the face of a genius

September 25th, 2004

Hans Zimmer Do you recognize a genius when you see one? You're looking at one right now. Hans Zimmer has composed and co-authored more movie soundtracks than most of us can keep track of here, here's an exhaustive list: show me all of em Not surprisingly, he's done it again. With Harry Gregson-Williams, he turned out yet another magnificent soundtrack for King Arthur. I haven't seen the movie and I don't plan to, it's supposed to be terrible. But the score is another masterpiece. If there was a way to keep a human being alive forever and there was one spot open for all of humanity, I'm hard pressed to find anyone who would be more fitting for it.

Unlike what one enthusiastic soul wrote on cdnow.com, I hardly consider this Hans' best work. There isn't enough substance nor consistency in it to really rank in the top group. But that doesn't mean I haven't been listening to it for 3 straight days and that's how you really identify a genius, a craftsman whose average work is a masterpiece...

All hail the king!!!

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