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;)I'm guessing, based on the credits, that Williams worked on "Dice and Roll" directly?He is.i don't doubt it, he and the director are good frineds and fans of each other, also they worked together on Annabelle so I'm willing to bet money he's the composer which is AWESOMEWallfisch just Retweeted the Shazam! trailer. Does that mean he is scoring it then? Hybrid can you say anything about this?
On Millers water planet, those ticking noises happen every 1.25 seconds. Each tick you hear is a while day passing on Earth.@MikeOTM<br>Youíre absolutely right. Powell did an awesome job of staying within the musical sandbox of the SW musical universe but also was able to bring something fresh and original to the overall sound, something Star Wars really needs right now.Sweet. I've gotta say, this score surprised me in a good way. I've always loved Powell, but if you told me two years ago he'd write a Star Wars score, I'd have been hesitant about it. But Solo is really, really solid, even without the John Williams main theme. In fact, I like what Powell does with the JW theme better than the theme as JW wrote it.Wowww so many solo Powell!His part is not in the OST release...
No Paul Mounsey credits?Credits added !
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<br>I didn't credit here JW for every arrangements of his theme & old SW themes that can be heard throughout the score.MoS, TASM2Badelt's "Solomon"?<br><br>This must be the "famous" Dark Knight reference that the "critics" are talking about.I could have sworn I had heard the Solomon theme and some of the same<br>Chords that Kraemer had used...<br>My mistake lol<br><br>And Balfe does seem like a genuinely nice person. Hell he even takes the time to put out unreleased music, not something most composers do. <br>That is exactly why I hate when people take personal jabs at composers (usually at Junkie XL for some reason). Itís fine to not like the music, everyone has different tastes, but donít criticize a composer for writing what he was asked to write.
I agree! He actually invited me to come to a recording session in London for this film, man it killed me that I couldnít afford to go. But I was so thankful he even thought to ask! Top notch guy.Say what you want about Balfe but he's a really nice guy, and always answers my questions on FB and others on twitter.I believe him as I didn't hear anything from Kraemer.I asked Balfe on Facebook if he used any of Kraemers theme and he said noI Know, Hybrid, just sayin' that i a fan of Benjamin Wallfisch's music Scores since lights Out to Blade Runner 2049 and i say this is another excelent Work from Wallfisch
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Geostorm
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  4. Hong Kong Falling (3:49)
  5. Unspoken Code (3:52)
  6. Lightning Chase (5:07)
  7. Goodbye (2:09)
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Andy reply Replies: 3 || 2018-02-26 15:06:43
Are you arseholes dumb? This score sounds like the samples got molested by a bunch of alligators.

What the fuck. 20 years ago this would have had an awesome score by a David Arnold or even a Hans Zimmer. Now it sounds like my nephew did it on yuotube, except they have better samples. What the fuck. This was a 150 million film. How could Balfe make it so, so, so, so, interminaly CHEAP.



Scorefan2018-06-25 22:48:10
The answer is the way hollywood producers want the music.
First, Pinar Toprak was the chosen one to score the film. After, with the film in a mess, Jerry Bruckheimer came to add more money and Danny Canon to reshot the film. Bruckheimer is a RCP fan, so, he rejected Pinar and Lorne came to score. The product is a score like in the old days of MV. Not bad or epic, just a good and enjoyable score.


MirisMusic2018-06-25 23:44:55
Andy - you are stupid

Scorefan- from what I have heard from those connected to the project , the Warner Brothers wanted the score replaced .Many test screenings occurred and the music was an issue .Balfe has always been a reliable composer to bring in and fix scores.From all accounts Balfes score was a massive improvement.


Carlos2018-06-26 09:03:10
Your nephew must be doing well then Andy !

Andy reply Replies: 30 || 2017-10-19 23:02:53
Yes ! Now this is ACTION MUSIC . Not just loud drums or Baaaaaaams!!!


JBSO992017-10-20 09:45:49
Well, there is a bit of BAAAAM in some tracks, see Lightning Chase, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing in action music if it's not overused.
I like this score but the people in this page I think they overreact a little woth every Balfe score. I mean, they're great, but I don't think all of them are the best score of the year. It also looks like most of this people does not listen many score apart from RCP scores.


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-20 13:25:14
I couldn't agree with you more JBSO99. I don't know what's up this year because a ton of Balfe fanboys seem to have crawled out of the woodwork. He's having a very solid year but people are acting like every score he puts out is a masterpiece or something, which...nah.


