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So I've finally decided to give this a listen today, and it was a lot of fun! The general quirkiness, source cues that actually benefit the score, and one of the best themes that I've heard from Zimmer in Moriarty certainly make this one a keeper. A lot of people barp on the OST, but it certainly made me interested to hear the music in a better form. I'll probably have to listen to it again before forming a definitive opinion, but as is, it managed to actually live up to the hype.Music By Harry Gregson-Williams<br>Additional Music By Stephanie Economou<br>Music Supervisor By Jabari AliTotally phoned in...I got nothing from this...Y'know, up until recently, I also thought Lorne was one of the least interesting RCP composer next to Junkie XL. Then I listened to Genius: Picasso (because of that one Balfe troll's recommendation interestingly enough), and now I see enormous potential in him. That is one of the most interesting television scores I've heard so far. The orchestrations and overall complexity is an enormous achievement for Lorne and shows that he can do much more than generic sample composition. <br><br>I'll probably skip this score because I have no interest in Mission Impossible, but I have a lot more interest in Balfe's career now thanks to his work on Genius: Picasso. If he continues on that level of composing, he may actually get some notoriety.Um.....guys, why are we acting like Kraemer doesn't have the skill to do a different sort of score? I'm fairly positive Jack Reacher doesn't sound anything like RN. Really, the reason he wasn't brought in was because, apparently, McQuarrie was pissed that he was overruled in how he wanted the film to sound, so be deliberately chose not to hire him this time. Purely a thing of spite. And a lot of the disappointment lies in those who normally don't pay attention to film music, which shows just how special that particular score was.<br><br>Really, I'm confident that had McQ had his way this time, and with Kraemer on board, he would've made something that did fit the new tone of the film. Composers should be able to challenge themselves to do something that is out of their comfort. Which is likely why a lot of Zimmer scores are the way they are, since he's allowed to differentiate every once and a while.<br><br>As is, with this logic, Cruise should not have hired McQ again if he wanted a different kind of movie for Fallout.
Hot take: Cruise saying that Fallout is the best score in the franchise is the equivalent of Danny Elfman saying there is only one Batman theme. Just marketing tricks to get one more excited.<br><br>Me personally, the general M:I sound isn't something I tend to get excited for, though I definitely acknowledge it's objectively well done. With M:I-2 though, while it's technically dated and incredibly cheesy, I admire it for those reasons, and is incredibly fun for me. Not to mention that the Spanish guitar is a lovely touch, and Injection is proof that there is more to Zimmer than some might think.<br><br>Balfe as a composer, to me, seems like tbe sort of guy who's told to get synth that fit the film well enough, and call it a day. Sure, there's one or two scores that go above and beyond to actually be something of note, but otherwise he's among the least interesting of the RCP bunch. Feel free to feel however you want, but that's my two cents.<br><br>It's frustrating that you have to deal with some of the touchier fans Edmund, but I'll admit that I do get a laugh everytime it happens. I love music, but I don't feel the need to get overly defensive about. I would just enjoy it and leave it like that.Meh on this one...Listening to it doesn't really do much for me. Maybe because I dont care for Cruise, or MIssion Impossible, or maybe because I already heard better from Inception and Fury Road....Even on last year's Dunkirk Hans wrote 90% of it. Unless you are born in the last few months there is plenty of music which Hans wrote and many can remember.Interstellar is barely 3 years old.SamualPF - there people go again misconstruing my comments about some of the posters here as negative comments against Balfe or his music. I didn't say anything about the score. But sure, keep pushing that agenda.<br><br>George, you make fair, well-articulated points and for what it's worth, I never included you among those who have, shall we say, aroused my suspicions. I'm looking forward to checking out the score for myself and rest assured I'll give it a fair shake when I do. I've liked plenty of Balfe scores in the past, I swear I'm not a hater! :p
None of Kraemerís music is reused! Thematic consistency says what?I actually always listen to a new score with an open mind. If I start expecting something and the score doesn't sound like it or doesn't have a certain thing in it I will always be dissappointed. If I don't expect anything and it turns out a score is a dissappointment, it's not such a big deal.<br><br>For example:<br>A lot of people wanted/expected a lot of individual hero themes in Infinity War. I didn't think it was necessary and I'm absolutely in love with the score.<br><br>And in the cause of reprising themes from 30+ different character in a score of 2 hours would have been chaos. If you're talking about LOTR and themes, that's different story. Those scores were almost all 3 or 4 hours.<br><br>But all and all. I don't think this is a better score than RN, but I don't think it's a bad score. It fits the movie, and I think that's what a score is all aboutEdmund ........