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Battle: Los Angeles [Soundtrack]

Brian TylerAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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listen20. Abandoning Los Angeles 5:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 8, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B004K7M73C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,875 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tyler Wins The Battle For LA March 16, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Battle: LA by Brian Tyler is a strong, often impressive piece of work. The ideals of honor, sacrifice, battle, hope, life and death that the film didn't quite deliver are captured here, and he explodes them into your headphones.

But where Tyler shines is in introducing some of the best percussion cues since Brad Fiedel's Terminator motif. For now I'll just call them the Primary Snare motif (1-2/3-4-5-6)- strong, determined and deliberate, and the Secondary Snare motif (1-2-3-4-5/6)- almost a reversal and more battle-oriented, but every bit as equal. He also indulges heavily in what seems to be the new trend in composing: adding sub-tonal pulses and rhythm guitar riffs and sweep-picks.

The main theme consists of four 3-note measures that alternately rises and falls on the last note, even as the other notes rise in pitch after the second measure (a-b-c/a-b-C/A-B-c/A-B-C). It's first introduced on rhythm guitar, but also shows up on string and horn as lesser variants and alternates appear frequently as the score progresses.

Some highlights:
Battle: LA Hymn- Intros with the emotional guitar picking heard in the trailer, which segues into an extended variant of the 12-note main theme, supported by faint strings, tonal pulse and choir. At 1:00 it switches into a harder percussion beat accompanied by snares, the strings joining as the guitar theme gets stronger and exchanges higher synths for the choir. At 1:30 it settles into a softer version before changing up again at 2:05 into a brief rock-based tempo accompanied with clavesticks until the outro.

Battle: LA Main Titles- One of the better openings you'll hear.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Ever since Independence Day, I've kind of had a thing for movies where aliens destroy major cities. Unfortunately for me, these types of film don't come around that often. So when I heard about Battle: LA, my hopes were raised. When I saw the trailer, my hopes were raised even higher. Now, if the movie could live up to its excellent soundtrack, then we might have something here.

Highlights Include:
Battle Los Angeles Main Titles
Redemption
Battle Los Angeles
We Are Still Here

Composer Brian Tyler never really caught my eye before simply because most of the work he did was unmemorable produced for studio schlock. With this soundtrack however, I feel that Tyler is a revelation here, showing that he has real talent. He comes out of the Hans Zimmer school, but here it's just an influence and Tyler verges on several other paths so he doesn't feel derivative. This sense of originality kind of sets him apart from several other composers already, since he breathes life in what could have been a tired work.

Tyler conveys all of the tones of the movie very well in the work, as it verges from the epic, to the standard military glory pieces we've seen in years past, to downtrodden, to sad, to yes, even a bit alien. It all works well, and Tyler composes it all effortlessly to the point where I already felt like I was in the movie. Another hard feat he manages to pull of is that even though the album is over in hour in length, I never found myself board listening to it, although I did feel a bit lulled at a few of the slower more emotional pieces towards the middle. Still, tracks like "Redemption," even though they stretch 8 minutes in length, never wear out their welcome.
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After seeing the film "Battle: Los Angeles" I knew I had to go get the soundtrack. After listening to it couple of times, I have to say that the compelling and emotionally charged score is just as impressive as the action sequences of the movie itself. The film begins on a picturesque California beach where a group of gruff combat Marines are going through their paces staying in shape with a morning jog. The main character, a veteran Marine Staff Sergeant played by Aaron Eckhart from "The Dark Knight" is doing his best to keep up with the younger twenty something year olds as he's nearing the end of a long productive career; leaving him with the nagging question of "Where do I go from here?" Nevertheless, fate intervenes in the form of some unexpected events on the California coast when alien aircraft begin their Armageddon-like assault on earth forcing the reluctant Staff Sergeant to hold off his retirement as he mobilizes his forces to the ready as an all out military counter offensive is launched to take back the planet from the relentless alien onslaught. The drama and suspense only builds from there as Eckhart and his Marines execute a daring and dangerous mission to bring the fight to the enemy and rescue innocent civilians caught in the maelstrom. In the process, the characters each discover something unique about themselves as they come together as a unit in a desperate struggle for survival.
The film delivers the gritty raw emotion and teamwork of "Black Hawk Down" and the nail biting suspense and jaw dropping spectacle of "Independence Day." Nonetheless, the film's score composed by Brian Tyler does not disappoint. His musical orchestra talents are right up there with blockbuster soundtrack genius Hans Zimmer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Semper Fi
The first time I watched this movie the music caught my attention. The music soundtrack is awesome and I thought it made a great movie even better.
Published 5 months ago by Christopher Piltz
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A good sound track cd but I wish some of the tracks would have been longer. I listen to it often.
Published 6 months ago by James Hauser
4.0 out of 5 stars movie music
I like listening to the music in that plays in the background of movies, especially action movies. I have quite the collection.
Published 8 months ago by Lori
5.0 out of 5 stars Good soundtrack
I buy soundtracks from time to time to put on my xbox so I can listen to a better grade of music while playing games this one is probably my fav good music for war or competitive... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Darth Maul
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie
A good action movie which ACTUALLY portrays the military in a good light (i.e., not victims of society, drug/alcohol addicts, or low IQ homicidal maniacs), which of course really... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Publius
5.0 out of 5 stars Another hit from Brian Tyler!
The film itself is pretty good, but not a masterpiece by ANY means. I say differently for the score, however, because it IS a masterpiece! Read more
Published 20 months ago by michaec1
4.0 out of 5 stars thumbs up: solid soundtrack
I was pleasantly surprised by this album. My only issue is that many of the tracks are a little too similar to each other so you're hearing a lot of the same notes over and over. Read more
Published 21 months ago by alli
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
I am a writer and enjoy listening to exciting soundtracks for inspiration. This sound track guided me as I wrote battle scenes. Read more
Published on December 28, 2011 by R. M. Putnam
4.0 out of 5 stars Dense tonal colors require a good system to appreciate
Can appreciate where the other reviewers are coming from. Battle: Los Angeles will not play well in cars or lifestyle small boxes. Read more
Published on December 16, 2011 by Dr. J
3.0 out of 5 stars A Solid But Repetitive Soundtrack
I have yet to see the film, but I've heard that it is intense and action packed almost all of the way through. Read more
Published on June 7, 2011 by Jason F. Buchholtz
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