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While John Powell is usually far more melodic and classical than your usual RCP composer, I don't see the Williams similarity. His music doesn't really sounds like Williams' scores. But I think he is perfect for Star Wars. I am much more excited about this than Giacchino's Rogue One.Yeah, this is the best RCP action score of the year so far. Much better than Balfe's efforts and Junkie's.@superultramega It’s funny you should say that about Rogue One because, even though I do like the themes, I will agree that it definitely is weaker than any Star Wars score and seems to lack the life Giacchino normally puts into his music.<br><br>Even weirder, his music for Jupiter Ascending (another big space opera) is far more aggressive and developed, and probably one of his best. It makes me wonder if the Star Wars team wanted the safe route....Ok, not restraint on drums, but I still don't really see how exactly his music for animated films comes even close to being an RC product. When I think of RC I think of the music for the Pirates movies, the early Bay and Bruckheimer films, etc. The work on Shrek, Antz, Ice Age, and How to Train Your Dragon is much closer to a traditional Williams score than any RC product. <br><br>Plus he's working on Star Wars so he's obviously going to try his damnedest to stick to that kind of music, and to avoid the Zimmer style. I just don't understand why you think Powell, of all people is going to be the one to dilute the Star Wars sound. <br><br>Hell, I think Giacchino's score for Rogue One was pretty much nothing more than an unmemorable, and bland version of Star Wars with very little going on besides broken down notes of the Star Wars theme playing and generic Williams copy. Just like Jurassic World. I don't know how Giacchino makes Williams' style bland but he finds a way. At least with Powell we'll get more style and memorability on top of a Williams imitation.Restraint on drums? <br><br>Have you listened to Green Zone? The Bourne movies? Hancock?<br><br>Cmon...Yeah he's not Zimmer, but this isn't a Williams product we are talking about. It's an RC product. This is what I am talking about.
People like Harry Gregson, Jablonsky and Zanelli, despite their melodic tendinsies, would be people chosen for going the Zimmer route. I think Jablonsky's is the closest to Star Wars but even then there's a ton of power themes, and Zimmer hallmarks that keep him away from this sort of style. <br><br>Powell is the last person I would associate with Zimmer. His techniques are very much in vain with the Williams-like composers, like Alexandre Desplat and Michael Giacchino. The complex underscore, the rapid notes, the restraint on drums, instrument variety, the jazz techniques, etc. He's the perfect RCP composer for the job.Of all RCP members, I think he is the one closest to Williams and Star Wars sound, so I think this score will be pure orchestral fun, like most of his scores usually are.<br><br>I cannot wait to listen to it!Well, I guess that is a matter of tastes and opinion, because for me scores like The Incredibles or Up, for saying some examples, are classics inside the animation field.<br><br>But is fine. We have our own preferences and that's okay.Me too! Very fun and « guilty pleasure » score<br>After listening to this one and Todo Mal, I think Andrew is a really versatile composer, both scores are really entertaining and yet have nothing to do with each otherI like this score, altough i think it will fly (get it) under the radar..<br>Hope Andrew continues making scores like this
IMO, though Powell was Hans'protegee 20 years ago, he always had his very own style. And this style evolved so much through these decades you can't really connect any more his mannerisms to those of people at RCP!You can't call Powell "the Zimmer route". He's written some of the densest, flashiest orchestral film music of the last 10+ years!And how is that a bad thing? :-p<br>John Powell is an excellent choice to have both a big sounding and fun RCP score, and an orchestral one which would fit with the previously established style.Cant say Im 100% invested.....<br><br>This will be the first Star Wars score to go the Zimmer route...Well maybe you guys are right, to be honest i never cared much about this composer. All i know is that i almost never noticed any kind of theme when watching movies scored by him, while usually I'm the kind of audience who pays attention to the music. It can be that his way of writing or orchestrating or mixing doesnt match with my own taste, that's a possibility. Anyway I still maintain that none of his scores or themes has become a "classic", despite the ridiculous amount of major blockbusters he had the chance to score so far...
home is very very soothing. (i sound like i have said it before lol) 
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<br>it’s the one cue i can listen to a zillion times and never get tired of. i hope upcoming movies will give Hans or whoever in remote control an opportunity to do similar cues. elisabeth in inferno is the closest but is so short.
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<br>i have mellowed. i love these mellow cues.John Powell stated on his Instagram that the album will have 19 tracks, and be over an hour!Its not a film, its an album. This was still during the days of Hans' involvement with 'The Buggles'.I don't think you have listened to the Star Trek scores properly. Giacchino has a main theme that he uses a lot, but also a theme for Spock, themes for the bad guys of each movie and even a theme for the city of Yorktown in the third movie.<br><br>Another great example of this is LOST, where almost all the characters had a theme that played through all the series and there were also themes for locations or even situations.<br><br>So I don't think Giacchino is out of the use of themes.I mean sure, but I can't think of many Giacchino scores that actually match that description. The Star Trek reboot scores for example, where he has a (pretty good) main theme that he plays the same way roughly sixteen thousand times over and over again. :p
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 2014

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 2010

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 2009

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 1994

  I'll Do Anything (Composer)
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  Hans Zimmer Guitars Vol1 (Composer)

 1993

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  Batman - Mask Of The Phantasm (Expanded Archival Collection) (Synth Programmer)
  The House Of The Spirits (Composer)

 1992

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  Millennium - Tribal Wisdom And The Modern World (TV Series) (Composer : Main Theme)
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 1991

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 1990

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 1989

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 1988

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 1987

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  The Last Emperor (Music Producer)
  This Is A Haunted House (Single) (Song Writer)

 1986

  Don't Talk - Dance (Production Music) (Music Programmer)
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 1985

  Doctor In Distress (Single) (Musician)
  Histoire d'O - Chapitre 2 (Additional Music)
  Out Of The Darkest Night (Album) (Synth Programmer)
  Tarzan Boy (Special Dance Mix) (Single) (Music Producer)
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  My Beautiful Laundrette (Composer)
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  La Vita E Adesso (Album) (Musician)
  Insignificance (Additional Music)
  Oil And Gold (Album) (Synth Programmer)

 1984

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  Ya Viene El Sol (Album) (Synth Programmer)
  Brother Louie - Kiss Kiss (Ce C'est L'amour) (Single) (Musician)

 1983

  There's Someone Following Me (Single) (Arranger)
  Strange Day In Berlin (Album) (Music Producer)
  Holding On (Single) (Composer)
  Šta Mi Radiš (Album) (Synth Programmer)

 1982

  Figvres (Album) (Music Producer)

 1981

  Bulles (Album) (Synth Programmer)
  Never Too Young To Dance! (Album) (Musician)
  Más Allá (Album) (Musician)
  Desde Que Tú Te Has Ido (Album) (Musician)

 1980

  The Black Album (Album) (Song Producer)
  The Dancing Years (Single) (Music Producer)
  Ashes And Diamonds (Album) (Synth Programmer)
  That's What You Get Babe (Album) (Synth Programmer)
  The Age Of Plastic (Album) (Synth Programmer)
  Stranger Than Fiction (Single) (Music Producer)
  Cathode Mamma (Album) (Synth Programmer)

 1979

  Star To Star (Album) (Synth Programmer)
  Easy (Album) (Musician)
  A Taste Of The Future (Album) (Musician)
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