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As for Ad Astra, unfortunately i can't hear anything from Ad Astra aswell :/ It's just MW2 mixed with Mancinas themes for me. And the cues from MW2, they aren't just drums, all the guitars, melodies, vibes, even the choir or the voices are included. The above mentioned cues from MW2 are not complete, there are plenty of them, but these will give you the idea of what we've mentioned. Again, i'm not mad, i'm happy that a wider audience can hear these cues, but then again, on MW2 they sounded better and fresher than on the BB3 score (i mean the quality of the recordings - you can hear the cues and instruments more directly. On the BB3 score it sounds like being in a bathroom hearing to the MW2 score). And as i said earlier, i would like to understand or know what Lorne thought about using all these cues. Time pressure? Unused opportunity for a wider audience? And then again that synth-sound even using a real orchestra :/@ Mr Tweedy:<br><br>MW2 has hundred of cues, which has all the special atmosphere and sound-effects, but try listen to these cues to understand what i and others mean:<br><br>- Guerilla Tactics <br>- Guerilla<br>- Contingency<br>- Breach<br>- Retreat and Reveille<br><br>Funny thing, play the cue "Guerilla Tactics" from MW2 and let Shazam try to find out what track that is. It shows me as "Lorne Balfe - We're Dangerous People" from BB3 :DI really like this score!<br>Sure he used Mancina's Theme, that's allright cool, I don't hear anything similar to Ad Astra....don't know why somebody compare this score with Ad Astra....<br>That MW2 sounds are very great, he don't copy himself, he just used the Drums, what's definitely be OK!!<br><br>I don't know why people always want to compare scores....Everybody use his own Temp Music sometimes, that's normal!Please could you give me the exact name of the track from MW2 that is used in BB3? I’d like to compare both!I love Lorne´s music and all, but I am genuinely wondering, why they decided to re-use MW2 so much in the score
as for the drums, yes, i would understand. but the orchestra? you're recording the strings from a real orchestra, so why the downgrade in sound-quality?Because that parts are sampled drums and there are no real?i don't know what to think about the use of mw2. i mean, i love his work for mw2, it's TOO good to be just a score for a game, a wider audience should hear this, so i'm kind of happy to hear some parts of it here. BUT somehow, it's kind of a lazy move just to copy that 1:1. some cues are untouched and some cues are layered with some themes of mancina. i would be interested to know what was he thinking while doing this? <br><br>i followed his video uploads on his social media channels, where he showed some snippets of the orchestra and i truly loved that. but while hearing at the score, i'm dissappointed to hear the quality as it sounds like synth. i mean that typically Balfe synth sound quality. if he uses truly orchestra, than it's a shame and pitty that it sounds like synths in the end. he needs a better recording or mixing or whatever to get rid of that synth-quality-design and having the true-orchestra feelingMancina's theme + Ad Astra + MW:2= Bad boys for Life.Please enlighten me on how Bad Boys 3 sounds the same as Lego Batman or Genius: Picasso
why his music always sound the same...if he doesn't have time why he keep scoring more and more films per year? is it all about money?Modern Warfare 2 is a lot in the album!<br><br>- It's Good Shit Lieatenant<br>- We're Dangerous People<br>- What Else You Got (Bad Boys Remix)<br>- God's Gun (Bad Boys Remix)<br>- We Ride Together, We Die Together (Bad Boys Remix)We're Dangerous PeopleCall of the Wild coming by Hollywood Records, that means, digital.Bloodshoot coming from Sony Classical
Can confirm is in the albumavailable in nz itunes store. on the cover its correct now....motion picture score.What was Hans’ role in the treatment of Mantovani’s “Charmaine”. It sounds like the original, but cleaner, clearer, & without the limitations of 50/60’s recording technology. I’ve been fascinated by this piece for 25+ years, as it seems almost a precursor to Jarre & even Zimmer’s electronic music, while being entirely orchestral. Links to info appreciated.@Scorefan: You know what "Motion" means right? Motion picture = moving picture = movie. U either call it "Original Movie Score" or "Original Score from the Movie" or u call it "Original Motion Picture Score". But u can't say "Movie Picture" lol. Its just wrong or like Macejko said.. "a retarded mistake" ;-)@Maho: Dude I know why its stated "Score", but thats NOT the issue. What I'm talking about here is "Movie" which should be called "Motion".
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His Dark Materials (TV Series) (The Musical Anthology)
Label: Silva Screen
Length: 52'50
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  1. His Dark Materials (1:38)
  2. The Alethiometer (4:35)
  3. Lyra - The Child Of Prophecy (2:20)
  4. The Settling Of A Daemon (3:54)
  5. Scholastic Sanctuary (3:06)
  6. The General Oblation Board (2:58)
  7. The Life Of Roger Parslow (2:42)
  8. The Machinations Of Lord Boreal (2:50)
  9. A Gilded Cage (1:24)
  10. The Strength Of Gyptians (3:38)
  11. A Plea To Fate (3:13)
  12. The Legacy Of Svalbard (2:30)
  13. Mrs. M. Coulter (2:05)
  14. The Magisterium (3:03)
  15. The Path Foretold (2:15)
  16. Release The Spy-Fly (2:07)
  17. The Tales Of Lee Scoresby (2:43)
  18. The Compass Points North (2:34)
  19. The Witches Of Lake Enara (3:15)
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Knight reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-23 19:57:08
Is volume 2 of HDM going to be added soon?

