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 Posted:   Jun 5, 2014 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"I just hope it doesn't turn into the situation we had w/ Javier Navarrete on CLASH OF THE TITANS 2 where a talented composer, new to big-budget American films, is muscled into writing a dumb and cheap-sounding Media Ventures score"
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I would hope not.
I know he (Ratner) has a lot of detractors around here, but he does seem to prefer more traditional or retro scores to his films and has let the likes of Schifrin, Elfman, Powell and Beck write some pretty good scores in the past.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2014 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

If there is a crappy predictable movie to be made Ratner is your go-to-guy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2014 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

Missed this announcement a while back, but this is indeed great news.

I just hope it doesn't turn into the situation we had w/ Javier Navarrete on CLASH OF THE TITANS 2 where a talented composer, new to big-budget American films, is muscled into writing a dumb and cheap-sounding Media Ventures score.


I hope not as well. This could be a great opportunity for Velasquez to write an grand symphonic work. I wasn't as thrilled with his last score the "The Adventurer" but "The Impossible" and "Zipi & Zape" are fantastic.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hercules-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B00L7JSP8M/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1404970370&sr=8-6&keywords=hercules+soundtrack

1. Son of Zeus
2. Pirate’s Camp
3. Hercules
4. Arrival at Lord Cotys’ City
5. Flashback
6. Athens
7. Lord Cotys’ Palace
8. I Will Believe In You
9. The Lion’s Tooth
10. Bessi’s Valley
11. Bessi-Battle
12. The Campfire
13. Training
14. Centaurs
15. The Battle
16. Rhesus Caught
17. Dungeon & I Am Hercules
18. Kill Eurystheus
19. Cotys Brings Out Arius
20. Final Fight & Tydeus’ Death
21. The Statue Falls
22. Comrades Stand Together
23. Alternative Ending
24. End-Titles
25. Choir Theme

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 11:01 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Looks like a promising track list. Here's hoping...

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

And for those on my side of the pond: http://www.amazon.com/Hercules-Fernando-Velazquez/dp/B00L7JSP8M/

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   maximus_rh   (Member)

I saw a screening of this today, I thought it was very dumb but also a lot of fun. Unpretentious and barely 100 mins long, which is rare for a modern blockbuster!

I liked the score and certainly wouldn't say it was a case similar to the homogenisation of Javier Navarrette on Wrath of the Titans. Having said that, it's definitely a modern action score (lots of pounding!), but there's also a lot of great stuff, including some surprisingly jazzy Schifrin-esque (well, a little) material towards the beginning, a suitably heroic theme for Hercules and some strong action music. In a way it reminded me of Andrew Lockington's Percy Jackson 2 score, in that it's a solid, often memorable score clearly showing the composer's personality, but one that also often conforms to the modern blockbuster sound.

I look forward to hearing the album, a fair bit of the action material is obscured in the mix so maybe all that pounding had more nuance than I could make out!

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Nice to hear about that. Anyway, I don't think that Navarrete's score for Wrath Of The Titans was another Media Ventures sounding score. It was a similar case to JNH's Green Lantern, where the composer uses a fully orchestral sound (with actual woodwinds) and a simple but functional main theme through all over the score, but adding a lot of electronics, to remixing the final product.

And I wouldn't say that Lockington's Percy Jackson score was very much like a modern blockbuster score, it felt fresh to the franchise (clearly inspired by Desplat's Potter scores, in terms of doing a score that musically it's more inspired by the story and themes of the books than the films), compared to Beck's amazing but typically sounding fantasy score for the first film.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 10:07 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

What? There was an orchestra in Green Lantern? HAHA What a waste!

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

http://www.mtv.com/news/1872540/hercules-soundtrack-exclusive-listen-now/

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

http://www.mtv.com/news/1872540/hercules-soundtrack-exclusive-listen-now/

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   cdelelee   (Member)

Score streaming :

http://www.mtv.com/news/1872540/hercules-soundtrack-exclusive-listen-now/

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Score streaming :

http://www.mtv.com/news/1872540/hercules-soundtrack-exclusive-listen-now/


Well, this is a mixed bag.

The opening low strings and horn calls made me think we were in for a true throwback treat, but very quickly things turn and largely stay fairly generic in the post-"300" realm of bass 'n drums /large choir/chopping ostinatos without much personality to speak of.

The last few tracks get stronger, with a REALLY fun end title cue that showcases what Velazquez probably would have written for the film had this not been produced by the Hollywood machine - Dynamic timpani, heartfelt string writing, flourishing brass coda, etc. and I do like that he included an a cappella take on the main theme at the end, just as he did for THE ORPHANAGE seven years ago.

Interested to hear more thoughts...

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Score streaming :

http://www.mtv.com/news/1872540/hercules-soundtrack-exclusive-listen-now/


I'll wait until it is on Spotify to judge the score. How anyone can sit through a horrible 128kbps stream like they tend to "preview" scores with these days is beyond me.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 1:13 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Score streaming :

http://www.mtv.com/news/1872540/hercules-soundtrack-exclusive-listen-now/


I'll wait until it is on Spotify to judge the score. How anyone can sit through a horrible 128kbps stream like they tend to "preview" scores with these days is beyond me.


Do you subscribe to Spotify? If you don't, it's 96-160 for everything. But you knew that, I'm sure.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Score streaming :

http://www.mtv.com/news/1872540/hercules-soundtrack-exclusive-listen-now/


I'll wait until it is on Spotify to judge the score. How anyone can sit through a horrible 128kbps stream like they tend to "preview" scores with these days is beyond me.


Do you subscribe to Spotify? If you don't, it's 96-160 for everything. But you knew that, I'm sure.


At least it doesn't have the same audio artifacts as I hear in all these Soundcloud previews. Whatever they do, the quality is still at least listenable. And I get 160 on everything because I only listen through the desktop version. 160 is enough to preview something.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 4:11 AM   
 By:   aldan   (Member)

The main theme souds similar to Brian Tyler's Thor theme (and its asgard theme), including its orchestra arrangement, and also the choir.
And in some part, there is hans zimmer's pearl harbor motif when the violins start to play, and also Pirates of the caribbean's


 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)


Do you subscribe to Spotify? If you don't, it's 96-160 for everything. But you knew that, I'm sure.

At least it doesn't have the same audio artifacts as I hear in all these Soundcloud previews. Whatever they do, the quality is still at least listenable. And I get 160 on everything because I only listen through the desktop version. 160 is enough to preview something.


But 128 isn't?

Either way, I am disappointed that of course this score sounds like we all could have predicted without seeing a composer's name attached.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Well it is a Brett Ratner movie.
And he has the crap touch, kinda like the Midas touch, but it turns things to crap.

 
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