Alien vs. Predator (soundtrack)

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Alien vs. Predator Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Harald Kloser
Released August 31, 2004
Recorded London
Genre Soundtrack
Length 60:12
Label Varèse Sarabande VSD-6605
Alien vs. Predator film series soundtrack chronology
Alien vs. Predator
(2004)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Alien vs. Predator is the official soundtrack album of the 2004 science fiction film Alien vs. Predator. Composed by Austrian Harald Kloser, Kloser was chosen by the film's director Paul W. S. Anderson as he was an enthusiastic fan of the series. The score is completely orchestral and was released on August 31, 2004 on Audio CD and Compact Cassette via Varèse Sarabande label.[2]

Reviews[edit]

The soundtrack received mixed reviews from critics. Mike Brennan thought it "lacks the ingenuity of the previous trilogy and the Predator scores, which all shared a strong sense of rhythm in place of thematic content. Kloser throws in some interesting percussion cues ("Antarctica" and "Down the Tunnel"), but more as a sound effect than a consistent motif."[3] John Fallon of JoBlo.com compared it to character development in the movie, "too generic to completely engage or leave a permanent impression."[4] James Christopher Monger of Allmusic awarded the album 3.5 out of 5, and thought Kloser introduced electronic elements well, and called "Alien vs. Predator Main Theme" a, "particularly striking and serves as a continuous creative source for the composer to dip his baton in".[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "1904" – 1:16
  2. "Alien Vs. Predator Main Theme" – 3:29
  3. "Antarctica" – 2:11
  4. "Bouvetøya Island" – 2:09
  5. "Down The Tunnel" – 1:02
  6. "Hanging Bodies" – 1:46
  7. "Southern Lights" – 1:39
  8. "Predator Space Ship" – 1:12
  9. "The Pyramid" – 1:11
  10. "Temple" – 1:11
  11. "Dark World" – 2:56
  12. "History of The World" – 3:21
  13. "Alien Fight" – 3:14
  14. "I Need This" – 1:45
  15. "Weyland's End" – 0:56
  16. "Alien Queen" – 1:36
  17. "Showdown" – 3:23
  18. "The End....or Maybe Not" – 3:31

Selected credits[edit]

  • Conductor [Score], Orchestrated By [Score] – James Brett[6]
  • Edited By [Assistant Music Editor] – Matt Robertson
  • Edited By [Supervising Music Editor] – Andy Glen
  • Executive Producer – Robert Townson
  • Mastered By [Mastering Engineer] – Patricia Sullivan Fourstar
  • Music By – Harald Kloser
  • Music By [Additional] – James Brett, Thomas Schobel, Thomas Wanker
  • Orchestrated By [Additional] – Marcus Trump, Matt Dunkley
  • Programmed By [Sequence Programming By] – Matt Robertson, Thomas Schobel, Thomas Wanker
  • Recorded By [Score], Mixed By [Score] – Geoff Foster
  • Supervised By [Music Supervised For Twentieth Century Fox By] – Michael Knobloch

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r707665
  2. ^ Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
  3. ^ Brennan, Mike (2004-11-01). "Alien vs. Predator score review". Soundtrack.net. Archived from the original on 24 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  4. ^ Fallon, John. "Alien vs Predator review". JoBlo.com. Archived from the original on 29 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  5. ^ Christopher Monger, James. "Alien vs. Predator Original Score". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  6. ^ Harald Kloser: Alien Vs. Predator (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)