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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
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  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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Megalith reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-12 04:14:28
How did Zimmer and Wallfisch score this so quickly? It seems like the news that the other composer was dropping out only happened weeks before the film's release.


Medigo2017-10-14 11:52:10
The news was given weeks before release
the actual change happened earlier


James2017-10-14 12:55:17
They started it in april.

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-14 08:25:51
Am I the only one extremely irritated by the fact that I can't just buy the "Blade Runner" cue without buying the whole album? I mean, I been around long enough to know this is how things work, but it still bugs the hell out of me.

"Blade Runner" is actually a very good cue, and encompassed some of the best ideas and materials from the whole album.

SPECTER reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-12 04:57:47
1:00 from "Rudest Bad Boy in Joburg" could have fit in well somewhere in this film. Thoroughly enjoyed the film, score was enjoyable.


Apeters2017-10-12 14:04:59
I wonder if the temp was Ghost In the Shell ? Some of the action sounds very familiar


SPECTER2017-10-14 00:16:07
Just occurrd to me that the first melody from Steve Jablonskies "Burn or Jump" (Deep Water Horizon) could have been a good inspiration for the the Sea Wall rescue/fight sequence. The second part could have been used for when Deckard is going to see his daughter.


Anonymous2017-10-14 07:05:16
Spoilers much?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 12 || 2017-10-06 08:44:33
Has anyone criticizing the score actually... seen the film ? If not I'll pass your comment, we're not talking about a studio album.


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-06 12:26:12
I can't agree. Criticizing a score album is fair game.


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-06 12:38:06
Nope, we will have this debate every single time :P, but I will always hear someone telling me a score is terrible in context... It's just like reviews based on albums lol who have no idea what the "real" full score is...


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-06 12:49:37
When I'm talking about scores I always mean how they work as independent music...It's a totally separate thing from judging how they work in context IMO, and I think it's important to make the distinction, but if you see me make comments, 99% of the time it will be about how the music works of its own accord.


jewen2017-10-06 13:12:14
Criticizing the score without seen the film? That's totally ilogic.
The score always is meant to be part of the film, more than that, the score is the film. You can't analyze the score function if you don't listen in context.
And yes, we have musical albums from films, but this doesn't mean that the score is an ordinary album launch, it's only a musical compilation that represents(sometimes more complete than oders) the original composed music appeared in film.


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-06 13:34:06
Thing is, I listen to way more scores than I do films. I listen to scores from films I otherwise have never even heard of. I listen to scores from films I have zero interest in ever seeing. I listen to scores because I like the composer, not because I care about the movie. I'm not aiming to write some sort of analysis of the function of the music here, I'm just listening as a fan and judging it by how much the *music* works for me *independently*, as a *listener* rather than a watcher. That's just my choice of how to look at things. You can choose differently, but I don't think my way is any more or less legitimate.

That's why I try not to call something like Dunkirk a "bad score". It's clearly not a bad score, it has a stated purpose, and it fulfills that purpose effectively. It does what it sets out to do. But for me it's not a good or interesting album.


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-06 13:39:05
I watch a lot of films, and I barely listen to any "albums" (outside of HZ & co stuff), I get my opinions from movies directly regarding their music... I have a strong cinema & music passion, you just don't have the cinema one... But anyway, I'm not exactly attacking YOUR points of view Ed... ;)


Waymann2017-10-06 15:19:31
As long as people don't forget that score albums exist because of a movie. Composers don't write music like music artists or band that produce one music album one or two years. The score is a nice addition you get from a film. It's genre on it's own and I always judge it on how well it fits the move AND how the album experience is (which is actually something most score albums can't change much except for changing the order of the track or with suites.) Some films I like to have to full score but that mostly a RCP thing to do.


Bolidzar2017-10-06 18:56:25
Interstellar was successful because as standalone music the motifs and queues in order tell the emotional story of the film without having to actually watch it. I think Dunkirk has some interesting contextual applications, but its not "music" as most people would care to define it, it is closer to sound design. The movement towards droning nothingness for scores is a shame.


