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man, i think i haven't listened to "A Dark Knight" deep enough. so many things i picked up from listening to it recently. oh by the way, it's Dunkirk that's making me go back and listen to the old scores.One of the most beautiful choral pieces of the 21st C. Mr. Zimmer please make this original London recording available in a cd (320kbps) or a lostless version to be able to enjoy its full beauty. The version on YouTube is just muddy cruddy. And the version on the Prague cd is not a chorus of this caliber. Plz plz plz! Gratefully, Philip...why is Eric Whitacre's credit being omitted?Music is royal and grand and the show is very good. Looking forward to more seasonsGreat score! Lots of fun.
Your Majesty is addictive and could listen to this also day long.Was Theme is last year ?Now, what do you thinnk anout the score?<br><br>There are two things that made me underappreciate the score: first these full credits (upset that perhaps a good track might havenot been written by POwell himself) and the fact that Powell will score Han Solo (expectation that this might be a trial score)<br><br>But,<br><br>"Madrid Finale" is clearly 5 star track, and so many nods to classical era of film score.<br><br>There are 4 themes that i can gather:<br>Ferdinand theme <br>Flower Theme<br>"Caring" theme<br>and "bad guy" theme<br>and all of them are good ( not as powerful as HTTYD though)<br><br>But, i find some action writing to be quite generic ( Anthony B Willis is to blame i guess)<br><br>Suffice to say that this is already a 4 star score because this is as subtle as you can get from hyperactive Powell's animation scoresThis score is BRILLIANT.Just started watching this season and the music is spot on especially the Princess Margaret episode. Gregson-Williams and Balfe have create a great score to this season.more intamint and emotional than before@Bob<br><br>Thank you for the enlightment, I will consider opening my wrists for misconduct in the next few days, thank you very much... :o<br><br><br><br>Ok seriously though, you guys should know that if there's one guy that could not care less about awards... it's Hans... :)
I am really enjoying his season of the Crown.a big balfe influence in this season with hints of Churchil and Genius I think. Really excellent music/ it's me@ds "Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity."<br> <br>I think the same for Jablonsky, Zanelli, XL, Jackman and Mancina.@macejko<br><br>"All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him"<br><br>You said in another comment that you never read an interview with Powell, so not reason you take that kind of conclusion of your character.<br><br>"The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ."<br>Powell is a clearly talented composer. He suffered criticism at the beginning of his career by sounding like Zimmer, but soon showed substance. And much more than that created an identifiable style, which today is reference to other scores of modern animations (which may be good or bad to depend on of the point of view).<br>Today he is an established composer and it is common for these composers to move away for a few years or even close their careers without many explanations for the public. In recent years we watched the estrangement of Silvestri, Horner, Williams and in the past we saw Faltemeyer, Bill Conti and Brad Fiedel drop their careers when they were at the top of the game.<br><br>" Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better"<br><br>As they said in another comment, you're compared to newbies and veterans. Balfe's having the opportunity of his life now. Take it or leave it. There's no choice. Powell, as well as Zimmer others, on the other hand, is a "senior member" of the club. He can afford to go away for a few years to resolve comprehensible personal problems without affecting the hard work he has developed in the last 20 years. Will Balfe continue to be so creative in 10 or 15 years?<br><br>@ds<br><br>"<br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres"<br><br>That's funny, but it's fair. Powell Is a good composer. Not the best, far from it. Your style really narrows your work down, but we can say that from all the composers out there. So it's not a problem.The problem is he wants to limit his work to animations and fantasy.because he abhors gratuitous violence.<br><br>@george<br><br>". Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion"<br><br>Zimmer's at the end of his career. All the other composers when they arrived at 60 years (with the exception of JNH, Goldsmith and Morricone) reduced the amount of projects per year and went on to choose their work best. It's a natural way.Over the years, it tends to get worse with one exception here and there. Don't keep expectations like he's in his prime<br><br>"he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead."<br><br><br>Powell will work with a little more frequently in the coming years (or not) that only depends on his ambitions. However, frankly, he's never going to do three again. 4.5. 6 projects in a year. It takes a lot of motivation for that.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Just listened to the whole thing, kind of a let down. Nothing interessting except for some action moments. Donít even recall hearing some sort of theme. Overall it was like listening to Cars 4: Spanish World Cup.
I have already listened to The Jumanji Overture and I must say it sounds really great. Let's see how the rest of the score sounds.Tracklist with track duration:<br>01. The Jumanji Overture (03:20)<br>02. Digging Up The Past (01:43)<br>03. Brantfort High (01:09)<br>04. Into The Jungle (01:23)<br>05. Out of Character (02:31)<br>06. The Legend of the Jewel (02:23)<br>07. The Adventure Begins (01:40)<br>08. Special Abilities (01:16)<br>09. The Bikers (03:44)<br>10. Van Pelt (01:00)<br>11. A Test Of Friendship (01:22)<br>12. The Bazaar (01:16)<br>13. Snake Charmer (03:41)<br>14. The Power of Bravestone (01:04)<br>15. Seaplane McDonough (02:17)<br>16. The Missing Piece (01:46)<br>17. Lost In Time (01:18)<br>18. Flirting With Danger (01:36)<br>19. Albino Rhinos (03:44)<br>20. Retrieving the Emerald (01:54)<br>21. Out of Lives (01:49)<br>22. First Kiss (01:22)<br>23. The Jaguars (03:03)<br>24. Ring of Fire (02:07)<br>25. Begin The Climb (01:56)<br>26. Call Out Its Name (02:23)<br>27. leaving Jumanji (03:03)<br>28. An Older Friend (02:40)<br>29. Back To School (01:53)@ds the same for desplat's victory with Budapest Hotel.Maybe. I'd sure be happy for you lot ;) And I'd definitely rather see Powell attached to a project than, say, RGW, Junkie or Desplat. <br><br>That Solo movie is going to be a disaster, though.One more thing: if indeed the reason for Powell's semi-hiatus was to be with his family as much as possible, we may well see his activity increase again in coming years now that his wife has passed away and his son is close to graduating high school (I couldn't find an exact date of birth for him but I think he's 16 or 17). Him taking on a project as big and ambitious as Star Wars isn't exactly the sign of someone who wants to take it easy. It's too early to say yet though.
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Music Production ServicesSequencer ProgrammingMusician : Violin - Featured Vocalist
Lorne BalfeSteven KofskyAndrew KawczynskiAleksey Igudesman
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Sodales (Short Film)
Label: Promotional Release
Length: 17'26
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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
awesome...;)

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
@Prott
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

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