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The score is already on itunes.This score... so many mixed emotions. Does it work for the film? Heck yeah. Does it improve the film? So much so. Did Hans do what he set out to do? Totally. Is it an award winning masterpiece? Um, not so fast.<br><br>Dunkirk, while super effective within the context of the film (I wouldn’t change a thing about it), I must admit, it doesn’t have nearly the same effect as a stand-alone listen. It’s literally the same textures and notes over and over again, just slightly rising and falling in pitch and tempo. Does that make it “award” worthy? I’m not sure. If based solely on the film, you betcha. If based purely on the music itself, I don’t think so. That’s where Interstellar succeeds so far and away over Dunkirk. As a pure listening experience, Interstellar is interesting, multi-layered and emotional. Whereas Dunkirk is just flat, void of any sort of feeling or “actual” music (again, works IN the film). It’s glorified sound FX (save for the end, which, no doubt, is in large part to Ben).<br><br>Hmm... I’ve never had a score tear me apart more than this one. I both love it and hate it. Maybe it did it’s job... lol.<br><br>Excuse me while I go listen to No Time for Caution yet again.I think most of us agree that he should've won for Interstellar but I think Dunkirk deserves it too. The work Hans and the music department did on this movie is just incredible. Must've been a lot of hard work. <br>An award is an award, Hans' 2nd Oscar is long overdue so I'd be glad to see him win. But it would be weird to see him win for THAT score, after all the greatnesses of the past 20 years. Same thing with Morricone who won his only Oscar for his very light and insignificant work on Hateful Eight. Good for the man, good for the fans, but doesn't really make sense. But have Oscars ever made sense? :-phaha hybrid :D made my day
Hybrid, yes!wow man, hybrid. this isn't right from you. actually really embarrasing and an absolute no-go from a staff/member of this site to write such a comment. even if it's a joke, this is a shame and sad.I was a bit over the line, I admit. I should have made it clearer that all of that "hottest shit in town" bit was meant purely as a part of my personal opinion regarding his output. I never saw or read any interviews with him. <br><br>I also know about his wife, of course... but I guess I'm just too cynical to accept it as an all-encompasing excuse while seeing such massive fanbase clamoring for his new music. I don't know, I admittedly feel a bit bad about what I'm saying myself. I AM an asshole, sure, but only to an extent. <br><br>I think that saying "he is writing scores that he feels comfortable with" and "living his life however he wants", albeit understandable, is still ignoring the fact that he is an artist with a fanbase. We are living in a time when film composers are slowly getting a mainstream recognition as a type of musicians comparable to bands or singers. And that creates a certain responsibility towards that fanbase. An artist doesn't have to fulfill it, sure, but he should at the very least acknowledge and address it.<br><br>Which brings to mind an image of Hans going on a massive tour whilst giving zero fucks about the CD presentation of his scores, but I digress.<br><br>I wouldn't dare giving Powell advices about how to deal with a pain of the loved one's loss. But on the other hand, I strongly believe in artist's responsibility towards the fans. <br><br>For example, that's why I would kick everybody saying "GRRM is not your bitch" right in the goddamn nuts.Now I have ONE true reason to want this score to win !<br><br>PEACE ! lolI stand corrected. Though it's still possible that the score is a combination of live orchestra and samples, a lot of RCP music does that.
Ds beat me to a few of the points I was going to make, so thanks. :) I'll try to keep this brief, but it won't be.<br><br>Macejko, the only part of your statement that I would 100%, strongly, absolutely disagree with is the "pretentious douche" part. When has he ever "acted like the hottest shit in town"? Do we have any record of him actually refusing assignments? I mean, clearly his output has slowed down since 2012, but why do you act like he's doing that because he thinks he's better than everyone else? I don't see that as pretentious. Especially not given what we know about his personal circumstances. For all we know his decision to take on less work was caused by the knowledge that his wife was sick and wanting to spend as much time with her and with their son as he could. You really still want to call him pretentious?