Pacific Heights contrasts some of Hans Zimmer's most kinetic and visceral thriller themes against moody, atmospheric jazz cues that further underscore the menace lurking around every melodic turn. Zimmer's signature synthetic percussion is exploited to unusually positive effect here, paired with a far-ranging palette of sounds and samples that both enhance or shatter the mood, dependent on what the situation requires. But what sets the score further apart is the composer's acute grasp of mood and texture - Zimmer is rarely a model of subtlety, but Pacific Heights embraces tension over theatrics, and the end result proves one of his finest efforts.
Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer has created a blood-pumping dramatic score for Hannibal that pulses with Wagnerian intensity. Sir Anthony Hopkins's monologue on three tracks adds a dimension of hair-raising eeriness to the already deeply affecting and suspenseful instrumental backing. (Just hearing him first enunciate on the opener "Dear Clarice" sets up the Pavlovian sense of dread.) Hopkins's Hannibal Lecter is still on the prowl 7 years after FBI agent Clarice Starling first interviewed the criminally insane doctor (and 10 years since The Silence of the Lambs hit the theaters). This sense of uneasiness is captured alternately by deep, sustained notes and the rapid attack of a full-throttle orchestra…
Inferno is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Ron Howard and starring Ben Foster, Tom Hanks & Sidse Babett Knudsen. It is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dan Brown and is the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. The score from Inferno is composed by Grammy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Academy Award Winner Hans Zimmer (Interstellar, Inception, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Lion King).
The Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack, which features new music from Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch, be released October 5th via Alcon Sleeping Giant Records, Pitchfork reports. Along with Zimmer and Wallfisch's score, the soundtrack will feature an original song from singer Lauren Daigle, "Almost Human." A handful of classic songs from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley will also appear on the record, including the former's "Summer Wind" and the latter's "Suspicious Minds."