Preview The Score to The Dark Knight Rises
Hans Zimmer has a weird thing going on for him in the music business. He has an army of composers he trained that he has unleashed into the world of movie music that sort of homogenized his sound, mixing old school orchestra techniques with electronic sounds to create what is now pretty much the modern film score. Zimmer himself though is one of the most creative guys working in the business, so I feel he gets a bad rap because his apprentices are now commandeering the scene. Zimmer’s two biggest bodies of work have to be the Pirates series for Disney and Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Now that the end of that particular series is coming close, WaterTower Records (a music arm of Warner Brothers, named after the famous WB Water Tower, which we all know is where the Animaniacs live.) has released some new samples of the score to stream on their site. These are slightly different samples than some that were made avalible a few weeks back, and they give a good idea that this score is going to take the hauntingly dark stuff Zimmer did with The Dark Knight and mix it with the sounds he created for the first chapter, Batman Begins. I like that things seem to be echoing that movie, since it’s tone is one I found really enjoyable, and this seems to be an equal mix of the gravitas of the second film, and the good Batman tale of the first.
Click here for the samples. What do you think? Is this a soundtrack worth paying attention to, or is it more of the same modern noise?