<br><br>Now, what I do agree with is the impression that Powell is no longer really developing as an artist. He's found his niche and is writing scores that he feels comfortable with, but I haven't been "surprised" by anything he's written since probably 2010 or 2011. Is that a problem? Well, depends on what your priorities are. I don't rate innovation as highly as I do music that speaks to me on an emotional level, that I love listening to and want to hear over and over again. And with scores like Pan and HTTYD2 Powell has definitely provided that, while Hans Zimmer for all of the "pushing the envelope" and "breaking boundaries" he's done (or claimed to have done) in the last 7, 8 years has in the process left behind many of the things that made me love his music in the first place. He's written some fine and certainly interesting scores in those years (and some I never want to hear again), but I'd throw out every single one of them to hear another At World's End or King Arthur, just a big old epic larger-than-life fun time that cares more about entertaining you than trying to musically divide by zero or whatever. But now I'm turning this into a Powell vs. Zimmer argument which was never really my intention. :p<br><br>At the same time I can't pretend that it doesn't hurt to see how much Powell has slowed down. I mean his run of form from 2003-2011 is the stuff of legend, 3-4 scores a year in all sorts of different genres, all of it quality stuff. He was pretty much hitting the sweet spot: innovating, developing his style, trying out new things but not sacrificing his voice or the accessibility of his music. If he were to keep up that trajectory for a career spanning several decades he'd be in contention for greatest of all time IMO. Sadly it doesn't look like that's going to happen anymore. I think it's a fair criticism to say he's dropped off, or at the very least leveled out. I just don't think it's fair to call him pretentious for doing so. The man's a human being and he has the right to live his life however he wants.But you know he never said he has nothing to prove. I don't think he even think such a thing, actually he seems like a very humble and nice guy, much like Hans. I just tell you this based on all the great things he did in many genres throughout his career.<br><br>I guess he just want to write music he likes and the way he likes it. Many producers/directors want something more restrained for their movies, that's ok, they can get someone else. If you can afford doing what you like for a living, why the hell would you accept jobs you don't like?<br><br>And SW isn't about "creativity", it's just about this kind of busy orchestral music with lots of frenetic parts which Powell seems to really like these days.If only every annoying film music fan would be so willing to take his own life as this one...If this nominated for golden globe or even Oscar and win the title I'll kill my self.<br><br>This score is nothing compared to interstellar or even to POTC 3.The moment an artist thinks he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead. <br><br>Also, thinking that only animation and Star Wars provide a field for any kind of innovation and experimentation is just ludicrous beyond words, Ds. SW especially is the most musically restricted franchise on the planet.
Fair point. Just look at what Balfe did this year, Lego Batman, Churchill, Genius, The Crown, Geostorm... and all are somewhat different in tone. He was on fire this year for sure.Here is another comparison which to me seems more relevant than yours :<br>Lorne is doing a lot of projects and getting better and better in various styles.<br>And Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity. I'm not saying he doesn't evolve, but at this rate he will need 3 lifes to catch up on Balfe's current level.<br><br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres and is now able to write the music he likes most : crazy orchestral pieces where nothing is forbidden. Today, only animated movies allow this style of scores to exist. And also Star Wars :-pEdmund wrong again !!!!!balfe posted some photos of the recording sessions for the crown^ lol. Harsh, but he’s not wrong. Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion.I must admit I'm starting to think of Powell as sort of a pretentious douche. All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him, and when he finally descends from his golden throne and graces us peasants with a new score for his beloved kiddie animated genre, even then he doesn't handle the majority of the score himself.<br>This might be a fun score, I'm sure it's gonna be, but I'm also pretty sure that it's going to sound like every other Powell score from the last 6 or so years. 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. Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better.
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeMax ArujSteffen Thum
Composer : Main ThemeComposerAdditional MusicAdditional Music
Genius (TV Series) (EP)
Label: Milan Records
Length: 17'43
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  1. Genius - Hans Zimmer (0:51)
  2. Proving The Theory (1:40)
  3. Forbidden Love (3:05)
  4. Nobel Prize (1:30)
  5. Everything Is Connected (1:09)
  6. Natural Order (1:14)
  7. The Talk Of The Town (1:44)
  8. Time And Space (1:37)
  9. Partita 1 "Double", for Solo Violin BWV 1002 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1:01)
  10. Adagio In E Major (for Violin & Orchestra) K.261 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1:23)
  11. Wiegenlied (Lullaby) K.350 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1:01)
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Manulder reply Replies: 7 || 2017-06-10 19:45:07
Full OST June 23rd ! :-)