Bolidzar2017-10-06 18:59:44
Edit/add: In summary, a good score is both great context to the film and music in its own setting. There is a delicate balance that must be struck.


Naji2017-10-07 00:10:47
When i have criticized Gladiator i wasn't saw the movie it was and still a magnificent Album, so please don't give a bs way of thinking for what we r getting recently from Hans Zimmer OST its bs without the movie!!! And its great with it!!! So y I'll buy and y i have to listen to it.
I have checked this web for long long time maybe i don't have a lot of comments but sorry i can say this is the most nonsense comment ever came from u t its nonsense same as recently HZ work after interstaller to be clear.


Catastrophic Jones2017-10-11 20:03:55
If you've seen a film by Denis Villeneuve you'll know he likes to go for a very ambient yet intriguingly sonic tone for the score. Johann Johannsson used this to his advantage, and while to some his scores could appear bland and boring, they are quite the opposite, especially considering the films they belong to. Prisoners, perhaps the closest to melody so far, brings about that reoccurring depression theme of losing something precious, and that relentlessness to find it. No epic loud bombastic 'on the hunt' music. Much like Sicario with its low and constant percussion and Arrival with its brass 'alien' sound, and much like that vintage 80's meets dystopian future in Blade Runner 2049, minimalism is the key. It allows you to focus on the long and character driven stories instead of overwhelming you. Appreciate the atmosphere, the directing, the motions of the camera and locations along the way. There were quite a few quiet scenes in 2049, giving you that uneasy feeling of not knowing what to expect next, and when the music hit? I love Johnann's vision for the past Villenevue films and while I'm curious to have heard his for this film, Hans & Ben pulled it off fantastically. While it doesn't compare with Vangelis' score, it doesn't need to. This film is darker, the time is 30 years later, it's a much more sinister take on something familiar. Comparing the two is similar to who is better, John Williams or Hans Zimmer, because they both have distinct styles, both far from coming close with one another. Hearing those high synths meshing with the picture was beautiful. I felt like I was in the film alongside of Ryan and Harrison, investigating along the way. Denis proves you don't need to go big to have a memorable film, just as Hans has proven you don't need a huge orchestra (or any) to make a brilliant score. These are tactics that have been employed long since before both their time, and will continue to even after. Watch the film, and you'll understand why the score sounds the way it does, not to mention you'll be enjoying a fantastic film. That furnace setting is probably one of my favorites I've seen in any film to date. Props to the design team for that one.


Guitwo2017-10-12 01:59:22
@Catastrophic Jones : oh boy you summed everything so well!
on point on every aspects.


Medigo reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-12 00:45:42
not much was missing from the OST indeed
though I do wish that we got more of the transition from Joi to Pilot

Medigo reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-12 00:42:06
not much was missing from the OST indeed
though I do wish that we got more of the transition from Joi to Pilot

Guitwo reply Replies: 7 || 2017-10-10 11:37:05
i don't listen to other score the way I listen to Hans' score but you gotta admit it is a heck of year for him artistically so far.
with dunkirk and now BR2049 i wouldn't understand hans and Benjy not being nominated for best score in a motion picture. At LEAST a nominated. I am not talking about winning.
I don't mind what people will say about the lack of creativity or theme or too much drones or whatever. both scores and pictures stick in your head like crazy and the emotions are so palpable. There is nothing that can compare to Supermarine/The Oil on a physical and psychological basis. and the score of this movie is a character on it's own.
The same can be said about BR2049 to a certain extent. It carries the elements of nature and also the thought of Ryan Gosling.
It's going right through your body and head and it never leaves. I just need to listen at Mesa to see the huge landscapes of LA in BR2049, Gosling watching the buildings through the window of his flying peugeot car and wondering what it is to be human.
the worst part as a movie-goer, I went to the cinema watching BR2049, totally unaware that Zimmer did it. and I was like "damn who did the soundtrack, it's amazing", "damn, why did Hans not worked on this movie" (yes it happened)... the movie finished and I said to myself I need that soundtrack badly. And it appeared on screen: Benjamin & Hans doing the score.


