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UPDATE: Surround yourself with HanZ+

With the recent launch of the Man of Steel soundtrack on several formats and editions, a new Zimmer app (the 4th for those who are counting) called Z+ in his trademark black, was quietly made available on the App Store. Similar to what Dolby Headphone aspires to do for personal listening in surround, a proprietary algorithm is utilised to localise sounds where they were designed to be. In this case of actual music, and specifically a movie score, it is an interesting initiative which Hans - read more -

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Out of Aurora

Less than a year after its timely release following fan requests to honour the victims of the tragic cinema shootings in Aurora, Colorado, the titular piece is no longer available to purchase or download on iTunes. Given iTunes erratic and random policy on purchases, it is highly recommended that you create a backup or also subscribe to iTunes Match to ensure you have continued access to all affected tracks and albums in this digital age. It is unclear why it is now out of print, especially - read more -

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Hans speaks

In a small chat earlier in the week, Hans hinted at Man of Steel being released in surround sound when I had asked about M:I-2 being out of print: No idea. Never even listened to it… Hate stereo they took away all that pretty surround! That might change on the 11th! With that, his comments are elaborated upon in detail with this interview by HighDef Digest. This reiterates his early comments from the ’90s that all album compiling is handed over to others. His affinity for surround - read more -

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rF 14.3

When Tom Cruise began the movie adaptation of this beloved TV series in 1996, anticipation was off the chart. The catchy music theme had 2 incarnations with the modern version from the ’80s version setting the bar for coolness. Danny Elfman had the honour of starting off and kept to the tone of the TV series and the main theme performed as a homage┬áto original composer Lalo Schifrin. M:i-2 While Brian DePalma’s launch of the movie franchise was fairly successful, many felt the - read more -

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UPDATE 2: The Lone Ranger wraps

Geoff Zanelli posted that the score with which he is obviously involved with is a wrap, on the Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer produced western adventure due in July. Given that the assignment changed hands not long ago, indicates that this compared to the schedule on Rush, was more rushed, and will be the typical last minute scenario for the editors before release date. The album itself will need to be compiled and sequenced as well, and the report that it was to be released by Intrada Records - read more -

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rF 14.2

The 2nd in this ongoing category for Hans was another visit to the family genre and another entry in the pirate genre after Cutthroat Island debuted a year earlier. 2. Muppet Treasure Island After a four year hiatus following A Muppet Christmas Carol, and 8 years after the previous original story entry, this was another story to be based on a literary novel. As with other movies in the Muppets series, it was produced as a musical. For Hans, it was an opportunity to introduce a bombastic - read more -

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Rf 14.1

What may look like one of the various mysterious track titles used by Hans on albums is the current quotient of projects scored by him that is either a remake or part of a franchise, which would raise the question of continuity – that of transferral or when what is now an overwhelming trend of reboots, reinvention of familiar themes. 1. Point of No Return aka The Assassin This was a highly anticipated English language remake of the breakout action smash from France by Luc Besson, Le - read more -

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