Posted by: Lsnake <Send E-Mail> Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 4:55 a.m. IP Address: static-22.214.171.124.addr.tdcsong.se
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Re: 160 BPM.(Chris)
> I've got to say that the 160 BPM cue is probably one of the best, if not
> the best cue I've heard this year. It covers so many different layers and
> sounds and can be both beautiful yet full of action at the same time. A
> truly unique listening experience, even if you've got issues with Mr.
> Zimmer's over-reliance on synths.
I agree. Still quite a few promising scores left this year, but one of my first thoughts when I heard 160 BPM was how damn good it was. Very intense and powerful, and one of the best action cues I've heard from Zimmer. I love most of his works, and I've long waited for a return to his older sounds. 160 BPM is one of those, it got the vitality, speed and energy of a young composer pouring all his energy into it, and the experience of a veteran in the business of movie scores.
It's just wicked brilliant the way he handles the score and how the male and female choirs almost compete in rapid progression.