Tom2017-10-10 11:55:30
Very boring and expected more from Hans


Max Potcats2017-10-10 18:14:48
totally agree with you Guitwo :)


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-11 11:49:31
For me, this is yet another weak year for Hans. Just not a fan of the direction his music has been going lately.


George2017-10-11 13:20:18
I agree Edmund... maybe the tour just took up all his time? Maybe thats my wishful thinking though lol


Akan2017-10-11 16:15:40
Not very good and not Zimmerís best score . They should have used more of the original music


Ian2017-10-11 18:19:46
I'm with Edmund; I can't think of anything of Hans's from this year which has impressed me. 2016 was a weak year too, but at least it had BvS (which for all its faults has some solid thematic material) and Hidden Figures (an especially collaborative score, but one of the better Zimmer et al scores in recent years).


mpolonest123 2017-10-11 18:35:20
Between KFP3 and Hidden Figures, 2016 wasn't a bad year for Hans. Even the parts of BVS he was personally involved in (Beautiful Lie, Batman Suite, etc.) were pretty good.

This year has been fairly disappointing so far, sure, but you have to consider Hans being on tour. And from what it sounds like, at least 70% or more of BR2049 was Bens. I'm sure once he settles down we will get a more diverse range of projects again.

Serj reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-09 09:18:13
This is not music - it's special effects


JBSO992017-10-09 11:11:08
I don't think so. More like sound design, but anyway, it's really great.


sam2017-10-09 11:29:45
not really.


Max Potcats2017-10-09 13:09:34
I agreed with JBSO99 but since sam said it's not great i can not like this score anymore :/
This is just the traditional debate one again (melodic music v. emotions and "sounds"), but guys, it's a music for an SF movie, Blade Runner furthermore. This is not very melodic, ok. Who cares? It's made to be feel and it works, but it pushes us out of our comfort zone, so i can understand it divides.

Gotham Rogue reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-08 03:25:30
I for one am pleasantly surprised with this score. I thought it fit the movie very well, and that it was both faithful to the original score while also moving forward. It certainly has some flat parts, but for a synth and drone heavy score, it's surprisingly thematic. I'm not saying it's not compositional genius or the best soundtrack of the decade, but it got the job done, and I've really enjoyed listening to it.


Gotham Rogue2017-10-08 03:26:24
***I'm not saying it's compositional genius...

marcorea1 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-07 19:06:25
Hereís my cover of the blade runner theme, hope you like it :)

https://youtu.be/3Y1LiRJvANY

Point Out reply Replies: 10 || 2017-10-06 02:27:36
A lot of people are saying the soundtrack for "Blade Runner 2049" sounds a lot like Vangelis' 1982 "Blade Runner". Has anyone even listened to that soundtrack for even a minute? There are melodies, tonal chord progressions (one might call them correct in a classical sense), themes, and, perhaps most importantly, each piece has a unique quality and something to remember it by (whether that be a theme/motif or a particular synth sound/instrument).

For example, "Tales of the Future" is memorable because of the vocal element, "Blade Runner (End Titles)" is memorable because of the cheesy action synths and effects, "Love Theme" is memorable because of the sampled saxophone and its melody. So far, I have not heard anything on this soundtrack that has caught my ear or made me actually want to listen and engage with what I'm hearing, just lots of Vangelis-sounding synths that are playing long drones, pulses, and a few chords here and there.

