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Okay, maybe I was a little too critical by calling Interstellar "sound effects".  I don't totally dislike Interstellar, just not what I was expecting or hoping for.  There are indeed some beautiful moments in the score, I just didn't care for all the wind noises and such and a great deal of it was atmospheric in my opinion, which is okay to a point.  I would love to hear Hans create some great memorable themes again like he did in so many of his awesome scores of the 1990's and early 2000's.Heaven knows, if any recent Zimmer score deserves an award, Interstellar is the one.I've just seen "The Theory Of Everything", and I have to say it's a beautiful score. I think it's just the Academy's cup of tea. But let's not forget they gave the Award to "The Social Network", which was everything but classic.<br><br>Now I'm upset because I think Hans may lose. I really want him to win his 2nd Oscar!I've just seen "The Theory Of Everything", and I have to say it's a beautiful score. I think it's just the Academy's cup of tea. But let's not forget they gave the Award to "The Social Network", which was everything but classic.<br><br>Now I'm upset because I think Hans may lose. I really want him to win his 2nd Oscar!I also see that Mombasa Suite is no longer credited...Is that just because there's nothing "official" to go by? And then also, was a suite written for the Fischer theme?
This is not a commercially available album. If you look, it says, "Unofficial release".This is even more ridiculous than the Gladiator lawsuit back in 2006. It seems if you're a frustrated c-list composer, you're trying new ways to get a piece of the cake.When does this album release?<br><br>I've got almost dying<br><br>And What's the format? CD? FLAC(Digital DL)?What total bullshit.  If anything, Hans sued himself and won for the similarities to Time lol.<br><br>Please......Well this is a load of shit! Doesn't even sound similar at all. Friedman is a fucking scumbag.<br>h t t p:// k-lawsuit-stole-music-hans-zimmer
It's on Spotify too. Some kind of lame promo trick?It sounds more like something with Two Steps From Hell than with Hans Zimmer, if you ask me... :PI don't know what it is... Strange. This Davide Anselmi appears to be a young italian musician. He's got 2000 followers on his facebook account, where he announced his new single Overture as "with Hans Zimmer". Without any comment.<br><br>Hybrid, do you know anything about that?Hi I'm a college student, and ever since I've seen the movie "Interstellar" my dream has changed to screen music composer. Although, I have never had chance to learn how to compose a song, but I have been trying my best to make good music. This below link will lead you guys to trailer for Interstellar with my self-composed music as sound track. Please feel free to check it and leave comment on it. Thank you guys!!!<br><br>'m so glad they're doing something on the music... so far, with most movie releases, if there are special features, the score gets overlooked. I remember with the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings, how blown away I was with the lengthy and informative documentary that went into detail with each movie on how Shore wrote and was inspired and recorded the score. I would love to see such a thing like that but with Zimmer and Nolan.
Wow! Digital and Blu-ray just announced! And the Blu-ray comes with over 3 hours of special features, just as I'd hoped/assumed!<br><br>The features are as follows:<br>The Science of Interstellar - Extended cut of the broadcast special.<br>Plotting an Interstellar Journey - Discusses the filmís origins, influences and narrative designs.<br>Life on Cooperís Farm - Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.<br>The Dust - Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, and clean up after, a catastrophic dust storm.<br>TARS and CASE - Designing and building these unique characters and how they were brought to life on set and in the film.<br>Cosmic Sounds - The concepts, process, and recording of Hans Zimmerís unforgettable score.<br>The Space Suits - A look at the design and build of the suits and helmets, and what it was like to wear them.<br>The Endurance - Explore this massive set with a guided tour by production designer Nathan Crowley.<br>Shooting in Iceland: Millerís Planet/Mannís Planet - Travel with the cast and crew to Iceland and see the challenges they faced in creating two vastly different worlds in one country.<br>The Ranger and the Lander - A look at the other two spaceships in the film.<br>Miniatures in Space -Marvel at the large-scale models used in the explosive docking sequence.<br>The Simulation of Zero-G - Discover the various methods that the filmmakers used to create a zero gravity environment.<br>Celestial Landmarks - Explore how the filmmakers used practical special effects informed by real scientific equations to give the illusion of real space travel for both the actors and the audience.<br>Across All Dimensions and Time - A look at the concept and design of the Tesseract, which incorporated a practical set rather than a green screen.<br>Final Thoughts - The cast and crew reflect back on their Interstellar experience.<br>Theatrical Trailersfound it on his iTunes page as his most recent releaseAfter seeing Interstellar I was inspired by the music and also the ingenuous use of the organ.  Had a go at a fan theme. Feel free to check it out and leave a comment.<br><br> can see what he means as well, I just thought "sound effects" was a needlessly dismissive way of putting it. I know themes and melodies have gone out of vogue now, and as a 'semi-pro', I guess, composer, it's pretty sad to see everyone attempting (badly) to copy the 'modern' sound (ironically very dated sounding now). <br><br>But hey, these things come and go, there's no point being too bitter over it. The kind of music Mark loves might make a comeback in 5 years time.Ignore that list.  I don't know how the hell Stay showed up at the bottom.<br><br>04-Day One<br>01-Dreaming of the Crash<br>02-Cornfield Chase<br>18-Flying Drone<br>03-Dust<br>Who's They?<br>05-Stay<br>06-Message from Home<br>07-The Wormhole<br>19-Atmospheric Entry<br>08-Mountains<br>09-Afraid of Time<br>20-No Need to Come Back<br>10-A Place Among the Stars<br>11-Running Out<br>12-I'm Going Home<br>13-Coward<br>21-Imperfect Lock<br>22-No Time for Caution<br>14-Detach<br>15-S.T.A.Y.<br>Quantifiable Connection - Fan Edit<br>23-What Happens Now_<br>16-Where We're Going<br>17-First Step<br>24-Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night<br>No Time for Caution (Film Version) - Fan Edit<br>IMAX End Credits (Re-Created) - Fan Edit

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  1. The Ascent (27:39)
  2. The Descent (13:41)
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Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-12-10 17:31:33
Anyone else think that the part about 3 or 4 minutes into "The Ascent" resembles "Absurdity" from The Lone Ranger?

