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Time Machine [Import]

Klaus Badelt Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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1. Professor Alexander Hartdegen
2. Wish Me Luck
3. Emma
4. The Time Machine
5. Bleeker Street
6. I Don't Belong Here
7. Time Travel
8. Eloi
9. Good Night
10. Stone Language
11. Morlocks Attack
12. Where The Ghosts Are
13. The Master
14. "What If?"
15. Godspeed

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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

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful score June 6 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best scores in my soundtrack collection (and I now own over 90 scores). Though I had never heard before of Klaus Badelt, I noticed the name of Hans Zimmer in the booklet, so I decided to give Klaus a chance. Harry Gregson-Williams' cooperation with Zimmer has resulted in a wonderful if not better composer than Zimmer himself, so maybe Badelt could be just as succesful. And listening to this soundtrack I can only say he has much potential. There are some Zimmer influences (which I think is a good thing) but not as much as I had expected. Badelt has composed several wonderful themes, two of them you can hear in the first track, which is one of the best as well. I like the parts in which the choir sings (sounds a bit african, like Adiemus) very much as well. I'm a big fan of James Horner and Hans Zimmer, but I like this score better than their latest work (with the exception of Zimmers score for "Spirit, stallion of the cimmaron") and I hope to hear a lot more of Badelt in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful score June 6 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best scores in my soundtrack collection (and I now own over 90 scores). Though I had never heard before of Klaus Badelt, I noticed the name of Hans Zimmer in the booklet, so I decided to give Klaus a chance. Harry Gregson-Williams' cooperation with Zimmer has resulted in a wonderful if not better composer than Zimmer himself, so maybe Badelt could be just as succesful. And listening to this soundtrack I can only say he has much potential. There are some Zimmer influences (which I think is a good thing) but not as much as I had expected. Badelt has composed several wonderful themes, two of them you can hear in the first track, which is one of the best as well. I like the parts in which the choir sings (sounds a bit african, like Adiemus) very much as well. I'm a big fan of James Horner and Hans Zimmer, but I like this score better than their latest work (with the exception of Zimmers score for "Spirit, stallion of the cimmaron") and I hope to hear a lot more of Badelt in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful piece of music Oct. 21 2003
Format:Audio CD
I'm listening to this CD at this very moment, and it still moves me. I've been a huge James Horner fan for many years now, but lately I have been adding some composers to my favourites-list. This is the only CD composed by Klaus Badelt I currently own, but I dare say that it surpasses several James Horners, though it does remind me of him. I haven't even seen the movie yet, but I don't think it will be better than this soundtrack. The first song on this album, as well as the third, contains in my eyes the best part of it, being a majestic horn or baritone-solo. The majestic and emotional parts of the CD are my favourites, but the upbeat tempos are very good composed as well. Klaus Badelt is a fairly new composer in Hollywood, and I personally always hesitate to buy soundtracks composed by unknown composers. But I can assure you that if you either like James Horner or Hans Zimmer, you will like this CD as well, since Klaus Badelt is somewhere in between those two. You won't regret buying it. Like I said, there's emotional music on it (playing right now) with choir, there's action music with a lot of percussion, there are even tracks containing parts of choir singing, which reminds me a bit of Adiemus. There's something for everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Klaus Badelt-A Major Up And Coming Talent July 24 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I would give this score 10 points if possible. I didn't like the movie at all, but caught it by accident on HBO. I always listen to end titles of movies I wouldn't dream of seeing just to see if it had a good score.
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!!!!! April 13 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this score just after Christmas '03 and it honestly hasn't left the CD player in 4 months.

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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Music
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 more
Published on April 1 2004 by Corey
5.0 out of 5 stars Klaus Badelt scores an instant classic!
This soundtrack for THE TIME MACHINE definitely puts Badelt on the map as a major film score composer. Read more
Published on Dec 13 2003 by Baby Hulk
5.0 out of 5 stars If you liked the "tribal" music...
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 more
Published on Sept. 20 2003 by KEVIN K WANG
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Soundtrack!!!
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 more
Published on July 27 2003 by Gigi
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
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 more
Published on July 9 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and without tiresome exaggerations
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 more
Published on May 28 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and without tiresome exaggerations
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 more
Published on May 28 2003 by Soundtracker
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!!!!!
really cool i love every song and Klaus badelt is a very good composer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published on May 14 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars The movie didn't do this justice
Have you ever wanted to visit another world? This is your ticket!
I have a very BIG collection of movie soundtracks/scores and this is one of my favorites. Read more
Published on April 15 2003 by Brittany
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