I wanted to love "2049" because Hans' (and many other RCP composers') works are (or used to be) so influenced by Vangelis and his original score for "Blade Runner", and I was excited to see what he and Ben Wallfisch would be able to create to pay homage to and extend the Blade Runner sound; however, I'm left dissatisfied with the end result. Again, like Dunkirk (which I still enjoyed), I have no doubts whatsoever that it will work perfectly in the movie, but as a solo listening experience (and compared to Vangelis' original), it pales in comparison.

Head up Hans; maybe next time when he has time to sit and think for a period longer than his 10 day break from his massive (and utterly exhausting) arena tour, he will be able to provide us with a score that we will really be able to sink our teeth into and enjoy.

DISCLAIMER: I know that not all elements of a score are up to the composer's himself as he has to SERVE THE FILM FIRST and also please the directors/producers, so I'm not blaming 100% of this on Hans or Ben (in fact, I'm blaming it on their situation of being brought in last-minute to write a sequel score to one of the best movies of the last 50 years); however, this does not stop the end result being one of their more underwhelming listening experiences.


mpolonest123 2017-10-06 03:54:24
I do agree with you for the most part. Blade Runner is one of my favorite scores just based on the variety and uniqueness of the project. And like you, I was expecting something closer to that style.

But in regards to the director situation, you just have to look at the type of music Villeneuve employs in his other films. Both Sicario and Arrival are built on drones and ambience. BR2049 definitely fits the mold of his current output. Granted, I think the fact that it is melodic at all probably had to do with the studio pressuring him (but I'm just guessing here)

Admittedly I'm disappointed as well BUT, I do think there are plenty of strengths here that definitely put this above something like Dunkirk or Inferno.


mpolonest123 2017-10-06 04:05:21
To add to that point;

Inferno: Was pretty bold for going the electronic route regardless of the pre-established style. The electronic music actually added to the overall package, unfortunately there was almost nothing new in regards to themes or concept ideas.

Dunkirk: Did an amazing job of building tension and atmosphere, incredible in context. Definitely hard to listen to however, and felt very "familiar" as far as the techniques went.

BR2049: The strongest of the three IMO. Does a great job of combining the ambient elements with the Vangelis synths and sound design. Does suffer in terms of listenability at some points with filler material, but I'm sure works great in context.


...2017-10-06 04:12:37
^all 3 of them have something in common, they have some unlistenable parts


Point Out2017-10-06 07:30:22
mpolonest123 You are absolutely correct to point out the director's music choices for his films and how "2049" fits snugly in with the rest in terms of drones and ambience. Again, this is another reason why I'm not blaming Hans or Ben for the most of the scores issues (issues for me personally). Both "Inferno" and "Dunkirk" are great recent soundtracks to compare with "2049", in terms of their grating, more unpleasant tones (at least compared to Hans' previous works), and I can see why you personally place "2049" above them.

Another soundtrack which is quite ambient and electronically grating is Chappie: in my opinion, although not a perfect imitation of the Vangelis "Blade Runner" sound by any means, some pieces of music came closer than "2049" to capturing the emotional resonance and sonic range that Vangelis employed in "Blade Runner" (tracks such as "Rudest Bad Boy in Joburg" and "Never Break a Promise" have a few synth portions that really reminded me of some of the sounds used by Vangelis).

I'm sure "2049" will grow on me as I listen to it more and actually see the movie it was composed to.


mpolonest123 2017-10-06 15:38:51
Chappie is actually one of my favorite Zimmer scores, in part due to his adaptation of that style while still keeping the classic ďZimmerismsĒ. The past few electronic scores he has composed seem to lean more to the experimental/ambient side of things, which certainly isnít bad.
But if you want a DARK electronic Zimmer score, check out The Fan. One of his best! :D


Ds2017-10-06 17:01:43
Thank you for defending the honor of Chappie. That's such an awesome score, probably my favorite HZ of the past few years. Nice to read I'm not alone thinking this :-p


mpolonest123 2017-10-06 17:50:23
@Ds
Lol, I can definitely understand why some people may be turned off by the harsher aspects of it, but I still cringe when someone says it's just sound design. When you have 4 or 5 themes that organically develop over the course of the score it's not just "sound design"

And let's be honest, "Mayhem Downtown" is such a fucking awesome track, especially to work out to. Only Zimmer can combine a waltz with heavy metal and make it work!


