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I wonder if this track is the one causing consternation: Nils Frahm: 'Says' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIwwjy4slI8<br><br>It sounds a bit like what Richter and Balfe could produce, but it is much more artistic than Balfe and much more synth-based than Richter. Frahm is credited for additional music.Not writing negative comments about Balfe for the purpose of writing negative comments - ie. trolling - but for the fact that Balfe does not seem to take film composition seriously. Goldsmith had a similar pace in the 1990s that equates to contemporary Balfe, but he managed to produce fantastic scores like Air Force One in a few weeks (yes, with some help from McNeeely). Balfe simply does not seem to have those skills so he resorts to cliches and drony nonsense. I await to be proven wrong. That Balfe track is not half-bad so I do maintain a general sense of expectation for this.Not any more lame than the Balfe cueLorne says it will be released and insists it’s not a GITS situation.That's been standard in certain cases, though considerably less nowadays with how complicated these situations have become.<br><br>Having heard both tracks posted, both give me little on their own. I'm sure they work better in the context of the film, and we might see better tracks unveiled eventually.
He deserve better.Hans and Lorne like twins. Lorne has a very good personality. I still don't understand why some people are still writing bad comments to Lorne?Probably... lolSo is this how it’s gonna be? Official release for Richter and leaks by Balfe :(Lorne posted a track from Ad Astra on his YouTube channelThank you. And i suppose "Need You Busting My Balls - End Credits" title would correspond to ASCAP "Need You Busting My Balls" + "RUSH END CREDITS", while "Just Married" to "RUSH MAIN ON END"?
That’s literally the best part of the score though. But it’s typical Richter (Miss Sloane, Black Mirror: Nosedive).Hunt Drunken Weirdness is barely a cue actually, it's just a patch up of sound designs by Mel...<br><br>Italian Party is a name I made up for a cue that's not used in the movie ! :)In ASCAP there is a cue "HUNT DRUNKEN WEIRDNESS" - is this by a chance an alias to "Italian Party", which is absent in ASCAP. Though there are different credits Zimmer/Wesson vs Zimmer/Klebe.https://open.spotify.com/ track/2UcUL4jytfVpW0jSXi3Ggi?si=ETyixI67R5u9AOU1YuClPw<br><br>very lame the cue from Max...Tom Holkenborg:<br><br>After Funeral<br>Anguilo Bugged<br>Bathroom<br>Big Italian Dead<br>Billy Connolly Lunch<br>End Credit Suite<br>Main Title Theme<br>Bring Jimmy Into The Tent<br>Connolly and Marianne In The Kitchen<br>Death of Deborah<br>Death of Halloran<br>Death of McIntyre<br>Death of Mickey<br>Death of Wheeler<br>The Disappearance of Whitey Bulger<br>Halloran Interview<br>Hospital Cafeteria<br>I’ll Ask You Again<br>Informing Connolly <br>Jimmy and Marianne/Loading Valhalla<br>Jimmy and Connolly’s First Meeting<br>Make A Case Against Him<br>McGuire’s Phone Call<br>Native of Southie<br>Picking Up Tommy King<br>Source Overlay<br>Steak Dinner<br>There’s Nothing More I’m Going To Know<br>Utmost Respect<br>We’re Doing This<br>2 Minutes
Tom Holkenborg:<br><br>Jimmy Arrives at Cabin<br>Main On Ends<br>Opening <br>Main Title Transition<br>Alley Transition<br>Happy Ending <br>Hospital Visit<br>Because You’re Trash<br>Cops Take Michael <br>Execution/Foot Chase<br>I Used To Watch Your Fights Pt. 1-3<br>I’m Coming After Michael Pt. 1-2<br>Jimmy Calls On Michael<br>Michael Calls Police <br>Jimmy Dies<br>Jimmy Hesitates<br>Jimmy Says Goodbye<br>Sean Kills Kid<br>Sean Dies<br>Sean To Michael Transition<br>Street Source<br>Times Square Transition<br>Us Before You<br>Stay Off Main Streets<br>What’s The Number, Jim?<br>Hit Man Price<br>Jimmy’s Coming<br>Shootout in Woods<br>Train Station Pursuit Pt. 1/2<br><br>Tom Holkenborg, Christian Vorlander<br><br>Car Chase<br>Best Chance You’ve Got<br>New York Transition<br>He Killed His Own Cousin<br>The Projects Pt. 1/2Think Hans probably wrote a few notes in a piano mock-up and Lorne did the rest from that starting point... lolSaw the film today. If to talk music only, I heard Max mostly, but... nothing really different from his previous works. I heard the same motif as used in Hostiles and Morgan and probably elsewhere again and again... Nonetheless, enjoyed the movie itself immensely.From Deuscthe Grammophon.<br><br>BTW, i expect the Max Ritcher soundtrack@MrZimmerFan Ok, thank you for the update about the full soundtrack next month
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Steve JablonskyJay FloodPieter A. SchlosserJeff Biggers
ComposerAdditional MusicAdditional ArrangementsMusic Scoring Mixer
D-War
Label: Milan Records
Length: 46'23
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Imoogi (2:19)
  2. The Legend Awakes (5:57)
  3. Village Attack (5:40)
  4. Love Theme (1:40)
  5. Yeouijoo (2:57)
  6. General And His Army (1:00)
  7. Second Life (1:18)
  8. Destiny (2:55)
  9. Battle In The Sky (2:24)
  10. Hypnosis And Flashback (2:32)
  11. Cafe Attack (1:58)
  12. Rooftop Showdown (2:31)
  13. The Altar (2:22)
  14. Buraki (2:52)
  15. D-War (2:01)
  16. Farewell (2:41)
  17. Arirang (Traditional) (3:16)
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Brent reply Replies: 2 || 2019-08-08 06:58:17
Man, I long forgot about this score (probably because it got overshadowed by Transformers). But, after rediscovering it and revisiting it, I didn’t realize how hauntingly beautiful this is. A true Jablonsky hidden gem.