BrianP reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-22 13:36:43
Really love the fact Lorne Balfe is posting the score music for all of the themes for piano.Volume 1 has to be the best tv soundtrack this year


mpolonest123 2019-12-22 14:33:39
Hate on the man’s music all you want, I’ve never seen a composer interact and give so much to his fans. Really cool guy!

Micheal reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-21 22:51:50
Is Balfe doing Bond ?


Mr.Unbreakable2019-12-22 00:00:55
Nope,The composer is Dan Romer (Maniac).

Mr.Unbreakable reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-21 02:07:54
Something has failed with the complete score, knowing what Balfe is capable of doing by arranger good themes, I don't quite understand why the score stands out so little.


mpolonest123 2019-12-21 02:49:10
Having seen the first few episodes I was surprised at how “in the background” the music really was. Especially compared to the excellent concept album released earlier.

I took a spin with the new album, there are still some standout tracks but I do feel like a good chunk has that underscore feeling to it.

AndreasP reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-21 00:19:51
Loving the complete score for His Dark Materials.Silver Guillotone, Armored Claws and Polar Adventure are the best cues of the album.This soundtrack and 6 Underground have made Christmas !

Balfe reply Replies: 2 || 2019-12-20 13:55:40
I am willing to give Balfe the benefit - the concept album is great and there are good points in the show - but the actual score is frigging terrible. Like a cheap youtube approximation of Hans Zimmer. What the fuck is this?


Drone2019-12-20 14:01:49
So, either Balfe does all the great music, and the drones get on it and make it sound synthetic and pointless, or Balfe likes the pointless......Who composed the His Dark Material Anthology? Who composed the score for the BBC show? And what the fuck happened in between? The themes are the same but the performance is totally different and the theme development is pitiful. So is it the case that Balfe did a 50 minute concept album with an actual orchestra that some interns put to picture, cos this is a massive disappointment?


badbu2019-12-20 14:54:18
i like the complete score very much!
the cue "everyone is special" is amazing!

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-19 15:32:15
Now in Itunes NZ, the album for the first season

https:/ /music.apple.com/nz/album/his-dark-materials-original-televi sion-soundtrac k/1491 851961


Test2019-12-20 13:52:54
Yeah, the actual score is actually pretty bad. Totally synthy, or at least cheap two-band orchestra, HZ-trailer muzak from the early 2000s. What happened here - massive disappointment.

maholen reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-19 10:36:10
You don't have to agree with me. But it is my attitude towards the music of Lorne Balfe and as I mentioned. Not everything is bad, but not everything is really good either. His scores are uninteresting after listening to them a third time at the latest. Precisely because everything sounds familiar. He was a good composer for additional music for various Hans Zimmer scores. And yes, he was also one of the additional composers for the first two parts of Transformers. Not all Remote Control composers are suitable for being the main composer. I also don't want to hear music from the same people all the time. That's why I'm open to film music. I've been listening to film music for almost 30 years! So I know what I'm talking about. Of course you cannot know everything. But I don't want to know everything either. In my opinion, Lorne Balfe should take a slightly more careful look at his work and not deliver one score after the next. That's why his music is so monotonous. Rarely do you experience surprises and unfortunately there are not really many in 6 undergrounds. The drums on "Tons of Blood" don't sound bad, but it's better that way. It reminds me of the gaming soundtrack by Need for Speed &#8203;&#8203;- The Run by Brian Tyler. There are great drums in there. So don't take it personally, just accept it.

Thomas reply Replies: 12 || 2019-11-13 12:36:09
This is Balfe’s best music yet for sure and shows a side to his musical skills we don’t get to hear much I think.
It’s been interesting reading posts about Balfe doing Bond.Has he confirmed yet if he is ?


NotSoAnonymous2019-11-13 17:32:06
Well, "No Time To Die" (Bond 25) is being scored by Dan Romer. So, No; he is not scoring it.


Anonymous2019-11-13 22:36:22
lol no he’s not


HunterTech2019-11-14 01:37:02
The report about Romer leaving wasn't even confirmed, so I think it's just people wanting the expected to happen at this point.


;)2019-11-14 18:34:27
Neither Romer or Balfe are scoring Bond 25


NotSoAnonymous2019-11-15 17:36:12
Well, unless you have a source, or can point to a credible publication reporting Romer is not scoring it, I think it is safe to assume (for now) that the composer announced and still listed on the official website as the composer for the film is in-fact the composer for the film..