JT2017-06-10 23:11:31
If the album is as good as the EP I can not wait . Balfe's music has been faultess this year . Lego Batman was fantastic as well Churchill but this is sounding very interesting


AntoMia2017-06-20 22:52:25
This has to be the best music for a tv show in a long time . Ron Howard should work with balfe more


PMorris2017-06-21 08:58:46
Watched the last episode last night and can't wait for the soundtrack . The music. Was great and cool sounding also


Tomo2017-06-21 09:39:38
Love this score . 10/10


Musicboy2017-06-21 14:30:57
Just heard everything is connected and had to buy the EP . Can't wait for the album. Really great music


Music fan2017-06-21 23:07:35
I'm not normally a fan of Tv scores but this is fantastic . It beats anything recently even for films!!!!!!! Love this score


Mikel2017-06-22 11:34:22
Great music

Mike78 reply Replies: 1 || 2017-06-10 14:36:18
Any news yet of a release date ? Loved the EP and Lorne music's was fantastic in the show . Looking forward to it


Meissol2017-06-10 15:05:00
Hans and Lorne are fantastic together . I do wish they would write more

Kalman reply Replies: 5 || 2017-05-29 18:10:26
It says at filmmusicreporter.com that Milan will release the full score album in the next few weeks.

However it is not quite clear whether it will be a CD or download only.


Response Man2017-05-30 11:31:51
Great! I was really considering whether or not to buy this EP, but now that a full release is going to come out, I'll wait until then. Really enjoying this sound, from what we've been able to listen to so far.


Dieter 2017-05-30 16:28:02
The album has a different listing than the EP. I bought the EP and really like it


Akios2017-05-31 00:11:16
Really enjoying the show and he EP was wonderful music . Lorne's music is amazing and not what I would expect .


JBSO992017-06-03 11:27:20
I have read they have planned to releasing the score in CD the 28th of July. Can someone confirm this? I cannot wait for it!


JBSO992017-06-03 11:35:33
to release*

JJ reply Replies: 1 || 2017-05-25 01:23:55
I discovered today that Lorne will be scoring/has scored the upcoming movie 'Churchill' Awesome stuff!


Manulder2017-06-02 17:55:25
Soundtrack is available today digital only

Peters reply Replies: 2 || 2017-05-23 19:42:18
Any news what Oats is ??? And is Zimmer doing it also


Gustavo2017-05-24 02:06:03
It seems to be a feature film I think but why not work with Zimmer again ?


Andreas2017-05-24 02:16:38
I loved Chappie . Why didn't he worked with the other composers from the film ?

JJ reply Replies: 3 || 2017-05-22 09:19:27
Lorne just announced something on Facebook. Any idea of what it could be?


Michael772017-05-22 13:26:57
It looks like Neill Bloomkamps new project ? Excellent news I think



Deateix2017-05-23 14:22:34
Wonder why he isn't working with the team from the music team from
Chappie ???


Michale2017-05-23 15:53:35
Anything with bloomcamp will be amazing and Lorne's music

... reply Replies: 7 || 2017-05-20 10:07:42
Lorne is going to score CARS 3! :O :O


Iamtommie2017-05-20 10:26:07
I don't know where you got that from but on June 6 a score by Randy Newman is released.


...2017-05-20 12:03:15
Well IMDb says, Randy is listed just as "original score composed by" and then there is Music by Lorne...


Macejko2017-05-20 14:00:24
That makes precisely zero sense.


Hybrid Soldier2017-05-20 14:38:50
Wrong info !


mpolonest123 2017-05-20 14:46:14
Just imagine a Cars film that sounded like Rush!


Edmund Meinerts2017-05-21 21:46:11
LOL, I know Lorne is everywhere but this would be just ridiculous :p


Farrier2017-05-22 02:55:31
Pixar going Remote Control for deal? Really? LOL.

Raife reply Replies: 0 || 2017-05-21 14:06:40
Goto watch the series this weekend and it's really great and Balfe's score is some of the best and interesting TV music in a long time. Beautiful and emotional

MB reply Replies: 9 || 2017-05-07 17:34:33
Guys, whats wrong with you? "Time and space" is an usual track, nothing special or extraordinary. "masterpiece" ??? WTF? It seems to me like you never hear the any music. NEVER. But in general score is good. 4 of 5 IMHO. Don't overestimate that music )))


AndrewL2017-05-07 17:56:22
Seems like MB's taste in music , is as bad as his English ! Excellent score , I think , and looking forward to the full album release .


Ando2017-05-07 17:56:51
Agree! Great score .


Mike2017-05-07 18:13:56
The music is an interesting blend of electronic and orchestra . A bit Frost Nixon?


MB2017-05-07 18:17:56
That score is very good, but track Time and space is nothing special. Thats all. (You don't know anything about my taste in music and me)).


Edmund Meinerts2017-05-07 19:38:33
No need to sling insults when MB is just being reasonable (you're going to jump down his throat for giving it a 4 out of 5?). I too think the lavish praise being slung at this one is pretty overblown, especially considering all we've heard of it so far is a small highlights reel.


MB2017-05-07 20:34:29
Thanks, Edmund) I love this site, but sometimes people in there are very assault.