<br><br>Yet again another negative comment about Balfe based on no fact . Sums you up really . The fact Tom Cruise who has produced the franchise has said he thinks is the best means something .we all get it that you donít like his music but simply contain yourself for always wanting to make pointless comments about him .<br><br>The reviews have been amazing for he filmmand Balfes scores . This may irritate you but at least watch the film and listen to the score then give a proper opinion.give it a goNo offense, Edmund, but if you havenít listened to it then donít make a judgement call on those of us that like it. Fallout in my opinion is the only really good RCP blockbuster score this year, and Iím going to voice my opinion on that. Pacific Rim, Tomb Raider, wrinkle in time, and Skyscraper have all been disappointments for me so when this surprisingly came out two weeks early, and I surprisingly liked it, then of course Iím going to ďflock overĒ and tell you all about how I feel. <br><br>Reviewers liking it is fun for those of us that like it. Tom cruise, who actually IS known to like film scores and has been to concerts for film scores (like Brian Tyler, even though Iím not crazy about him), liking it is also exciting for those of us that like this score and also for us who were excited to hear an updated RCP take on Mission Impossible. I root for all the RCP composers to succeed and create something memorable, and when others seem to like that too then Iím going to comment on it.<br><br>Whether it was Lorne Balfe, Henry Jackman, Ramin Djawadi, or Hans himself who scored this I would have been one of the first to tell you all if I liked it. And if I hated it I would also have voiced my disappointment... but simply put I was not disappointed and Iím glad that others are liking it, including reviewers and Tom Cruise.Once again, and not for the first time on this site, I can't help get the feeling that a Lorne Balfe score page is getting brigaded. Seems like every time he puts a new score out, a bunch of people flock to the page with glowingly positive comments (and brooking not even the slightest criticism), frequently from irregular users with very generic names who don't ever post in threads by other composers. And then using weak, tired arguments like "the reviewers love it" (I trust film reviewers on scores about as far as I can throw them) or "Tom Cruise said it's the best" (and since when is Cruise an authority on film scoring?) or "this is a new/modern/DARK M:I movie" (no excuse for a bad score). It feels, quite frankly, like shilling.<br><br>Disclaimer: haven't actually heard the score, I'm making no judgment on the music itself here. This is merely an observation of the posting patterns here.
Iím right there with you. I definitely think Balfe is very talented, although heís far from one of the best composers out there. Especially compared to Zimmer.<br><br>That being said, Iím not crazy about MI:2. The highlights are solid (Injection and Bare Island especially) but I find most of the score either schizophrenic or just not as developed as the scores that influence it. Sorta like how everybody loves ďThe RingĒ but I canít personally canít help but hear it as a lesser version of Hannibal.Right, which is why Iím ok with this. Look, I love the score for Rogue Nation as much as everyone else, but I still kept an open mind and was surprised that I enjoyed Fallout as much as I did, regardless of the influences.Thank you, Alex.  I appreciate it...Ohhh, nothing......Just here to remind folks what is the best M:I score. *cough*Balfe is not Zimmer*cough*<br><br>Seriously now.......Balfe seems to be turning into a film score version of Christopher Nolan. There are people who think he's the best thing since sliced bread, the next Jesus, and there are people who hate his guts. Personally, I don't mind him and I'm glad he gets to work on these big movies. But on the other hand, his score for the new MI movie is not even close to the greatness of Zimmer's MI2 score. At least in my opinion.I think most people listen to this score with a Rogue Nation kind of movie in their heads. But it's a very different kind of movie en the score works perfectly in the movie i.m.o.
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Hans ZimmerBenjamin WallfischSteven KofskyAlan Meyerson
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Blade Runner 2049
Label: Epic Records
Length: 93'22 (Score: 75'21)
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  1. 2049 (3:37)
  2. Sapperís Tree (1:36)
  3. Flight To LAPD (1:47)
  4. Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra (2:54)
  5. Rain (2:26)
  6. Wallace (5:23)
  7. Memory (2:32)
  8. Mesa (3:10)
  9. Orphanage (1:13)
  10. Furnace (3:41)
  11. Someone Lived This (3:13)
  12. Joi (3:51)
  13. Pilot (2:17)
  14. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley (4:22)
  15. Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley (3:02)
  16. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Frank Sinatra (4:24)
  17. Hijack (5:32)
  18. That's Why We Believe (3:36)
  19. Her Eyes Were Green (6:17)
  20. Sea Wall (9:52)
  21. All The Best Memories Are Hers (3:22)
  22. Tears In The Rain (2:10)
  23. Blade Runner (10:05)
  24. Almost Human - Lauren Daigle (3:22)
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Mattank16 reply Replies: 1 || 2018-07-07 23:01:24
Hi, Just found some ASCAP cues

