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John Powell would be an amazing choice, if only to get him more mainstream exposure. <br><br>The thing is, if you strip away the drums, sound design, and harsh-mixing Tom is a actually a pretty gifted ďclassicalĒ composer imo. His string writing has always impressed me, and seeing his use of woodwinds in Alita definitely proved that he can write outside of the mold Hollywood had put him in post-Mad Max.<br><br>Avatar 2 is most likely going to need a pretty diverse score, if the first one is any indicator. James Horner combined traditional orchestra, tribal drums, ethnic elements, electronics, and masculine action writing. All of which I could see Tom doing quite well.Chrono order goes like this :<br><br>Dublin 1996<br>Driving<br>Deceit<br>Second Warning<br>First Warning<br>Research<br>Conversations<br>The Beating<br>Traynor Lies<br>Never Show Your Fear<br>Preparations<br>The Killing<br>Bad News<br>The Funeral<br>One More Day<br><br>But some tracks have cues edited together, and some titles are not exactly perfect lol...Atli is fine in Iceland, maybe he just doesn't want to look for trouble anymore... :)Lorne did work on this score. At the very end, when the film (and therefore, the score) was getting butchered by editors to shorten it, there was very little time to rework the score to adapt it to the new cut. So Steve called Lorne for help, who agreed but asked not to be credited (his team was, so it kinda defeated the purpose lol)... They didn't do THAT much on the score, but Battlefield is indeed a LB cue (it sounds nothing like SJ).<br><br>Not the first time this happened. Lorne extensively worked on TF1 & 2 (credited), but also helped (uncredited) on TF3 (there again, his assistant back then Andrew K. was credited).Alright, that's ^^ a bit too far, but I agree that there's not enough evidence to really support the theory. The only compositions that seem like Balfe might have had a hand in are the various reprises of "Bumblebee" (aka the Journey theme) that was always rumored to be co-composed by Balfe, and the big choral section in "Your Voice" when the knights begin attacking Optimus, as that is also a progression I associate heavily with Balfe's involvement in the first 2 scores. But that's still not enough to prove that he was involved.<br><br>By the way Bayhem, I don't believe that John Williams or Howard Shore have lied about doing their work by themselves. John Williams has worked with William Ross and probably others, but I don't think they're lying when they say they've done a score themselves. They seem like they can compose on their own just fine.
Yep, if "deserving" existed, Atli would've gotten many more movies than he currently does.Anyone know of a proper chronological listing of this score? I tried cross-referencing it with the expanded listed here and made this:<br><br>01 Dublin, 1996<br>02 <br>03 <br>04 <br>05 Second Warning<br>06 Research<br>07 Driving<br>08 The Beating<br>09 Traynor Lies<br>10 Never Show Your Fear<br>11 Preparations<br>12 The Killing<br>13 Bad News<br>14 The Funeral<br>15 One More Day<br><br>But I have no idea where Conversations, First Warning, and Deceit goes, and I'm not sure if Traynor Lies and Driving are placed correctlyif you read my first sentence you can see I dismisded this rumor as crap<br>..................<br><br>Fair enough....But look back on the comment itself. It's kinda confusing. The way you wrote it created the illusion that Lorne not only ghostwrote the score, but he also dismissed it as crap. You didn't say "I dismissed the rumor". You said: "...a rumor stating that Lorne Balfe ghostwrote this score and dismissed it as crap." <br> <br><br>Anyway, moving on.....<br><br>Steve was interviewed a lot about The Last Knight and it's pretty obvious that he worked hard on that score. From the day they started shooting the movie. Was he supported by other composers? Absolutely. You can't score such a huge movie by yourself. Any composer who claims that is lying.<br><br>So there's nothing shocking or surprising about the fact that other composers were involved here. As for them being "Lorne's people"......well, considering how MV/RC-related composers work and how interconnected everything is, the "Lorne guys" could very well be friends with Steve too and perhaps he simply brought them on board. Or they were recommended by Lorne. It certainly doesn't mean that there was this top secret plan of them and Lorne actually ghostwriting the entire score. I still wonder tho......how do these rumors even come up? Who spreads them? And why? I ask because this is not the first time I've heard rumors about Zimmer scores and Jablonsky scores. It's always these two guys. Which happen to be two of the most prominent and popular MV/RC guys. Coincidence? Not to sound like a conspiracy nut, but it kinda makes me think that someone is intentionally trying to undermine the biggest MV/RC names by constantly throwing shade at their work."Deserving" is a word that doesn't exist in Hollywood, so stop thinking that way... lolThe problem I have with Junkie XL scoring Avatar is just that there are so many RCP composers better or more deserving. You have Zimmer, Powell, Gregson-Williams, Mancina, Jackman, Wallfisch...it is just so wrong to think Junkie XL is scoring Avatar and none of those guys are.