Everan2017-05-08 03:47:38
If you think people can get agressive here, you haven't gone to Film Music Reporter.
Yeah, the track's fine, sounds nice, nothing too exciting but nice. If people love it, cool but if someone else doesn't, then cool too.


Michael 2017-05-08 07:36:53
Forbidden Love is the best track I think and it's generally a great soundtrack so far. Very different sounding and not RCP usual .


Andreas2017-05-13 18:18:54
Another new clip of the soundtrack got release today. The music gets better
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=5rQD1TW4csI

38AndrewMusic reply Replies: 2 || 2017-05-05 11:13:47
Time and Space is a masterpiece haven't seen the show yet though but digging the mixture of synths and the orchestra


michaelfilm792017-05-07 11:20:45
Agreed it's a great soundtrack . Interesting idea releasing the EP. Hybrid - do you know when the album is released and also what else he is working on ?


Hybrid Soldier2017-05-07 12:07:34
The score will come out when Lorne will be done. He's still scoring the show ! A couple of episodes left for him to score.

He's also starting working on Season 2 of The Crown with RGW, on a real "composer" role this time, on Season 1 he just helped out.

Andreas76 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-05-04 11:53:19
Lorne's music for this show is amazing . Loving the electronic and orchestra playing together

Jack Afrogarrix 2017 reply Replies: 3 || 2017-04-28 03:39:14
Lorne Makes A Good Score And The Music Is very beautiful Also With Main Theme By Hans Zimmer.


PetersMusic2017-04-28 09:48:17
It really is great and hints of Frost Nixon . Apparently there will be a proper score release at the end of the series and this is just an EP


Peter2017-04-28 22:25:33
Just bought the score and it's really good lorne has outdone himself again.and i thought was the best score score of the year !!! Wrong - genius is for sur


musicfanAP2017-04-29 05:17:01
really loved this music and Time and Space is soooooo good. I have it on loop

Ahmad reply Replies: 1 || 2017-04-26 20:17:08
That synth in the main theme! I didn't expect that. It's really good.

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Andrew762017-04-28 02:44:02
Another clip was released and it's pretty good . Haven't seen the show yet but the score so far is sounding different and cool

BrianP reply Replies: 1 || 2017-04-26 07:13:54
First episode was really good . Lorne's score is amazing and totally different . Looking forward to this score release .


Anonymous2017-04-26 12:09:25
Beautiful music

... reply Replies: 2 || 2017-04-24 22:18:05
I have a question and I would love if somebody can answer it - What such an assistant of composer is doing? Is he just making coffee or actually making music? I am really curious, I know that Lorne was assistant too!


Michael2017-04-25 00:03:49
I asked this before to lorne on Facebook . He said the roles can mean different things . Some composers assistants help with running the office . Some deal with making sure the music works to the latest cut of film . Some arrange
And orchestrate also . Means varied tasks .


...2017-04-25 13:32:44
I see, thank you for answer!

MarkO reply Replies: 0 || 2017-04-25 05:44:15
Sounds excellent . Balfe has really found a unique voice now . I have listened to the YouTube link for the album constantly

peter reply Replies: 0 || 2017-04-23 19:10:09
Will be there a CD release?

Moi Moche et Cristine Boutin reply Replies: 0 || 2017-04-23 15:40:43
Sounds like a Lex Luthor Suite, very nice :D

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 2 || 2017-04-22 23:18:32
Extracts added. This release is just a short EP, the score is not even completed yet, so a proper release will happen when the series is done ! :)


MonoMusic2017-04-23 06:11:56
Excellent. Always great when they work together .


Manulder2017-04-23 10:30:22
Forbidden Love is Great...

... reply Replies: 2 || 2017-04-22 17:33:03
Hybrid, do you know if this game music is by Hans and Lorne?
https://soundcloud.com/tencent-gameaudio/sets/honor-of-kings -gang-best-original-soundtrack-album

https://soundcloud.com/tencent-gameaudio/sets/ngame-music

It says it is by Hans and Lorne, but confirmation would be great!


Hybrid Soldier2017-04-22 17:41:41
Yes it is !


Ds2017-04-22 22:45:29
What is this?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 4 || 2017-04-22 06:21:11
Coming soon !


peter2017-04-22 09:26:51
Finally! I hope they won´t cancell it :D


Hale2017-04-22 12:06:12
The title of the main theme really fits with the composer :)


Hale2017-04-22 12:06:13
The title of the main theme really fits with the composer :)


Dimitris Krommidas2017-04-22 20:18:07
Great!

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