2049
ALL THE BEST MEMORIES ARE HERS
ALL THE BEST MEMORIES ARE HERS
BIBI ADVERT MUSIC
BIBI BAR BASS
BIBI'S
BIG BAND STING
BLADE RUNNER
BLADE RUNNER 2049 CREDITS
BOMB
CRUSHING JOI
DNA
FLIGHT TO LAPD
FURNACE
HER EYES WERE GREEN
HIJACK
JOI
K RESCUED
LIKE A REAL GIRL
LUV IN APARTMENT
MEMORY
MESA
MESA HIJACK
MUST PROTECT THE CHILD
NEW MODEL
ORPHANAGE
OSSUARY
PILOT
PILOTFISH
RAIN
RETURN TO SAPPER'S
SAPPER'S TREE
SAPPER'S TREE
SEA WALL
SHESOME
SOMEONE LIVED THIS
THAT'S WHY WE BELIEVE
TRASH MESA
WALLACE
YOU IMAGINED IT WAS YOU
YOU'RE FREE TO MEET YOUR DAUGHTER


Anonymous2018-07-08 01:03:45
Yes and if you look down a ďjor-elĒ posted the exact same list. your point?

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 0 || 2018-06-28 15:00:44
The Darkest Minds is going to be released by Milan Records

Jack Afrogarrix 2018 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-06-10 19:35:57
At least hans zimmer is back with new 2018 movie music projects like "Widows"(directed by Steven McQueen), Believer(directed by dan Aggort, HBO documental movie) And the Game Battlefield 5(with Lorne Balfe).

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2018-06-08 11:41:58
Guys. Hans zimmer will score the widows or thomas newman ?


Iamtommie2018-06-08 15:09:28
It said Zimmer at the end of the trailer

Potcats Max reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-06 14:19:05
Just continuing this little dialogue with Max Potcats.

1. Wallfisch is a very, very fine composer but his HZ work is not his greatest by any means. Check out IT and Paperboat.

2. Hans does not give a shit anymore - agree.

3. Villeneuve and Johansson worked extremely closely on their previous projects. The decision to go with HZ was WB mandated. How do you think that impacted on a working relationship? Of course, HZ and BW are very professional but....

4. Yeah, the challenges proposed by JJ are too distinct, not to be harvested into a factory for sure.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-06 11:27:45
Hello hybrid , do you know who are the other composers that works on x men dark phonix alongside hans ?

Balfe reply Replies: 3 || 2018-02-22 15:08:53

This score is probably the largest failure of Zimmer's career - these would have been his objectives - think about it:

1. Enhancing the work of Vangelis for a project he has always admired.
2. The chance to work with an absolutely open palette of sounds
3. The opportunity to truly reinvent not only film music but MUSIC.
4. Ability to work with Denis Villeneuve, a man who gets scores nominated for the fact that they are innovative.

How did Hans fail here?

1. Wallfisch, a very fine composer is not a synth guy.

2. Hans does not give a shit anymore, seriously.

3. An imposed composer on a passion project rarely works

4. Johannson's work on Arrival is so beyond Zimmer's abilities that he had to go secure.


Peter2018-02-22 15:24:12
here we go again:
Why Hans Zimmer Got The Job You Wanted (And You Didnít)
https://behindtheaudio.com/2013/07/hans-zimmer/


Max Potcats2018-02-22 15:40:42
Wrong.

1. Wallfish is a very fine composer, period. Hans is a synth guy.

2. If Hans wasn't concern about BR he wouldn't do it.

3. Slavery was abolished 150 years ago. Hans choose to did it and agreed to involve Wallfish.

4. Maybe true, but it wasn't the thought of Villeneuve.


MrZimmerFan2018-02-22 15:44:36
Why you feed the troll?


mpolonest123 reply Replies: 5 || 2018-02-10 19:09:54
Apparently Jůhann Jůhannsson has passed away.

RIP


meandme2018-02-10 19:32:12
RIP

Love his Work on Sicario


Olive2018-02-10 21:55:19
Rip, that God console the family.


JBSO992018-02-10 22:24:07
This is so unexpected and sad. I hope that one day we may be able to listen to what he did for Blade Runner.

RIP


Fares2018-02-11 21:35:33
I'm very sad for johann I have all his discography and every month waiting news for his new projects I really feel like I lost Hans Zimmer. Rest in peace Johann the peace that you gave us in all this years thank you and I'll never forget you.


Balfe2018-02-22 15:08:04
This score is probably the largest failure of Zimmer's career - these would have been his objectives - think about it:

1. Enhancing the work of Vangelis for a project he has always admired.
2. The chance to work with an absolutely open palette of sounds
3. The opportunity to truly reinvent not only film music but MUSIC.
4. Ability to work with Denis Villeneuve, a man who gets scores nominated for the fact that they are innovative.

How did Hans fail here?