Mike2017-10-20 13:41:47
Your right Edmund ..... how dare we take about any other composer apart from Zimmer or John Powell! Thankfully your point of view is in the minority. There is obviously a reason why he is one of the busiest composers . Geostorm isnít original BUT itís great music and I like it at least


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-20 13:57:15
I like it too but I don't understand why this thread is full of slobbering fanboys while nobody is talking about, say, Kingsman 2 which is just as good. I don't want to stop anyone talking about his music but did we really need every day this year for someone to go "oh my god I can't wait for Lorne to release another unreleased cue from Ghost in the Shell"? It doesn't contribute anything meaningful and makes this site look even more like a YouTube comments section than it already does.


Waymann2017-10-20 15:04:50
I agree, I'm shocked no one is talking about how great Ramin Djawadi's score is for The Mountain Between Us. Much better than this new Lorne Balfe score, I'm mean really, this Geostorm score is just a constant reminder to other scores from RCP from the past. Nothing original here. Only the track May Day is memorable.


Peters2017-10-20 15:24:10
How pathietic that it bothers some ,that some of us are excited about another composers music. Get a life people. Balfe has become a great composer this year so give him a break . If you donít like it , you can find another forum


Ando2017-10-20 15:33:34
Due to Edmund getting upset !!!! Iím scared to ask about if anyone knows about The Florida Project ????


James2017-10-20 17:20:09
I do not think anyone here is hurting because another composer besides of the HZ - JP - HGW triad is being well received by the audience. Well, I agree that this behavior in any session regardless of who the composer is, is very uncomfortable. But we have to understand that each an of the RCP guys has its glory days. Balfe is conquering his. The problem is the proportions of compliments. Many people liked PoTc 5 (best RCP score of the year in my opinion, of course), for example, many also hated, the justifications were many, but the discussion was balanced. If you enter on the forum of any score of any composer you find diverse but balanced opinions, what is missing in the forums about Balfe scores is this balance. Nothing against the growth of his popularity or the reception of his scores, only the judgments that seem a little too exaggerated. It's even a little weird.


JBSO992017-10-20 17:31:04
I'm not saying that I don't like his music, because I really do, but I think there are also a lot of composers this year that have created amazing scores and they don't get the same talk. Let's mention Ramin Djawadi for The Mountain Between Us, Benjamin Wallfisch for A Cure For Wellness and It, and even outside of RCP like Giacchino with his fantastic War for the Planet of the Apes, Beltrami with The Snowman or the recent Ragnarok by Mothersbaugh (well, this does not belong in this page, so I understand why there is no talk about him).
And I repeat that I like Balfe, but not everything he does is perfect, and for example this, I don't consider it too original, because it reminds me to a lot of older scores. And for example, from Balfe I think one of the best was Churchill, and that didn't get much talk or praise neither.


LP2017-10-20 17:36:19
Just wondering, why would anyone have an issue with people who go into a Lorne Balfe soundtrack page to rave about the work of Lorne Balfe?


LP2017-10-20 17:40:33
> Waymann - Ramin did good work on A Mountain Between us. Completely atypical of his recent outputs, and showed more range. It is rooted a bit in his work on Hans' rom-com scores (i.e. The Holiday) and sounds excellent overall.


James2017-10-20 17:54:00
Anything, @LP. I myself have spent several hours of my life listening Balfe's work and, of course, commenting here.

It's okay to get on a page and say "this is the best score of all ages" or "this is the worst shit I've ever heard", as long as this behavior is restricted to a minority who has make the mistake of making this kind of comment because not listened to many jobs of the same composer or of other composers or who do not respect his efforts to carry out the work.



...2017-10-20 18:28:30
Everybody is free to love whatever music they want, but I agree that the Balfe praise is a bit over the top. I mean I saw a comment that said that all of Balfe's scores from 2017 were the best of their genre which I think is over the top. I mean nothing against Balfe, he's a very good composer, but I just don't think he deserves all that praise about him being the best.


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-20 18:39:01
This is already a much more interesting conversation than all the blind praise that was being spilled earlier. Thanks guys! :D


Miguel 2017-10-20 19:23:49
If you have an issue with Balfe simply donít click on Geostorm etc! Just ignore it . God knows why Edmund gets so upset !!!! You donít have to read the posts


GavFilmmusic2017-10-20 19:34:25
Have to agree because if you havenít an interest in Lorneís work then just donít goto his films topics ! Either way I like the suite here good old school MV


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-20 19:59:27
I'm not upset, nor am I disinterested in Balfe's work. Don't get me wrong. I welcome any and all discussion! But there's a difference between "discussion" and "blind fanboy gushing", and I've seen way more of the latter here this year than the former.