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-06 18:54:40
Chappie is my favorite Zimmer score since Interstellar.


Point Out2017-10-07 02:35:43
mpolonest123 Thanks dude, I will definitely have a listen to "The Fan". Good to know that "Chappie" is enjoyed and respected (at least by some of us). And yes, there is much more to "Chappie" that just electronic sound design.

Edmund Meinerts Although I do enjoy Chappie, my favourite Hans score would have to be "The Lion King". It just hits all the beats: many great, memorable and emotionally-resonant themes, a variety of exotic and region-inspired instruments and sounds (including mallet percussion and African vocals), and some of the best orchestration (on a technical level) I've heard from any RCP soundtracks.


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-07 08:37:17
The Lion King is fantastic, but it certainly didn't come out since Interstellar. ;)

Bibi reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-06 17:14:29
Boring score but it's a boring movie so it's not Hans's fault.

isildur reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-06 15:24:02
Hey Hybrid, now that Hans is finished with the tour any news on what is his next project as a composer?

Phil78 reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-06 07:21:50
Anybody out there who can download already??? I pre-ordered but canĎt see a download option...

https://bladerunner2049.shop.musictoday.com/store/


Phil782017-10-06 08:06:30
Just worked! Downloaded the Soundtrack, but exactly the same Playlist!!!

David reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-05 18:47:46
Can anyone tell me if Vangelis is present at all? Please?! Thanks :D


Present2017-10-06 01:59:42
Yes, you can hear Vangelis' theme in track 23: "Tears in the Rain". I haven't found him anywhere else; I have not listened to the entire score though, I just skimmed through to find any parts that weren't long synth drones (I would say that I was unsuccessful in that regard).

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-05 20:05:31
Does any one here know the release date of Hans Zimmer soundtrack for Blue Planet II.

Michael Hayko reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-05 08:15:14
Obviously the soundtrack is important to Hans looking at the logo for this site it emulates the Blade Runner logo. That's just great. There's a lot of hoopla about the two-cd set, I have to say I'm really disappointed that it's not being offered here, Interstellar Star Projection was offered here. I feel Mr. Zimmer is being disloyal to his very loyal fans. At least there should be info on where and how to order the two-cd set.


Deckard2017-10-05 08:49:06
1) Hans has nothing to do with the logo on this site; it's created by the website team.
2) Since when has a CD been offered here? The site merely lists the contents of various albums, some of which have streaming music to listen to for free. This is not an online store.
3) There is plenty of information on how to order the soundtrack elsewhere online.


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-05 08:57:40
People never click on See Details... ? The link's right there !


Michael Hayko2017-10-05 18:53:36
Hey Deckard,
You write that it is all over online, well I guess I'm stupid I can't find it anywhere. Be a mensch and please give me a website please!

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-05 18:46:47
A total immersion score. A Fantastic experience. An amazing movie.

Bondo reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-05 17:59:24
Great score, totally sublime! It definitely honors the tone of the original, so don't expect an action-packed extravaganza. I find it amusing that two parts (that I can think of) are highly reminiscent of HZ's The Fan... "Mesa" and "Blade Runner." Love those 1990s synths! :D


JamesT2017-10-05 18:41:14
I'm LOVING IT! Great Job Hans and Ben! Can't wait to mix my own suite and see the movie this weekend!

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-05 14:58:19
What The F**ck is this a massage session there is no Zimmer here I was waiting for this but I'm totally disappointed.
Maybe the tour make him a bit less Creative.

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Please this is Just my Opinion if you share it with me plz replies here. however if you find it amazing soundtrack don't bother your self because I'm sorry if you find my comment stupid or not objective.
I wish I never bought this soundtrack.