1. Wallfisch, a very fine composer is not a synth guy.

2. Hans does not give a shit anymore, seriously.

3. An imposed composer on a passion project rarely works

4. Johannson's work on Arrival is so beyond Zimmer's abilities that he had to go secure.



Jor-El reply Replies: 3 || 2018-01-23 05:53:45
Some cue titles on ASCAP

2049
ALL THE BEST MEMORIES ARE HERS
BIBI ADVERT MUSIC
BIBI BAR BASS
BIBI'S
BIG BAND STING
BLADE RUNNER
BLADE RUNNER 2049 THEME (alternate title is apparently BLADE RUNNER 2049 CREDITS)
BOMB
CRUSHING JOI
DNA
FLIGHT TO LAPD
FURNACE
HER EYES WERE GREEN
K RESCUED
LIKE A REAL GIRL
LUV IN APARTMENT
MEMORY
MESA HIJACK
MUST PROTECT THE CHILD
NEW MODEL
ORPHANAGE
OSSUARY
PILOTFISH
RAIN
RETURN TO SAPPER'S
SAPPER'S TREE
SEA WALL
SHESOME
SOMEONE LIVED THIS
TRASH MESA
WALLACE
YOU IMAGINED IT WAS YOU
YOU'RE FREE TO MEET YOUR DAUGHTER


K2018-01-23 06:18:32
Looks like some of the OST titles are actual cue names. "Shesome" is most likely "Joi","You're Free To Mee Your Daughter" is probably "Tera's In the Rain", which is really Vangelis, "Crushing Joi" when Luv steps on the vile that Joi is stored in. You could figure out several. Any composers beyond HZ/BW attached?


badbu 2018-02-04 18:16:27
https://youtu.be/opDlMeqRACI

is this cue call Bibis Bar?
i love it!!!


badbu2018-02-05 08:45:15
BIBI ADVERT MUSIC
BIBI BAR BASS
BIBI'S

and badbu is my name ;-)

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-26 00:27:24
Man, this score has really grown on me in the last few months, especially after seeing the film. While there is a lot of ambient sound design, there are themes and motifs which do propel the story and elevate the visuals. And just like Dunkirk, I almost have to praise it just for the experimental nature it takes. And I honestly still am not crazy about Dunkirk, but in context I canít think of a more effective score.

Personally, I am glad to see Zimmer and other composers taking more risks with music nowadays. We have so many traditional scores to enjoy, itís nice to hear something that can be rebellious and maybe unpleasant but different. Thatís part of the reason why I love Trent Reznorís collabs with Fincher. On its own, his music is pretty unique, and in context adds an interesting layer to the films itís used in.

Also, Iím curious if the little snippets of ďPeter and the WolfĒ used in the Joi scenes were re-recordings done by Wallfisch or simply just inserts....

Meta reply Replies: 2 || 2018-01-02 02:26:19
Fyi...In case nobody else caught it (I didn't at first)

There's a longer, albeit cooler version of the track "Mesa" in the end credits....I don't know why they decided on the OST track, but whatever...


Mephariel2018-01-23 08:01:01
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that track just "Blade Runner" on the Album. There is lower pitch version of "Mesa" within that cue.


Ahmad2018-01-23 14:24:17
Mesa is a cue in the film and it has to match with what's happening in the scene.

Blade Runner is an end credits suite which allows the themes to breathe a little. I think the two versions are identical when it comes to pitch.

Ahmad reply Replies: 4 || 2017-12-28 15:30:29
Since the movie came out digitally, I'd like to take the chance and express how much I love the score. I've been listening to it since October 6, especially Sea Wall. That 4 note theme is incredible.
So many textures and sounds. Benjamin and Hans did a wonderful job. I gotta say, this release is one of the most satisfying releases. No big cues missing (thank goodness).


Monroe2017-12-28 16:39:51
I agree but it sounded very like Ghost in The Shell.


Olive2017-12-28 21:40:31
Both sounded very like the original Blade Runner.


Andy2017-12-28 22:25:46
They are similar but I feel ghost was more unique .The film did have issues but the score was very good and under appreciated


Olive2017-12-29 17:02:56
Clearly Ghost is slightly different.It needs to be since film's universe is as well.

DK reply Replies: 9 || 2017-12-06 11:56:30
Some cues in Sea wall sounds like ďA Dark Knight(16:15)Ē from The Dark Knight


Olive2017-12-07 11:46:17
Temp track or Zimmer hands in the cue? Who know?


Olive2017-12-07 11:50:09
I think that as this project was clearly executed by Wallfisch, it would not be bad to know which cues had the contribution of Zimmer.


Olive2017-12-07 12:15:24
I saw the comment on the cell phone now and I'm going to rephrase it. I do not say credits here on the site, but in the booklet of the album.


