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Wow. Pretty solid! It keeps the core track intact and, somehow, adds even more raw power into it. Thanks for sharing!@MrZimmerFan<br><br><Is better because there is variety and orchestration><br><br>It is not because a score is orchestrated that it is automatically superior to one half orchestrated and half electronic. My problem with JL is that it's a small score for a composer with as many facets as Elfman. The music is uninspired and (taking one or another track) ends as it begins, nothing catches yours ears beyond of the romantic moments and of the new interpretations of the themes for the heroes.<br><br>@mpolonest<br><br><I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force the classic themes.><br><br>Elfman had two paths: Ignore everything and do things his way or respect what Zimmer did and maintain the sound of previous films. What did he do? He made an uninspiring hybrid of both.<br><br>@HybridSoldier<br><br><Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.><br><br>Everyone in RCP knows how to do a power anthem these days.<br><br>@Mephariel<br><br><I would not have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence.><br><br>Obviously not. It could be in smaller jobs and present some potential for years to come.<br>I think I just sharted myself. Thanks!I'm surprised to have not seen more discussion of this score; I honestly think it represents some of the best music out of RCP in the past half-decade. Yeah, it still has the Journey to the Line / Time four-chord power anthem thing going on, but outside of those themes you have some really creative material that at times doesn't even feel stylistically RCP, and hell, even those structurally-simplistic themes are unusually well-orchestrated. And there's a real orchestra!Some of you may like this guy's cover of Brothers in Arms! Pretty epic, honestly. <br><br> com/watch?v=LCIY41hopq4
This score has improved my mood on more than one occasion. Nancy Meyers needs to make another movie, so Hans can score it. lol.Hello great team of Hans Zimmer,<br><br>I was recently listening to "The Might of Rome" (Gladiator soundtrack) and I am craving to listen the long version of the piece around 2:38 - 2:48 (something like an oriental flute). Does it exist as a standalone composition? Is it inspired from some third party artist, if yes, can you please tell my which one?<br><br>Thanks!@Olive<br><br>Wallfisch's career unquestionably benefited from his involvement with Zimmer. He wouldn't have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence. Wallfisch is a very talented composer, but let's be honest here, his music doesn't immediately strikes anyone as a big action guy. Having Zimmer's name pushing you helps.Hybrid, what do you admire more: Black Hawk Down or Tears of the Sun?"Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place."<br><br>Out of place, yes. Horrendous, no.
Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will ever be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.<br><br>Comparing people is kinda useless...<br><br>The only who's right is Hans in the end, he knows when to use one and when to use the other... ;)@Edmund<br>Iím in the same boat. When I watch a movie I normally donít pay attention to the music unless itís really distinctive. As a stand alone listening experience I usually want to get music that fits a mood and can hold my interest throughout. Take Silvestriís Avengers score for example. The big statements of the main theme and some of the action cues are excellent. Unfortunately itís surrounded by generic underscore that slows the album down imo. But then you have TASM2, which constantly has something going on no matter what. I feel like thatís something which does relate to the directors, not so much the talent level of the composers.<br><br>@olive<br>Ben Wallfisch is LEAGUES ahead of JXL as a composer, partly because heís had years of experience in film composing. Hopefully his recent successes give him more high profile projects.<br><br>As for Justice League, I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force in the classic themes. Had he done his own spin on Zimmerís material there would a better connection to the previous ones.Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place.@Olive: Is better because there is variety and orchestration, and i'm not a purist (i liked BvS, there is more complexity in it than in MoS), but Danny Elfman has more integrity in that score than in that two scores.He did!<br><br>The action material in "Do You Bleed?" is by XL! <br>
Wallfisch has shown himself to be a superior composer to XL, let's face it. I do not even see why he's running after Zimmer since he's able to run a career himself.<br><br>@TheZimmerFan <br><br><But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)><br><br><br>The music is less simplistic and may please the purists, but, no, MoS and BvS are better by a small margin than JL by one factor: thematic material and characterization of the movie.  Elfman should have had more freedom to work on the themes he and Williams wrote.<br>It's a half-truth to everyone who makes up the RCP team, unfortunately. <br><br>But I honestly doubt that ANYONE wants to work with XL.<br><br>Snyder worked with him 3 times. 300, BvS and Man of Steel. Sometimes I even get the impression that he's always liked Tom's approach more than Zimmer's approach. See all the percussion and synths of all those scores that are far more present in the Xl field than Zimmer's.Got this today..well not my music type so pass it...Andrew's second solo feature...<br><br><br>Now still waiting for that Sky Hunter release... :(@Hybrid, what happened with Trevor? Why his scores are not listed in the page? Thanks

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Lorne BalfeSteven KofskyAndrew KawczynskiAleksey Igudesman
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Sodales (Short Film)
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Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2014-04-20 18:18:00
So... any word on that? Any official release of this epic suite in good quality? Also, youtube link is down

Phil reply Replies: 0 || 2013-02-23 07:22:44
Happy Birthday Mr. Balfe!