Side note, any idea what happened to the man? I know he has a Pete Berg movie coming out soon, but not much else than that. Really missing his scores as of late.


Bayhem2019-08-08 15:31:42
He became a father. One kid and another one, soon after the first. He made it clear in interviews that he's focused more on his family. Which makes sense after 5 huge Transformers movies. lol.

As Steve himself said, scoring one Transformers movie is like scoring 2 normal movies. He worked on other projects at the same time, so you can imagine how tough and exhausting it must've been for him and his crew. And for him and his family.

I miss him too, but I totally get why he decided to step back for a while. And it's not like he isn't working. He's got that big comicbook movie too - Bloodshot. And probably other projects we still haven't heard.


Miralsice2019-08-17 22:09:22
The greatest thing that could happen, if Katsuhiro Otomo, who returns after very long 15 years break, reunited with Steve for his new anime «Orbital Era». I don't know the story behind the creation of «Steamboy» and how Steve get that job, but this was one of the best works of Jablosnky and my favorite.

It could be the greatest joy to hear Steve in full-orchestral mod and in anime-project like this.

I know, that all of this is a long shot and almost imposible, but you never know how things could turn.

superultramegaa reply Replies: 4 || 2018-03-15 01:00:22
Man, this is one where I wish there was a complete score release. To be honest, I like this score a lot more than Transformers. Jablonsky's raw talent here is unbelievable, and it feels like his score, rather than an RCP/Zimmer one. First, I love how there's only 4 themes, Love Theme, Imoogi, the classical piece that plays at the beginning of "Village Attack" which I can't remember the name of, and the D-War battle music that slowly develops throughout the score. This allows these themes to be used to their fullest potential, unlike Transformers where each theme is used 5 times at most because there was just too many to develop.

I also love the atmosphere of this score. Some tracks almost feel like they inspired Jeremy Soule for some of his Skyrim travelling music. Mainly "The Legend Awakes", "Yeouijoo", and "Second Life". The nature sounds, the instrument variety, the purity of the strings, it feels like something you could listen to while traveling through the mountains.

The action tracks, are wonderfully fitting for a monster movie score with the brute, overwhelming force of the horns, the complex string/underscore, it feels classical the way Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings is classical. Familiar, yet unique to the composer.

The way the themes develop is perfect, with the love theme developing into the classical death theme as the score closes out in "Farewell", the way the classical death theme develops into the main battle theme in "The Altar", "Buraki", and "D-War". And of course, the way Imoogi breaks down through the film, and rebuilds until the satisfying and beautiful finale of "Arirang".

This score, while being made for one of the most infamously bad monster movies ever, has so much care and love put into it. I've never even seen the full movie, but thanks to the fantastic storytelling in the music alone, I feel like I've already experienced it. Probably better than if I'd seen the movie if it is as bad as people say. Highly underappreciated Jablonsky score, and one of my favorite scores ever.

Sorry to go on for so long, but this score is like Steamboy for me, where once I start, I have to finish it in the same day because I love how perfectly it's crafted for this type of movie.


Hybrid Soldier2018-03-15 11:36:02
Funny that many people saw Transformers ripoffs in it while it was written a year before...

The film is hilariously bad, but guess what, they are making a sequel !

Jablonsky should come back, just for the joke ! lol


Edmund Meinerts2018-03-15 12:41:11
I enjoyed your impassioned defense of the score. I really ought to give it another listen one of these days, I've got the "Imoogi" cue on a few playlists but otherwise haven't heard it for years. I remember liking it okay though (nowhere near as much as Steamboy, but a solid score nevertheless). I'm especially intrigued by your Skyrim comparisons!


superultramegaa2018-03-15 13:51:40
I do really hope Jablonsky comes back for the sequel. I miss this type of music from him, the more detailed and mostly orchestral stuff. Transformers 1, 2, and 5 are a lot of fun, but not as good as this IMO.