AGreasMusic 2017-12-07 12:37:06
Ghost in The Shell was far superior musically


mpolonest123 2017-12-07 12:52:06
Wallfisch said in some of the interviews that Hans ďhelpedĒ on Sea Wall cue. How much is beyond me but the opening action rhythms remind me of the Terraformer sound from ďArcadeĒ.


Olive2017-12-07 14:07:52
Zimmer also said in an interview for the "Variety" that he composed "Mesa"


Olive2017-12-07 14:13:27
Vanity Fair: ďWe (he and Ben) got to the end, and I was sitting at my keyboard, and I just had an idea, just a fraction of an idea, but it got the conversation going.Ē Zimmer owned the same Yamaha CS-80 that Vangelis used to compose for the original 1982 movie, and played a melody that eventually became the ďMesaĒ track on the score.


CalendarMan2017-12-07 19:00:30
Sure Mesa must be from Zimmer, as it sounds almost the same as the Main Title from "The Fan".


James (now james callahan)2017-12-16 15:43:05
2049 is by Ben, confirmed.

d a r t h reply Replies: 18 || 2017-10-05 18:16:51
argh... it's maybe very good in the movie, but very flat without... :-(


d a r t h2017-10-07 12:23:37
no real themes, it's more ambiant sounds for elevator or relaxation than real music... it's very sad :-(

1/5


JBSO992017-10-07 13:00:01
In the movie, the score is amazing and if you mix this wonderful soundscape with the beautiful imagery you have a very captivating and visually stunning movie (I absolutely loved it). And it's true that the album alone it's a bit simple but after you have watched the movie, the music makes a lot more sense and it's more enjoyable.
Anyway, I was expecting something similar to this, maybe a bit more thematic, but in the movie this works perfect, so for me it's okay.


Meta2017-10-07 15:35:53
I'm notorious for taking a soundtrack score and chopping it up to fit my personal playlist encompassing 30+ years of music....Right now I'm at 13 Gigs. It's a squeeze, but I gotta boil it down to the essentials.

Lets just say out of this entire album runtime I managed to boil Blade Runner 2049 down to 27 minutes of material; And this is only for RIGHT NOW, as I'm sure I'll be making beef jerky out of this score as I find myself listening to less and less tracks as time goes on...

And just an FYI yes, this is without having seen the movie. And while I understand the movie plays an important role with the soundtrack, I dont really design my life around the movie so much as I do the music itself, which to me I use to serve as a personal diary of sorts, so the album itself should be - I would imagine to most music lovers, anyway - a listening experience to be appreciated in and of itself, outside of the film it represents. Yes, I know one goes with the other. But I'm talking about ignoring the film itself and focusing on the emotions the artist interprets into sound. Let's just say I'm the kind of person who doesn't need music with lyrics telling me what or how to feel - I write my own lyrics to music.

For Blade Runner 2049, FOR ME, it's mostly meandering sound design followed by two or three simple themes that don't need an entire CD to represent. Now, I found this to be similar with Dunkirk, but not so much with IT - which I think Wallfisch put more effort into, because I got more out of IT than I did with Blade Runner 2049. I don't know what Zimmer is up to these days with his music, as it seems he's more into doing sound design type music while he lets his other workers do the harder stuff. I get it - He's getting old and probably doesn't want to overexert himself, or he's choosing projects that call for this kind of thing by the director, or maybe he's just not feeling very creative, which is fine. But still - FOR ME - I can't enjoy a score that's weak on themes and is mostly droning sound design.

Here's the tracks I boiled it all down to:

2049
Rain
Memory
Mesa
Someone Lived This
Thats Why We Believe
Sea Wall
Tears in the Rain
Blade Runner

- Tracks like Mesa and Blade Runner I cut WAY down because it just reprised the same music or just ended in droning sound design noise which mean nothing to me, plus I enjoyed the simple theme from Sea Wall, which seems to be the best theme I think, so the Blade Runner Track (end credits?) I cut down to the final 2 minutes, while Sea Wall I edited down to 7 minutes to cut out all the sound design fat.


Not much else to say, here, really, except:

I found Chappie to be a more inspired score, Vangelis put more effort into the original score than Zimmer did with this, which I find odd considering he says Vangelis was a major inspiration, and not that I'm trying to insult Zimmer and his work, but the the trailer music for Blade Runner 2049 I found more entertaining than the entire score as a whole.


Anyway, that's my take and it's time to move on to Justice League and see what Danny Elfman digs up, clashes with and transfers...OH BOY - that will be an interesting score, I think....


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-07 16:36:02
You realize most of this score is Ben ? HZ did what he could in between his tour shows. :)


Mortifer V.2017-10-07 23:19:33
I would also add 'Wallace' and 'Joi' to that list.


JBSO992017-10-08 11:54:46
Joi was a really good track and the scene where it appeared was breathtaking. I would also add Pilot.


