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Really liked this score, and the movie wasn't as bad as people claim as well... Benjamin Wallfisch does some very nice stuff, his horror scores are always on point like It 1 & 2, Annabelle: Creation, A Cure for Wellness...<br><br>I know he's gonna deliver it with Mortal Kombat even if the movie isn't that good. But kind of a bummer that his next scheduled project comes out in 2021 LOL'Cause maybe the expected all the cues from the sessionsI like this music!The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s musici can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!
Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....Some of the action bits, yeah......This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.Some cues sound like Speed 2Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lol
This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me knowThe clips are on his Facebook page.2/5 stars? Why are people hating on this?Me too
Excited!!!God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)"It's good shit lieutenant" The principle is based on Thomas Newman's Bond.  "Take back what's ours" and "the truth" is Ad astrahonnestly, I do get why people refer to MW2, but to be honest, it's not the same.  With the amount of time I heard that score, I can say that it uses the same drums, and a pattern that is quite similar to the one used in MW2, but it is not a copy/paste.  It's no different to me than Junkie XL re-using the same pattern of drum in all of his recent scores since Mad Max.  When it comes from the same composer, I guess it's normal to have works that parts that similar from a score to another.  Just think of John Murphy who re-use his powerful theme from Sunshine in a lot of his scores (28 weeks later, kick-ass, etc).   <br><br>Actually I'm quite glad he re-used the themes from Mancina as that was, to me at least, a big miss for BB2 even though Rabin and Jablonsky did a great job.  It's like doing a James Bond movie without the Bond theme.  It might be good, but it miss the little something that gel everything together. ;)  I really like what Lorne did on this one.  Even though he re-used the theme, he made them his own, in a similar way he did with MI Fallout, while sometime paying homage to the original ones. ;)  My 2 cents.
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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: 8 || 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


Balfe 2018-02-23 14:55:38
AntoMia - or Balfe's assistant - stop making silly comments. If this is the best music to a TV show in ages, you haven't watched any tv shows

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

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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.


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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