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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 we go again:<br>Why Hans Zimmer Got The Job You Wanted (And You Didn’t)<br> 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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  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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Ashley reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-02 00:00:00
What's the title of the composition Haji plays on the cello from time to time in the show? I play in an orchestra and I was curious... Which suite?

Monika reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-01 00:00:00
what is the name of the song used in the english promo for blood+??

Ilona reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-14 00:00:00
Which one of the suites does Hagi play? There are six, you know..

beam reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-07 00:00:00
I wanna know the title of the song Haji play.I love him so much

ron reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-31 00:00:00
bach cello suites, that's is what haji plays.

Badi reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-25 00:00:00
Hey the Diva song is not the full version I want to listen to the full version its different in Blood+

Badi reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-25 00:00:00
I've been looking all over the internet just to find out who the heck sung as Diva I love that song now who sung as Diva and who is the voice of Diva I mean no one talks about Diva thats so sad...

Tina reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-19 00:00:00
I love Blood+ very much

fye reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-17 00:00:00
blood+ is cool... i like saya... i luvv blood+

KEKE reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-14 00:00:00

Shiori reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-11 00:00:00
Thank you very much.

Now all I need to find is the name of the song Hagi plays on his cello.. Anyone know..?

ChaosMage reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-08 00:00:00
Anyone knows what the name is of the cello song that Haji plays? It was the first song that cought me in the anime, later "Diva". Anyone knows?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-06 00:00:00
The singer is Elin Carlson !


Shiori reply Replies: 0 || 2007-04-17 00:00:00
Hello, I am a huge fan of Blood+ and was simply wondering if anyone knows the name of the woman who sings Diva's Song. I adore her voice and would absolutely love to hear more of it.

Oh, and I was also wondering if anyone knew the title of the song that Hagi plays on his cello?

Jesse reply Replies: 0 || 2007-04-02 00:00:00
Woah.. Zimmer and Mancina doing anime? Cool.

Sakura* reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-26 00:00:00
okay, so i was wondering, in the first episode with Haji is playing the cello, does ANYONE know what song that is? Or if it's even on a c.d.? I've been looking everywhere for it and i haven't found anywhere! And I think it's a totally great sounding song so i hope i can find it somewhere! =S so yepp i guess leave a comment here && I'll check back later, thanks a ton!

Jennifer reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-24 00:00:00
Who is the singer of Track #15, "Diva" please? Thank you. Jennifer Wong of

Cabbage reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-23 00:00:00
Omg, me too! It's so frustrating

Studlybob reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-15 00:00:00
I REALLY want to know who sings the Diva song but I can't find out ANYWHERE. I looked every place I could possibly look.

Cabbage reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-11 00:00:00
Who the hell is the singer for the Diva song?!

JOSE reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-12 00:00:00

rodrigo reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-02 00:00:00
who is the singer of diva song. thanks

Wam reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-29 00:00:00
Yes, it's a beautiful score, but looks like H. Zimmer's "Crimson tide" too much ! (listen the track "Blood + Grand theme" from "Blood" and "Roll tide" from "Crimson Tide"). But M. Mancina is a very good composer.

D. reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-21 00:00:00
I Love This Soundtrack, it's utterly amazing. The most powerful song is Diva. Gives me chills everytime I listen to it. Good Job Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.

toy-yan reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-07 00:00:00
left with feeling of pending doom

ak reply Replies: 0 || 2006-09-30 00:00:00
Incredible score perfectly compliments the characters' inner and outer battles portrayed in the series. On its own it's a powerful score, but backed by the emotions of the characters, it truly becomes a grounding element throughout the entire Blood+ series.

Villain reply Replies: 0 || 2006-09-26 00:00:00
This score is amazing!!!!
Mark Mancina rules on MV!!!!

okku reply Replies: 0 || 2006-09-23 00:00:00
blood great theme is wonderful.

Yomemi reply Replies: 0 || 2006-09-21 00:00:00

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