Meta2017-10-08 15:37:28
@Hybrid

Wow, didn't know that and I'm actually surprised at that. I understood Zimmer considered it a personal mission, since he said Vangelis was like a sole inspiration for his music...Mind blown.


@Mortifier and JBS - I will give a relisten to Joi, Pilot and Wallace, but from what I heard of those at first glance, they did not stand out - without having seen the movie, of course. I was mostly focusing on the main themes to extract. Joi sounded pretty, but it felt superfluous, Wallace sounded motify with the guttural vocal chanting sounds, but I will check that one out again in context of the film. Pilot....um...Jesus that one is gonna be hard to figure out, as by itself it makes my teeth grate.

Thanks for the input!


Jorn, Norway2017-10-09 01:23:42
Mesa (08) makes my heart skip a beat. I stop breathing when it comes on screen. Its life itself.


JBSO992017-10-09 11:08:20
Meta I talk from the experience of listening the score within the film, because I hadn't listened to the album until I watched the movie. In the album itself the ones that stood out the most were 2049, Wallace, Mesa, Joi, Sea Wall, Tears in the Rain and Blade Runner, but then again, it's after listening to it in context.

Also Wallfisch appears first on the credits of the movie so he had a bigger role in the score than Zimmer.


Meta2017-10-09 14:25:55
@JBS

In context I can myself listening to tracks like Joi and maybe Wallace or Pilot, but then you would be linking those tracks to the movie memory, and not your own personal memory, which tends to get muddled once you see the movie and the context of the score falls into place. I tend to use the score for my own personal palette first before exposing myself to anything having to do with the source material it is based on.

Haven't seen the movie yet....


JBSO992017-10-09 18:36:57
@Meta Yeah, well I most of the times do the opposite. Listen to it first within the movie to see how it works the music as was meant to be in the movie, and then I listen to the album itself to get my personal opinion on the score based on how it works in the movie (or TV show or whatever).
But there are times when I listen first to the album and I start creating the feelings around the movie even before seeing it.
Depends on the score but I always try to listen to it first within the movie.


Hedon2017-11-15 02:48:46
I think we all know that if Hans had the time to do this himself, which was impossible as he was on tour, the score would have been much greater, more personal and "Zimmerish". I believe this is a project Zimmer would have loved to put as much of himself into as he possibly could, if he had sufficient time. He is an expert with many many years of experience with synthesizers and synthesizer programming, and he has a shitload of equipment from all eras, even the CS-80! I can think of no better to emulate Vangelis style than him. If anyone is to blame here, it is the director for not realizing this from the start and for not calling in Zimmer earlier in the process.

Also, Wallfisch was a strange choice, given that his background is with orchestral music, and not electronic. Of all composers at RCP, why choose the composer which has the least experience with synthesizers when the director was quite clear that he wanted an all electronic score?


Leonard Dante2017-11-15 13:57:36
Answer: Dunkirk.


Edmund Meinerts2017-11-15 15:27:20
Re: why Wallfisch, I feel like Hans kind of goes through these phases of a few years at a time where he has a new "toy" (maybe not the most respectful word :p ) he likes to play with before either he moves on himself, or else the toy in question starts forging their own solo career. From 2009-2013, it was primarily Lorne Balfe. 2013-2016, it was Junkie XL, Mazzaro and Kawczynski. This year it seems to be Wallfisch. A couple years from now, who knows?


James2017-11-15 16:30:04
+

2005 - 2007 - Henry Jackman
2003 - 2005 - Jablonsky and Djwadi
2003 - 2004 - RGW
2000 - 2002 - Heitor Pereira
1999 - 2002 - Klaus Badelt
1998 - 1999 - John Powell
1996 - 1998 - HGW
1992 - 1996 - NGS

Among so many others like

Verbinsky and Brukeheimer efforts: Geoff Zanelli


Hybrid Soldier2017-11-15 22:47:46
2005 - Forever : Lorne BALFE O_O


igur2017-11-15 22:58:11
Best one was Klaus Badelt! Zimmers most epic and beautiful scores were composed when Badelt was his partner.


James ( now James Callahan)2017-12-16 15:39:45
generalizing all direct and indirects participations in Zimmer's career, I think this role is of Glennie Smith...

Second half of 1970-forever.

Max Potcats reply Replies: 9 || 2017-12-04 21:29:33
Ok, I know we already talk about this before but this is so unclear; this article saids that HZ & BW "maintaining the theme written by Johansson". So, anyone knows what this theme refears to? And there is no reference the Johansson in the credits...

(i can not put the link cause of spam but this is from the interview in Collider "Hans Zimmer Is Now Working on ĎBlade Runner 2049")


...2017-12-04 22:03:55
No that was an old report. None of Johansson's work remained.


