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Listen to Ghost in the Shell. If you can come back here with a straight face and call Balfe a musical hack makes you a baboon humping cuck-monger. Balfe's talent and contribution is so incredibly apparent. If you can't hear that, you couldn't hear a dump truck drive through a nitroglycerin plant.Ummm the entirety of the Game of Thrones soundtracks show that Djawadi has many strengths both as a composer and a "theme man" or whatever. Game of Thrones has a soundtrack that is comparable to that of Lord of the Rings - not as memorable, but both LoTR and GoT have phenomenal soundtracks with memorable themes that describe the worlds depicted in each respective franchise. Each soundtrack has themes depicting different cultures, groups of people, characters or complex ideas. While GoT soundtrack isn't as beloved as the LoTR score, they share those qualities. So no, Djawadi is no weak composer.Ian - do you honestly think Genius or Churchill are no good !!!!!this site  is so weird.when people slag of Balfe it’s okay but we dare say he is actually good then people get mad about it .Bit pathetic.The guy has been nominated twice for an Emmy so can’t be that bad!Haters give it a rest and get a life please and let us fans just enjoy the musicHybrid, what did Danny think of what Hans was doing? Since he tries to claim that no Batman composer after him wrote a "theme"...Okay, so I'm not a fan of Balfe's; I think it's objectively the case that much of his music is very, very similar to work he's already done (seriously, how many times has he made obviously variations of Journey to the Line / Time?). However, his best work is both highly creative and emotionally compelling IMO, not sure how one could expect more than that. Ironclad is actually a good example of this
Actually Hybrid my comment is based on their separate  interviews years apart. Zimmer's arguably dismissive comment years ago and Elfman's arguably stern remark about his theme being the only Batman theme, of recent note. <br><br>If they are both good friends who go to each other's barbecues on Sundays and drink beer together, more power to them. If they have a stellar working relationship, well, I obviously am not privy to that, but good on them. However based on what I've heard my impressions don't lean towards the latter.<br><br>If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. <br>  <br><br><br>"Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty."<br><br>Blackwood might want to have a word with you.Too many songs! But at least there is 15 tracks of score.<br><br>BTW, I don't think Djawadi is able just to do themes. His score in GoT Season 7 shows that he is able to do action tracks very well. Also, in GoT Season 6, he shows that he is able to have many themes and develop them in many different ways.Meta your comment is based on smoke...<br><br><br>Do you have any idea of what Hans & Elfman's relation is ? How many scores Danny mixed at Remote Control ? That when Hans was writing Batman Begins, Danny was in the next room and Hans invited him to check what he was doing ? How many people from RCP Elfman recruited to help him ?lol it's too funny the guy even spent the time of typing all this...<br><br>Some people apparently have very boring lives on this planet !
These comments by “Balfe” are comical.god knows where such venom comes from . Maybe an ex employee probably.he was correct on one point .He is indeed a trailer composer.He just did the mission impossible trailer!!!LOL. I guess this "Balfe" guy is one of those trolls from Stop RCP group.Many benevolent saviours explaining the error of our music tastes have surfaced recently, haven't they?Eh, Mr. Ellipsis, I have to take issue with your appeal to popularity. Justin Bieber sells millions of records. That doesn't make his music good. Last year's piece of crap pointless Beauty and the Beast remake made a frankly terrifying amount of money at the box office. Doesn't stop it being a piece of crap.Guys, I know a lot of you probably think I'm an overly critical snob, but next time you do, just remember this guy and realize how much worse I could be. :p
Balfe is not a composer, but still he gets to compose dozens of films and shows every single year, wow. He must be doing something good if he is on of the most busiest composers out there, don´t you think? Or you want to tell me that every producer, director or whoever hires him is deaf? Do you know how many films had to be re-scored by Balfe in the past few years? <br><br>Why you feed the troll?<br><br>Wrong.<br><br>1. Wallfish is a very fine composer, period. Hans is a synth guy.<br><br>2. If Hans wasn't concern about BR he wouldn't do it.<br><br>3. Slavery was abolished 150 years ago. Hans choose to did it and agreed to involve Wallfish.<br><br>4. Maybe true, but it wasn't the thought of Villeneuve.here we go again:<br>Why Hans Zimmer Got The Job You Wanted (And You Didn’t)<br>https://behindtheaudio.com/2013/07/hans-zimmer/Hey you guys.<br><br>Balfe is a trailer composer not someone who composes real scores. He helps Hans out on his projects and occasionally may have a good idea. He is not an artist, simple as that.<br><br>Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty. The epitome of that is Terminator Genisys that even fans of the franchise found embarassing (and that is for a series based on synth scores). The samples are especially abhorrent<br><br>How he climbed to compose music for real films is a mystery. Go back to one of his earliest scores, the 2009 'score' for Ironclad, to find how utterly disappointing his work has been all the way throughout his career.<br><br>Balfe is a hack. He will never be considered a real composer. The industry knows Hans is pushing him and once that attention goes somewhere else, as it does with Hans frequently, Balfe will be immediately forgotten. Tell me - who actually wants a Lorne Balfe score for their film!!<br><br>You rapid fans supporting his work will be laughed at as being idiotic symbiotic followers. Get a fragging grip.<br><br>Balfe is not a composer. <br><br>
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Blood+ (Volume 1)
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  1. Saya's Victory (3:34)
    Mark Mancina, Dave Metzger
  2. Chasing The Enemy (2:01)
    Mark Mancina, Don Harper
  3. Saya-Nara (3:31)
    Mark Mancina
  4. Being Chased (2:28)
    Mark Mancina, Don Harper
  5. BLOOD+ Countdown (2:08)
    Mark Mancina
  6. Saya's Daily Life (2:26)
    Mark Mancina
  7. Vampire Battle (3:16)
    Mark Mancina, Dave Metzger
  8. Chasing Thru Time (2:05)
    Mark Mancina, Don Harper
  9. Saya's Destiny (2:32)
    Mark Mancina
  10. Saya's Courage (2:22)
    Mark Mancina, Dave Metzger
  11. The Vampire's Threat (1:21)
    Mark Mancina
  12. BLOOD+ The Final Battle (3:42)
    Mark Mancina
  13. Saya's Love (3:37)
    Mark Mancina, Don Harper
  14. BLOOD+ Grand Theme (6:36)
    Mark Mancina, Dave Metzger
  15. Diva - Elin Carlson (4:51)
    Mark Mancina, Don Harper
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Leo reply Replies: 0 || 2016-06-04 09:12:15
Anyone can answer what was the role of Don Harper in Saya's Love, if Don wrote the entire cue himself or arranged some parts?

