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ShadowTyphoon
05-05-2011, 10:18 AM
Lately, music prefrences have become more mainstream, due to overwhelming interest of hip hop, rap, r&b, rock and other geners, from the mass media.

Although I don't have any major problems with this, as I do enjoy many of these genres, I have come to listen to "cinematic" music a lot less. By cinematic I mean music created for games, movies or shows.

I am aware that many orchestrated music pieces are originally created as "stand-alones" and later used for these movies and games, however it still tends to be where most people discover this music.

After reading an old thread about: "what are you listening to", i noticed many people still listen to cinematic music. This refreshing news, i assumed, derived from the fact that most people on this site aquired this taste from the games they play and the movies they watch.

Most games, and many movies, have at least one good song hidden in their soundtrack that only fans of the series may notice, and of course there are those select few that contain a whole sountrack of brilliant songs.

So basically i created this thread so you guys can recommend any good cinematic music you may know of, for myself and others, so i don't have to go through every single game and movie that exists.

I find that the best cinematic music are ones that can get you to play the game again just by listening to the sountrack. In these circumstances the songs where perfectly developed to set a mood, parrallel to the one of the movie/game.

Here are a few songs I get goosebumps when hearing.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3PRXFLJYcw&feature=related
Main song from SOTC, can't explain how much this song brings back memories.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVAWi6K0JzY&feature=related
Around 2:40 is the climax if your not patient. This has got to be one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. Splinter is a series many people haven't played, mainly the younger generation due to the fact that it's no longer on ps3 and they might have been too young to play it on ps2. However this has got to be the best drumming/mixing i have ever heard. This song alone makes me want to do some espionage. If you like this check out the chaos theory sountrack, its all fantastic, or search amon tobin, however many of his songs are kinda weird.
Other great amon tobin song links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbs5k90Y4Xo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9-FU-1YoUU&feature=related

Jesper Kyd is most commonly known for making the soundtrack for hitman and AC2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVsjLPF5JaY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud69bu9ZxYE
Jesper Kyd has a wide variety of music, and makes masterpieces of many generes.

These are just a few examples of maybe the lesser known soundtracks that i enjoy. Any post will be great!

Maxi
05-05-2011, 11:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM0QzmBCibA&feature=related


And,



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcdQIwSS2Sw&feature=related




And,




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc-DxwFS_4Y&feature=related

AwesomeArnold
05-05-2011, 07:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu0QO1za64E

I really liked this one (one of my favorite) Call me a geek, I am proud of it. One day I'm gonna be in space.
You betcha. This music is epic to the max

craigmond
05-05-2011, 07:07 PM
When you created this thread you obviously knew someone was going to post this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl6RZmM77zQ

AwesomeArnold
05-05-2011, 07:18 PM
When you created this thread you obviously knew someone was going to post this:

Someone who never heard this song must go out more. Or stay in more lol.

ShadowTyphoon
05-05-2011, 11:16 PM
Great songs so far guys, already got me researching some more from these composers. THX.
and yes i did kno requim for a dream was coming, but i dont mind listening to it again XD

Mr_T-Shirt
05-05-2011, 11:33 PM
One of the best recent soundtracks in my opinion:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOJqicM6x84

BWAAAAAAAA

Voodeedoo
05-06-2011, 12:27 AM
I'll just leave this here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjBcNU1UZUs

comishguy67
05-06-2011, 12:43 AM
Anything (or rather most) by Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson, Alan Silvestri, John Williams and Thomas Newman is great.

I'll post some of my favorites


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEj2HtTZPLQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2OD8kpsPEc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AEU5pBxY6E


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HtCquBppTc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8OY5paKfkQ

warlord_evil
05-06-2011, 12:45 AM
I love dramatic/cinematic music, so I know a few too.

