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One of this score's best and most underrated moments, especially in the context of the film, is the introduction of the Kraken's theme in "Row to Tia Dalma". The tense buildup while Gibbs describes the creature's horrors, then the brief pause as he names it, followed by the theme in the absolute lowest registers of the orchestra, quiet, but so so so menacing and also just SUPER FUCKING COOL.<br><br>It gives me goosebumps every time, in a *dialogue scene*. That is incredibly good musical storytelling.Edmund: And posted their one-sentence review of it on the Hans Zimmer fan site.Anything missed from the official release?oh damn really? huh that would be cool. even with the ultimate edition there’s still deleted scenes and I wish they were put on the Blu ray.<br><br>it plays during the scene after the knightmare when Clark is looking through the polaroids that say judge jury executioner on them. i don’t remember if that’s an extended scene or not as I’ve only seen the theatrical cut once in theaters. one and done lol"Chicken Run really makes you FEEL like you're in a concentration camp." - IGN
I guess it comes from a deleted scene where Jesse Eisenberg gets playful with his dinner. Rumor has it it's gonna be included in the Snyder Cut.I love the notion of Barack Obama and IGN teaming up to review 20 year old film scores.Smoothly done soundtrack. IGN - 10/10what the hell is Quaker steak and lube????I disagree on Catwoman. I love Zimmer's theme and I thought it is one of his most underrated themes.
Loved the new tracks!<br><br>Hans & Chris really did something special.<br><br>I enjoyed the Tenet score, but honestly Ludwig's work doesn't compare to Zimmer's. I just hope they work together again instead of Chris choosing Ludwig as his main collaborator from now on.Agreed.<br><br>I don’t know, TDKR feels a little oppressive to me in comparison with BB and TDK , probably as a result of Nolan’s musical tastes veering away from symphonic to more abstract. Reading the new book on Nolan gives me the impression that he has a very similar approach to his music as he does his filmmaking. With that said though, TDKR is still a solid conclusion to the franchise. Bane’s theme is excellent and the culmination of the various “Bat-Themes” do feel well earned. Catwoman’s theme is solid, but for some reason is dropped from most of the movie in favor of the repeating two-note phrase.<br><br>@Moggyman<br>Honestly I feel as if JNH’s work on the first two Hunger Games sequels showed a strong improvement in writing and theme building. The last score was a bit too much of a pastiche, but orchestrally a stronger fit than the first one. And “Crimes of Grindelwald” is easily one of the best sequel scores in the past few years (alongside Star Wars and HTTYD). Unfortunately we still don’t have a good album situation for that though. -_-Counterpoint: I liked Crimes of Grindelwald more than the first Fantastic Beasts. And forget Hanging Tree - "Air Raid Drill" from the first and "Sewer Attack" from the second Mockingjay are the best cues from that series. Plus, JNH honestly hasn't worked on that many sequels so we don't really have enough to go on here. <br><br>I think having JNH on board for Catwoman would have done wonders for this score. Hans' theme is okay, but feels like a bit of an afterthought compared to Bane.TDK & TDKR have amazing theme suites.<br><br>But as for the scores in film, they don't even get close to Batman Begins !I like Tom but idk he's gone downhill in my book. Alita was boring, i was over the moon excited for Terminator cause that was a perfect mix and it was disappointed big time. I'd love to hear Steve Jablonsky tackle that and get back to being as great as he used to, he has been phoning it in big time lately
Ok, before I eat my words, JNH did create the Hanging Tree in Mockingjay p1 which was good, but nothing else other than that in the sequels.For being the so called "weakest", it's very good. And if you think that Bane's theme is repetitive, I would say the same about the Joker's theme in TDK (to me they are both good though). <br><br>Now in all fairness, JNH could have probably added good material to the score since he's a genius, but I personally think he doesn't do well on sequels. Sure, in TDK he gave harvey dent a theme that resonated with his character (but was similar to material already used in BB). Yet, if you look at his work in the hunger games, its seems to me that he couldn't bring something both new and compelling to the sequels as he did in the first movie. I will agree with you that Batman Begins has the best music of the series though.After re-listening to this one, it's clearly the weakest of the trilogy. Of course it's not bad, the new themes are pretty good (though I think Bane's theme is a bit too repetitive and dry at times), there's still emotional moments, but JNH's absence really left a hole in this score.<br><br>I get to an extent that's the point, that all of Bruce's potential for a happy life is gone, but even the emotional tracks to me have nowhere near the emotional resonance that JNH's themes brought to the films. <br><br>"Come With Me" is the best example, where the slow emotional Selina Kyle chords just don't leave much of an impact. Definitely could have used JNH's "Courthouse Pt. 1" or the main theme from "Bruce Left For Dead" to emphasize Bruce's giving up of a quiet life. <br><br>Of course I still appreciate the way the 2 note motif is developed into a theme of its own, as well as the score as a whole, but then you get tracks like "Many Forms of Immortality" which just emphasize how much more effective the thematic work in Batman Begins was.It could also be Tom, who worked on Run All Night, and is already an established DC composer<br>Either way I'll be happyI lowkey think James is gonna score the Black Adam movie. it's the same director from Jungle Cruise so I'm sure he'll be brought along for it
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John PowellBatu SenerJohn Traunwieser
ComposerAdditional OrchestratorMusic Scoring Mixer
Hubris - Choral Works (Album)
Label: 5 Cat Studios
Length: 58'17
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  3. A Prussian Requiem - III. Beware The Bear (2:06)
  4. A Prussian Requiem - IV. We, The Glorious Dead - V. Easy (6:27)
  5. A Prussian Requiem - VI. The Papers Of Peace - VII. Let The Rails Roll - VIII. Victory Is Ours (9:32)
  6. A Prussian Requiem - IX. My Reasoning (3:32)
  7. A Prussian Requiem - X. The Gift (9:51)
  8. Requiem Addendum (7:26)
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superultramegaa reply Replies: 0 || 2020-04-03 02:01:15
This is a highly underrated album. It's nothing short of a masterpiece, a modern opera. The choir is beautiful, and the choice of gospel for the first track gives it a unique identity, though I'm not sure how well it meshes with the orchestra. It feels a bit off, but will hopefully improve for me on further listens.