Macejko reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-09 12:12:44
What an amazing score. Thematic, heroic, action-packed and punched up with subtle, yet still noticeable japanese influences (some parts reminded me of Joe Hisaishi). Love it. The world needs more Mancina.

dark prince reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-01 02:15:05
Nice score by Mark Mancina, than works tremendously good with the images

Danyon reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-14 15:20:08
That's not just the best answer. It's the bestset answer!

anime freak reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-26 00:00:00
luv blood+ soundtracks

Kaari reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-28 00:00:00
I love this soudtrack! It fits perfectly with the anime!
I hope there's a piano sheet for Diva's Song.. Elin Carlson sings perfectly!

Lila reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-27 00:00:00
Where can I find a sheet music for Saya's Courage/Fear? You know, the sad one that is being played while Kai is carrying Saya to The Place Where It All Began (at the end of the anime). I would like to learn it, I think it's wonderful. Thanks for helping. Bye

Michelle reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-02 00:00:00
Would I possibly be able to purchase a transcribed piano/vocal version of Diva? I would really love to sing this

Fany reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-05 00:00:00
Gracias!!! un gran trabajo. Un gran anime y la musica ni se diga. Lo mejor de lo mejor. saya´s love es mi favorita.!!!

Sarah reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-15 00:00:00
Ah, such a good anime with beautiful music!

ashleyi can sing diva's song reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-11 00:00:00
hey i love diva's song and i love who composed it i wanna know everything about diva i have watched every episode of blood+ it was so awsome

HAJI reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-28 00:00:00
IS there a sheet of haji and diva song oh tell us

Lory reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-06 00:00:00
Is there sheet music for flute for Diva's Song? I'd really like to play us because it is so beautiful.

Miro reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-01 00:00:00
I &#9829; track No.15 Diva - Elin Carlson (4:51) Mark Mancina, Don Harper

really fantastic work

i yub haji ! reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-10 00:00:00
i love haji !! i wanna hear diva singing her song .. T^T . its so great . ^^ i want a season 2 !

yume .. reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-10 00:00:00
haji plays Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor (BWV 1011) by js bach

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buGSy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-20 00:00:00
Thanks to Mark Mancina for his work, his truly gifted. The music really brought the magic to the picture. I can hear some inspirations from John Williams in his work, but he has his own style. I hope to hear more music like this in anmie movies and series in the future.

CI reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-14 00:00:00
Blood+ is one of my favorites animes and one with a great soundtrack. My favorite track is the aria "Diva", a very sad yet wonderful song. One of Mark Mancina's best works.

JC reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-27 00:00:00
Thank you for the beautiful music. It touches the soul. Thank you again.

javiera reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-14 00:00:00
I'm a totally blood+ fan !

Raven reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-17 00:00:00
Whats the name of Hajis song??

Cori Tilley reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-14 00:00:00
So where did you find the sheet music?

Melanie reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-24 00:00:00
Where can I find it?

Mandy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
I love Blood+ BTW, Hagi is a gypsy.

nicky reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-23 00:00:00
yeah. you know the song diva well do you have a violin version ######

jenina reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-03 00:00:00
im addicted at watching blood+

saya... reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-03 00:00:00
i love blood+

rustlingleaves reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-27 00:00:00
I love Blood+ and the background scores are amazing . They capture the angst , sorrow , rage and love so perfectly .

Victoria Bossick reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-31 00:00:00
I LOVE BLOOD+ AND I ALWAYS HAVE AND I AM HAPPY THEY FINALLY HAVE THE MUSIC ON A DVD! THE MUSIC IS PERFECT FOR THE DIFFERENT FEELINGS AND PLACES IN THE ANIME GREAT JOB GUYS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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