Patrick reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-05 11:53:23
Hans and Benjamin unveiling Soundtrack: https://youtu.be/fzDdJYI1HUM


FaresTdkr2017-10-05 14:19:29
Nothing interesting me so far it just like Dunkirk very cold.


...2017-10-05 14:27:33
This is nowhere near as good as Dunkirk.


mpolonest123 2017-10-05 14:55:03
It's a bit more interesting than Dunkirk, almost as if you combined the electronic/ambient elements of Dunkirk and Inferno and overlayed it with the Vangelis style from the original. I really like K's theme, although I wish it was more developed.

Hedon reply Replies: 6 || 2017-10-05 00:28:22
The score is out. Just started listening to it on Spotify.


Replier2017-10-05 01:46:41
SAME! I am really enjoying what I have heard so far. Very dark, very synthy, very Blade Runner.


Everan2017-10-05 02:51:49
Can't find it, does it have like a different name or something? Only find the first score and indie ones with the BR name


NotSoAnonymous2017-10-05 04:13:13
I can't find it either. It may depend on region though. Im in Canada and nothing via iTunes or Spotify


Mortifer V.2017-10-05 04:19:22
Definitely has to do with region. Iíve been listening to it on Apple Music for hours now (Greece). And yes, itís really good.


Replier2017-10-05 11:02:28
Yeah, I've been listening to it in Australia. Also, another question for those of you in other regions: has Kingsman: The Golden Circle been released digitally on any streaming/downloading platform apart from iTunes/Apple Music? I cannot find it anywhere!


iamtommie2017-10-05 11:40:29
The score is great. Heard it four times now.
And for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, here in The Netherlands it's on Spotify

Waymann reply Replies: 19 || 2017-10-04 16:09:32
Track durations:

2049 - 3:37
Sapperís Tree - 1:36
Flight To LAPD - 1:47
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra - 2:54
Rain - 2:26
Wallace - 5:23
Memory - 2:32
Mesa - 3:10
Orphanage - 1:13
Furnace - 3:41
Someone Lived This - 3:13
Joi - 3:51
Pilot - 2:17
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley - 4:22
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley - 3:02
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Frank Sinatra - 4:24
Hijack - 5:32
That's Why We Believe - 3:36
Here Eyes Were Green - 6:17
Sea Wall - 9:52
All The Best Memories Are Hers - 3:22
Tears In The Rain - 2:10
Blade Runner - 10:05
Almost Human - Lauren Daigle - 3:22

So that over 1 hour and 15 minutes of score.


Yannick2017-10-04 16:25:29
So why there is TWO CDs ?

75 min fit on one !!


Medigo2017-10-04 16:35:55
wow
just wow
and thats not even 70 minutes of score (plus I detect plenty of suites)
unless the movie is somehow very minimal on music, this has got to be the worst OST release of the decade
someone's god damn greedy


Phil782017-10-04 16:58:17
Ordered 1. & 2. Edition! CanĎt wait!


Waymann2017-10-04 17:02:11
I think this score will be the same approach like with the one from Dunkirk. People who are disappointed with the Dunkirk score are not going to like this one too. Very atmospheric, but damn it sounds like a full blood Blade Runner Score. I think the track Rain is that Piano main theme by Wallfisch.


Ahmad2017-10-04 17:14:43
@Waymann Well, it's Blade Runner! What did people expect? Of course it'll be atmospheric lol.



Edmund Meinerts2017-10-04 18:18:10
Are you fucking kidding me, Medigo? 70 minutes released is the worst of the decade? Jesus. Back in the 90s you'd be glad if you got more than half an hour!