Anonymous2017-12-05 03:16:49
thank god


Michaels2017-12-05 17:20:02
Why did they use the original themes ?Atleast they were memorable.obviously seems Zimmer did not spend time on this soundtrack


Michaels2017-12-05 17:32:36
Oooops!!! Why didnít they use the original themes


Ahmad2017-12-05 17:39:11
What original themes? Johannsson's or Vangelis'?

If the answer is the former then you haven't heard any of Johannsson's material and if it's the latter, then I would say that's not how Villeneuve envisioned for the movie. I think they did a good job with the score. 2049 is so much darker than the original and the score fits so well and when they used Vengelis' material it was absolutely perfect and didn't feel forced at all.

Just my 2 cents!


Andrew2017-12-05 17:43:52
Vangelesís themes . They are still so moving and memeorable


Gotham Rogue2017-12-05 20:37:57
I hate this score hasn't had more attention, it's really perfect for the film and when you listen to it in depth it has several recurring themes.


Ahmad2017-12-05 21:13:05
My favorite theme is what Ben calls the "Horse Theme" which appears at the end of "2049", "Someone Lived This" and the majority of "Sea Wall". It's gorgeous.
This score is so underrated.


hz2017-12-06 03:55:29
and also variation of horse/soul theme can be heard in sapper's tree, memory and that's why we believe

Michael Fields reply Replies: 0 || 2017-11-23 06:36:34
Yes! I Finally found the booklet credits for Blade Runner 2049:

Original score by
HANS ZIMMER
BENJAMIN WALLFISCH

Music editors
CLINT BENNETT
RYAN RUBIN

Music production services
STEVEN KOFSKY

Synth programming
HANS ZIMMER

Synth design
HOWARD SCARR

Vocalist
AVI KAPLAN

Exotic instruments
CHAS SMITH

Cello, vocals
TRISTAN SCHULZE

Cello
SIMONE VITUCCI

Guitars
OWEN GURRY

Technical score engineer
CHUCK CHOI

Digital instrument design
MARK WHERRY

Sampling team
TAUREES HABIB
RAUL VEGA

Score techincal assistants
MAX SANDLER
NATE UNDERKUFFLER

Score mastering by
ALAN MEYERSON

Score mastering assistant
FOREST CHRISTENSON

Score mixed at
REMOTE CONTROL PRODUCTIONS, Santa Monica, California

Studio manager for Remote Control Productions
SHALINI SINGH

Assistant to Hans Zimmer
CYNTHIA PARK

TEARS IN THE RAIN

Written by
EVANGHELOS PAPATHANASSIOU (VANGELIS)

Here's the link:
https://ia601507.us.archive.org/21/items/mbid-149daaf9-5c9d- 47d9-a452-d732122da496/mbid-149daaf9-5c9d-47d9-a452-d732122d a496-18376707127.jpg

Ahmad reply Replies: 3 || 2017-11-18 10:18:47
The CD has been shipped finally!

  Your name :   

Please enter number: 1598 


MaxPotcats2017-11-18 18:28:18
Nice!
What about the 2nd CD?


Ahmad2017-11-18 19:07:16
It's the same 24 tracks divided on two CDs. I'm truly hoping for a nice numbered digipak that separates the limited editions from the regular release otherwise it would be quite a crappy move from the record label.



john2017-11-20 14:38:23
cd may have been shipped but ups tracking refrence shows up nothing on there site anyone got an ideas at to why this may be many thanks

John reply Replies: 1 || 2017-11-14 15:59:56
Hi There just wondering has anyone on here heard anything more on the double cd release from the Blade Runner 2049 website as there now stating a shipping date of 17/11/17 im just a bit concerned about this can anyone shed anymore light


Geoffrey2017-11-14 23:17:52
No, neither did I. They don't seem very serious at all. We have to be patient I think. And hopefull.

Patrak reply Replies: 2 || 2017-11-04 18:48:30
Here is an interesting look at the sound design of BR2049 :
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Blade Runner 2049
https://vimeo.com/237369956

Jump at 06:24, interesting to see Wallfisch using the CS80, the Synthesizer used by Vangelis on BR.

Enjoy.


Ahmad2017-11-04 21:56:51
And Hans working with Zebra :)
Apparently, they used Zebra for most of the score according to Benjamin.


James2017-11-05 00:39:08
I laughed a lot of the people screaming in the tank.

Ahmad reply Replies: 0 || 2017-11-03 23:58:36
Oh for heaven's sake not again! WaterTower or Sony Classics should've handled the soundtrack release.

"Greetings,

Thank you for participating in the Blade Runner 2049 pre-order. CDs are in the final stages of production and should be headed to our facility next week. Orders are now expected to ship on or around November 17, 2017. You will receive a shipping confirmation email once your order ships. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thanks again for your support.