He wouldn't be my personal choice for the job, but I am not going to ignorantly pretend that he isn't currently the hired composer.


;)2019-11-15 21:20:21
Ok.


AlitaFan2019-12-17 21:57:48
I heard Hans Zimmer is scoring Bond 25 :)


Miralsice2019-12-17 22:05:09
Just rumors, nothing else :)


;)2019-12-18 02:09:39
Might want to start believing those “rumors” lol.


HunterTech2019-12-19 00:26:25
With the amount of projects Zimmer has for 2020 already, there's a lot time he'd have to squeeze in if he needed to get job done by April. Balfe at least looks to be done with his current slate of upcoming movies, so he has a higher chance.


JD2019-12-19 01:40:21
What is your source?


HunterTech2019-12-19 09:21:03
Well that's what I want to ask the others, since Zimmer's 2020 line up has definitely been confirmed (WW84, Dune, Top Gun 2, Spongebob 3 (as of now)). With Balfe, Military Wives had its TIFF screening back in September, and Bad Boys For Life is just next month. So that gives him barely enough time to squeeze in, if he were to be hired.

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-17 20:02:11
This Friday, the final album comes out, at least digitally in February, physically

http: //filmmusicreporter.com/2019/12/17/new-soundtrack-album-for- bbcs-hbos- his-dark-materials-announced/

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 2 || 2019-12-07 10:39:26
Balfe say it and i can confirmed now

6 Undergrond is coming by Paramount Music, and that means, only digital.

13 December, as the movie hit Netflix.


JD2019-12-09 18:49:19
Good to know. Hybrid do you have any insight on this release?


rockhound2019-12-12 12:24:50
sound clips

https:// music.apple.com/nz/album/6-underground -music-from-the-netflix-film/ 1490017912

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-10 17:00:26
“The Alethiometer” might be my new favorite track of the year. Those chord progressions scream JNH/Jerry Goldsmith and are pretty similar to Balfe’s work on Beyond: Two Souls/Blackwood.

I’m glad to see this score getting some love, I’ve always been annoyed with how people seem to slam Balfe for his more workmanlike efforts while ignoring the stronger scores he has done over the years.

iamtommie44 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-09 19:26:00
I really like this score. Not a big fan of Balfe, but really enjoy this one.

And is it me or does The Tales Of Lee Scoresby really sound like Sweetwater from Westworld?

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-06 17:15:06
Haven't been this impressed by Balfe since KP3.


Shince Thomas reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-06 13:50:58
Lorne surprised me with this score, I am blown away. This is such a great music, best of this fall.

JBSO99 reply Replies: 2 || 2019-11-05 21:25:08
Okay, so I'm not the biggest Balfe fan, but when he does it right, I have to recognize it.

And this is a really good example of the best he can achieve. Tracks like the main theme, The Alethiometer, The Strength of Gyptians or A Plea To Fate show how great he can be, and makes me wonder why he would not use this style more often in his scores.

Anyway, I cannot wait to hear how he develops and uses the themes when the score album is released!


Ds2019-11-05 23:33:28
I fully agree. 2019 has been a bit disappointing musically, and I have the impression this score finally shakes things up a bit! Possibly a shot at my favourite of the year. Looking forward to the rest of the show & the music!


superultramegaa2019-11-06 03:44:31
Damn. After skimming the album, you might be right about this being a great product from Balfe. Jesus, woodwinds, beautiful string and choral writing, melody, and an overall creative sound pallet. The only other score of his that gets close to this quality IMO is Genius Season 2.

There are a few moments where the electronics sound ugly and overbearing, but they're thankfully pretty sparse.

I fully agree that we need more of this Lorne style!

Ro reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-05 17:22:15
Alethiometer is a peculiar track and my favorite cue of the album.

It starts off with a Piano motif that is not awfully different from James Newton Howard's central theme for Signs. From there it briefly touches upon the Watergate Piano chord from Frost/Nixon. There are also times when I am almost ready to hear something from "Da Vinci Code" though it doesn't fully materialize.

The orchestral parts have hints of "Sky Ferry" from the Golden Compass by Alexandre Desplat too. I am also hearing a faint reference to the chorus melody of "Arriving At Atoll" from Waterworld.

What a journey!

Balfe fan reply Replies: 1 || 2019-11-04 10:39:23
I have to admit I totally eat all my negative words about Balfe. This is a fantastic and innovative score, full of great melodies, full orchestrations, vocal work, and innovative instrumentation. Clearly, he has spent a lot of time developing this. A clear sense of thematic purpose and melody!


NOW A BALFE FAN2019-11-05 15:14:59
best soundtrack this year so far I think with great themes and his best best since Beyond Two Souls

rockhound reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-03 09:56:37
This is a fantastic score. Beautiful themes, a very nice orchestration and great vocal and choir parts. I think his best score so far.

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2019-10-31 23:29:28
Tina Guo and Richard Harvey are musicians


Knight2019-11-01 00:30:10
Peter Gregson as well

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