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Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Atli Orvarsson Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 20, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Milan Records
  • ASIN: B00DNJ99CA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,755 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Clary Theme
2. City of Bones
3. Your Secret is Safe
4. The Clave's Curse
5. Pretty far from Brooklyn
6. Close the Dome
7. The Mortal Cup
8. The Angel Rune
9. Madame Dorothea
10. Magnus Bane
11. Demon Doll
12. Where's the Cup
13. You're a Morgenstern
14. J.C.
15. She's Not A Mundane
16. Valentine
17. Midnight in the Garden
18. Vampires vs. Werewolves

Editorial Reviews

Directed by Harald Zwart and based on the first book of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, "City of Bones" tells the story of a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, who enters on a quest when here mom is attacked and taken from their home in NYC by a demon.Sony Screen Gem is releasing the film nationwide on August 21 in the USA. The score album features the high energy music by composer Atli Orvarsson (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Eagle...) This score album is being released in conjunction with a songs album released by Republic Records.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and intelligent score. August 23, 2013
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Atli Örvarsson's late replacement of composer Gabriel Yared was quite a shock to veteran film score fans. Yared, who has produced powerful and engaging scores throughout his career (namely his "unofficially released" work for Troy--which was also replaced), was a perfect match for the subject matter. Unfortunately, Yared was replaced; fortunately, Örvarsson was hired. The score he provided us with is a wonderful blending of traditional scoring techniques along with the Media Ventures/Remote Control sound popularized by Hans Zimmer. The themes are strong and memorable, the orchestrations are lush and intelligent (a full orchestra is utilize: strings, percussion, brass, and woodwinds. Woodwinds tend to be left out of MV/RC scores these days, much to their detriment), and the atmosphere is fantastic. All sorts of weird and creative electronics have been expertly layered into the score; though, the manipulation does get a bit abrasive during "Vampires and Werewolves." It's wonderful to hear a gothic fantasy score that has both powerful moments and sensitive moments. Yet, even with the two extremes of blood-pumping action and mournful contemplation, Örvarsson maintains a high dynamic of intensity. The gorgeous main theme is heard right off the bat in "Clary's Theme" and reoccurs much throughout the score. A few secondary themes and motifs weave in and out of the score, but Clary's theme remains at the forefront. While I gave this score a perfect 5 stars, it is really to be considered a strong 4 or a weak 5. Some of the action material is a bit generic and not up to par with the rest of the score. However, this score is one of the highest quality scores of the year, and I highly suggest it for any film score fan's collection. I know that I am certainly happy with it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting, Beautiful, Magical and Worth It. August 20, 2013
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This soundtrack is amazing! Most defiantly one of the best movie scores out this year/ in a while. It has the perfect vibe and knows exactly what it is, which is dark, melancholy and at times, wonderfully uplifting, with powerful and spine chilling crescendos. It is perfect for the film and beautifully illustrates the hidden "shadow world". Also, perfect for the Halloween time!

Clary's Theme which is the same as the Opening, are so incredibly beautiful! I had to buy the single asap from ITunes because it was so wonderful, even though I was going to buy the physical copy of the cd anyways.

Truly, brilliant.

I just love this soundtrack! Atli is a star on the rise!! No wonder Hans Zimmer took him under his wing - this guy has major talent.

Buy this album. Especially if you are fan of the books or film - you will not regret it.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Of Örvarsson's Most Thematically Sound Work October 18, 2013
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Atli Örvarsson really wowed me with his score for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. It managed to craft a mythical soundscape yet sound modern and kick serious ass. I mention Hansel & Gretel because it was at the premiere of that film that Atli got hired for The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. Director Harald Zwart was in attendance and was impressed with Atli's work so much that Atli basically got the job right then and there. Mortal Instruments is a very different score than Hansel & Gretel. Here Atli does indeed craft a beautiful mythological soundscape, but he infuses a sense of wonder and scope into it. There is an edge of mystery and magic behind the music. The score is wonderfully thematic, melodic and ultimately engaging.

The opening theme sets the stage for the wonderful journey that follows. I mentioned crafting a mythology, and the score does indeed do that. The music feels solely part of the world that the movie exists in, and that's important. It gives the listener a grounding quality for the characters in the setting. The music's approach utilizes high-energy melodies and choral arrangements to give it a large scope. The action is also executed in pure Örvarsson style. Övarsson's scores all have this pulsating energy that drives them, and Mortal Instruments continues that. He can build tracks to great effect to give them an epic fantasy scope. The choral work in the score is definitely one of the main draws. It's not as deep and brooding as say Lord Of The Rings, which Shore used to create darkness and impending doom. Here the chorus has enough weight to give it substance yet light enough to keep it ethereal and mystical. The music really ramps up in energy and intensity in the final act, and there are some fantastic action tracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful March 24, 2014
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The music on here is absolutely wonderful. It brings back the emotions from the book series as well as the movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love! March 23, 2014
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I absolutely love this album! I actually listened to the entire thing on youtube before I bought this, and vampires and werewolves (one song I was on the fence about) is actually now one of the top ones on the album I love listening to! Midnight in the Gardens being my all time fav!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A little too much "same" March 9, 2014
By rebmom
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4 stars...I like the music - beautiful orchestration, intriguing melodic passages...but not much variance throughout.
Yes, I realize this is a soundtrack,but even that should have music that keeps you engaged - not skipping to the next
track looking for something that doesn't sound like the last 3...that said, the main themes are interesting (*if your looking
for hard rock, hip hop etc. because this was a teenish movie, this isn't it.)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars That's a very good Soundtrack. I look Forward to see the Movie ...
That's a very good Soundtrack.I look Forward to see the Movie
Many Regards
Roberto Cavallaro
Published 2 days ago by Roberto Cavallaro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Terri Arnette
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Score
Great score, just easy of enjoy it!!! Atli Orvarsson in a great way like his music of Pirates of the Caribbean intervention.
Published 8 months ago by Gabriel Hector Ascierto
5.0 out of 5 stars Great companion to the movie!
If you enjoyed the movie, or the books for those literary people out there, then this is a great instrumental companion for both. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Becca A.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good...I'm Collecting :)
For movies/books I love - if there is a soundtrack, I always get it. This one was pretty good. I really hope there will be more.
Published 11 months ago by Ms. Red
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Magic in every song...
The music is execellent, every song have magis, i love Clary's theme and Magnu's song. The first time i listen the cd i have so many emotions because the songs are really a piece... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this
What a great score. I listen to it all the time. One of my all time favorite movies. Hope they keep the same composer for the other movies.
Published 12 months ago by Michelle Gross
5.0 out of 5 stars Great score
I hadn't heard of Atli Orvarsson before this soundtrack but I have a feeling we will be hearing a lot more from him! Beautiful score to a good movie.
Published 13 months ago by snickersforte
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the movie.
Love this score. If you like musical scores, this is a good one. Easy to place the movie scene to the track you're listening to. Atli Orvarsson's work is great!
Published 13 months ago by Helen M. Ritter
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