Ds2017-10-20 23:48:59
I think we all agree, Lorne Balfe is getting better and better, he's working at the speed of light and handles many different genres. Plus, he seems to be a very cool person. I'm really happy he got there, and I believe he'll be getting some major movies in the next few years (Terminator Genysis, Geostorm & Ghost in the Shell don't count, they were predicted failures undergoing a damage control process).

But anyway, I think his best solo score is still Home.


James2017-10-21 00:10:14
Yep. He will be in Nightwing's next solo movie


rockhound2017-10-21 07:57:55
hybrid created a very good suite from this movie, also because he left out the more uninteresting action stuff. the whole score is not original, but the themes are great because they transport emotions and excitement. the quiter parts are also very nice. im sure the actionmusic is very functional in the movie, but as a stand alone listening experience it is not very convincing. too much electronics which make too much noise. when the themes kick in, it sounds good, but a better mix of orchestra and electronics would have helped. sadly you won't find a second "Burn around the moon" or "Goodbye/Landing" from Armageddon in this score.


Macejko2017-10-22 13:11:39
I find all of this extremely strange. Just about two years ago people were almost universally hating on Lorne every time he became attached to a new project. And now? Orgasms everywhere. I mean, I liked Lego Batman as much as the next guy, and I adore Beyond: Two Souls. But such a blind praise for Geostorm, of all scores? It is, in my opinion, pretty mediocre and overall forgettable. Could this be a PR campaign for that piece of shit movie nobody wants to see?


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-22 14:36:48
That's pretty funny to hear "blind praise" from you, considering how much you think Ramin reinvented powder after every single note of music he wrote ! ;) lol


Macejko2017-10-22 15:10:56
Now that was just a low-hanging fruit, Hybrid :P :D


Bibi2017-10-22 21:21:19
Another dropmic from Hybrid !


james2017-10-22 21:57:13
Well... Waymann and LP are The only ones to refer to Djwadi...

And yet no one shouted:

"Amazing!" "Revolutionary!" "I can die tomorrow, my life is complete!"



SPECTER2017-10-28 04:54:52
Lorne is good composer but a lot of his solo stuff to me sounds average. He is missing that little touch of HZ magic


PeterM2017-10-28 11:21:20
You think Churchil sounded average ?


Andreas2017-10-28 17:32:10
Average !!!!!!! Genius is defiantly not average and what about Ghost in The Shell.a truly amazing score


Ian2017-10-28 21:15:07
I'm with SPECTER - Lorne is undoubtably competent, but man does a lot of his solo stuff sound generic and use extremely similar mannerisms and structure from score to score. Admittedly Zimmer does this too, especially recently, but Zimmer's best scores are among the best scores ever, while Lorne's best scores are simply very good.


Miguel2017-10-28 22:17:27
I donít think anyone is comparing Balfe to Zimmer . Zimmer is best in the world but Balfe has many years to improve .also if Balfe wasnít any good then why does Zimmer still have him help out ?????

stevefilm reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-27 11:37:30
Not the best film!!!!!BUT the score is so good.after hearing this I want to hear what balfe would do with a big DC movie


Stevemusic2017-10-27 16:23:30
Loving the score more than the film.balfe needs to get better films than this !


Mich2017-10-27 23:24:03
it canít beat Lego Batman but pretty close

Bolidzar reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-26 15:01:22
Uh... why is the cover of Inception up there?


Zoldar2017-10-27 04:33:12
Dreadful isn't it?

Scorefan reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-25 20:09:23
Saw the movie yesterday, and it was exciting, just like to see a new king of Armageddon film, nothing like Roland Emmerich 2012 and the day after tomorrow. The score was superb. It has de classic Media Ventures/Remote Control tune, and i hear some references to Trevor Rabin's score like Armageddon, Deep BLue and National Treasure.
By the way, not Danny Cannon and Jerry Bruckheimer had credits on the film. Why is that?


Peter882017-10-25 22:10:49
Loved the film and score even though it has bad reviews. The end music was amazing


rockhound2017-10-25 23:37:53
i guess they got no credit, because nobody shall know, that the production was in big trouble. but lorne thanks both in the album credits, so they were involved for sure.

Sandor reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-23 13:51:37
Saw the movie over the weekend.The music was the best thing about the movie.not the best but the score made it 1000 times better for sure

badbu reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-20 11:45:28
Great Score from Lorne :-)

Iamtommie reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-20 10:28:48
12 Strong. A movie about The Hirse Soldierz after 9-11.
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614 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-19 02:32:53
Okay. I'm on the Lorne Balfe bandwagon now. I don't care if this movie is trash, this is a great listening experience, which is sometimes difficult to find in a score these days.