So blarghkadfjlk:

Heavy Rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyHwgj7kdA

The Prestige
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSuWb4f-yQ8

Minority Report
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPWlH-n22UM

Heavy Rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_pzIWp5kCA

Assassins Creed II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=010TZSd9s7A

Medal of Honor - Frontline (PS2 Game, not that new one on PS3 and X360)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DikOOKAsLEY

Crysis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zCiKmXtCiw

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTnpREir97I

Gladiator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgCevpO18t4

Edge of Twilight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFZHEvjA0NY

Crysis 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdwutTf6RP4

Welcome Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2eImGiY72I

The Last of the Mohicans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twepYLbAhNo

Killzone 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTp9ZlK_K0w

abyssalassassin
05-06-2011, 09:17 PM
The Sun's Gone Dim is epic. :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPH7LXPZFBo

Oh, and the Killzone 3 theme tune is amazing aswell. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTp9ZlK_K0w

Edit: Argh, I've been sniped, warlord_evil found the Kz3 theme music before me. :p

Edit 2: Oh, and the Bourne theme. Like this one. :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ZTNFwHNps

Edit 3: I remember this one from a while back, I wasn't keen on the game but this song... :O Shadow ftw.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgSBOqBBYKk

This song's from Kingdom Hearts 2. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA-np4mFMWg

hilightnotes
05-11-2011, 11:26 AM
First of all, that is not the Bourne Theme. That is "Extreme Ways" by Moby. It's used in the Bourne movies but I would certainly say it's not the theme. The "real" Bourne themes in my opinion are even better :D
I would suggest that this is the main theme, and the second video contains other 'important' themes (and is just overall pretty neat):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsSJAuHDh3w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e5aVQW29Aw&playnext=1&list=PLDF0480826151025A (John Powell)


Some other great John Powell music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4o5-f6dGAg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CJ96LGGP6w&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTxaMX0E7g


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goJHRndCoF4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32GKCkYk-zw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw3jo6EjksA&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c4i2UTOZPs&feature=related



I have 619 pieces in my top rated list, pretty much exclusively film/game music :p I'll stop here for now with the John Powell examples, and switch to a different composer for another post later... :D

Outlaw-Jack
05-11-2011, 01:28 PM
Some of my favorite cinematic music is, but not limited to:

Warhawk (On The Lookout) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHAqH32s34U&feature=related), Medal of Honor: European Assault (Dogs of War) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNj0A8GX6P4), The Pacific (Honor) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E-6Qd0wJlQ&feature=related), Madagascar 2 (Zoosters Breakout) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7GC3Iwlns8), Metal Gear Solid 4 (Metal Gear Saga) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhRw3nE67aw), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Up is Down) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6560R43MnM), God of War II (Main Theme) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVljywxAjH0&feature=related) and Epic Mickey (Tomorrow City) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32dUdK-CNLg&feature=related).

Alec
05-11-2011, 02:07 PM
I like this one a lot, it's from I am legend:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a13CYEcDVkw

ShadowTyphoon
05-11-2011, 08:48 PM
This is some great stuff guys, thx!

knew i could count on these forums for some quality music

ExplosiveCheddar
05-14-2011, 03:04 PM
A few songs from movies I tend to listen a lot to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0kGAz6HYM8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s80vveaXhH4
(I have to listen to this now :P)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL6oZDB2nTo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv-Z8YCo5W4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GZA29XkNZk
You can listen to the whole Amelie soundtrack, it be amazing.
I have tons of other music, but I guess I'll post 'em later.

Voodeedoo
05-15-2011, 06:30 AM
I reckon everyone give the first minute and a half of this song a chance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-jXMmuN5qI

Once you heard that, you might like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFPcUwqZW4).

ShadowTyphoon
05-16-2011, 01:27 AM
sorry i could never enjoy Bollywood music.

marcbell
05-19-2011, 07:32 AM
Most games and many movies, at least one good song hidden in its soundtrack that fans of the series can only observe, and of course there are the select few who has a soundtrack full of brilliant songs .

roux-
05-19-2011, 05:56 PM
I can't get through the thread because my computer is choking on loading all this embedded YouTube stuff. But for amazing scores, look at:

- Silence of the Lambs
- Lord of the Rings
- Kill Bill

If what you're looking for is 'modern classical' (modern orchestral music), look for:

- John Tavener
- Arvo Part

Mother-Misty
05-19-2011, 10:59 PM
Already mentioned but, amon tobin. Besides the music for splintercell he did a lot more (music for InFamous for example and a lot of other great albums)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqWvheuVf6w

This one still gives me goosebumps :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTRIS3rmjKM

cheers,
misty