I think that Tim Miller played a greater role in case of Terminator and Sonic. And I really don't see Junkie as good choice for Avatar 2.@Edmund <br>I still stand by my opinion that Holkenborg scoring Avatar 2 could be pretty interesting. Pairing him up with a director who is known to be strict with his musical choices and continuing on from James Hornerís classic might produce something really good. And seeing his gradual progress as a composer with Mortal Engines and Alita have personally given me some hope (2 years ago I would have said hell no).<br><br>And Iím not surprised by the choice for T6. Not looking forward to this project at all but we did get a cool score from Balfe for the last one so maybe there is some hope for the music at least.I think Terminator is a decent match for JXL's talents (listen to "The March" from Divergent), but this feels like further evidence that James Cameron is grooming him for Avatar 2, which I really hope ends up not being the case.Yes, Tom will be scoring the new Terminator movieChill out Bayhem, if you read my first sentence you can see I dismisded this rumor as crap.<br>But seeing people from his team ivolved and considering the fast and furious situation, I canít help but wondering if thereís some truth to that rumor.<br>Now for a guy talking about haters, saying that Lorne scores 36million projects and B movies (forgetting mission impossible) I think youíre pushing it a bit.<br>Anyway no hate I donít care who wrote it Iím just curious about the behind the scenes stuff.
You're reaching there a bit Bayhem, I see no one in this thread trying to undermine Steve's work or the score. Hell the first poster was just asking if Lorne worked on it and if so, to what extent. And the "rumor comment" is a logical extension of Lorne's whole regular team being credited on the score, therefore it is possible that he did additional work on it.Again a "rumor" comment that's trying to undermine Steve's work. And in this case, an entire score. Lorne fans, please stop trying to constantly undermine other composers in favor of your guy. It's childish and extremely disrespectful. You've done it multiple times on these boards. What's next? You gonna claim that Lorne secretly scored the entire Transformers franchise? And Lord of the Rings. And Harry Potter. <br><br>Seriously, it's getting really old, really fast. <br><br>Not to mention the fact that Steve, as a composer, is much, much more experienced and established than Lorne. He's got nothing to prove. Steve takes his time when it comes to scoring. He's choosing carefully. He's got more than enough time to focus on his projects. While Lorne's name is attached to 30 million different projects, some of them cheap B-movies like Hurricane Heist. And you think he's scoring them all by himself? The irony of it all is that if anyone is using ghostwriters most of the time, it's Lorne. Not Steve. And I'm saying that as a Lorne fan as well. I'm not just a Jablonsky fan. I appreciate Lorne's work as well. But I'm not undermining other composers in favor of him.Bay has Lorne scoring his films now cause they established a relationship on 13 Hours, and Bay didn't even want Lorne for that; he wanted Hans but he didn't want to go through the exhausting process of another Bay blockbuster so he brought in Lorne instead.<br>And even then, Hans still worked together with Lorne very closely on the project (Hybrid said he was there for all the meetings, helped with synth programming, etc)Of cause Balfe worked on it .That is why Bay now uses Balfeyou can absolutely hear the 13 hours temp track in Battlefield and We Have to Go
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Hans ZimmerSteve MazzaroAndrew KawczynskiAndy Page
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Chappie
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 63'06
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  1. It's A Dangerous City (2:09)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro
  2. The Only Way Out Of This (4:58)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  3. Use Your Mind (4:04)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro, Andrew Kawczynski
  4. A Machine That Thinks And Feels (3:03)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro
  5. Firmware Update (3:52)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro, Andrew Kawczynski, Andy Page
  6. Welcome To The Real World (3:52)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  7. The Black Sheep (4:28)
    Hans Zimmer, Ryan Amon, Steve Mazzaro
  8. Indestructible Robot Gangster #1 (3:11)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  9. Breaking The Code (4:49)
    Hans Zimmer, Ryan Amon, Steve Mazzaro
  10. Rudest Bad Boy In Joburg (2:41)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  11. You Lied To Me (4:06)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro
  12. Mayhem Downtown (3:57)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro, Nathan Stornetta, Andy Page
  13. The Outside Is Temporary (3:09)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro
  14. Never Break A Promise (7:43)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro, Nathan Stornetta
  15. We Own This Sky (4:19)
    Hans Zimmer, Neill Blomkamp, Andrew Kawczynski
  16. Illest Gangsta On The Block (2:45)
    Hans Zimmer, Andy Page
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John G reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-28 05:27:40
How can two notes be so addicting?