Medigo2017-10-04 18:27:45
my math was off, thought the 75 minute talk included the sinatra/elvis stuff

still, spreading it out over 2 CDs and leaving so much space unused is a letdown


BobdH2017-10-04 21:58:40
Your thought process is still off - you do realise this is the tracklist for just the 1-disc presentation, right? This does not say anything about the 2-disc limited release, which I'm sure will feature additional material of which we haven't seen the tracklist yet. We probably won't see that until this Friday, when it will be released digitally to those who ordered it.


Medigo2017-10-04 22:12:49
Is it?
Other posts on this page made me assume otherwise
also a single CD cant fit 75 minutes of score and the source music, can it?


Agent2017-10-04 22:51:20
Were did you get the durations?


Iamtommie2017-10-04 23:20:45
Wayman, Hans Zimmer said in the Q&A on FB, that Dunkirk and Blade Runner are not alike.

And that the main theme contains out of 4 notes and that it was all Benjamin Wallfisch.


Iamtommie2017-10-04 23:28:21
Oh, and a you can listen to promo's of each song here:

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/blade-runner-2049-original -motion-picture-soundtrack/id1291056782


Waymann2017-10-04 23:43:45
Just saw the film. Fantastic visual feast and a great sequel to Blade Runner. The score itself sounds like Vangelis made it. Never did I have the feeling this came from Remote Controle. I wouldnít say the soundtrack stands out in this film. It was just good and true to the original film but nothing more. It accompanied the film in a classic way, favouring what happens onscreen, never did they try to do something special with the music. Which is ok because the real star of the film is Roger Deakins, holy damn that cinematography!

I think this is for the most part a complete score. There are a lot of silent moments in the film and I think around 75 minutes of score sounds legit. Also the tracklist is mostly in the right order and I can recall every scene.
Although after seeing the film I have no clue why those songs are on the official soundtrack. They are almost never used in the film, only silent short bits and in favor of a character saying I like this song. The Presley songs... you canít even properly hear them in that specific scene. Almost Human is not used in the End Titles, so time enough for you to run away from that hybrid Rihanna/Adelle song.


d a r t h2017-10-05 00:24:14
75mn on 2CD..it's...a joke ?


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-05 00:24:14
Just seeing at the tracklist there'll be everything you need in there. There's a bunch of just ambient drones pretty useless not included obviously but it's not like No Time For Caution lol... And I can't wait to hear Pilot & Sea Wall... ;) From titles it seems in chronological order (even the songs).

That "Blade Runner" track is intriguing, definitely a suite, I'm curious, could be stuff heard in the end credits... Before yelling at the "worst release" ever, just know what you're talking about... -_-


Waymann2017-10-05 00:38:38
Indeed Hybrid, that Sea Wall scene was amazing!


s2017-10-05 07:00:18
The latter half of Sea Wall (after the shitty world engine drone part) is sublime.


Medigo2017-10-05 11:05:59
I overreacted
My bad
Still, is this the deluxe edition?


Medigo2017-10-05 11:07:35
oh
I hear it is
bit odd that they'd put it on spotify too, but I cant complain anymore

Kingfannypack reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-05 06:49:22
The tracklist provided above isn't the two disc version, is it?


Waymann2017-10-05 08:50:16
For once and all. Yes it is the tracklist for the 2 disc set. Everything from the movie is included on this, except some minor ambient sound design parts. RCP did a good job on this release.

Marianelli-96 reply Replies: 11 || 2017-10-01 13:53:24
Not entirely sure whether anybody will be able to help out here, but apparently there are 2 different versions of the score/soundtrack available. A single CD version (Y4CDBR01) and a 2 CD version (Y4BR01COMBO). I appreciate none of you here likely no any more than I do but I've sent an e-mail enquiring into the details of the order to Epic Records, as I'm certain I bought the 2CD version and yet my order seems to say otherwise. Is anyone else having this issue, or can anybody shed some light on what exactly is going on? The entire process of releasing the score seems to have been somewhat problematic.


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-01 15:03:23
Yeah no comment the whole thing is very amateurish...

