His Dark Materials Series 2 (Lorne Balfe) (La Materia Oscura 2ª Temporada)
SILVA SCREEN RECORDS (SV SILCD1636 02)
Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction and has sold over 18 million copies worldwide. His Dark Materials series two launched in the UK with over 5.8 million viewers on BBC One and, to date, both series have been requested over 30 million times on BBC iPlayer, with numbers increasing throughout series two.
Alongside the music for series two this release includes a further musical anthology from Lorne Balfe of newly composed principal themes from the second series.
“Writing the score for season two was a fantastic experience due to being able to delve into the musical world of Cittàgazze.” says Lorne. “Recording the score had its challenges due to COVID. Musicians and singers from Inverness, Cardiff, London, Vienna and Bulgaria contributed to this season’s soundtrack and made the music come alive.”
“Penned by Grammy Award-winning composer Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Crown, The Dark Knight), a protegé of Hans Zimmer, the show’s elegant score is awash with spellbinding themes and beautifully twisted backdrops comparable to some of Howard Shore’s work on the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. Without it, one of the most exciting show’s in recent years would be very different”. - NME