SPECTER reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-18 01:09:43
can anybody recommend the absolute best themes on this score to me please!


james2017-10-18 01:51:52
Listen all the score and make the list yourself with the best moments for you, guy! Lol


Anton2017-10-18 08:37:11
Just listen to all of it !!!! Itís a great classic soundtrack with cool electronics and great tunes- balfe is the top


Mikey2017-10-18 19:11:42
$$$$$$ the soundtrack is FANTASTIC

Andreas reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-17 10:27:07
Saw the film last night and the music score was really good . Big and epic . It is how more scores should


PeterM2017-10-17 17:48:53
Balfe is doing a Reddit interview in 2 hours time . Hopefully we can get to the bottom of Why he replaced Pinar and Clint Mansell on Ghost in The Shell

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-14 08:02:46
This is ultimately Lorne's best soundtrack since Modern Warfare 2!


Peter812017-10-14 08:15:11
Have to agree - Balfeís Best


Mikos2017-10-14 09:00:25
The music is inspirational and epic


Pk2017-10-15 23:38:58
include the bible and i agree

MichaelP reply Replies: 5 || 2017-10-15 13:04:37
Defiantly the best action score his year


Andreas2017-10-15 13:45:15
New to this web site and came across it because of this score .can not wait to actually watch the movie but for the moment the score is the best


Will2017-10-15 13:48:54
Have had the album on constantly all weekend and itís the best


dessagstdunicht2017-10-15 17:14:49
The Best Action Score of the Year??? Please hear more Score!


PeterFilm2017-10-15 20:31:28
It really is an excellent soundtrack with cool action and big epic tunes .


andy2017-10-15 22:03:47
Balfe is with all this year.
Best tv score of the year: Genius
Best movie score of the year: Lego Batman
Best action score of the year: Geostorm
Best drama score of the year: Churchill
And best scifi score: Ghost in the shell
2017 has been a hell of a year for him

Der-Profl reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-14 13:09:22
I can't help myself, but whenever I hear this score, I feel this little Inception vibe. Is it just me?

Also, my favorite track is "Hong Kong Falling". It's so cool how the action part ends.


Paul2017-10-14 17:36:31
Balfe did write a lot on Inception and produced it so that makes sense . Looking forward to the film next week - the soundtrack is very enjoyable and classic


Andyfilmmusis2017-10-14 22:30:21
Yes yes yes yes

Meta reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-14 16:28:02
Reminds me of Armageddon...

Must be the source Material that's interfering.

AndrewS reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-13 09:40:09
This soundtrack is is exactly why I love filmscores - fun, action and beautiful epic melodies . The best yet from Balfe


Miguel2017-10-13 17:29:23
Brilliant !!!!! Now I want to see the movie

GP1995 reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-10 03:00:31
Wow Lorne has had one heck of a year with Lego Batman, Churchill, Genius, and now this? He's one guy I'd pay a thousand bucks just to spend a day chatting with


Filmboy2017-10-10 08:07:48
I would pay 10 thousand bucks to spend a day chatting with him !!!!!!This suite sounds like CLASSIC Jerry Bruckheimer


MrZimmerFan2017-10-10 12:52:19
Confirmed by Lorne: This Friday, digital download


Waymann2017-10-13 09:03:01
The first half of "President Meeting" sounds like a slowed down version of that track they made for the Zatlan Volvo advert.

JBSO99 reply Replies: 11 || 2017-10-11 07:13:31
On official preview video of the score has been posted in Water Tower Music YouTube channel. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/U8T9_XVkesQ


Kravos2017-10-12 00:07:59
Great to hear BIG themes back again in films. Love this suite


Waymann2017-10-12 08:33:29
It's like themes have been gone for ages?? There is much more out there than what RCP puts out you know.


rockhound2017-10-12 09:36:12
in this kind of movies, you haven't heard strong themes for many years. the last desaster movies with lots of strong themes were Armageddon and Deep Impact.


Iamtommie2017-10-12 11:41:43
Maybe not in dksaster movies, but if you are talking about BiG themes again in filmmusic.
If you listen to a few scores of Michael Giacchino, there are enoigh themes in there


Kravos2017-10-12 13:52:05
I ment themes you can actually remember !!!


Iamtommie2017-10-12 17:00:11
Like?


MrZimmerFan2017-10-12 18:05:37
If we speaked of Giacchino, there is a plenty: John Carter's theme, Jyn Erso's theme, Krennic's theme, Vulture's theme, Tomorrowland Main Theme...

Even Speed Racer (one of my favorites)


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-12 19:01:50
Giacchino talk ?