John G reply Replies: 13 || 2019-01-22 18:10:08
Has a complete/expanded score been leaked?


Felix2019-01-22 19:10:56
NOPE!


mpolonest123 2019-01-22 19:24:17
This and KFP3 are definitely 2 of my last big ďZimmer GrailsĒ. Some great stuff missing.


Sam2019-01-22 20:29:35
last big grail chappie and kfp3? what about tears of the sun? what about beyond rangoon? what about spanglish?


mpolonest123 2019-01-22 21:44:07
I donít care about those. Sure, I hope they get released for everyone who does want them badly, but I personally have zero interest in those. I will say it would also be nice to get Dunkirk and Inferno released at some point as well.


Edmund Meinerts2019-01-23 11:08:31
Imagine hoping for Inferno and Dunkirk while simultaneously not caring at all about Beyond Rangoon which is one of Zimmer's absolute best scores?! (Although I don't know how much there is missing beyond the album, I've never actually seen the film)

Unrelated side note - it seems like the credits have changed quite a bit on Chappie since last I looked. I seem to recall "Mayhem Downtown" being a solo Hans cue, now there's four guys!


Edmund Meinerts2019-01-23 11:09:10
Also, suddenly Ryan Amon's credited on a couple cues as well? The plot thickens...


mpolonest123 2019-01-23 14:01:47
Iím not a huge fan of either, but Dunkirk is meant to flow as one long piece of music. Not that chopped up album presentation. And Inferno does have a handful of interesting cues unreleased.


ThePhantasm2019-01-23 22:22:23
Ryan Amon needs more work the man is ridiculously underrated his music for bloodborne was Godlike


Medigo2019-01-24 10:16:39
I am still waiting for the complete score of Dead Mans Chest


Ian2019-01-24 22:46:49
Edmund - if I recall correctly, those credits have been there for a couple of years at least. I don't remember ever seeing any solo Zimmer cues on Chappie, even when the page first went up.

And re: Beyond Rangoon, I do see where you're coming from, but to be fair, the material that's been released is very satisfying IMO, whereas I suspect some of the better Inferno material didn't make it to the album (that's just a hunch, though, as I've not seen the film; I just don't find the album presentation very contiguous).


mpolonest123 2019-01-24 23:02:21
@Ian
Exactly. Iíve heard Beyond Rangoon on album and enjoyed it a lot. Iím more than happy with the presentation of music. Whereas Inferno (as flawed as it it) has a number of really good cues missing which I feel may have improved the listening experience for everyone, especially since the album suffers from that odd sequencing. And donít get me started on Dunkirk....


Hedon2019-01-25 01:13:31
It's about time this score gets a leak. There is so much unreleased good stuff in Chappie


Arturito2019-01-26 13:40:47
i'm in the same boat here, but not for beyond rangoon, much more tears of the sun. so, how about tears of the sun? so much stuff that hasn't been released. just watch the movie and you hear plenty of beautiful cues. and it's 16 years now and still no complete score. batman v superman has borrowed a cue from it and everyone flipped out how unbelievable beautiful that cue is. tears of the sun has plenty of them, but no one speaks about it. just about dunkirk, inferno or chappie, those scratchy noice soundtracks -_-

Peteo reply Replies: 1 || 2019-01-23 09:16:04
Hello.whats is OAts?It just came onto Spotify and the music is by Lorne Balfe.


Knight2019-01-23 11:48:01
It's the music Lorne composed for Neill Blomkamp's short films

isildur reply Replies: 1 || 2018-07-11 22:09:32
So, now it's official that Blomkamp is directing the "Robo Cop Returns", do you guys think he will work with Hans? Or may be he would like to join hands with Lorne, seeing how his OATS Studio shorts are all scored by Lorne.


Mephariel2018-07-12 00:10:27
Love to hear a Zimmer RoboCop score but this has Balfe written all over it.

nvictor reply Replies: 3 || 2018-02-09 12:11:13
man... i forgot how much i loved this score. too bad the movie, i heard, didn't do too well.


Miguel2018-02-10 10:59:11
Itís interesting to see the director making short films instead of big movies .he was also ment to the new alien movie


Max Potcats2018-02-10 12:33:42
Also I found this great that he is actually involved in the score, he is credited for "We Own This Sky"


nvictor2018-02-10 14:59:40
we own this sky is a favorite :thumbsup: does anyone else recognize some little Ennio Moricone in there?

Hamish reply Replies: 2 || 2015-11-07 08:21:22
I've searched for days for the song at the end credits the soft beat, I can't find it anywhere. It also plays when he gets beat up and is on a hill with a dog but still no luck. I've listened to all the original soundtracks but is there a name or place I can download this track? It's driving me crazy


meta2015-11-07 15:10:24
its on the end credits, i guess youll have to record it somehow?

look for the end credits of the movie on youtube and use a converter?

