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Hans rocks Coachella 2017

With his debut in the desert and the inaugural performance clip Inception hitting 1.2 million views, the Coachella channel has released 2 more with the most aurally arresting being the 13 minute Dark Knight medley. Featuring the usual suspects and … Continue reading

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Blog Comeback

In late AugustĀ 2013, after 4 months of blogging while waiting for alternate employment, Zinfo 2.0 went offline, on a 4 year sojourn as I achieved another milestone in joining Apple, allowing me to enjoy another of my passions on a professional level. A lot has happened since then, including Apple Music, and Family Sharing, allowing this appreciation of music to broaden even further. With last year’s Hans Zimmer Revealed and subsequent tour, demand for a broader coverage has resulted in - read more -

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NOW RACING: Rush

Filmmusicreporter.com posted that the soundtrack album will be released for download as of now in the US prior to the first screening in the UK on the 13th, and on September 24th on CD prior to the US general opening on the 27th. The rest of the world this time will have to wait after the US, with the album available on Friday, September 20th. The album features 24 tracks including 5 songs, notably Gimme Some Lovin’ by Steve Winwood, which was featured in Days of Thunder but covered by - read more -

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

An interview with director Marc Webb at Comic-Con divulged that the composer for the completed film will be none other than Hans. This would make it the 2nd time that he has replaced Danny Elfman on a superhero score after Batman. In this instance though, James Horner will not be continuing after scoring the first reboot. As the movie is already in post-production, this would be a case of the score being an obvious afterthought, and a question of what music is already in it being used for - read more -

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The Bible

The highly watched (in the US) The Bible series premiered in Australia on Tuesday July 16th on the free to air Channel 9 at 9pm EST, with a double episode of the 10 part series, titled Beginnings Part 1 and 2, scoring the highest ratings for the night, and subsequent scheduling of a repeat on Saturday July 20th. The series is already available to collect on iTunes USA if you happen to miss the broadcast, prefer to watch ad-free or cannot wait for subsequent episodes. Musically, The Bible - read more -

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HOME VIDEO: Super Man of Steel Expectations: A Deluxe Review

Where does one begin? When it was announced that Hans was to score the new Superman produced by Christopher Nolan, and directed by Zach Snyder, there was much reluctance and trepidation. The last attempt at bringing back Superman by Bryan Singer and long time composing and editing partner John Ottman was met with moderate disappointment. Such is the legacy of Richard Donner and John Williams. Overlooked is the ongoing legacy of Christopher Reeve. In this case, the relationship between Nolan - read more -

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NOW SCREENING: The Lone Ranger

EXCLUSIVE – iTunes Australia released the score on June 28 unannounced, with the rest of the world following from July 2nd starting with the USA, and New Zealand in line with the movie’s opening. Subscribe now for exclusive tidbits! The CD edition was released through Intrada Records on July 23rd. With the highly divisive movie and score release of Man of Steel recently, this new project is a return to familiar territory thanks to producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore - read more -

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