You guys stop right there... lol


James2017-10-12 21:45:48
There are so many greats musical voices besides Zimmer, your pupils and Giacchino. This conversation turns out to be shamefull. Come on! Open yours minds and ears!


james2017-10-12 21:46:45
Shameful*


Kingfannypack2017-10-13 07:20:21
And if we are talking about Giacchino, the entire Jurassic World score- that is a great score that used alot of original themes. It had callbacks to John Williams' contribution but stood on its own very well- especially the suite!

Bibi reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-12 23:07:37
Well it's available and it's really good ! I'm not fan of Lorne but this is an old-fashioned score as I love them. I want to see the movie now :)

George reply Replies: 7 || 2017-10-08 21:43:46
Hybrid, random question.. do you think this music represents a trend of Hollywood wanting more thematic music once again rather than soundscapes? We had some good melodic scores this year like LEGO Batman, Wonder Woman, Pirates 5, TF5, etc.. and then this. And was just wondering if you think we can start expecting this to become the norm once again?


Waymann2017-10-09 08:52:19
I don't think they are a norm again. It just depends on what's best for the movie. It's not like composers think like hmm let's make a thematic score when the movie doesn't need one.


...2017-10-09 10:00:51
Composers in general probably find it more rewarding to write melodic thematic music, unless you're someone like Trent Raznor... but whatever is good for the film is the composer's job.


AP19802017-10-09 12:36:13
Finally some melodies !!!!! The tracks sound fantastic .


Waymann2017-10-09 14:11:13
I have to say this sounds like 52 minutes of epic fun. But nothing really sticks in the end. Read on twitter this is going to be released this friday digitally.


James2017-10-09 16:41:36
Nah!

1. This is a Bruckheimer movie, just like Potc5. Then it will sound like the old MV scores.
2. Transformers is a Bay movie, which makes it a twin movie to those produced by Brckheimer. Soon...

3. RGW has adopted the old MV sound as their "personal style" for years.

Conclusion: There is nothing new under the sun.


Andrew2017-10-09 18:45:58
The music tracks so really great and strong melodies . Really loved Balfe's Ghost In the Shell but this beats it . Big epic themes -LOVE IT


Miklos2017-10-09 20:06:54
Classic

Frank reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-09 07:42:41
Seems like Lorne is posting about The Florida Project on Twitter recently and on IMDb it shows he's the composer. I watched the film in New York Film Festival and it doesn't have a score except at the end scene. So did Lorne write that part for the film? I didn't remember see his name during the end credits but I might miss it.

Bibi reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-08 23:32:14
Thanks for the suite, Hybrid, I love it !


james2017-10-09 01:10:37
"The contender theme" aka "Thor theme" in 3:45!


Jake2017-10-09 02:28:17
I noticed that too. Clearly was temped with that, but he did a decent job at making it unique-ish

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-08 19:20:00
This is really taking me back to that classic MV sound, albeit with better production. It's like a mix of Armageddon/Transformers with a tiny dash of Mark Mancina.

JamesT reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-08 19:07:08
@ Hybrid: SOUNDS GREAT! Thanks for making a suite!! Loving it.

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-08 16:54:40
Sorry but I can't feel it or honestly I hate it I mean the suite. for me the only melody that make me really shaking and full of adrenaline is "seglass Ni Tonday" by Steve jablonsky TF 5. Zimmer this year is inconvenience &#128542; at all. May be the blue planet by him soundtrack will change my mind?!!!


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-08 16:58:28
What has HZ to do with this score... ?


rockhound2017-10-08 18:09:46
thanks for suite hybrid. the music sounds very entertaining and makes me want to see the movie. i love the theme that starts around 3:57. and the theme at the end of the suite sounds a bit like the ALL SPARK theme from Transformers. also great. cant wait for the score.

Bou reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-08 18:02:28
F... me! sounds like an awesome old-school MV score with bunch of heroic motifs!
I dig it!

superultramegaa reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-08 16:20:20
Well the suite alone is a lot more interesting to me than most Balfe scores, but it still has too many Zimmer vibes to me. It sounds like a combination of Gladiator and MCU scores with a very hard to identify melody.

Phil reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-08 13:12:41
thanks for the suite
Appreciate it

Lynk reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-08 11:13:20
The color palette of the cover is very similar to that of Inception.


JBSO992017-10-08 12:36:49
That's what I tought when I saw it first. In fact I tought this was the Inception page but then I realized it was too similar!

PS: Hybrid, the suite sounds amazing. It reminds me a bit of fantastic scores like At World's End, The Last Samurai and even the first Transformers. It looks like it's going to be great

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