And Edmund, yeah Yeouijoo in particular gives me a lot of Skyrim vibes, particularly the really calm and peaceful opening. Also the classical piece I was referencing was Dies Irae. It's usually used in movie scores to convey approaching death.


Backbiter2018-03-15 15:08:53
Never heard of this one, I'll give it listen based of on your review.

Philipp reply Replies: 2 || 2013-08-01 18:05:47
where can i buy this music? please tell me


al bundy2013-08-09 22:45:59
there is an amazon link just click on it.


Philipp2013-08-09 22:50:49
thank you al bundy

Elazar reply Replies: 3 || 2013-08-09 17:15:40
Who do this soundtrack ? Hans Zimmer or Steve Jablonsky ?


Macejko2013-08-09 18:17:55
Are you f*cking serious?


Hybrid Soldier2013-08-09 18:20:22
Yeah apparently reading has become a difficult skill, in this world ! :/


Evenstar2013-08-09 22:45:10
omg...

Daniil reply Replies: 0 || 2011-08-24 23:11:05
I have to admit that missed this soundtrack somehow. Recently opened it as good old vine. Very good soundtrack. It's very close to Transformers, but different. Amazing that number of people asked me whether it was unreleased music from TFs. Thanks to Steve and his team.

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-07 00:00:00
It's a nice soundtrack, although i agree it's not going to be like Transformers (1 and 2) that plays non almost every day at my place. Imoogi and Arirang are the best. Arirang reminds me of "Arrival to Earth", i wonder why?! LOL (In case you didn't notice, i was being sarcastic there). As for the film, it's not great but i kind of liked it. (Prepares to be stoned). All in all, a nice effort by Jablonsky.

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-19 00:00:00
I'm agree with Ele. This album isn't equilibrated. However, I add the track 'Legend Awakes' for its first approach of the Transformers 'All Spark' theme.

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-18 00:00:00
Very bad score :( 3 tracks out of 17 are interesting :( (Immogi, Love Theme, Arrirang, and maaaaybe Farewell)

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-18 00:00:00
I disagree...though its definetely Remote Control Productions material, its still good.

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-07 00:00:00
At least it was better than the movie itself (which I can honestly say was probably the single worst movie I've ever been forced to sit through)

Niko reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-06 00:00:00
It sounds like every other score from the Zimmer crowd.

anand reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-18 00:00:00
eusuperrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

mama reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-14 00:00:00
i want the full track !!! >: ( not 46 sec . of the last track D:

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-25 00:00:00
YesAsia is absolutely shipping to Europe (and really cheap), you're probably looking at their US site, you have to look at GLOBAL.

Adriaan reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-25 00:00:00
@ Cloud
YesAsia doesn't ship to Europe!

And Milan Records doesn't list the cd on their website!

Alex reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-16 00:00:00
Steve Jablonsky is great in creating an emotional music as given in D-War, Transformer etc. I m great fan of STEVE JABLONSKY. IF i get an opportunity to become students of HANS ZIMMER & STEVE JABLONSKY than it would be a GOLDEN apportunity for me. Their music in theatres gives an excitement feeling. Please Sir (STEVE JABLONSKY), If u read this than please reply me as your great fan...

HATS OFF to STEVE JABLONSKY & HANS ZIMMER... KEEP GOING in every's heart...

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-28 00:00:00
############# Great score, nothing more to say.

kei reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-07 00:00:00
Exciting score!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-01 00:00:00
Good

Johnny reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-31 00:00:00
One of the Best Movie Score I ever heard!
Thank You Steve Jablonsky!!!!!

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-12 00:00:00
YesAsia for instance.

AEZAC reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-11 00:00:00
I have been looking for this cd everywhere.

Sadly I have yet to come across a copy.

Does anyone know where I can find one?!

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-10 00:00:00
Transformers comes very close...however D-War takes my nomination as best Jablonsky score. "Arirang", "Imoogi", and "Love Theme" are simply brilliant...they helped make the movie more enjoyable then what it was.

kadeem reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-03 00:00:00
WOW .... D-war soundtracks amazing love all songs

MacCharlie reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-12 00:00:00
Although this score was very hard to me to get from Finland I'm glad that I finally managed to purchase it. Thank you Steve.

HMB reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-16 00:00:00
D-WAR ,Steve Jablonsky is brilliant

Harry reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-16 00:00:00
D-TRACK is absolut exelent from S.Jablonsky

wim reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
cwd you can buy it at yesasia.com

cwd reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-05 00:00:00
Where the hell can you buy this? It doesn;t seem to be availble anywhere.

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