:57)
29. Under the Clock (1:51)
30. Morituri (2:23)
31. Intersection (1:32)
32. Times Square Evacuation (1:58)
33. Burning Night (1:27)
34. Resolution (Reprise) (2:05)
35. Eye of the Storm (2:28)
36. New York Theme (2:36)
37. Our Only Hope (2:04)
38. Out of the Ashes (1:59)
39. Alien Logo (0:44)
40. The End of the Beginning (2:01)
41. Walk in the Park (2:01)
42. Epilogue (3:17)
Total: 1:28:16
If this is the legitimate score, wow! An hour and a half of new Zimmer/Balfe music? Oh happy day!

Robert reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
I hate do disapoint you guys, but this info here is incorrect / incomplete..

I heard from a reliable source that Hans Zimmer actualy did only the Main theme of the score and Lorn did the Epilogue. Rest of it was composed by other composers...

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
Hey guys stop putting that bootleg track in here !! It's a game rip !

And Robert, I've got reliable sources too ! ;)

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
Robert: There are quite a few other tracks that sounds like Hans Zimmer`s work (Morituri for example) + I think it`s safe to say that when you hear RCP samples, it`s from RCP (The End of Beginning, etc.). :-)

On the other hand - there are tracks which does sound different.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
I did ask Lorne if EA brought some of its insiders in... He just told me to wait for the OST credits cause it's a bit "complicated" !! :P

Avatar reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
name of song in the Crysis 2 trailer pls

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
Feared, what I heard so far sounded a lot like Lorne Balfe... ;)

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
@Feared: You shouldn't be ashamed because I have that same 42-track rip. However, I have to strongly disagree with you about the sound of the score. It is very RCP and is actually a very good score. After Modern Warfare 2 I though Zimmer could never top himself in the videogame genre, but here Zimmer may have. While there isn't an exact theme you will go away humming, the scale and scope of the score is absolutely epic and the orchestrations are really well done. I listened to the nearly hour and half score all the way through last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hans Zimmer is truly one of the most versatile composers ever.

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
Why should i be shamed?
Yes I listened to that rip, and if it"s fromt he game, than it's the OFFICIAL score.
When the LLL edition will be out I'll buy it for sure, but it does not sound anything RCP to me.

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
@Feared
how do you know? it's not released, yet. did you listen to a rip of the game's leaked beta version?? if that's true shame on you!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
All what i want to know is who composed these 42 tracks, Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe or not??????????????

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-16 00:00:00
I'm a fan of Zimmer since '95, I have like 50 albums from him, and I didn't find any similarities with this score and his other workds. Hey even MW2 had 'that' Zimmer sound even if he only composed the main themes.
Crysis 2 has 1 or 2 cues that sound near Zimmer, but 90% of it could be anyone outside RCP.
Nice score though. :)

barbarosa222 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
great great great!

Ennaeus reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
OO surpriseee!

CoD511 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
Epic news, I was wondering who did the C2 soundtrack :D

squrl reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
"Insertion" is indescribably epic.

john reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
yes the first three tracks are good, but the rest... meh! :(

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
Well, I will still tag it as Lorne Balfe only, the same as MW2, considering that he did majority of the score.

Gatterboy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
As far as I know, Zimmer and Balfe did only a few tracks for the game, the rest was composed by internal Crytek composers.

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Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
Wait & see about that, Lorne didn't tell me anything about the team involved ! Just told me they had an orchestra for it ! haha ;)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
soundtrack of modern warfare 2 is better and more epic!

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