Transformers – Arrival To Earth / S. Jablonsky
Transformers is brash, raucous, energetic and, at times, very loud. The action music, of which there is a lot, tends to be underpinned by both electric pulses and synth percussion, relentlessly pounding underneath the impenetrable orchestral carnage churning on the top.
Jablonsky’s technique seems to have been to generate as much energy and testosterone as possible. There are actually several themes which weave through the score, anchored by a positive, major key horn march for the heroic Transformers.
Instrumentation: 1 Fl (a. Alto Fl), 1 Ob, 2 Cl + 1 BCl, 1 Bsn // 4 Hrn, 3 Tpt, 3 Tbn, 1 Tba // Timp + 6 Perc // E-Bass, 2 Synth, Hp // Strings // Chorus (SATB)