I know which part you're talking about...


Gilvane Cezar 2016-01-16 14:10:26
Die Antwoord - Enter The Ninja ;)
youtu.be/vcMHkvEVgVo

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 7 || 2016-09-17 22:07:48
If you check out Rich Walters site (desktop version) he has three unreleased tracks you can hear...

Tetravall Tour
Vincent Causes Riot
Shutting Down the Droids



Hedon2016-09-18 17:25:20
Were these used in the movie? They sound like demos to me.


HalŲ2016-09-18 18:52:31
As there were no orchestra recordings on this score it can't really be demos, but maybe an early version.


mpolonest1232016-09-18 18:54:09
Yeah... I hear it too. They lack the "beefier" sound of the album. 'Vincent Causes Riot' is 100% in the film though.


Hybrid Soldier2016-09-18 20:11:57
No they are not.

Tetravaal Tour was completely replaced in the film by another cue.

The other 2 are in the film but they were clearly rearranged after.

Very nice though, one is actually better than its film version !


Hedon2016-09-19 01:36:22
I thought so, they don't sound as rich, spacious and organic like the rest of the score. Interesting as Rich is listed as synth programmer.

When you compare the two you realize how much effort that had to be put into the score to make it sound as good as it does despite being all electronics. It's remarkable how well Zimmer succeeds in making his electronic music sound organic, flowing and lifelike.


Steve H.2016-09-19 04:56:35
Where would these new tracks go chronologically?.


Hybrid Soldier2016-09-19 11:53:48
Tetravaal Tour is the second cue in the film, right after A Dangerous City...

Vincent's Firmware Update and Riot go before "You Lied to Me".

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 7 || 2015-05-31 16:03:23
Some composer details here... :)


Macejko2015-05-31 18:24:17
Thanks! Looks like Steve worked on virtually all my favourite cues :)


Hybrid Soldier2015-05-31 18:32:31
I had spoken to someone who worked on the score at Interstellar Live and he was saying Steve did a big part of the score... :)


Edmund Meinerts2015-06-01 09:11:46
Yeah, it's a pretty straight 1:1 match - Mazzaro's cues are the cool ones and Kawczynski's are the annoying ones. :p


Hybrid Soldier2015-06-01 09:55:27
Welcome To The Real World ?

Best scene of the film, one of the best cues ! :)


Edmund Meinerts2015-06-01 10:47:45
Never saw the movie, and the second half of that cue is OK, but I don't much like the first half.

Of the Kawczynski tracks my favorite is probably "Illest Gangsta on the Block", actually. :P


Hedon2016-08-04 12:59:05
I LOVE Steve's work on this score. I am so happy he's working with HZ, if I see "HZ + SM" on a cue it's certain to be good. Really really hope there will be a Chappie 2 and HZ and SM returns do to the score!

The analogue Vangelis-ish electronic sound Zimmer & Co brought to Chappie is mesmerizing, wish we would hear this sound more often. As Vangelis has pretty much retired from film scoring, I wish to see Zimmer & Mazzaro follow in his roots as they seem to have the skills and equipment to do it.


mpolonest1232016-08-04 14:02:58
I'm surprised to see Ryan Amon's name here, what input did he have?

Hispano reply Replies: 2 || 2016-01-16 01:22:30
Why Zimmer was not nominated to Oscar? CHAPPiE was a good job this year.


Edmund Meinerts2016-01-16 12:55:17
I love how absolutely clueless some people are about how the Academy works. Reminds me of myself circa 2009-2010.


Hispano2016-01-17 01:19:51
He must win by at least 3 times.
2001 GLADIATOR
2009 THE DARK KNIGHT
2011 INCEPTION

Frenchans reply Replies: 11 || 2015-06-16 11:35:22
I re-watched this movie this week and finally the score is very good. There are many more good musics than in the CD (which is misleading).
Anyone knows if an Expanded score is planned ? Because it's really frustrating, like the Thin red line's official score :)


Ds2015-06-16 14:14:21
WTF? I thought the album was really perfect and contained every single piece of original material heard in the movie. The rest is only alternate versions of other tracks, I don't remember hearing anything different in the movie. But I only saw the movie once, so I may be wrong.


Frenchans2015-06-16 14:49:13
Ds, you will see again the scene when Chappie is initialized (with the chicken, when he said his first words). This is the beginning of "We Own the Sky" or "Never Break a promise" and some beautiful chords.
On the whole, the film version is clearly better !