Philipp B reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-15 00:00:00
such an amazing score

HZ-fan reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-22 00:00:00
on of the best scores i've ever been listening to

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-23 00:00:00
Happy Birthday, Lorne Balfe!! :)

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
@Prott & Ele
How should we call the page? Lorne Balfe fan club, something like that?

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
Yup, it's fine :)

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
just need a proper photo of Lorne! Any advise?!

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
btw Group or Page?

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-18 00:00:00
I`m really starting to be a big fan of Lorne Balfe... :-D the trailer sounds great as well (E3-2010 Cinematic Trailer).

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-18 00:00:00
Hey, Hybrid, i have a question, which trailer of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood has Lorne composed the music for?

Is it the E3 Trailer with 2:41 Min?

Sorry if the question is at the wrong place, but the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood trailer section is blocked.

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-18 00:00:00
Tim: I agree, however his style isn`t so easly recognizable as HGW`s or Powell`s style .. yet :-) (HGW`s or Powell`s first solo scores were also much close to RCP sound).
Ele: No problem .. we should make a proper facebook fan-made page for Lorne! :-D
I have a feeling he`s going to get a lot of new fans in following months.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-18 00:00:00
I added the Youtube link on the page... :)

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-18 00:00:00
I want to join your Lorne's fanclub guys :)

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
oooh yeah :D I'm so curious about his next projets! Crysis 2 is gonna be awesome!! Ironclad is gonna be excellent!! He's very original, more than Ramin Djawadi or Steve Jablonsky (which is not difficult, great composers,though). He is more on that HGW/John Powell level of awesomeness :)

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
Tim: You too? :-D

john reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
wow thanks for this hybrid. i'm hearing it right now at youtube, but it's a 14 minutes cue. until now i'm speechless, what a beauty there.

Man Lorne is the most talented person from Zimmers team now. Love every work from him. Hope to hear many more from him!!!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
Yeah I see Lorne put it on youtube 2 days ago ! Very cool ! :)

Well he edited it a little bit to fit "under" 15 min... :)

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
Wow, this cue is fantastic!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
Love that "Sherlockesque" part with Aleksey's vocal !!! ;)

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
One question to you Hybrid. I see some video by Lorne on youtube. There are some signed as Oswim Mackintosh. Who is that? Is it Lorne's some kind of nickname? I checked extreme music site to find more by Lorne, but there's no Lorne, there's only Oswim. It makes me think Lorne=Oswim. Is it true?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
Yeah it's an alias... Oswin Mackintosh is indeed Lorne !

Don't ask me why, he didn't answer that !! lol

john reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
what i'm liking most at lorne is, that he is searching the contact to the people. you know hans is such a talented musician, but he's not that open to public. and lorne gives you information, cues that will never been released, or like iron clad one month earlier on the webradio etc.

it is really like a fresh wind in RCP and that's great. seriously i'm hoping to hear a lot more from him in the future and hopefully he will be like this also in the future!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
john there's a counterpart to that : when it's about Hans and the scores with Hans, he doesn't say much... And he's quite afraid of official interviews actually !! :D

I've tryied (me & others... Kaya ? lol) to make him do an interview for Megamind, and let's say that... well... I didn't retry for Ironclad !!! LOL

Off the record he's really cool indeed, though I remember at the beginning (nearly a year & a half ago, when I was harassing him to release Modern Warfare 2 & Crying With Laughter, which he did in the end ! :)) he was almost "mute" ! So it's not THAT easy ! lol

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
I knew it :D I advice you then: go to the extrememusic website. Browse Director's Cut album, and listen to all so called "Oswim Mackintosh" cues. They are amazing!

john reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
@Hybrid: we should be so happy to have you here and having you as the "brick" between the fans and the composers. It's really so much fun to read here all those insider infos. So thank you so much for your work! :)

And yes, i can understand when they are sometimes "mute" hehe :P
But i have just a feeling that when you ask Lorne "hey lorne, how about a recording session of this movie?", he would just answer "yeah why not, I'll do it". :P

And as for Hans, yeah, the big diva :D Like you said in the past, when you asked for some extended versions or bootlegs or recording sessions, he knows nothing about them and don't even want to hear that. But sure, he's the boss there and he has soooo many projects going on, so it's understandable when he don't want to take the time for some expanded releases.

But that is why it's so great to have composers like Lorne where you really can get in contact with him.
That is also what I'm liking with Mr Badelt. Such a friendly man and so polite. But too bad, he isn't anymore in this team.

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
Ha, it`s great to hear so many different styles in just under 15 minutes (It`s like RCP-history timelapse). :-)

It looks like it was recorded the way MW2 was (sampled orchestra with a few solo instruments recorded live), but the overall sample quality is much better. Does RCP made another sample library upgrade? :)

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
Indeed, the overall sound is better, even though its sampled. Maybe they really made sample upgrade? Because I don't think that this short movie had orchestra at all.

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-17 00:00:00
I guess I become a Lorne fanboy at the moment! :D© 2001-2017 OST 
Sodales (Short Film) soundtrack - Lorne Balfe 2010