The composition, has to me, elevated Powell to the status of the second best living composer (Williams is still first for now). It's pure orchestral beauty and mastery with variety of texture, color, and style, with seamless tonal transitions. The complexity rivals some of the great works of the past.

It's strange to me that this is called "choral works". Sure the choir is an important element, but it really should be named "Hubris Symphony", or "Hubris: The Opera", because that's the status the album deserves.

Holygreg reply Replies: 0 || 2018-06-16 10:00:27
It sounds great ! I think I will listen to the CD after the hamburg concert, to keep the surprise, because they will play some cues there !

Are some french JP fans going to Hamburg next week ? It would be great to have a beer and talk about film music !

Nicolas, Webmaster reply Replies: 2 || 2018-06-15 15:33:13
This would be really nice that as the release is only available for download, we had the choice to download it in a better quality than the CD itself. We have no material piece in the hands, at least we would like to have such a contentment. I do have no action in Qobuz, but that should be a mandatory place for a download only music, for music lovers who like pure instrumental music. ;)
I'll be waiting for it !


Nicolas, Webmaster2018-06-15 19:50:44
Hubris: Choral Works by John Powell is now available to stream worldwide on all digital platforms! &#128526;

Also available to download in 192k/24bit high-resolution from johnpowellmusic .com
CDs on https ://bit.ly/2lcQ5Ig :) and coming soon to Amazon and other retailers!

Thank you, everyone, who was a part of this record!
Enjoy &#127926;&#127930;


Nicolas, Webmaster2018-06-15 19:51:52
John just precised this point, i was just too impatient ;)

Iamtommie reply Replies: 0 || 2018-06-15 12:08:07
This album is absolutley wonderful!. I loved every second of it. I adore choirs in film music and an album like this is a very welcome treat!

Great job, Mr. Powell
10/10

Berkian Warrior reply Replies: 2 || 2018-05-29 22:54:45
Why are the ratings so low from fans? Has this even been released yet?


Joanne2018-06-05 05:54:22
Not yet. Release date in mid June.


Berkian Warrior2018-06-05 22:47:00
Then how can it have bad ratings without even being listened to yet

Powellfan reply Replies: 1 || 2018-05-29 16:38:35
Never got straight what exactly an orchestrator does in such a context; maybe that's why I'm a bit surprised to see one on this album.

It seemed more like Powell's pet project than a produced thing.


ThePhantasm 2018-05-29 17:12:00
I've been wondering that myself.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 2 || 2018-05-27 10:49:05
More Powell !


Iamtommie2018-05-27 11:09:02
Great!! Very big Powell fan!!!


Edmund Meinerts2018-05-27 18:16:19
Jesus! Two Powell albums in less than a month. What a time to be alive. :O

So glad this is finally getting a release!

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