Hybrid Soldier2015-06-16 15:44:34
Yeah there's quite a lot of unreleased actually... Nothing that stuck with me much while seeing the film the first time, but when I got the cuesheet I took a deeper look and indeed there's a lof of unreleased, some are quite cool cues... I can post the cuesheet later actually, it's not like it's a hidden thing... lol


Frenchans2015-06-16 17:18:43
Thanks Hybrid but, at the risk of sounding idiot, the cuesheet is an audio file ? :)


Hybrid Soldier2015-06-16 19:14:01
Absolutely not... It's just the list of cues, more or less detailed (composers etc.)


Hybrid Soldier2015-06-16 21:20:00
Just tentative correct order, not 100% accurate...

A DANGEROUS CITY HZ SM
TETRAVAAL TOUR HZ SM
REPAIRS ON DROID 22 HZ SM
COMPOUND FIGHT HZ AK
VERY VERY GOOD NEWS HZ SM
HIPPO CALLS NINJA HZ AK
DEON ARRIVES HOME HZ SM
ALGORITHM STABLE HZ SM
DEON TAKES 22 HZ AK
VINCENT IN THE MIRROR HZ SM
WHATS IN THE VAN HZ AK
PUTTING 22 BACK TOGETHER HZ SM
CAN HE UNDERSTAND ME? HZ AK Neill Blomkamp
VINCENTíS GLARE HZ SM
CHAPPIEíS FIRST UP HZ
NINJA S GUN RANGE HZ AK
FROG IN A SOCK MATE HZ SM
DEON RETURNS TO DA DEN HZ AK
VINCENT ARRIVES AT DA DEN HZ SM
CHAPPIE PAINTS HZ Andy Page
DEON STORMS OFF HZ AK
LETíS GO SEE THE REAL WORLD HZ AK
WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD HZ AK
CAPTURING CHAPPIE HZ SM Ryan Amon
TORTURED IN THE SERVICE VAN HZ SM
BEDTIME STORY HZ SM Ryan Amon
BE COOL HZ AK
DRIVE UP TO PONTE HZ Andy Page
DEAD DOG HZ AK Neill Blomkamp
I'M YOUR MAKER HZ AK
VINCENT'S FIMWARE UPDATE HZ SM
RIOT PT 1 HZ Rich Walters
RIOT PT 2 HZ Rich Walters
VINCENT HIDES OUT HZ AK
CHAPPIE REBOOTED HZ SM Ryan Amon
YOLANDI HAS A NEW HAT HZ SM
BREAKING THE CODE HZ SM
HEIST HZ AK
ARE YOU SLEEPY HZ SM
BEHOLD THE MOOSE HZ SM
YOU LIED TO ME DADDY HZ SM
HIPPO ARRIVAL AT DEN HZ AK
MOOSE TOUCHDOWN HZ
SLO MO CHAPPIE HZ SM Andy Page
FINAL SHOWDOWN HZ SM
CRUSH THE MAN HZ SM
TRANSFERRING CONSCIOUSNESS HZ SM
YOLANDI'S BURIAL HZ AK Neill Blomkamp
IT'S HAPPENING HZ SM
END TITLES HZ


Frenchans2015-06-17 00:22:08
I suppose it's "Can he understand me?"... Please Hans send me this track !! :D


Edmund Meinerts2015-06-17 10:58:30
What's with Blomkamp's credit?


Scorefan2015-06-17 20:22:13
So Hybrid the oficial album have only music from Zimmer and company, but in the cuesheets there are music from Ryan Amon and others. Those cues are in the film or are unreleased?


Frenchans2015-06-17 23:32:53
Nevertheless, I really do not understand why the music, in the best scene of the movie (in my view) and maybe the most important, is unreleased... Furthermore it's the theme !

Who are the persons in charge of the contents of the CD ? Certainly people who do not know how to appreciate the Zimmer's music...


JamesT2015-07-01 04:21:49
I was so impressed by the score initially (huge fan of the 90s synth scores from Hans (DOT, PH, RH, TR and esp PONR)....i love the analog string and saw wave sounds. This score FIT THE MOVIE PERFECTLY! I would love an expanded or complete score. One of my fav themes not on the CD is when the punks beat up Chappie, then it shows him on the railroad tracks disoriented, then walking up a hill over the city. It plays another time or two. The chord progression is superb! Thankfully, I recorded it from the end credits. One of my fav Hans & Co scores!

Anonymous reply Replies: 10 || 2015-03-13 02:06:37
Unfortunately, I think the score to Chappie is pretty crappy. Another great opportunity missed by Hans. Just more themeless electronica experimental stuff. Come on Hans, please PLEASE write real epic scores again.


Zimson2015-03-13 02:17:45
He explored that a lot. In fact, he seems to have grown tired of it.
He's the kind of guy who's always up to explore new horizons.


