Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

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Re: Godzilla 2 Composer Announced: Bear McCreary

Postby godzilla98rules » Thu May 23, 2019 8:29 pm

I just listened to a huge chunk of the soundtrack, and without a doubt, it's spectacular! Bear McCreary, I tip my hat to you. Such emotion, such heart-pumping action, and such aggressiveness! I loved the inclusion of Godzilla's tracks, and Mothra's was beautiful! So far I haven't noticed any snippets of Rodan's or Ghidorah's classic themes, but I'm still contented with the overall score so far.

This soundtrack is easily becoming one of my favorites
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Postby Castellan Zilla » Thu May 23, 2019 9:59 pm

Such a huge step up from 2014. That was always my personal biggest issue with that movie, it didn't sound like a Godzilla movie.

This? Bear nailed it. I feel like he's done the impossible. I'll be listening to this all the way up to Thursday
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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Thu May 23, 2019 10:06 pm

Available for download now. Alright got mine. Still not sure if I wanna listen to it first or wait to hear the music in film. Yeah G14's soundtrack is barely even noticeable in the film
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Postby Havoks » Thu May 23, 2019 10:35 pm

I knew Bear would be perfect and he even went above my expectiations. I literally teared up listening to this as I’d never thought in my life I’d hear Akira's work be so respected by another great composer. Already pre-ordered the disc while listening to the whole thing on Spotify.
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Postby GojiDog » Fri May 24, 2019 6:15 am

I know some are disappointed that the classic Ghidorah Ifukube theme didn't make it into the film, but I really like what Bear did with it here. The demonic chanting just gives me chills every time I listen to it.

And I can't say enough how expertly he did Mothra's theme. It sounds gorgeous.

And all the times the Godzilla makes it into the score serve to perfectly punctuate moments in the film.

Basically, this score sounds like Bear took inspiration from his previous work on God of War, Ifukube, and Hans Zimmer, and just exploded it all into a wonderful musical experience that makes the film even more awesome.

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Postby Sonic » Fri May 24, 2019 6:27 am

battle in Boston is amazing.

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Postby Dv-218 » Fri May 24, 2019 6:33 am

I personally absolutely love Ghidorah's new theme. The Tibetan styled chanting in the background is one hell of a creepy touch.

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Postby EternalMothra » Fri May 24, 2019 6:34 am

Sonic wrote:battle in Boston is amazing.


I agree, that track is phenomenal. I got super emotional when Mothra's signature flute theme entered the composition. It's going to be a glorious entrance in the movie; I can feel it in my bones.
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Postby Sonic » Fri May 24, 2019 6:47 am

EternalMothra wrote:
Sonic wrote:battle in Boston is amazing.


I agree, that track is phenomenal. I got super emotional when Mothra's signature flute theme entered the composition. It's going to be a glorious entrance in the movie; I can feel it in my bones.

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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Fri May 24, 2019 7:34 am

GojiDog wrote:I know some are disappointed that the classic Ghidorah Ifukube theme didn't make it into the film, but I really like what Bear did with it here. The demonic chanting just gives me chills every time I listen to it.

And I can't say enough how expertly he did Mothra's theme. It sounds gorgeous.

And all the times the Godzilla makes it into the score serve to perfectly punctuate moments in the film.

Basically, this score sounds like Bear took inspiration from his previous work on God of War, Ifukube, and Hans Zimmer, and just exploded it all into a wonderful musical experience that makes the film even more awesome.


So the score is noticeable in the film (outside the Ifukube cues I mean)? G14's score barely even registered to me when watching the film.
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Postby Castellan Zilla » Fri May 24, 2019 7:49 am

Love Ghidorah's new theme. All the clues are there for where they are taking the character in this movie. And I couldn't be happier about it.
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Postby TheInfiniteAeon » Fri May 24, 2019 8:23 am

I saw someone comment that the Buddhist chants from Ghidorah's Theme are lifted directly from the Japanese rendition of the Heart Sutra. Apparently the number 3 has some sacred meaning in Buddhism, and the words of the chant have some thematic attachment to Ghidorah but its hard for me to understand because I'm not familiar with Buddhism at all.
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Postby GoWhaleTours » Fri May 24, 2019 9:49 am

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Available for download now. Alright got mine. Still not sure if I wanna listen to it first or wait to hear the music in film. Yeah G14's soundtrack is barely even noticeable in the film

What? 2014's soundtrack is one of my favorite parts of that film and is very noticeable for me.
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Postby GojiDog » Fri May 24, 2019 9:52 am

I liked Desplat's score in 2014 a lot actually.

When I think of scenes like Godzilla's first appearance, the unleashing of the atomic breath, and Godzilla's triumphant victory and return to the ocean, I think of the music that accompany those scenes.

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Postby _JNavs_ » Fri May 24, 2019 9:52 am

G14's theme was almost always building in the film. I legit felt chills and the tension every time the theme played.

Especially the initial build up into the Title card.
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Postby Shin Gabara » Fri May 24, 2019 2:55 pm

The Battle of Boston is astonishingly good.
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Postby cloverfan98 » Fri May 24, 2019 7:09 pm

_JNavs_ wrote:G14's theme was almost always building in the film. I legit felt chills and the tension every time the theme played.

Especially the initial build up into the Title card.


The 2014 score is terrific and I love it to death. For better or worse that type of score would not work with KOTM. There's almost no building tension in the film its pretty much non stop action from the start.

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Postby _JNavs_ » Fri May 24, 2019 7:11 pm

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_JNavs_ wrote:G14's theme was almost always building in the film. I legit felt chills and the tension every time the theme played.

Especially the initial build up into the Title card.


The 2014 score is terrific and I love it to death. For better or worse that type of score would not work with KOTM. There's almost no building tension in the film its pretty much non stop action from the start.

Yes, someone who agrees!

The G14 theme was awesome, I love it.

But yeah I don't think it'd fit in KOTM just from what we've seen so far, like you said there's really no time to build tension when monsters are flying left and right.
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Postby cloverfan98 » Fri May 24, 2019 7:24 pm

_JNavs_ wrote:
cloverfan98 wrote:
_JNavs_ wrote:G14's theme was almost always building in the film. I legit felt chills and the tension every time the theme played.

Especially the initial build up into the Title card.


The 2014 score is terrific and I love it to death. For better or worse that type of score would not work with KOTM. There's almost no building tension in the film its pretty much non stop action from the start.

Yes, someone who agrees!

The G14 theme was awesome, I love it.

But yeah I don't think it'd fit in KOTM just from what we've seen so far, like you said there's really no time to build tension when monsters are flying left and right.


I was some what disappointed with the score back in 2014 for not incorporating the classic Ifukube theme but its really grown on me these last few years especially the slow dread filled tracks. I also love David Arnold's score for the 1998 film.

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Postby _JNavs_ » Fri May 24, 2019 7:49 pm

cloverfan98 wrote:I was some what disappointed with the score back in 2014 for not incorporating the classic Ifukube theme but its really grown on me these last few years especially the slow dread filled tracks. I also love David Arnold's score for the 1998 film.

Yeah, I mean of course the Ifukube theme should've been in there at least once, but I definitely felt the love and soul of it in the G14 theme, the repeating notes with an epic build up akin to the original 54 theme while being so different and unique. It was great.

G98s theme has the commanding presence that can be found in all Godzilla themes, yet also carries a mysterious yet alien vibe similar to the original Predator theme. It also has a pretty epic build up, and actually shares some similarities with the G14 theme surprisingly. The operatic voices in the background definitely give it a really epic vibe that sadly falls short in the presence of "Zilla" himself.
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