Dom reply Replies: 4 || 2013-09-01 22:06:52
can someone actually tell me who plays the guitar in the K2 movie ? I have the soundtrack from the movie and its not there ? it would be nice to know I had the move for over 15years ! someone said its E Van Halen huh ?

Hybrid Soldier2013-09-01 22:40:09
Click on "See details..." and you'll find all you need ! :)

Dom 2013-09-15 08:24:50
I mean no disrespect to Hans Zimmer in any way But why ? WHY !
was the Chaz Jankel soundtrack never released for the k2 movie ?
there is so much energy in it ! were MR Zimmer its just to mellow for my taste

anyone know where you can buy it download it ?


Hybrid Soldier2013-09-15 09:36:58
Ask Robert Townson from 20 years ago, he's the one who decided to release that version of the score.

HZ has nothing to do with it.

Actually I'm still trying to see the British version of that movie with HZ's score, no way I listen to it with Jankel's ! :P

Bioscope2013-09-15 17:19:34
In South Africa, there's a dvd distributer named NEXT VIDEO, if I remember correctly, that released the PAL version with Zimmer/ Glennie-Smith's version. Check out an online store named KALAHARI, you should get it there :)

The picture and sound is great...

MacArthur reply Replies: 2 || 2013-09-02 06:09:29
Is this the One on iTunes

MacArthur2013-09-02 06:10:31
Because I thought that Zimmer didn't do the music for K2. only the The Music Inspired by it

Anonymous2013-09-02 09:25:19
There are two scores - a European version (scored by Zimmer) and the original version (scored by Chaz Jankel).

mittens reply Replies: 0 || 2012-09-29 16:51:33
I was dust cleaning my old cds, and I accidentally read the notes Hans wrote on the back of this album where he thanked Nick Glennie-Smith for writing and arranging some cues which have unfortunately been omitted from this record, so if someone was wondering the music on this cd is 100% Zimmer.

just 007 reply Replies: 5 || 2011-06-28 22:16:00
track on expanded score
1. main title
2. the team
3. family
4. packistan / k2
5. brotherhood
6. climb high
7. portents of doom
8. denali
9. two friends
10. death zone
11. touching the void
12. save / end title

T-Mann0362011-06-28 23:59:19
I wish the 12 tracks are leaked. Thanks for sharing just 007.

K22011-06-29 02:23:01
I think its the OST cut into tracks with possibly the end credits added from DVD.

T-Mann0362011-08-13 02:36:01
Is it possible if you could separate them by length of time on each of the 12 tracks?

Takehiro2011-08-13 05:26:33
1. (3:10)
2. (4:30)
3. (1:41)
4. (2:57)
5. (4:06)
6. (3:37)
7. (3:10)
8. (3:01)
9. (3:04)
10. (4:45)
11. (2:56)
12. (4:40)

There is no extra music on this, it is simply the OST cut into film order. Its a neat idea, but its not an expanded score by any means, not even slightly.

T-Mann0362011-08-13 07:26:03
Thanks Takehiro... I DEFINITELY needed that!

Iceboy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-13 00:00:00
Theres an expanded score of this on sale in Europe, from a bootlegging group. Anyone got the tracklisting for it?

tim reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-16 00:00:00
having seen both versions of the movie, with both scores... Jankel may have been a replacement, but his score works better within the film; the slow character scenes and vastness of the surroundings come across better with the pink-floyd-esque music in the american release. Zimmers score just doesn't match the tone of the film itself; its too busy, sonically cluttered, and dare-I-say, small scale.

That being said I prefer the European cut of the film for the extra scenes, so c'est la vie. And Zimmer's score, I was surprised to find, works really well on the CD, if you're a fan of his sound.

It just doesn't work in K2.

Now wheres the Chaz Jankel CD?

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-23 00:00:00
Superb soundtrack.
Originally saw the movie in the UK with the Hans Zimmer soundtrack. Absolutely stunning.
Live in Canada now, and own the infinitely inferior North American edition of the movie with some guy called Chaz Jankel doing soundtrack duty. Completely senseless!
Hans rules!
Praying that someone with real taste and class will release the DVD with the Hans soundtrack over here!

Suicune reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-21 00:00:00
1) The Ascent (27:40) (The longest cue ever written by Hans Zimmer)
2) The Descent (13:41)

Suicune reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-04 00:00:00
An excellent progressive soundtrack that holds your ears bound to the speaker. The kind of soundtrack that you don't know what will you hear next. A must-hear soundtrack.

Eduardo Caballero reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-19 00:00:00
Need to buy actual soundtrack and movie from K2, not interpretations of that music.
can you help me find that cd/dvd© 2001-2014 OST 
K2 soundtrack - Hans Zimmer 1991