Leo2015-03-13 02:52:41
I don't know what you're on, there are at least two themes to be found in Chappie.


Ds2015-03-13 08:59:02
Hans always worked by periods. He started with soft synth-driven scores, then moved to electronic action scores (90s), then made (and became famous for) grand epic scores (2000s)... Now's the time for experimentation. If you don't like it, don't worry: the old scores still exist and we still can listen to them, so why do you complain??


bro2015-03-13 09:07:00
Yeah and unfortunately I think you are retarded.

The score is fucking brilliant.


Zimson2015-03-13 12:42:16
Sigh... the internet. Where everyone is gay and a retard.


Anonymous2015-03-13 16:59:22
Well I'm neither gay nor retarded. I just don't care for the score that's all. Sorry to upset your own little space time continuum or something. Geez, get a life.


Zimson2015-03-13 19:37:48
I always liked about h-z.com that everyone's talking like a normal person here.
I'm not sure if you got that I was being sarcastic in reference to bro's comment (Sorry bro), but let's agree on disagreeing, so no one has to get a life or get out more.


Anonymous2015-03-15 02:46:19
Zimson... so you apologize to Bro for commenting on him calling me retarded but you trash me for telling people who call me retarded to get a life?? Oh, I see how this works. We sure don't play favorites here now do we?


Lambegue2015-03-15 03:59:36
I liked this score a lot, much more than most recent Zimmer's works...Funny to see how each of his scores from the last few years gets mixed reactions, even among Zimmer-lovers.


another2015-05-24 10:26:13
I completely disagree, the score was fitting for the emotions per the scenes. Yes it has electronica but I think the decisions made fit perfectly!

TLCZ reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-19 10:27:09
Did the main theme from the film trailer make it on to the soundtrack? Thanks

jewen reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-18 13:57:57
Whenever I listen a ost before watching the movie and I like, I'm afraid to go to the cinema because maybe the same movie not live up to the music. For example: Jupiter Ascending, which has a very good music but as a movie is a disaster.
But with Chappie has been one of those times when I leave the film even more eager to hear the music, because the images work together with Zimmer's music for an amazing way.

I'm more than a week in shock with this music, every day is a ritual hear it, hit my mind and the movie has finished breaking.

I do not understand the criticism towards it (or even to the music) but I must say, that Not Watch this film in Cinema is a serious mistake.

ENJOY.

Lockdown reply Replies: 6 || 2015-03-04 21:48:03
Can I have an honest opinion, if HZ's name wasn't on this release, but it sounded exactly like it does now, would you guys still like it, or even know of it's existence?


Ds2015-03-04 21:54:07
Maybe, or maybe not. Thatīs the great thing about Hans: he keeps pushing the limits of his musical landscape and by doing so he opens our minds to styles we might not know or even like.


Zimson2015-03-04 22:27:04
Depends on who composed it. If it would have been Cliff Martinez I probably wouldn't have liked it, since he's the master of electronic soundscapes and Chappie doesn't quite match up to it.
The major reason I like the score is the "New-effect". He hasn't done this "8-bit-dance-whatever-step" thing yet so it's quite interesting to explore it. It's neither as enjoyable as TASM 2 nor has it many memorable moments but it's fresh as opposed to, let's say The Lone Ranger.
I need to watch the movie, though, to make a final statement.



theeaglesfan005 2015-03-04 23:17:50
yes


Anonymous2015-03-13 17:02:22
Lockdown, great analogy my friend. I couldn't have asked that better myself. I assume you don't particularly like the score either.


thearmusicgroup2015-03-13 18:22:10
I might not have known of its existence until much later, but when I did listen to it, I still would have loved it.


Boldizar2015-03-13 18:40:43
Most of the responders did not understand your question. I suspect the wouldn't be able to answer after the fact any ways though.

JR reply Replies: 2 || 2015-03-05 16:18:48
Awful Score. Between "FRISBEE" and * :(


T-Mann0362015-03-05 16:40:50
To each his own. Too bad you have no taste in music overall.


Anonymous2015-03-13 02:10:14
I agree with JR

Ds reply Replies: 11 || 2015-03-11 23:34:09
The movie is a blast. Original, funny, touching, bombastic, insane. You dont see many movies like this today. And the score was freaking brilliant, capturing the energy and making a few scenes incredibly epic. Another good point is that most of the music is included in the album. There is some rťpťtition and variation but nothing big is missing. Awesome output from Hans!


Hybrid Soldier2015-03-11 23:36:12
It's one of the worst things I've seen as of late (close companion to Jupiter Ascending). The few good things were killed by Die Antwoord... Too bad for the score, which is awesome... lol


Ds2015-03-12 00:16:28
Well I pity you because I had so much fun and you did not... Best movie I ve seen this year along with Kingsman.


