Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

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Re: Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

Postby UltramanGoji » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:17 pm

GalacticPetey wrote:I'm loving the new takes on ifukube's music. Sounds grand as it should, and it's such an iconic aspect of the character and I'm glad it's finally being utilized in an American production.

I've heard some talk of Mothra music as well. Can anyone confirm?


Dougherty might have mentioned during the panel that Mothra's song is incorporated into the soundtrack but I haven't gotten that far yet during my watch of it.
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Postby KaijuCanuck » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:18 pm

GalacticPetey wrote:I'm loving the new takes on ifukube's music. Sounds grand as it should, and it's such an iconic aspect of the character and I'm glad it's finally being utilized in an American production.

I've heard some talk of Mothra music as well. Can anyone confirm?

EDIT: Just found the interview where Dougherty confirms it.


Is that a different interview from the panel?

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Postby GalacticPetey » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:20 pm

KaijuCanuck wrote:
GalacticPetey wrote:I'm loving the new takes on ifukube's music. Sounds grand as it should, and it's such an iconic aspect of the character and I'm glad it's finally being utilized in an American production.

I've heard some talk of Mothra music as well. Can anyone confirm?

EDIT: Just found the interview where Dougherty confirms it.


Is that a different interview from the panel?

I guess it's the Tokyo Comic-Con panel. Interview might be a misnomer but it's just him so it may as well be an interview.

He seems to be saying it's Mothra's Song. That's exciting. Would be cool to get a little of Mahara Mothra and Sacred Springs in there as well.
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Postby MikeSTZillak » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:20 pm

Damn, does that version of Godzilla's theme sound AWESOME.
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Postby NSZ » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:25 pm

I have to say that while I was intrigued by the initial announcement of McCreary doing the score, what little we've heard thus far has honestly already knocked me on my ass.

Just... Goddamn. A much needed shot in the arm.
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Postby UltramanGoji » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:26 pm

KaijuCanuck wrote:
GalacticPetey wrote:I'm loving the new takes on ifukube's music. Sounds grand as it should, and it's such an iconic aspect of the character and I'm glad it's finally being utilized in an American production.

I've heard some talk of Mothra music as well. Can anyone confirm?

EDIT: Just found the interview where Dougherty confirms it.


Is that a different interview from the panel?

Boy, this is just the WORST week to have finals. :D


Nope, during the TCC panel he comes right out and says "Godzilla and Mothra's themes are in the film".

An unfortunate lack of Ghidorah and Rodan theme confirmations... :( I hope they're still there.
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Postby KaijuCanuck » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:43 pm

So, this is when I sheepishly reveal a deficit in my fan knowledge - what exactly do people consider the themes of Rodan and King Ghidorah? Because I can only think of one that they kind of share. It’s that one you hear in GvMG2 when Rodan takes off from that rock on the island. Doesn’t that one apply to both of them?
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Postby MikeSTZillak » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:46 pm

KaijuCanuck wrote:So, this is when I sheepishly reveal a deficit in my fan knowledge - what exactly do people consider the themes of Rodan and King Ghidorah? Because I can only think of one that they kind of share. It’s that one you hear in GvMG2 when Rodan takes off from that rock on the island. Doesn’t that one apply to both of them?

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Postby KaijuCanuck » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:55 pm

MikeSTZillak wrote:
KaijuCanuck wrote:So, this is when I sheepishly reveal a deficit in my fan knowledge - what exactly do people consider the themes of Rodan and King Ghidorah? Because I can only think of one that they kind of share. It’s that one you hear in GvMG2 when Rodan takes off from that rock on the island. Doesn’t that one apply to both of them?

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Hmm. Neither of those are the one I was thinking of. That Rodan one was never used again, was it? And the Ghidorah one - I could maybe see that, but that’s a heisei piece, was it ever used in the showa series?

I don’t have my laptop right now and I can’t post YouTube clips on my phone, but you guys know the one I’m talking about right? It also plays during the city attack in Monster Zero, at the very end of G2K when Godzilla roasts the city, and during the city attack in DAM. That’s the only one I can think of, that is used frequently and across eras similar to the Godzilla and Mothra themes, that might be considered as the ‘main theme’ for either Rodan or Ghidorah.
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Postby GojiDog » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:59 pm



What is known as "Rodan's Theme" is actually part of the main title to Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster. (Skip to 1:22)

I think it got designated as that because of Destroy All Monsters where it usually plays whenever Rodan flies into attack.

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Postby KaijuCanuck » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:01 pm

GojiDog wrote:

What is known as "Rodan's Theme" is actually part of the main title to Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster. (Skip to 1:22)

I think it got designated as that because of Destroy All Monsters where it usually plays whenever Rodan flies into attack.


YES! That’s the one I’m thinking of. So that’s Rodan’s theme - what the hell is Ghidorah’s theme? Is it that one Mike posted?
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Postby NSZ » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:16 pm

KaijuCanuck wrote:YES! That’s the one I’m thinking of. So that’s Rodan’s theme - what the hell is Ghidorah’s theme? Is it that one Mike posted?


Basically, though without everything after the 1:08 mark. Here's the theme isolated without any excess, courtesy of Invasion of Astro-Monster:



That leitmotif first played during Ghidorah's "birth" from the meteor, and plays in every subsequent Ghidorah appearance afterwards in the Showa era.
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Postby KaijuCanuck » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:21 pm

Ahhhh okay. Thank you. I’m clear on all this now. :D
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Postby Kaiju-King42 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:21 am

Wow. If actual Godzilla fans can't differentiate Rodan and Ghidorah's themes then I have no hope for them being included in this film, lol.
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Postby KaijuCanuck » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:20 am

Kaiju-King42 wrote:Wow. If actual Godzilla fans can't differentiate Rodan and Ghidorah's themes then I have no hope for them being included in this film, lol.


This was kind of my overall point, yeah. I don’t think they have the same level of association. Personally, I wouldn’t be killed if Ghidorah’s didn’t make it - Rodan’s would be cool to hear though, even if for like a few seconds.
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Postby Viento Norte » Thu May 23, 2019 6:18 am

Soundtrack previews:

https://music.apple.com/nz/album/godzil ... 1460855475

Tomorrow, the whole soundtrack will come out :rimshot:

PD: "Battle in Boston" ost :applause:
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Viento Norte wrote:Soundtrack previews:

https://music.apple.com/nz/album/godzil ... 1460855475

Tomorrow, the whole soundtrack will come out :rimshot:

PD: "Battle in Boston" ost :applause:



I still cannot believe they made this movie. G98, I couldn't believe it then, but you know what happened. G14 was great - but we lost something. The music, the sound - it wasn't the same. This, though, it's all there. What music do I want to hear when Godzilla fights ghidorah - it's playing in my mind. I hit the preview of the soundtrack, and it's THERE. They even have mothra's song, which I could care less about but upon hearing it i frigging love it. What kind of people MADE this movie? How did they get a hundred plus million to do what I tried to do in my backyard with toys, fireworks a can of flammable stuff and a lighter? I am forty years old and I'm scared shitless that my kids will see my tear up out of stupid-childhood nostalgic joy when I watch this.

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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Thu May 23, 2019 7:25 am

You can download it through certain services already :)

Mothra's theme isn't too hot, becomes a bit of a cacophony at times. Can't be assed to listen to the rest of it right now.
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Mr_Goji_and_Watch wrote:You can download it through certain services already :)

*cough* inquiring minds are curious to what services...
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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Thu May 23, 2019 8:49 am

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