Doomsday [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Doomsday [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Tyler Bates
     
 

In a semi-literate sleeve note, Doomsday director Neil Marshall writes, "I wanted a score that was both electronic (in the tradition of the great post apocalyptic movies of the early '80s that inspired it) but [sic] I also wanted heavy duty orchestral mayhem for the action cues." Marshall does not say what specific movies he was inspired by, but one can surmise…  See more details below

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In a semi-literate sleeve note, Doomsday director Neil Marshall writes, "I wanted a score that was both electronic (in the tradition of the great post apocalyptic movies of the early '80s that inspired it) but [sic] I also wanted heavy duty orchestral mayhem for the action cues." Marshall does not say what specific movies he was inspired by, but one can surmise that The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2) and Escape from New York were among them, as well, perhaps, as Blade Runner and The Terminator. That gives score composer Tyler Bates the challenge of matching the electronic acumen of the likes of Brian May, John Carpenter, Vangelis, and Brad Fiedel, just to start with, before the "heavy duty orchestral mayhem" comes in. Yet Marshall has reason to feel that the commission has been accomplished. Of his predecessors, Bates seems most mindful of Carpenter, who, if anything, has turned out to be more influential as a composer than as a director. But in combining the thunderous programming with dramatic strings on such cues as "Hospital Battle," Bates also appears to have been taking lessons at the informal composers' school run by Hans Zimmer. The result is efficient in matching the contours of this particular post-apocalyptic movie. Marshall underlines his affection for the early '80s by throwing in two British hits of the era, Adam & the Ants' "Dog Eat Dog" and Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Two Tribes."

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
Label:
Lakeshore Records
UPC:
0780163399127
catalogNumber:
33991

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tyler Bates   Primary Artist
Adam Ant   Vocals
Frankie Goes to Hollywood   Group
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Ariel Rechtshaid   Vocals,Track Performer
Metro Voices   Choir, Chorus
Tim Williams   Conductor
Tim Williams   Conductor

Technical Credits

Adam Ant   Composer
Gustavo Borner   Score Mixer
Peter Gill   Composer
William Johnson   Composer
Marco Pirroni   Composer
Mark O'Toole   Composer
Simon Rhodes   Engineer
Tyler Bates   Composer,Score Producer,Audio Production
Ariel Rechtshaid   Composer
Skip Williamson   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Wolfgang Matthes   Programming
Brian McNelis   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Jennifer Towle   Engineer
Stephanie Mente   Art Direction
Leila Stacey   Assistant Contractor
Thomas Bowes   Orchestra Leader
Tim Williams   Orchestration

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