Thanks,
Blade Runner 2049 Pre-Order Store"

Micah reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-29 06:08:56
Amazing to hear my girl Lauren on this. She's certainly blown up in the past year. Keep your eyes on her.


Micah2017-10-29 06:09:35
Centricity Music as a whole has been killing it lately. Between her, Unspoken, and Jordan Feliz, their roster is STACKED.

Wallace reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-28 21:03:49
The suite listed for all to listen to is not a suite. It's the second to last track. Also the end credits.


Ahmad2017-10-28 23:58:57
Which is a suite in itself and has most of the themes.


James2017-10-29 01:37:43
Thanks for suite, Hybrid!

Phil78 reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-25 06:44:56
VINYL!!!
https://bladerunner2049.shop.musictoday.com/product/Y4LPBR01 /blade-runner-2049-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-2disc- lp?cp=98847_98848


Yannick2017-10-28 17:20:23
Woohoo !!
Just ordered mine.
Thanks for the info.

jewen reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-23 15:47:29
A total revelation about Wallfisch "Horse Theme" (AKA K/Joe's theme) and its relation with original Tears in the Rain.

http ://www.mundobso.com/bso/blade-runner-2049

Geoffrey reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-20 13:23:57
I received this yesterday :

" Greetings,

Thank you for participating in the Blade Runner 2049 pre-order. CDs are still in production and your order will be delayed slightly. Orders are now expected to ship on or around November 3, 2017. You will receive a shipping confirmation email once your order ships. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thanks again for your support.

Thanks,
Blade Runner 2049 Pre-Order Store "


Well , not a big issus cause I've downloaded the tracks from the link they've sent me but clearly, they're not very serious.


Phil782017-10-20 22:00:48
Maybe there is a big surprise and Disc 2 is different from the actual release. If you look at the download files you see 01-01 to 01-24. I think Disc 2 must be named 02-01, 02-02...etc.


Geoffrey2017-10-21 23:57:43
Maybe. Clever deduction. Wait and see then ;)

jewen reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-20 09:43:57
When we'll know the tracklist for second CD from the Limited Edition??


JBSO992017-10-20 09:49:10
I'm not totally sure, but I think it's the same in here, just splited in two

SPECTER reply Replies: 6 || 2017-10-18 19:42:38
I feel like there should have been a proper theme for Rachael. She was a really important character in both movies and it would have been nice to hear a sad melancholic melody for in her in some kind of Flashback or dream sequence for Deckard.


James2017-10-18 21:27:32
I agree. It is the most beautiful theme of the previous film and one of the biggest in Vangelis' career.


James2017-10-18 21:29:49
@spectre

She has a theme! Search for "Rachael's Song"!


SPECTER2017-10-19 06:12:09
@James

I have heard the original Vangelis theme but I was referring to a new theme for this new movie.


james2017-10-19 12:33:12
i believe that glimpses of the original would have solved the problem ;)


Frank2017-10-19 20:54:27
Go watch the film and you'll understand why there's no Rachel's theme


SPECTER2017-10-20 03:33:14
Maybe not a full theme for Rachael. But perhaps something simple and subtle to melodically yet still in the tone of the film to describe the state of Deckard and Rachael at this point in the film's story. For example, I'm think something along the lines of 3:30 from " Harvey Two-Face", 0:50 of "Sorrow", beggining of "To know my Enemy", 2:30 of "Welcome to the Real World".

jewen reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-17 14:03:26
Am I the Only one that feels JohŠnn JohŠnnsson touch everywere along this score?
Truly is the Vangelis reminiscense in each song, but the style is more near to JohŠnnsson than Wallfisch and of course Zimmer.
Could be Denis Villeneuve's suggestion, or maybe Benjamin has study Villeneuve last works, but is unquestionable that 2049 score sounds very JohŠnnsson.

Many people these days talking bad about 2049 score (No melodies, No Vangelis, All ambiance...), but the reality is that this work has perfect match with the rest of the film.

2049 is different to the original Blade Runner. Yes it has the same world and feeling, but is another director's vision, and the music follows (perfectly) the same way.


Medigo2017-10-17 14:28:07
I can hear it
'Her Eyes were Green' gave me a heavy Arrival-vibe for example


Rian2017-10-17 15:23:32
also seems very like ghost in the shell. Did Balfe also help out on this score ?


James 2017-10-17 19:35:49
No he is not. It's just the musical palette created for all the futuristic scifi films that are inspired by what Vangelis did in 1982.

Kalman reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-17 12:22:16
OK, there seems to be a regular edition at amazon and other retailers with the same content (2 CD) for a cheaper price than the limited one. It's nonsense. Will the record label pay me back a couple of bucks? I don't think it is ethical business at all.

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