Scorefan2015-03-12 00:39:29
I am one of few who really liked and enjoyed so much Chappie, Jķpiter Ascending and Kingsman


...2015-03-12 06:57:47
The main problem in my opinion was that chappie is surrounded by utterly awful characters that we couldn't care less about. I was almost happy when one of them died.

The movie works best when Chappie is with his maker...they should have had more such scenes.


Ds2015-03-12 08:23:26
I agree but at the same time I think all those awful gangsta made us care even more for Chappie, who was really the best character in the movie. They were also just too funny :-D


Zimson2015-03-12 08:48:34
People seem to like the movie, though it's possibly gonna be a box office bomb. It currently has a 7,4 on imdb. But jeez, the critics really hate it.


...2015-03-12 09:53:38
The problem I had with the gangsters was that they can't act lol. I would have wanted them to come in later, after chappie had grown up a little with his maker.

The they could have damaged him and made him throw k Ives etc... Digit et weaver has 5 minutes of screen time and those guys who aren't real actors have like 1 hour 30 minutes...what's up with that?

And lol the security of that weapons company is definitively bollocks lol:)

But all in all I think the movie raises some interesting questions and whenever chappie is on screen, the movie is good! All in all though I think it doesn't work as there are major problems with it!


Zimson2015-03-12 11:01:50
Having social commentary in a movie is only good when it is subliminal.
Guess Blomkamp never heard of the distancing effect.


Ds2015-03-12 12:43:58
Die Antwoord can't act, but here they were just playing themselves so I didn't notice any bad acting.


Boldizar2015-03-12 12:54:41
I was not keen on this film after Elysium (which I though was simplistic and relatively pointless to spend time seeing) then I saw the trailer... and Die Antwoord. Then I really did not want to see it. Seriously why were they put in ANY movie? I only know who they are because I worked at a music store for several years.

On a good note, District 9... hell yes.


Macejko2015-03-12 16:23:32
I think that Yo-Landi was alright and pulled that "gangster-turned-mother" transition rather well. But Ninja, on the other hand... He seemed as the kind of guy that makes aliens postpone their visit of Earth. (Someone could actually pitch it to Blomkamp as a movie premise.) And, according to some reports, he was a huge dick to everyone on set (which doesn't surprise me at all... because, well, he chose "Ninja" as his pseudonym, you guys).

Kurt reply Replies: 6 || 2015-03-07 22:33:22
I actually really like this score. It's different, loud, and bombastic. I'll prob end up buying it next weeks when it comes out.


trent easton navarro2015-03-10 12:32:16
Considering Zimmer is more miss than hit for me the last couple of years (only scores I really loved were Sherlock Holmes, Rush and The Lone Ranger) I expected to hate this one as well after all I read about it. But damn, this is a great score!


Zimson2015-03-10 14:20:37
You liked this but not TASM 2? How?


Boldizar2015-03-11 21:05:47
TASM?


Zimson2015-03-11 21:15:39
"Turbo Assembler (TASM) is an assembler package developed by Borland which runs on and produces code for 16- or 32-bit x86 MS-DOS or Microsoft Windows."

Just joking here, but that's what google gave me.
Actually it means "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"


trent easton navarro2015-03-12 11:01:08
I dunno, TASM2 just didn't do it for me. It wasn't bad or anything, but I can't remember a single note of it.

Maybe I should give it another try


Edmund Meinerts2015-03-12 11:54:21
That's odd. I can think of many reasons why the TASM2 score might not appeal to someone but it's certainly not unmemorable.

Gray Edwards reply Replies: 2 || 2015-03-08 10:41:14
Any idea of what the breakdown is for the cue credits? Are Zimmer, Kawczynski & Mazzaro credited for all of the tracks, or did they each did individual cues or what?


Hybrid Soldier2015-03-08 11:17:38
Guess we'll find out in a few months... ;)


Gray Edwards2015-03-10 04:34:14
Why the wait? Is there some release of information that I don't know about? Not complaining, just genuinely curious.

Also, does anyone happen to know if this is in film order, and if all of the tracks are the film mixes or if some of them are suites? I haven't seen the movie, and probably won't until I can rent it, so I'm just wondering what's up.

... reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-07 22:36:46
When I first heard this score. It was just loud and brutal. After having seen the movie and having listened to the score multiple times I can say that I really like it a lot. It is a really emotional score in parts. Of course you get the awesome epic HZ sound but this is if you look closely a very emotional score...

In my opinion there's a great sadness throughout the movie with chappie and the gangsters he grows up with...

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-07 11:52:36
between Spiderman and the dark knight rises :)

Warwick reply Replies: 6 || 2015-03-05 09:47:39
I like this score. Very cool!

