Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

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Re: Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

Postby Tyrant28 » Sat May 25, 2019 7:39 am

Mothra’s leitmotif in the latter half of Battle in Boston definitely my most favorite out of all of the 5 tracks I’ve listen to so far.
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Re: Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

Postby M.U.T.O. » Sat May 25, 2019 9:16 am

I'm really loving the end of King of the Monsters, which shares the Memories of San Francisco motif. I love it. Classic Bear.
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Re: Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

Postby GojiDog » Sat May 25, 2019 9:31 am

I’ve listened to some tracks 10 times already.

Bear, you killed it man. Great job!

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Postby _JNavs_ » Sat May 25, 2019 3:27 pm

I hear a theme in Rodan's theme that I've heard before, I can't place my finger on where though.. Was it in his original theme?

I hear MoS in there too which is so cool.

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Would it be heresy to like Bear McCreary's tracks a bit more than some of the originals?

Rise of Ghidorah, Ghidorah, Rodan, Mothra and Godzilla all stand out to me. Specifically Ghidorah's as "better" than the OG.
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Re: Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

Postby Smuggers » Sat May 25, 2019 4:53 pm

There's some cool composition here like the chanting, the percussion and KG's vocals, but there's not much in terms of memorable melodies which is what made Ifukube's music so great. In fact I'm a little disappointed that in this brand new movie, the melodies that stick with you the most are Godzilla and Mothra's old themes. It's very "modern blockbuster soundtrack" in that sense. Maybe the way certain tracks are utilized in the movie itself will make me see them in a different light, but that's how I'm feeling about it right now.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Sat May 25, 2019 5:19 pm

I think the Rodan track is magic. Borderline better than the original

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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sat May 25, 2019 8:35 pm

Original as in from the original film or the so called Rodan theme from the later films? Personally I think the original Rodan main theme is one of Ifukube's coolest pieces. I really like how dark and foreboding it is. Funny watching part of the newest episode of Agents of SHIELD McCreary seems to be ripping off Stranger Things a bit.
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Re: Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

Postby TheInfiniteAeon » Sun May 26, 2019 12:34 am

Quote from an interview with Bear regarding the BOC remix:

Another story I’d want to tell is what happened after the single came out, what, 10 days ago? I got a phone call, from Buck Dharma, the guy who WROTE the song, the guy from Blue Oyster Cult! And he called me, so grateful, so happy, so curious! In like 30 seconds, he was asking me about the mix. ‘How did you do those choirs’, ‘who was the guitarist?’ and he never thought the day would come when that song would be in a Godzilla movie. It’d been 40 years! To get that validation from him, he said ‘you made the song your own, but you preserved it, you kept every thing that mattered in the song’. And we’ve communicated a lot after that, which has been incredible. I mean in high school, I LOVED Blue Oyster Cult. It was so great everyone has resonated with the song. But to get that call from Buck, that was everything. The ultimate creative prize, and probably my most cherished memory of scoring Godzilla.


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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun May 26, 2019 1:15 pm

Love it! :)
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Postby Godzillakuj94 » Sun May 26, 2019 8:47 pm

_JNavs_ wrote:I hear a theme in Rodan's theme that I've heard before, I can't place my finger on where though.. Was it in his original theme?

I hear MoS in there too which is so cool.

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Would it be heresy to like Bear McCreary's tracks a bit more than some of the originals?

Rise of Ghidorah, Ghidorah, Rodan, Mothra and Godzilla all stand out to me. Specifically Ghidorah's as "better" than the OG.

I thought I heard some of the Muto's cues in Rodan's theme. Maybe that's it?

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Postby GoWhaleTours » Sun May 26, 2019 9:30 pm

I’m really sad that the 2014 main theme didn’t return at all.

I completely understand and have no problem that this is McCreary’s score and he can do his own thing with it, I just wanted that theme to represent legendary Godzilla.
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Postby EternalMothra » Mon May 27, 2019 4:18 am

GoWhaleTours wrote:I’m really sad that the 2014 main theme didn’t return at all.

I completely understand and have no problem that this is McCreary’s score and he can do his own thing with it, I just wanted that theme to represent legendary Godzilla.


I feel like they could have at least included Desplat's theme in the "Memories of San Francisco" track at least.

I finally go around to putting together a video review of the soundtrack if anybody is interested in listening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjoPO8ICbTI
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Postby Can of Conspiracy » Fri May 31, 2019 6:49 am

Not sure, maybe this has been posted in one of the merchandise threads already, but Waxwork Records is putting out a really cool-looking vinyl version, available to pre-order starting today: https://waxworkrecords.com/blogs/news/g ... e-monsters

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Postby LSD Jellyfish » Fri May 31, 2019 7:09 am

I really liked how KOTM had some similar music and samples to G14, as well as the original showa era Godzilla. It made everything feel really cohesive and lick.
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Postby MrRockett » Fri May 31, 2019 7:43 am

Unlike 2014 score, I reallly liked this one. Aside from a couple moments, 2014 didn’t do it for me.
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Re: Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

Postby Mecha-SpaceGhidorah » Fri May 31, 2019 11:00 am

EternalMothra wrote:
GoWhaleTours wrote:I’m really sad that the 2014 main theme didn’t return at all.

I completely understand and have no problem that this is McCreary’s score and he can do his own thing with it, I just wanted that theme to represent legendary Godzilla.


I feel like they could have at least included Desplat's theme in the "Memories of San Francisco" track at least.
I just listened to the 2014 theme and "Memories of San Francisco" back to back, I could have sworn that I did hear parts of the theme in the theater, but I guess not. I do hear pieces that seem inspired by the theme both in that track and peppered into others. So I don't feel like the completely cut ties with Desplat's score.
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Postby Chris55 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:52 pm

Who here got it on CD? Got a few questions. PM me if you did
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Postby TheInfiniteAeon » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:40 am

I ended up googling this table of kakegoe words used in taiko because I love their inclusion in this soundtrack! http://wadaikotoshokan.com/?p=29 I don't think all of the words chanted in the soundtrack are in this table though.
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Postby GoWhaleTours » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:55 am

I literally can’t remember any music from this soundtrack besides the classic themes and old rivals (Which I listened to several times before release)

I feel like I can recap the entire 2014 score in my head. It just complimented every scene so well and gave a distinct feeling to the film. The use of Japanese flutes, drums, and chanting especially sticks out to me. That main theme is still amazing and one of the best Godzilla themes ever.

I usually love Bear’s music, but his work for the Cloverfield movies were much better in my opinion.
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Re: Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

Postby SG-17 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:56 am

I'm listening to the soundtrack and I feel like I am hearing notes of the God of War soundtrack in here, which Bear also did. I like it.


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