No tracklist, no extracts, nothing, you basically don't know what you're buying (it could be 2 CDs of disco remixes of Vangelis' original theme for all we know... -_- lol)...

And then there's the "issue"... A friend had called the number to ask them they seemed to keep saying there was only one item (and yet didn't even seem sure)... So I guess people are getting the 2 CD anyway but... nothing's sure... It's a big "?" so far...


Marianelli-962017-10-01 15:14:41
Yeah I have to admit I'm a tad exasperated by the lack of information available regarding this release, but I suppose it's just a product of the record label having such little experience in releasing soundtracks. That being said; this is the score for a multi-million dollar film, so like you say, it does just come across as incredibly 'amateurish'. I really appreciate you taking the time to get back to me though, and in some ways I can take consolation in knowing I'm not the only one having problems here. Thanks so much!


Ahmad2017-10-01 15:44:55
I don't think you need to worry about it. I pre-order it the very next day after it was announced and there is only one item to order which is the limited edition numbered 2-CD set.
Don't know about the "Y4BR01COMBO" thing. Thought it might have to do with the MP3 copy but that has its own code.


Bolidzar2017-10-02 19:48:22
There is only one release (thusfar). The Combo product number indicates the 2CD 2049 edition plus the download. The CD on its own is Y4CDBR01. The MP3 Product number is Y4CDBR01MP320


Anonymous2017-10-03 20:59:43
WTF is this.. because the BR 2049 score has sold out, they will release a 2nd batch, which is limited to 2049 copies as well...

2nd Edition Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2-CD Set + Download


Bolidzar2017-10-03 21:10:02
Hahaha! What a scam. "You know what won't help an already rocky Compact Disc market? Variant covers! Everyone will love that!"

Make one that swaps Ford and Goslings heads and I will buy it again.


d a r t h2017-10-03 21:12:45
i ordered the double cd... i hope it's NOT cd1 : single cd version cd2 : demos and bad remixes ...


Andreas2017-10-03 21:36:26
I wish Balfe had worked on the score because Ghost soundtrack was amazing


Ahmad2017-10-03 23:03:42
The whole second edition thing is ridiculous but I'm kinda into it lol. So are they gonna change the cover art each time the batch is sold out?

Anyway, the first edition has the better cover art.


Jsdamian2017-10-03 23:03:55
Cd1: traks 1-13
Cd2: tracks 14-24

No remixes or bad suites hope


PureOcean2017-10-05 06:15:18
I wish, Hans Z. & Benjamin W. could visit Vangelis and taking a photo of them together. This would be a wonderful gesture, kindness and a souvenir!

I wish, in the second CD, it were completely inspired musics for BR2049 composed by Vangelis, just like his third CD of "Blade Runner Trilogy, 25th Anniversary".

(Sorry my bad English)

Andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-05 04:33:43
Oh dear . I had wanted far better than this . Sorry to say but Ghost in The Shelll is better than this . What didnít they simply get Vangelis to score it ?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-04 23:43:57
I've just seen the film, there's very not much score in the film, like expected with a Villeneuve movie... But gosh the end has some very cool stuff !


....2017-10-05 00:23:49
How's the score sound, especially compared with the original?


Ahmad2017-10-05 00:25:02
It's interesting that you say that. I've only seen Sicario and Arrival (his latest two) and I thought there's plenty of score on those two movies at least. Seeing it on Friday and I cannot wait.


Ahmad2017-10-05 00:31:18
By the way, what's up with the Road to 2049 track?

Daniel reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-04 20:56:38
Where/when can I play this?! >:(


MadMax862017-10-04 21:18:16
lol
Release date : 10/06/2017

Waymman reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-04 12:59:10
Question: did HZ & BW also score those shortfilms they have released the past month ?


Waymann2017-10-04 13:26:08
Found out myself, it's not. It's the composer from the movie The Void. Btw you can here that original song Almost Human in the anime short "Black Out 22".

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