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H.G. Wells's Time Machine has been one of the most inspirational of sci-fi source materials. Indeed, it's remarkable that it went four decades between big-screen incarnations. But aside from being a brisk showcase for the latest in CGI gimmickry, this edition of the evergreen time travelogue features a surprisingly intimate and pastoral score from Klaus Badelt, the German-born former TV composer (and frequent Hans Zimmer collaborator). The story's Victorian roots have seldom sounded this loose fitting and inviting, while its Morlock-dominated 800-millennia-from-now future world is dotted with bold rhythmic touches and pagan choral flourishes that underscore the story's cautionary undercurrent of human devolution. While some heroic passages occasionally lapse into predictable McAction Score clichés, Badelt's handling of the familiar material is surprisingly subtle and promises great things to come. --Jerry McCulley
Top Customer Reviews
I was blown away by this composer, whose works I had never heard. He apparently was scoring movie genres that I don't bother with. Wow! The more times I listen to "The Time Machine" the more I hear and the more I like it.
One of the best pieces is #4 The Time Machine:
It's really difficult to compose the feeling of this piece, but I felt what the composer was trying to say. From the opening notes you can feel the pending sense of adventure with the partnership of a machine that is the dream of every living human. You also feel the heroism of such a person willing to go where no being can ever go. The orchestrations are beyond superb and extremely heroic.
#6: I Don't Belong Here is soaring and just plain beautiful. I especially love the way the string section works that last few seconds. Very original, interesting and lovely.
The chorus in #8Eloi, #10 Stone Language and #15 Godspeed, very original and beautiful. The only problem I had with the CD was that the end title was not the same as the movie which incorporated two pieces: the chorus of the Eloi which faded in with I Don't Belong Here.
I'll be watching for this composer in the future. He's fresh and vastly talented!
Unlike others, I actually really enjoyed the film, and the music only made the experience all the better. Klaus Badelt is truly a remarkable musician and composer, and he shines in his first opportunity to score a film on his own. Naturally, when you've been working with a composer like Hans Zimmer for a fair amount of time, you can expect a few tricks and methods to rub off, and such is the case here. The music has that very warm synth/orchestral feel that only Media Ventures seems to be able to acheive and you can hear some similarities to previous MV work (particularly Nick Glennie-Smith's work on Highlander Endgame) but don't let that destract you from the excellent quality of the music on offer here.
The CD opens with a beautiful piece driven mainly by a piano line that reminds me somehow of 'Tubular Bells' from The Exorcist. The second and third tracks introduce the somewhat doomed love theme and give the direction for the next 3 pieces. These three themes are repeated in various guises until we come to track 8 - 'Eloi'. Here Badelt has constructed a very tribal rhythm and incorporated what must be some type of African choral arrangement to give the Eloi that tribal, almost stone age feel wrapped up in the future of the year 800 000. It's a very, very uplifting piece.
'Morlock Attack' is a thunderous action cue that fuses fierce tribal drums with the main theme and the beginnings of what turns out to be the Morlocks theme. As far as the rest of the score goes, this is very intense. After that, we are lead into the world of the Morlocks and their Master with a series of pieces consisting mainly of soft strings underneath some atmospheric collages.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I believe this soundtrack has some of the most beautiful music on it that I have ever heard. It is haunting and yet it is sad and very powerful. Read morePublished on April 1 2004 by Corey
This soundtrack for THE TIME MACHINE definitely puts Badelt on the map as a major film score composer. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2003 by Baby Hulk
This soundtrack demonstrates everything I look for when listening to film music: recognizable themes, variations in moods, and, most importantly, relevance to the film. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2003 by KEVIN K WANG
This is the most amazing soundtrack I've ever listened to. The more subtle tracks are so beautiful! If you're thinking about buying this soundtrack it is definitely worth it! Read morePublished on July 27 2003 by Gigi
One of the ways I determine if a soundtrack is worth buying is my gut reaction to the music. This soundtrack never fails to bring goosebumps to my skin! Read morePublished on July 9 2003
This is one of the most remarkable soundtracks I have heard in the recent years. Too bad the movie was not that successful (although I liked it anyway). Read morePublished on May 28 2003
This is one of the most remarkable soundtracks I have heard in the recent years. Too bad the movie was not that successful (although I liked it anyway). Read morePublished on May 28 2003 by Soundtracker
really cool i love every song and Klaus badelt is a very good composer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Published on May 14 2003