Funny this is that this is a "no orchestra, entirely synth" score.

Yet, it sounds like all the other scores he has done since Inception which featured orchestras.

If Hans keeps writing this kind of music he really doesn't have to bother with orchestra if he mixes it to sound like synth. It's waste of budget


Ds2015-03-05 09:50:53
Someone needs to have their ears checked :-)


Edmund Meinerts2015-03-05 10:36:02
Man's got a point. On some of his scores (not all), I really do have to wonder why Hans even bothers getting an orchestra to record anything. Take Man of Steel...I really can't tell the difference in sound between the entirely-synthetic sketchbook and the (presumably) orchestral recordings in the rest of the score. If HZ had gone all-synth with that one nobody would have even noticed.

I don't like it. Makes the score sound cheap. I much prefer a more organic, "clean" synth-orchestral blend like TASM2.


Hybrid Soldier2015-03-05 11:15:42
The person who doesn't hear an orchestra in Inception has some serious issues... lol


Ds2015-03-05 11:36:44
Edmund, about Man Of Steel, don't forget that most of the cues are not orchestra-based. Everything related to Zod was all drums plus some additional electronic distorsion. All the "soft theme" is just Hans playing his piano, plus sampled instruments (the weird guitars he used to suggest wind on electrical wires). So there are just occasional bursts of orchestra... most of them in parts that are not included in the sketchbook.

For me the sketchbook really sounds like synth, I don't like listening to it very much, while I simply dig the score itself.


NM2015-03-05 19:38:12
Weirdly I actually love the Sketchbook, it's really cool hearing all the ideas hashed out in a raw form. I'd love to hear demos and sketches for other scores.


Macejko2015-03-05 20:04:16
I would pick this over that seriously overrated TASM2 score any day of the week. Chappie grows on me with every single listen. Hans has taken extremely fresh approach with it and it certainly shows. This unique score feels to me like a merger between 1980's and 2010's and I hope Hans explores this style more in the future. It's like a dirtier, grittier cousin to Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy, and I mean that as a compliment.

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 3 || 2015-03-04 17:42:56
Awesome soundtrack! I have to admit... Hans' composed work had my blood pumping a whole lot more than Pedro Bromfman's work on RoboCop.


MrZimmerFan2015-03-04 18:26:15
Pedro Bromfman's Robocop is such a bad soundtrack, my god, i prefer this Chappie than that, in my opinion


T-Mann0362015-03-04 19:01:21
No doubt. Bromfman thinks he's the Brazilian Steve Jablonsky.


Edmund Meinerts2015-03-05 10:33:52
What's with the random comparison to Robocop, of all things? Uh...both movies are about robots...so?

joseph reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-05 00:13:58
What is the music at the wicked car theft with chappie please ?

joseph reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-05 00:08:41
c'est quoi la musique lors du vole de voiture des mťchants avec chappie ?

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-04 23:01:28
What a crazy sound ! Amazing taff

... reply Replies: 1 || 2015-03-04 20:41:25
@Hybrid
Do you know if there is still any music in the movie or on this album composed by the original composers who were gonna do this movie (Ryan Amon and someone else)?



Hybrid Soldier2015-03-04 22:26:08
Rich Walters was kept in the final team...

As for the score in film let's see in a few days.

Mike reply Replies: 4 || 2015-03-03 19:59:31
An "Additional Music" credit on the FRONT COVER? First we had JunkieXL credited directly on "Arcade" and "General Zod," then we had everyone credited as one on TASM2, and now this? My, times are changing!


Anonymous2015-03-03 20:53:56
It's about time too.


Edmund Meinerts2015-03-04 10:09:40
It's a step up from those slightly shady "music produced by Lorne Balfe" credits on Inception and Sherlock Holmes. :p


Zimson2015-03-04 13:37:23
That's a role model for the whole industry. Hundreds of ghost writers never see the light of day.


Zimson2015-03-04 18:38:05
I meant light of day lol :D

I've listened it through now. This is completely out of the box for him. I guess the industry will change vastly in the future. The market will be overrun with music producers from all kinds of genres.


... reply Replies: 1 || 2015-03-04 17:29:21
I love both hans orchestral and electronic scores, but I must say, this is not really my piece of cake. There are some moments where the typical hans harmonies can be heard and those are pretty awesome, and the soft tracks are nice, but some tracks are just dance beats...I hope there's some nice unreleased music in the movie, not heard on the ost.

Does anyone else feel like this about the score?


T-Mann0362015-03-04 17:44:19
Not entirely... but it's YOUR opinion that counts.

MacArthur reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-04 16:54:02
Okay this music sounds Awesome.

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