SCORE FOR TITANS
March 12, 2021
GODZILLA VS KONG Soundtrack Set for March 26, Score by Tom Holkenborg – 2 Tracks Available Now for Download
WaterTower Music has announced the upcoming release of the original motion picture soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic adventure GODZILLA VS. KONG, the long-awaited showdown between two icons in the feature directed by Adam Wingard.
The soundtrack album features 15 tracks created for the film by Grammy-nominated composer Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, DEADPOOL, ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE). The film will be released nationwide in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX on March 31, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from its theatrical release. It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language.
Today sees the release of the GODZILLA VS. KONG (Battle of the Beasts) EP at these links, allowing fans the opportunity to now hear two tracks early, before the soundtrack release. It features the Titans’ themes “Pensacola, Florida (Godzilla Theme)” and “Skull Island (Kong Theme).”
Holkenborg is abundantly clear about his passion for the project. “I’m a huge fan of Godzilla and Kong! I’ve watched over 35 Godzilla movies over the years, so geeking out with Adam over this film came naturally,” explained the composer. “Kong is such an iconic character with over 90 years of scoring history behind him, and this was a perfect project for me to flex the retro monster orchestral scoring side of my brain, mixed with my very contemporary electronic side – in this case ‘80s sequences and basslines in the vein of John Carpenter. In this score I am trying to emphasize the insanity of Godzilla and the humanity of Kong. In the spirit of the film, it was fun to get my mad scientist coat on and make some monstrous sounds!”
Holkenborg’s artistic choice for Godzilla’s music sees the composer embracing his modern roots, leaning towards a robotic, all electronic score. While his take on Kong is a deep dive into the history of this monster’s score – the previously referenced 90 years of scoring history – combined with sourcing rare instrumentation like stone flutes and marimbas. Tom sampled a custom made 6ft mega bass drum and the biggest bass amp in the world – a 13-foot-tall amp designed by lengendary bass amp maker Ampeg – to give the score its monstrous elements.
– via WaterTower Music